43rd Navy Day Observed on 4th December 2014
43rd Navy Day Observed was observed on 4th December 2014. On this occasion, Chief of Naval staff Robin K Dhowan along with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag also paid tributes to martyrs of INS Sindhurakshak at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.
President Pranab Mukherjee also extended his greetings and felicitations to all members of the Indian Navy and their families on this occasion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted Navy personnel and the impregnable spirit and utmost devotion with which they protect our Motherland.
About Navy Day
Each year on December 4, Indian Navy celebrates Navy Day to commemorate the victory of the 1971 war and the naval action at Karachi Harbour on Dec 4, 1971, and respect the martyrs of the war. This day marks the success of the Operation Trident of Indo-Pakistani War- 1971. In this operation Indian Navy sank three Pakistani vessels near the largest Pakistani port of Karachi. Operation Trident also had resulted in first use of anti-ship missiles in the Arabian Sea region.