The Indian Navy is a healthy and also cohesive three-dimensional pressure, efficient in operating above, on and also under the surface area of the seas, effectively guarding our nationwide interests.
The Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) works out functional and also administrative control of the Indian Navy from the Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy). He is aided by the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS) and also 3 various other Principal Staff Officers, particularly the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS), the Chief of Personnel (COP) and the Chief of Material (COM).
The Navy has the following 3 Commands, each under the control of a Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief:-.
The Western Naval Command (Headquarters at Mumbai).
The Eastern Naval Command (Headquarters at Visakhapatnam).
The Southern Naval Command (Headquarters at Kochi).
The Western as well as the Eastern Naval Commands are 'Operational Commands', as well as exercise control over procedures in the Arabian Sea and also the Bay of Bengal specifically. The Southern Command is the Training Command.
The cutting edge of the Indian Navy are its 2 Fleets, specifically the Western Fleet, based at Mumbai and also the Eastern Fleet, based at Visakhapatnam. Besides the Fleets, there is a Flotilla each, based at Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and also Port Blair (A & N Islands), that offer Local Naval Defence in their corresponding areas. Naval ships are likewise based at various other ports along the East as well as the West coastlines of India as well as the island areas, therefore making certain continued marine existence in the locations of nationwide rate of interest. Further, there are numerous Naval Officer-in-Charges (NOICs), under each Command, in charge of the Local Naval Defence of ports under their corresponding jurisdictions.
The protection of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a joint responsibility of all the 3 services and also is collaborated by the Headquarters, Andaman & Nicobar Command, situated at PortBlair. This is the only Tri-Services Command in the Indian Armed Forces as well as is headed by a Commander-in-Chief, as designated in turning from the three Services. The Local Naval Defence of the Lakshadweep team of islands is the obligation of the Naval Officer-in-Charge, Lakshadweep.