Mr Pandit Nehru to day went aboard I.N.S. "Mysore" to watch combined sea and air?
Mr Pandit Nehru to day went aboard I.N.S. "Mysore" to watch combined sea and air exercises off Bombay.
Accompanying Mr Nehru on the "MYsore" were Mr Krishna Lenon, Union Defence Minister, Mr Sri Prakasa, Governor of Bombay, Mr Y. B. Chavan, Chief Minister, Vice Admiral Sir Stephen Carlill, Chief of the Naval Staff, and Mrs Indira Gandhi.
The Prime Minister went aboard the ship at noon, and was received by Rear-Admiral R.D. Katari, Flag-Officer commanding Indian Fleet. He inspected a guard of honour on the quarter deck, when the ship's band was in attendance.
Mr Nehru, in a speech delivered from the "Mysore's" quarter deck ( she is the flagship of the Indian Navy) said that guns were not enough for the preservation and consolidation of India's hard- won freedom.
Above all, unity, courage and heart and will to labour were necessary to maintain our freedom and to enable the nation to meet the challenge in the changing world, he said.
The Prime Minister expressed his happiness at the opportunity of seeing officers and men of the navy at work and play and watching the exercises.