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Indian Armed forces mark Yoga Day across land and sea

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The participants perform Yoga, on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Yoga - 2016, at Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam on June 21, 2016. A PIB photo

NEW DELHI (PTI): Indian Armed forces on Tuesday marked the second International Yoga Day across the country by performing 'aasanas' at several events including on warships.

Apart from holding yoga camps in units across the country, the Indian Navy and Coast Guard also organised programmes on ships like INS Airavat, Virat and ICGS Sagar.

Personnel on Indian ships out in the Pacific Ocean also celebrated the day by performing different aasanas.

"#IYD2016 Yoga by our brave sailors & officers at sea in NW Pacific ocean & in S Korea this morning," the Indian Navy tweeted.

Yoga camps were held at places ranging from Andaman and Nicobar Islands to high altitude areas where units of armed forces are posted.

Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, IAF Chief Arup Raha and Coast Guard Director General Rajendra Singh took part in the events.

The Army Chief participated in a programme organised at the Parade Day ground at Delhi Cantonment, while the Air Force Chief attended an event at Wellingdon Camp, Air Force Station in Delhi.

The Coast Guard Director General was part of the Yoga day event at the CG headquarters in Delhi.

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