Indian Navy Day 2022 is observed to commemorate Operation Trident, which was launched by the Indian Navy to attack Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the Navy’s efforts to protect the country.
This special day honours the Indian Naval Force’s efforts, valour, and accomplishments. The day will be observed annually on December 4, 2022. As a result, on this special day, we bring you some fascinating facts about our Indian Navy that you should be aware of.
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Indian Navy Day History – Why is the Day Celebrated?
Do you know the answer to the question, “When was the Indian Navy founded?” The East India Company established it in 1612. Pakistan launched an attack on Indian air bases on December 3, 1971, during the Indo-Pak War. In response to Pakistan’s offensive attacks, the Indian Navy planned an attack on the nights of December 4 and 5, because Pakistan lacked the aircraft to carry out bombings.
Best wishes on Navy Day to all navy personnel and their families. We in India are proud of our rich maritime history. The Indian Navy has steadfastly protected our nation and has distinguished itself with its humanitarian spirit during challenging times. pic.twitter.com/nGxoWxVLaz
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 4, 2022
During Operation Trident, the Indian Navy targeted the Pakistan Naval Headquarters in Karachi. It sent three missile boats, the INS Veer, INS Nipat, and INS Nirghat, as well as Vidyut-class boats, towards Karachi and sank three Pakistani Navy ships, including the PNS Khaibar. Hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel were killed in the attack. Commodore Kasargod Pattanashetti Gopal Rao oversaw the entire Indian Navy operation.
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Indian Navy Day 2022: 10 interesting facts about Navy Day
1. The Indian Navy is currently the world’s seventh-strongest maritime force, trailing only the United States, Russia, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and France. As of June 2019, the force had 150 submarines and ships, 300 aircraft, and 67,252 active and 55,000 reserve personnel.
2. The anti-ship cruise missile BrahMos of the Indian Navy is the world’s fastest operational system in its class. The range of the missile system has recently been increased from 298 km to nearly 450 km by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
3. The Indian Navy’s special operations unit, MARCOS (initially named Marine Commando Force), was established in 1987 and is equipped and trained to conduct operations at sea, on land, and in the air. The force has received international acclaim for its professionalism.
4. The Indian Navy’s ‘Sagar Pawan,’ founded in 2003, is one of the world’s only two naval aerobatic teams, the other being the US Navy’s Blue Angels.
#WATCH | Navy Day 2022: We reaffirm unwavering commitment to preserve & promote our National Interests & to remain a Combat Ready, Credible, Cohesive & Future Proof Force. We pay homage to supreme sacrifices of our brave hearts & gratitude to our veterans: Adm R Hari Kumar, CNS pic.twitter.com/qeehfVfx1p
— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2022