Navy Day Significance: When Indian Navy attacked Karachi harbor & reduced Pakistani vessels to ashes

To commemorate the Indian Navy's successful attack on Karachi harbor and sinking Pakistani vessels which led to India's victory over Pakistan, Navy Day is celebrated on 4th of December. Let us have a look at the significance of National Navy Day.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 04, 2020 11:50 IST
Navy Day Significance: When Indian Navy attacked Karachi harbor & reduced Pakistani vessels to ashes
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On December 4, 1971 during Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar and killed hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel. The Indian Navy's fierce role reduced Karachi harbor into ashes on December 4. The day cleared the path of India's victory over Pakistan in 1971.

Following Pakistani attack on Indian Air-bases on December 3, 1971, the 25th Missile Vessel Squadron was ordered to dispatch its three high-speed missile boats- Nirghat, Veer, and Nipat towards Karachi. Following the orders, Indian Navy's missile boats carried out successful attacks and sank four pakistani vessals including Pakistani Destroyer Khaiber, Minesweeper Muhafiz, and MV Venus Challenger.

On December 4, 1971 the Indian Navy's attack on Karachi harbour contributed to the ultimate victory of the Indian Armed Forces over Pakistan.