Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba,
released a book titled ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’ – chronicling the Indian Navy’s
History from 2001-10 at a function in the National capital on December fourth..
The unveiling was a part of an At Home function
held at the Navy House in the presence of President Ramnath Kovind, and the
Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. A large number of dignitaries from both
India and abroad were present at the function. The Indian Navy celebrates Navy
Day every year on 04 December to commemorate its offensive actions during the
1971 war with Pakistan.
The book has been authored by Vice Admiral Anup
Singh, who retired as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval
Command in 2011. It is the sixth volume of the Navy’s history; the first five
having covered the period from 1945 to 2000.
This unique undertaking by the Indian Navy can be
traced back to 1968, when the Service established a History Cell. The idea was
collation and subsequent analysis of historical data relevant to the evolution
of the Navy. Generally, each such volume has covered the period of a decade,
and it has been a tradition to release it on the occasion of Navy Day.