New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended their greetings to all personnel of the Indian Navy on the occasion Navy Day. The top leaders took to Twitter to convey his wishes.

President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “On Navy Day, my good wishes to all men and women of the Indian Navy. The nation is proud of your commitment to protecting our maritime frontiers, securing our trade routes, and providing assistance in times of humanitarian emergencies.”

Prime Minister tweeted, “Navy Day greetings to all valorous personnel of the Indian Navy and their families. India is grateful to our Navy for protecting the nation and the commendable role the Navy plays during disaster relief.”

Navy Day is observed on 4th of December every year to celebrate the magnificence, achievements, and role of the naval force to the country.

During the India-Pakistan war of 1971, the Indian Navy played a significant role in the bombing of the Karachi harbour. The name of the operation was Operation Trident and it was launched December 4.

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, but it also provides help in times of natural disasters like floods, cyclones, and tsunamis.