Mumbai: The Naval Investiture Ceremony - 2020 was held at INS Shikra on Wednesday, wherein Western Naval Command (WNC) Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar 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, an Indian Navy spokesperson said.
The C-in-C also presented Unit Citations to INS Hansa and INS Sindhuvijay.
He also acknowledged the contribution of all the family members of the awardees for their unstinted support to the service personnel in performance of their duty.