The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy.
The Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is considered as “Father of the Indian Navy”. The Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral, commands the navy.
The primary objective of the navy is to safeguard the nation’s maritime borders, and in conjunction with other Armed Forces of the union, act to deter or defeat any threats or aggression against the territory, people or maritime interests of India, both in war and peace.
Founded : 26 January 1950
Role : Naval warfare, force projection, sealift, nuclear deterrence
Size : 67,252 active personnel, 55,000 reserve personnel, 150 ships, approx. 300 aircraft
Part of : Indian Armed Forces
Headquarters : Integrated Defence Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
Colours : Navy blue and white
Why Navy Day is Celebrated ?
Navy Day in India is celebrated to commemorate Operation Trident, and in reverence to those who were martyred in the war which was conducted by India Navy.
On 4 December 1971 Indian Navy attacked on the Karachi harbor during the Indo-Pakistan war by the Indian Naval Missile boats. No Indian sailors were killed in that attack.
List of India Navy Admirals 2021
|1||Mr. Sir Charles Thomas Mark Pizey||1951-1955|
|2||Sir Stephen Hope Carlill ( vice admiral )||1955-1958|
|3||Mr. Ram Dass Katari (Vice Admiral)||1958-1962|
|4||Mr. Bhaskar Sadashiv Soman||1962-1966|
|5||Mr. Adhar Kumar Chatterji||1966-1970|
|6||Mr. Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda||1970-1973|
|7||Mr. Sourendra Nath Kohli||1973-1976|
|8||Mr. Jal Cursetji||1976-1979|
|9||Mr. Ronald Lynsdale Pereira||1979-1982|
|10||Mr. Oscar Stanley Dawson||1982-1984|
|11||Mr. Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani||1984-1987|
|12||Mr. Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni||1987-1990|
|13||Mr. Laxminarayan Ramdas||1990-1993|
|14||Mr. Vijai Singh Shekhawat||1993-1996|
|15||Mr. Vishnu Bhagwat||1996-1998|
|16||Mr. Sushil Kumar||1998-2001|
|17||Mr. Madhvendra Singh||2001-2004|
|18||Mr. Arun Prakash||2004-2006|
|19||Mr. Sureesh Mehta||2006-2009|
|20||Mr. Nirmal Kumar Verma||2009-2012|
|21||Mr. Devendra Kumar Joshi||2012-2014|
|22||Mr. Robin K Dhowan||2014-2016|
|23||Mr. Sunil Lanba||2016 – 2019|
|24||Mr. Karambir Singh||2019- Incumbent|
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