The President releases Naval History Book
New Delhi.The traditional ‘At Home’ function hosted by the Chief of Naval Staff at the Navy house was well attended by dignitaries from the Government and the Armed Forces. Apart from the President Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil, other notable dignitaries present included the Prime Minister, Vice President, Raksha Mantri, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff the Defence Minister of France Mr. Harve Morin and Commander of the US Pacific Command (PACOM) Admiral Robert Willard. During the event, the supreme commander of Indian Armed Forces released the final book in the trilogy on Naval history by Late Vice Admiral GM Hiranandani, viz ‘Transition to Guardianship’. The book deals with the great strides that the Indian Navy had made from 1990 – 2000 as it increased its sphere of influence form the shores of Africa, in the west, to the continent of Australia, in the east.