Indian Navy – A Global Force for Good
“Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit.”
The white is a color of peace but for Indian navy white is a color of power and dominance, the white uniform is respect.The naval uniform stands out in the crowd, the men and women take a lot of pride wearing the whites.The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. The President of India serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), usually a four-star officer in the rank of Admiral, commands the Navy.
As of 2016, the Indian Navy has a strength of 79,023 personnel and a large operational fleet consisting of two aircraft carriers, one amphibious transport dock, eight landing ship tanks, 11 destroyers, 14 frigates, one nuclear-powered attack submarine, one ballistic missile submarine, 13 conventionally-powered attack ..
1. The British East India Company established their own navy, East India Company’s Marine in 1612 which was later called Royal Indian Navy. Royal Indian Navy became the Indian Navy on 26th January, 1950. Indian Navy’s first mission was against the Portuguese Navy during the liberation of Goa in 1961.
2. INS (Indian Naval Ship) Viraat was the navy’s first aircraft carrier and the oldest aircraft carrier in the world. INS Vikrant was the first aircraft carrier to be made in India.
3. The missile BrahMos, is the fastest cruise missile in the world with a speed of Mach 2.8 – 3.0. Mach i.e. the ratio of speed of the object to speed of sound.
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4. MARCOS or Marine Commandos, nick name dmagar mach, are the special operations (very secretive) unit of the Indian Navy. They are widely feared by terrorists who call them ‘Dadiwala fauj‘ because of their bearded disguises in civil areas.
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5. Indian Navy uses a multi-brand communication satellite called GSAT – 7. It helps Indian Navy to acquire the blue water capabilities