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Encyclopedia > Indian Navy
Indian Navy
Motto: Shano Varuna
("May the Lord of the Oceans be auspicious unto us")
Headquarters
New Delhi
History and traditions
History of the Indian Navy
Navy Day: 4th December
Components
Current fleet
Full Indian Navy ship list
Submarines
Naval aircraft
MARCOS (Marine Commandos)
Weapons systems
Personnel
Chief of Naval staff
Officer insignia

The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. With 55,000 men and women, including 5,000 naval aviation personnel and 2,000 Marine Commandos (MARCOS), it is the world's fourth largest navy.[1] The Indian Navy currently operates more than 155 vessels, including the aircraft carrier INS Viraat. India uses its navy to enhance its international relations through joint exercises, port visits, and humanitarian missions, including disaster relief. The Indian Navy is increasing its capabilities as a true blue-water navy; the Indian Navy's doctrine states that this is for the collective good of nations.[2] Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_India. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (734x884, 113 KB) Summary Rationale: The image is downloaded from a Government of India website. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... , This article is about the urban region that is the capital of India. ... The Indian Navy has a history dating back to the British East India Company in 1612, through the division of the Indian Empire into India and Pakistan, who have fought several wars against each other. ... Several nations observe or have observed a Navy Day to recognize their navy. ... Indian Navy Ships (Present) The Indian Navy fleet in formation // INS Viraat (1 in service) Destroyer INS Rana (D52). ... This is a list of ships of the Indian Navy. ... Details of the Submarines of the Indian Navy,the largest Submarine fleet in Asia. ... Aircrafts of the Indian Navy // IJT HAL HJT-36 The naval air-arm is an important component of the Indian Navy. ... // A Marine Commando with the MP5 submachine gun. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Chief of Naval staff of the Indian Navy (CNS) is the highest post in the Indian Navy. ... The following graphs presents the officer ranks of the Indian navy. ... The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of World War I A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... The military of India, officially known as the Indian armed forces, is the primary military organisation responsible for the territorial security and defense of India. ... // A Marine Commando with the MP5 submachine gun. ... INS Viraat (Sanskrit: विराट) (R22) is a Centaur-class aircraft carrier currently in service with the Indian Navy. ... A rare occurrence of an 11-country multinational fleet, during RIMPAC. A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ...

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Role

Indian Armed Forces
Emblem of India
Emblem
Military Man Power
Total armed forces 2,414,700 (Ranked 3rd)
Active troops 1,414,000 (Ranked 3rd)
Total troops 3,773,300 (Ranked 6th)
Paramilitary forces 1,089,700
Components
Indian Army
Indian Air Force
Indian Navy
Indian Coast Guard
Indian Paramilitary Forces
Strategic Nuclear Command
History
Military history of India
Ranks
Air Force ranks and insignia of India
Army ranks and insignia of India
Naval ranks and insignia of India
A postage stamp commemorating the maritime heritage of India.
Pal of the Maratha Navy.
Qalbat of the Maratha Navy.

The Indian Navy sees several principal roles for itself: The Indian Armed Forces is the primary military organization responsible for the territorial security and defence of India. ... Image File history File links Emblem_of_India. ... The Emblem of India The Emblem of India is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka. ... This list of countries by size of armed forces displays national troop levels by active troop strength, number of Naval combatants and aircraft. ... Number of active troops per country This is a list of countries sorted by the total number of active troops where the military manpower of a country is measured by the total amount of active troops within the command of that country. ... Number of total troops per country This is a list of countries sorted by the number of total troops where the military manpower of a country is measured by the total amount of troops within the command of that country. ... The Indian Army is one of the armed forces of India and has responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Indian_Army. ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... Image File history File links Ensign_of_the_Indian_Air_Force. ... Image File history File links Naval_Ensign_of_India. ... Indian Coast Guards coat of Arms. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Components Indian Army Indian Air Force Indian Navy Indian Coast Guard Indian Paramilitary Forces Strategic Nuclear Command History Military history of India British Indian Army Indian National Army Ranks Air Force ranks and insignia of India Army ranks and insignia of India Naval ranks and insignia of India Related Info... The Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) of India is the nodal agency for all command, control and operational decisions regarding Indias nuclear weapon stockpile. ... India has a long military history dating back several millennia. ... The following graphs presents the officer ranks of the Indian Air Force. ... The following graphs presents the officer ranks of the Indian army. ... The following graphs presents the officer ranks of the Indian navy. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

  • 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;
  • Project influence in India's maritime area of interest, to further the nation’s political, economic and security objectives;
  • In cooperation with the Indian Coast Guard, ensure good order and stability in India's maritime zones of responsibility.
  • Provide maritime assistance (including disaster relief) in India's maritime neighbourhood.[3]
  • To play a key role as part of 'a pluralistic security order' for a better world.[4]

Indian Coast Guards coat of Arms. ...

History

Main article: History of the Indian Navy

India has a maritime history dating back around 10,000 years. The word navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word "Navgath". Navigation as a science originated on the river Sindhu (Indus). The first tidal dock is believed to have been built at Lothal around 2300 BCE during the Harappan Civilisation, near the present day Mangrol harbour on the Gujarat coast. The Rig Veda written around 8000 BCE, credits Varuna with knowledge of the ocean routes and describes naval expeditions using hundred oared ships to subdue other kingdoms. There is a reference to Plava, the side wings of a vessel which give stability under storm conditions, to the ship and also to Matsya yantra, the compass used for navigation. The Indian Navy has a history dating back to the British East India Company in 1612, through the division of the Indian Empire into India and Pakistan, who have fought several wars against each other. ... India has had a maritime history dating back around 5,000 years. ... The Indus is a river; the Indus River. ... Ancient Lothal as envisaged by the Archaeological Survey of India. ... The Indus Valley Civilization existed along the Indus River and the Vedic Sarasvati River in present-day Pakistan. ... Mangrol is a city and a municipality in Junagadh district in the Indian state of Gujarat. ... The Rig Veda ऋग्वेद (Sanskrit ṛc praise + veda knowledge) is the earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas. ...


The earliest known reference to an organization devoted to ships in ancient India is to the Mauryan Empire from the 4th century BC. Emperor Chandragupta Maurya's Prime Minister Kautilya's Arthashastra devotes a full chapter on the state department of waterways under navadhyaksha (Sanskrit for Superintendent of ships) [2]. The term, nava dvipantaragamanam (Sanskrit for sailing to other lands by ships) appears in this book in addition to appearing in the Buddhist text, Baudhayana Dharmasastra as the interpretation of the term, Samudrasamyanam. The Mauryan empire (321 to 185 BCE), at its largest extent around 230 BCE. The Lion Capital of Asoka, erected around 250 BCE. It is the emblem of India. ... Allegiance: Maurya Dynasty Rank: Emperor Succeeded by: Bindusara Maurya Reign: 322 BC-298 BC Place of birth: Indian subcontinent Chandragupta Maurya (Sanskrit: चन्द्रगुप्त मौर्य), sometimes known simply as Chandragupta (born c. ... Chanakya (c. ... The Arthashastra (more precisely Arthaśāstra) is a treatise on statecraft and economic policy which identifies its author by the names Kautilya[1] and Viṣṇugupta,[2] who are traditionally identified with the Mauryan minister Cāṇakya. ... The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... It has been suggested that Management system be merged into this article or section. ...


