Mumbai: Indian Navy Day marks every day on December 4 to acknowledge and awe the role and achievements of the Indian Navy, the day holds his history and significance to launch of Operation Trident.
Several events are scheduled by the Naval officials to observe this noteworthy day, a theme is proposed every year to celebrate Navy Day.
The theme of the Navy Week 2021 is ‘Indian Navy – Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive’.
In 1971, during the India-Pakistan war, Pakistan launched an offensive on Indian airbases on the evening of December 3. India, in response to their attack, dispatched 3 missile boats towards Karachi at maximum speed, Nirghat, Veer and Nipat. During Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank 4 Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel. Those killed during the Indo-Pakistan War are also remembered.
The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces led by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief. The Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is considered the Father of the Indian Navy.
The Indian Navy is to celebrate the day this year as ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ as it shall be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the victory in the 1971 war. The Indian Navy was established by the East India Company in 1612. Later it was named as Royal India Navy and post-Independence, it was reconstituted as the Indian Navy in 1950.