Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, launched the redeveloped Indian Navy's Recruitment website, along with an official App on December 2, 2016. Building upon six years' experience with online applications, the new website will further simplify the process of applying to join the Indian Navy as an officer or sailor. Applicants will need to register on the website and will receive automated opportunity and application-processing alerts. Applications will be made completely paperless within two months of the launch. Notably, applicants in remote places would be able to apply for the Indian Navy utilizing the existing network of 1.45 lakh Customer Service Centres, with whom the Indian Navy has signed an MoU.
On the occasion, the CNS also launched a new Indian Navy mobile App, which will enable citizens-at-large, prospective candidates, serving and retired personnel to keep abreast of the activities of the Indian Navy. The app will also provide wide-ranging information and notifications on activities, training, recruitment, welfare measures, press releases, tenders and much more. The Indian Navy Mobile app is available for download on Google Play Store, App Store and Windows Store.