Many powerful navies of the Maurya, Chola, Vijayanagara, Kalinga, Maratha and Moghul empires ruled the oceans, in and around India for many centuries.[5] In the 18th century, the fleet review of the Maratha navy took place at the Ratnagiri fort in which the ships Pal and Qalbat participated. The 'Pal' was a three masted fighter with guns peeping on the broadsides.[6] Two notable naval chiefs Kanhoji Angre and Kunjali Marakkar were considered one of India's finest warriors, since they were able to defeat the British and the Portuguese Navies. Chandragupta Maurya (ruled 322–298 BC), known to the Greeks as Sandracottus, was the first emperor of the Mauryan empire. ... The Cholas were the most famous of the three dynasties that ruled ancient Tamil Nadu. ... Vijayanagara (Kannada: ವಿಜಯನಗರ, English: ) is in Bellary District, northern Karnataka. ... Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... The Marāthās (Marathi: , also Mahrattas) form an Indo Aryan group of Hindu warriors and peasants hailing mostly from the present-day state of Maharashtra, who created a the expansive Maratha Empire, covering a major part of India, in the late 17th and 18th centuries. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... Kanhoji Angre or Conajee Angria or Sarkhel Angre (? – 1729) was the first notable chief of the Maratha Navy in 18th century India. ... Mohammed Kunjali Marakkar was the Muslim naval chief of the Samoothiri Raja Manavikraman (Samoothiri was anglicized as Zamorin) a title of the Hindu kings of Kozhikode (anglicized Calicut, also known as Kolikottu), in present day state of Kerala, India during the 16th century. ...


The British Indian Navy was established by the British while India was a colony. Indian sailors started a rebellion also known as the The Royal Indian Navy mutiny, in 1946 on board ships and shore estabilshments which spread all over India. A total of 78 ships, 20 shore establishments and 20,000 sailors were involved in the rebellion. When India became a republic on 26 January 1950, it became known as the Indian Navy, and its vessels as Indian Naval Ships (INS). It has been suggested that Benign colonialism be merged into this article or section. ... HMIS Talwar at Bombay Harbour. ... in particular, for the archaizing senses of republic, as a translation of politeia or res publica Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A republic is a form of government maintained by a state or country whose sovereignty is based on consent of the governed... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first involvement of the Navy in any conflict came with the success of Operation Vijay in the 1961 liberation of Goa. After Portuguese troops fired at commercial vessels and fishing boats passing near Anjadip Island, the decision was taken to militarily intervene to liberate Goa from Portuguese colonial holding. The Indian ships provided fire support to navy and army landing troops. During the operation, the INS Delhi sank one Portuguese naval ship. The Portuguese frigate Alfonso de Albuquerque was also sunk after a brief fight.[7] Operation Vijay was the name of operation by Indian armed forces that led to the liberation of Goa, Daman and Diu and Anjidiv Islands from the Portuguese colonial holding in 1961. ... Portuguese India (Portuguese: or Estado da Índia) was the aggregate of Portugals colonial holdings in India. ...


The Navy has been involved in two wars with Pakistan. While its activity in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 largely involved patrolling of the coast, it played a significant role in the bombing of Karachi harbour in the 1971 war. The name given to the attack was Operation Trident, which was launched on December 4. Owing to its success, it has been celebrated as Navy Day ever since. The attack was followed by Operation Python before the center of conflict shifted to the eastern India-Pakistan border and the Bay of Bengal. To show solidarity with its ally Pakistan, the United States sent a nuclear carrier task force led by the USS Enterprise into the Bay of Bengal. A task force led by INS Vikrant was stationed to counter the Enterprise task force; Soviet Navy submarines also trailed the U.S. task force. A confrontation was averted when the U.S. task force moved towards South East Asia, away from the Indian Ocean.[8] Combatants India Pakistan Commanders Joyanto Nath Chaudhuri Harbakhsh Singh Ayub Khan Musa Khan Casualties 3,264 killed[1] 8,623 wounded[1] (From July to ceasefire) 3,800 killed[2] (September 6 - 22) 4,000 - 8,000 killed/ captured[3][4][5] (July to September 6) Indo-Pakistani wars and...   (Urdu: , Sindhi: ) is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the largest city in Pakistan. ... Combatants India Mukti Bahini Pakistan Commanders Sam Manekshaw J.S. Aurora A. A. K. Niazi # Strength 500,000+ troops 400,000+ troops Casualties 3,843 killed[1] 9,851 wounded[1] c. ... Combatants India Pakistan Strength 3 Missile boats, 2 Anti-submarine patrol vessels Casualties None Heavy Operation Trident and its follow up Operation Python were naval attacks launched on Pakistans port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. ... After independence from the British in 1947, India was divided along the lines of religious majority in to 2 nations, viz. ... Look up Bay of Bengal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Enterprise Logo The supercarrier, USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is the worlds first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. ... INS Vikrant (Hindi: विक्रान्‍त) (formerly HMS Hercules (R49)) was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. ... Soviet redirects here. ... The Soviet Navy (Russian: Военно-морской флот СССР, Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR, literally Naval military forces of the USSR) was the naval arm of the Soviet armed forces. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


The INS Rajput was instrumental in sinking the Pakistani Navy's premier submarine PNS Ghazi, which had posed a significant threat in the Bay of Bengal. The missile boats INS Nirghat and INS Nipat each sank a destroyer; the INS Veer destroyed a minesweeper. The naval aircraft, Sea Hawks and Alizés, operating from the Vikrant were also instrumental in sinking many gunboats and merchant navy vessels. There was one major casualty, the frigate Khukri (sunk by the Hangor), while the Kirpan was damaged in the western sector of conflict. Ultimately, the naval blockade of Karachi Port[9][10] and the complete blockade of East Pakistan's ports were successful in cutting Pakistani troops off from reinforcements, supplies, and evacuation routes.[11] These actions proved decisive in India's stunning victory in the war.[12][13] HMS Rotherham, built in 1942, was one of eight R class destroyers that served during the Second World War (the others being Relentless, Roebuck, Rocket, Redoubt, Rapid, Raider and Racehorse). ... Pakistan Navy jack Branches of Service Pakistan Army Pakistan Air Force Pakistan Navy Pakistan Coast Guard Pakistan Paramilitary Forces Leadership Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Ehsan ul Haq Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Ahmed Chief of Naval Staff... PNS Ghazi, the flagship submarine of Pakistan Navy until it was sunk in 1971. ... Look up Bay of Bengal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Hawker Sea Hawk was a single-seat jet fighter of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA), the air branch of the Royal Navy (RN), built by the Hawker company. ... The Breguet Br. ... A gunboat is literally a boat carrying one or more guns. ... INS Khukri was an old Type 14 ASW (Anti-submarine Warfare) frigate in the Indian Navy. ... The PNS Hangor was a Pakistani Daphne class submarine, which during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War sank the Indian frigate INS Khukri. ... The Port of Karachi is Pakistans busiest port, handling about 60% of the nations cargo (25 million tons per annum). ... East Pakistan was a former province of Pakistan which existed between 1955 and 1971. ...

The INS Vikrant took part in the 1971 war and played a crucial role in securing the shores of East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh.
The INS Vikrant took part in the 1971 war and played a crucial role in securing the shores of East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh.
Type of Vessel Indian Navy losses Pakistan Navy losses
Destroyers Nil 2, PNS Khaibar and Shahjahan*(damaged)
Frigates 1, INS Khukri** Nil
Submarines Nil 1, PNS Ghazi
Minesweeper Nil 1, PNS Muhafiz
Navy Aircraft 1, (Alize) Nil
Patrol boats and Gunboats Nil 7 Gunboats and 3 patrol boats
Merchant Navy and others Nil 11 (including one US ammunition ship)
Loss on land Nil Missile attack on Karachi harbour and oil installations.
*PNS Shahjahan was presumably damaged beyond repair.
**The second frigate INS Kirpan was damaged although it remained in service later on after salvaging it.

