Naval Day is celebrated every year on 4 December all over the country. Naval soldiers are remembered on this day. Navy Day is celebrated as a celebration of the victory of the Indian Navy in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971. 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 by targeting the headquarters of Karachi of Pakistan Navy. An invading 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 attack. During this, the oil tankers of Pakistan were also destroyed.
Karachi oil depot kept burning for seven days : Pakistan Navy had broken its back due to the destruction of Karachi Harbor Fuel Storage. The flames in Karachi's oil tankers could also be seen from a distance of 60 km. The fire at the Karachi oil depot could not be extinguished for 7 days.
Why is Navy Day celebrated only on 4 December? Naval Day is celebrated commemorating the strength and bravery of the Indian Navy who won the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971. Under the 'Operation Trident', the Indian Navy attacked Karachi Naval Base in Pakistan on December 4, 1971. Had given. Keeping in view the success of this operation, Naval Day is celebrated every year on 4 December.
History of Indian Navy: Indian Navy is a marine organ of the Indian Army, which was established in 1612. The East India Company formed an army as the East India Company's Marine to protect its ships, which was later named Royal Indian Navy. After the independence of India, the Navy was re-formed in 1950 and renamed the Indian Navy.