Indian Navy – on a Wild Growth

by Uday Kumar on January 16, 2011

Navy witnessing a wild growth! The government has at last understood that to be strong in the land it has to be superior at sea. And the future of all the wars that may take place will all be at sea. Gone are the days where one soldier looks at his enemy, takes aim and then fires. The future will witness wars where you may never get to see your enemy.

With missiles of range 300 kms and radars to track them having a range of 500 kms looking at the enemy will be a mythology. And navy ships are the only platforms which will favour all these requirements. The most lethal weapon that you may imagine are the ships these days. A ship has guns which 5 tanks can have. The ship has armament that 10 aircrafts can have.

Ranges of sensors these days are unimaginable. The Indian navy in the recent years has seen maximum development in terms of technology, arms, indigenization, and money being allotted among the armed forces, procurement and new deals. The navy is on a buying spree. A number of ships are coming in to the inventory in the next few years. The most important factor to us is that more ships mean more job opportunity!!

The first in of its class the INS Shivalik has come in to the inventory. The Shivalik is closely followed by Satpura and Sahayadri. These ships require about 30 officers each. So every year there is going to be a requirement of 90 officers for the Shivalik class (officers are generally posted for 1 to 1.5 years onboard these ships). The ships that are supposed to follow the Talwar class of ships โ€“currently there are three:1-talwar, 2-tabar, 3-trishul.

The fourth and fifth will arrive the next year the fourth will be INS Teg and fifth INS Tarkish. These two ships will require about 30 officers each. There by an increase of 60 officers overall n the Talwar class. The Kolkata class which is planned to be launched this year will require 40 officers. This ship once commissioned will be the largest destroyer of the Indian navy.

So the Kolkata class will be followed by Bangaluru and Kochi. Though the other two will join in the next 2 to 3 years but the increase in number of officers required onboard will increase in a phenomenal way. With the admiral Gorkshkov @INS Vikramaditya reaching any time in the next 2 years the number of pilots is going to increase. Ins Vikramaditya will require at least 60 officers more.

The navy has planned to build 8 anti submarine corvettes. These ships are going to be built in India and they will come one by one in the next 6 to 8 years. And each of these ships will require at least 15 officers. Hence about 120 officers will be required in the next 8 years for the ASW corvettes.

I have taken into account only the major procurements and deals that have been finalised. Leave aside the ships which are in planning stages and other small ships that we are procuring for patrolling purposes.

Hence the navy is going to see a sea change in its total organization, manpower, arms, armament, weapons, systems, newer technology engines, number of ships, newer bases etc. Hope our readers make full advantage of all this and attain what they wish in life.

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Rahul January 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm

hello sir,
just wanted to know if i joined navy with a SSC logistic entry,what will be my career growth with time?
or where i will be after 5 years and after the end of my service?


Kumar January 30, 2011 at 9:21 am

i did not get your question rahul!!!!!!

Rahul January 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm

how does promotion takes place in navy?
SSC officers can be appointed upto which rank?


Kumar January 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm

SSC officers may go up to the rank of Lieutenant Commanders…that is army equivalent of Major and airforce equivalent of Squadron Leader

Arun Sridharan February 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Hi Sir,
The post was very informative for SSB aspirants. Can you please throw some light on the Submarine Cadre of the Indian Navy? And the job opportunities in this cadre.
Thank you


sabeesh March 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I have my SSB interview on april 14-18(technical department)coimabtore,

so what are the topics that i should focus on for the technical interview?
please help


shar March 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm


I had to leave the INA because of craziness the B Sc students… ๐Ÿ™

One sunday my parents had come to meet me there and they saw the students from one sqn doing funny things on the road and were shocked by that….they were dead against me stayin and forced me to resign.. but eventually i managed to convince them but my DO didnt take my case forward to cancel LPR ..I could not approch the higher officers due to chain of command….. ๐Ÿ™ i don know wat to do now.. i am shattered to core…. dont know why it happened to me and me alone…… if possible I will try to appply again.. but don know if i wil get selected… if I apply it will be my last attempt as i will be cross age next time around.. wat shall i do sir….. ๐Ÿ™


Piyush Kumar March 25, 2011 at 8:36 am

Sir, I failed in INSB test during my ssb at mysore.I am heartbroken as i know i will not be able to become a pilot ever.Can I appear for PABT again as I have failed insb and not in battery test? A friend of mine suggested me that i can appear for navigator post in IAF/IN.I will be greatly obliged if you can guide me through this.


