4-12-2008: Navy Day Reaching Out to Maritime Neighbours India Stamp


Navy Day in India is celebrated every year on December 4th to recognize the role of the Indian Navy in the country. It was founded on 4th December 1971. During Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani ships, killing hundreds of Pakistani sailors. The Indian Navy personnel killed in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 are also remembered. In the days before Navy Day, there are various events, such as an open sea swimming competition. Ships open to school children, an Indian Navy Inter School Quiz Competition. The Indian Navy is a branch of the Indian Armed Forces, headed by the President of India as the Commander-in-Chief. During the Chola period in the middle of the 9th century, naval warfare used to rule.

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