Pakistan Navy celebrates Hangor Day
A graceful ceremony was organized by Pakistan Navy at Pakistan Maritime Museum to commemorate 48th Hangor Day in Karachi on Monday.
Every year, 9th December is celebrated in Pakistan Navy as Hangor Day to commemorate the historic event of sinking of Indian Navy Frigate Khukri and severely damaging another Indian Navy Ship Kirpaan by Pakistan Navy Submarine Hangor in 1971 war.
Retired Vice Admiral Ahmed Tasneem graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
While addressing the occasion, the Chief Guest said that Hangor remained a pride for Pakistan Navy in 1971 war and her heroic actions not only resulted in sinking of Indian Navy’s Frigate but this was a strategic overture of Pakistan Navy which effectively thwarted and marginalized Indian aggression during the war.
Moreover, on the occasion of Hangor Day, Pakistan Navy also released a special documentary and Promo depicting the heroics of Pakistan Navy Submarine Hangor.
Activities of the day also include national song and colourful performances by students of Bahria College and airing of a number of programmes on various media channels commemorating the eventful actions of Hangor during 1971 war.
The remarkable naval action took place few miles South East off ‘Diu Head’ on west coast of India.
Hangor Submarine remained underwater for a long time and successfully returned harbour on 13 December 1971 after completion of mission.
The event is distinguished in naval history as being the first successful kill by a submarine since WW II.
In recognition of their courage, the valiant crew of Hangor was decorated with four Sitara e Jurrat, six Tamgha e Jurrats and fourteen Imtiazi Asnad.
This is the highest number of operational gallantry awards received by a single unit of Pakistan Navy.
Source: Radio Pakistan