1971 Karachi harbour attack hero Lt Commander BN Kavina dead

Kavina died in Adelaide, Australia, yesterday where he was staying with his son, said a senior Navy official.

Published: 01st July 2017 10:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2017 10:09 PM   |  A+A-

BN Kavina was the commanding officer of Indian Navy ship Nipat during the missile attack on the Karachi harbour. (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Lt Commander BN Kavina, who commanded an Indian Navy ship during a missile attack on the Karachi harbour in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has died.

He was 80. Kavina died in Adelaide, Australia, yesterday where he was staying with his son, said a senior Navy official.

He was the commanding officer of Indian Navy ship Nipat during the missile attack on the Karachi harbour and the Pakistani naval forces on December 4, 1971.

The operation, codenamed 'Operation Trident', was executed by the 25th missile squadron comprising naval ships Nipat, Nirghat and Veer.

Lt Commander Kavina was one of the chief architects of the attack on the Karachi harbour.

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