The Navy is responsible for maintaining balance and security in the Indian Ocean region.

Today, on 4th December, Naval Day is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm. Because on December 3, Pakistani forces attacked Indian airspace and border areas. This attack started the 1971 war. On this day, India had launched a campaign against Pakistan. It is celebrated on this day, December 4, 1971, to commemorate the bravery of the Navy.

History

The Indian Navy is a maritime branch of the Indian Army established in 1612. The East India Company had created an army in the form of East India Company Marines to protect its ships. In 1934, the British renamed the Royal Indian Navy (RIN). After India’s independence, the navy was restructured in 1950 and renamed as Indian Navy.

Importance

The Navy is responsible for maintaining balance and security in the Indian Ocean region. The Indian Navy is the fifth largest navy in the world. The Navy’s Air Force has fighter jets such as Dhruv, Chetak, Sea King, etc. The Indian Navy’s INS Virat Daily Class, Trishul, INS Betwa and missile destroyers as well as Sankush submarines are also increasing the strength of the navy.

The Karachi oil depot burned for seven days

The destruction of Karachi Harbor fuel stocks had broken the backbone of the Pakistani navy. The flames of oil tankers in Karachi were visible from a distance of 60 km. The fire at the Karachi oil depot has not been extinguished for seven days.

Why is Naval Day celebrated on 4th December?

Naval Day is celebrated to commemorate the strength and bravery of the Indian Navy which won the Indo-Pakistani War in 1971. On December 4, 1971, the Indian Navy attacked Pakistan’s Karachi naval base under Operation Trident. Considering the success of this operation, Naval Day is celebrated on 4th December every year.

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