President Ram Nath Kovind awarded the President’s Colour to INS Shivaji, the country’s premier naval training institute, at a ceremonial parade in Lonavala, 75 km from Pune city
- INS Shivaji was first commissioned in 1945 as His Majesty’s Indian Ship (HMIS) ‘Shivaji’.
- More than two lakh officers and sailors of the marine engineering branch of the Navy, Coast Guard and friendly foreign countries have been trained in this institution till date.
Important Info :
- The President’s Colour ranks high among the honours bestowed upon a military unit in recognition of the exceptional service rendered to the nation, in peace or war.
Source : The Hindu