4 December: Navy Day
46th Indian Navy Day was celebrated on 4 December 2017. The day is observed every year to celebrate the achievements and role of the naval force in the country.
To commemorate the day, 20 innovations were shortlisted from for central evaluation. These innovations range from innovative repairs to complex system modules to development of new techniques to save money, time and manpower.
Innovations by Indian Naval Ships 'Kuthar' and 'Vikramaditya' were selected as the winner and runner-up respectively in the 'Operational Units' category.
While, innovations by the Weapons Electronic Systems Engineering Establishment and Naval Aircraft Yard, Kochi were selected as the winner and runner-up respectively in the 'Shore Establishments' category.
The Navy day is celebrated every year to commemorate the success of Operation Trident of Indian Navy on Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Under Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank three vessels near the largest Pakistani port of Karachi. Operation Trident resulted in the first use of anti-ship missiles in the region.