Interesting Facts About The Indian Navy
We know the might of our armed forces very well, and their tale of courage not only motivates us but fills our heart with pride. In this post, we will see some of the interesting facts about our Indian navy. This post will not only give you some of the points but will help you in GD or any discussion with your friends and will reflect your profound knowledge.
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- Originally called the Royal Indian Navy, our supreme naval branch of the armed forces of India was founded in 1612 by the East India Company and renamed the Indian Navy on 26th January 1950 after independence.
- The Royal Indian Navy mutiny was a rebellion by 20,000 Indian sailors in 1946 against the British policies of discrimination, but the movement failed due to lack of support.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale is considered as the Father of Indian Navy. He built a strong naval presence across the coast of Konkan and Goa to protect sea trade.
- On December 4, the Indian Navy launched Operation Trident and attacked the Pakistan Naval Headquarters in Karachi sinking a minesweeper, a destroyer and an ammunition supply ship. Operation Python followed it on December 8, 1971. This day was celebrated as navy day.
- Vice Admiral Ram Dass Katari was the first Indian to assume office as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy on April 22, 1958.
- The first Indian to receive a permanent commission was sub-Lieutenant D.N. Mukerji.
- Indian Navy Ensign (the flag) still incorporates the St. George’s Cross design, the flag of England but new design compose of national emblem on the cross intersection.
- The Indian Navy's first independent mission was against the Portuguese Navy during the liberation of Goa in 1961.
- Indian Navy is among the top naval forces of the world has a strength of 58,350 personnel and a large operational fleet.
- The Indian Navy launched Operation Talwar during the Kargil War as part of the more massive Operation Vijay not only this The Indian Navy also conducted three international operations.
- Cdr. M.S. Kohli of the Indian Navy led the country’s first successful expedition to Mount Everest in 1965 by any military officer.
- INS (Indian Naval Ship) Viraat was the Navy's first aircraft carrier and the oldest aircraft carrier in the world.
- The first aircraft carrier to be manufactured in India was INS Vikrant. Now, most of the ships and submarines are made indigenously.
- INS Arihant is the first ballistic missile submarine to have been built by a country other than one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
- Barak 8 missile, a surface-to-air missile being developed by India and Israel, will be used from Indian Navy ships.
- Under Project 17-A, the Indian Navy will be building seven Shivalik-class stealth frigates.
- The INS Zamorin at Ezhimala in Kerala is the largest naval academy in Asia.
- In the year 2009, A force called Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB) was formed after the 26/11 Mumbai attack for patrolling coastal areas.
- Marine Commandos (MARCOS) are the special operating unit of Indian Navy also known as ‘Dadiwali fauj’. The Marine Commandos (MARCOS) has one of the highest dropouts during training.
- There are only two naval aerobatic teams in the world, and one is our country’s navy and is called Saagar Pawan.
- Indian Navy uses a multi-brand communication satellite called GSAT – 7 which has improved the ability many times.
- The Indian Navy will continue to be the most powerful naval force in the entire Indian Ocean region, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea due to constant upgradation.
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