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Facts you should know about evolution of Indian Navy

New Delhi : India has a maritime history dating back to 7,600 years. The first tidal dock is estimated to have been built at Lothal around 2300 BC during the Indus Valley Civilization, near the

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: March 08, 2014 6:43 IST


The earliest known reference to an organisation devoted to ships in ancient India is to the Mauryan Empire from the 4th century BCE.

Emperor Chandragupta Maurya's Prime Minister Kautilya's Arthashastra devotes a full chapter on the state department of waterways under navadhyaksha (Sanskrit for Superintendent of ships) .

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