Learn about the biggest naval conflict since WWII. Third-person vehicular combat game based on 1971 India-Pakistan war. Conduct missions based on actual events. Control naval units including aircraft carriers, warships, jets and choppers. Relive one of the most unique naval battles ever fought.
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Release Date:
Apr 5, 2023

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“I think what I liked most about 1971: Indian Naval Front was the superb radio messages and background history of this conflict. As an American it is my job not to know history, but your game opened me up to an interesting epoch. I am looking forward to playing and learning more.”

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About This Game

1971: Indian Naval Front is a Third-person Naval Combat game made as a tribute to the Indian Navy towards their contribution during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

Authentic Naval Units

Play with authentic Indian Naval units comprising aircraft carriers, destroyers, anti-sub warfare frigates, missile boats and others. Each unit is installed with different weapons having different capabilities. Perform missions based on actual operations including attack, rescue and stealth.

Multiple categories of ship weapons

Operate different weapons: 20MM and 40MM anti-aircraft guns, naval cannons, torpedoes, and missiles.

Aerial combat missions

Engage in aerial combat missions using Hawker Sea Hawk attack aircrafts and Breguet Alize both enabled with cockpit views. Both the birds come equipped with 20MM Hispano guns and different alternate weapons like bombs, rockets and torpedoes.

Recon and Anti-sub warfare missions

Control air squadron's Seaking choppers to perform recon and anti-submarine warfare missions.


Geographically, Pakistan as a nation was divided into West and East Pakistan (today known as Bangladesh). Since its inception, only West Pakistan controlled the country's military, policy making, and economy. East Pakistan was merely treated as its colony. This created a rift that resulted in conflict of interests between leaders of both regions.
1970 was the year of political tensions between East and West Pakistan. Later that year, Awami League of East Pakistan led by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman won the first democratic election of Pakistan. Despite gaining majority the League was not invited by the ruling military junta to form a government. The atrocities by the Armed Forces from West Pakistan against the people of East Pakistan kept increasing which led to civil unrest and genocide in the East.
By end of April 1971, millions of refugees started coming into India from East Pakistan causing diplomatic tensions in the Indian subcontinent. India decided to act on it and determined to liberate East Pakistan (Bangladesh) as an independent country. On 3rd of December 1971, Pakistan Air Force carried out pre-emptive attacks on northern Indian air bases. The war officially started on all fronts.
The Indian Navy carried out missions and created a Naval Blockade in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. The famed aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy INS Vikrant with her task force and air squadrons conducted lot of Maritime Interdiction Operations and sorties to completely paralyze the enemy in the East. The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy targeted the Naval and commercial HQ of Pakistan in Karachi and conducted Operation Trident and Python. Many other events took place in both Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.
On 16th December 1971, Pakistan eventually signed the Instrument of Surrender and Bangladesh was declared an independent country. The scale of naval operations during 1971 war is considered to be the biggest since WWII.

1971: Indian Naval Front will enable you to experience pretty much all the Indian Navy operations executed during the 1971 War.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7(64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5(3rd Gen) or AMD six-core 3,5 Ghz (AMD FX 6300)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050 or AMD Radeon RX 550
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 / Windows 11 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7(9th Gen) or AMD Ryzen 7 4000 series.
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1650Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5500M
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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