Indian Navy Day was celebrated across the country today. Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh along with Vice Chief of the Army Staff Lieutenant General MM Naravane and Vice Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal HS Arora paid tributes at the National War Memorial by laying wreath at the National War Memorial in Delhi. In Kochi too, Navy day was celebrated by the Southern Naval Command. Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command, laid a wreath at the War Memorial in the Naval Base to pay respect to the officers and men who sacrificed their lives while defending the nation. Warships of Southern Naval Command were also dressed with multiple “signal flags” to mark the Indian Navy Day, a Defence statement said.
On Indian Navy Day today, facts on the genesis of this day were shared on the official handle of the Indian Navy on Twitter. Here is what the Indian Navy shared:
1. Navy Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the Indian Navy’s attack on Karachi harbour on this very day during the 1971 Indo-Pak War, which contributed to the ultimate victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan.
2. This feat was accomplished by the 25th Missile Vessel Squadron of Western Naval Command during Operation Trident and Operation Python displaying determination and resoluteness of men with an unprecedented strategy
3. Following Pakistani…