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 Indian Navy  
  
INS India Celebrates Platinum Jubilee
 

July 2016

New Delhi. INS India, the base depot ship in New Delhi, celebrated its 75th anniversary July 13.

  
Indian Navy Commissions INS Karna
 

July 2016

New Delhi. Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Sunil Lanba commissioned the Marine Commandos Unit as ‘INS Karna’ in a solemn ceremony held at the Naval Base at Bheemunipatanam near coastal city of Visakhapatnam July 12.

  
Indian Armed Forces PACE OF MILITARY MODERNISATION
 

July 2016

New Delhi. The welcome news that Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) had, in its meeting on 25 June 2016, finally cleared the purchase of 125 Ultra Light Howitzers (ULH) from the US for the Indian Army should gladden the hearts of all those concerned with the Army’s modernisation.

  
INS Satpura Reaches Hawaii, US for Exercise RIMPAC 2016
 

June 2016

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ship Satpura arrived at Hawaii in US June 30 to participate in the 25th edition of Exercise RIMPAC. This is in pursuance of India’s Act East Policy and demonstration of India’s commitment to peace and prosperity of Indo-Pacific region.

  
Indian Navy Launches INS Tarasha, Fourth in series of Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft
 

June 2016

New Delhi. The fourth in the series of Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (FO-WJFAC) for the Indian Navy was launched in a ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata June 30.

  
Defence Minister Hands Over Varunastra Torpedo to Indian Navy
 

June 2016

New Delhi. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over “Varunastra – a Ship Launched Heavy Weight Torpedo” also known as underwater missile to the Indian Navy in a ceremony organised to mark the occasion in New Delhi June 29.

  
Indian Warships Visit Vladivostok, Russia
 

June 2016

New Delhi. In a demonstration of India’s commitment to longstanding India-Russia Strategic Partnership and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ships (INS) Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral SV Bhokare have arrived at Vladivostok on a four-day visit (June 27-July 1), as part of deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea.

  
Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology Celebrates Diamond Jubilee
 

June 2016

Kochi. The Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT), the premier aviation technical training establishment of the Indian Navy, celebrated 60th anniversary at naval base Kochi June 17.

  
Indian Coast Guard, Korea Coast Guard Participate in Anti-piracy Exercise
 

June 2016

Chennai. Korea Coast Guard (KCG) Ship 3009 visited Chennai from June 8-11 for enhancing bilateral cooperation with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

  
Malabar-2016 to increase interoperability among IN, USN and JMSDF
 

June 2016

New Delhi. In consonance with India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and growing relations among India, US and Japan, Indian Naval Ships Satpura, Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch are all set to participate in the 20th edition of Exercise MALABAR-16 with the US Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).

  
Admiral Sunil Lanba Assumes Command of Indian Navy
 

May 2016

New Delhi. Admiral Sunil Lanba assumed Command of the Indian Navy as the 23rd Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) May 31.

  
Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar Assumes Charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
 

June 2016

New Delhi. Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar assumed charge as the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS) June 6.

  
Vice Admiral AK Chawla Assumes Charge as Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy
 

May 2016

New Delhi. Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla assumed charge as Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy May 28.

  
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh Assumes Charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff
 

May 2016

New Delhi. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) May 31.

  
Vice Admiral Girish Luthra Takes Over Western Naval Command
 

May 2016

Mumbai. Vice Admiral Girish Luthra took over the reins of Western Naval Command (WNC) as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) from Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba at a ceremonial parade held at INS Shikra May 30.

  
Vice Admiral Karve to Head Southern Naval Command
 

May 2016

New Delhi. Vice Admiral AR Karve has been appointed as the new Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command (FOC-in-C, South).

  
Vice Admiral AK Chawla Assumes Charge as Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy
 

May 2016

New Delhi. Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla assumed charge as Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy May 28.

  
Indian Warships on Visit to Subic Bay, Philippines
 

May 2016

New Delhi. In a demonstration of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri and Shakti have arrived at Subic Bay in Philippines on a three-day visit, as part of deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea and Western Pacific.

  
Indian Warships Visit Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam
 

May 2016

New Delhi. In a demonstration of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kirch under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral SV Bhokare, YSM, NM have arrived at Cam Ranh Bay on a four-day visit, as part of deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea and Western Pacific.

  
Ninety Cadets from Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala Awarded B Tech Degree
 

May 2016

Ezhimala, Kerala. The morning of May 27 was a red letter day for the cadets of 90th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). 90 cadets were awarded B Tech degree by the Chief Guest Prof Ashish Nanda, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, at a Convocation Ceremony held at INA, Ezhimala.

  
Indian Coast Guard Commissions Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) ‘ICGS Arush’
 

May 2016

New Delhi. The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Arush, the 17th in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by M/S Cochin Shipyard Limited was commissioned at Kochi May 26.

  
INSV Mhadei Sails to Mauritius with an All Women Crew
 

May 2016

New Delhi. Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Mhadei (INSV Mhadei) sailed from Goa with an all-women crew for a voyage to Port Louis, Mauritius May 24.

  
INS Tarmugli Joins Indian Navy
 

May 2016

New Delhi. The Indian Navy commissioned the highly manoeuvrable Fast Attack Craft INS Tarmugli at the hands of Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command at a formal ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam May 23.

  
India Lends Helping Hands to Sri Lanka
 

May 2016

New Delhi. In response to the request for assistance made by the Government of Sri Lanka and as an expression of our solidarity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on May 19 that India would provide aid on emergency basis to help assist those affected by the floods and landslides in various parts of Sri Lanka.

  
Indian Warships Visit Muscat in Oman
 

May 2016

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ships Delhi, Tarkash and Deepak under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, NM have been visiting Muscat from May 21-24.

  
Indian Navy Ships from Kochi deployed for Assistance in Sri Lanka
 

May 2016

New Delhi. Two Indian Navy warships, INS Sutlej and INS Sunayna, were deployed to Sri Lanka on May 20 to provide assistance consequent to the calamity caused due to the cyclone “Roanu”.

  
INS Karmuk attends closing ceremony of 27th Ind-Indo CORPAT
 

May 2016

New Delhi. The closing ceremony of 27th India-Indonesian CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) was held from May 16-19.

  
Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet Ships on deployment to South China, North West Pacific
 

May 2016

New Delhi. In a demonstration of its operational reach and commitment to India’s ‘Act East’ policy, the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral SV Bhokare, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, sailed out May 18 on a two-and-half-month long operational deployment to the South China and North West Pacific.

  
Navy Chief Lays Foundation Stone of ‘Sahara’ Hostel
 

May 2016

New Delhi. The foundation stone for ‘Sahara’ Hostel, a hostel for Widows’ of naval personnel was laid down by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan and Naval Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) President Minu Dhowan in New Delhi May 18.

  
Indian Warships on 4-day Visit to Manama, Bahrain
 

May 2016

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ships Delhi, Tarkash and Deepak under the command of Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, NM entered Manama in Bahrain on May 16.

  
Vice Admiral Girish Luthra inaugurates MRI facility at INHS Sanjivani
 

May 2016

Kochi. A state-of-the-art MRI Centre was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, AVSM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Southern Naval Command at Naval Hospital INHS Sanjivani in Kochi May 11.

  
Indian Warships visit Dubai (UAE)
 

May 2016

New Delhi. In a demonstration of India’s commitment to maritime relations with countries in the Gulf, Indian Naval Ships (INS) Delhi, Tarkash and Deepak under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, NM arrived at Dubai May 7 on a four day visit.

  
ADMM Plus exercise on Maritime Security, Counter Terrorism Commences
 

May 2016

New Delhi. In consonance with India’s ‘Act East Policy’ and Indian Navy’s constant endeavour to enhance maritime security in the Indo-Pacific, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Airavat arrived at Brunei May 1.

  
First Scorpene Class Submarine Kalvari Begins Sea Trials
 

May 2016

Mumbai. ‘Kalvari’, the first of the Scorpene class submarines, built at the Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) Mumbai, went to sea for the first time May 1.

