Pakistan Navy conducted a ceremony on Friday (Sep 6) at the naval headquarters in Islamabad to celebrate Defence and Martyrs Day. Chief guest Admiral Kaleem Shaukat laid a floral wreath at the Martyrs Monument and offered Fateha.
Pakistan Navy started the day with special prayers for the motherland at mosques. Ceremonies were held across the country to honor the martyrs who lost their lives while defending Pakistan. Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi while addressing the ceremony, said that, our valiant armed forces foiled the enemy’s nefarious acts with unwavering courage and determination on the ground, in the air and in the sea on September 6, 1965.
In his message on the occasion of Defence Day on Friday, he said September 6 is a golden chapter in our history, and this day reminds us the accomplishments of our martyrs and Ghaziz. The Naval Chief said that despite being small in number, Pakistan Navy hit the enemy strongly in their waters through its brave war strategy and professional competence.
He said the officers and Jawans of Pakistan Navy express solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said every officer, sailor and civilian of Pakistan Navy reaffirms commitment to defend the maritime and coastal boundaries of the motherland.
Kaleem Shaukat also met with the families of martyrs and presented them flower bouquets. A large number of naval officers and families of martyrs attending the ceremony.
Defence is celebrated in Pakistan as national day to commemorate the sacrifices made by Pakistani soldiers in defending its borders. The date of 6 September marks the day in 1965 when Indian troops crossed the international border to launch an attack on Pakistani Punjab, in a riposte to Pakistan’s Operation Grand Slam targeting Jammu.
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