Indian Navy

maritime warfare branch of India's military

The Indian Navy is the naval part of the Indian Armed Forces.

Flag of the Indian Navy

In 2010, the Indian Navy had 58,350 personnel, around 170 ships and 180 aircraft.[1] It is the world's fourth largest navy in terms of personnel.

Aircraft carriersEdit

INS Viraat

Currently, the Indian Navy has one aircraft carrier. Two more are being built and will enter service by 2012 and 2015.

The carrier that the Indian Navy currently uses is called INS Viraat. INS Viraat was bought by India from the United Kingdom in 1986.[2]


  1. "India - Navy".
  2. Students' Britannica India. Popular Prakashan. 2000. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-85229-760-5.