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The Indian Navy is one of the coolest and bravest armed forces in the world. It is a well-balanced and cohesive three-dimensional force, capable of operating above, on and under the surface of the oceans, efficiently safeguarding our national interests. It is one of the branches of the Indian Armed Forces which safeguards the country. The other two are the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy.
During the War that ensued in 1971 between Pakistan and India, our Indian Navy launched Operation Trident where the Pakistan army was inundated with fierce attacks from the Indian Army.
This is exactly why 04 December was chosen to be celebrated as Navy Day and it raises awareness about the Indian army among the masses.
Indian Navy works spectacularly on three dimensions, above, on and under the surface of the oceans, in order to safeguard the national interests. Also aiming at establishing its stronghold in the Indian ocean zone, the Indian Navy consists of twin branches namely Civil Navy and the Military Navy led by India's President as Commander-in-Chief.
Here are 20 interesting facts that make the Indian Navy what it is, in terms of achievements on the map of military excellence.
Navy Day 2022: Interesting Facts About Indian Navy That Will Fill You With Patriotism
1. The naval branch of the army was founded in 1612 by the East India Company
2. Shivaji Raje Bhosle was the father of the Indian navy as he built naval forts at Jaigarh, Vijaydurg, Sindhudurg and many other places.
3. Navy day is not celebrated on the day it was founded. Navy day is celebrated on the day that commemorates the victory of India in war against Pakistan in 1971.
4. After the November 26 terrorist attack, patrolling units for the coastal borders were created. It was called Sagar Prahari Bal.
5. INS Vikram Aditya is known to be the biggest aircraft carrier in the world.
6. Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala is the largest naval academy in the whole of Asia.
7. Indian Navy is the seventh largest in the world
8. First ballistic missile submarine is justifiably called INS Arihant. (Ari - enemy, hant: killer)
9. Special operational unit of the navy are called Marcos or Magar Mach or marine commandos,
10. Sagar Pawan one of the only aerobatic teams in the world/.
11. Indian navy has completed expedition to north pole and south pole.
12. Sent a submariner to climb Mt. Everest
13. After the second world war the biggest naval confrontation was the one between Pakistan and India in 1971. Indian navy carried out two large scale naval attack that were named as Operation Trident and Operation Python.
14. Brahmos is the fastest cruise missile in the world
15. All the ships of the Indian Navy have the INS prefix.
16. Nuclear powered submarines are INS arahant and the 6,000 tonne vessel, INS Aridhaman ( Ari-enemy, Daman- one who subdues)
17. Indian naval forces played a phenomenal role in the second world war
18. Indian Navy uses a multi-brand communication satellite called GSAT - The current flag of Indian Navy incorporates St. George's Cross design, a part of the Union Jack.
19. India will have its first supercarrier in INS Vishal by 2025.
20. The Indian Navy has extended humanitarian help and disaster relief in countries overseas. 'Operation Vanilla' was launched to the affected population of Madagascar after the horrific devastation by Cyclone Diane.
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