Admiral Singh was talking at a webinar organised by the Indian High Commission in London to recount the Indian naval assault on the Karachi harbour.
“The 1971 war was most vital because it led to the beginning of a brand new nation, Bangladesh, a seminal geopolitical occasion,” he mentioned
“Though half a century has handed since this occasion, the core tenets of planning, decisive motion, operational synchronisation and out-of-the-box considering epitomised by the naval operation during the 1971 war maintain true even at the moment and carry valuable classes for the longer term,” the Navy Chief mentioned.
Navy Day is well known yearly on December 4 to commemorate the Indian Navy’s achievement in inflicting heavy injury on Pakistani vessels at Karachi harbour during the India-Pakistan war in 1971.
Admiral Singh mentioned the Indian Navy considers the operation as traditionally and militarily vital.
“The 1971 Indo-Pak war was certainly a landmark occasion which formed the course of not simply India’s historical past but additionally altered the geography of the South Asian subcontinent,” he mentioned.
“The maritime aspects of the war marked the Indian Navy’s coming of age and established its credentials as a power to reckon with,” he added.
Admiral Singh mentioned the Indian Navy executed an array of offensive and defensive operations on each its seaboards, successfully neutralising the adversary’s capability to make use of the seas for fight, sustenance, replenishment and evacuation.