Indian Navy Day
Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on 4 December. Naval Personnel is remembered on this day. Navy Day is celebrated as a celebration of the victory of the Indian Navy in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. On 3 December, our airspace and border area were attacked by the Pakistani Army. This attack started the 1971 war.
‘Operation Trident’ was launched to give a befitting reply to Pakistan. The operation was launched with a target of Karachi headquarters of the Pakistani Navy. An invading naval group consisting of a missile boat and two warships attacked a group of ships off the coast of Karachi. For the first time in this war, the ship was attacked with an anti-ship missile. Many ships of Pakistan were destroyed in this operation. During this, the oil tankers of Pakistan were also destroyed.
The Pakistan Navy was shattered after the Karachi Harbor fuel storage was destroyed. The flames in Karachi’s oil tankers could also be seen from a distance of 60 km. It is noteworthy that the fire at the Karachi oil depot could not be extinguished for seven days which evidently proves the mighty power and bravery of our prestigious Indian Navy.
Indian Navy Day is celebrated commemorating the strength and bravery of the Indian Navy that won the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971. On 4 December 1971, the Indian Navy attacked the Karachi naval base of Pakistan under ‘Operation Trident’. Keeping in view the success of this operation, Naval Day is celebrated every year on 4 December.
The Indian Navy is a maritime wing of the Indian Armed Forces which was earlier known as the Royal Indian Navy. However, it was later named the Royal Indian Navy. After the independence of India, the Navy was re-formed in 1950 and was named it Indian Navy.
Every Indian is proud of the Indian Navy and salutes them for their selfless service with the motto of “Nation First”. Today If India is a super war power in the sea it is all courtesy of the Indian Navy which ensures the sea and ocean boundaries of India from all directions are secured always. TDA salutes the Indian Navy! Jai Hind!