Naval Base

  • Taliban attack on key Pakistan naval dockyard foiled September 9, 2014

    Karachi A major Taliban attack on the strategic navy dockyard here has been foiled by Pakistani security forces after a fierce gunbattle that left a naval officer and two militants dead, the fourth terror strike on sensitive military facilities in the country this year. The attack on the high security facility...
  • Karnataka: Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to be based in Karwar base November 12, 2013

    The country's second aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, being commissioned in Russia on November 16, will be stationed at the Karwar Naval base in Karnataka, a top Navy officer said on Tuesday. The 44,570tonne warship, formerly known as Admiral Gorskhov, is being commissioned into Navy by Defence Minister AK Antony after which...
  • Slain Pak journalist wanted to shift abroad June 2, 2011

    Islamabad: Journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, slain two days after he filed a report alleging the possible infiltration of the Pakistan Navy by al Qaeda, had spoken to close friends about relocating abroad with his family after receiving several threats in recent months. The topic of shifting abroad figured in Shahzad's recent...
  • Missing Pak journalist Saleem Shahzad found dead June 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Missing Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad was found dead on Tuesday inside his car in Punjab province and his body bore marks of torture, police said. His body was identified by his family. 40yearold Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistan bureau chief for Asia Times Online went missing on Sunday after...
  • Pak journalist Saleem Shahzad's car found May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The car of the missing Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, has been found with an unidentified body inside it. Saleem Shahzad went missing on Sunday after he wrote about links between the Pakistani navy and the al Qaeda that led to the attack on the Mehran naval...
  • Pak naval base attack: Exnaval commando arrested May 30, 2011

    Lahore: Pakistani intelligence agencies have taken into custody a former naval commando, who was court martialled earlier, and two other persons for their alleged involvement in a terrorist attack on a naval airbase in Karachi that killed 10 security personnel. Kamran Ahmed, a former personnel of the elite Special Service GroupNavy,...
  • Pak under pressure and threat from terrorists: US May 24, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan is under tremendous pressure and threat from extremist elements in the country which is reflected in the series of terrorist attacks including the latest one on the nation's naval facilities, a State Department official said. "It just illustrates that Pakistan is under enormous pressure and threat from these kinds...
  • No Chinese hostage in Karachi attack: Govt May 23, 2011

    Beijing: China on Monday denied reports that some its nationals were taken as hostage by militants who attacked the Karachi Naval base on Sunday. "No Chinese nationals were taken hostage in a terrorist attack on an air force base in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi late Sunday night," Chinese...
  • Is Obama right in closing Guantanamo Bay? January 22, 2009

    Immediate reaction: What president Obama has done is a good first step towards restoring of how the law should be carried out. If the stay is issued someone has to decide what to do with the detainees. Sixty of the 245 detainees are already cleared for release. But no country...
  • Karunanidhi threatens pullout over Tamils in SL issue October 7, 2008

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi is stepping up pressure on the Centre to act tough on the Sri Lankan Government. It is reliably learnt that the Lankan government has stepped up military offensive against LTTE in northern Lanka and claims that it is slowly wiping out LTTE strongholds. Politicians in...
  • LTTE attacks Lanka naval base, 10 injured August 27, 2008

    Colombo At least 10 Sri Lankan Navy sailors were wounded when Tamil Tiger rebels airdropped two bombs on a key naval base in Sri Lanka's eastern port city of Trincomalee. The attack, from a light wing aircraft, took place late on Tuesday. Military spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said the Liberation Tigers of...
  • LTTE attacks Lankan forces on sea, land June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: LTTE rebels have attacked a Lankan naval base off the armyheld northern Jaffna peninsula killing several sailors while a rebel roadside bomb targeted an army bus near Colombo port. Through, LTTE claimed they killed 35 sailors during the predawn raid, the military dismissed it as propaganda, saying less than...
  • Guantanamo stays cool beside terrorists June 17, 2007

    Guantanamo: Many of the terror suspects seized by the US are still being held at the Guantanamo prison. At the US Naval Base at Guantanamo bay, vigilant US soldiers patrol to guard what the Bush administration says are some of the world's most dangerous terrorists. But on the other side of the...