  
Indian Navy Deploys HAL-made ALH in Maldives
 

April 2016

New Delhi. One Indian Navy Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III deployed in Maldives April 27.

  
Vice Admiral Girish Luthra inaugurates Naval Detachment at Lakshadweep
 

April 2016

New Delhi. A Naval Detachment (NAVDET) was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, AVSM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command at Androth Island of Lakshadweep April 26.

  
Operational Effectiveness and Readiness Should be Touchstone of All Efforts, says Admiral Dhowan
 

April 2016

New Delhi. The first edition of this years’ bi-annual Naval Commanders' Conference which commenced April 21 concluded April 23 after three days of fruitful deliberation.

  
Empowering Women Officers: Progressive initiatives by Indian Navy
 

April 2016

New Delhi. Several progressive and first-time initiatives have been taken by the Indian Navy in the last few months towards empowering women officers.

  
Indian Navy moves steadfast towards achieving full-fledged status of a ‘Builder’s Navy’, says Navy Chief
 

April 2016

New Delhi. Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan has said that the Indian Navy is moving steadfastly towards achieving the full-fledged status of a 'Builder’s Navy' in all three – Float, Move and Fight – components of ship manufacturing.

  
DPP a key enabler for Make in India programme, says Airbus Group India Chief
 

April 2016

New Delhi. President and Managing Director of Airbus Group India Pvt Ltd Pierre de Bausset April 18 lauded the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), saying it was a key enabler for the government’s Make in India programme.

  
Indian Naval Warships Visit Colombo
 

April 2016

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ships Tir and Sujata, along with Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, comprising the 1st Training Squadron, visited Colombo, Sri Lanka April 15, and would stay till April 19 as part of their Overseas Deployment during Spring Term 16. The Senior Officer of the 1st Training Squadron, Captain SR Ayyar, would be embarked on board INS Tir.

  
Indian Navy Collaborates with Jamia University for Recognition of in-service Training
 

April 2016

New Delhi. Adding a new dimension to educational profile of sailors of the Indian Navy, Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University by an Act of Parliament, has recognised in-service training of naval personnel for award of Graduation Degree.

  
Indo-US Joint Naval Patrol – Plausible Proposal or Rhetoric
 

April 2016

Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi on March 2, Admiral Harry B Harris, Commander, United States Pacific Command, exhorted that the ‘Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD)’ between India, Japan, Australia and the United States be re-initiated. He further urged India and US to be “ambitious together” and along with Japan, Australia and other like-minded nations ‘aspire to patrol together anywhere international law allows.’ The Admiral, however, did not specify as to where such patrols could be envisaged to be conducted.

  
Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Shoor’ Commissioned
 

April 2016

Panaji. Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) ‘Shoor’, the second ship in the series of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) was commissioned at Goa April 11.

  
ARI delivers fifth full mission naval bridge ship operations simulator to Indian Navy
 

April 2016

New Delhi. ARI, a global market leader in the fields of simulator design, development and supply, has delivered a new full mission naval bridge simulator to the Indian Navy’s Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair.

  
  
Ships of First Training Squadron (1 TS) Visit Thailand
 

April 2016

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ships Tir, Sujata, Sail Training Ship (STS) Sudarshini alongwith Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, comprising the 1st Training Squadron entered Phuket, Thailand April 4 and would stay till April 8 as part of Overseas Deployment during Spring Term 16.

  
  
Goans make Defexpo-2016 a Grand Success
 

March 2016

South Goa. A very large crowd turned up on the concluding day of Defexpo 2016 making the event a grand success.

  
MoD Unveils Defence Procurement Procedure 2016
 

March 2016

New Delhi. Delivering on its promise - albeit not in full measure - Ministry of Defence (MoD) released the much awaited Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 on the very first day of DefExpo 2016.

  
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Flaggs off First Indigenous Composites Sonar Dome
 

March 2016

South Goa. The first indigenous composites sonar dome was flagged off by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar during DEFEXPO 2016 at South Goa March 29.

  
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurates Defexpo-2016
 

March 2016

South Goa. The 9th edition of Defexpo India, a biennial exhibition on Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems was inaugurated by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at Naqueri Quitol, Quepem Taluka, South Goa March 28.

  
Indian Navy deploys P-8I to Seychelles for EEZ Surveillance
 

March 2016

New Delhi. The Indian Navy has deployed a P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Seychelles since March 20 for surveillance in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Seychelles, in accordance with the MoU between the Governments of India and Seychelles.

  
Indian Navy's Annual Refit Conference and Infrastructure Review Meeting concludes
 

March 2016

Visakhapatnam. Indian Navy’s Annual Refit Conference (ARC) and Annual Infrastructure Review (AIR) Meeting concluded at Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command March 15.

  
Indian Navy Launches Yard 2097, Sixth Ship of LCU MK IV Project
 

March 2016

New Delhi. The sixth ship of LCU MK IV project was launched at an impressive ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, Kolkata March 12.

  
Indian Navy aspires to achieve 90% self-reliance in warships, says Vice Chief of Naval Staff
 

March 2016

New Delhi. Warships in a navy bear testimony to the industrial capabilities of a country. The Indian Navy’s mantra is self-reliance and indigenisation.

  
HAL Exports Structural Assemblies of Dornier 228 NG Ahead of Schedule to RUAG
 

March 2016

Bangalore. HAL has sent the first ship-set of Dornier 228 NG (New Generation) aircraft ahead of schedule to RUAG in Germany.

  
Indian Naval Ship Tabar Visits Mauritius
 

March 2016

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tabar, a stealth frigate of the Indian Navy entered Port Louis, Mauritius March 10, and would remain there till March 13.

  
All-Women Crew Completes Maiden Voyage on Indian Navy Sailing Vessel Mhadei
 

March 2016

New Delhi. The Navy’s famous sailing vessel “Mhadei” set sail from Visakhapatnam for her home port, Goa, after participating in the International Fleet Review (IFR).

  
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan on official visit to United Kingdom
 

March 2016

New Delhi. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan has been visiting United Kingdom from March 7-10.

  
Maritime Security Challenges in the Indo Pacific
 

February 2016

New Delhi. Exercising soft power without the backing of hard power is not an option in today’s world and is on display in the Indo Pacific context.

  
India in the Indian Ocean
 

February 2016

During the Mauryan Empire, from the time of Chandragupta Maurya to Ashoka, some 2,400 years ago, India’s Navy was the dominant power in the Indian Ocean.

  
IFR: Well Done, Dear Navy
 

February 2016

Visakhapatnam. The International Fleet Review was thoughtfully planned and extremely well executed, thanks to the personal attention paid by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Robin Dhowan and his IFR team at the Naval Headquarters and Vice Admiral Satish Soni, FOC-in-C Eastern Naval Command (ENC) which actually hosted the event.

  
Down Memory Lane: India’s First International Fleet Review
 

February 2016

New Delhi. While savouring the various events of the just concluded International Fleet Review 2016, as they unfolded one after another February 4-8, I was taken back to the very first IFR conducted by India exactly 15 years ago in Mumbai in 2001.

  
A Secure Sea has become the Order of the Day, says NMF Chief Admiral DK Joshi
 

February 2016

Visakhapatnam. National Maritime Foundation (NMF) Chairman Admiral DK Joshi says that a secure sea has become the order of the day keeping in mind that 90 per cent of the international commerce is done through oceans.

  
Indian Navy hosts a Grand International Fleet Review
 

February 2016

Visakhapatnam. The Indian Navy hosted a grand 50-nation International Fleet Review (IFR) February 6, with President Pranab Mukherjee declaring that the “majestic event” signified India’s “desire to use the seas to promote peace, cooperation and friendship” across the oceans.

  
US Navy for ensuring free passage in Indo-Pacific waters
 

February 2016

New Delhi. US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson says that freedom of navigation in the Indian and Pacific Oceans is vital for world trade, and that the US Navy has been cooperating with other countries to ensure stability in this regard.

