WARSHIP

  • Kolkata port under terror threat, Navy submarines, warships moved November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata is on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror attack. The Navy has withdrawn two of its warships docked at Kolkata port. Submarines have also been moved. Intelligence reports also said terrorists might use small boats to carry out attack. A senior Kolkata police official said that...
  • Wreckage of Chinese warship sunk 120 years ago discovered November 4, 2014

    Beijing: The wreckage of a Chinese warship, sunk 120 years ago during the first Sino-Japanese War, has been discovered during an underwater exploration for port construction in the Yellow Sea. Song Peiran, vice-president of Dandong Port Group, on Tuesday said that the warship was found during an underwater exploration for...
  • China defends its submarines making port calls in Sri Lanka November 4, 2014

    Beijing: China has dismissed India's concerns over its submarines making port calls in Sri Lanka, saying there is "nothing unusual" as it is an international common practice for warships to stop for refuelling at ports abroad. "It is nothing unusual for the naval vessel to dock at Colombo port," official media...
  • France suspends delivery of warship to Russia September 3, 2014

    Paris: France is suspending the delivery of a hulking warship to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow's actions in neighbouring Ukraine, President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday. The announcement comes a day before the start of a NATO summit and after months of pressure on France from allies to suspend...
  • INS Kamorta, India's first indigenously built stealth warship commissioned into Navy August 23, 2014

    Vishakhapatnam: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday commissioned India's first indigenouslybuilt stealth antisubmarine warfare INS Kamorta at naval dockyard in Vishakhapatnam. The warship has been built by the stateowned Gardenreach Shipbuilders in Kolkata and is the first vessel in the Navy whose all weapon systems are manufactured indigenously. Speaking...
  • Navy to discuss aging fleet, warship safety next week June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Maintenance of its aging fleet, security and safety of warships and development of major infrastructure projects such as Project Seabird in Karwar would be high on agenda of the naval commanders' conference scheduled to be held here next week. The conference, which has been delayed by over two...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After a Naval officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata, the Defence Ministry has now ordered a probe into the incident. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the causes of the accident...
  • Naval warship INS Betwa suffers damage January 22, 2014

    In the fifth incident involving naval warships in the last six months, INS Betwa has suffered damage in its critical component after which the Navy is carrying out an investigation. The latest incident detected last week comes six months after INS Sindhurakshak submarine sank in Mumbai harbour following a blast. The...
  • INS Vikramaditya reaches home base in Karwar January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After a delay of almost five years, India's largest warship aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Tuesday reached its home base Karwar in Karnataka. The longawaited $2.3 billion aircraft carrier had started its voyage towards India from Russia after it was inducted formally on November 16 there by Defence Minister...
  • Navy to have 200 warships in 10 years: Official November 13, 2013

    On board INS Satpura: Indian Navy would have 200 warships in another 10 years, with three aircraft carriers in each of the three naval commands, for which orders have already been given to various docks in the country, a senior official said on Wednesday. "Right now, we have 136 ships and...
  • US, Britain send warships to help Philippine relief efforts November 12, 2013

    The United States is sending an aircraft carrier to the Philippines to help speed up relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as rescuers reach more devastated towns. The USS George Washington aircraft carrier should arrive in...
  • Vasan against selling warship to Sri Lanka September 12, 2013

    Erode: Voicing opposition to Centre's proposal to supply two naval warships to Sri Lanka, Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan has said he would urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to sell the vessels. "I am against the selling of warships to Sri Lanka. I will meet the Prime Minister soon and represent...
  • TN: Jaya writes to PM seeking cancellation of defence pact with Lanka September 11, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minster Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking cancellation of defence pact with Sri Lanka. In her letter, Jayalalithaa asked for the cancellation of an agreement on the proposed sale of naval warships to Sri Lanka. "These ships could be potentially deployed...
  • Two Royal Canadian Navy warships collide in Pacific September 1, 2013

    Two Royal Canadian Navy warships collided in Pacific Ocean while conducting manoeuvres, an official release said on Saturday, adding there were no casualties. HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Protecteur collided on Friday en route to Hawaii, Xinhua reported citing a press release from Canada's department of national defence. Both warships ships are returning...
  • Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tension rises August 30, 2013

