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President's Colour Award for Naval Aviation

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 02, Sep 2021
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  • President Ram Nath Kovind will award the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at a ceremonial parade to be held at INS Hansa, Goa
  • The President’s Colour is the highest honour bestowed on a military unit in recognition of its exceptional service to the nation
  • The Indian Navy was the first amongst the Indian Armed Forces to be awarded the President’s Colour on 27 May 1951 by Dr Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India
  • Indian Naval Aviation came into being with acquisition of the first Sealand aircraft on 13 Jan 1951 and commissioning of INS Garuda, the first Naval Air Station, on 11 May 1953.