Indian Navy Day
Navy Day is celebrated in India every year on the 4th of December to mark the role and the splendour of achievements of the Naval forces to the country.
The date of 4th December was chosen as it marks the date of Operation Trident of 1971 which resulted in the strategic victory of the Indian Navy as Indian Navy sank PNS Khaibar and 3 other Pakistani vessels, also destroyed the Karachi harbour fuel storage tanks. India suffered no losses and casualties during the Operation.
The theme of 2019 Indian Navy Day: Indian Navy- Silent, Strong and Swift
The President of India is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy as it is the marine branch of India’s armed forces.
The Maratha emperor from the 17th century, Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle is considered as the ‘Father of the Indian Navy’.