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  • 349 Indians evacuated from Yemen reach Djibouti, will be brought to Delhi soon 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest rescue operations ever by India, nearly 350 Indians have been rescued from war-torn Yemen so far. The Navy evacuated the Indian nationals from Aden in Yemen and brought to Djibouti in North Africa. Kerala Minister KC Joseph said the Indian nationals have reached...
  • Navy evacuates 349 Indians from strife-torn Yemen, confirms Ministry of External Affairs 9 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sailing away from troubles, the Navy late on Tuesday night rescued 349 Indians from war-torn Yemen. The Ministry of External Affairs tweeted that Navy's INS Sumitra with evacuated Indians left from Aden late on Tuesday night and will be reaching Djibouti from where they will leave for India. Confirming...
  • Indian Navy organises coastal security awareness campaign in Kerala 2 days ago

    Kochi: The Navy on Sunday organised a two-day coastal security awareness campaign (CSACs) along the coastal villages of Alappuzha district to spread awareness among the populace about threats from the sea and their role in thwarting it. The campaign will also include officers from Southern Naval Command giving awareness tips...
  • German firm to offer Type 214 vessel for submarines project 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Eyeing the Rs 50,000 crore project of Indian Navy for six submarines, German defence major TKMS will offer India its HDW Class 214 vessel and is in talks with leading shipyards in the country for a tie-up. The Germans are also promising a no-hold barred transfer of technology...
  • Body of missing Lieutenant recovered from fuselage of Navy aircraft that crashed off Goa coast 5 days ago

    Panaji: The Body of missing Lieutenant Abhinay Nagori has been recovered from the fuselage of the ill fated Navy Dornier aircraft that crashed in sea on Tuesday. Second Naval officer, Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat's body was recovered on Thursday evening. INS Makar, a naval hydrographic vessel, had also detected a large metallic object...
  • Missing Naval woman officer's body recovered from wreckage of Navy Dornier aircraft crashed in sea 5 days ago

    Panaji: Body of one of the missing Naval officers, Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat was on Thursday evening recovered from the wreckage of Navy Dornier aircraft that crashed in sea on Tuesday. The body has been taken to INS Hansa stationed in Goa. The debris of a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft was...
  • Navi Mumbai airport to be completed by 2019, Maharashtra CM sets deadline 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has laid out the timeline to make the Navi Mumbai International Airport operational. The tenders for the construction of the airport will be issued in May. The construction of the new airport is scheduled to begin in October and the work is estimated to...
  • Debris of crashed naval aircraft located, 2 officers still missing 6 days ago

    Panaji: The debris of a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which crashed on Tuesday, was found but the two naval officers are still missing. INS Makar, a naval hydrographic vessel, has detected a large metallic object likely to be the fuselage of the ill fated Navy Dornier. The aircraft which was on a...
  • BJP and Shiv Sena likely to tie-up for Maharashtra civic polls 6 days ago

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partners in Maharashtra government, are likely to tie-up for the elections to Navi Mumbai and Aurangabad municipal corporations to be held on April 22. "We feel that having an alliance will benefit both the parties," state BJP unit president Raosaheb Danve told reporters...
  • Navy's Dornier surveillance aircraft crashes in Goa; two missing 1 week ago

    A Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed on Tuesday at around 11 pm on Tuesday and two officers on board have gone missing. ...
  • Navy surveillance aircraft crashes in Goa; two officers missing 1 week ago

    Panaji: An Indian Navy surveillance aircraft crashed about 25 nautical miles south-west off Goa with two officers on-board missing. A Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed on Tuesday at around 11 pm and two officers on board have gone missing, navy sources said. A...
  • Four arrested in Navi Mumbai church attack case: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis 1 week ago

    Mumbai: A day after assuring that culprits of the Navi Mumbai church attack would be caught at the earliest, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state Assembly on Tuesday that four persons have been arrested in connection with the incident. Fadnavis on Monday assured that those responsible for the attack...
  • Tamil Nadu threatens to call off talks if fishermen not released March 23, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday threatened to call off the bilateral talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday if 54 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, arrested recently by the Navy of the island nation, were not released as assured by the Lankan government. An official release here...
  • Church attack: Government suspects 'political hand', Opposition walks out March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday said that it suspects a "political hand" in the recent attack on a church in Navi Mumbai, even as the Opposition members walked out of the Assembly in protest against the incident. Minority Affairs Minister Eknath Khadse said in the Legislative Assembly on Monday that the...
  • AAP demands speedy probe in Navi Mumbai church attack March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Condemning the attack on a church in Navi Mumbai, the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said it seems to be a deliberate attempt to vitiate the social atmosphere and polarise society on communal lines. A team of local AAP activists submitted a letter of complaint to the Khandeshwar police and...
  • India will export defence material, train military personnel of 38 countries: Manohar Parrikar March 23, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said India was planning to export defence materials and training military personnel of at least 38 countries. "At least 38 countries are sending their defence personnel for training in India. We are encouraging them. We are giving them more slots. We are also...
  • Navi Mumbai church attack: Suspects grilled, no clues in CCTV March 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Police investigating on Sunday's attack on a church in New Panvel area in Navi Mumbai are grilling some suspects, but are yet to get concrete leads. There are no eyewitnesses to the incident and the scanning of CCTV footage has also not thrown up any substantial leads to identity the...
  • Sri Lanka arrests 54 Indian fishermen March 22, 2015

