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President presents the President’s Standard to 22nd Missile Vessel Squadron of Indian Navy in Mumbai

President Ram Nath Kovind today presented the President’s Standard to the 22nd Missile Vessel Squadron, also known as the Killer Squadron of Indian Navy in Mumbai. Nishan Adhikari Lt. Yuddhi Suha received the standard from the President. It is the highest honour bestowed by the Supreme Commander to a military unit in recognition of service rendered to the nation.

In his address, the President congratulated all officers and sailors associated with the squadron for achieving this feat. He said, the timing of this award could not have been more befitting as our nation is celebrating ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’.

The emerging geopolitical challenges in the indo-pacific region present India with an opportunity to play a pivotal role. Mr Kovind also appreciated the role of the Navy in relief and rescue operations in humanitarian crises and natural disasters. He said, Navy played a critical role in repatriation of Indian citizens during COVID-19 and rescue operations during Cyclone Tauktae.

To mark the occasion, a Special Day Cover was also released by the Postal Department. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R. Hari Kumar and other dignitaries were present for the ceremony.

The Indian Navy was awarded the President’s Colours on 27th May 1951 by the then President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad. The President’s Standard is the same honour as the President’s Colours, awarded to a relatively smaller military formation or unit.


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