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Indian Navy Day

Indian Navy Day

Indian Navy played a crucial role during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 and started Operation Trident. To commemorate the attack and to accomplish the role of Naval force every year, Navy Day is celebrated on 4 December. The Day celebrates the achievements and role of the Indian naval force in the country.

The theme for the 2019 Navy day is Indian Navy-Salient, Strong and Swift.

 The theme celebrates the courageous Navy personnel for their valuable service and sacrifice that has made the nation stronger and safer.

Key Points:

  • The Indian Navy is a well-balanced three-dimensional force, capable of operating above, on and under the surface of the oceans and safeguard our national interests. Its objective is also to improve its circumstances in the Indian Ocean Zone.
  • This is the marine branch of the Indian Armed Forces (IAF), and the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy is President of India.
  •  Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle, the Maratha emperor of the 17th century, is considered as the “Father of the Indian Navy”.
  • The role of the Indian Navy is to secure the marine edges of the country and update the worldwide relations of India through seaport visits, joint exercises, upheaval help, altruistic missions etc. Its objective is also to improve the circumstance in the Indian Ocean Zone.

Operation Trident:

Operation Trident was held on 4-5 December 1971. The first offensive operation was launched against Pakistan's port city of Karachi during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 by the Indian Navy. During the operation, Indian’s suffered no loss whereas Pakistan's three ships sunk, one ship badly damaged, and the Karachi harbour fuel storage tanks were destroyed. INS Nipat, INS Nirghat and INS Veer played an important role in the attack. 

About Indian Navy: 

The operational and administrative control of the Indian Navy is exercised by the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) from the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy).

The Navy has three Commands, each under the control of a Flag officer Commanding-in-Chief. 

  1. The Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai) 
  2. The Eastern Naval Command (Headquarters at Visakhapatnam) 
  3. The Southern Naval Command (Headquarters at Kochi)

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