Postal Stamp Image : MISSILE DESTROYER 1117 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 12/02/1984
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1117
Stamp Information : PRESIDENT'S REVIEW OF THE FLEET The review of the Nation's fleet of warships, by the Heads of the State, is a ceremonial occasion, originating many centuries ago. The earliest record available is that of the Review of the Royal Navy by King Edward III as early as in 1415. Originally, the Review was an opportunity for the Head of State to satisfy himself on the operational readiness of his ships to wage of war at sea. With the passage of time, Reviews were held to mark important events like a coronation, notable anniversaries, visits of important state guests etc. The Indian Navy is normally reviewed by the President, in his capacity as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, once during his tenure in office. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of the Republic of India, was also the first to review the Indian Fleet on 10October 1953. Dr. Radhakrishnan, who was scheduled to do so on 20 April 1964, could not review the Fleet because of an eye alignment, and the Review was conducted instead by the then Defence Minister, Shri Y. B. Chavan. Dr. Radhakrishnan, however, reviewed the Fleet at sea in 1966. The next Review took place, during the Presidency of Shri V.V. Giri, on 28 December 1969. Shri F. A. Ahmed reviewed the Fleet on 11 January 1976. The sixth Review is being held on 12th February 1984, off the Gateway of India, Bombay. (Text courtesy: Indian Navy). Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a se-tenant set of four commemorative stamps on this occasion.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Designs The se-tenant set is a composite picture depicting the three dimensional strike capability of the Indian Navy, silhouettes of an aircraft carrier and a vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft, a missile destroyer and a submarine. The three elements viz. the sky, the surface and the ocean depths are represented by a circular band in three shades of blue. The Naval Ensign is repeated in each of the four stamp of the se-tenant. The co-authors of the se-tenant are Captain Anil Dhir, IN and Sudarshan Dheer. The First Day Cover depicts a warship bristling with deadly weapons, the Naval Ensign fluttering proudly in the breeze and the naval crest. The cancellation is an adaptation of the logo of the President's Review representing "Power at Sea". Both the First day Cover and the cancellation have been designed by Commander S. Sekhar, IN.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 7.82 x 5.7
Postal Stamp Print Size : 7.82 x 5.7 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 16
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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