Ocean of opportunities

The Indian Navy is witnessing growth in multifarious dimensions, with a large number of assets being inducted into the inventory. Photo : N.Rajesh   | Photo Credit: N_RAJESH;N_RAJESH - N_RAJESH

The Indian Navy, with its ships, submarines, aircrafts and shore-based assets has four important roles carved out — military, diplomatic, constabulary and benign. The ‘prime movers’ behind this effort are the men and women who wear the white uniform. The Navy offers exciting opportunities to young people to carve a rewarding career for themselves. Be it seafaring, aviation, submarining, engineering, medicine or ship construction, the opportunities for youth abound like never before.

The Indian Navy is witnessing growth in multifarious dimensions, with a large number of assets being inducted into the inventory. There are currently more than 40 warships on order, being constructed at various shipyards in India.

The largest ship of the Navy, INS Vikramaditya, an aircraft carrier, was recently commissioned at Sevmash shipyard, Russia. India ranks among a few countries of the world, which operate such high-end combat platforms. Needless to say, the aircraft carrier and her aircraft will be operated by some of the brightest personnel of the Navy, demanding of them the highest standards of professionalism.

Combat roles

The Navy has already inducted the nuclear attack submarine Chakra last year. In addition, India has joined a select band of countries, which have developed their own strategic submarines, following the launch of Arihant, our indigenously built SSBN, in 2009.

The Navy has commenced inducting women aircrew officers as ‘Observers’, in its Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft. MR aircraft perform the role of ‘scouts’ to detect, localise and indentify entities of interest at sea. The arrival of the first P8I Boeing long range Maritime Patrol Aircraft this year has ushered in a new era for Navy’s maritime surveillance. The augmentation in naval aviation platforms brings in its wake very promising career opportunities for young people, as flying crew (pilots and observers) as also ground engineers.


For those who are looking for adventure, thrill and adrenalin rush as a way of life, the Navy offers enriching careers as deep sea diver or marine commandos. This line of responsibility will test your physical and mental endurance to the fullest, offering you unparallel adventure opportunities, as an integral part of your work. Apart from professional opportunities, the Navy also offers recreational adventure activities for its personnel and even families. Sailing, kayaking and gliding are some of these. The Navy has a large pool of doctors, known as ‘medical officers’, who perform the critical role as ‘health keepers’ of the Service, working in some of the best military hospitals in the country, run by the Navy.

All in all, the Navy has space for almost every conceivable line of work desired by today’s aspiring youth. The Navy is spread across the length and breadth of the country, with a majority of Naval stations located in urban coastal locations. Naval stations offer high quality of life to serving members and their families. The Navy strives to offer superior facilities in major as well as minor stations, to maintain high standards of morale in personnel.

The Navy is a rewarding service for those who seek challenges and wish to explore new opportunities. There is a plethora of careers to choose from in today’s Navy.

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