Why India celebrates Navy Day on December 4? There are interesting facts behind it
Mumbai: Navy Day in India is celebrated on 4 December every year to recognize the achievements and role of the Indian Navy to the country. December 4 was chosen as on that day in 1971, during Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel.
2021 is being celebrated as ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of India’s victory in the 1971 war.
The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces and is led by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief. The Chief of the Naval Staff is the head of the military staff of the Indian Navy. Admiral R Hari Kumar took over as the new Chief of the Naval Staff on Tuesday.
The 1971 war started on 3 December, when Pakistan attacked Indian airspace and border area. This operation was carried out by the Navy to answer the Pakistani. This operation was started by targeting the headquarters of the Pakistani Navy, which was in Karachi.
In this attack by India, 3 Vidyut class missile boats, 2 antisubmarine, and a tanker were involved. India planned to attack Pakistan at night because Pakistan did not have such aircraft, which could bomb at night. In this war, 5 soldiers of Pakistan were killed and more than 700 were injured. Due to the celebration of this victory, December 4 is celebrated as Navy Day.