It was also instrumental in overthrowing the coup attempt by PLOTE mercenaries in Maldives by pouring troops there in 1988. The campaign led by the Indian Navy was known as Operation Cactus. In October 1999 the coordinated effort by the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard helped in the seizure of the Japanese ship MV Alondra Rainbow, that was taken by pirates and led to the arrest of the pirates. The Indian Navy participated in the UN peacekeeping operation Operation Restore Hope, off the coast of Somalia from December 1992 to October 2003. The Indian Navy also played a significant role in the Kargil war, by moving the Eastern and Western fleet into the northern Arabian sea and preventing an escalation of the war.[14] The Indian Navy aviators and commandos participated in the Kargil war.[15][16] The Indian Navy also participated in Operation Parakram. Later in 2001, during Operation Enduring Freedom, Indian Navy provided vital support by relieving American ships securing the Strait of Malacca.[17] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1575x950, 274 KB) // Summary Rationale The image is downloaded from a Government of India. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1575x950, 274 KB) // Summary Rationale The image is downloaded from a Government of India. ... INS Vikrant (Hindi: विक्रान्‍त) (formerly HMS Hercules (R49)) was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. ... Combatants India Mukti Bahini Pakistan Commanders Sam Manekshaw J.S. Aurora A. A. K. Niazi # Strength 500,000+ troops 400,000+ troops Casualties 3,843 killed[1] 9,851 wounded[1] c. ... PNS Ghazi, the flagship submarine of Pakistan Navy until it was sunk in 1971. ... The Breguet Br. ... PLOTE stands for Peoples Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... An Indian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft that was used to paradrop Indian troops in Male. ... Combatants United States United Nations Pakistan Malaysia Somalia Commanders Many Mohamed Farrah Aidid The United Nations intervention in Somalia (code-named Operation Restore Hope) was a United Nations–sanctioned United States military operation from 9 December 1992 to 4 May 1993. ... Combatants India Pakistan, Kashmiri secessionists, Islamic militants (Foreign Fighters) Strength 30,000 5,000 Casualties Indian Official Figures: 527 killed,[1][2][3] 1,363 wounded[4] 1 POW Pakistani Estimates: 357–4,000+ killed[5][6] (Pakistan troops) 665+ soldiers wounded[5] 8 POWs. ... The Arabian Sea (Arabic: بحر العرب; transliterated: Bahr al-Arab) is a region of the Indian Ocean bounded on the east by India, on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the west by Arabian Peninsula, on the south, approximately, by a line between Cape Guardafui, the north-east point of Somalia... Combatants United States Canada Australia United Kingdom Netherlands Philippines (in the Philippines theatre only) Northern Alliance GUAM Poland Italy Visegrad Group Hungary Ethiopia Somalia Estonia Latvia Lithuania Slovakia Vilnius group Croatia Albania Macedonia Romania Bulgaria Taliban al-Qaeda Abu Sayyaf Jemaah Islamiyah Islamic Courts Union Commanders General Tommy Franks Brig. ... A close-up map showing the Strait of Malacca separating peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. ...


During the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake crisis, the Indian Navy deployed 27 ships, 19 helicopters, 6 naval aircraft and over 5000 Indian Navy personnel in disaster relief operations.[18] like 'Operation Madath' in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, 'Operation Sea Waves' in the Indian territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 'Operation Castor' in Maldives, 'Operation Rainbow' in Sri Lanka and 'Operation Gambhir' in Indonesia.[19] Also Indian Naval group was able to start the rescue operations in neighboring countries, in large scale within 12 hours from the time of the tsunami and was the first foreign navy to reach them.[20] After the 2006 earthquake, 'operation Rahat-II' was launched and INS Rajput which was on a routine deployment in the area, was immediately diverted towards Java to provide medical aid and relief supplies. This was followed by a relief mission by INS Tabar. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... , Andhra Pradesh (Telugu: , Urdu: ) or AP, the Rice Bowl of India, is a state in southern India. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Andaman Islands. ...


During the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, the Indian Navy played an important role in providing assistance in the evacuation of 2,280 persons including Indian, four hundred and thirty six Sri Lankan, 69 Nepali and 7 Lebanese citizens from war-torn Lebanon. This operation was named Operation Sukoon, meaning Peace and tranquility.[21][22] In the year 2006, ten Indian Navy doctors, served for 102 days on the USNS Mercy and conducted 10 medical camps in the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia and East Timor.[23] Combatants Hezbollah Amal LCP  Israel Commanders Hassan Nasrallah (Secretary General of Hezbollah) Imad Mughniyeh (Commander of Hezbollahs armed wing)[5] Dan Halutz (CoS) Moshe Kaplinsky[12] Udi Adam (Regional) Strength 600-1,000 active fighters 3,000-10,000 reservists[6] 30,000 ground troops (plus IAF & ISC)[13... Motto जननी जन्मभूमिष्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी  (Sanskrit) Mother and motherland are dearer than the heavens Anthem Sayaun Thunga Phool Ka Capital (and largest city) Kathmandu (Nepal Bhasa:येँ) Official languages Nepali Government Interim government  -  King Gyanendra1  -  Interim Head of State Girija Prasad Koirala  -  Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Unification December 21, 1768  Area  -  Total 147,181... Operation Sukoon was launched by India to evacuate its nationals and that of Sri Lanka, Nepal who were fleeing from the Israeli–Lebanese conflict. ... USNS Mercy being refueled at sea, April 2005 during the ships mission to aid the tsunami vicitims. ...


Personnel

The Indian Navy's marching contingent during Republic Day Parade.

Each of the three Naval Commands has an active Flag Officer Commanding in Chief. The commander of the Navy is the Chief of Naval staff (CNS). As of 2006, the CNS is Admiral Sureesh Mehta. The CNS is assisted by several other high ranking officers. Below is the list of various ranks of officers within the Indian Navy in descending order: Image File history File links RD-Navy. ... Image File history File links RD-Navy. ... Republic Day Parade refers to a military and cultural parade held in the Indian Capital of New Delhi on the Republic Day of India, on 26 January every year. ... The Chief of Naval staff of the Indian Navy (CNS) is the highest post in the Indian Navy. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ...

While the provision for the rank of Admiral of the Fleet exists, no officer of the Indian Navy has yet been conferred an equivalent rank. Both the Army and Air Force have had Field Marshals (Sam Manekshaw and Cariappa) and Marshal of the Indian Air Force (MIAF) (Arjan Singh) appointed. Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. ... Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank that originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons and can trace its origins to the Royal Navy. ... Commodore is a military rank used in some navies for officers whose position exceeds that of a Captain, but is less than that of a Flag Officer. ... Captain is a rank or title with various meanings. ... Commander is a military rank which is also sometimes used as a military title depending on the individual customs of a given military service. ... In the Royal Navy, United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a lieutenant commander (lieutenant-commander or Lt Cdr in the RN) is a commissioned officer superior to a lieutenant and inferior to a commander. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... Sub-Lieutenant is a military rank. ... Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. ... The Indian Army is one of the armed forces of India and has responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... Only two Army appointments have been made by the Government of India since independence in 1947. ... Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, MC, (Sam Bahadur) (born April 3, 1914) is a retired Indian Army officer. ... Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa OBE (28 January 1899 - 15 May 1993) was the first Indian Chief of Staff and led the Indian forces on the Western Front during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1947. ... Marshal of the Air Force is a generic term for the most senior rank in an air force, equivalent to Field Marshal or Fleet Admiral. ... Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh DFC was born on April 15, 1919 in Lyalpur, and educated at Montogmery (then a part of undivided India, and, now in Pakistan). ...


Organization

INS Tarangini is the only sail training ship in the Indian Navy and is an icon of India's rich maritime history.
INS Tarangini is the only sail training ship in the Indian Navy and is an icon of India's rich maritime history.

The Indian Navy is organized into three regional commands: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3456 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3456 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... A gaff-rigged cutter flying a mainsail, staysail and genoa jib For other uses, see Sail (disambiguation). ... India has had a maritime history dating back around 5,000 years. ...

Another command, a joint Navy, Army and Air force command was set up in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2001 as a strategic area of defence.[24] The joint command is entrusted with security of the Malacca straits and the Indian Navy plays a major role in it by patrolling the area with the Indonesian Navy, Royal Malaysian Navy and Royal Thai Navy.[25] India and Australia signed an agreement to provide maritime security in the Asia Pacific region.[26] , Visakhapatnam  (telugu - విశాఖపట్నం) (also Viśākhapattanamu, shortened and anglicized: Vizag or Vizagapatnam) is a port city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... , Kochi ( ; Malayalam: []); formerly known as Cochin) is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. ... The Indian Army is one of the armed forces of India and has responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Andaman Islands. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Jalaseva Jayamahe On the Sea We Are Glorious The Indonesian Navy (Indonesian: Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut, TNI-AL) is the territorial force responsible for the patrol of Indonesias immense coastline. ... Royal Malaysian Navy ensign Image:Royal Malaysian Navy crest. ... Thai Navy ensign Thai Navy jack The Royal Thai Navy (Thai: ) is the navy of Thailand and was established in the late 1800s. ...


