President’s Colour to INS Valsura

The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Valsura has been awarded the prestigious President’s Colour by President Ram Nath Kovind.


To mark this occasion, a guard of honour of 150-men was presented to the President and a ceremonial parade was held.

About President’s Colour Award

It is the highest award or honour that can be bestowed upon any of India’s military units. This award is also called ′Nishaan′ as it is an emblem that will be worn by the bestowed units’ officers on their left-hand sleeve of the uniform. This awards presentation acts as an acknowledgment of the receiving unit’s meritorious service. Although the practice of carrying the President’s Colour Award into battle has ceased, the custom of receiving, holding, and parading it is still practiced in the Armed Forces. This award can be bestowed on a military unit as a sign of recognition of exceptional service rendered to the country, both during war and peace.

About INS Valsura

In 1942 INS Valsura was established. It is one of Indian Navy’s premier training establishment. INS Valsura has been entrusted with the responsibility of training the sailors and officers who are part of the Indian Navy, and Coast Guard. Foreign countries having a friendly relationship with India are also trained here. Training is imparted on electronics, electrical, information technology, and weapon systems.




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