Nirmal Verma

  • Brand new Indian Navy with long legs by 2027: Verma 03-12-2011 03:58 AM

    New Delhi: India will have "a brand new" navy with "long legs" at sea, with force levels of 150-odd warships and 500-odd air fleet, navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Friday. Ahead of the Navy Day on December 4, Verma told an annual press conference in New Delhi that...
  • 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...
  • Chinese submarines a concern: Indian Navy Chief 02-12-2011 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma on Friday said that Chinese submarines with long-range missiles are a matter of concern for India. He said that the Indian Navy is looking at upgrading its fleet soon. "Navy is looking at 150 ships fleet and 1000 aircraft and helicopters by 2025....
  • India to build 34 Naval ships, submarines 25-05-2011 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: Marking a modernisation spree, Indian Navy is constructing 34 ships and submarines and is in the process of acquiring aircraft, destroyers and missiles to equip it to meet all challenges. Addressing top Naval Commanders, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said thrust was being given to indigenous capabilities...
  • Lack of cohesion led to 26/11: Navy Chief 02-12-2010 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma on Thursday said India has "come a long way" to secure its maritime boundaries, post the 2008 Mumbai terror attack which was a result of lack of cohesion between intelligence and security agencies other than the Navy and the Coast Guard. "One of...