Western Fleet Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Western Fleet Celebrates Golden Jubilee

The Western Fleet of the Indian Navy is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, having been formally constituted on 01 March 1968. With modest beginnings in its nascent years, the Fleet has, over the last 50 years, grown into a formidable surface force and has been at the forefront of almost all operations executed by the Navy during this period. With a multitude of assets, ranging from the aircraft carrier and destroyers to tankers and patrol vessels, the Fleet has the flexibility to deploy in any role across the full spectrum of missions.

Aerial View of INS Vikramaditya

The Western Fleet celebrating its Golden Jubilee on board INS Vikramaditya

To commemorate the event, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, took salute at ceremonial divisions onboard INS Vikramaditya on 08 March 2018. Simultaneous divisions were also held onboard all Western Fleet ships.

Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, took salute at ceremonial divisions onboard INS Vikramaditya

The Western Fleet is celebrating its journey over the last five decades that have witnessed it's rise towards becoming a professional and potent blue water force. Some important operations that the Western Fleet has participated include the Indo-Pak war of 1971, Operations Cactus, Pawan, Rahat, Sukoon and Madad. On the occasion of its Golden Jubilee, the personnel of the western fleet renewed their pledge to the nation, to be exemplary in peace and victorious in war.

Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, addressing at ceremonial divisions onboard INS Vikramaditya