Know why Navy Day is celebrated on December 4th every year

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Every year December 4th is celebrated as Indian Navy Day. On this day, the soldiers of the Indian Navy are remembered who sacrificed while protecting India. But why is Navy Day celebrated every year on 4 December?

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Indian Navy Day 2020 : Naval Day is observed all over the country on 4th December. This day is celebrated as a celebration of the strength and bravery of the naval men who won the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971.

On the occasion of Indian Navy Day, every common man of the country remembers the valor of Indian naval soldiers, their heroic stories, and salute them.

Why Indian Navy Day is celebrated on 4th December ?

On 03 December 1971, the Pakistani army attacked the airspace and the border area of India. India had launched 'Operation Trident' in retaliation. The operation was carried out by the Indian Navy on the night of 4th December 1971, in which the Pakistan Naval Headquarters in Karachi was completely destroyed. Anti-ship missiles were used for the first time in operation. Therefore, Naval Day is celebrated every year in India to recognize the grandeur, great achievements, and role of the naval force in the country.

Three Indian Navy submarine missiles - INS Nirghat, INS Vir, and INS Nipat - played an important role in this operation. Chief of the Navy, Admiral S. Plan of Operation Trident It was built under the leadership of M. Nanda. The 25th Squadron Commander Babru Bhan Yadav was given the responsibility of this task. This operation lasted for 90 minutes.

The Indian Navy is the maritime wing of the Armed Forces of India. It is headed by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy. The 17th-century Maratha emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle, is considered the 'Father of Indian Navy'.

What is the role of Navy in India?

The Indian Navy plays an important role in securing the country's maritime borders as well as enhancing India's international relations in many ways such as port visits, joint exercises, humanitarian missions, disaster relief, etc. The Indian Navy is continuously adding to its capabilities and it is today one of the largest navies in the world.

When was the Indian Navy Established ?

The Indian Navy was established in the year 1612. The country was then ruled by the East India Company and the company formed an army to protect its ships as marines. By the year 1686, British trade was completely shifted to Bombay. The company changed its name from East India Marine to Bombay Marine. In the year 1892, its name was changed again and the name of Bombay Marine was changed to Royal Indian Marine.

NAVY Full Form : N-nautical, A-Army of,  V-Volunteer,  Y-yomen ( Nautical Army of Volunteer Yeoman)

Navy Three Regional Command

* Eastern Naval Command (Visakhapatnam)
* Western Naval Command (Mumbai)
* Southern Naval Command (Kochi)