Celebrating the Indian Navy day


Indian Navy Day is celebrated to commemorate Operation Trident which was launched during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. On the special occasion of Navy Day, a Beating Retreat ceremony is organised at the Gateway of India in Mumbai by the Navy. Operation Trident was a counter attack by the Indian Navy on the Karachi Harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. For the first time during this operation, India used anti-ship missiles and destroyed the Pakistani destroyer ship PNS Khaibar. The Indian Navy’s three warships that played an important role during the attack are INS Nipat, INS Veer. It operates three classes of submarines: Sindugosh, Shishumar and Chakra. The Indian Navy’s first independent mission was during the liberation of Goa in the year 1961 against the Portuguese Navy. The Indian Naval Ship Viraat was the oldest aircraft carrier in the world. It was decommissioned in March 2017. The primary objective of a navy is to safeguard the maritime borders. The current Commander in Chief of the Indian Navy is President Ram Nath Kovind and Chief of the Naval Staff is Admiral Karambir Singh.
‘Sagar Pawan’ of the Indian Navy is one of the only two naval aerobatic demonstration teams in the world. INS Arihant is India’s first indigenously built nuclear submarine, can dive to 300 meters and can remain underwater for months. Asia’s largest Naval Academy is Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala, India. All the ships of the Indian Navy are prefixed with INS which means Indian Naval Ship. INS Vikrant, and INS Nirghat which was decommissioned in 1997, was the first aircraft carrier of India.


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