  
International Fleet Review 2016: Foreign policy by other means?
 

February 2016

New Delhi. India’s first citizen, President Pranab Mukherjee, will be accorded a rare honour by the Indian Navy (IN), on Saturday, February 6. Embarked on the, white-painted, Presidential Yacht, Mukherjee, who is also the Supreme Commander of India’s armed forces.

  
Indian Coast Guard marks 39th Coast Guard Day
 

January 2016

New Delhi. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) marked 39th anniversary February 1.

  
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visits INS Vikramaditya
 

January 2016

New Delhi. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visited INS Vikramaditya January 23.

  
Royal Oman Ships Arrive for Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘NASEEM AL BAHR’
 

January 2016

New Delhi. Two Royal Oman Navy ships RNOV Al-Shamikh, a Corvette and RNOV Al-Seeb, a Fast Attack Craft entered the port of Goa January 22. These ships are on their way to participate in the International Fleet Review (IFR) scheduled at Visakhapatnam from February 4-9.

  
Indian Warships Visit Colombo in Sri Lanka
 

January 2016

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ships Vikramaditya and Mysore were on an official visit to Colombo from January 21-23.

  
Indian Navy to present Guideline Document on HADR during IONS in Bangladesh
 

January 2016

New Delhi. Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral RK Dhowan has been visiting Bangladesh from January 10 to 14 to attend the Fifth Edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS).

  
US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift visits India
 

January 2016

New Delhi. US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift has been on a visit to India from January 7-9. His visit is intended to consolidate the growing defence relations between India and US and also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.

  
Commissioning of INS Kadmatt marks yet another milestone in our journey towards Self-reliance, Make in India, says Admiral Dhowan
 

January 2016

New Delhi. INS Kadmatt, second ship of Project 28 (P28) class Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvettes, was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral RK Dhowan at a glittering ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam January 7.

  
Indian Navy, Coast Guard Officers Join Fleet Air Arm
 

January 2016

Kochi. Twenty five officers including three from Indian Coast Guard (ICG) joined the Aviation branch after successfully passing out from Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) at Southern Naval Command in Kochi January 7.

  
Prime Minister Awards Innovation Trophy to Indian Navy Personnel
 

December 2015

New Delhi. In pursuance of the Government of India’s guidance to promote and facilitate innovations by youth of the nation, the Indian Navy (IN) has taken a lead by instituting a new series of ‘Innovation Trophy’ for both Uniformed and Defence Civilian personnel of afloat and ashore units.

  
Indian Navy launches 5th ship of LCU MK IV project ‘LCU-L55’
 

December 2015

New Delhi. The fifth ship of LCU MK IV project was launched at an impressive ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata December 7.

  
Indian Navy Successfully Tests Indo-Israeli LR SAM
 

December 2015

New Delhi. India has successfully test fired its newly developed Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR SAM) in its maiden firing from the Indian Navy’s Western Seaboard.

  
Indian Coast Guard Releases IRS-ICG Rules 2015
 

December 2015

New Delhi. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Director General Vice Admiral HCS Bisht released the Indian Register of Shipping – Coast Guard (IRS-CG) Rules 2015 at Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi December 28.

  
Rolls-Royce and its Growing Relations with Indian Navy
 

December 2015

New Delhi. For a common educated Indian citizen in military aviation the name Rolls-Royce would generally be related with the IAF (Indian Air Force), which has a long and continuing association with Rolls-Royce engines of different types powering a myriad of its fighters, transports and trainer aircraft.

  
The Untold Story of Indian Navy’s Ship Building Capability
 

December 2015

On September 30, when defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned the India built BrahMos cum Barak destroyer INS Kochi with 299 km ranged surface missiles and 70 km ranged anti missile missiles, a number of contributing industry representatives whose equipment was fitted on board, were present.

  
Indian Navy set to Negotiate Purchase of Sikorsky Multi Role Helicopters
 

December 2015

New Delhi. The Indian Navy is finally set to open price negotiations with Sikorsky for buying 24 Seahawk S-70B shipboard multi role helicopters (MRH) for its operational requirements.

  
Bangladesh Navy Chief Visits India
 

December 2015

New Delhi. Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib, Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy (BN) was on a four-day official visit to India from November 2-6 to review the existing cooperation between both navies and explore future avenues.

  
Indo-Russia Bilateral Naval Exercise INDRA NAVY-15 Commences
 

December 2015

New Delhi. The eighth edition of INDRA NAVY commenced in the Bay of Bengal from December 7-12.

  
P-8I Aircraft to Play a Key role in India’s new Maritime Strategy
 

December 2015

New Delhi. The Indian Navy released a new Maritime Doctrine in October envisaging an expanded footprint in the Indian Ocean and besides the aircraft carriers and nuclear powered and nuclear attack submarines, there is appropriate emphasis on offensive naval aviation.

  
Indian Coast Guard Releases IRS-ICG Rules 2015
 

December 2015

New Delhi. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Director General Vice Admiral HCS Bisht released the Indian Register of Shipping – Coast Guard (IRS-CG) Rules 2015 at Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi December 28.

  
Navy in the Forefront of Chennai Flood Relief Operations
 

December 2015

THE RECENT unprecedented incessant rains in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and in large parts of Tamil Nadu caused widespread havoc in the affected areas but perhaps the most stricken was the TN state capital Chennai.

  
Building Carrier Battle Groups for India’s Blue Water Navy
 

December 2015

NEW DELHI. Indian Navy’s strategic document, titled “Ensuring Secure Seas: Indian Maritime Security Strategy” released in October this year, if anything, strengthens Indian Navy’s ambitions to transform itself into a true ‘Blue Water’ Navy with all the attendant air, surface and sub-surface capabilities to effectively discharge its expanded maritime responsibilities.

  
Indian Navy conducts Large Scale Fleet Exercises in Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea
 

December 2015

New Delhi. In pursuance of its constant endeavour to maintain high level of combat readiness and counter emerging threats, the Indian Navy recently concluded large scale fleet exercises on the Eastern Seaboard.

  
Thales and Indian Navy’s Partnership on a Sound Footing
 

November 2015

Thales is a global technology leader in the aerospace, transportation, defence and security sectors. Thales’s association with India dates back to 1953 when it first launched its operations in the country.

  
Sri Lankan Naval Ships Samudura, Nandimithra Visit Kochi
 

December 2015

Kochi. Sri Lankan Naval Ships Samudura and Nandimithra were on a visit to Kochi from December 21-24.

  
Boeing P-8I Recce Aircraft key factor in India’s New Maritime Strategy
 

December 2015

New Delhi. The Indian Navy released a new Maritime Doctrine in October envisaging an expanded footprint in the Indian Ocean, and besides the aircraft carriers and nuclear powered and nuclear attack submarines, there is appropriate emphasis on offensive naval aviation.

  
PM Modi chairs Combined Commanders Conference on board INS Vikramaditya at Sea
 

December 2015

New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi December 15 chaired the Combined Commanders Conference on board INS Vikramaditya at Sea, off the coast of Kochi.

  
After Arihant, Indian Navy considering Nuclear propulsion for Aircraft Carriers
 

December 2015

New Delhi. The Indian Navy’s Design Bureau is favourably considering nuclear propulsion for the second time, and possibly a third indigenous aircraft carrier.

  
Indian Navy launches 5th ship of LCU MK IV project ‘LCU-L55’
 

December 2015

New Delhi. The fifth ship of LCU MK IV project was launched at an impressive ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata December 7.

  
Indo-Russia Bilateral Naval Exercise INDRA NAVY-15 Commences
 

December 2015

New Delhi. The eighth edition of INDRA NAVY commenced in the Bay of Bengal from December 7-12.

  
Indian Navy set to Negotiate Purchase of Sikorsky Multi Role Helicopters
 

December 2015

New Delhi. The Indian Navy is finally set to open price negotiations with Sikorsky for buying 24 Seahawk S-70B shipboard multi role helicopters (MRH) for its operational requirements.

