Admiral Nirmal Verma

  • INS Arihant to be launched for trial soon: Navy Chief August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant will be soon launched for sea trials as part of efforts towards completing India's nuclear triad and achieve a credible and invulnerable retaliatory strike capability, the Navy said on Tuesday. However, the conventional submarine force levels of the Navy were on decline for which...
  • Navy chief's brother appointed Assistant Chief of Naval Staff August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Rear Admiral Bimal Kumar Verma, the younger brother of Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, has been appointed as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Information Warfare and Operations) at the Defence Ministry headquarters. The officer recently assumed the charge of his new office on the first floor of South...
  • 26/11 hindering IndoPak ties: Navy Chief June 26, 2012

    London: The problems of terrorism and lack of movement in punishing the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks were hindering progress in IndoPak ties, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said. Assessing the Indian neighbourhood at a conference in London, he said India and China have various similarities but between this exists...
  • Navy set to complete nuke triad: Admiral Verma June 26, 2012

    London: With the Navy poised to attain a retaliatory nuclear strike capability, India will soon have a "credible and invulnerable" deterrent nuclear triad in place, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said. Verma said such a nuclear triad was required in view of India's 'no firstuse' policy. Setting out his analysis of India's...
  • Vice Admiral DK Joshi to be the new Navy Chief June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Vice Admiral DK Joshi will take over as the next Chief of Naval Staff. Vice Admiral Joshi is the senior most serving officer after the current Navy Chief Nirmal Verma, who will retire on August 31. Vice Admiral Joshi is currently heading Western Naval Command. The announcement about his...
  • China's antiship missile, submarine threats: Navy December 3, 2011

    New Delhi: China's new antiship ballistic missile, if fully functional, posed a "different category of threat" and certainly requires "a different measure to counter it," Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Friday. He also noted that the Jin class of submarines with its ballistic missile capability and underwater endurance levels...
  • China is not a threat to us: Indian Navy chief December 2, 2009

    New Delhi: India is not threatened by Chinas presence in the Indian Ocean, but it is taking steps to safeguard its interests, the Indian Navy chief has said. Admiral Nirmal Verma told CNNIBNs Vishal Thapar the Navy was acquiring 30 warships, which would strengthen Indias growing role to ensure peace and...