INDIA celebrates Navy day on 4th of December every year. The magnificent and badass Indian navy plays a great role in keeping the marine borders of India safe.It also provides humanitarian relief in times of natural disasters,cyclones and tsunamis.
Its a matter of real pride that Indian navy is most commonly ranked at 5th largest navy in the world.Here are some Awe inspiring facts about indian navy that will make you feel proud!
Indian naval force has an impressive fleet – 58350 personnel,an aircraft carrier,a big transport dock,15 frigates,8 guided missile destroyers,24 corvettes,,13 conventional submarines,1 nuclear attack submarine ,30 patrol vessels and various auxiliary ships.
Father of Indian navy – Shivaji maharaj
Ever wonder when it all started in India? The great maratha warrior – Shivaji realised the importance of securing the Indian coastline.Navy under his command was so strong that it protected the empire from British,Dutch and Portuguese.
Commander-in-chief of navy-
The president of our country,Mr.Pranab Mukherjee serves as the commander in chief of Indian navy.Chief naval staff (CNS) Admiral RK Dhowan commands the navy.
Navy day is celebrated to commemorate the bad-ass performance of the naval forces during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani war.The navy executed a blockade,carrier aircraft bombing missions and missile strikes against land targets.
The big guns
INS (Indian naval ship) Vikrant (2013) is the first air craft carrier built in India.Our second aircraft carrier is INS Vikramaditya.INS Arihant is ballistic missile submarine and also the lead ship in nuclear powered submarines.