Indian Navy

  • Names of former Navy chief, wife missing from voters list 22-04-2014 08:18 PM

    Alibaug: The names of former Indian Navy chief Admiral (Retd) Laxminarayan Ramdas and his wife are missing from the electoral roll of the Raigad Lok Sabha constituency, where polling is scheduled for April 24. Confirming this, his wife Lalita Ramdas said from Varanasi, where her husband is campaigning for AAP...
  • Voluntary retirement plea of upset Navy Commander accepted 21-04-2014 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Ministry has accepted the voluntary retirement plea of Western Naval Commander Shekhar Sinha, who was upset over being superseded for the post of Navy Chief. The charge of the command has been temporarily given to Vice Admiral P Karve, who is the Chief of Staff of the...
  • Gen VK Singh attacks Centre, says Naval Chief appointment unethical 19-04-2014 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Retired Army Chief and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate General VK Singh has attacked the Centre for appointing the Naval Chief during the general elections. He has described the decision as 'unethical'. General Singh said, "The UPA's appointment of a new Naval Chief when it has just a month...
  • South Korea ferry mishap: Korean teacher's suicide says a lot about public accountability 18-04-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: On April 14, a South Korean ferry carrying more than 470 passengers sank off that country's southwestern shore. Most of the more than 260 passengers still missing and presumed dead are school children. Kang was one of the few who was rescued. The survivors were taken to a...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-04-2014 10:36 PM

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  • Sulking Western Naval Command chief may soon put in his papers 17-04-2014 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: Western Navy Commander Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, who was superseded by Admiral Robin Dhowan in the appointment of Navy chief on Thursday, is understood to be unhappy and is contemplating putting in his papers. Sources in the know said he could take the step at the earliest after...
  • Next Navy chief to be named soon: Defence Minister AK Antony 29-03-2014 04:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The next Indian Navy chief will be named soon, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Saturday. "If someone decides to resign, it's that's the individual's choice. Normally it (selection of service chiefs) happens as a natural process and currently the selection process is in the final stages. The next...
  • The Last Word: Is Indian government endangering national security? 24-03-2014 08:55 PM

    Even after a month Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned, it still headless. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks the panel of experts whether the Indian government is neglecting the navy and endangering the national security. ...
  • President honours defense personals with gallantry awards 22-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Three officers, including an IAF officer who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads...
  • India joins global search for Malaysian aircraft 13-03-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: Joining global efforts to locate the Malaysian plane, India on Thursday deployed four warships along with six aircraft including the latest special surveillance P-8I plane and three helicopters under the 'Operation Searchlight'. India pressed its assets into service after a formal request from Indian High Commissioner in Kuala...
  • Indian Navy joins the search for missing Malaysian plane 13-03-2014 03:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy has joined Malaysia in its search for the missing plane with 239 people on board. According to official sources, INS Saryu and INS Kumbhir are the Indian Navy Vessels that have been attached and ICG (Indian Coast Guard) Kanaklata Baruah is also helping in the...
  • Sindhuratna fire: PIL in SC demands Rs 1 crore for officers' families 13-03-2014 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding a Rs 1 crore compensation to the families of the victims of the INS Sindhuratna fire. The PIL also demands a court monitored investigation into the incident. The Navy had said human error led to the...
  • Another mishap hits Navy, 1 dead, 2 hurt at a Nuclear submarine site 08-03-2014 11:11 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Yet another accident at an under-construction nuclear submarine in Visakhapatnam has brought the Indian Navy in the dock. One worker has been killed and two others have suffered injuries in the accident that took place on Saturday at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. The incident took place when...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 07-03-2014 10:04 PM

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  • News 360: Another Navy mishap, gas leak inside INS Kolkata kills 1 07-03-2014 08:30 PM

