Hon’ble PM, Narendra Modi addresses the Indian Naval Warriors on the auspicious occasion of Indian Navy Day
By: Ashwathy Nair
- December 4th is the day that is celebrated as Navy Day to remember the attack on the Karachi harbour.
- PM Modi greeted the Indian Navy’s personnel.
- The theme for this year is “Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive”.
Today is the day that is celebrated to remember the attack on the Karachi harbour during the India-Pakistan war in the year 1971. On the occasion of Indian Navy Day 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian naval warriors by tweeting his salutations. “The Indian Navy protected our shores fearlessly and rendered humanitarian assistance during the time of trouble.”
On Navy Day, the naval warriors are being appreciated and acknowledged for their courage and professionalism. Every year, December 4th is the day that is celebrated to appreciate the ultimate victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan.
This year’s theme for the Navy Day is “Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive”.
On the big day of Indian Navy, a video was posted by them on Twitter about being diligent 24×7 and going to lengths to make sure India’s maritime borders are safe.
“On the occasion of #NavyDay2020 we reaffirm #IndianNavy‘s steadfast commitment to the service of the Nation and towards ensuring our Maritime Security & Territorial Integrity”
Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff & all personnel of Indian Navy pic.twitter.com/t6LWHUyvjm
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) December 4, 2020
This is a proud moment for Indians that our nation has a wonderful blue water force who goes to any extent, on the move to convey unwavering commitment in protecting our marine borders and they have always been devoted towards serving the nation at the time of calamities.
In the year 1971, on 3rd December, Indian airbases were attacked by Pakistan. Following the occurrence, three missile ships – Nirghat, Veer and Nipat – were directed by the 25th Missile Vessel Squadron to be dispatched at full speed towards Karachi. The Navy’s missile ships carried out successful attacks just before midnight on December 4th, resulting in the sinking of the Pakistani destroyer Khaiber, Minesweeper Muhafiz and MV Venus Challenger, as well as the destruction of the Kiamari oil fields. On December 7th and 8th, Karachi was targeted again by the West. Four missiles were launched by INS Vinash, damaging the MV Gulf Star, MV Harmatton and PN Tanker Dacca.