IN PHOTOS: PM Modi unveils Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj statue in Sindhudurg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled the grand statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Rajkot Fort in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district. Pics/BJP/X

Updated On: 2023-12-04 06:41 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

PM Modi also paid homage to the rich maritime heritage of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who constructed several coastal and sea forts, including the Sindhudurg Fort. Pics/BJP/X

The Maratha empire founder's seal inspired the new naval ensign that was adopted last year when PM Modi commissioned the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant

PM Modi also witnessed the operational demonstration by Indian Navy on the occasion of Navy Day

PM attended a programme marking the 'Navy Day 2023' celebrations at Sindhudurg and witnessed the 'Operational Demonstrations' by Indian Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and special forces from the Tarkarli beach

Every year, on the occasion of Navy Day, there is a tradition of organising 'operational demonstrations' by the Indian Navy's ships, submarines, aircraft and special forces

Prime Minister Modi on Monday said the government is committed to increasing the strength of women in the armed forces

"Today, India is setting bigger targets for itself and is utilising its full potential to achieve those targets," PM Modi said

PM Modi said that India is giving unprecedented support to port-led development. "Merchant shipping is also being encouraged. India is moving towards utilising the potential of its oceans

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