This day is particularly celebrated to commemorate the victorious souls of the Indian Navy who safeguards the Nation`s sovereignty on the waterway. Indian Navy has its origin back to East India Company`s Marine that was founded in the year 1612.
On the auspicious day of 4th December, when back in 1971, the Indian Navy neutralized four Pakistani Navy Tanks in Operation Trident, every year Indian Navy Day is celebrated. The day also commemorates all those brave soldiers of the Indian Navy who sacrificed their lives in the Indo-Pakistan War 1971.
The week prior to December 4th is celebrated as Navy Week, throughout these seven days events like an open sea swimming competition, Naval Symphonic Orchestra, Indian Navy inter-school quiz competition, Navy half marathons, and etc takes place.
Indian Navy is a proud branch of the Indian Arm Force, they are equally important to the Indian Army and the Air Force. They are responsible for neutralizing any threat that might harm India from the waterways, they work to secure the marine borders of Indian.
The Indian Navy has a force of 67,000 personnel and 150 ships and submarines. President of India leads the Indian Navy as Commander-in-Chief and Shivaji Maharaj the Maratha Emperor is known as “Father of Indian Navy”.
The Indian Navy has decided its theme for the 2020 celebration as “Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible & Cohesive” which signifies its readiness to fight the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic along with China`s continuous effort to change the border status in the north.
Every year the theme changes, in 2019 it was “Indian Navy- Silent, Strong, and Swift”, and in 2018 it was “Indian Navy- Mission Deployed and Command Ready”.
On this propitious day Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India through his Twitter handle greeted all the brave navy personnel and their families. He said, “The Indian navy fearlessly protects our coasts and also renders humanitarian assistance in times of need.
We also remember India’s rich maritime tradition over the centuries.” The Indian Navy also engaged itself in Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Russian Federation Army. The Indian Navy Ships Sivalik and Kadmatt performed this exercise with RuFN ships- Varyag, Admiral Panteleyev, and Pechenga.