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Lower Division Clerk LDC

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Lower Division Clerk LDC

The Indian Navy is a balanced and integrated three-pronged force capable of operating above, above and below seas to protect our national interests. The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) exercises operational and administrative control of the Indian Navy from the integrated headquarters of the MOD (Navy). He is assisted by the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) and three other principal staff officers, namely the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS), the Chief of Personnel (COP) and the Chief of Materiel (COM).

  The Indian Navy is a balanced and integrated three-pronged force capable of operating above, above and below seas to protect our national interests.

   The Indian Navy is a balanced and integrated three-pronged force capable of operating above, above and below seas to protect our national interests.

The Naval Service is an integral part of the Armed Forces that has contributed immensely towards achieving our objective for nation building since its inception in INS Vikrant (1961). It has been playing a vital role in safeguarding India’s maritime interests both within her Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as beyond it through Operation Vijay (Operation Trident) against Pakistan which began in December 2001 leading to its withdrawal from Kargil region along with other ceasefire violations along Line Of Control (LOC).

The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) exercises operational and administrative control of the Indian Navy from Integrated Headquarters of MOD(Navy).

The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) exercises operational and administrative control of the Indian Navy from the integrated headquarters of the MOD (Navy).

As per Article 213(3)of Constitution, “The President shall appoint a person who is qualified for appointment as Chief of Naval Staff”. He gets his appointment through exercise by him or his nominee i.e., Secretary Defence Ministry/Departmental Head (Admiral).

He is assisted by the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) and three other Principal Staff Officers, namely the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS), the Chief of Personnel (COP) and the Chief of Material (COM).

The Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) is the 2nd in command. As such, he has operational command over all Naval forces and establishments. He is assisted by three Principal Staff Officers:

  • The Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS).

  • The Chief of Personnel (COP).

  • The Chief of Material (COM).

The Navy has the following three commands, each under the control of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief:-

   The Navy has the following three commands, each under the control of the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief:-
  • Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai)

  • Eastern Naval Command (Headquarters at Visakhapatnam)

  • Southern Naval Command (Headquarters at Kochi).

Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai)

The Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai) is a major operational command of the Indian Navy. It covers the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, the Laccadive Sea, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Gulf of Mannar. The Headquarters are based at Mumbai which has been its home since 1947 when it was established as part of Eastern Naval Command.

Eastern Naval Command (Headquarters at Visakhapatnam)

The Eastern Naval Command (ENC) is headquartered at Visakhapatnam. It has a geographical area of responsibility (AOR) extending from the Hogenakkal (in Kerala), Kakinada and Gopalpur in Andhra Pradesh to Talwar Island near Chennai, Tuticorin and Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. ENC comprises two major commands: One being Indian Navy’s largest base INS Mumbai which houses ships, aircraft and shore establishments; another being INS Visakhapatnam which houses submarines as well as shore establishments like schools for training officers’ children etc.,

Southern Naval Command (Headquarters at Kochi)

The Southern Naval Command (HQ at Kochi) is the youngest of the three commands. It has a wide area of responsibility that includes security of Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Also, it is responsible for maritime surveillance and protection of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

The Southern Naval Command HQ is considered to be one of India’s premier Commands with its headquarters located in Kochi City which has been instrumental in protecting our country’s borders through its extensive network across both land & sea borders.

Indian Navy is a 3-Dimensional force.

Indian Navy is a 3-Dimensional force. It is capable of operating above, on and under the surface of the oceans efficiently safeguarding our national interests. The Navy has been entrusted with the responsibility to protect India’s security interests at sea, extend its influence over territories beyond its shores and ensure freedom from aggression in all oceans by projecting power through strategic mobility while protecting lives and property at sea.

Conclusion

The Indian Navy is a balanced and integrated three-pronged force capable of operating above, above and below seas to protect our national interests.  The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) exercises operational and administrative control of the Indian Navy from the integrated headquarters of the MOD (Navy).  He is assisted by the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) and three other principal staff officers, namely the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS), the Chief of the personnel (COP) and  Chief of Materiel (COM).  The Navy has three commands, each of which is headed by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief..

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