Indian Navy: Motto, Indian Navy Day And List of Ranks in Indian Navy with Borne Strength

The Indian Navy is the guardian of the sea which protects Indian coastlines from foreign invasions. Indian Navy is one of the 3 branches of the Indian Armed Force which is headed by the President of India. NAVY is an abbreviation of Nautical Army Volunteers Yeoman.

December 4 is commemorated as the Indian Navy day every year. The day is marked to recognize achievements and role of the Indian Navy to the country.

Motto of Indian Navy

The Motto of the Indian Navy is: “May the Lord of Water be auspicious unto us“.

The chief of the Indian Navy is the highest rank officer with 4 stars and known as the Chief of Naval Staff or CNS. Currently Admiral R. Hari Kumar is serving as the 25th CNS.

Indian Navy Coastline Area

The total length of the Coastal Line in India’s coastline is 7516.16 km, which is connected to the sea. On the other hand, if we talk about the maritime boundary, then its length is more than this. India shares maritime borders with seven of its neighbouring countries named; Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand and keeps surveillance on its maritime border round the clock. If you want to get into this wing of the army, you have to work hard and set a goal.

You have to decide whether you want to serve the Navy as a Sailor, or as an Officer. Well here we are going to tell you how many officers and how many sailors are there in the Indian Navy.

Officer (Excluding Medical and Dental Unit)

Here is the list of ranks in the Indian Navy along with the strength against each rank. Number of Sailors is also mentioned here.


Borne Strength
(status as on 31st December, 2021)

Admiral 1
Vice Admiral 23
Rear Admiral 71
Commodore/ Captain 919
Commander & below 9155
Total 10169

List Of Sailors

S.No. Rank

Borne Strength
(status as on 31st December, 2021)

(a) Artificer
(i) MCPO I 349
(ii) MCPO II 1211
(iii) Chief Art 1366
(iv) ART 1-IV 4988
Total 7914
(b) Non-Artificer
(v) MCPO I 970
(vi) MCPO II 1356
(vii) CPO 2504
(viii) PO 11342
(ix) Leading & Below 39614
Total 55786
(a+b) Grand Total 63700

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(With Inputs from careerindia)