    Russia said on Thursday it was sending warships to the Mediterranean, but denied it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria. Interfax news agency quoted a source in the armed forces' general staff as saying Russia, Syria's most powerful ally, was deploying...
  • Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to begin final acceptance trials July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The longdelayed aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov will begin its final acceptance trials in Russia on Thursday as the Indian Navy prepares to induct the warship, rechristened INS Vikramaditya, by the end of 2013. The final acceptance trials of the Admiral Gorshkov, which are expected to last three months, are...
  • Stealth warship 'INS Sahyadri' commissioned in Navy July 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Indigenously built stealth warship INS Sahyadri was on Saturday commissioned in the Indian Navy, adding firepower to its antisubmarine warfare capabilities. The frigate, last in the series of stealth warships after INS Shivalik and INS Satpura, was commissioned by Defence Minister AK Antony at the Naval dockyard here in presence...
  • Navy to get one more indigenous stealth warship July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: With the induction of the stealth frigate INS Sahyadri in Mumbai on Saturday, the Indian Navy will add teeth to its surface combatants' fleet, apart from the country showcasing its advances in indigenously designing warships. INS Sahyadri is the third and the last of the Project17 warships being built...
  • Indian warships visit China after six years June 14, 2012

    New Delhi: After a gap of six years, four Indian warships are on a visit to China, docking at Shanghai on a fourday port call, even as another set of warships are preparing to leave on a long deployment to cover the entire Indian Ocean region. The four warships in Shanghai...
  • US will put more warships in Asia: Panetta June 3, 2012

    Singapore: The United States will shift a majority of its warships to the AsiaPacific region by 2020, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Saturday, giving the first details of a new US military strategy. Fleshing out details of a strategic shift to Asia announced in January, Panetta said the United States...
  • Indian Navy inducts stealth warship INS Teg April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: To give a boost to its naval warfare capability, India inducted on April 27 a new warship into its fleet, when INS Teg, built in Russia, was handed over to its crew. INS Teg is the first of three guided missile frigates of the modified INS Talwarclass that...
  • Iranian warships enter Mediterranean Sea February 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Two Iranian warships crossed the Suez Canal on Sunday and entered the Mediterranean Sea, in a possible display of military might, sparking Israel's fury. The destination of the vessels remains unclear. US forces currently patrolling waters near Iran say they are well prepared and armed with lethal weapons "that...
  • EU warship rescues Indian dhow from pirates January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: A European Union warship rescued an Indian dhow and 15 mariners from the captivity of Somali pirates after a threeday action in the high seas recently. On January 17, the EU NAVFOR warship FGS Luebeck located an India registered dhow which was used as a pirate mothership to...
  • 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...
  • Pipavav, Mazagon Dock in JV to build warship September 12, 2011

    Mumbai: Staterun Mazagon Dock and private shipbuilder Pipavav Defence on Monday formed the country's first publicprivate partnership venture to build warship and submarines for the Navy. Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Company (PDOL) and Mazagon Dock will have an equal stake in the joint venture Mazagon Dock Pipavav. The partnership...
  • China sea dispute: US wants diplomatic process September 2, 2011

    Washington: The United States has asked for a collaborative diplomatic process on resolving the disputes related to the South China Sea, amid reports of the Chinese Navy confronting an Indian Navy vessel off the coast of Vietnam in late July. "We support a collaborative diplomatic process by all claimants to resolve...
  • Indian Navy warship to escort MV Suez to Oman June 16, 2011

    New Delhi: A nervewracking 48 hours more to go for six Indian crew members of the MV Suez and their families. The cargo that was held captive by Somali pirates for almost 11 months and released on Monday, fought off another hijack bid on Wednesday and is now on its...
  • US warship in Black Sea irks Russia June 12, 2011

    Moscow: Russia on Sunday expressed its displeasure and concern over the arrival of a US warship in the Black Sea to take part in naval exercises with Ukraine, saying the move once again raised concern about America's plan to deploy missile shield in Europe. In a statement issued the Russian Foreign...
  • Indian Navy to boost its arsenal, add 101 ships May 17, 2011

    Singapore: India is to invest $46.96 billion as part of moves to boost up its naval forces over the next 20 years adding 101 new warships, ranging from sophisticated destroyers to nuclear submarines. "Going by the investment value, India is expected to build sophisticated destroyers, new generation and new radar vessels,...