The 4th of December is a special day for Indians as it is observed as the Indian Navy Day. While talking about the Indian Navy, every Indian’s chest swells with pride.
Indian Navy has made surplus contribution and efforts to protect us. Thus, each year on 4th of December, Indians celebrate Indian Navy Day and highlight the pivotal role of the Indian Navy in India’s defense.
Heavy Responsibilities on Indian Army
Indian Navy is responsible for protecting the naval borders of the country, as well as maintaining international affairs, calamity relief and everything which relates to the work through sea-port of India.
7th Largest Navy in Terms of Military Strength
According to data gathered in Global Firepower’s 2018 Military Strength Rankings, India stands at 7th position globally.
It has 295 ships, along with 14 frigates, 11 destroyers, 22 corvettes, 16 submarines, 139 patrol aircraft, and 4 mine-warfare vessels, including an aircraft carrier as a part of the Indian Navy.
Best Equipment That Indian Navy Has
Mostly, Indian Naval equipment is made up of Russian or Russian-influenced-warships. There are 14 active naval ships (as of 2018) in the military factory.Let’s talk about the top naval equipment that has made Indian Naval Force stronger than ever:
1) INS Arighat (S74):
2) INS Arihant (S73):
3) INS Brahmaputra (F31):
INS Brahmaputra is a Guided Missile Frigate Warship, a lead warship in Indian Navy. INS Brahmaputra was built at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers in Kolkata. It was commissioned by Captain Pradeep Chauhan on 14th April 2000 and is active in service.
4) INS Chakra (S71):
5) INS Delhi (D61):
6) INS Kalvari (S50):
7) INS Kolkata (D63):
8) INS Mysore (D60):
9) INS Rajput (D51):
10) INS Sahyadri (F49):
11) INS Shivalik (F47):
12) INS Talwar (F40):
13) INS Tarkash (F50):
14) INS Vikramaditya (R33):
Indian Navy Also Has Exclusive BrahMos Missile
BrahMos Missile is an exclusive missile that can operate from all four places – under water, over sea surface, land and air.The naval variant of BrahMos missile is the fastest cruise missile in the world. The missile can zoom at a speed of Mach 2.8 – 3.0.
This capability makes India the only country with supersonic cruise missiles in all of their defense forces.
Bollywood movies which have shown the Indian Navy as well as Indian Naval ships:
We’ve seen many Bollywood movies based on the Indian Army, but there are few of them which are based on the Indian Navy.
All those movies dedicated to the Indian Naval Force, are a throwback to the courage, work, and contribution of all those officers, who fought bravely at the time of need.Last year, a movie named The Ghazi Attack was released. The movie beautifully showed Indian Navy’s bravery while using the INS Karanj and INS Vikrant, to defend Indian waters.
The movie Rustom, released in 2016 also showed a glimpse of INS Vishal. The Phantom movie also showed submarines of Navy.
Although movies have not been able to glamorize the Indian Navy, the white uniform officers are real heroes.
We are proud of them!