Q. With reference to the President’s Colour, consider the following statements:
1. It is the highest honour bestowed on a military unit in recognition of its exceptional service to the nation.
2. The Indian Army was the first amongst the Indian Armed Forces to be awarded the President’s Colour.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

As per the latest announcement from the government of India, the President of India will award the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Aviation at the ceremonial parade to be held at INS Hansa, Goa. 

About the President’s Colour: 

President’s Colour is the highest honour bestowed on a military unit in recognition of its exceptional service to the nation.  (Statement 1 is correct). 

The Indian Navy was the first amongst the Indian Armed Forces to be awarded the President’s Colour in 1951. (Statement 2 is incorrect). 

Subsequent recipients of the President’s Colour in the Navy include Southern Naval Command, Eastern Naval Command, Western Naval Command, Eastern Fleet, Western Fleet, Submarine Arm, INS Shivaji and the Indian Naval Academy. 

Source: Naval Aviation to get President’s Colour 

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