Indian Navy Day 2022 makes a unique milestone this year, as it take place for the first ever time outside the national capital of India. Every year, the Indian Navy Day is observed to honour the successes of “Operation Trident” during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.
The Navy Day celebrations “Guest of Honor” for the “Operational Demonstration” at Visakhapatnam, which will showcase the naval combat prowess, is President Droupadi Murmu. The day is observed annually to commemorate the accomplishments of the Indian Navy in “Operation Trident” during the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
The Importance of Indian Navy Day 2022: Held on December 4 to honour the achievements and contributions of the Indian Navy. On this day, which commemorates the start of Operation Trident against Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War in 1971, the Indian Navy is made more well known.
Indian Navy Day 2022: Prime Minister Modi salutes the spirit of Naval Soldiers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his message to India Navy wrote : Best wishes on Navy Day to all navy personnel and their families. We in India are proud of our rich maritime history. The Indian Navy has steadfastly protected our nation and has distinguished itself with its humanitarian spirit during challenging times.
Why is December 4 declared as Indian Navy Day?
India celebrates Navy Day to remember and appreciate the gallant assault on the Karachi border during Operation Trident on December 4, 1971. On this day, guests are welcome to tour the aircraft and warships of the Indian Navy. The Naval Festival’s Military Photo Exhibition is hosted by the journalists of the Ernakulum.
All the events and activities that will take place during the Navy Day celebrations are planned by the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. An official wreath-laying ceremony is held at the war memorial (located at RK Beach), and it is followed by a practical demonstration of the naval forces’ strength and prowess.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also shared a video on Twitter as he wrote: “Greetings to all @IndianNavy personnel on Navy Day. The Indian Navy is at the forefront of keeping our country safe by ensuring impeccable maritime security. The nation is proud of Indian Navy’s valour, courage, commitment and professionalism. (sic)”.
In a message posted by the Navy, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Hari Kumar was quoted as saying: “We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to preserve protect and promote our national Interests and to remain a combat-ready, credible, cohesive and future proof force. We pay homage to supreme sacrifices of our bravehearts and gratitude to our veterans.”
The Chief of the Naval Staff will host President Murmu and other dignitaries at the Navy Day celebrations in Vishakhapatnam. “Indian Naval ships, submarines, aircraft and Special Forces from Eastern, Western and Southern Naval Command would showcase the capability and versatility of Indian Navy.
The event will culminate with a sunset ceremony and illumination by ships at anchorage,” a government statement read. “The Navy Day celebrations are aimed at fostering greater outreach, renewing maritime consciousness amongst our citizens and highlights the Navy’s contributions towards national security,” it further added.
The President of India serves as the Indian Navy’s commander-in-chief. It is the marine wing of the Indian Armed Forces. The Maratha emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle, who ruled in the 17th century, is known as the “Father of the Indian Navy.”
The Indian Navy maintains India’s international relations and secures the nation’s maritime borders through port visits, team training exercises, humanitarian missions, and upheaval assistance, among other activities. Additionally, it seeks to improve conditions in the Indian Ocean Zone.