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INDIAN NAVY

Founded

1612; 406 years ago

Country - India

Type - Navy

Role

Naval warfareforce projectionsealiftdefence deterrence

Size - 67,228 personnel[1]

Part ofIndian Armed Forces

Garrison/HQIntegrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy)

Colours - Navy blue, white         

March - Jai Bharti (Victory to India)

Anniversaries - Navy Day: 4 December

Operational fleet- as of March 2018

Engagements

Major wars and operations

Commanders

Chief of the Naval Staff  (CNS) - Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) - Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar, AVSM[3]

Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS) - Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM

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, a four-star Admiral, commands the navy

The primary objective of the navy is to safeguard the nation's maritime borders, and 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. Through joint exercises, goodwill visits and humanitarian missions, including disaster relief, Indian Navy promotes bilateral relations between nations.