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Indian Navy Day 2019: From Amit Shah to Rajnath Singh; leaders' heartfelt wishes for naval warriors

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 December 2019, 15:07 IST

On December 4, India is celebrating its 48th navy day and reminding the sacrifices, the valor of Navy force personnel and also commemorating the victory of India over Pakistan in 1971 war.

The date reminded us of the launch of Operation Trident that took place in the year 1971. Indian Navy successfully attacked the Pakistani Naval Headquarters in Karachi.

Nearly 300 soldiers died and 700 were injured in the attack.

The operation is one of the successful operations of the Indian Navy in the post-World War II era.

The attack was carried out at night as intelligence was assured that Pakistan didn’t have aircraft that could carry out bombings at night. Operation Trident brought a big success for India as no loss of life was incurred during the attacks on the Indian side.

On the other hand, the maritime power damaged five Pakistani sailors and over 700 Pakistani personnel were injured in the attack.

The mission was planned under the leadership of Admiral Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda and masterminded by then Fleet Operations Officer of the Navy Gulab Mohanlal Hiranandani. They decided to launch attacks on the Karachi harbour with missile boats. Notably, the Karachi Harbour was not only the Pakistani Navy’s headquarters but was also oil storage.

To celebrate the 48th Indian Navy Day, political leaders and other public figures have poured-in their wishes on Twitter.

Here’s what leaders have written on their micro-blogging accounts:

 

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First published: 4 December 2019, 13:58 IST
 
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