Indian Navy

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Indian Armed Forces

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The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces.
It consists of three professional uniformed services: the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force.

Corvette

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As of March 2018, the operational fleet consists of one aircraft carrier, one amphibious transport dock, eight landing ship tanks, eleven destroyers, fourteen frigates, one nuclear-powered attack submarine, one ballistic missile submarine, fifteen conventionally-powered attack submarines, twenty-two corvettes, one mine countermeasure vessel, four fleet tankers and various other auxiliary vessels.
The Royal Australian Navy built 60 s, including 20 for the Royal Navy crewed by Australians, and four for the Indian Navy.

Submarine

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As of March 2018, the operational fleet consists of one aircraft carrier, one amphibious transport dock, eight landing ship tanks, eleven destroyers, fourteen frigates, one nuclear-powered attack submarine, one ballistic missile submarine, fifteen conventionally-powered attack submarines, twenty-two corvettes, one mine countermeasure vessel, four fleet tankers and various other auxiliary vessels. Pakistan's lone long-range submarine was sunk following an attack by the destroyer off the coast of Visakhapatnam in the midnight of 3–4 December 1971.
During the same war, a Tench-class submarine on loan to Pakistan from the US, was sunk by the Indian Navy.

Ram Dass Katari

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In 1956, Ram Dass Katari became the first Indian flag officer, and was appointed the first Indian Commander of the Fleet on 2 October.
Admiral Ram Dass Katari, PVSM, AVSM (8 October 1911 – 21 January 1983) was an Indian Navy Admiral who served as the 3rd Chief of the Naval Staff from 22 April 1958 to 4 June 1962.

SSN (hull classification symbol)

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As of March 2018, the operational fleet consists of one aircraft carrier, one amphibious transport dock, eight landing ship tanks, eleven destroyers, fourteen frigates, one nuclear-powered attack submarine, one ballistic missile submarine, fifteen conventionally-powered attack submarines, twenty-two corvettes, one mine countermeasure vessel, four fleet tankers and various other auxiliary vessels.

Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda

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Under the command of Admiral Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, the navy successfully enforced a naval blockade of West and East Pakistan.
Admiral Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, PVSM, AVSM (10 October 1915 – 11 May 2009) was an Indian Navy Admiral who served as the 8th Chief of the Naval Staff from 1 March 1970 until 28 February 1973.

Operation Trident (1971)

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On 4 December, the Indian Navy successfully executed Operation Trident, a devastating attack on the Pakistan Naval Headquarters of Karachi that sank a minesweeper, a destroyer and an ammunition supply ship.
Operation Trident was an offensive operation launched by the Indian Navy on Pakistan's port city of Karachi during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Visakhapatnam

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Pakistan's lone long-range submarine was sunk following an attack by the destroyer off the coast of Visakhapatnam in the midnight of 3–4 December 1971.
Visakhapatnam Port is the fifth-busiest cargo port in India, and the city is home to the headquarters of the Indian Navy's Eastern Command and South Coast Railway zone.

Four-star rank

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The Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral, commands the navy.

Hawker Sea Hawk

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Sea Hawk and the Alizé aircraft from INS Vikrant sank numerous gunboats and Pakistani merchant marine ships.
The last operational Sea Hawks, operated by the Indian Navy, were retired in 1983.

Operation Python

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This was followed by Operation Python on 8 December 1971, further deprecating the Pakistan Navy's capabilities.
Operation Python, a follow-up to Operation Trident, was the code name of a naval attack launched on West Pakistan's port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Operation Flowers are Blooming

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In 1986, in Operation Flowers are Blooming, the Indian Navy averted an attempted coup in the Seychelles.
Operation Flowers are Blooming was the name of an operation by the Indian Navy to help avert a threatened coup against the government of President France-Albert René in the Seychelles in 1986.

Operation Madad (Indian Navy)

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These included Operation Madad in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Operation Sea Waves in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Operation Castor in Maldives, Operation Rainbow in Sri Lanka and Operation Gambhir in Indonesia.
Operation Madad is the name of rescue operations conducted by Indian Navy in various occasions within India.

Indian Coast Guard

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In October 1999, the Navy along with the Indian Coast Guard rescued MV Alondra Rainbow, a pirated Japanese cargo ship. Additionally, the Andaman and Nicobar Command is a unified Indian Navy, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Coast Guard theater command based at the capital, Port Blair.
The Coast Guard works in close cooperation with the Indian Navy, the Department of Fisheries, the Department of Revenue (Customs) and the Central and State police forces.

Operation Sukoon

During the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, the Indian Navy launched Operation Sukoon and evacuated 2,280 persons from 20 to 29 July 2006 including 436 Sri Lankans, 69 Nepalese and 7 Lebanese nationals from war-torn Lebanon.
Operation Sukoon (Hindi, lit relief) was an operation launched by the Indian Navy to evacuate Indian, Sri Lankan and Nepalese nationals, as well as Lebanese nationals with Indian spouses, from the conflict zone during the 2006 Lebanon War.

Pakistan Navy

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21 percent of the Navy's officer cadre and 47 percent of its sailors opted to join the portion of the fleet which became the Royal Pakistan Navy.
It was the U.S. Navy that provided an insightful and crucial training support to Pakistan Navy enabling it to conduct operations in long range in the Indian Ocean and the proposal of procuring the submarine was met with favourable views in 1963 due to the prospect of the Soviet Navy leasing a submarine to the Indian Navy.

Annexation of Goa

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The first engagement in action of the Indian Navy was against the Portuguese Navy during the liberation of Goa in 1961.
The Indian Navy deployed two warships—the INS Rajput, an 'R' Class destroyer, and, a Blackwood class anti-submarine frigate—off the coast of Goa.

Piracy off the coast of Somalia

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In 2008, the navy deployed and into the Gulf of Aden to combat piracy in Somalia.
An anti-piracy coalition known as Combined Task Force 150 established a Maritime Security Patrol Area in the Gulf of Aden, aided by the Indian Navy and Russian Navy.

Operation Safe Homecoming

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In February 2011, the Indian Navy launched Operation Safe Homecoming and rescued Indian nationals from war torn Libya.
It was a combination of an air and sea-bridge which was to be conducted by the Indian Navy and Air India.

Chief of the Naval Staff (India)

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The Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral, commands the navy.
The Chief of the Naval Staff is the commander and the highest-ranking officer in the Indian Navy.

Indian Army

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Additionally, the Andaman and Nicobar Command is a unified Indian Navy, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Coast Guard theater command based at the capital, Port Blair.
It is a major component of national power alongside the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

Republic Day (India)

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When India became a republic in 1950, the Royal Indian Navy as it had been named since 1934 was renamed to Indian Navy.
It is performed by the bands of the three wings of the military, the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

History of the Indian Navy

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The Indian Navy traces its origins back to the East India Company's Marine which was founded in 1612 to protect British merchant shipping in the region.
When India became a republic on 26 January 1950, the name was changed to the Indian Navy, and the vessels were redesignated as Indian Naval Ships (INS).

India

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The maritime history of India dates back to 6,000 years with the birth of art of the navigation and navigating during the Indus Valley Civilisation.
It comprises the Indian Army, the Indian Navy, the Indian Air Force, and the Indian Coast Guard.

Eastern Naval Command

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The Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy is one of its three major formations.