44th Navy Day observed on 4 December 2015

44th Navy Day was observed on 4 December 2015. On this occasion, Chief of Naval staff Robin K Dhowan along with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag paid tributes to martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.

President Pranab Mukherjee extended his greetings and felicitations to all members of the Indian Navy and their families on this occasion.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his greetings to Indian Navy personnel and saluted their impregnable spirit and utmost devotion with which they protect our Motherland.

Background

Every year Indian Navy celebrates Navy Day on December 4 to commemorate the success of the Operation Trident of 1971 India-Pakistan War. In this operation Indian Navy sank three Pakistani vessels near the largest Pakistani port of Karachi. Operation Trident had also resulted in first use of anti-ship missiles in the Arabian Sea region.

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