INDIAN NAVY DAY 2022: Navy Day in India is celebrated annually on December 4 to recognize the contributions and achievements of the Indian naval forces. This day also commemorates the launch of Operation Trident against Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. During Operation Trident, the Indian Navy played a vital role and sank 4 Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar.
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Indian Navy Day is celebrated to commemorate the attack and to pay tribute to all the Navy personnel who sacrificed their lives while serving the country. The Indian Navy is a three-dimensional force that protects our country’s interests above, on and below the ocean’s surface. The main goal is to improve its position in the Indian Ocean. Several events are held on this day every year.
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Indian Navy Day 2022: History
During the 1971 India-Pakistan war, Pakistan launched an attack on Indian airbases on the evening of 3 December. In response to their attack, India sent three missile boats, Nirghat, Veer and Nipat, at top speed towards Karachi.
#Did you know#Marine Day in India was first celebrated on 21 October 1944 by the Royal Indian Navy, coinciding with the Trafalgar Day of the Royal Navy. Over time and until 1972, Navy Day was celebrated on December 15, and the week in which December 15 fell was observed as Navy Week (1/n). pic.twitter.com/8zcwci8wQx— Navy spokesman (@indiannavy) December 4, 2021
The Indian Navy sank four Pakistani ships. This day also commemorates those who died during the Indo-Pakistani War. The Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, is considered the father of the Indian Navy.
Indian Navy Day 2022: Meaning
It was decided at the May 1972 Senior Naval Officers’ Conference that Indian Navy Day should be celebrated on 4 December to recognize the efforts and achievements of the Indian Navy during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. It is critical to educate Indian children and citizens about India’s significance and victory. The purpose of marking Indian Navy Day is to raise public awareness of the country’s importance and victory.
Last year the Indian Navy Day theme was chosen as “Swarnim Vijay Varsh”. However, the theme for this year is not yet known.
How is Indian Navy Day Celebrated?
The Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command, headquartered in Mumbai, commemorates the day by gathering its ships and personnel in memory of the devastating attack on Pakistan’s naval base on December 4.
This year, Navy Day Celebrations will be held outside Delhi for the first time. The Indian Navy is all set to demonstrate India’s fighting power and capabilities through an ‘operational demonstration’ in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. The Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam organizes numerous activities and events. The event begins with a wreath-laying at the war memorial and is followed by a demonstration of the naval submarines, ships, aircraft and other troops at work.
During the week of Indian Navy Day, an open sea swim competition, Indian Navy Inter School Quiz Competitions, veteran sailors’ lunches, concerts by the Naval Symphonic Orchestra, tattoo ceremonies, marathons and other events are held.
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