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Indian Navy Day 2021: Theme, significance, history| Here’s all you need to know

Every year on December 4, India celebrates Navy Day to honour the Indian Navy’s contributions and achievements. The day was chosen to commemorate the beginning of Operation Trident against Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. On this day, a number of events take place, and each year, a new theme is presented to commemorate Navy Day.

The Indian Navy is the naval arm of the Indian Armed Forces, and its Commander-in-Chief is the President of India. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Maratha Emperor, is regarded as the Father of the Indian Navy.

Indian Navy Day 2021 Theme
The theme of the Navy Week 2021 is ‘Indian Navy – Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive’. As part of marking the 50th anniversary of the victory in the 1971 war, the Navy aims to commemorate 2021 as ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh.’

Indian Navy Day Significance
Following the brutal war against Pakistan, the entire nation hailed the Indian Navy’s achievements. It is also vital to inform Indian youngsters and citizens about the country’s significance and triumph. On this day, a variety of events such as marathons, interschool quiz competitions, air displays, and tattoo ceremonies take place.

Indian Navy Day History
Pakistan attacked Indian airbases on December 3rd, 1971, during the India-Pakistan war. In retaliation for their attack, India sent three missile boats, Nirghat, Veer, and Nipat, at maximum velocity towards Karachi.

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Hundreds of Pakistani Navy troops were killed when the Indian Navy sunk four Pakistani ships during Operation Trident, including the PNS Khaibar. Those killed during the Indo-Pakistan War are also remembered.

In 1612, the East India Company founded the Indian Navy. It was then renamed the Royal India Navy, and it was reconstituted as the Indian Navy in 1950 after the country gained independence.

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