The Imperial Cholas initiated their grand naval conquests during the reign of two of its most illustrious monarchs, Raja Raja Chola (ruled 985–1014) and his son Rajendra Chola (ruled 1012–1044).
The history of the Indian Navy can be traced back to 1612 when Captain Best encountered and defeated the Portuguese. This encounter, as also the trouble caused by the pirates, forced the British East India Company to maintain a small fleet at Swally, near Surat(Gujarat).
On 8 September 1934, the Indian Navy (Discipline) Bill received Governor-General’s assent and HM King George V conferred the title of Royal Indian Navy on the Service. In February 1939, the Chatfield Committee made recommendations for the RIN taking over increased responsibility for the naval defence of India.
Term. Nautical Army of Volunteer Yeomen. Military and Defence. NAVY.
The Achaemenid Empire, also known as the Persian Empire, had primarily a land based military but around 5th century BC, at the time of Cambyses II, the Empire started to develop a navy to allow for expansion. Their first ships were built by Phoenicians in their shipyards.
At present, North Korea’s navy, the Korean People’s Army Naval Force (KPANF) is the world’s largest by total active assets. The isolated East Asian nation possesses a total of 967 vessels, including 438 patrol boats, 86 submarines, 25 mine-warfare vessels, 10 frigates and more.
The Indian navy has 1 aircraft carrier, 1 nuclear powered attack submarine, 1 nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, 14 conventionally powered submarines, 11 destroyers, 14 frigates, 1 amphibious warfare ship, 8 landing ships, 8 landing crafts, 24 corvettes, 4 minesweepers, 1 torpedo recovery ship, 10 offshore …