naval force holds sustained operations to secure India’s national maritime
interests, said Vice Admiral, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval
Command, Girish Luthra, in his address at the event ‘Maritime India
and Indian Navy’ held to commemorate 71st Independence Day by
Indian Merchant Chambers of Commerce(IMC) on 11th Aug.
brought out the importance of the maritime domain and the advantage possessed
by India owing to its geographic disposition in the Indian Ocean. The Vice
Admiral also brought out the various roles of the Indian Navy in defending the
country’s interest both in war and peace, and in promoting stability and
highlighted that the Indo-Pacific region is central to global and regional
developments and that emerging geopolitics have a strong maritime orientation.
He provided details related to centrality of the seas in growth and development
and covered aspects related to new government initiatives for Blue Economy
including Project Sagarmala for Port led development of industrialisation,
trade and commerce.
Kanodia, President, IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Ms Nayantara
Jain, President IMC Ladies Wing welcomed the guests and applauded the armed
forces for preserving the country’s Independence.
on the occasion, Mrs Preeti Luthra, President Naval Wives Welfare Association
(NWWA) brought out how the association provides support to the families of
naval personnel when they are away on deployments guarding the frontiers. She
informed the audience of various social outreach activities of NWWA. Also
speaking on the occasion, Lieutenant Meenakshi Pandey of the Indian Navy,
elaborated on the topic “Life of a woman Indian Naval Officer”.