Navy day is celebrated on December 4 every year to honour the role of maritime force during the war with Pakistan in 1971. The name of the operation was Operation Trident. It was the day when Indian warships attacked Karachi port and killed over 500 Pakistani Navy personnel. It blocked the Pakistani port from getting potential supplies.
The Three Vidyut class missile boats of the Indian Navy, INS Nipat, INS Nirghat, and INS Veer, played a pivotal role. With no damage to the naval ships and no casualties, it is remembered as the most successful attack launched by the Indian Navy.
The Navy plays an important role in maintaining peaceful relations with its neighbouring countries on the maritime front. Not only this, it also provides help in times of natural disasters like floods, cyclones, and tsunamis.
The celebrations start a day before and end much after. From Naval band’s performances to live demonstrations by aircraft, December 4 is celebrated with enthusiasm. The headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam puts on the best display at Ramkrishna beach.
The Beating Retreat is one of the most beautiful ceremonies taking place at the Gateway of India. A video has been shared by ANI in which Indian Navy can be seen rehearsing of the big day. The crucial part of the celebration is to show the Indian Navy’s technological progress.