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11 Surprising Facts About Indian Navy Everyone Should Know

The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the armed forces of India. This branch holds a mammoth responsibility on its shoulders to protect the peninsular country. 

At the boiling times when the intruders from the seaside are increasing in numbers, they have to be on their toes. Let us understand the force responsible for the safety of such a big nation better.

P.S. Indian Navy celebrates 'Navy Day' on December 4.

Source: Youthconnect 

11 Surprising Facts About Indian Navy Everyone Should Know

11 Surprising Facts About Indian Navy Everyone Should Know

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#1 INS Viraat

#1 INS Viraat

The very first aircraft carrier made in India, Viraat is also the oldest.

#2 BrahMos Missile

#2 BrahMos Missile

It is the fastest cruise missile in the world. It has a speed of Mach 2.8-3.0. Mach is the ratio of the speed of an object to that of sound.

#2 Journey to the North and South pole

#2 Journey to the North and South pole

They have completed the expedition to the north and south pole successfully.

#4 The Mount Everest expedition

#4 The Mount Everest expedition

Indian Navy was also the very first navy in the world to send a submariner to The Everest expedition.

#5 Current flag of Indian Navy

#5 Current flag of Indian Navy

The flag includes St. George's Cross design, a part of Union Jack.

#6 Naval acrobatic team

#6 Naval acrobatic team

The world has only two naval acrobatic teams and one of those is from India. It is called, "Saagar Pawan".

#7 Marine Commandos

#7 Marine Commandos

Nicknamed as Magarmach (crocodiles), these are the secretive units who are feared the most by rivals. Terrorists call them "Dadiwala Fauj" due to their bearded disguises in civil areas.

#8 Ezhimala Naval Academy

#8 Ezhimala Naval Academy

The academy situated in Kerela is the largest Naval academy in Asia.

#9 Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB)

#9 Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB)

Found in 2009, after 26/11, they are responsible for patrolling around coastal areas.

#10 GSAT-7

#10 GSAT-7

Indian Navy uses this satellite to navigate the blue water capabilities.

#11 Using Navy to better international relations

#11 Using Navy to better international relations

The humanitarian mission like one for providing disaster relief to the 2004 Tsunami victims of Srilanka, Indonesia and Maldives is the perfect example of that. The mission was called "Operation Madad".

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