New Delhi. Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Sunil Lanba released ‘Blue Waters Ahoy!’, a book chronicling the Indian Navy’s history from 2001-10 in New Delhi on December 4.
The book unveiling was a part of an At Home function held at the Navy House in the presence of President and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Ramnath Kovind.
A large number of dignitaries from both India and abroad were present at the function.
The Indian Navy celebrates Navy Day every year on December 4 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.