Nation Celebrates Navy Day Today: Here’s Why December 4 Is Important In History Of Indian Navy

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 December 2019, 11:13 AM
Nation Celebrates Navy Day Today
Nation Celebrates Navy Day Today (Photo Credit : Twitter/@indiannavy )

On December 4 every year, India celebrates Navy Day in commemoration of Operation Trident, the attack launched by the Indian Navy on Karachi harbour during 1971's Indo-Pakistan war. Well, December 4 is a remembrance day to those who guard our nation by considering waves as a challenge without bothering for their own lives. These brave security personnel keep an eye on the enemy’s activities in the waters. Navy personnel are always ahead to sail the oceans and carry the passion of patriotism in hearts. The occasion Navy day reminds us of the sacrifices they have made for Mother India by giving up their lives, the sacrifices they have made by leaving their loved ones back. It is the day to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force to the country.

As mentioned earlier, Navy Day in India is celebrated to commemorate the courageous attack on the Karachi harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war (on December 4, 1971) by the Indian Naval Missile ships as well as to reverence all the martyrs of that war. Navy Day is celebrated using a particular theme of the year for making it more powerful and potent. A few years ago, a film named "The Ghazi Attack" was released which is based on the Indian Navy's brave attack on Pakistan's Submarine Ghazi during the Indo Pak War of 1971.

On this proud occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and many other top ministers greeted the Naval Force.

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It is worth mentioning here that the Indian Navy is the marine branch of the Indian Armed Forces and the President of India is its Commander-in-Chief. Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle, Maratha emperor, is considered as 'Father of the Indian Navy'.

Indian Navy plays an important role in securing the marine borders of the country as well as enhancing the international relations of India through seaport visits, joint exercises, humanitarian missions, calamity relief and so on.

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The Navy also organises a Beating Retreat ceremony at Gateway of India in Mumbai on the eve of the Navy Day. The Indian Naval Band performs across places between Gateway of India and Radio Club in Mumbai. The Indian Navy warships and aircraft are open to visitors, especially school children.

First Published: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 11:07 AM

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