Karachi (Web Desk): Navy Day was observed on Wednesday with national zeal to commemorate the sacrifices, spirit and iconic contributions of Naval heroes in September 1965 War.
The day marks a golden chapter in rich history of Pakistan Navy and a source of inspiration and pride for future generations.
In his message on the occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi said that the Pakistan Navy Day on 8th September is a glorious reminiscence of the nation’s history celebrated every year to acknowledge the sacrifices, spirit and iconic contributions of the Naval heroes who embodied determination, courage and valour during the 1965 War.
In the early hours on 8th September 1965, a Flotilla comprising seven major warships of Pakistan Navy, in a daring operation code named ‘SOMNATH’, bombarded Indian port of Dwarka.
The swift and precise action destroyed important shore installations including Indian radar station and a radio beacon directing Indian Air Force Bombers for attacks on Karachi shattering the Indian pride.
Navy Day also commemorates PN lone Submarine Ghazi’s historic achievement in 1965 which reigned supreme and remained unchallenged at sea throughout the war.