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Navy's history chronicled in a book titled- ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’ Released by Chief of Naval Staff

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.

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