Warship

  • 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 long-awaited $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 long-delayed 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 anti-submarine 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 Project-17 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 four-day 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 Asia-Pacific 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 Talwar-class 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...
  • China's anti-ship missile, submarine threats: Navy December 3, 2011

    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 levels...
  • Pipavav, Mazagon Dock in JV to build warship September 12, 2011

    Mumbai: State-run Mazagon Dock and private shipbuilder Pipavav Defence on Monday formed the country's first public-private 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 nerve-wracking 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,...
  • US shows off warship that buried bin Laden May 15, 2011

    Aboard the USS Carl Vinson: US officials welcomed visitors on Sunday to the USS Carl Vinson warship, from which Osama bin Laden's body was buried at sea, but did not discuss the ultra-secretive attack that killed him, reflecting America's concern over possible retaliation. US defense officials were taking measures to ensure...
  • Pak Navy ad features images of Indian ships March 8, 2011

    Islamabad: An advertisement issued by the Pakistan Navy on Tuesday for a multi-national exercise prominently featured images of Indian Navy warships even though India is not among the countries participating in the manoeuvres being held in the Arabian Sea. The full-page advertisement for the Aman-11 exercise, which appeared in The Nation...
  • North Korea denies sinking South Korean warship May 28, 2010

    Pyongyang: In the first press statement two months after the sinking of the South Korean warship "Cheonan" in March, North Korea on Friday said it was not involved in the incident, and asked Seoul to conduct an "objective and fair" probe. Whether or not South Korea received the inspection group from...
  • North Korea sunk South Korean warship: Report May 20, 2010

    Seoul: A South Korean navy warship that sank in March was torpedoed by a North Korean submarine near the country's maritime border, a multi-national team of investigators said on Thursday. The group of civilian and military experts said the 1,200-tonne warship Cheonan sunk as a result of an "external underwater explosion"...
  • INS Shivalik, stealth ship with chapati-maker April 29, 2010

    Mumbai: India got its own stealth warship on Thursday when the indigenously manufactured INS Shivalik was commissioned into the Navy by Defence Minister AK Antony in Mumbai on Thursday. The warship weighs 6000 tons, but can sail the seas nimbler than a shark. The warship can hoodwink the enemy, thanks to...
  • India commissions its first stealth warship April 29, 2010

    Mumbai: India today commissioned its first indigenously-built stealth warship with sophisticated features to hoodwink enemy radars and gained entry into a top club of developed countries having such capability. Inducting 'INS Shivalik', the first of the three-ship Project-17 frigates, at the Mumbai-based Mazagon Docks (MDL), Defence Minister A K Antony called...
  • China is not a threat to us: Indian Navy chief December 2, 2009

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