Fleet

  • 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...
  • Russia gives Ukrainian forces in Crimea ultimatum to surrender March 3, 2014

    Russia issued an ultimatum Monday, demanding that the crew of two Ukrainian warships in Crimea immediately surrender or be stormed and seized, a Ukrainian military spokesman said. Four Russian navy ships in Sevastopol harbor were blocking the Ukrainian anti-submarine warship Ternopil and the command ship Slavutych from leaving the dock, waiting...
  • Sindhuratna fire due to faulty cables: Inquiry report March 3, 2014

    Mumbai: A preliminary inquiry into the mishap aboard the INS Sindhuratna has revealed that fire in some cables led to the smoke in the third compartment. Earlier it was said that the smoke was caused by faulty batteries. Two sailors lost their lives and seven others were injured after inhaling toxic...
  • Who is Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi? February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi took over from Admiral Nirmal Verma on August 31, as the 21st Chief of Naval Staff of Independent India and the 19th Indian to take command of the Indian Navy. Admiral DK Joshi is a specialist in Anti-Submarine Warfare and in his long and...
  • GoAir to add 8 aircraft by July 2014 January 29, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Wadia Group's no-frills carrier Go Airlines on Tuesday said it will acquire eight more aircrafts to increase its fleet to 21 by July 2014 from the existing 13. The airline, looking to grow at non-metro and regional level, aims to have a fleet of 92 by 2020. India is...
  • Don't make waves in South China Sea, China warns US June 3, 2012

    Beijing: It was no time to "make waves" in the disputed South China Sea and dance behind a "Pied Piper", China's official news agency warned on Sunday, after the US said it would shift the bulk of its naval fleet to the Pacific Ocean by 2020. "It is advisable for some...
  • AI approves proposal to slash business class seats February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: In a bid to enhance revenue earnings, Air India Board on Monday approved a proposal to slash business class seats and increase economy seats on its Airbus fleet. The number of business class seats will be cut down in 34 Airbus aircraft, including A320s and A 319s, sources...
  • Dwindling number of Pearl Harbor survivors December 7, 2010

    Honolulu: Navy veteran Louis Conter was a young sailor standing watch on the quarterdeck of the USS Arizona when Japanese bombers swarmed the skies over Oahu and attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor 69 years ago. Within minutes that Sunday morning, the Arizona itself had exploded in flames, smoke...
  • Qantas Airlines grounds fleet after emergency landing November 4, 2010

    Singapore: A Qantas A 380 airbus made a dramatic emergency landing trailing smoke at the Singapore airport on Thursday. All 433 passengers are safe but the experience is something they'll never forget. Here's a report. A double-decker jumbo trailing smoke as parts of the plane's body fell from mid-air. This is...
  • Navy's 8 Sea Harrier planes grounded for four days August 26, 2009

    Panaji: Eight Sea harrier fighter jets of the Indian navy have been grounded here following last Friday's crash of a plane in the sea off Goa, which resulted in the death of the pilot, an official said in Panaji on Wednesday. The entire fleet based at the Indian Naval Service (INS)...
  • Air Force grounds Sukhoi-30MKI after crash May 7, 2009

    New Delhi: India's front-line fighter aircraft, the Sukhoi-30MKI has been grounded after last week's shock crash. The Air Force says it must know the cause for the unprecedented crash before it flies the aircraft which it believed was invincible. No time frames have been set for lifting the embargo. In the...
  • IAF denies grounding Sukhoi fleet May 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has denied grounding the fleet of Sukhoi-30 MKI. There were reports that the Indian Air Force had grounded its fleet and summoned experts from Russia to re-examine the aircraft. The aircraft haven't been flown since April 30th. A Sukhoi 30 MKI aircraft crashed in the Pokharan...
  • Russia could destroy NATO ships in 20 mins: Admiral August 29, 2008

    Moscow: Russia's Black Sea Fleet is capable of destroying NATO's naval strike group currently deployed in the sea within 20 minutes, a former fleet commander said Friday. "A single missile salvo from the Moskva missile cruiser, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, and two or three missile boats would be...
  • Masand's Verdict: Sweeney Todd March 1, 2008

    Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman Director: Tim Burton Tim Burton's film adaptation of the all-song-and-dance Broadway musical Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a gory yet highly entertaining piece set in 19th century London, Burton's film features old favourite Johnny Depp as Benjamin Barker who...
  • IndiGo to fly to 30 cities by 2010 October 10, 2006

    Bangalore: IndiGo, the country's newest low-fare domestic airline, on Tuesday said that it plans to serve 30 cities across the country with a fleet of 40 A-320s by 2010. IndiGo took delivery of its third new A-320 aircraft on September 28 and would add this week the fourth one which would...