  
Prime Minister Awards Innovation Trophy to Indian Navy Personnel
 

December 2015

New Delhi. In pursuance of the Government of India’s guidance to promote and facilitate innovations by youth of the nation, the Indian Navy (IN) has taken a lead by instituting a new series of ‘Innovation Trophy’ for both Uniformed and Defence Civilian personnel of afloat and ashore units.

  
Vice Admiral AB Singh assumes charge as Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command
 

December 2015

New Delhi. Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh upon promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral has assumed the charge of Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Forces Command in New Delhi.

  
LRSAM Successfully Flight-Tested from Israeli Naval Platform
 

November 2015

New Delhi. For the first time Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM), jointly designed and developed by Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI), Israel and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has been successfully flight tested from an Israeli Naval Platform. The missile successfully engaged and destroyed the incoming air target.

  
India's Nuclear Capable Arihant Submarine Successfully Test-fires First Unarmed Missile
 

November 2015

New Delhi. India’s first nuclear powered nuclear attack submarine, Arihant, has successfully test fired a dummy missile.

  
Navy Chief Asks Cadets to Serve the Country and Navy with Pride
 

November 2015

Ezhimala, Kerala. Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan has advised the newly passing out cadets to serve the country and Navy with pride. Admiral Dhowan was speaking at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, Kerala after reviewing the Passing-out Parade (POP) November 26.

  
Defence Minister Hands Over Advanced Torpedo Defence System ‘Maareech’ to Indian Navy
 

November 2015

Visakhapatnam. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over Maareech, an Advanced Torpedo Defence System developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to the Indian Navy at a function held at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam November 14.

  
Shipwright School Commissioned as INS Vishwakarma
 

November 2015

Visakhapatnam. Shipwright School, a premier technical establishment and alma-mater for Naval Architect Officers, Shipwright Officers and Shipwright Sailors of the Indian Navy, was commissioned as Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vishwakarma by Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral RK Dhowan at a formal ceremony held at Visakhapatnam November 14.

  
Ecuadorian Naval Ship BAE Guayas visits Kochi
 

November 2015

Kochi. Ecuadorian Naval Ship Buque de Armada de Ecuador (BAE) Guayas with 153 crew including 51 officer trainees onboard (called midshipmen) has been visiting Kochi from November 12-17. BAE Guayas, which is a sail training ship, is commanded by Captain Carlos Zumarraga.

  
Indian Navy’s Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft Boeing P-8I Dedicated to the Nation
 

November 2015

New Delhi. Giving a boost to the firepower and arsenal of the Indian Armed Forces, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar dedicated the Boeing P-8I (Poseidon Eight India) Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft to the nation at an impressive ceremony held at INS Rajali, Arakkonam, India’s premiere Naval Air Station in southern India, about 70 km off Chennai November 13.

  
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Visits Andaman & Nicobar Command
 

November 2015

New Delhi. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited Headquarters Andaman & Nicobar Command November 12.

  
Government of India issues notification to implement One Rank One Pension (OROP)
 

November 2015

New Delhi. The Government November 7 issued the notification regarding implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) in respect of Defence Forces personnel.

  
Boeing Offers to Build F-18 Super Hornet in India
 

November 2015

New Delhi. Boeing has offered to build its latest version of F/A-18 Super Hornet in India if given a chance by the Indian Air Force (IAF). Company Chairman James McNerney declared here October 16 that he was looking forward to a partnership to “bring the best of Boeing to India and the Best of India to Boeing.” The Indian economy is positive, the Government is welcoming foreign investment, and Boeing could help India move up in technology by bringing in the knowhow.

  
Boeing Delivers 8th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India
 

November 2015

New Delhi. Boeing delivered the eighth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India mid-October. With this the Indian Navy has received all eight P-8Is maritime patrol aircraft, the contract for which was awarded in 2009.

  
Indian Coast Guard Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Arinjay Commissioned
 

November 2015

Kochi. The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Arinjay’, the 15th in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by M/S Cochin Shipyard Limited, was commissioned at Kochi November 2.

  
Bangladesh Navy Chief on 4-day Official Visit to India
 

November 2015

New Delhi. Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib, Chief of the Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy is on a four-day official visit to India from November 2-6 to review the existing cooperation between both navies and explore future avenues.

  
BrahMos hits target in maiden test firing from Navy’s new destroyer INS Kochi
 

November 2015

New Delhi. The formidable BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has validated its strike power yet again after being successfully tested from Indian Navy’s newest stealth destroyer INS Kochi on the west coast of India.

  
INS Sahyadri Enters Manila, Philippines
 

November 2015

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri, currently on operational deployment to South China Sea and North West Pacific region in pursuance of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, entered Manila November 1. The ship is likely to be at Manila till November 4 for extensive interactions with the Philippine Navy.

  
Navy Chief Urges Naval Veterans to Contribute Towards Nation Building
 

October 2015

Kochi. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan has urged the retired naval officers to take lead in the matter as he felt that they can contribute significantly in the task of nation building.

  
INS Sahyadri Enters Incheon in South Korea
 

October 2015

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri, currently on operational deployment to North West Pacific region and South China Sea in pursuance of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, entered Incheon, Republic of Korea (South Korea/ROK) October 23.

  
Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda Visits Kochi
 

October 2015

Kochi. Indonesian Naval ship KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda (367), a Multi-Role Light frigate (Pennant No.367), has been visiting Kochi from October 24 to 26. During the visit, various interactions with Southern Naval Command have been planned.

  
INS Trikand Visits Safaga, Egypt
 

October 2015

New Delhi. In continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to West Asia, Africa and Europe, INS Trikand entered Safaga October 11 for a three-day visit.

  
INS Sahyadri Enters Da Nang, Vietnam
 

October 2015

Da Nang, Vietnam. In pursuance of India’s ‘Look East’ and ‘Act East’ policy, Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri, as a part of ‘Operational Deployment’ to the South China Sea and the North West Pacific region entered Da Nang, Vietnam October 2. The INS Sahyadri would stay there till October 5.

  
Indian Navy Conducts Community Services
 

October 2015

Kochi. In continuation with the many social and welfare activities that India Navy engages in, as part of its community outreach programme and as a precursor to the Navy week Celebrations 2015, goodwill services were carried out by Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT).

  
INS Kalvari Sets Afloat
 

October 2015

Mumbai. In a process extending over last three days Kalvari, the first ship of Scorpene class submarines, was set afloat in the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and brought back to Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) October 29.

  
Second Edition of Bi-annual Naval Commanders’ Conference Concludes
 

October 2015

New Delhi. The second edition of this year’s bi-annual Naval Commanders Conference concluded in New Delhi October 28. The Conference was conducted from October 26-28.

  
India-Sri Lanka Joint Naval Exercise SLINEX Underway
 

October 2015

Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Reinforcing the strong neighbourly ties underscored by extensive maritime interaction, the fourth edition of India-Sri Lanka joint naval exercise SLINEX has been underway off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from October 27-November 1. SLINEX series of bilateral maritime exercise was initiated in 2005 and since then three successful engagements have been conducted.

  
Indigenous Component in Ship Building Needs Substantial Increase, says Manohar Parrikar
 

October 2015

New Delhi. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said indigenous component in fight category of shipbuilding needs to be increased substantially.

  
Indian Navy to Conduct International Fleet Review Early Next Year
 

October 2015

New Delhi. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan October 14 announced the Indian Navy’s plans to conduct an International Fleet Review (IFR) on the Eastern Seaboard at Visakhapatnam from February 4-8 next year.

  
Indian Coast Guard ship Samrat visits Macassar, Indonesia
 

October 2015

New Delhi. Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samrat, an Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV), is on a goodwill visit to the South East Asian region beginning October 21.

  
India-China Joint Exercise Hand-in-Hand 2015 Concludes
 

October 2015

New Delhi. The India-China Combined Military Training Exercise Hand in Hand 2015 concluded with a Joint Field Exercise followed by an impressive closing ceremony October 21.

