Important Days

Important Days 

Navy Day

  • It is marked annually on 4th December to recognise the achievements and role of our naval forces.
  • The day also pays tribute to all Navy personnel who sacrificed their lives in service of the nation.
  • The day is observed on the anniversary of Operation Trident, which took place during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.

About Indian Navy

  • The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces led by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief.
  • The Chief of the Naval Staff directs Indian Navy operations and administrative management from the Ministry of Defence’s integrated.
  • Headquarters: Integrated Defence Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi.
  • The Indian Navy is the maritime arm of the Indian Armed Forces, with the President of India as commander in chief.
  • The Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is considered the Father of the Indian Navy.
  • The Indian Navy was established by the East India Company in 1612.
  • Later it was named as Royal India Navy and post-Independence, it was reconstituted as the Indian Navy in 1950.

Interesting Facts about the Indian Navy

  • Earlier called the Royal Indian Navy, the naval wing of the armed forces of India was renamed the Indian Navy on January 26, 1950, as India became a Republic.
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala is Asia’s largest naval academy. Situated in Kerala, the campus occupies an area of 2452 acres, with a total perimeter of 22 km. The Academy also includes a beach stretch of 7 km.
  • Indian Navy’s BrahMos missile is the fastest cruise missile in the world.
  • The INS Arihant is the first ballistic missile submarine to be built by a nation other than the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC).
  • IN completed an expedition to the South Pole and the North Pole in 2006 and 2008 respectively. The Indian Navy became the only organisation in the world to conquer all three poles viz. South Pole, North Pole and Mount Everest.
  • Sagar Pawan is the Indian Navy’s aviation arm’s aerobatic demonstration team. It is one of only two naval aerobatic teams in the world, the other being the US Navy’s Blue Angels.
  • The new ensign of the Indian Navy was unveiled on September 2, 2022, which is inspired by the seal of Indian emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The move came to do away with the colonial past as the previous naval ensign consisted of the St. George’s Cross.

Eminent Persons
Remembering Tantya Bhil (Jan 26 1842 – December 4, 1889) 

  • Known as the “Indian Robin Hood”, Tantya Bhil Tantia Bhil symbolized the feelings of tribals and general masses with his indomitable courage and passion for uprooting British rule.
  • Going by the British accounts of that time, he has been described as a criminal but was considered a heroic figure by Indians.
  • He was popularly called “Mama” by people of all age groups. This address of Tantia became so popular that the Bhils still feel proud of being addressed as “Mama”.

About his life:

  • Tantya Bhil, who belonged to the Bhil tribe of the indigenous Adivasi community, was born in 1840 in Badada village under East Nimar, now known as Khandwa, in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Tantya is hailed as one of the revolutionaries who waged an armed struggle against British rule for 12 years.
  • As per reports, he used to plunder the treasuries of the British government and the wealth of their followers to distribute it among the poor and needy.


  • In 2021, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr, Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the Patalpani railway station in Indore to be renamed after Tantya Bhil.
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