The Indian Navy took to Twitter to recall moments from the 1971 war which witnessed a military confrontation between India and Pakistan during the Bangladesh liberation war. Indian Navy also recalled the contribution of INS Mysore during the Western Fleet Operations of 1971 War.
This comes ahead of Navy Day that is celebrated on December 4 every year to recognise the achievements and contribution of the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971
Since November 11, in a series of tweets, Indian Navy has been sharing moments and facts from the 1971 war that broke out between India and Pakistan on December 3, 1971, and went on till December 16, 1971. Indian Navy informed that Pakistan Navy Submarine PNS Ghazi was ‘on the prowl’ on the Eastern coast of India since the end of November 1971 in a bid to target Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.
From November 27, 1971, onwards, PNS Ghazi, armed with torpedoes and mines, was waiting for INS Vikrant about 5 to 10 miles off the entrance of Visakhapatnam harbour. In order to counter Pakistan’s attack, INS Vikrant along with Seahawks, Alizes and Alouettes left for Andaman & Nicobar Islands from Chennai.
While INS Vikrant remained safe in Andaman, Ghazi arrived off the coast of Visakhapatnam to meets its ‘unexpected fate’.