  
India-Sri Lanka Joint Exercise Mitra Shakti-2015 Ends
 

October 2015

Pune. The third India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise ‘Mitra Shakti-2015’ ended after a grand closing ceremony held at Aundh Military Camp, Pune October 12.

  
Flight of Nirbhay Missile Aborted after 700 Seconds of Launch
 

October 2015

Chandipur, Odisha. Nirbhay Long Range Subsonic tactical cruise Missile was launched at 1138 hrs from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha October 16.

  
Indo-US Joint Naval Exercise Malabar-15 Commences
 

October 2015

New Delhi. The 19th edition of Indo-US joint naval exercise MALABAR-15 commenced in the Bay of Bengal October 14, and will go up till October 19.

  
Former Navy Chief Admiral RH Tahiliani Passes Away
 

October 2015

New Delhi. Former Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani (Retd) passed away in New Delhi October 14.

  
Algerian Naval Ship Adhaffer Visits Kochi
 

October 2015

Kochi. Algerian Naval Ship (ANS) Adhaffer visited Kochi in its three-day visit to the south Indian port city from October 13 to 16.

  
INS Sahyadri Enters Sagami Bay, Japan
 

October 2015

New Delhi. In pursuance of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri, currently on operational deployment to North West Pacific region and South China Sea, entered Sagami Bay, Japan October 14.

  
Indian Navy Plans to Conduct International Fleet Review Early Next Year
 

October 2015

New Delhi. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan October 14 announced the Indian Navy’s plans to conduct an International Fleet Review (IFR) on the Eastern Seaboard at Visakhapatnam from February 4-8 next year.

  
Indian Navy First Training Squadron Visits Seychelles
 

October 2015

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ships Tir and Sujata, alongwith Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, comprising the First Training Squadron, entered Port Victoria, Seychelles October 1 as part of their Overseas Deployment during Autumn Term 15.

  
India Inks Deal to Buy 194 Pipistrel Microlights from Slovenia
 

October 2015

New Delhi. India inked a deal to buy 194 microlight aircraft from Pipistrel, a Slovenian light aircraft manufacturer. The contract, in response to the world's largest single RFP, was signed by Pipistrel CEO Mr Ivo Boscarol and the Indian Government officials (Ministry of Defence) in New Delhi October 12.

  
Indian Navy Marks Birth Centenary of Admiral SM Nanda
 

October 2015

New Delhi. Indian Navy’s Navy Foundation Delhi Chapter commemorated the birth centenary of late Admiral SM Nanda at Naval Officers Mess Varuna, New Delhi October 11.

  
INS Astradharini joins the Indian Navy
 

October 2015

Visakhapatnam. An indigenously built Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel ‘INS Astradharini’, was commissioned today, October 6th, 2015 by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command at a ceremony held at the Naval Base, Visakhapatnam.

  
INS Delhi, Trishul enter Doha
 

September 2015

New Delhi. Indian Naval warships INS Delhi and INS Trishul, which were on month-long deployment to the Gulf, entered Doha in Qatar September 14.

  
Indian Navy Warships INS Delhi, Trishul enter Saudi Arabia
 

September 2015

Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. In continuation with their month-long deployment to the Gulf, INS Delhi and INS Trishul entered Al-Jubail on the Persian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia September 10, and will stay there till September 13.

  
Oman Navy to consider buying patrol ships from India
 

September 2015

New Delhi. Oman will consider buying patrol ships from Indian shipyards, according to the visiting Chief of Omani Navy Rear Admiral Abdullah al-Raisi.

  
Oman Navy Commander Rear Admiral Al Raisi Visiting India
 

September 2015

New Delhi. Rear Admiral Abdullah Bin Khasim Bin Abdullah Al Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman has been visiting from September 7 to 10.

  
Indian Navy’s Western Fleet Ships Visit UAE
 

September 2015

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ships Deepak, Delhi, Tabar and Trishul entered Dubai September 5, and shall remain there till September 8.

  
Indian Navy Commissions INS Kochi, a Kolkata-class guided missile destroyer
 

September 2015

Mumbai. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Government is fully committed to develop a real Blue Water Navy, a Navy which can dominate the Indian Ocean Region but will be considered friendly by the neighbouring countries.

  
Indian Navy Commissions 3 Indigenously-built Immediate Support Vessels
 

September 2015

Mumbai. Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) T-48, T-49 and T-50, the last three of total number of 23, were commissioned into Indian Navy at an induction ceremony in Mumbai September 29.

  
INS Trikand Visits Toulon, France
 

September 2015

Toulon, France. In continuation of Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to West Asia, Africa and Europe, INS Trikand entered Toulon in France September 26 for a three-day visit.

  
India Clears Deals to Buy Boeing’s Apache, Chinook Helicopters
 

September 2015

New Delhi. The Indian Government has cleared two deals worth $2.5 billion (approx) with US Boeing to buy Apache and Chinook helicopters.

  
First Australia-India Maritime Exercise AusIndex-15 Concludes
 

September 2015

Visakhapatnam. The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, has concluded in Visakhapatnam.

  
Indian Navy marks 1965 War Golden Jubilee
 

September 2015

New Delhi. Like its Army and Air Force counterparts, Indian Navy also did not left behind in celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Indo-Pak War 1965. The Navy embarked on four significant expeditions to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the war.

  
Lockheed Martin to Begin Qualification Testing of 3-Cell ExLS
 

September 2015

Baltimore, Maryland. Lockheed Martin is concluding production of its 3-Cell ExLS Stand Alone Launcher designed to fire MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) in October and, following qualification testing in mid-2016, will be available for use by Allied Navies around the Globe.

  
Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Bung Tomo Visits Kochi
 

September 2015

Kochi. Indonesian Naval ship KRI Bung Tomo, a Multi-Role Light Frigate (Pennant No 357), visited Kochi from September 8-10.

  
Australia and India in first maritime exercise AusIndex-15
 

September 2015

Visakhapatnam. The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, has commenced with an opening ceremony held in Visakhapatnam September 12.

  
Defence Minister Parrikar Commissions INS Vajrakosh
 

September 2015

Karwar, Karnataka. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned INS ‘Vajrakosh’, the latest establishment of the Indian Navy at an impressive ceremony in Karwar, Karnataka September 9.

  
Oman Navy Commander Rear Admiral Al Raisi Visiting India
 

September 2015

New Delhi. Rear Admiral Abdullah Bin Khasim Bin Abdullah Al Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman has been visiting from September 7 to 10.

  
Government announces One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for Ex-Servicemen
 

September 2015

New Delhi. The Government has announced the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for the Ex-Servicemen.

  
Indo-Maldives joint military exercise commences
 

September 2015

Trivandrum. The sixth Indo-Maldives joint military exercise commenced at Pangode Military Station in Trivandrum, the capital of Indian southern state of Kerala, on August 31.

  
Indian Navy’s Western Fleet Ships Visit UAE
 

September 2015

New Delhi. Indian Naval Ships Deepak, Delhi, Tabar and Trishul entered Dubai September 5, and shall remain there till September 8.

  
Israeli navy chief visits Southern Naval Command
 

August 2015

Kochi. Israeli Navy Commander-in-Chief Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg accompanied by his spouse Mrs Michal Rutberg visited Indian naval facilities in Kochi from August 26 to 27.

  
LRSAM trials begin; induction in sight, says Admiral Dhowan
 

August 2015

New Delhi. Trials of the Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) have commenced, Indian Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan disclosed in New Delhi August 24 hinting that the anti-missile system is close to induction in the Indian Navy.

  
Israeli Navy Chief calls on Navy Chief Admiral Dhowan
 

August 2015

New Delhi. Israeli Naval Commander-In-Chief Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg called on Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan in New Delhi August 24.

  
Innovation and Indigenisation: Sailing towards Self Reliance
 

August 2015

In pursuance of the Government’s goal, and PM Narendra Modi’s personal push for a ‘Make in India Thrust’, Indian Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan inaugurated Indian Navy’s seminar organised by CII on the theme, “Innovation and Indigenisation: Sailing towards Self Reliance” in New Delhi.