Recently the Indian Navy received a huge boost when INS Kadamba was commissioned at Karwar, 100 km from Goa. This is the third operational naval base after Mumbai and Vishakapatnam and the first to be controlled exclusively by the Indian Navy. It is being described by naval pundits as the largest such base in the area, Called 'Project Seabird'.[27] It is a multi-billion dollar plan to create an exclusive naval port with full facilities. Another base is being planned for the eastern shores, near Vishakapatnam at a cost of US$ 350 million.[28] The base, which will be located fifty km south of Vishakapatnam in Rambilli Mandal, will have comprehensive anti-aircraft, anti-submarine and amphibious capability.[29] The Indian Navy is setting up a monitoring station in Madagascar,[30][31] and to patrol the coast of Mozambique to monitor and prevent terrorist activities.[32] Project Seabird (Location 14°4551. ... Rabindranath Tagore Beach, Karwar Karwar Evening Karwar (Kannada: ಕಾರವಾರ)is a small seaside town situated on the west coast of the Indian subcontinent. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... , Goa   (Konkani: गोंय goṃya; Marathi: govā; Portuguese: ) is Indias smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population. ... Project Seabird is a project by the Indian Navy to develop a blue water navy and to acquire strategic depth. ...


The Indian Navy is divided into the following broad categories:

  • Administration
  • Logistics and Material
  • Training
  • The Fleets
  • The Naval Aviation
  • The Submarine Arm

Marine Commando Force

MARCOS in action.

The Marine Commando Force (MCF) known as MARCOS is a special forces unit that was raised by the Indian Navy in 1987. Modeled after the US Navy SEALs and the Royal Marines it was created to handle reconnaissance, raids and counter-terrorism in a maritime environment. The MARCOS played a key role in defeating a coup attempt by PLOTE mercenaries as part of Operation Cactus in Maldives by retaking the ship and rescuing the hostages whom included the Maldives Minister for education. At present the MARCOS is deployed in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent infiltration through the Jhelum and Wular Lake and also provides protection to people and tourists in and around Dal Lake, a popular tourist spot.[33] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 404 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (440 × 652 pixel, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Indian Marines I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 404 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (440 × 652 pixel, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Indian Marines I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... MARCOS, also known as MCF, is the designation of an elite naval special warfare unit of the Indian Navy. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... SEALs in from the water. ... The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Reaction Force. ... An Indian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft that was used to paradrop Indian troops in Male. ... , Jammu and Kashmir (Kashmiri: جۄم تٕہ کٔشِیر, ज्वम त॒ कॅशीर, Urdu: جموں و کشمیر) (often abbreviated as Kashmir or J & K, is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan and lies mostly in the Himalayan mountains. ... The Jhelum River is the largest and most western of the five rivers of the Punjab province of Pakistan, and passes through Jhelum City. ... The Wular lake is present in Jammu and Kashmir. ... sab bakwas hai Categories: India geography stubs | Jammu and Kashmir | Kashmir ...


Sea based nuclear deterrence

The Indian Navy's nuclear deterrence capability is based on Sukanya class ships armed with the Dhanush ballistic missiles that has a range of 350 km. This will continue until the commissioning of indigenously developed Advanced Technology Vessel into the navy by 2012.[34] This nuclear submarine will be armed with the Sagarika missile.[35] The Sukanya Class patrol craft are part of the Indian Navy. ... Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) is a nuclear-powered submarine under construction for the Indian Navy. ... DRDO may also be developing a 300-km submarine-launched ballistic missile, Sagarika, based on the Prithvi. ...


Fleet reviews

The President of India is entitled to inspect his fleet, as he is the supreme commander of the Indian armed forces. President's reviews have taken place nine times, the most recent being in February 2006, when President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam took the review.[36] The first President's fleet review by India was hosted by Dr. Rajendra Prasad on October 10, 1953. The Indian Navy also conducted an International fleet review named Bridges of Friendship in the year 2001 in which many ships of friendly Navies from all around the world participated.[37][38] Once in two years world navies meet at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the event is named as MILAN (Get together). Prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was shown the capabilities of the Indian Navy in a specially organised show.[39] Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Tamil: ) born October 15, 1931, Tamil Nadu, India, usually referred to as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam ^) was the twelfth President of India, serving from 2002 to 2007. ... Dr. Rajendra Prasad (Hindi: डाक्टर राजेन्द्र प्रसाद) (December 3, 1884 – February 28, 1963) was the first President of India. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr. Manmohan Singh (Punjabi: , Hindi: ) is the 17th and current Prime Minister of India. ...


Major exercises

Indian Navy, JMSDF, U.S Navy ships in formation.
Indian Navy, JMSDF, U.S Navy ships in formation.

The Indian Navy conducts naval exercises with friendly navies strengthening bilateral relationships with other navies and nations. Some such exercises take place annually like the Exercise VARUNA with the French Navy, KONKAN with the British Royal Navy, INDRA with Russian Navy, MALABAR with the U.S. Navy, SIMBEX with Republic of Singapore Navy. The Indian Navy also conducted exercise with the Chinese PLAN in 2003 and with various other navies. India conducted TROPEX (Theatre-level Readiness Operational Exercises) 2007 in which, the new doctrine of influencing the land and air battle in support of Indian Army and the Indian Air Force was validated.[40] Indian Navy conducted naval exercise with JMSDF and U.S Navy in the Pacific and also exercised with Chinese Navy.[41] Also conducted exercise with the Russian Navy and visited, Singapore, Vietnam[42] and will be visiting, Philippines and New Zealand.[43] India and South Korea decided to conduct annual naval exercise.[44] Similar exercises will be held with the Australian Navy. Indian Navy will conduct an exercise with the navies of Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.[45] A major exercise in the Indian ocean with the U.S Navy, JMSDF, Australian and Singapore navy is planned for September 2007.[46] A joint naval exercise involving India, South Africa and Brazil is likely to be held in May 2008.[47] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (2100 × 1368 pixel, file size: 714 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:[1] CAPTION: 070416-N-9851B-005 TOKYO BAY, Japan (April 16, 2007) - U.S., Indian and Japanese ships steam in formation as part of... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (2100 × 1368 pixel, file size: 714 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:[1] CAPTION: 070416-N-9851B-005 TOKYO BAY, Japan (April 16, 2007) - U.S., Indian and Japanese ships steam in formation as part of... The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) is the maritime branch of the Japanese Self-Defense Force, tasked with the naval defense of Japan, and was formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy after World War II. The force is based strictly on defensive armament, lacking the offensive... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The Varuna naval exercises are annual naval cooperation drills between the French Navy and the Indian Navy. ... The French Navy, officially called the National Navy (French: Marine Nationale) is the maritime arm of the French military. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... The Russian Navy or VMF (Russian: Военно-Морской Флот (ВМФ) - Voyenno- Morskoy Flot (VMF) or Military Maritime Fleet) is the naval arm of the Russian armed forces. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The Republic of Singapore Navy (Abbreviation: RSN; Chinese: 新加坡共和国海军部队; Malay: Angkatan Laut Republik Singapura) is the navy of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), responsible for the defence of Singapore against sea-borne threats and protection of its sea lines of communications. ... The Indian Army is one of the armed forces of India and has responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ), or JMSDF, is the maritime branch of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, tasked with the naval defense of Japan and formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy after World War II.[1] The force is based strictly on defensive armament, largely lacking... USN redirects here. ... The Royal Australian Navy (RAN} is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. ...


