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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

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The Cholas excelled in foreign trade and maritime activity, extending their influence overseas to China and Southeast Asia. The Maratha naval power dominated the military scene in India for three centuries.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Maratha and Kerala fleets were expanded, and became the most powerful Naval Forces in the subcontinent, defeating European Navies at various times .

The fleet review of the Maratha navy took place at the Ratnagiri fort in which the ships Gurabs, Galbat, Pal & small ships called as “Sangmeshwari” participated.

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