Kumar March 29, 2011 at 5:49 am

dear piyush, you can not attempt for another pilot battery test in your life time….you can but opt for navigator duties in air force / observer duties in the indian navy..the indian navy directly takes in observers as short service commission officers … you may from the general branch of duty also opt for these cadres

charusheela kadav April 21, 2011 at 9:21 am

Respected Sir ,Quest : My son is in Indian Naval Academy studying 10+2 B.Tech Course from Jan.2011. He had also appeared for Naval Architecture at cusat on 2nd Aptil,2011 and got 9th rank in indian navy category. What is the type of training he will have if he selected for Naval Architecture and will he undergo the same training as in Indian Naval Academy,Ezhimala ? which is the better option between 10+2 B.Tech in Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Naval Architecture cusat ? pl. give details about Naval Architecture. Sir, please reply urgently because I don’t have the knowledge about this and my son is so confuse to choose the better option between 10+2 Indian Naval Academy,Ezhimala and Naval Architecture at CUSAT. We need your valuable guidance Sir. Please consider our problem urgently and reply as early as possible .


Jatin Kanwar May 7, 2011 at 4:15 am

Hello Sir ,
I have been recommended for SSC GS(X) July 2011 Course . Can you throw more light on what all fields ( eg gunnery , logistics , etc ) , we can be put in after our basic training in ezhimala ??
Also how is all this decided as to who goes in what area of specialization ?
Whether GS(X) people can opt for MARCOS ??

Thank You.


charusheela kadav May 16, 2011 at 6:50 am

Res. Sir,
Thank you for your suggestion. Still I have some query about this & I require your guidance for this. Sir , will my son have to wait for 07 years (i.e. 6 months first Ezhimala then 4yrs. at CUSAT for B.Tech. in Naval Architecture then 6 months at Vishakhapattanam and then 2 years III Delhi ) for getting his commission ? Will he get the same Permanent Commission after completing he Naval Architecture ? What is the type of physical training he will have to do at Naval Head Quarter Kochi,Willingdon ? Will he get the same facilities of living squadron (separate cabin) and mess and other which he had yet at Ezhimala ? Please reply Sir as early as possible. Sorry for the trouble.


Supratik June 5, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Sir i always wanted to be a paratrooper in the army but my dad wants me to consider navy … sir i want to know as an electronics and a communication engineer ,what will be the best field for me to apply in executive branch ?? another doubt which i m having is if i apply for SSC Pilot as i like naval aviation a lot ,if i somehow fail to become a pilot will i be rejected and will be shown the door or will be given a different role according to my educational qualification ????


rajitha June 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

hi kumar
iam very much impressed about the guidance is being given by you.
i would like to say keep continuing it pls dont stop……
people needs it ……..

thank you


sandy June 24, 2011 at 6:14 am

ive been selected for the B tech entry course starting this july 2011 at NAVAC. sir can i opt for any executive branch like aviation.. at the end of my course or would i get only technical brach


deepak July 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm

sir i am 17year old student studing in b.com1st how i join indian navy after +2 and after grauation plz tell me sir


lovepreet singh July 18, 2011 at 8:00 am

hello sir,
i have done and i want to go in technical department in indian navy, airforce, army, do i need to go through CDS exam or is there any direct interview for technical sector. plz suggest me..


bipin kumar September 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I am very much interested to join NAVY. i want to know about working hour and the promotion policy. I mean how often we will get promoted. If i join as sub lieutenant,after how many years they gonna make me a lieutenant?


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