Daredevil stunts mark Navy Week celebrations in GujaratBy ANI
Thursday, December 9, 2010
PORBANDAR - To mark Navy Week celebrations, officials of the Indian Navy put on a display of daredevil stunts and conducted mock rescue operations in the coastal city of Porbandar.
The celebrations included various performances by the Navy officers like shooting, mock rescue operations with the help of helicopters, shifting goods from one ship to another under emergency conditions.
Surendra Ahuja, a captain with the Indian Navy, said that the Indian Navy is ready to face any challenge.
“Our job is not only related to war. Whenever some tragedy takes place or some humanitarian issue like the Tsunami, at that time all the ships of Indian Navy helped in all places like Andaman and Nicobar, Visakhapatnam. Our Indian Navy ships also went to Indonesia. So our Indian Navy ships are used for other purposes other than just preparing for war,” he said.
The civilian public is also permitted to be a part of Navy Week celebrations, and many visited the military ships and saw air displays.
Indian Navy Day is celebrated on December 4. (ANI)