Navy

  • What a Korean teacher's suicide says about public accountability 18-04-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: On April 14, a South Korean ferry carrying more than 470 passengers sank off that country's southwestern shore. Most of the more than 260 passengers still missing and presumed dead are school children. Kang was one of the few who was rescued. The survivors were taken to a...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-04-2014 10:36 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Sulking Western Naval Command chief may soon put in his papers 17-04-2014 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: Western Navy Commander Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, who was superseded by Admiral Robin Dhowan in the appointment of Navy chief on Thursday, is understood to be unhappy and is contemplating putting in his papers. Sources in the know said he could take the step at the earliest after...
  • Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief, to focus on stopping mishaps 17-04-2014 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Admiral Robin Dowan on Thursday took over as the Chief of Naval Staff, a post that was lying vacant for nearly two months, and declared his intent to focus on preventing mishaps that have plagued the force and making it combat ready to meet all the challenges. The...
  • Admiral RK Dhowan named Navy Chief superseding Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha 17-04-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Admiral Robin Dhowan was on Thursday appointed as the new Navy chief of India. In a press release issued by the government of India, the Defence Ministry said that Dhowan was a Navigation and Direction specialist who has "served with distinction in an array of Command,...
  • Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months 15-04-2014 04:18 PM

    Sydney/Perth: A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said on Tuesday. The prediction...
  • Decommissioned INS Vikrant sold for Rs 60 crore 08-04-2014 11:41 PM

    Mumbai: The decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, which played an important role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has been sold for Rs 60 crore. "The auction process of INS Vikrant was completed last week and a company named IB Commercial Pvt Ltd won the bid," said...
  • Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with UN probe in war crime allegations 08-04-2014 06:02 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes during the final phase of the country's civil war, saying it will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the top rights body. "We will not submit ourselves to this process," External Affairs Minister G...
  • Missing jet search: Ship hunting for more 'pings' 08-04-2014 10:53 AM

    Search crews hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet have failed to relocate faint sounds heard deep below the Indian Ocean that officials said were consistent with a plane's black boxes, the head of the search operation said Tuesday. Angus Houston, the retired Australian air chief marshal who is heading...
  • Fire on board INS Matanga at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai 06-04-2014 06:10 PM

    Mumbai: Another fire has been reported on board an Indian Navy vessel from the naval dockyard in Mumbai. The Navy has confirmed that in a minor incident, smoldering and smoke was observed on board the Naval Ship INS Matanga. The ship caught fire while it was undergoing a refit at...
  • Mumbai: 6-month-old snatched from mother’s arms rescued within 12 hours 31-03-2014 05:33 PM

    Navi Mumbai Police led by Commissioner KL Prasad deployed a 100 strong force of its officers and personnel to rescue a 6-month-old baby boy within 12 hours of him being snatched from his mother's arms. The police arrested five persons including a woman and the main conspirator, a father of...
  • Next Navy chief to be named soon: Defence Minister AK Antony 29-03-2014 04:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The next Indian Navy chief will be named soon, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Saturday. "If someone decides to resign, it's that's the individual's choice. Normally it (selection of service chiefs) happens as a natural process and currently the selection process is in the final stages. The next...
  • Sindhuratna tragedy: SC notice to Centre on plea seeking compensation 28-03-2014 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the government and the Cabinet Secretary on the submarine Sindhuratna tragedy. The notices were issued following a petition seeking a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the the two officers who died in the explosion on the submarine in February....
  • 50 fishermen injured as Lankan naval personnel attack them 27-03-2014 03:52 PM

    Rameswaram: Fifty fishermen from this coastal town were injured when Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked them with stones and bottles after firing in the air early this morning off Katchathivu islet. The Lankan naval personnel also damaged 30 boats and cut fishing nets, police said. One boat sank as...
  • Malaysia jet search flights called off due to severe weather 27-03-2014 10:35 AM

