#DidYouKnow: Why India commemorates Navy Day on December 4th
The Indian Marine Forces commemorated Navy Day on 4 December. If you’re wondering why the 4th of December is celebrated as the Indian Navy Day, read on.
The day honors the power and courage of the Navy men who brought victory to the nation in the Indo-Pak Battle of 1971.
The day before, on 3 December 1971, Pakistan’s assault on our airfields along the frontier led to a battle.
Operation Trident, a lethal attack by the Indian Navy, sank four Pakistani vessels and destroyed fuel areas in Karachi harbor. In the attack, 500 Pakistani Navy men were killed.
INS Nipat, INS Nirghat and INS Veer were all involved in the attack.
The 90-minute process continued on 4 December 1971. Around 2:00 p.m., the Indian Navy fleet jumped from Gujarat’s Okha Port to Pakistani waters.
Our people approached about 70 miles south of Karachi when the Indian Navy’s fleet discovered that an enemy ship was moving in. The attack lasted more than an hour. In total, India launched six missiles. Not only did the Indian Navy fleet destroy four Pakistani ships, but it also returned without any of the actions of a single man.
Without further losses on the Indian hand, this mission was considered to be one of the most efficient in modern naval history after World War II.