  
Indian Navy warship INS Trikand enters Djibouti
 

August 2015

New Delhi. As part of Indian Navy’s mission of building ‘Bridges of Friendship’ and strengthening international cooperation with friendly countries, INS Trikand entered the port of Djibouti August 10. A front-line warship of the Indian Navy Trikand will stay there till August 13.

  
India’s First Harbour Defence System Commissioned
 

August 2015

Kochi. Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS), a state-of-the-art system for defence of Kochi naval harbour, was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command here July 31.

  
ICG Commissions Inshore Patrol Vessel 'ICGS Rani Durgavati'
 

July 2015

Visakhapatnam. ICGS Rani Durgavati, the third Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) of the Indian Coast Guard was commissioned at Visakhapatnam July 6 by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, PVSM AVSM NM ADC Flag Officer Commanding in Chief (Eastern Naval Command) in the presence of Inspector General SP Sharma PTM, TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and other senior dignitaries of the Central and State Government. The ship is named after Rani Durgavati, who was the Gond queen.

  
India Realigns Air Defence, Ship Tenders with Make in India Agenda in $5.6 b Approvals
 

Julye 2015

New Delhi. India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has realigned with the Make in India agenda for a $2.7 b programme to modernise the Indian Army’s obsolete Air Defence weaponry as part of a slew of military procurement approvals aggregating $5.6 b.

  
Airbus to help develop India’s Light Combat Aircraft
 

June 2015

Paris. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has offered to help develop the Mark II version of India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA MkII) and also set up a manufacturing hub in India.

  
Indian Navy launches three Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft
 

June 2015

Kolkata. Indian Navy launched three Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (FO-WJFAC) at Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) in Kolkata June 30. These follow-on ships were launched by Mrs Medha Murugesan, wife of Vice Admiral P Murugesan, AVSM, VSM, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS).

  
DCI to train the first Indian submariners for Scorpene
 

June 2015

Paris. France will start training about 100 Indian Navy personnel in Scorpene submarine operations from September 1.

  
4-Day Naval Commanders’ Conference Ends on High Note
 

June 2015

New Delhi. Emphasising that combat readiness of the fleet and other operational formations is of prime importance and focused efforts, as hitherto, are required at all levels to ensure sustained growth of the Navy into a formidable multidimensional force, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS).

  
Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology enters Diamond Jubilee Year
 

June 2015

Kochi. The Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT), the largest Aviation Technical Training establishment in the country, located at Naval base Kochi stepped into the Diamond Jubilee Year by celebrating its 59th anniversary on June 6, 2015.

  
2015 Defence Framework Agreement: A New Thrust in India-US Defence Cooperation
 

June 2015

New Delhi. During the Narendra Modi-Barack Obama Summit on January 25, 2015, India and the United States had agreed to renew the 10-year Defence Framework Agreement that had been signed in June 2005. The renewed agreement was signed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Defence Secretary Ashton Carter in New Delhi on June 3, 2015.

  
Parrikar Asks Shipyards to Compress Delivery Schedules of Warships
 

May 2015

New Delhi. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked shipyards, both public and private, to compress delivery schedules of warships and other platforms for the Navy and Coast Guard.

  
Singapore Defence Minister Opens 10th IMDEX Asia
 

May 2015

Singapore. Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen opened the 10th International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEX) Asia 2015 at the Changi Exhibition Centre May 19.

  
Indian Navy Launches ‘Kavaratti’, 4th Corvette Class Ship of Project-28
 

May 2015

Kolkata. The Fourth Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette of Project-28, christened ‘Kavaratti’, was launched at a glittering ceremony held at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata May 19.

  
14th Edition of Indo-French Naval exercise Varuna concludes
 

April 2015

New Delhi. The fourteenth edition of naval exercise “Varuna”, one of the key elements of defence collaboration between India and France’s strategic partnership concluded May 2 in Goa. A 10- day annual exercise which brings together both Indian and French Navies mostly takes place along the Indian coasts.

  
At 62, Indian Naval Aviation Gets Nod for a Big Aircraft Carrier
 

April 2015

New Delhi. The Indian Navy held an important seminar on Naval Aviation on April 30 and May 1 to appreciate the significance of new generation concepts and technologies in naval air power.

  
First Scorpene Submarine, Kalvari, Undocks
 

April 2015

New Delhi. On April 6, 2015, after eight years in building, the first of the six 1,650-tonne ‘state-of-the-art’ Scorpene stealth submarine to be commissioned as INS Kalvari in 2016, was ceremoniously undocked on a pontoon from the East yard’s 90 metre long dry dock at Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL), Mumbai.

  
Royal Navy Chief Admiral Sir George Zambellas Visits India
 

April 2015

New Delhi. Admiral Sir George Zambellas, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Royal Navy visited India from March 16 to 19.

  
Indo-French Naval Exercise Varuna Commences at Goa
 

April 2015

Mumbai. Fourteenth (14th) edition of Indo-French naval exercise ‘VARUNA’ started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa April 23.

 
Navy launches INS Visakhapatnam, new class of Guided Missile Destroyer
 

April 2015

Mumbai. The First ship of Project-15B, Guided Missile Destroyer, christened ‘Visakhapatnam’ was launched at a magnificent ceremony at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai April 20.

 
Tatra Trucks is back in action in India
 

April 2015

Abu Dhabi. Czeck company Tatra Trucks is back in business in India, after the ban on it for alleged corruption was lifted by the Government a couple of months back.

 
Vice Adm P Murugesan assumes charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff
 

March 2015

New Delhi. Vice Admiral P Murugesan, AVSM, VSM assumed charge as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff on March 31.

 
Indian Navy Dornier 228 crashes off Goa
 

March 2015

Panaji. An Indian Navy Dornier Do 228 maritime surveillance aircraft crashed in the Arabian Sea off Goa March 24 night during a routine training sortie. Of the three officers on board, one was rescued by fishermen and two others were missing.

 
Indian Navy commissions three UAE-supplied Immediate Support Vessels
 

March 2015

Visakhapatnam. The Indian Navy commissioned three Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) supplied by UAE’s Abu Dhabi Ship Builders (ADSB) at an impressive ceremony here March 24.

  
Anil Ambani's Reliance Infra Acquires Pipavav Defence
 

March 2015

Mumbai. Reliance Infrastructure, one of the several companies owned by India’s leading industrialist Anil Ambani, has acquired 44 per cent stake in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Ltd. to manufacture warships, submarines and even aircraft carriers in India along with civil application structures like oil rigs and platforms.

  
Navantia delivers four more Helicopter Dock Landing Crafts to Australian Navy
 

February 2015

Madrid. Navantia has delivered the second group of four LLC (LHDs or Helicopter Landing Crafts) for the Royal Australian Navy.

  
India's LCA Naval Prototype - 2 takes off on maiden flight
 

February 2015

Bangalore. The second naval prototype of India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) conducted a 35-minute maiden flight Feb 7.

  
Hagel Welcomes New Defense Cooperation with India
 

January 2015

Washington. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has welcomed the new Defense Cooperation agreement with India as "a milestone in the US-India Strategic Partnership."

  
Naval Aircraft Yard Marks Another Milestone
 

January 2015

Kochi. The Naval Aircraft Yard (Kochi), one of the premier industrial establishments of the Indian Navy at Naval Base here, has added another feather to its cap by rolling out of the 50th Pegasus engine, post overhaul on December 22, 2014.

  
India’s First Nuclear Attack Submarine Arihant begins Sea Trials
 

December 2014

New Delhi. India’s first nuclear attack submarine Arihant began Sea Trials on December 15th with naval personnel and defence scientists onboard showing both caution and confidence.

  
DRDO Tests Wheeled UAV Panchi on Maiden Flight
 

December 2014

New Delhi. India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) claimed another success December 24 when its wheeled UAV 'Panchi' conducted a successful test flight.

