President Draupadi Murmu awarded the President's Color to INS Dronacharya
On March 16, 2023, President Draupadi Murmu presented the "President's Colour" to INS Dronacharya at Kochi.
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He also visited India's first indigenously built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at the Cochin Shipyard.
President Murmu praised the aircraft carrier as a shining example of Atmanirbhar Bharat and said that India is among the very few countries that have the capability to build an aircraft carrier with indigenous technology.
About President's Color Award
The President's Color is the most prestigious decoration awarded by the President to a unit for outstanding service to the nation.
The highest military honour is an award given to military units for exceptional dedication and bravery in service.
Eligibility requires a minimum of 25 years of service and outstanding contribution to the military community.
It was instituted on May 27, 1951 and is considered one of the most prestigious military awards.
The award recognizes the collective efforts and sacrifices of a unit in defending their country, maintaining peace and order and upholding military values.
About INS Dronacharya
INS Dronacharya is responsible for training the Sagar Prahari Bal and is also the Navy's primary centre for training various nations in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
INS Dronacharya is a training establishment of the Indian Navy located in Kochi, Kerala.
It was commissioned in 1989 and provides training to naval personnel in various technical fields.
It also conducts research and development activities in the field of marine technology and provides consultancy services to the Indian Navy and other organisations.
INS Dronacharya has played an important role in the training of the submarine arm of the Indian Navy and is named after Dronacharya, the renowned warrior and teacher.
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