Life In Indian Navy
Hello Defence Lovers, The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India serves as Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy. The crux of Indian Navy is about defending the country against external threats through waters. Then it not only defends the country from ocean-headed threats but provides smart intelligence regarding all defence related matters it gathers from a variety of sources. Life of a Indian Navy Officer varies from branch to branch and also from where he is being posted.
Life At Sea
- A career in the Indian Navy is an opportunity to serve the country while enjoying the adventure and sense of achievement that come with the job.
- A far cry from duty ashore. For one thing, while at sea, you will be putting all your skills and determination to actual test.
- You will be given responsibility and will be doing an important job for which you have been uniquely trained.
- Of course, sea duty does not mean you will spend all your time at sea. Your ship will have its own ‘home-port’ and you will spend a fair amount of your time in or close to that port.
- At sea, you will be excited to visiting far-flung places in India and abroad, which you may have only read or heard about.
- Life at sea is full of challenges and immense satisfaction. While you are at sea, the Navy looks after the welfare of your family like its own.
- Whether on a ship or submarine, sailors are provided with sufficient living spaces. Each sailor is assigned a “berthing area,” which includes a locker for storage, as well as a “bunk” for sleeping.
- The chefs in the galleys (kitchen) constantly prepare food for hundreds of men.
- There are dining halls for the men to dine. Mess decks are not just areas to sleep, but are also for recreation – sailors can kick back and watch television or play games.
Life At Submarine
- The elite arm of submarines is for those who yearn for the exclusive challenge of operating below the surface of the oceans in highly technical and powerful submarines.
- Life on board submarines is a life amidst hi-tech war machines which have awesome firepower, state-of-the-art weapon control system, computer controlled machinery and a high standard of habitability.
- Personnel for this elite arm are taken from various branches subject to their volunteering and clearing the aptitude test and medical standards.
- The major responsibility of the submarines in peace time is to train for war as effectively as possible, in the knowledge that this will contribute to its prevention.
- On successful completion of rigorous training, one becomes a proud possessor of the ‘Dolphin Badge” and a member of a very elite arm of the Navy.
- Submarines of the Indian Navy are highly sophisticated and technologically advanced platforms. On board submarines, men work with state-of-the art weapons, navigational systems, communication sets, diving equipment, etc.
- The art of submarine warfare involves having a good understanding of own capabilities and limitations and be able to turn them to own advantage.
- In order to fulfill the aim of using the submarine as an instrument of tactical warfare, personnel go through many years of rigorous practice in the art of operating weapon and sensors.
Life At Ship
- A far cry from duty ashore, challenges and responsibilities are the hallmark of life at sea. At sea, the Captain leads his team of officers and sailors. In the “good old days”, ships were propelled by sails harnessing the power of the winds.
- Work on ships involved extensive rope-work, swabbing decks and polishing brass. But today’s ships have specialist sensor operators, guided missiles, homing torpedoes, complex machinery and state-of-the art communication networks etc.
- Work on board ships is divided amongst teams that do different kinds of jobs. They could be involved in the operation of various equipment such as radars, sonars or communications, or firing of weapons such as missiles, guns, or rockets.
- Modern ships, submarines and aircraft of the Indian Navy are highly sophisticated and technologically advanced platforms. Onboard ships, men are involved in operating the state-of-the art weapons, navigational systems, communication sets, diving equipment, etc.
- It involves maintenance of equipment. Personnel go through training in the art of seamanship, operating weapons and sensors, look-out duties, boat-work and man-management.
- All personnel are also trained in Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Warfare and Damage Control including Fire Fighting.