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  • Indian Navy concludes TROPEX Excercise, tests deployment of two Carrier Task Forces Yesterday

    Indian Navy concluded the month-long Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) Exercise which was spread over Arabian Sea and the Northern Indian Ocean on February 27. It was the largest ever and most sophisticated TROPEX exercise. For the first time TROPEX Exercise involved two aircraft carriers along with India's maiden...
  • Armed forces get a modest hike, Defence Budget increased by 7.74% to Rs 2,46,727 crore Yesterday

    New Delhi: Defence Budget has been hiked by just 7.74% and the forces will get Rs 2,46,727 crore in Financial Year 2015-16 compared to Rs 2,29,000 crore in the last fiscal. "Defence of every square inch of our mother land comes before anything else. Keeping our defence forces ready for...
  • Fishing vessel hits submarine, damages periscope during naval exercise 6 days ago

    Mumbai: In yet another naval accident, the periscope of submarine INS Sindhughosh was damaged when a fishing vessel hit it while a naval exercise was being held off the West coast. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. "In a minor incident off the West Coast of...
  • Al-Qaeda wanted recruits to pull off attack like 9/11: US February 18, 2015

    New York: A Pakistani terrorism suspect on trial in New York was among several young recruits under orders by al-Qaeda to infiltrate Western society and pull off the biggest operation since the September 11, 2001 attacks, a prosecutor said on Tuesday in opening statements. Assistant US Attorney Celia Cohen told...
  • INS Sindhuratna tragedy: Commanding Officer found guilty, court martialled January 30, 2015

    Mumbai: Seven Navy officers including the Commanding Officer were found guilty in INS Sindhuratna fire case that left two officers dead in February 2014. The Chief of Naval Staff on Friday issued letters of severe displeasure to six officers for acts of omission and commission while the commanding officer was...
  • Watch: Beating The Retreat ceremony January 29, 2015

    The Army, Navy and Air Force bands performed at the Beating The Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. President Pranab Mukherjee revived a presidential tradition by riding a 6-horse buggy. ...
  • Empowered women on showcasing India's military might January 27, 2015

    The 66th Republic Day saw all women contingent from Indian Armed Forces and Border Security Force showcasing India's military might on the Rajpath. ...
  • Several firsts on 66th Republic Day January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The 66th Republic Day celebrations on Monday were marked by many firsts. 1) It witnessed the first ever march by an all-women contingent drawn from the army, navy and air force. 2) A US President was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade for the first time. 3) The recently...
  • I am proud of the all-women contingent, says Navy chief RK Dhowan January 26, 2015

    Navy Chief RK Dhowan said that he was proud of the all-women contingent and it will inspire many to join the force. Group Captain Sandhya Chauhan led a contingent of 144 sailors. Dhowan said, "There is an overwhelming response to the Republic Day parade. I am proud of our all-women...
  • Mumbai: Truckers clash with police outside Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Truck drivers outside Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Uran in neighbouring Raigad district on Sunday were lathicharged by police following a clash. The incident occurred when police tried to break their demonstrations against holding up of their vehicles. The truck drivers were stranded as their vehicles were stuck up...
  • Navy on heightened alert, patrolling stepped up in coastal areas, says Admiral Robin Dhowan January 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Indian Navy has been in a heightened state of alert for the last two months with its entire fleet, including warships, aircraft carriers, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle deployed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Robin Dhowan said. The Navy had already stepped up patrolling in coastal areas much before the recent...
  • Security in Gujarat enhanced, Coast guard, Navy carry out surveillance January 6, 2015

    Coast patrolling has been intensified in Gujarat after a Pakistani boat recently bombed itself near Porbander. Coast guard and Navy have been carrying out surveillance. The boats returning from the sea are being checked thoroughly. ...
  • Singapore activates air force, navy for search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 December 28, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore said on Sunday it has activated its air force and navy to help in the search and rescue operation for the AirAsia (AIRA.KL) jet that went missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore. "Two C130s are already on stand-by for this purpose. We remain ready to provide...
  • After Mauritius, India to export warships to Sri Lanka December 20, 2014

    Kolkata: India will now export two warships to Sri Lanka after delivering a warship to Mauritius for the first time, Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh said on Saturday. "From Sri Lanka, we have received an order to build two off-shore patrol vehicles (OPV) and they are under...
  • Indian Navy engineer found dead on INS Godavari near Porbandar December 11, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 24-year-old Indian Navy engineer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself onboard the INS Godavari, a naval ship sailing near Porbandar coast, early Thursday morning, the police said. He has been identified by the police as Narottamsinh Tomar (24), a resident of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, who served as...
  • PMK calls for shock treatment to Lankan government for arresting 43 Tamil fishermen December 10, 2014

