Ministry of Home Affairs

The Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah greeted the Indian Navy on the occasion of Navy Day today

 “On Navy Day, I extend my warm greetings to all our courageous personnel of the Indian Navy and their families”

“India is proud of our formidable blue water force for their unwavering commitment in protecting our marine borders and serving the nation during calamities”

Posted On: 04 DEC 2020 1:47PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah greeted the Indian Navy on the occasion of Navy Day today. In a tweet he said, “On Navy Day, I extend my warm greetings to all our courageous personnel of the Indian Navy and their families. India is proud of our formidable blue water force for their unwavering commitment in protecting our marine borders and serving the nation during calamities.”

The 4th of December is celebrated every year as the Navy Day. The day has great significance in the history of the Nation and the Indian Navy, as it marks a decisive victory for India when the missile boats of the India Navy during Operation Trident, in the 1971 India-Pakistan War, successfully fired their missiles onto ships, oil installations and shore defence installations of Pakistan at Karachi. During the 1971 operations, the Indian Navy sunk many Pakistani ships carrying war sustenance efforts and critical stores. Fighter aircraft from the deck of the INS Vikrant, struck at enemy harbours and airfields at Chittagong and Khulna, destroying ships, defence facilities and installations. Both the missile strikes at Karachi and air strikes from Vikrant led to the defeat of Pakistani Forces in the then East Pakistan.

 

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