Indian Navy

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 Chief of Naval Staff,... Wikipedia

  • Founded:  1612, Preceded by the Royal Indian Navy 1947–1950
  • Type:  Navy
  • Role:  Naval warfare, force projection, sealift, nuclear deterrence
  • Size:  67,252 active personnel, 55,000 reserve personnel, 150 ships (incl. auxiliaries), Approx. 300 aircraft
  • Part of:  Indian Armed Forces
  • Headquarters:  Integrated Defence Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
  • Motto(s):  शं नो वरुणः (language?), Shaṁ No Varunaḥ (ISO)
  • March:  जय भारती (Victory to India)
  • Anniversaries:  Navy Day: 4 December
  • Website:  indiannavy.nic.in
  • Commander-in-Chief:  President Ram Nath Kovind
  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS):  Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM
  • Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS):  Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM
  • Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS):  Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh, AVSM, NM
  • Notable, commanders:  Admiral S. M. Nanda, Admiral Ram Dass Katari
  • Fighter:  MiG-29K
  • Helicopter:  Dhruv, Ka-28, Ka-31, Sea King Mk.42C, UH-3 Sea King, Chetak, Sikorsky MH-60R
  • Utility helicopter:  Dhruv
  • Patrol:  Boeing P-8 Poseidon, Ilyushin Il-38, Dornier 228
  • Reconnaissance:  IAI Heron, IAI Searcher Mk II, General Atomics MQ-9B SeaGuardian
  • Trainer:  BAE Hawk, HAL HJT-16, Pipistrel Virus, MiG-29KUB
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo



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