Operation Dwarka also known as Operation Somnath, was the popular name given to Pakistan Navy's attack on the Indian coastal town of Dwarka on September 7, 1965. This was the first use of a Navy in the Indo-Pakistan Wars. On the night of September 7 Pakistan Navy launched its assault on Western Indian shores. Dwarka was chosen for its proximity, (200 km from Karachi Port) relatively less guarded port and historical relevance. The plan called for a fleet of 7 naval vessels of Pakistan to bomb the tiny town of Dwarka. Operation Dwarka was a significant one, even celebrating September 8 as Victory Day by Pakistan Navy.