New Delhi: The Indian Navy is a very important part of the country's military power. It has been instrumental in protecting the country's maritime borders. The Indian Navy has also contributed immensely to the strengthening of India's international relations. On December 4, 1971, brave soldiers of the Indian Navy (Indian Navy Day 2021) piled up several large combat warships with Pakistan's PNS Khyber at sea. This paved the way for Pakistan's defeat in the 1971 war.
To make this day immortal, the entire country celebrates Indian Navy Day on 4th December. The power of the fourth strongest Indian Navy (Indian Navy Day 2021) in the world is now increasing day by day. The total number of ships in the Navy fleet is more than 280. The Indian Navy was established in 1612. It was reconstituted in 1950 after the independence of the country and was renamed the Indian Navy.
State that the Indian Navy is the maritime branch of the country's Armed Forces and is led by the President of the country as commander-in-chief of the Navy. You may be surprised to know that 17th century Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhonsle is said to be the father of the Indian Navy. Because it was he who first prepared his navy to fight the Mughals.