    Just weeks after a fire on board submarine Sindhuratna killed two Navy officers, another officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata. ...
  • After Sindhuratna, gas leak on Navy destroyer in Mumbai kills one 07-03-2014 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: Just weeks after a fire on board submarine Sindhuratna killed two Navy officers, another officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata. The officer of the rank of commander reportedly inhaled a large amount of the toxic gas and...
  • Human error led to INS Sindhuratna fire: sources 07-03-2014 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: The preliminary inquiry report on the INS Sindhuratna tragedy has stated that a 'human error' led to the fire on the submarine, say sources. Sources say the probe mentions a deviation from standard operating procedure. The report had revealed that fire in some cables led to the smoke...
  • Sindhuratna fire due to faulty cables: Inquiry report 03-03-2014 01:29 PM

    Mumbai: A preliminary inquiry into the mishap aboard the INS Sindhuratna has revealed that fire in some cables led to the smoke in the third compartment. Earlier it was said that the smoke was caused by faulty batteries. Two sailors lost their lives and seven others were injured after inhaling...
  • UPA government ignored Navy warning on ageing submarine fleet 01-03-2014 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: India's submarine fleet could dwindle down to just five or six by 2015. It is a warning issued by the Navy to the government in a report which the latter has conveniently ignored for a long time. The report warned that India's current submarines are more than 20-years-old....
  • Indian Navy chief DK Joshi quits after Mumbai submarine accident 27-02-2014 11:15 PM

    Mumbai: Seven sailors are believed to have suffered serious injuries and two officers remain "unaccounted for" in an accident early on Wednesday on board Russian-built submarine, INS Sindhuratna. Taking responsibility for accidents involving warships during his term, Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned on Wednesday evening. The government has...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 27-02-2014 10:35 PM

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  • Brother of dead INS Sindhuratna Officer refuses government compensation 27-02-2014 10:29 PM

    New Delhi: As the ill-fated submarine INS Sindhuratna made its way to the Mumbai harbour it carried with it the news Indian Navy was dreading. The tragic news was the confirmation that its two officers "unaccounted for" during the mishap on board the Russian-built submarine had indeed suffocated to death...
  • Has AK Antony proved to be a failure as defence minister? 27-02-2014 10:02 PM

    There was fire on Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna at the Mumbai harbour early on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility for the Sindhuratna mishap and several other tragedies that have taken place since the fire on INS Sindhurakshak in August 2013 that killed...
  • The Last Word: How serious is the problem affecting the Navy's ships? 27-02-2014 09:03 PM

    There was fire on Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna at the Mumbai harbour early on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility for the Sindhuratna mishap and several other tragedies that have taken place since the fire on INS Sindhurakshak in August 2013 that killed...
  • News 360: Major fire in cracker factory in Mumbai, 9 dead 27-02-2014 08:28 PM

    A major fire broke out on Thursday evening at a cracker factory in Alibaug near Mumbai. At least nine people are feared dead in the incident. The incident took place around 3 pm. ...
  • I consulted my wife before quitting, says outgoing Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi 27-02-2014 06:29 PM

    New Delhi: A day after resigning as Navy Chief, Admiral DK Joshi on Thursday wrote to his colleagues, saying he was "firm" on taking responsibility for the mishaps that have taken place. "I consulted only myself and my wife before taking the decision to resign. After the submarine mishap, I...
  • Two Navy officers missing after INS Sindhuratna mishap declared dead 27-02-2014 01:28 PM

    Mumbai: In more bad news for the Navy, two of its sailors who had gone missing after the mishap involving INS Sindhuratna, have been declared dead. The Navy said the two officers - Lieutenant Commander Kapish Muwal from Delhi and Lieutenant Manoranjan Kumar from Jamshedpur - were trapped for over...
  • INS Sindhuratna mishap: More Navy officers may resign, say sources 27-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Mumbai: A day after Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned after another of India's warships met with a mishap, more officers are likely to follow suit, say sources. The sources say that more Navy officers in the Western Command may quit over the incident, the cause of which is not...
  • Submarine Sindhuratna docks at Mumbai harbour, search operations to resume 27-02-2014 09:11 AM

    Mumbai: The Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna docked at the Mumbai harbour early on Thursday morning. Sources said that three compartments aboard the submarine were locked from inside. Naval sources say the two missing sailors could be in any of these. The search operations will resume in a short while from...