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04th December: Indian Navy Day

The day is observed to honour the accomplishments of the Indian Navy. In 1971, the men in white carried out Operation Trident against Pakistan, a neighbouring country. This year marks the 50th anniversary of our successful operation, and we are ready to commemorate it as "Swarnim Vijay Varsh." India's blue naval power capabilities and capacity are unquestionably among the world's best. Indian Navy is composed of various kinds of ships, including Amphibious Transport Dock, Aircraft Carrier, Destroyers, Frigates, Nuclear-powered Ballistic Missile Submarine, Conventionally Powered Attack Submarines, Corvettes, Landing Craft Utility, Large Offshore Patrol Vessels, Landing Ship Tanks, Fleet Tankers, Auxiliary vessels, and Small Patrol Boats.  


In 1971, the Indian Navy launched Operation Trident to strike Karachi Harbour. The Indian navy deployed an anti-ship missile on a Pakistani ship for the first time. After three days, Operation Trident was followed by Operation Python. During the operation, no Indian sailors were injured. The Pakistani fleet tanker PNS Dacca was damaged during the operation.


Heroes of Operation Trident


The last thing that we can do for showcasing the labour and courage in the operation, is to honour our navy personnel. And so many Navy Personnel were honoured with gallantry awards.


The Indian Navy's Strike Group Commander Cdr Babru Bhan Yadav was honoured with Maha Vir Chakra for planning, organizing, delivering, and leading the task force.


The Indian Navy's Western C-in-C, Vice Admiral SN Kohli, received the code word "ANGAAR," which meant "triumph" in Operation Trident.


On December 16, the war ended, and India turned out victorious. The instrument of surrender was signed by Lt. General A.A.K Niazi of Pakistan with Lt General J S Aurora watching, at Dhaka.  


Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji is regarded as the father of the Indian Navy today. The Western Command is based in Mumbai, Kerala, while the Southern Command is in Kochi, Kerala, and the Eastern Command is in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The Indian Navy plays a critical role in the country's security.



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