    Colombo: As many as 54 Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in island's waters off the coast of Kankesanturai and Talaimannar in the north. Sri Lankan Naval spokesman Commander Indika Silva said that 21 fishermen were arrested and five boats were seized at Kankesanturai...
  • 29 Tamil Nadu fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy March 21, 2015

    Rameswaram (TN): Twenty-nine fishermen from Rameswaram were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday night while they were fishing near Katchatheevu. The fishermen, who went out to sea on Saturday morning, were fishing near Katchatheevu in five boats when the Sri Lankan Navy personnel took them into custody...
  • Armed forces face shortage of over 52,000 personnel March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian armed forces are faced with a shortage of over 52,000 personnel, including 11,000 officers, as measures like improved pay structure were being put in place to check attrition, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. Army is grappling with the maximum shortage of 33,998 personnel, including 9,642...
  • India, US have mutual desire for naval, maritime ties, says Admiral Kevin M Donegan March 19, 2015

    Washington: With the convergence of strategic interest in the Indian Ocean there is a mutual desire for a deeper naval and maritime co-operation between India and the US, top Pentagon commanders have said. "The convergence of strategic maritime interests in the Indian Ocean region to include the security of critical energy...
  • SC ticks off Navy for sacking officer for mingling with foreign wife of colleague March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment to Navy, the Supreme Court on Tuesday deprecated its decision to discharge from service a commander for interacting and exchanging explicit messages and photographs with a foreign lady, wife of another officer, on the pretext of allegedly passing sensitive information. "Certainly it shocks our conscience that...
  • Indian armed forces can tackle designs of terror outfits, says President March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Admiring the courage and sacrifice of 1.5 million Indian soldiers during the World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Indian armed forces today is capable tackling the "pernicious designs" of terror outfits. Inaugurating the commemorative exhibition on the theme "India and World War-I", Mukherjee said Indian...
  • One Indian fisherman injured in attack by Sri Lankan Navy near Katchatheevu island March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday attacked Indian fishermen near Katchatheevu, injuring one fisherman and damaging a boat. In November 2014, the Sri Lankan Navy had arrested 14 Indian fishermen for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters. Ten fishermen were arrested from Pudukkottai and four from Rameswaram. That came just a few...
  • Indian Navy concludes TROPEX Excercise, tests deployment of two Carrier Task Forces February 28, 2015

    Indian Navy concluded the month-long Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) Exercise which was spread over Arabian Sea and the Northern Indian Ocean on February 27. It was the largest ever and most sophisticated TROPEX exercise. For the first time TROPEX Exercise involved two aircraft carriers along with India's maiden...
  • Armed forces get a modest hike, Defence Budget increased by 7.74% to Rs 2,46,727 crore February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Budget has been hiked by just 7.74% and the forces will get Rs 2,46,727 crore in Financial Year 2015-16 compared to Rs 2,29,000 crore in the last fiscal. "Defence of every square inch of our mother land comes before anything else. Keeping our defence forces ready for...
  • Fishing vessel hits submarine, damages periscope during naval exercise February 22, 2015

    Mumbai: In yet another naval accident, the periscope of submarine INS Sindhughosh was damaged when a fishing vessel hit it while a naval exercise was being held off the West coast. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. "In a minor incident off the West Coast of...
  • Al-Qaeda wanted recruits to pull off attack like 9/11: US February 18, 2015

    New York: A Pakistani terrorism suspect on trial in New York was among several young recruits under orders by al-Qaeda to infiltrate Western society and pull off the biggest operation since the September 11, 2001 attacks, a prosecutor said on Tuesday in opening statements. Assistant US Attorney Celia Cohen told...
  • INS Sindhuratna tragedy: Commanding Officer found guilty, court martialled January 30, 2015

    Mumbai: Seven Navy officers including the Commanding Officer were found guilty in INS Sindhuratna fire case that left two officers dead in February 2014. The Chief of Naval Staff on Friday issued letters of severe displeasure to six officers for acts of omission and commission while the commanding officer was...
  • Watch: Beating The Retreat ceremony January 29, 2015

    The Army, Navy and Air Force bands performed at the Beating The Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. President Pranab Mukherjee revived a presidential tradition by riding a 6-horse buggy. ...