Navy Day celebrated to mark 1971 victory
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 04, 2010, 15:03
  
Chennai: The Indian Navy commemorated its action on this day in 1971 at the Karachi Harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war by celebrating Navy Day on Saturday.

Commodore Rajiv Girotra, Naval Officer-in-Charge (Tamil Nadu and Puducherry) and Commanding Officers of ships based in Chennai as well as retired Naval personnel placed wreaths at the War Memorial here on the occasion.

"Each year the Indian Navy celebrates December 4 as Navy Day to commemorate the victory of the 1971 war and the naval action at Karachi Harbour on Dec 4, 1971, and respect the martyrs of the war. This day the Indian Navy carried out one of the most courageous, professional and ingenious operations against our adversary," a Defence press release said.

As part of activities organised during Navy week, wives of Naval personnel visited an old age home at Mylapore orphanage at Karapakkam and distributed clothes and other items to the inmates, the release said.

It added that the Navy would also organise a visit for children with Down's syndrome to its warship INS Chetlat on December 8.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, December 04, 2010, 15:03


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