Observed every year on 4 December, Indian Navy Day commemorates the launch of Operation Trident against Pakistan during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
On the night of 4-5 December, the Indian Navy planned the attack as Pakistan did not have aircrafts that could carry out bombings at night. The attack sank a minesweeper, a destroyer and an ammunition supply ship. The success of the attack by the Indian Navy is celebrated as Navy Day every year.
The theme of Navy Day 2020 is ‘Indian Navy Combat Read, Credible and Cohesive’. Speaking on the eve of Navy Day, Admiral Karambir Singh, the navy chief said that COVID-19 and Chinese attempts to change status quo along the northern borders have posed new challenges for the Navy, but they are ready to face both challenges.
The Indian Navy was established in 1612 by the East India Company. This was later named Royal India Navy and post independence, it was reconstituted in 1950 as the Indian Navy.
The invading group of the Indian Navy consisted of a missile boat and two warships that attacked a group of ships off the coast of Karachi. During the attack, oil tankers of Pakistan were also destroyed.
How it is celebrated !
On this day the warships and aircraft of the Indian Navy are open to visitors such as school children .The Military Photo Exhibition is also performed by photojournalists of the Ernakulum in the Navy fest. Other events such as blood donation camps are also held.A community service for the Indian Navy is conducted by the Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) at Good Hope Old Age Home, fort kochi in which the students from the Navy Children School Chair take turns to entertain the inmates and Naval doctors (from INHS Sanjivani) provides medical checkup to the inmates. The Navy Ball and Navy Queen contests including the Navy fest are held to celebrate Navy Day .Year 2020 celebrations will take the viewers to a 360 degree Virtual Reality Tour