21 Facts about the Indian Navy

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The world is distributed among various countries, and those countries are well distributed among various states and regions. Each country all over the world has its own trained army prepared for any war between the two countries. There are different types of armies in India: the air force, the military, and the naval force. Each of them plays a crucial role in war. India has faced two world wars to date, and here all of those forces played their own role well and protected our country.

Today I am going to talk about the Naval Force. The Indian Navy is part of the Indian Armed Forces working on maritime. The Supreme Commander of the Navy is the president of the country. The force is commanded by the chief of the naval group. Indian Navy has a vast history with many achievements.

21 Facts about the Indian Navy

  1. The East India Company established India’s naval branch of the armed forces in 1612; after independence on January 26, 1950, it was renamed the Indian Navy.
  2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is considered the father of the Indian Navy.
  3. In the second world war, India’s naval forces played a crucial role.
  4. India’s naval forces fought their 1st independent war against the Portuguese in 1961 during the liberation of Goa.
  5. The Indian Navy is one of the top 10 naval powers worldwide.
  6. In Asia, Ezhimala Naval Academy is the largest naval academy, which is situated in Kerala.
  7. The Indian Navy’s BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile is the fastest operational system of its kind in the world. The Defense Research and Development Organization recently increased the missile system’s range from 298 km to over 450 km (DRDO).
  8. MARCOS, formerly known as Marine Commando Force, is a special operations unit of the Indian Navy that was founded in 1987. It is prepared and trained to carry out missions in all environments, including the air, sea, and land. The force has gained recognition on a global scale for professionalism.
  9. The Indian Navy played a significant role in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 by conducting two massive naval operations against Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, known as Operation Trident and Operation Python.
  10. The Indian Navy made successful expeditions to Mount Everest, the South Pole, and the North Pole in 2004; 2006; and 2008.
  11. The oldest aircraft in the world and India’s first naval aircraft was the INS (Indian Naval Ship) Viraat.
  12. INS Vikrant, the first aircraft carrier manufactured in India.
  13. Most of the Indian Navy ships as well as the submarines are now produced in India.
  14. The first ballistic missile submarine that was built by a country for security under the United Nations Security Council was from India, the INS Arihant.
  15. After the attack of 26 November in Mumbai, a special force unit was commanded to take charge of patrolling India’s coastal waters for the prevention of attacks; the unit had been formed earlier in 2009 as Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB).
  16. All over the world, there are only two naval aerobatic teams, one of which is from the Indian Navy, known popularly as Saagar Pawan.
  17. Multi-brand communication satellite is used by the Indian Navy and is called GSAT-7.
  18. Voyage to the North and South Poles was successfully completed by the Indian Navy.
  19. India was the first to send a submariner from the navy on the journey of Mt. Everest.
  20. By 2027, the Indian Navy expects to be a force with 150 and 500 ships and aircraft, respectively.
  21. In 2025, the first supercarrier will be from India, named INS Vishal.


The Indian Navy is always on its toes during natural disasters like floods, droughts, cyclones, etc. The rescue and relief operations are all handled by the Indian Navy. They are a part of the Indian Armed Forces, fighting hard against the millions of drops just to protect us. I salute all those warriors working hard over there, and I am thankful to them for saving our lives over and over without asking for anything in return. We all respect your Indian Navy force.

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