Indian Naval Day Celebrations @ Gateway of India, Mumbai

Navy of the India plays a great role in securing the marine borders of the country.  To commemorate attack of Indian Navy on the Karachi harbor during 1972 Indo-Pak war, Indian Navy celebrates 4th December as Navy Day.  In order to celebrate this occasion, the Western Naval Command of the Indian navy (headquarter is Mumbai) bring their ships and sailors for making the celebration excellent. Been there to witness the celebrations and was awestruck. Tunes of the Indian Navy band, Rhythmic dance by the Sea Cadet Corps, Rescue demonstration by the choppers and finally the beautiful parade by Navy soldiers made the evening an unforgettable experience. Sharing herewith some shots of the proceedings….

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Indian Tricolor and Flags of Indian Navy during Beating Retreat Parade off Gateway of India on 4th December 2013

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A member of Sea Cadet Corp performing on the tunes of Navy Band during Beating Retreat Parade off Gateway of India on 4th December 2013

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A member of Indian Navy Band performing during Beating Retreat Parade off Gateway of India on 4th December 2013

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A Navy Sailor descending from the Chetak Helicopter for a mock rescue demonstration off Gateway of India on 4th December 2013

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Indian Navy chopper ‘Chetak’ doing some maneuvers before a rescue demonstration off Gateway of India on Indian Navy Day

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Another angle – Indian Navy chopper ‘Chetak’ doing some maneuvers before a rescue demonstration off Gateway of India on Indian Navy Day

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Indian Navy work horse ‘Westland Seaking’ chopper doing maneuver during a rescue demonstration off Gateway of India on Indian Navy Day

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Seaking readies and steadies it for the rescue demonstration off Gateway of India on Indian Navy Day

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The daredevils at work… Commandos of Indian Navy demonstrating the rescue operation off Seaking chopper on Indian Navy Day on December 4th, 2013

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Pic 2 : The daredevils at work… Commandos of Indian Navy demonstrating the rescue operation off Seaking chopper on Indian Navy Day on December 4th, 2013

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Pic 3 : The daredevils at work… Commandos of Indian Navy demonstrating the rescue operation off Seaking chopper on Indian Navy Day on December 4th, 2013

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Westland Seaking…. Pride of Indian Navy

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Indian Navy Band during Beating Retreat Ceremony

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Indian Tricolor furling through Chetak….

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Salutes to the Indian Navy

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They Came, They Won and there they disappear in the blue skies…

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Pic 1 : Indian Sailors performing during the Beating retreat ceremony

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Pic 2 : Indian Sailors performing during the Beating retreat ceremony

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Pic 3 : Indian Sailors performing during the Beating retreat ceremony

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Pic 4 : Indian Sailors performing during the Beating retreat ceremony

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