As part of the Independence Day celebrations, Indian Naval Ships (INS) have travelled to foreign ports in six continents to carry out various activities and programs on Aug.15, 2022.
The ships docked in ports at Muscat, Singapore, Mombasa, London, Perth, San Diego and Brazil hoisted the Indian Flag in the presence of diaspora and distinguished local dignitaries. The Indian missions also organised several events abroad the ships as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
At the San Diego harbour, INS Satpura created history as the first Indian naval warship to reach the west coast of the United States. The ship hoisted the tricolor in the presence of the Indian diaspora and distinguished local dignitaries on the historic 75th Independence Day. It will also embark on a 75-lap Run at San Diego naval base, each of the laps will be dedicated to 75 stalwarts of India’s Freedom Struggle.
INS Tarangini was welcomed at the West India Docks in Canary Wharf, United Kingdom for Independence day celebrations amid loud cheer by the Indian Diaspora on Sunday. The flag hoisting was done by Navy crew on board in middle of the sea. The Navy personnel also paid tribute to the fallen Indian soldiers during the two World Wars during the event.
The Tiranga in Perth was hoisted on INS Sumedha in the presence of veterans and members of the Australian Defence Forces at Freemantle Port. The Indian Navy band also participated in the India Day Parade organized by Consulate in association with Indian Society of Western Australia (ISWA).
Chief of Australian Navy Vice Admiral Mark Hammond said, “The Royal Australian Navy congratulates India on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Independence and the evolution of their Navy into one of the world’s finest and most respected.”
Large crowds of Indian diaspora were present at the Mombasa Port in Kenya to witness the hoisting of the tricolor on INS Tabar, at the Changi Naval Base in Singapore on INS Saryu and at the Rio de Janeiro port on INS Tarkash.
In Muscat a 'Colors Ceremony' was held onboard INS Chennai. Rear Admiral Sameer Saxena, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet and Ambassador Amit Narang witnessed the ceremonial raising of the Indian Tricolor. INS Kochi also docked at Muscat to be part of the celebrations.