Visakhapatnam, Dec 8 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind today awarded Presidential Colours to the submarine arm of the Indian Navy that is celebrating its golden jubilee.

The event, held at the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) here, was attended by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Flag Office Commanding-in-Chief of ENC Vice-Admiral Karambir Singh and other senior officers of the force.

The president, who was on his maiden visit to a naval formation, was given a 21-gun salute upon his arrival at the ENC headquarters for the ceremony.

He also inspected a guard of honour at the INS Circars Parade Ground.

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