Suva: Fiji on Wednesday celebrated Independence Day of India by hoisting India’s national flag.
INS Sahyadri paraded the Guard & the flag was hoisted by Vishwas Sapkal, High Commissioner of India to Fiji, with Capt Shantanu Jha, CO INS Sahyadri & Capt Manish Rai DA.
This was the first instance where an Indian Naval Ship celebrated India’s Independence Day at Fiji. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo also wished the nation on the 72nd Independence Day.
Pompeo in a statement said, “On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes to the people and government of India on their Independence Day. Since gaining its independence 71 years ago today, India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity, and the rule of law-values shared by the United States.”