Admiral Nirmal Verma

  • INS Arihant to be launched for trial soon: Navy Chief 07-08-2012 10:35 PM

    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...
  • Navy chief's brother appointed Assistant Chief of Naval Staff 02-08-2012 07:49 PM

    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...
  • 26/11 hindering Indo-Pak ties: Navy Chief 26-06-2012 11:48 AM

    London: The problems of terrorism and lack of movement in punishing the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks were hindering progress in Indo-Pak 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...
  • Navy set to complete nuke triad: Admiral Verma 26-06-2012 11:33 AM

    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 first-use' policy. Setting out his analysis...
  • Vice Admiral DK Joshi to be the new Navy Chief 05-06-2012 03:39 PM

    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...
  • China's anti-ship missile, submarine threats: Navy 03-12-2011 01:33 AM

    New Delhi: China's new anti-ship 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...