The March 2017, therefore only one aircraft carrier is

The
Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The Chairman of the
Indian Navy, a Chief of Naval Staff is called Admiral who generally holds a
four-star rank. The Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy is the President of
India.

The
prime objective of the Indian navy is to safeguard the nation’s marine borders,
identify and defeat any threats or invasion against the territory, disaster
relief, promotes bilateral relations between nations and conduct joint
exercises.

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Few
important points we should must know about Indian Navy:

Ø  The
marine history of India known to 6,000 years ago with the birth of art of the
navigation during the Indus Valley Civilisation.

Ø  Indian
Navy has its own operational and training bases in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka,
Kerala, Lakshadweep, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and
Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Ø  The
name of all service ships and Naval Bases of the Indian Navy are prefixed with
INS, which designates “Indian Naval Ship” or “Indian Navy Station”.

Ø  The
INS Viraat was decommissioned on 6 March 2017, therefore only one aircraft
carrier is left in the active service in the Indian navy which is “INS
Vikramaditya” which serves as the flagship of the fleet.

Ø  The
first exclusive defence satellite of India GSAT-7 or or INSAT-4F, the
multi-band communication satellite named Rukmini was developed by ISRO and successfully
launched in French Guiana in August 2013. Rukmini
has a approximately 2,000 nautical mile ‘footprint’ over the Indian Ocean including
both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal region.

Ø  Before
the Republic of India, the Naval name was “Royal Indian Navy” Which
was changed to the Indian Navy in the year 1950. The
motto of the Indian Navy is “May the Lord of the Water be auspicious unto
us”.

India
often conducts naval exercises with other friendly countries in order to
increase naval cooperation and also strengthen harmonious security relationships. 

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