Navy Day 2022 to be celebrated at Eastern Naval Command Visakhapatnam

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Navy Day 2022

Every year since 1972, 4th December has been observed as Navy Day in India.  The day is celebrated to honour the Indian Navy's role during the India Pakistan war of 1971. This year for the first time the Navy Day celebration is taking place outside New Delhi at Eastern Naval Command headquarters Visakhapatnam.

The Indian Navy launched Operation Trident on 4-5 December 1971 to block the Karachi port of Pakistan. During the operation the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel. 

Background to the Day 

Navy Day was first celebrated on 21 Oct 1944 by the Royal Indian Navy, which coincided with the Royal Navy's Trafalgar Day of the British navy.

Until 1972 the Navy Day was celebrated on 15 December and the week in which 15 December fell was observed as Navy Week.

At the Senior Naval Officers’ Conference in May 1972, it was decided that Indian Navy Day would be celebrated on December 4 to recognise the efforts and achievements of the Indian Navy during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Navy Day 2022 

This year the Navy Day celebration will be held in Visakhapatnam. This is for the first time that the Navy Day celebration is being held outside Delhi. Indian Naval ships, submarines, aircraft and Special Forces from Eastern, Western and Southern Naval Command would showcase the capability and versatility of the Indian Navy. The event will culminate with a sunset ceremony and lighting up of ships at anchorage.

The Indian Navy will demonstrate India’s combat prowess and capability through an ‘Operational Demonstration' during the celebration.

President of India and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Droupadi Murmu would witness the event as the Guest of Honour.

The event will be hosted by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar.

Indian Navy 

The modern Indian Navy was founded on 26 January 1950.

It comes under the Union Ministry of Defence 

President is the supreme commander of the Indian Navy.

Current Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral R.Hari Kumar 

Navy Day: 4 December 

The Headquarters of the Indian Navy is at New Delhi 

Naval Command and its Headquarters 

Operational Naval Commands


Western Naval Command 


Southern Naval Command


Eastern Naval Command    


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