With freedom in mind and words, pride in our hearts, memories in our souls, lets honour the protectors and defenders of the sea.

Indian navy is the maritime wing of the Armed Forces of India. The Indian Navy has always made us proud since the past many years, be it during the emergency wartime basis or giving equal opportunities to men and women, which was previously male dominated.

Mumbai: Navy personnel perform during the Navy Day celebrations at Gateway of India in Mumbai on Sunday. PTI Photo by Shashank Parade(PTI12_4_2016_000171B)

The Navy day is celebrated in most of the countries to pay tribute to theses white knights, and in India the Navy day is celebrated on 4th December every year to commemorate the commencement of Operation Trident during the Indo-Pak war in 1971, launched on the harbour in Karachi. It was the first time that anti-war missile was used in war. The three Indian Navy warship played a major role- INS- Nipat, INS- Nirghat and INS- Veer in the operation. It is celebrated every so that the country can perceive the grandeur, achievement and role of the Indian Navy. The President of India heads the Indian navy and the Father of Indian Navy is Shivaji Maharaj. One of the most important revelation is the first female naval pilot in the Indian Navy Sub-lieutenant Shivangi. She says “Women were always in navy but never in cockpit” she also wishes to create more opportunities for women who wants to join Indian Navy.

Every year National navy day is celebrated with themes ,this year’s theme is Indian Navy- Silent, Swift and Strong., some of previous themes were  “For a Resurgent Nation ensuring a safety seas”, Indian Navy Mission Deployed And Combat Ready, Reaching Out To Maritime Neighbours. On the eve of Navy day the programmes and the parade were held at Gateway of India in Mumbai. The event is open to the common people especially to school students who can learn and understand the warships and aircrafts.

On this day we news with chai salute the brave and courageous protectors of the Indian Waters and their families on this occasion.