    Chennai: Despite strong protests from India, the Sri Lankan Navy continues to arrest Tamil fishermen from India who stray into international waters or Sri Lankan waters. In yet another incident, 43 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in Pondicherry were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday. The ruling...
  • INS Sindhurakshak tragedy may be a result of human error: Navy Chief Admiral Dhowan December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly 18 months after an explosion on board submarine INS Sindhurakshak sunk the vessel, killing 18 personnel, Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Wednesday indicated that human error besides other factors could have led to the tragedy. Addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day, he noted...
  • Armed forces conduct coastal exercise on the sixth anniversary of 26/11 November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 30 ships, submarines and aircraft of the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Coast Guard and state agencies have been deployed for an exercise off the western coast, ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack. "In order to be better prepared to prevent a 26/11 incident...
  • Boeing delivers sixth P8I maritime patrol aircraft to India November 26, 2014

    Washington: US aviation manufacturer Boeing has delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, a media release has said. The P-8I, which is part of a contract of eight awarded in 2009, arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali to join five others being used by the Indian Navy. Rest...
  • Sindhuratna mishap probe: Seven Naval officers found guilty, board of inquiry demands explanation November 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Seven Naval officers on Tuesday was found guilty by the board of inquiry in the INS Sindhuratna mishap case. The board has demanded explanation from the convited officers and issued a show-cause notice to them. The seven officers are culpabale of various acts of omission and comission and a...
  • Unfazed by the danger, fishermen continue to sail in troubled waters November 24, 2014

    Sri Lanka has arrested and subsequently released hundreds of fishermen from Tamil Nadu for trespassing and illegally poaching in Lankan waters. While many have come under attack, some have even been allegedly killed in firing by the Sri Lankan Navy. CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out what makes Rameswaram's fisherman venture...
  • Will make non-aggressive but strong India: Manohar Parrikar November 24, 2014

    Gurgaon: India does not believe in an aggressive posture but will build a position where people should not dare see eye to eye with it, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. He also asserted there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues. Addressing service personnel at Air Force centre...
  • INS Vikrant lost the survival war against its own countrymen: Shiv Sena November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Describing iconic INS Vikrant's reduction into scrap as "misfortune" of the country, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the decommissioned warship that helped India win the 1971 battle against Pakistan, lost the fight for survival against its own countrymen. "Every man in the country was against the scrapping of this...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 14 Indian fishermen November 23, 2014

    Chennai: Just days after five Tamil fishermen were released from Sri Lankan prison, the island country's Navy arrested 14 Indian fishermen on Sunday for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters. 10 fishermen were arrested from Pudukkottai and four from Rameswaram. This comes days after the Sri Lankan government made the big gesture of...
  • India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant fades into history November 22, 2014

    Mumbai: India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which was built for the British Royal Navy as HMS Hercules in 1943 and which saw action during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, is being finally broken up after a glorious history of 71 years. The HMS Hercules, a Majestic-class light fleet aircraft carrier,...
  • Indian fishermen released: Sri Lanka says it's a pardon but not a reduction of sentence November 19, 2014

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. Sri Lankan Minister Senthil Thondaman said, "PM Modi spoke to President Rajapaksa and the latter decided to pardon the five Indian fishermen facing death sentence. It...
  • Sri Lanka releases 5 Indian fishermen facing death sentence after President Rajapaksa grants pardon November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Sri Lanka on Wednesday released five Indian fishermen serving a death sentence in drug smuggling case. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa pardoned the fishermen. The decision came a few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Sri Lankan President where they agreed to transfer the fishermen to an...
  • Heard Osama bin Laden take his last breath: US Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill November 13, 2014

    Washington: Former US Navy SEAL, Robert O'Neill, who claims he killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has said that he heard the world's most wanted man take his last breath after he pumped three bullets into the head of the al-Qaeda chief. "I was standing above him when he took...
  • Osama Bin Laden 'died afraid': Former US Navy SEAL November 9, 2014

    Washington: Osma bin Laden "died afraid", says a former US Navy SEAL who claims he fired the fatal shot that killed the al-Qaeda chief in Pakistan in 2011. "He died afraid, and he knew we were there to kill him. And that's closure," Robert O'Neill says. His decision to go...
  • Former US Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill takes credit for killing Osama bin Laden, sparks debate November 7, 2014

    Washington: The retired Navy SEAL who says he shot al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the forehead publicly identified himself on Thursday amid a debate among special operations brethren about whether they should break silence about their secret missions. Robert O'Neill, 38, told The Washington Post in an interview that he...