Navy Day celebrations begin in Kochi

December 1st, 2007 - 1:40 pm ICT by admin  

By Juhan Samuel
Kochi, Dec 1 (ANI): The week-long Navy Day celebrations have commenced at the Southern Naval Command with a variety of military exercises and entertainment programmes, including air shows and naval expos.
One of the main attractions was, Commander Rajiv Ashok and his wife Lieutenant Commander Reshmi Singh sky diving from 4500 ft.
The duo have been participating in the Navy Week for the past few years and jumping from heights above 14000 feet.
After a successful jump and safe landing, we are very happy to take part in this years celebration. Though we planned to jump together from 6000 feet, but due to the bad weather and non-availability of parachute, we jump in singles, said Rashmi.
The operational demonstration of the Navys firepower, display of missile, guns and other equipments used on war ships will be show during the Navy Week.
Naval band performances, football championship and medical camps will be organised as part of the celebrations, which will conclude on December 8.
Every year, the Indian Navy celebrates December 4 as Navy Day to commemorate the Indian Navy’s daring attack on Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.
Naval officers will pay tribute to the people who sacrificed their lives for that victory on this day. (ANI)

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