PIB, Sept 30
The Naval Investiture Ceremony - 2020 for Western Naval Command (WNC) was held at INS Shikra on 30 Sep 20. Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar , Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command presented gallantry and distinguished service awards to recipients. The FOC-in-C (West) also presented Unit Citations to selected Units for their contributions in the past year.
The investiture ceremony commenced with a 50 men Guard of Honour inspected by Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar followed by the award of 12 medals which included one Bar to Nausena Medal (Gallantry), three Nausena Medals (Gallantry), three Nausena Medals (Devotion to Duty), three Vishisht Seva Medals , one Capt Ravi Dhir Memorial Gold Medal for promoting Flight Safety and one Jeevan Raksha Padak for displaying courage and alacrity in saving life.
The C-in-C also presented Unit Citations to INS Hansa and INS Sindhuvijay and acknowledged the contribution of all the family members of the awardees for their unstinted support to the service personnel in performance of their duty.