Father of Indian Navy: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj


The Maratha emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is considered as “father of Indian Navy”.Shivaji was born on 19th February 1630 in Pune district of Maharashtra. He is one of the finest emperors who formed his military organization to fight against rival neighbors and he also built a strong naval force across the coast of Konkan and Goa for protection. The navy force under Shivaji holds a great significance. His strategy to build a strong navy force and secure the kingdom.Where British, Portuguese and Dutch are planning to conquer the nation but Chhatrapati Shivaji has already secured the coastline.
Shivaji built ships, number of sea fort and bases for repair and storage. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is the only King who finds a way to protect the emperor by securing coastline.

India celebrated Navy Day on 4th December every year to celebrate the achievements of the naval force. This day celebrated in the remembrance the courageous attack on Karachi harbor during Indo-Pakistan war on4th December 1971. Three missile boats of the Indian Navy, INS Nipat, INS Nirghat, and INS Veer, played a vital role in the attack. Victory in 90 minutes of rivalry, Indian warships fired six missiles and eradicate fuel storage facility at the Karachi harbor.

Indian Navy is now upgraded with the latest technology and operates some of the most modern ships and submarines besides maritime patrol aircraft.

*INS Kadmatt was commissioned in Vizag in January this year.
*INS Tarmugli and INS Tihayu were also commissioned after the attack.
*Seven Hawk aircraft were also inducted into the Navy besides commissioning of INS Karma, the base for Indian Navy’s Marcos in Vizag.
*INS Satpura was the first Indian Navy ship to visit the Marshall Islands and Micronesia.

The first aircraft built in India is INS Vikrant
Which is built by Cochin Shipyard in Kochi, Kerala for the Indian Navy to fight against any war? The motto of the ship is Jayema Sam Yudhi Sprdhah, which is taken from Rigveda 1.8.3 and can be translated as “I defeat those who fight against me”.
INS Kursura was India’s fifth submarine. Kursura serve the 31years of service and it also participates in Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, where she is in the role of patrol mission.was commissioned on 18 December 1969 and was decommissioned on 27 February 2001. After decommissioning, she was preserved as a museum for public access on
RK Beach in Visakhapatnam.

The Indian Navy is the marine branch of the Indian Armed Forces and on this day commemorate and valor the sacrifice of the officer who sacrifices their lives to safeguard the nation.



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