Nirmal Verma

  • Admiral DK Joshi takes over as new Navy Chief August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an antisubmarine warfare specialist, on Friday took over as the new Navy Chief. 58yearold Joshi succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma who retires on Friday. Joshi, who was the Western Naval Commander, has taken over the force at a time when it is set to operate two...
  • Indian Navy to get new budget control system August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: In a revolutionary step to speed up its budgetary processes and macromanage public funds, the Indian Navy will on Saturday launch its forcewide automated Financial Information System (FIS) that is expected to simplify decisionmaking and enhance transparency in its monetary dealings. Defence Minister AK Antony will launch the FIS...
  • India's carrier, Nsubmarine programme delayed August 8, 2012

    New Delhi: India's key navy programmes, the indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) and the nuclearpowered submarine INS Arihant, are running late, with the carrier's induction pushed to 2017 and the submarine to be inducted only sometime next year. The aircraft carrier was originally scheduled for induction in 2015 and the nuclear submarine...
  • INS Arihant to be launched for trial soon: Navy Chief August 7, 2012

    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 which...
  • Navy chief's brother appointed Assistant Chief of Naval Staff August 2, 2012

    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 South...
  • 26/11 hindering IndoPak ties: Navy Chief June 26, 2012

    London: The problems of terrorism and lack of movement in punishing the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks were hindering progress in IndoPak 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 exists...
  • Navy set to complete nuke triad: Admiral Verma June 26, 2012

    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 firstuse' policy. Setting out his analysis of India's...
  • Vice Admiral DK Joshi to be the new Navy Chief June 5, 2012

    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 his...
  • Brand new Indian Navy with long legs by 2027: Verma December 3, 2011

    New Delhi: India will have "a brand new" navy with "long legs" at sea, with force levels of 150odd warships and 500odd 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 by...
  • China's antiship missile, submarine threats: Navy December 3, 2011

    New Delhi: China's new antiship 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 levels...
  • Chinese submarines a concern: Indian Navy Chief December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma on Friday said that Chinese submarines with longrange 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 May 25, 2011

    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...
  • Lack of cohesion led to 26/11: Navy Chief December 2, 2010

    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...
  • China is not a threat to us: Indian Navy chief December 2, 2009

    New Delhi: India is not threatened by Chinas presence in the Indian Ocean, but it is taking steps to safeguard its interests, the Indian Navy chief has said. Admiral Nirmal Verma told CNNIBNs Vishal Thapar the Navy was acquiring 30 warships, which would strengthen Indias growing role to ensure peace and...