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Western Fleet celebrates Golden Jubilee

Friday, March 09, 2018
By A Staff Reporter

The Sword Arm of the Navy, the Western Fleet, is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, having been formally constituted on March 1, 1968. With a modest beginnings in its nascent years, the Fleet has, over the last 50 years, grown into a formidable surface force and has been at the forefront of almost all operations executed by the Navy during this period.

With a multitude of assets, ranging from the aircraft carrier and destroyers to tankers and patrol vessels, the Fleet has the flexibility to deploy in any role across the full spectrum of missions.

To commemorate the event, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Western Naval Command, took salute at ceremonial divisions onboard INS Vikramaditya today, at the Mumbai anchorage. Simultaneous divisions were also held onboard all Western Fleet ships at anchorage off Mumbai.

The Western Fleet is celebrating its journey over the last five decades that have witnessed its rise towards becoming a professional and potent blue water force. Some important operations that the Western Fleet has participated in include the Indo-Pak war of 1971, Operation Cactus, Operation Pawan, Operation Rahat, Operation Sukoon and Operation Madad.

On the occasion of its Golden Jubilee, the men and women of the ‘Sword Arm’ renewed their pledge to the nation, to be exemplary in peace and victorious in war.

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