Who built first navy in India?

Who was the founder of Navy?

Shivaji was a great warrior and strategist of India. In 1674, he laid the foundation of the Maratha Empire in Western India. He is also known as the Father of Indian Navy. Shivaji demonstrated great skill in creating his military organisation .

Who first established Navy in mediaeval India?

By the middle of the 17th century, the Maratha naval fleet had around 20 warships. Shivaji even employed a number of Portuguese naval officers to command their own fleet.

Who had the first navy?

The Achaemenid Empire, also known as the Persian Empire, had primarily a land based military but around 5th century BC, at the time of Cambyses II, the Empire started to develop a navy to allow for expansion. Their first ships were built by Phoenicians in their shipyards.

Where was Shivaji Maharaj born?

Who was father of Shivaji?

Who is father of Maharashtra?


Shivaji I
Predecessor Position created
Successor Sambhaji
Born 19 February 1630 Shivneri, Ahmadnagar Sultanate (present-day Pune district, Maharashtra, India)
Died 3 April 1680 (aged 50) Raigad Fort, Maratha Empire (present-day Raigad district Maharashtra, India)

Why did Shivaji Maharaj built Navy?

In the years 1678–79, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj started to build the naval forts of Khanderi and Colaba near Mumbai to check the alliance between the Siddis of Janjira and the English East India Company. … The Siddis of Janjira started to raid Maratha villages in Konkan under the guidance of Aurangzeb in the year 1681.

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