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Navy Day commemorates  the Indian Navy successfully executing Operation Trident and the attack on Pakistani Naval Headquaters in Karachi.

The Indian Navy is a globally recognized powerful maritime force, ranking seventh in the world behind the United States, Russia, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and France. 

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 As of June 2019, the Navy boasts 150 submarines and ships, 300 aircraft, and over 122,000 personnel- 67,252 active and 55,000 reserve men on active duty.

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The Indian Navy, formerly known as the Royal Indian Navy, was established in 1612 by the East India Company. After India gained independence in 1950, the name was changed to reflect this, and it has since been an integral part of the country's armed forces.

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The Indian Navy's anti-ship cruise missile BrahMos is the fastest operational system in its class, as informed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Recently, the range of the missile system has been increased from 298 km to nearly 450 km.

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In 2004, 2006 and 2008, the Indian Navy successfully completed expeditions to Mount Everest, the South Pole and the North Pole respectively.

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The vessels belonging to the Indian Navy are marked with the abbreviation INS.

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The Indian Navy launched 'Operation Vanilla' to provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief to the population of Madagascar after Cyclone Diane caused devastating destruction. 

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The Indian Navy adopted the invocation to Lord Varuna (The Sea God) from the Vedas as its emblem, with the Motto: “Sam no Varunah”, translating to “Be auspicious unto us Oh Varuna”. 

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