Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Navy Day is being observed today (Thursday) with national zeal to commemorate the sacrifices, spirit and iconic contributions of Naval heroes in September 1965 War.
In his message on the occasion, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi said that the September 8 marks a golden chapter in the history of Pakistan Navy when it's sailors demonstrated indomitable courage and valour by undertaking successful bombardment of Dwarka.
"It is the day to acknowledge the sacrifices of martyrs and ghazis of Pakistan Navy who were imbued with staunch and fearless spirit during the 1965 War, " the Naval Chief said.
Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi said that Pakistan Navy is cognizant of regional developments and is maintaining round the clock combat readiness to respond to any emerging contingency.
"Pakistan Navy is acquiring state of the art technologies to transition towards a more agile, effective and sustainable future force," the Naval Chief added.
In the early hours on September 8, 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.