Although naval history of India dates back thousands of years into the Chola dynasty.
But it did not receive support from either INC or Muslim League, and, therefore, failed.
It was the Operation Vijay of the Navy.
Under the command of Admiral Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, the navy successfully enforced a naval blockade of West and East Pakistan.
The attack also destroyed oil storage tanks at the Karachi port. This day is celebrated as Navy Day. It was followed by Operation Python on December 8, 1971.
One to protect Seychelles from an armed coup and two to defend Maldives from coups both at the request of elected governments of the two countries.
Marine commandos fought alongside Indian army in the Himalayas. This was, however, kept classified for sometime.
INS Vikrant being dismantled. Indian Express
Kohli (R) with BN Mullick, father of Indian intelligence. Caravan
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It is the only navy in the world after US to have more than one aircraft carrier.
India has received worldwide praise for her Navy’s active role in humanitarian missions.
The Indian National Emblem with the words Satyameva Jayate are at the centre of the cross.
Though the number of the carriers will stand at two because INS Viraat will be decommissioned next year.
An artist’s impression of INS Vishal. Note the flat take-off deck. Active Defence
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It will be the most powerful frigate in all of Indian Ocean region.
At least 15 more to be in service by 2025.