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Admiral R Hari Kumar became the 25th Chief of Naval Staff succeeding Admiral Karambir Singh. Admiral Kumar was the commander of the Western Naval Command before he was made the Navy chief.
It is the Naval branch of the Indian Armed forces and the President of India is the supreme commander of the Navy.
The Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral commands the Navy.
Headquarters: Integrated Defence Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi.
Motto(s): “शं नो वरुणः” (sham noVarunah). Translation: May the Lord of Water be Auspicious to us. Taken from Taittiriya Upanishad.
Established: 26th January 1950,
Indian Navy Day: 4 December
Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on December 4 to commemorate the attack on the Karachi harbour during the India-Pakistan war 1971 under operation Trident.
Commands of Indian Navy:
Western Naval Command
Eastern Naval Command
Southern Naval Command
Andaman and Nicobar (tri-service)
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