One of the OSA Class missile boats used in the
attack on Karachi
The attack on Karachi has produced equal amounts of shock and admiration as
such an attack was not percieved given Karachi's heavy defences and proximity to two major
PAF airbases.Though the pakistani side has been left in a totally wrecked state,the
attacking force did not even suffer a scratch.
Operation "Trident" was
executed in the afternoon of the 4th and Osa missile boats of the "Killer"
squadron- Nirghat, Nipat and Veer and two petya class vessels-Kiltan
and Katchall under the command of squadron commander B.B Yadav sped stealthily
At around 2200 hrs yesterday,the
attack was carried out with the deadly SS-N-2B Styx Anti-ship missiles, for the first time
in a war in the subcontinent.
PNS Shahjahan, a destroyer
believed to have been sunk by the Navy's Missiles off Karachi yesterday night.
Dec 1971 : Western Sector: In one of the most dramatic operations since the
war had begun,the Indian Navy blasted Pakistan's strategic and crtically prime port of
Karachi,with a composite attacking force of 3 missile boats and 2 submarine
chasers,inflicting absolutely awesome amounts of damage to the pakistani navy and war
was the first to fire in anger and draw blood as two of her Styxs exploded into and sunk
the pakistani destroyer Khaibar.
The missile boat Nipat engaged
and crippled another destroyer and sunk a merchant vessel with her missiles. It was
evaluated that the merchant ship was carrying a load of ammunition
pakistan when the rapid explosions aboard were noticed. The pakistani minesweeper Muhafiz
was engaged and sunk by the missile boat Veer.
So perfectly was the operation
carried out that the pakistani ships were transmitting messages of "Air attacks"
which meant that they ...[Read Full Story]