The Indian naval ships made port calls in Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Greece, Oman, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, South Africa,[48]Kenya,[49] Qatar, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait[50] and other countries in 2005-2007. The Indian Navy is increasingly used in international diplomacy.[51] UAE redirects here; for other uses of that term, see UAE (disambiguation) The United Arab Emirates is an oil-rich country situated in the south-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. ...


Exploration

The sailing ship and training vessel INS Tarangini began circumnavigating the world on 23 January 2003, intending to foster good relations with various other nations; she returned to India in May of the following year after visiting 36 ports in 18 nations.[52] INS Tarangini, is on a ten month long overseas voyage named Lokayan 07.[53] A solo circumnavigation voyage named 'Sagar Parikrama' is planned for 2008-09 by Cdr. Dilip Donde. Traditional wooden cutter under sail. ... INS Tarangini is a tall ship of the Indian Navy, commissioned in 1997 as a sail training ship for naval cadets. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lt. Cdr. M.S. Kohli led the Indian Navy’s first successful expedition to Mount Everest in 1965; the Navy’s ensign was again flown atop Everest in 19 May 2004 by a similar expedition. Another Navy team also successfully scaled Everest from the north face, the technically more challenging route.[54] The expedition was led by Cdr Satyabrata Dam, belonging to the elite submarine arm. Cdr. Dam is a mountaineer of international repute and has climbed many mountains including the Patagonias, the Alps among others. This team's record is unmatched by any other navy. The Navy also sent a submariner to summit Everest.[55] “Everest” redirects here. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


An Indian Navy team comprising 11 members successfully completed an expedition to the Arctic pole. To prepare, they first traveled to Iceland, where they attempted to summit a peak.[56] The team next flew to eastern Greenland; in the Kulsuk and Angmassalik areas, they used Inuit boats to navigate the region’s ice-choked fjords. They crossed northward across the Arctic Circle, reaching seventy degrees North on skis. The team scaled an unnamed peak of height 11,000 feet and named it ‘’Indian Peak’’.[57] For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ... Fjord in Sunnmøre, Norway Fjords are very long inlets from the sea with high steeply sloped walled sides. ... World map showing the Arctic Circle in red A sign along the Dalton Highway marking the location of the Arctic Circle The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


The Indian Naval ensign first flew in Antarctica in 1981.[58] The Indian Navy succeeded in Mission Dakshin Dhruv 2006 by traversing to the South Pole on skis. With this historic expedition, they have set the record for being the first military team to have successfully completed a ski traverse to the Geographic South Pole.[59] Also, three of the ten member team - the expedition leader - Cdr. Satyabrata Dam, leading medical assistants Rakesh Kumar and Vikas Kumar are now amongst the few people in the world to have visited the two poles and the mount Everest.[60] The Indian Navy also conducts other type of expeditions as a means of fostering resoluteness, determination, courage, mutual trust, teamwork, self-confidence, and self-control among Navy personnel.[61] For other uses, see South Pole (disambiguation). ...


Electronic warfare and systems management

Sangraha is a joint electronic warfare program of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy. The system comprises a family of electronic warfare suites, such as Ajanta and Ellora, for use on different naval platforms capable of intercepting, detecting, and classifying pulsed, carrier wave, pulse repetition frequency agile, frequency agile and chirp radars. The systems employ a modular approach facilitating deployment on various platforms like helicopters, vehicles, and small ships. Certain specific platforms apart from ESM (electronic support measures) also have ECM (electronic countermeasure) capabilities. Advanced technologies like multiple-beam phased array jammers are employed in the system for simultaneous handling of multiple threats.[62] // Electronic warfare (EW) is the use of the electromagnetic spectrum to effectively deny the use of this phenomena by an adversary, while optimizing its use by friendly forces. ... The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is one of Asias largest defense contractors and a leading aerospace manufacturer based in Bangalore, India. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pulse Repetition Frequency (PRF) is the number of pulses transmitted per second by the radar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ...


The Indian Navy also relies on information technology to face the challenges in the 21st century. The Indian Navy is implementing a new strategy to move from a platform centric force to a network-centric force by linking all shore-based installations and ships via high-speed data networks and satellites.[63][64] This will help in increased operational awareness. The network is referred to as the Navy Enterprise Wide Network (NEWN). The Indian Navy has also provided training to all its personnel in Information Technology (IT) at the Naval Institute of Computer Applications (NICA) located in Mumbai. Information technology is also used to provide better training, like the usage of simulators and for better management of the force.[65]


Ships and Weapon systems

Aircraft carrier INS Viraat with Sea Harriers.
Aircraft carrier INS Viraat with Sea Harriers.
The destroyer INS Mysore.
The frigate INS Trishul.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x798, 216 KB) Original description: Port side view of the Indian HERMES Class Aircraft Carrier INS (Indian Navy Ship) VIRAAT (R 22) underway in the Indian Ocean as part of Exercise MALABAR 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x798, 216 KB) Original description: Port side view of the Indian HERMES Class Aircraft Carrier INS (Indian Navy Ship) VIRAAT (R 22) underway in the Indian Ocean as part of Exercise MALABAR 2005. ... INS Viraat (Sanskrit: विराट) (R22) is a Centaur-class aircraft carrier currently in service with the Indian Navy. ... See also Hawker Siddeley Harrier The BAE SYSTEMS Harrier FA2 is the latest development of the Sea Harrier fighter/attack aircraft which entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 340 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:[1] Image by B. Harry From http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 340 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:[1] Image by B. Harry From http://www. ... The INS Mysore is a Delhi-class destroyer of the Indian Navy built in India. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... INS Trishul (F43) (Hindi :Trident) is the second ship of Talwar Class Frigates of Indian Navy. ...

Ships

The names of all the commissioned ships in the Indian Navy start with INS, meaning 'Indian Naval Ship'. The fleet of the Indian Navy is a mix of indigenously built and foreign vessels and is expanding with new inductions. India often indigenously builds destroyers, frigates and corvettes. The Navy currently operates the Delhi and Rajput class destroyers. The frigates in the service include the latest Talwar class, Godavari class, Leander class and Brahmaputra classes. The Indian Navy is acquiring from abroad, the Kiev Class Aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov (INS Vikramaditya), improved Talwar class frigates and the Scorpene class submarines. The Carrier INS Viraat, will be retired by the end of 2012 after the induction of the first Vikrant class aircraft carrier. Indian Navy Ships (Present) The Indian Navy fleet in formation // INS Viraat (1 in service) Destroyer INS Rana (D52). ... The three Indian Navy destroyers of the Delhi class are the most modern and largest to be fully built in India. ... The Rajput Class destroyers build for the Indian Navy are the modified version of Soviet Kashin class destroyers. ... The Talwar Class is a new class of Frigates build for the Indian Navy. ... The Type 16 Class frigates are a modification of the original Leander Class design with an indigenous content of 72% and a larger hull. ... Indian Navy built 6 Leander Class frigate from 1972-1981 at Mazagaon Dock Mumbai. ... Brahmaputra Class frigate (Type 16A) is a Guided Missile Frigate type of vessels produced indegenously by India. ... INS Viraat (Sanskrit: विराट) (R22) is a Centaur-class aircraft carrier currently in service with the Indian Navy. ... The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) (formerly known as Air Defense Ship (ADS)) is first aircraft carrier to be built by India at the Cochin Shipyard. ...


In 2006, India purchased the 16,900 tonne USS Trenton for 48 Million USD. The ship was inducted into the Indian Navy on June 22, 2007 at an elegant ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia. The ship is renamed as the INS Jalashva. Also six H-3 Sea King maritime utility transport helicopters were purchased that will operate from the ship. A delegation from the Indian Navy is already in the US to prepare for its passage to India. The ship is likely to be based at Visakhapatnam under the Eastern Naval Command. USS Trenton (LPD-14), the lead ship of her class of amphibious transport dock, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the capital of New Jersey. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Trenton becomes the Jalashva as the Indian Naval jack is raised on the ship. ... The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King (company designation S-61) is a twin-engined anti-submarine warfare (ASW)helicopter. ...


