Navy

  • 38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 6 days ago

    Rameswaram: Thirty-eight fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Monday. All the fishermen are from villages in Rameswaram and Pudukottai apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy. Nine boats belonging to the Indian fishermen have also been seized. Last month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged the Central government...
  • Minors rounded up in illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: 225 children were rounded up in a police raid of an illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai. Police raided Rain pub in sector 6 of Nerul, Navi Mumbai where an illegal party was under progress; with alcohol. Of those rounded up, 100 were girls and mostly under 21 years. ...
  • PM likely to induct INS Kolkata in last week of August July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After dedicating aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to induct country's largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai in the last week of August. The Prime Minister has already been invited to induct the largest indigenously-built warship, which is constructed by the...
  • US court issues partial win to Osama Bin Laden assistant July 15, 2014

    Washington: A US appeals court has set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama Bin Laden. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the ruling in the case of Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, a Yemeni, who produced propaganda videos for al-Qaida...
  • 37 Tamil fishermen set free by Sri Lankan court July 11, 2014

    Rameswaram (TN): Thirty-seven fishermen from the island, arrested in two batches by Sri Lankan Navy while fishing near Katchateevu recently, were on Friday ordered to be released by a court in the neighbouring country. Mannar court magistrate Aanandhi Kanagarathinam ordered the release of the fishermen, Pamban Fishermen Association president U Arulanandam...
  • Indian Navy Light Combat Aircraft to soon begin test flights July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The naval variant of India's indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) is due to soon begin ramp trials. Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to the Defence Minister and Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), told India Strategic magazine (www.indiastrategic.in) that the LCA-Navy had already done more than 25 test...
  • Pentagon notifies US Congress of proposed sale of Harpoon missile to India July 3, 2014

    Washington: The Pentagon has notified the US Congress about its decision to sell anti-ship Harpoon missiles to India at an estimated cost of $200 million arguing that it will strengthen India-US strategic relationship and improve security of an important partner. The entire package under the foreign military sale route includes...
  • 'McHale's Navy' yes-man actor Bob Hastings dies July 3, 2014

    Reuters: Veteran Hollywood actor Bob Hastings, best-remembered as a bootlicking lieutenant in the 1960s television World War Two comedy "McHale's Navy," has died at the age of 89. Hastings died at his home in Burbank, California, on Monday after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, granddaughter Allison Knowles said. The Brooklyn-born Hastings...
  • Navy Chief Dhowan stresses on self-reliance, indigenisation June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing on developing indigenous defence sector, Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan on Thursday said that the maritime force's future growth would be based on "indigenisation and self reliance". Heading the bi-annual Commanders' Conference, the Navy Chief reviewed coastal security and also discussed...
  • Seven fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy June 20, 2014

    Rameswaram: In continuing instances of arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Naval personnel, seven of them from a coastal village in Nagapattinam district were arrested while fishing near Kodiyakari, a fishermen's organisation official said on Friday. "The seven fishermen with their one boat have been taken to Trincomallee...
  • 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...
  • Tamil Nadu: CM Jayalalithaa urges centre to secure release of Indian fishermen June 19, 2014

    Chennai: Urging the centre to secure the release of 46 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan jails, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said that the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) with Sri Lanka should not be taken as settled. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the text...
  • Tamil Nadu: 36 fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy June 18, 2014

    Rameswaram: Thirty six fishermen from a village in Pudukottai district and this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel on Wednesday in two separate incidents while fishing near Neduntheevu and Katchatheevu islet, a fisheries department official said. While 24 fishermen in six boats...
  • PM Modi likely to induct warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai soon June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: After dedicating aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to induct country's largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai in the next few weeks. The Prime Minister has already been invited to induct the largest indigenously-built warship, which is constructed by the Mazagon...
  • Security scenario around India remains fragile: Vice-Admiral June 16, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Vice-Admiral Satish Soni today took over as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Nava Command (ENC) and said the Navy personnel were working in challenging environment reflected in a string of recent accidents involving ships. He took charge at a ceremonial parade held at the Naval base here and reviewed platoons...
  • Modi dedicates India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated the the country's latest warship aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the nation. Arriving on board the warship in a Sea King chopper, the Prime Minister was given the ceremonial guard of honour by the Navy and was briefed about the warship. Off...
  • Watch: Modi gets a ceremonial Guard of Honour at the Naval air base in Goa June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a ceremonial guard of honour at the Naval airbase in Goa. He also met and interacted with the crew on board INS Vikramaditya. He was accompanied by Chief of Naval staff Admiral RK Dhowan on his first outing to a military establishment as the...
  • Live blog: June 14 June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to make his first visit to a military instillation INS Vikramaditya, the latest and the largest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy. ...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day at sea in Goa tomorrow June 14, 2014

