Naval Investiture Ceremony was held in New Delhi today to felicitate naval personnel who have demonstrated leadership, professional achievements and distinguished service of high order at INS India.
Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff, conferred the Distinguished Service Awards announced on the Republic Day this year to the recipients.
Eight medals which included one Yudh Seva Medal, one Nao Sena Medal and six Vishisht Seva Medal were awarded.
The event is traditionally conducted as a ceremonial parade centrally for all awardees of the Indian Navy. However, in view of the prevailing pandemic, the ceremony is being conducted locally by each Command of the Navy.
The award ceremony was witnessed by a limited number of senior dignitaries of the Indian Navy and the spouses of the awardees.