INS Dunagiri, INS Magar and INS Trishul was involved in accidents at sea. One corvette, INS Prahar was sunk after colliding with a merchant vessel.[66] INS Trishul (F43) (Hindi :Trident) is the second ship of Talwar Class Frigates of the Indian Navy. ...


Submarines and AUVs

INS Sindhughosh (S55), Kilo class submarine.
INS Sindhughosh (S55), Kilo class submarine.

The Indian Navy currently maintains a fleet of 16 diesel powered submarines. These are primarily of Russian and German origin. India signed a deal for six Scorpene submarines with MESMA. These submarines would begin to join the Indian Navy from 2010-11 onwards.[67] The Indian Navy may arm its Kilo class submarine fleet with the BrahMos cruise missiles after successful completing the test launching of BrahMos from the submarine. There is also a possibility of the production of Amur class submarines in India.[68] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 580 pixelsFull resolution (2932 × 2124 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 580 pixelsFull resolution (2932 × 2124 pixel, file size: 2. ... Details of the Submarines of the Indian Navy,the largest Submarine fleet in Asia. ... Scorpène class submarines are a class of diesel-electric attack submarine jointly developed by the French company DCN and the Spanish company Navantia. ... Sindhughosh class is one of the three diesel-powered submarine classes in the Indian Navy. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ... The Russian Navys Project 1650 Амур (named for the Amur river) submarines are export variants of the Project 677 Lada class, a highly improved version of the Kilo class. ...

Nuclear Powered Submarines

In January 1988 India leased for three years an ex-Soviet Charlie class nuclear powered guided missile submarine with eight Ametist (SS-N-7 Starbright) anti-shipping missile launchers. In the Indian Navy, the ship was christened INS Chakra, and the submarine was manned by an Indian crew. Upon expiration of the ship leasing term in 1991, the submarine was returned to Russia and joined the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


India has been working since 1985 to develop an indigenously constructed nuclear-powered submarine, one that is based on the Soviet Charlie II-class design, detailed drawings of which are said to have been obtained from the Soviet Union in 1989. The secretive Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project to provide nuclear propulsion for Indian submarines has been one of the ill-managed projects of India. The 190 MW pressurized water reactor (PWR) is reported to be fitted into the submarine's hull. The Prototype Testing Centre (PTC) at the (Indira Gandhi Centre For Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, will be used to test the submarine's turbines and propellers. A similar facility is operational at Vishakapatnam to test the main turbines and gear box. Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) is a nuclear-powered submarine under construction for the Indian Navy. ... The Reactor Research Centre set up at Kalpakkam, India, 80kms south of Chennai in 1971 under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was renamed Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in 1985. ... Kalpakkam is a small town situated 80 km south of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India. ... Visakhapatnam (Also Vishākhapatnam, shortened and Anglicized: Vizag) is a large city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ...


India plans to have as many as five nuclear submarines capable of carrying missiles with nuclear warheads. The Indian nuclear powered attack submarine design is said to have a 4,000-ton displacement and a single-shaft nuclear power plant of Indian origin. Once the vessel is completed, it may be equipped with Danush/Sagarika cruise missiles and advanced Indian made sonar systems. However, according to some analysts the most probable missile for the Indian submarine would be the BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile. But others point out that with a 300 km range, the BrahMos would not be adequately long ranged, for a strategic asset requiring long reach. According to defense sources, the ATV program is scheduled to be launched in 2007 and to be commissioned sometime between 2008 to 2010. The other four will be delivered sometime between 2010 to 2025. Each unit will cost one billion U.S. dollars. This submarines will have a displacement of 9,000 lbs. DRDO may also be developing a 300-km submarine-launched ballistic missile, Sagarika, based on the Prithvi. ... French F70 type frigates (here, La Motte-Picquet) are fitted with VDS (Variable Depth Sonar) type DUBV43 or DUBV43C towed sonars SONAR (SOund Navigation And Ranging) â€” or sonar â€” is a technique that uses sound propagation under water (primarily) to navigate, communicate or to detect other vessels. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ... A Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missile of the Luftwaffe A cruise missile is a guided missile which uses a lifting wing and most often a jet propulsion system to allow sustained flight. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ...

Akula class submarine.

According to some very reliable defense sources India is leasing two Akula class submarines. India is paying two billion dollars for the completion of the submarines which were 40-60% completed.[69] Three hundred, Indian Navy personnel are being trained in Russia for the operation of these submarines. India has finalized a deal with Russia, in which at the end of the lease of these submarines, it has an option to buy them. According to reports, the submarine may have been handed over to the Indian Navy.[70] Image File history File links Akula_class_submarine. ... Image File history File links Akula_class_submarine. ... Two Akula Class Submarines, type uncertain, in port Overview Project 971 Shchuka-B (Akula-class submarine in NATO code), is a nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) first deployed by the Soviet Navy in 1986. ...

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

The National Institute of Oceanography has developed the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (Underwater Robot) that has applications in the field of Oceanographic research. Also an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) has been developed.[71] An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) is a robot which travels underwater. ...


Aircraft

Tupolev 142.

The naval air-arm is an important component of the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy air arm consists of Sea Harrier jets that operate from the aircraft carrier INS Viraat. Recently, the Harriers were modernized for Beyond Visual Range missile capability. The Kamov-31 provide the AEW cover for the fleet. In the anti-submarine role the Sea king, Ka-28 and the indigenously-built HAL Dhruv are used. The MARCOS use Sea King and HAL Dhruv helicopters while conducting operations. Reconnaissance operations are carried out by Tupolev 142, Ilyushin 38, Dornier Do 228 and also by HAL Chetak helicopter. The UAV arm consists of around 30 UAVs like Heron and Searcher-IIs that are operated from ships and shore for better surveillance. Indian Navy also maintains a four aircraft aerobatic display team, the Sagar Pawan. The Sagar Pawan team will be replacing the present Kiran HJT-16 with the HJT-36. Aircrafts of the Indian Navy // IJT HAL HJT-36 The naval air-arm is an important component of the Indian Navy. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 186 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:[1] Image by B. Harry From http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 186 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:[1] Image by B. Harry From http://www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 220 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:[1] Image by B. Harry From http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 220 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source:[1] Image by B. Harry From http://www. ... The HAL Dhruv (Sanskrit:Pole Star) is a multi-role advanced helicopter made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). ... See also Hawker Siddeley Harrier The BAE SYSTEMS Harrier FA2 is the latest development of the Sea Harrier fighter/attack aircraft which entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980. ... Jet aircraft are aircrafts with jet engines. ... Four aircraft carriers, (bottom-to-top) Principe de Asturias, amphibious assault carrier USS Wasp, supercarrier USS Forrestal and light V/STOL carrier HMS Invincible, showing size differences of late 20th century carriers An aircraft carrier is a warship designed to deploy and recover aircraft — in effect acting as a sea... INS Viraat (Sanskrit: विराट) (R22) is a Centaur-class aircraft carrier currently in service with the Indian Navy. ... A Beyond Visual Range missile usually refers to an air-to-air missile that is capable of engaging at ranges beyond 20 nautical miles (37 km). ... The Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name Helix) is a military helicopter developed for the Soviet Navy and currently in service in Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, South Korea, China and India. ... An Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system is a radar system carried by an aircraft which is designed to detect other aircraft. ... For the original Viking use of the name, see Sea-King. ... The Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name Helix) is a military helicopter developed for the Soviet Navy and currently in service in Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, South Korea, China and India. ... The HAL Dhruv (Sanskrit:Pole Star) is a multi-role advanced helicopter made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). ... 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The Indian Air Force also has a maritime strike role, providing support to the Indian Navy.[72][73] These Jaguars are armed with the Sea Eagle missile. There are reports of IAF going for the Harpoon or the Exocet missiles to arm these Jaguars.[74] The IAF is also using its Su-30MKI aircraft for maritime roles.[75] Su-30MKI and the Il-38 will be armed with the air-launched version of the Brahmos cruise missile. The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting aerial warfare and securing the Indian airspace. ... The SEPECAT Jaguar is an Anglo-French ground attack aircraft still in service with several export customers, notably the Indian Air Force and the Royal Air Force of Oman. ... The BAe Sea Eagle Missile is a computer controlled, fire-and-forget, sea-skimming anti-ship missile. ... The AGM-84 Harpoon is a US all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system. ... The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, and airplanes. ... Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, (Modernised-Commercial-Indiski), is the variant of the Sukhoi Su-30. ... Il-38 May. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ...


