Navy Day: What Makes 4 December Important For The Indian Navy
Posted On 4th December, 2017 @ 17:38 pm by Mihika Jindal

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When we opened Twitter today, we saw a barrage of tweets sending some good vibes to the Indian Navy and commemorating the brave mariners who’ve made the Naval forces 45 years strong, and counting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being a peninsular nation, there are no points for guessing that the responsibility of protecting the coast is just as much as protecting the borders on the Indian Armed Forces. It was back in the 17th Century when the Maratha Emperor Chhatarpati Shivaji Bhonsle realised the importance of protecting the coastal borders and started building his fleet, which continued to secure the border against the English, Dutch, and the Portugese. And this led to him being called the Father of The Indian Navy.

 

The Indian Navy was doing its bit, but one of the biggest challenges came its way in 1971 during the Indo-Pak war. On 4 December, a fleet of the Indian Navy led by Chief Admiral SM Nanda, attacked the Karachi Harbor, where we defeated the Pakistani naval fleet, crippled their harbour and won ourselves a battle honour like never before. This operation, called Operation Trident, is what is celebrated each year on the 4th day of December.   

 

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