    Perth: Aircraft searches for a Malaysia jetliner presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean have been called off for Thursday due to bad weather, a US Navy officer told Reuters. "The forecast in the area was calling for severe icing, severe turbulence and near zero visibility," said Lieutenant Commander Adam...
  • The Last Word: Is Indian government endangering national security? 24-03-2014 08:55 PM

    Even after a month Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned, it still headless. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks the panel of experts whether the Indian government is neglecting the navy and endangering the national security. ...
  • Russian troops seize Crimea airbase as Moscow consolidates control 23-03-2014 07:01 AM

    Crimea: Russian troops used armored vehicles, automatic gunfire and stun grenades on Saturday to seize a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea a day after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. Ukrainian forces also abandoned a naval base after attacks by pro-Russian protesters, and had...
  • President honours defense personals with gallantry awards 22-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Three officers, including an IAF officer who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads...
  • Pentagon spends $ 2.5 million in Malaysian Airlines jet MH370 search 22-03-2014 08:45 AM

    Washington: The Pentagon says it has spent $2.5 million to help in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet. The Defense Department has been flying high-tech surveillance planes to assist in the effort. The spending also includes operating costs for ships that have assisted in the search, which has...
  • Crimean forces take Ukrainian Navy HQ 19-03-2014 03:06 PM

    Crimea's self-defense forces on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region. An Associated Press photographer witnessed several hundred self-defense forces take down the gate and make...
  • Investigations into missing Malaysian jet appear deadlocked 19-03-2014 12:26 PM

    Investigations into the mystery of a missing Malaysian jet appeared to be at a deadlock on Wednesday, with no conclusive evidence of foul play and doubts whether nations would share military tracking data that could show where the plane may have headed. Eleven days have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight...
  • US navy quits search for Malaysian airliner 18-03-2014 07:24 AM

    Washington: The Navy ship that has been helping search for the missing Malaysian airliner is dropping out of the hunt, US military officials said on Monday. The Navy's 7th Fleet determined that long-range naval aircraft are a more efficient means of looking for the plane or its debris, now that...
  • India joins global search for Malaysian aircraft 13-03-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: Joining global efforts to locate the Malaysian plane, India on Thursday deployed four warships along with six aircraft including the latest special surveillance P-8I plane and three helicopters under the 'Operation Searchlight'. India pressed its assets into service after a formal request from Indian High Commissioner in Kuala...
  • Indian Navy joins the search for missing Malaysian plane 13-03-2014 03:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy has joined Malaysia in its search for the missing plane with 239 people on board. According to official sources, INS Saryu and INS Kumbhir are the Indian Navy Vessels that have been attached and ICG (Indian Coast Guard) Kanaklata Baruah is also helping in the...
  • Sindhuratna fire: PIL in SC demands Rs 1 crore for officers' families 13-03-2014 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding a Rs 1 crore compensation to the families of the victims of the INS Sindhuratna fire. The PIL also demands a court monitored investigation into the incident. The Navy had said human error led to the...
  • Mumbai: Three sailors on hunger strike on abandoned ship rescued 10-03-2014 02:12 PM

    Mumbai: Three crew members of a merchant ship have been airlifted by the Mumbai coast guard for medical treatment. The three crew members had been on a hunger strike after the vessel was abandoned by its owner. The ship has remained anchored off the Mumbai coast since January 2014 and...
  • Another mishap hits Navy, 1 dead, 2 hurt at a Nuclear submarine site 08-03-2014 11:11 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Yet another accident at an under-construction nuclear submarine in Visakhapatnam has brought the Indian Navy in the dock. One worker has been killed and two others have suffered injuries in the accident that took place on Saturday at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. The incident took place when...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy 08-03-2014 08:40 AM

    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...
  • Navy's safety record takes a hit after several accidents, deaths 07-03-2014 10:19 PM

    New Delhi: The image of the Indian Navy has been hit by a series of accidents that have taken place on its warships in the recent past which has resulted in the loss of lives of several of its officers and sea warriors. In the 11th such mishap, a gas...