Weapon systems

The Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile.

The Indian Navy uses modern technology and weapon systems, some of which are indigenously developed. Others, like the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, are jointly developed with Russia. The Navy inducted the Lakshya PTA into service.[76] There are reports on the joint development by India and Israel of the Barak-II missile system, an improved, longer range version of the Barak-I air defence missile.[77] The Barak-I is used on most of the main ships of the Indian Navy. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links BrahMos. ... Image File history File links BrahMos. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ...


India has a number of foreign made cruise missile systems, including the Klub (SS-N-27). It also has some indigenous cruise missile systems under development, including the Sagarika and Lakshya variants. The Barak-I missile is operational on Indian Navy ships. The Sagarika (Oceanic) began development in 1994 as a submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), which will have a range of at least 300 km (some sources claim 1000 km). Another successful program has been the adaptation of the Yakhont anti-ship missile system into the BrahMos by the NPO and the DRDO. The BrahMos has been tailored to Indian needs and uses a large proportion of Indian-designed components and technology, including its fire control systems, transporter erector launchers, and its onboard navigational attack systems. A Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missile of the Luftwaffe A cruise missile is a guided missile which uses a lifting wing and most often a jet propulsion system to allow sustained flight. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ...


Ongoing expansion

INS Vikramaditya will join the Indian Navy in 2008.

In 2004, India bought the Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Gorshkov for the equivalent of US$1.5 billion. It will cost US$800 million to refit, and is expected to join the Indian Navy in 2008/09. A further US$700 million will be spent to purchase 12 single-seat Mig-29K and four dual-seat Mig-29KUB fighters, six Kamov-31 attack and reconnaissance anti-submarine helicopters; also included are training facilities for pilots and technical staff, delivery of simulators and spare parts, and establishment and maintenance of Indian Navy facilities. Upgrades include removing missiles from the carrier foredeck to make way for a 14.3-degree ski-jump.[78] The Mig-29's will be delivered to the Indian Navy in 2007.[79] Image File history File links Gorshkov-01-model. ... Image File history File links Gorshkov-01-model. ... The aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, the former Admiral Gorshkov, is estimated to enter service in the Indian Navy in 2008. ... Soviet aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov is expected to enter the Indian Navy by 2008 to meet Indias naval aspirations. ... The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) is a Russian fighter aircraft used in the air superiority role. ... The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) is a Russian fighter aircraft used in the air superiority role. ...

Vikrant class aircraft carrier will join the Indian Navy in 2012.

In April 2005, India began construction of a 37,500 tonne Vikrant class aircraft carrier at a cost of 4,000 crore and scheduled to operate 30 aircraft, including Naval LCA, MiG-29K, and Sea Harrier combat aircraft, as well as HAL Dhruv, Ka-31, and Sea King Mk.42 helicopters. Four turbine engines will power the ship. The carrier is being constructed by state-run Cochin Shipyard Limited.[80] and will be commissioned by 2012-13. The Indian Minister of State for Defence, Pallam Raju, went on record in September 2006 stating that the aircraft carrier is likely to be commissioned by 2011.[81] There are plans to build more Indigenous aircraft carriers.[82] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) (formerly known as Air Defense Ship (ADS)) is first aircraft carrier to be built by India at the Cochin Shipyard. ... The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) (formerly known as Air Defense Ship (ADS)) is first aircraft carrier to be built by India at the Cochin Shipyard. ... The HAL Tejas (Sanskrit:  : Radiance) is an advanced, lightweight, supersonic multirole fighter aircraft being developed by India. ... The Mikoyan MiG-29 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum) is a Russian fighter aircraft used in the air superiority role. ... The HAL Dhruv (Sanskrit:Pole Star) is a multi-role advanced helicopter made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). ... The Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name Helix) is a military helicopter developed for the Soviet Navy and currently in service in Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, South Korea, China and India. ... The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King (company designation S-61) is a twin-engined anti-submarine warfare (ASW)helicopter. ... A Siemens steam turbine with the case opened. ... Cochin Shipyard (CSL) is the largest ship building yard in India. ...

Computer generated image of Shivalik class frigate.

The Indian Navy is currently undergoing rapid expansion and modernisation.[83] Yantar, a plant in Kaliningrad, Russia, was awarded a US$1.56 billion contract to build three additional 1135.6 frigates. The increased price is due to more sophisticated armaments such as BrahMos cruise missiles. The Navy has government approval for an additional eight warships. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... INS Satpura being launched. ... Indian Navy Ships (Present) The Indian Navy fleet in formation // INS Viraat (1 in service) Destroyer INS Rana (D52). ... Kaliningrad (Russian: ; Lithuanian: Karaliaučius; German  , Polish: Królewiec; briefly Russified as Kyonigsberg), is a seaport and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ...


Future prospects

P-8I will undergo field trials in India.

In 2004, the Ministry of Defence spent US $5.7 billion in arms purchases making India the developing world's leading military buyer. A major chunk of those purchases were made for the Indian Navy. India, is currently focusing on expanding its submarine fleet. The ordering of the six Scorpene submarines is part of project 75 which calls for 24 submarines in 30 years. Request for proposals to acquire and build six new range of submarines would be floated shortly.[84] Also newer technology like the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) named Flatfish is being developed for the Indian Navy to protect the littoral domain.[85] The Indian Navy is also planning to induct new maritime patrol aircraft.[86] India evaluated P-8I and the A319 aircrafts.[87] Work on the third aircraft carrier is to start in 2010 and will be inducted into the Navy by 2017.[88] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x768, 138 KB)Original caption: P-8A over Mt. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x768, 138 KB)Original caption: P-8A over Mt. ... The P-8A Poseidon (formerly the Multimission Maritime Aircraft or MMA) is intended to search for and destroy submarines, conduct shipping interdiction, and also possibly engage in an electronic intelligence (ELINT) role. ... The Government of India (Hindi: भारत सरकार [1]Bhārat Sarkār), officially referred to as the Union Government, and commonly as Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of a federal union of 28 states and 7 union territories, collectively called the Republic of... USS Virginia, a Virginia-class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine Alvin in 1978, a year after first exploring hydrothermal vents. ... The Scorpene SSK (written in French as Scorpène) is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine jointly developed by the French company DCN and the Spanish company Navantia. ... The P-8A Poseidon (formerly the Multimission Maritime Aircraft or MMA) is intended to search for and destroy submarines, conduct shipping interdiction, and also possibly engage in an electronic intelligence (ELINT) role. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ...


With the recent and ongoing upgrades and inductions, independent analysts expect that the Indian Navy may soon become a blue-water navy.[89] India's navy is already the most powerful in the region,[90] and with further upgrades in the future, the navy's maritime dominance may span over the entire Indian Ocean, from the coast of East Africa to Australia.[91] India is also the only Asian navy to regularly operate aircraft carriers.[92] A rare occurrence of an 11-country multinational fleet, during RIMPAC. A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ...  Eastern Africa (UN subregion)  East African Community  Central African Federation (defunct)  geographic, including above East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easternmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. ...


