Brief History :
- Indian navy has been running since 200BC
- CHOLA DYNSATY, an ancient Tamil Kingdom along the banks of the river Cauvery, were the first to use navy.
- The MODERN ROYAL NAVY under Britishers was constituted on 4 December.
Role of the Indian Navy :
The primary role of the Indian Navy is to secure India’s maritime borders and interests, not to mention India has a coastline of 7516 Kilometres. In addition to this, the Indian navy even safeguards and provide support to Country’s trade volume [95% of total trade ] that is moved by sea. The Indian navy also helps in providing assistance to Civil authority during disasters and calamities like floods, cyclone and Tsunami.
Motto of the Indian Navy:
शं नो वरुणः Meaning : May the Lord of the Oceans be auspicious unto us
Crest of the Indian Navy :
Insignia of Indian Navy :
Commands of the Indian Navy :
The headquarters of the Indian Navy is located at New Delhi which is headed by the Chief of the Naval Staff assisted by Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Personnel and Chief of Materiel. The Indian Navy is Organized into 3 Commands :
|1||Western Naval Command||Mumbai|
|2||Eastern Naval Command||Vishakapatnam|
|3||Southern Naval Command||Kochi|
Chief of the Naval Staff :
The Present chief of the Naval Staff is PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM Admiral Devendra Kumar Verma. He has commanded INS Kuthar, INS Ranvir and INS Viraat. He is an Alumni of the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi.
Bases of the Indian Navy:
The navy has the following bases-
- Goa shipyard
- Calcutta Shipyard
- Magazoari Dock
Ships and Submarines :
[ List not exhaustive ]
- INS Arihant (Indigenous Nuclear Powered Submarine)
- INS Chakra
- INS Shalki
- INS Maysore
- INS Rajput
- INS Gomati
- INS Godavari
- INS Ganga
- INS Nilgiri
- INS Bhatkal
- INS Vikramaditya
- INS Virat
Naval Ranks :
Special Forces Unit of Indian Navy – MARCOS ( short for Marine Commandos )
Indian Navy Day – Celebrated on Dec 4 every year to mark the start of Operation Trident during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.