  
LCA Navy clears Ramp Test Flight
 

December 2014

Goa. The naval variant of India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA – Navy) cleared its first ramp test Dec 20.

  
Indian Navy strengthening air warfare capability, says Admiral Dhowan
 

December 2014

New Delhi. The Indian Navy is working towards a new fleet of aircraft and helicopters for maritime surveillance, electronic warfare and anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare.

  
INDIAN OCEAN REGION Strategic Importance and Evolving Trends
 

December 2014

The contours of global security architecture in recent times is changing and today there are ample indications that the prophecy of renowned US geostrategist and historian Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan that “Whoever controls the Indian Ocean dominates Asia…”

  
Indian Navy Plans to Augment Its Underwater ORBAT
 

December 2014

“Of all the branches of the Armed Forces there is none which shows greater devotion and faces grimmer peril than a submariner”

  
IMAC: Indian Navy's Eyes and Ears
 

December 2014

Gurgaon. Freedom is good when a good man uses it, and terrible for the society when terrorists abuse it for their devilish designs.

  
Indian Navy to purchase US Sikorsky Multi Role Seahawk Choppers
 

December 2014

New Delhi. The Indian Navy has finally selected the US Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk for its shipboard Multi Role Helicopter (MRH) requirement.

  
Government fast-tracking Navy's submarine programmes
 

December 2014

New Delhi. The Government is fast-tracking modernization of equipment with the armed forces, and it was “comforting” for the Navy to know that long-pending requirements were now being procedurally cleared.

  
Boeing Delivers Sixth P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India
 

November 2014

Seattle. Boeing delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on November 24, arriving at Naval Air Station Rajali to join five others being used by the Indian Navy.

  
Coastal Security Network Must Ensure Zero Tolerance to Error: Parrikar
 

November 2014

Gurgaon. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the Indian Navy and Coast Guard’s joint operations facility, called the Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC), here November 23.

  
Airbus Defence and Space awarded 13 million Euro periscope maintenance facility for India
 

November 2014

New Delhi. Airbus Defence and Space and the Indian Ministry of Defence have signed a 13 million Euro contract for the delivery of a periscope maintenance facility located here. The dedicated facility will be for the maintenance and repair of all of India’s submarine fleet periscopes.

  
The Untold Story of Nuclear Submarine Arihant
 

October 2014

New Delhi. In August 2013, just before India’s Independence Day, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated the team that made the nuclear submarine Arihant’s nuclear reactor go critical at Vishakapatnam.

  
Navy’s Made in India campaign marks 50 years
 

October 2014

New Delhi. Some 30-plus year back, these two writers were together on a naval exercise by chance, one as a young reporter and the other as the Captain of an anti-submarine frigate.

  
Boeing Delivers 5th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Indian Navy
 

September 2014

Seattle. Boeing delivered the fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Sept. 9 as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol requirements.

  
The IN Sindhurakshak tragedy: Has India learnt any lessons?
 

September 2014

‘...I feel personally responsible for each and every one of you, as if you were my own sons and daughters. And so my only prayer is that you serve with honour and return home safely.’

  
Indian Navy Inducts 4th OPV
 

September 2014

Chennai. The Indian Navy inducted its 4th indigenous Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Sep 4 at an impressive ceremony here.

  
Navy sets up Communication Facility to Connect with its Satellites, Aircraft, Submarines and Ships
 

September 2014

Tirunelvelli. The Indian Navy recently inaugurated its new communication facility, INS Kattabomman, on the southern Indian coast in Tamil Nadu state for 24 x 7 connectivity with its various assets in the sky, surface or underwater.

  
Boeing Delivers 15th Production P-8A Poseidon to U.S. Navy
 

August 2014

Seattle. The 15th P-8A Poseidon built by Boeing arrived at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.Aug 6, where it will help expand the U.S. Navy’s long-range maritime patrol capabilities.

  
General Atomics Awarded Initial Contract for Launch & Recovery Systems for Future John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier
 

August 2014

San Diego, Calif. U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the CVN 79 aircraft carrier to be named John F. Kennedy.

  
The Indian Navy: Quite Busy with New Ships, VIP Visits and International Exercises
 

August 2014

Mumbai. A nation’s economic and military strength is critical for its peoples’ well being and security. President Roosevelt articulated, “AStrong Navy is the Best Insurance for Peace”.

  
Indian Navy LCA to soon begin test flights
 

July 2014

New Delhi: The naval variant of India's indegenous light combat aircraft (LCA) is due to soon begin ramp trials.

  
Tata group to Produce Dornier 228 NG Fuselage and Wings
 

July 2014

Hyderabad. Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Switzerland’s RUAG Aviation have signed an agreement to produce Dornier 228 - 212 NG aircraft’s fuselage and wings in India for the international markets.

  
US to sell more Harpoon missiles for Indian Navy
 

July 2014

Washington/ New Delhi. The US Government has notified the Congress of a possible deal to sell 22 more Harpoon Block II anti-shipping missiles to the Indian Navy, this time for its four HDW German made Shishumar class submarines.

  
Indian Navy sends Warship to US for Exercise
 

June 2014

New Delhi. INS Sahyadri, one of India's latest indigenously designed guided missile stealth frigate, has reached Pearl Harbour for the multilateral RIMPAC (Rim of Pacific) exercise with the US and other navies.

  
Northrop Grumman Receives $3.6 Billion Multiyear Contract for 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft
 

June 2014

Falls Church, Virgina. The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $3.6 billion fixed price, incentive fee multiyear contract to deliver 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft on contract to 50.

  
Prime Minister dedicates INS Vikramaditya to the nation
 

June 2014

Onboard INS Vikramaditya. The Indian Navy put up a grand show for the country’s new Prime Minister June 14 on the western seaboard off Goa with Mr Narendra Modi dedicating this massive 44,500 tonne aircraft carrier to the nation.

  
Jaitley commissions two ICG ships
 

June 2014

Mumbai. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley commissioned two Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ships, Achook and Agrim, here June 7.

  
Indian Naval Academy turns out 268 young Naval Officers
 

May 2014

Ezhimala, Kerala. It was a proud day at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) here May 31 when 268 cadets passed through its portals to become officers in the Indian Navy.

  
Arun Jaitley takes charge as India’s Defence Minister
 

May 2014

New Delhi. Arun Jaitley took charge as India’s new Defence Minister May 27, but himself stated that it was temporary till a new full time minister would be appointed in about a couple a weeks.

  
DRDO helps Indian Navy sail smooth
 

May 2014

New Delhi. When it comes to cutting-edge technology, the navies of the world need to surprise the enemy and overwhelm the nations they belong to.

  
INS Vikramaditya is Operational with Mig 29Ks onboard
 

May 2014

Kochi. India’s newly acquired aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya is operational with its full complement q of Mig 29K combat aircraft on board.

  
Indian Navy: Challenges After Stormy Accidents
 

May 2014

“The raison d’etre of Indian Navy’s existence is succinctly encapsulated in the theme, ‘Indian Navy – Maritime Power for National Prosperity’: Our mandate is unambiguous. - Admiral DK Joshi Chief of the Naval Staff (2012-2013)

  
Sikorsky wins U.S. Navy deal for president's Marine One helicopters
 

May 2014

Washington. Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, won an initial $1.24 billion contract to develop and build six new U.S. presidential helicopters, the first step toward a fleet of 21 new aircraft by 2023, the Pentagon announced.

  
British Navy inducts women officers in nuclear subs
 

April 2014

London. Three women have made history by becoming the first ever female submariners to serve in the Royal Navy, British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced.

  
Admiral Rabinder Dhowan appointed new Chief of the Indian Navy
 

April 2014

New Delhi. Admiral Robin K Dhowan took over as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) of the Indian Navy April 17. He was officiating in that position till one day before in the rank of Vice Admiral after the resignation of his predecessor in February.

  
Indian Ocean Naval Symposium
 

April 2014

Perth. The 4th edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and Conclave of Chiefs was hosted by the Royal Australian Navy here from 25 to 28 March. Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Director General Naval Operations led a four member Indian Naval delegation for the event.

