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Ross island

Ross Island is one of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, about 2 km east of Port Blair. It was the Administrative Headquarters for the islands, before an earthquake rocked it in 1941. The headquarters were then shifted to Port Blair…. Continue Reading →

International fleet review

The prowess and capabilities of the Indian Navy along with Navies of several other countries will be at display at the International Fleet Review 2016 which will be held in Visakhapatnam from February 4 to February 8. President Pranab Mukherjee,… Continue Reading →

Operation Trident

Operation Trident and its follow-up Operation Python were naval offensive operations launched on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Operation Trident resulted in the first use of anti-ship missiles in combat… Continue Reading →

Longest ship

INS Vikramaditya – The Newest Aircraft Carrier of Navy. INS Vikramaditya is the newest and largest ship to join Indian Navy on 16 Nov 2013. The ship was commissioned on 16 Nov 13 by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in Russia.

One Rank, One Pension (OROP)

One Rank, One Pension (OROP), or same pension, for same rank and for the same length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement was the basis for determining the pension and benefits of Indian Armed Forces till 1973. In… Continue Reading →

Court Martial

A court-martial (plural courts-martial, as “martial” is postpositive) is a military court. A court-martial is empowered to determine the guilt of members of the armed forces subject to military law, and, if the defendant is found guilty, to decide upon… Continue Reading →

Indian Paramilitary forces

According to the official definition adopted in 2011, “Paramilitary Forces” refers to three organisations which assist the Indian Armed Forces particularly closely and are led by officers of the Indian Army or Indian Navy. They are: The Assam Rifles (AR)… Continue Reading →

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