‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’ Chronicling the Indian Navy’s History from 2001-10

  • Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Chief of the Naval Staff, released a book titled ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’ – chronicling the Indian Navy’s History from 2001-10.
  • The unveiling was a part of an At Home function held at the Navy House in the presence of  Sh. Ramnath Kovind, the President of India and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. 
  • The Indian Navy celebrates Navy Day every year on 04 December 2018 to commemorate its offensive actions during the 1971 war.
  • 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.
  • This is, in fact, 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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