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Pakistan Celebrates ‘Hangor Day’ When Pak Navy Sank Indian Vessel During 1971 War

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Pakistan Navy celebrated as Hangor Day on December 9 to honor Pakistan Navy’s Submarine Hangor during the 1971 war against India. In order to commemorate the 47th Hangor day, an elegant ceremony was organized by the 5th Submarine Squadron.

On this day, the sinking of an Indian Navy Ship Khukri by Pakistan Navy Submarine Hangor took place.  The magnificent naval action took place 30 miles southeast off ‘Diu Head’ on the west coast of India. The event is placed very high in the naval history of Pakistan being the first successful kill by a submarine after WW-II.

In recognition of their courage, the valiant crew of Hangor was decorated with four Sitara-e-Jurrats, six Tamgha-e-Jurrats, and 14 lmtiazi Asnads. This is the highest number of operational gallantry awards given to a single unit of the Pakistan Navy.

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The celebration was held in the folds of PNS/M Hangor at the Pakistan Maritime Museum. Vice Admiral (r) Abaidullah Khan graced the occasion as chief guest. Pakistan Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi received the chief guest upon his arrival.

While addressing the gathering, the chief guest highlighted that Submarine Hangor remained a pride for Pakistan Navy in the 1971 war and her brave action was not only a spectacular tactical battle resulting in the sinking of the Indian Navy’s Frigate, but it was also a strategic overture of Pakistan Navy.

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He also highlighted that the moment Khukri went down, it crippled the Indian Navy’s confidence and its plans to attack Karachi. The sinking inflicted the largest number of causalities of the Indian Navy, 18 Indian officers, and 176 sailors were lost by enemy forces.

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