Indian Navy

  • Indian Navy Light Combat Aircraft to soon begin test flights July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The naval variant of India's indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) is due to soon begin ramp trials. Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to the Defence Minister and Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), told India Strategic magazine (www.indiastrategic.in) that the LCA-Navy had already done more than 25 test...
  • Pentagon notifies US Congress of proposed sale of Harpoon missile to India July 3, 2014

    Washington: The Pentagon has notified the US Congress about its decision to sell anti-ship Harpoon missiles to India at an estimated cost of $200 million arguing that it will strengthen India-US strategic relationship and improve security of an important partner. The entire package under the foreign military sale route includes...
  • Navy Chief Dhowan stresses on self-reliance, indigenisation June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing on developing indigenous defence sector, Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan on Thursday said that the maritime force's future growth would be based on "indigenisation and self reliance". Heading the bi-annual Commanders' Conference, the Navy Chief reviewed coastal security and also discussed...
  • PM Modi likely to induct warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai soon June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After dedicating aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to induct country's largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai in the next few weeks. The Prime Minister has already been invited to induct the largest indigenously-built warship, which is constructed by the Mazagon...
  • Modi dedicates India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated the the country's latest warship aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the nation. Arriving on board the warship in a Sea King chopper, the Prime Minister was given the ceremonial guard of honour by the Navy and was briefed about the warship. Off...
  • Watch: Modi gets a ceremonial Guard of Honour at the Naval air base in Goa June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a ceremonial guard of honour at the Naval airbase in Goa. He also met and interacted with the crew on board INS Vikramaditya. He was accompanied by Chief of Naval staff Admiral RK Dhowan on his first outing to a military establishment as the...
  • Live blog: June 14 June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to make his first visit to a military instillation INS Vikramaditya, the latest and the largest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy. ...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day at sea in Goa tomorrow June 14, 2014

    Goa: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to embark INS Vikramaditya, the latest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy, for a 'Day at Sea' with the Western Fleet on Saturday. The Prime Minister would be embarking the 'carrier at sea' by helicopter and is likely to witness a...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate naval flight test facility in Goa June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will this week inaugurate the flying deck-like Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) for naval aircraft at the INS Hansa, a naval base in Goa, officials said. Modi is expected to inaugurate the facility on Friday, according to Indian Navy officials. The SBTF at INS Hansa has both...
  • PM Modi to sail on board INS Vikramaditya June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sail on INS Vikramaditya, the largest warship of the Indian Navy, off the coast of Goa on June 14. He will dedicate the warship, India's second aircraft carrier after INS Virat, to the nation on that day, Navy sources said on Saturday. The warship is...
  • Jaitley visits Western Naval Command a day after INS Sindhurakshak was raised out of water June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the ill-fated Russian-made Kilo-class Indian Navy Submarine Sindhurakshak was raised out of the water, Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday visited Western Naval Command in Mumbai who briefed him about the second probe ordered into the case. Jaitley was accompanied by Navy Chief Robin Dhawan. The Union...
  • INS Sindhurakshak raised out of water June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Five months after the salvors were appointed, the ill-fated Russian-made Kilo-class Indian Navy Submarine Sindhurakshak has been raised out of the water. An explosion onboard Sindhurakshak on 14 August 2013 had resulted in the death of 18 Navy personnel. Navy officials said the submarine may not be seaworthy, even...
  • Vice Admiral Lanba appointed new Naval Vice Chief May 31, 2014

    Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, commandant of National Defence College and in line to be the next Navy chief, has been appointed as Vice Chief of Naval Staff as part of a major rejig at the top level in the maritime force. This is the first major announcement of appointments in the...
  • All recent accidents thoroughly analysed, says Indian Navy chief May 19, 2014

    Mumbai: All recent accidents involving naval assets have been "thoroughly analysed" at every level and all standard operating procedures are being followed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan said on Monday. "We have put a safety audit organisation in place. We have reiterated to the organization to ensure that all...
  • Safety measures in place to prevent future incidents: Dhowan May 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan on Monday said that all recent incidents involving assets of the Navy have been thoroughly analysed and all standard operating procedures are being followed. "The incidents have been analysed thoroughly at every level. We have put a safety audit organisation in place....
  • SC allows moving INS Vikrant to Darukhana ship breaking yard May 16, 2014

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday allowed the Indian Navy to move out the decommissioned INS Vikrant - country's first aircraft carrier - from Mumbai naval dockyard to Darukhana ship breaking yard. The apex court bench of Justice B.S. Chauhan and Justice A.K. Sikri allowed shifting of the 70-year-old aircraft carrier...
  • Post mishaps, Navy needs to restore image: Admiral Dhowan April 30, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Maintaining that a series of accidents in the recent past have dented the Indian Navy's image, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan on Wednesday called upon his men and officers to strive hard to restore the pride and prestige of the world's fourth largest maritime force. It was the...
  • Naval chief to review Eastern Naval Command's op preparedness April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In his first tour after taking over as the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin Dhowan will review the operational preparedness of the Vishakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command on Wednesday. The Eastern Command is in-charge of taking care of Indian maritime interests in the Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas...
  • Five Navy men held for molesting woman in Mumbai April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Five Indian Navy men have been arrested for allegedly molesting a young female banker before attacking her husband in a pub in suburban Khar, police said on Monday. The five accused, arrested from suburban Borivali in the early hours on Sunday, were identified as Maheshwar Mahendra Singh (26), Ashish Jaikishan...
  • Names of former Navy chief, wife missing from voters list April 22, 2014

    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 leader...
  • Voluntary retirement plea of upset Navy Commander accepted April 21, 2014

    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 April 19, 2014

    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 April 18, 2014

    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 nearby...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Sulking Western Naval Command chief may soon put in his papers April 17, 2014

    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 being...
  • Next Navy chief to be named soon: Defence Minister AK Antony March 29, 2014

    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 naval...
  • The Last Word: Is Indian government endangering national security? March 24, 2014

    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 March 22, 2014

    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 Organisation...
  • India joins global search for Malaysian aircraft March 13, 2014

    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 Lumpur...
  • Indian Navy joins the search for missing Malaysian plane March 13, 2014

    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...