December 8 1971 – The Indian Navy Launches Operation Python on Karachi, West Pakistan

December 8 1971 – The Indian Navy Launches Operation Python on Karachi, West PakistanRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Halfway through the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, the Indian Navy had the major port of West Pakistan, Karachi, in its sights. Three days after Operation Trident effectively demonstrated India’s tactical advantages on the water, a larger follow-up mission — Operation Python — proved West Pakistan would not be able to last long in the conflict. For months, tension between the two factions of the Pakistani government flared dramatically, arising from the creation of East and West areas by the Radcliffe Line in 1947. When the British ended colonial rule, a […]