    Goa: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to embark INS Vikramaditya, the latest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy, for a 'Day at Sea' with the Western Fleet on Saturday. The Prime Minister would be embarking the 'carrier at sea' by helicopter and is likely to witness a...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate naval flight test facility in Goa June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will this week inaugurate the flying deck-like Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) for naval aircraft at the INS Hansa, a naval base in Goa, officials said. Modi is expected to inaugurate the facility on Friday, according to Indian Navy officials. The SBTF at INS Hansa has both...
  • PM Modi to sail on board INS Vikramaditya June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sail on INS Vikramaditya, the largest warship of the Indian Navy, off the coast of Goa on June 14. He will dedicate the warship, India's second aircraft carrier after INS Virat, to the nation on that day, Navy sources said on Saturday. The warship is...
  • Jaitley visits Western Naval Command a day after INS Sindhurakshak was raised out of water June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the ill-fated Russian-made Kilo-class Indian Navy Submarine Sindhurakshak was raised out of the water, Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday visited Western Naval Command in Mumbai who briefed him about the second probe ordered into the case. Jaitley was accompanied by Navy Chief Robin Dhawan. The Union...
  • INS Sindhurakshak raised out of water June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Five months after the salvors were appointed, the ill-fated Russian-made Kilo-class Indian Navy Submarine Sindhurakshak has been raised out of the water. An explosion onboard Sindhurakshak on 14 August 2013 had resulted in the death of 18 Navy personnel. Navy officials said the submarine may not be seaworthy, even...
  • Mumbai: 30-year-old arrested for stripping, beating woman bus conductor June 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A woman bus conductor was on Wednesday allegedly beaten up and stripped by a 30-year-old passenger in Dombivli town following a heated altercation over boarding the bus from the front exit. According to senior police inspector Milind Patil of Manpada Police station, the MSRTC bus was on its way...
  • SL Navy arrests 29 Tamil fishermen just 5 days after Rajapaksa's visit June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 29 fishermen from Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and detained six boats. The arrests came less than a week after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in. The arrest came two days before Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is scheduled to...
  • Vice Admiral Lanba appointed new Naval Vice Chief May 31, 2014

    Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, commandant of National Defence College and in line to be the next Navy chief, has been appointed as Vice Chief of Naval Staff as part of a major rejig at the top level in the maritime force. This is the first major announcement of appointments in the...
  • Why Jaitley as Defence Minister temporarily may be a good thing May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The fact that Mr Arun Jaitley holds two heavyweight plus one integrated portfolio of course goes on to show the BJP strategists' importance in the party and the new dispensation but may equally go on to underline the talent deficit that the BJP may be facing. Having said...
  • Widows of Navy personnel allowed to become defence officers May 25, 2014

    In a special gesture towards families of its personnel who died in recent mishaps, the Navy has allowed widows of five of them to apply for becoming officers in the maritime force and one of them has already cleared the process. The Navy lost 21 of its personnel in mishaps involving...
  • All recent accidents thoroughly analysed, says Indian Navy chief May 19, 2014

    Mumbai: All recent accidents involving naval assets have been "thoroughly analysed" at every level and all standard operating procedures are being followed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan said on Monday. "We have put a safety audit organisation in place. We have reiterated to the organization to ensure that all...
  • Safety measures in place to prevent future incidents: Dhowan May 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan on Monday said that all recent incidents involving assets of the Navy have been thoroughly analysed and all standard operating procedures are being followed. "The incidents have been analysed thoroughly at every level. We have put a safety audit organisation in place....