KARACHI: A ceremony was organised by Pakistan Navy at Pakistan Maritime Museum to commemorate 48th Hangor Day on Monday and to pay homage to our heroes as the day is celebrated to commemorate the historic event of sinking Indian Navy Frigate KHUKRI and damaging another Indian Navy Ship KIRPAN in 1971 war.

Every year, December 9 is celebrated in Pakistan Navy as ‘Hangor Day’ to commemorate the historic event of the sinking of Indian Navy Frigate KHUKRI and severely damaging another Indian Navy Ship KIRPAN by PNS Hangor.

The remarkable naval action took place a few miles South-East off ‘Diu Head’ on the west coast of India.

The Hangor submarine remained underwater for a long time and successfully returned harbour on December 13 – 1971 after completion of the mission. The event is distinguished in naval history as being the first successful kill by a submarine since WW-II.

The ceremony was held at Pakistan Maritime Museum (PMM) at Karachi, adjacent to Ex-PNS/M HANGOR which was converted to serve as a museum submarine and placed at PMM as a symbol of courage and victory.

Vice Admiral Ahmed Tasneem (Retd) graced the occasion as chief guest. Upon his arrival, Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Zahid Ilyas received the chief guest.

Vice Admiral (Retd) Ahmed Tasneem, while addressing the occasion, 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 marginalised Indian aggression.