Top powerful ships of Indian Navy that you must know about.
From fighting a war to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, the Ships of Indian Navy has always performed and excelled in all fields. The Indian navy has been known for its valor, pride, and honor. Just like its works, the Ships of Indian Navy are also in wide numbers protecting the maritime borders of the country, keeping it safe from the enemies and also assisting in many disaster relief works.
The fleet of the Indian Navy has many vessels some are domestically built while some are made in foreign countries. There is a wide range of war, aircraft carriers, patrol, survey and research vessels in the fleet of the Indian navy, which helps in strengthening the nation’s security at maritime borders.
In this article, we will be discussing some of the great Ships of Indian Navy, which are sailing on the sea to keep the countrymen safe from threats. Some of the vessels played an important role in disaster relief works in the past.
First talking about, Conventionally-powered submarines which are one the fierce part of the Indian Navy’s fleet. At present, the country has more than 15 conventionally-powered submarines which are deployed in protecting the borders.
India has three Kalvari class submarines, which is a class of diesel-electric attack submarines based on the Scorpion-class submarine being built for the Indian Navy. These submarines were designed by French naval defense and energy company DCNS and were manufactured by Mazgaon Dock Limited in Mumbai.
There are other powerful submarines in the fleet of the Indian Navy, which belongs to Sindhughosh class and Shishumar class which are equipped well to attack any kind of threat coming towards them.
The second most important ship in the fleet of the Indian Navy is Kiev class-based INS Vikramaditya, an aircraft carrier. INS Vikramaditya came into service in the year 2014, which has the capacity of carrying 36 fighter aircraft and has a speed of + 30 knots which is around 56 kilometres per hour. At present, INS Vikramaditya is in the service and patrols the Indian Ocean.
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Ships of Indian Navy also include Landing ship tanks as of now there are 8 of them sailing in the fleet. Landing ship tanks were first introduced during World War II (1939–1945) to support operations. Those used to carry tanks, vehicles, cargo, and landing troops directly onto the shore where there were no docks or piers.
Then comes the destroyers, there are such 10 Indian Navy Ships with high-end capabilities. Some 6 destroyers belonging to Kolkatta and Delhi Class were built by Mazgaon Dock Limited in Mumbai, while four of the Rajput class were built in the soviet union to the Indian designed modifications.
Following it, Indian Navy Ships include around 13 Frigates equipped with advanced attack capabilities. Most of them are built by Mazgaon Dock Limited and then handed over to the Indian Navy. A frigate is a type of warship, having various sizes and roles over time. Earlier in the 17th century, a frigate warship was built for speed and maneuverability.
These are just some of the Indian Navy ships were are sailing in the sea to safeguard Indian Maritime borders. They also help in case of disaster and relief works required anywhere in the ocean.
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In the year 2020, when the covid-19 pandemic struck the world and governments were planning to evacuate their citizens to bring them back home. Indian Navy Ships were deployed to evacuate the Indian nationals from various countries to bring them back home. In this operation, the Indian navy played an important role.