Dec 4, 2006

December 4 is India's Navy Day


The Navy War Memorial on the Beach Road, Visakhapatnam.

Today, the fourth of December is observed by the Indian Navy as Navy Day. This marks India's Naval victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.




PNS Ghazi's Remains

It was on the same day in 1971 that a Pakistan Naval Submarine PNS Ghazi was sunk off Visakhapatnam harbour. However, how the submarine sunk is still a controversy. India claimed it was sunk by its ship INS Rajput but Pakistan claimed that it was sunk when the mines it was laying at Vizag harbour exploded accidentally.

Here is an article on the Naval War Museum in Visakhaptnam.

Surya Kirans' take to the skies during the rehearsal for Navy Day in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. The team of nine Kiran Mark II class aircraft will be performing aerobatics on Navy Day on Monday.

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