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PRESIDENT’S COLOUR PRESENTED TO NAVAL AVIATION AT INS HANSA

PRESIDENT’S COLOUR PRESENTED TO NAVAL AVIATION AT INS HANSA

Context:

On 06 Sep 2021, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Honorable President of India, presented the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at INS Hansa, Goa.

About the Event:

  • To mark this historic occasion, a ceremonial parade with a 150-men Guard of Honour was presented to the President.

President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation:

  • The Award of the President’s Color to Indian Naval Aviation is a tribute to the yeoman service offered during the time of peace and war.
  • Over the past seven decades, it has evolved into a modern, technologically advanced and powerful force, with more than 250 aircraft including Fighters, Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft, Helicopters and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

Indian Naval Aviation:

  • It came into being with the acquisition of the first Sealand aircraft on 13 January 1951 and the commissioning of INS Garuda, at Kochi on 11 May 1953.
  • Today, Naval Aviation has nine Air Stations and three Navy Air Enclaves, along the Indian coast and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • It is an important part of the main roles of the Indian Navy - Military, Diplomatic, Constabulary and Benign.

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