References

Notes

  1. ^ Global Security article on the Indian Navy
  2. ^ India's 12 Steps to a World-Class Navy
  3. ^ Shaping India's maritime strategy - opportunities and challenges
  4. ^ India prepared for global security role: Antony
  5. ^ History of the Indian Navy
  6. ^ Stamps issued in 2001
  7. ^ Goa Operation — Indian Navy
  8. ^ US intervention in 1971 war
  9. ^ Baluchis, Beijing, and Pakistan’s Gwadar Port - Henry L. Stimson Center
  10. ^ The Resurgence of Baluch nationalism by Frédéric Grare - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  11. ^ Bangladesh: Out of War, a Nation Is Born Dec. 20, 1971 TIME
  12. ^ The Bangladesh war Britannica online
  13. ^ The courage to say no!
  14. ^ 'India's national interest had been made coterminous with maritime security'
  15. ^ Indian Navy celebrates its silent Kargil victory
  16. ^ Ministry of Defense Report
  17. ^ President Discusses Strong U.S.-India Partnership in New Delhi, India March 3, 2006, The White House
  18. ^ Tsunami diplomacy improves India's global image
  19. ^ Indian Naval Diplomacy: Post Tsunami
  20. ^ Tsunami diplomacy improves India's global image
  21. ^ Operation Sukoon
  22. ^ Operation Sukoon @ official website
  23. ^ Indian Navy Doctors Serve on U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Mercy’s Aid Mission in South and Southeast Asia
  24. ^ Commanding the ocean
  25. ^ Malacca Straits security: role seen for Indian Navy
  26. ^ India, Australia sign defence accord
  27. ^ Project Seabird
  28. ^ India navy drops another anchor
  29. ^ Navy to set up second base in Vizag
  30. ^ Indian Navy to lease station in Madagascar
  31. ^ India activates first listening post on foreign soil: radars in Madagascar
  32. ^ India, Mozambique sign maritime defense agreement
  33. ^ MARCOS (Marine Commandos)
  34. ^ Retired vice admiral, AK Singh, may head the navy's nuclear submarine (ATV) project
  35. ^ India's nuclear forces, 2005
  36. ^ President's fleet review
  37. ^ Bridges of friendship gallery
  38. ^ Bridges of Friendship
  39. ^ Indian Navy Displays its Blue-Water Capabilities
  40. ^ [1]
  41. ^ Indian Navy holds joint drills with top naval powers
  42. ^ Two Indian naval ships dock in Sai Gon Port for 5-day visit.
  43. ^ Indian Navy engages US and Russia away from Home
  44. ^ India, S Korea to hold joint naval exercise
  45. ^ Naval flotilla to hold exercises with Persian Gulf states
  46. ^ Biggest joint naval exercise in Bay of Bengal in September
  47. ^ Visit of chief of the South African Navy to India
  48. ^ Realising the Indian Dream
  49. ^ Visit of IN ships to Kenya
  50. ^ Indian naval ships coming on courtesy tour
  51. ^ Indian navy's role in international diplomacy increasing
  52. ^ INS Tarangini
  53. ^ INS Tarangini Sails Out for a Ten-Month Voyage
  54. ^ Indian Navy on top of the world
  55. ^ I Indian Navy summits Everest
  56. ^ Indian Navy Team in Iceland
  57. ^ Chilling out!
  58. ^ Indian Navy timeline
  59. ^ Navy team becomes first military unit to ski to South Pole
  60. ^ Indian Navy Mission Dakshin Dhruv 2006-07
  61. ^ The Indian Navy team all set to scale Mount Everest following the Tibet route
  62. ^ Sangraha electronic warfare system
  63. ^ Navy building high-speed data network
  64. ^ Change but Continuity: The Indian Navy Marches Ahead
  65. ^ Information technology and Indian Navy
  66. ^ Warship collides with SCI vessel off Mumbai coast
  67. ^ India's navy in $1.8bn sub deal
  68. ^ Submarine launch is next BrahMos frontier
  69. ^ Akula class submarine
  70. ^ One billion in four days
  71. ^ NSTL develops autonomous underwater vehicle
  72. ^ Sepecat/HAL Jaguar
  73. ^ Image of IAF maritime Jaguar
  74. ^ IAF to arm maritime Jaguar fighters with anti-ship missiles
  75. ^ Indian Air Force's Su-30MKI ready for maritime role
  76. ^ Some major strides in defence research
  77. ^ Israel, India to Cooperate on $350M Long-Range Barak SAM Project
  78. ^ A report on India's purchase of Admiral Gorshkov
  79. ^ Made-for-India MiG-29 test flight next week
  80. ^ India's construction of aircraft carrier.
  81. ^ IAC construction
  82. ^ *India to have ‘3-carrier Navy’
  83. ^ *Indian Navy's 15-Year Modernization Plan Progresses
  84. ^ Navy to Bolster Submarine Fleet; RFP's Expected Shortly
  85. ^ Unmanned defence systems come of age
  86. ^ India's Navy Holding Maritime Patrol Aircraft Competition
  87. ^ India evaluates Airbus A319, Boeing P-8 for maritime surveillance
  88. ^ Indian Navy to get third aircraft carrier by 2017
  89. ^ India Pursuing Blue Water Navy, Ballistic Missile Sub
  90. ^ Background Note: India Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, October 2006, U.S. State Department
  91. ^ March 12, 2007 'THE MIDEAST MAY SOON FEEL INDIA’S GROWING POWER'
  92. ^ Beijing still quiet on US-India deal By Yuan Jing-dong March 16, 2006 Taipei Times

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Books

  • Blue print to blue water 1951-65 Rear Admiral (Retd) Satyindra Singh AVSM
  • The Transition to Triumph and Transition to Eminence written by Vice Admiral(Retd) GM Hiranandani PVSM, AVSM, NM, PhD
  • The Indian end of the telescope: India and its navy, Naval War College Review, Spring, 2002 by Gulab Hiranandani.
  • India in the Indian Ocean, Naval War College Review, Spring, 2006 by Donald L.Berlin
  • India’s Maritime Security: Author: Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, (ISBN 81-86019-24-4)
  • A Shared Destiny: The Indian Navy and the City of Kochi Author:P.J. Cherian[3]
  • No easy answers: The Developments of the Navies of India, Pa Author: Commander James Goldrick, RAN (ISBN 1-897829-02-7)
  • War in the Indian Ocean: Author: Vice Admiral Mihir K Roy, PVSM (ISBN 1-897829-11-6)
  • My Years At Sea: Author: Vice Admiral SH Sarma (Retd), PVSM (ISBN 81-7062-121-6)

External links

  • Official web site
  • Bharat Rakshak - Informative web site
  • Images @ Bharat-rakshak.com
  • India in the Indian Ocean
  • Mazagon Docks
  • Garden Reach Shipbuilders. A Govt. of India Undertaking
  • Cochin Shipyard - Shipyard of the millennium
  • Indian Jawan - A Tribute To The Indian Soldier
  • Indian Navy @ Globalsecurity
  • India's 12 steps to a world class navy
  • Indian Submariner
  • Indian Navy @ India Defence
  • Indian Navy @ Defence India
  • Indian maritime doctrine revisited
  • Riding the waves
  • Frontier India Journal - Indian Navy Section
  • Naval LCA (Tejas) aircraft)

Videos

  • International fleet review 2001 @ Youtube.com
  • Aircraft carrier INS Vikrant @ Youtube.com
  • Malabar-2006 @ IBNlive.com
  • Ice Age - Expedition to Antarctica @ IBNlive.com
  • 1971 war - Naval Operations of the Eastern Fleet and the carrier Vikrant @ Youtube.com
  • Naval Operations of the Western Fleet including the raid on Karachi harbour and the sinking of Pakistan Navy ships @ Youtube.com
  • Red carpet welcome for Prime Minister at sea @ IBNlive.com
  • Presidents Fleet Review @ IBNlive.com
  • Interview with Rear Admiral Anup Singh on Operation Sukoon @ IBNlive.com
  • Indian Navy on a humanitarian mission - Operation Sukoon @ IBNlive.com
  • Historical Indian Navy aircraft @ Youtube.com
  • Indian Navy band performing @ Youtube.com
  • National Defence Academy (NDA) Passing Out Parade @ Youtube.com
  • Indian Navy air show in Mumbai
  • Guard of Honour for Vice Admiral Wolfgang E Nolting, Chief of German Naval Staff.
  • Jai Jawan with Sushmita Sen onboard INS Viraat Pt1/4
  • Indian Navy future plans, interview with Indian Navy chief

See also

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