india Bharatiya Nau Sena

Indian Navy

Bharatiya Nau Sena Indian Navy

The Indian Navy roots go back to before the 11th century. In 1877, the Bombay Marine which had a Western Division in the Arabian Sea and an Eastern Division in the Bay of Bengal was renamed Her Majesty's Indian Marine. By 1892 it had 50 vessels and was renamed Royal Indian Marine. During World War I it mainly patrolled the Arabian Sea and ferried between East Africa and the Arabian Gulf. It became the Royal Indian Navy in 1934 and by the end of World War II had 8 warships and almost 120 other combat vessels.
The prefix Royal was dropped on 26 Jan 1950 when India became a Republic. Since independence, the Indian Navy has modernised itself, looking to Europe, China and Russia. The Indian Navy is also active in UN peace keeping operations.
Rajput (ex Kashin) Class Destroyers - INS Rajput (D51), INS Rana (D52), INS Ranjit (D53), INS Ranvir (D54), INS Ranvijay (D55), operate 1 Ka-25 or Ka-28.
Delhi Class Destroyers - INS Mysore (D60), INS Delhi (D61) and INS Mumbai (D62) which operate up to 2 Sea Kings or 2 ALH.
Nilgiri (ex Leander) Class Frigates - INS Himgiri (F34), INS Udaygiri (F35), INS Dunagiri (F36), INS Taragiri (F41) and INS Vindhyagiri (F42), operate 1 Sea King Mk42.
Godavari and Brahmaputra Class Frigates - INS Godavari (F20), INS Gomati (F21), INS Ganga (F22), INS Brahmaputra (F23), INS Beas (F24) and INS Betwa (F25), operate 2 Sea King Mk42 or 1 Sea King Mk42 & 1 Chetak.
Khukri Class Corvettes - INS Kirpan (P44), INS Kuthar (P46), INS Khanjar (P47), INS Khukri (P49), and the newer INS Kora, Kirch, Kulish and Karmukh have a flight deck but don't have their own helicopters.
The Sandhayak Class Survey Ships operate 1 Chetak and the Vikram Class Offshore Patrol Vessels operate 1 Chetak or Sea King Mk42. The Ghorpad (Polnochny) Class LSM has a flight deck but doesn't have its own helicopters, whilst the Magar Class LST has a deck for 2 Sea King Mk42 but usually only operate 1.
The Indian Navy has several shore bases and the Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat (R22, ex UK HMS Hermes) can operate a mix of 7 Sea King Mk.42B/C or Ka-25.
In addition the aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya should be available by 2013 (delayed from 2009) for maritime rotary wing operations. This carrier is the ex Russian, Modified Kiev (Krechyet) Class vessel, Admiral Gorshkov. It will have extensive work, including installation of a forward ski-jump, prior to delivery.

Organisation News

Russia Offering Ka-226T to the Indian Navy, 10-Jan-18 : Russian Helicopters to participate in the tender for the supply of 111 shipborne Ka-226T for the Indian Navy following the October 2016 agreement for 200 helicopters with HAL

32 HAL Dhruv for Indian Navy and Coast Guard, 30-Mar-17 : India ordered 32 HAL ALH Dhruv helicopters for the Navy and Coast Guard. The Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support for five years for 16 helicopters for ICG is the unique feature of this contract

Australian Indian Maritime Exercise AUSINDEX 15, 21-Sep-15 : The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, has concluded in Visakhapatnam, India.

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Rotary Wing Aircraft Units Login to Edit

Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    INAS 321 - Angels 1969 --
    INAS 3222013 --
    INAS 330 - Harpoons 1971 --
    INAS 333 - Eagles 1980 --
    INAS 336 - Flaming Arrows 1974 --
    INAS 339 - Falcons 1990 --
    INAS 3502009 --
    INAS 561 - Rotors 1971 --
    Intensive Flying and Trials Unit? --

Locations for this Org Login to Edit

Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
   INS DegaINAS 350 2009/now
   INS GarudaINAS 330
INAS 333
INAS 336
INAS 322 2013/now
   INS HansaINAS 321 1969/now
INAS 339 1996/now
Intensive Flying and Trials Unit

Organisation Models Login to Edit

  Sikorsky S-70B2016
  HAL Dhruv2013
  Sikorsky s-61 H-362007
  Kamov Ka-31 Helix142003
  Kamov ka-2571980
  Westland sea king431971
  Hughes 269419711985
  HAL chetak851969

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