Operation Python. Daring missile attacks from the Sea

Operation Python entails the second missile attack on Keamari oil field at Karachi was carried out by Indian Naval Ships Trishul, Talwar and Vinash on the night of 08/09 December 1971. During the missile attack the IN ships set ablaze oil tanks, sank two merchant vessels (Harmatton and Gulf Star) and destroyed Pakistan Navy’s tanker PNS Dacca. With the attack, the Indian Navy achieved maritime dominance off the approaches to Karachi.

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