4th Dec Navy’s successful missile attack on Karachi during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.

Today is Navy Day and it is commended to respect Operation Trident which was a hostile activity propelled by the Indian Navy on Karachi during the 1971 war. Naval force Day is likewise celebrated to respect the pretended by the Indian Navy in verifying the nation’s marine outskirts. The Navy assumes a significant job in keeping up serene relations with its neighboring nations on the oceanic front. Not just this, it likewise gives assistance in the midst of catastrophic events like floods, tornados, and tidal waves.

Both the President and the Prime Minister took to Twitter to stretch out their welcome to the Navy faculty on this event.

“On Navy Day, my great wishes to all people of the Indian Navy. Country is glad for your promise to ensuring our oceanic outskirts, verifying our exchange courses, and giving help with times of compassionate crises,” tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind.

“Naval force Day welcome to all valorous staff of the Indian Navy and their families. India is thankful to our Navy for securing the country and the admirable job the Navy plays during debacle help,” PM Modi tweeted.

Activity Trident:

As Indian Air Force started shelling Pakistani bases, the Western Naval Command chose to assault Karachi, a significant port city in Pakistan and home office of Pakistani Navy. Activity Trident saw the primary utilization of hostile to deliver rockets in battle in the locale. The activity was led the evening of 4-5 December and caused substantial harm on Pakistani vessels and offices.

Towards the finish of 1971, there were rising strains among India and Pakistan, and after Pakistan pronounced a national crisis on 23 November, the Indian Navy conveyed three Vidyut-class rocket pontoons in the region of Okha, close to Karachi, to complete watches.

The Indian Naval Headquarters (NHQ) in Delhi, alongside the Western Naval Command, wanted to assault the Port of Karachi. A strike bunch under Western Naval Command was framed for this crucial. This strike bunch was to be based around the three Vidyut-class rocket vessels previously sent off the bank of Okha.

As arranged, on 4 December, the strike bunch arrived at 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 mi) (nmi) south off the shore of Karachi, and kept up its situation during the day, outside the observation scope of the Pakistan Air Force. As Pakistani airplane didn’t have night-shelling abilities, it was arranged that the assault would happen among nightfall and sunrise.

In the wake of confirming two focuses in the territory northwest of Karachi, at 11.00 pm, INS Nipat terminated two Styx rockets – one each at load vessel MV Venus Challenger and its escort PNS Shah Jahan, a C-class destroyer. Venus Challenger, conveying ammo for the Pakistani powers, detonated following the rocket hit, and in the long run sank 23 nmi south of Karachi. The other rocket focused on Shah Jahan and harmed the ship gravely. At 11.20 pm, PNS Muhafiz, an Adjutant-class minesweeper, was focused by INS Veer. A rocket was terminated and Muhafiz was struck on the left side, behind the extension. It sank preceding it could send a sign to the PNHQ, slaughtering 33 mariners.

In the interim, INS Nipat proceeded towards Karachi and focused on the Kemari oil stockpiling tanks, setting itself 14 nmi (26 km; 16 mi) south of the Karachi harbor. Two rockets were propelled; one failed, however the other hit the oil tanks, which consumed and were crushed totally, causing a Pakistani fuel deficiency. The team came back to the closest Indian ports.

Before long the PNHQ sent salvage groups on watch vessels to recoup the overcomers of Khaibar. As Muhafiz sank before it could transmit a pain call, the Pakistanis just took in of its destiny from its couple of survivors who were recuperated when a watch vessel directed towards the ship’s consuming junk.

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