Indian Navy Day is celebrated on every fourth of December as it admires the launch of the operation
‘Trident’ in 1971 in the India-Pakistan war. It had sent three missile boats which were Nirghat,
Veer and Nipat. It approached Pakistan. Specifically to the Naval headquarters located in Karachi at the utmost speed.
Fourth of December, the Navy Day is celebrated as a tribute to our fearless and valiant Soldiers serving us at the sea day and night.
Let us know more about its history. On December 3 in the year of 1971, Pakistan had launched an invasion on the Indian Air Bases
during the India-Pakistan war. As a retaliating answer, India launched the operation ‘Trident’ and fired three missile boats towards
Pakistan as a revenge move. The three boats were named as — Nirghat, Veer and Nipat. The planning of this attack was done at
night knowing the fact that Pakistan did not possess any weapon or aircraft which would bomb in darkness. As of this retaliation attack,
Pakistan lost its four vessels which included PNS Khaibar.
A huge mass of soldiers was killed in this destructive attack. The Indian Navy sank four vessels which included a Minesweeper,
a Destroyer as well as an ammunition supplying ship.
The Indian Navy Day is commemorated in India in the memory of this lionhearted attack done in 1971. Even today,
the east Naval Command situated in Visakhapatnam assembles a practical exposition to unveil the strength and skills
possessed by the Naval Submarines, the ships, the aircrafts as well as the other forces.
The celebration begins with the wreath-laying ceremony located at the Rk Beach in the war memorial.
Along with the celebration of the Indian Navy Day other events and tournaments are also organised which includes open sea swimming tournaments and competition. School kids and Visitors are allowed to come upon these ships.