  
India: Old weapons, Callous Attitudes
 

March 2014

New Delhi. It was a sad day on August 14 when the Indian Navy’s Kilo class INS Sindhurakshak submarine suffered explosions and sank killing three officers and 15 sailors on board.

  
Building Bridges of Friendship
 

March 2014

New Delhi. 15 ships manoeuvered in perfect harmony in the clear Andaman Sea on a balmy February 9 morning, marking a grand finale to MILAN 2014 biennial exercise of Navies at Port Blair.

  
India's expanding Navy: A Perspective
 

Feburary 2014

New Delhi. India’s vital oil and gas installations located offshore are vulnerable and contribute 70 per cent to India’s hydrocarbon production for energy security.

  
India's indigenous n-submarine to start deterrence patrols from 2015
 

Feburary 2014

New Delhi. India’s first nuclear powered nuclear attack submarine, INS Arihant, should be ready for deterrence patrols from 2015, roughly in about a year’s time from now.

  
India's n-Submarine Arihant Ready for Sea by March
 

Feburary 2014

New Delhi. India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine Arihant should set sail for the sea in about a couple of months, possibly March.

  
Christmas bonanza for the Navy
 

January 2014

New Delhi. Defence Minister, AK Antony did a ‘Santa Claus’ to the Navy during the Christmas celebrations by giving the green signal for some vital projects, which had been long delayed for one reason or the other in the past.

  
French naval ship rescues hijacked Indian sailors
 

January 2014

New Delhi. A French naval ship intercepted a hijacked Indian dhow near the Gulf of Aden and rescued its 11-member crew.

  
India's n-Submarine Arihant Ready for Sea by March
 

January 2014

New Delhi. India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine Arihant should set sail for the sea in about a couple of months, possibly March.

  
Japanese amphibious aircraft US-2 for Indian Navy
 

December 2013

New Delhi. What will culminate into strengthening of military alliance between Japan and India, will also be seen as an answer to China’s rise as a threat to regional stability, especially in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean regions.

  
Indian Navy's most powerful ships rely on DRDO technology
 

December 2013

The Blue Waters will be the futuristic battlefield and control over it will be the cause of conflict. Technology advancement will always challenge the scientists engaged in R&D activities to keep pace with the burgeoning requirements of the Navy.

  
Maritime Security of India Future Challenges
 

December 2013

Sevmash Shipyard, Russia. Marking a new high in India-Russia strategic cooperation, the Defence Minister AK Antony on November 16 commissioned the completely refurbished 44,500 tonne carrier Admiral Gorshkov.

  
INS Vikramaditya commissioned in Indian Navy
 

December 2013

Sevmash Shipyard, Russia. Marking a new high in India-Russia strategic cooperation, the Defence Minister AK Antony on November 16 commissioned the completely refurbished 44,500 tonne carrier Admiral Gorshkov.

  
Indian Navy: Aims for Three Aircraft Carriers
 

December 2013

New Delhi. The Indian Navy will continue to lay emphasis on building and maintaining at least two carrier task forces in the Indian Ocean.

  
Progression of Indian Navy’s weaponry and status
 

December 2013

All large modern navies in the world are three dimensional and operate on the surface with warships, and in the air just like any air force with fighters, and anti submarine planes with weapons on large platforms that double as maritime reconnaissance (MR).

  
Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Fires Missile, Kills Target
 

December 2013

New Delhi. Tejas, India’s first indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), has achieved yet another milestone by launching an infrared seeking air to-air-missile, and also scoring a precision hit in killing the designated target.

  
Iranian submarine, warship on goodwill visit to Mumbai
 

December 2013

Mumbai. As part of the ongoing celebrations of the Indian Navy Day, an Iranian warship and submarine arrived here Dec 5 on a four-day goodwill visit.

  
Spain offers India advanced ship building technology
 

November 2013

Goa. Spain is offering to build ships and submarines for the Indian Navy in India with Transfer of Technology.

  
India’s Maritime Transformational Challenges unveiled at CII’s Namexpo-2013
 

November 2013

Kochi. The importance of the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific Region as a strategic area of likely competition and confrontation in the 21st century, is leading to increased maritime activity, disputes and claims, in the region.

  
INS Vikramaditya Commissioned in Indian Navy
 

November 2013

Sevmash Shipyard. Marking a new high in India-Russia strategic cooperation, the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony today commissioned the completely refurbished 44,500 tonne carrier Admiral Gorshkov into the Indian Navy as INS Vikramaditya.

  
India gets second Boeing maritime patrol aircraft
 

November 2013

Seattle. India has received its second P-8I maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing company, doubling the country's long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities, Boeing announced Nov 15.

  
The Indian Navy's Submarine Arm is Dependable
 

September 2013

Indian Navy has operated eight Foxtrot, ten Kilo, four HDW-1500, and two nuclear submarines, a Charlie (1988-91) and an Akula (from April 2013) both named INS Chakra on lease, for five decades, and has fired hundreds of torpedoes and dozens of missiles and taken part in armed operational patrols in wars and peace, with no major submarine accident.

  
Five bodies found in sunk submarine, survivors unlikely
 

August 2013

Mumbai. The "severely disfigured" bodies of five sailors were recovered Aug 16 from the submarine which sank here two days before with 18 men. The Navy declared that finding any survivor was unlikely.

  
Blow to Navy as submarine explodes, sinks with 18 men
 

August 2013

Mumbai. The Indian Navy suffered a blow Aug 14 when a frontline submarine exploded and sank here at dawn with 18 sailors after two explosions turned it into a deadly ball of fire.

  
Indian Navy Launches first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant
 

August 2013

Kochi. Amidst chanting of hymns from the Atharva Veda, the Indian Navy launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, meaning victorious in Sanskrit, India’s ancient language.

  
Salient points of INS Arihant nuclear sub
 

August 2013

The miniature nuclear reactor on INS Arihant went critical at around 2.30 a.m. as the submarine went out to sea trials.

  
India moves towards n-triad as INS Arihant's reactor activated
 

August 2013

New Delhi/Chennai. India took a major step towards attaining its long-awaited nuclear weapons triad as a reactor on board the country's first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant was activated early Aug 10, paving way for its deployment by the Navy after sea trials.

  
N-powered INS Arihant
 

August 2013

New Delhi. India’s first nuclear powered nuclear armed (SSBN) submarine INS Arihant should sail for the sea by mid-August when the monsoons recede on the country’s eastern seaboard and the waters are a bit calm.

  
RUAG offers Dornier 228NG to India
 

August 2013

New Delhi. The Swiss-German RUAG Aviation is offering India the modernized version of Dornier 228 with better engines, glass cockpit and five blade composite propellers, which will help reduce manufacturing and maintenance costs.

  
Indian Navy to launch indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant Aug 12
 

August 2013

New Delhi. The Indian Navy will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-I) designated INS Vikrant August 12 at Kochi in southern India, commission it in 2018, and hopefully begin construction by then on a second indigenous carrier (IAC-2) which would be larger and possibly nuclear-propelled.

  
INS Trikand commissioned into Indian Navy
 

June 2013

New Delhi. INS Trikand, a frigate built in the Russian Federation, was commissioned into the Indian Navy Saturday at Kaliningrad in Russia by Vice Admiral R.K. Dhowan, vice chief of the naval staff, an official release said.

  
Indian Naval Aviation gets Combat Gems on Diamond Jubilee
 

June 2013

GOA. At a big function here on May 11, Defence Minister AK Antony commissioned the Navy’s first MiG-29K shipboard combat aircraft squadron, INAS 303 Black Panthers, and four days later, its first Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) Boeing P-8I landed at INS Rajali Naval Air Station in southern India.

  
Indian Navy’s Boeing P-8I
 

June 2013

The Indian Navy got the first of its 8 + 4 Boeing P-8Is on May 15 when Cdr HS Jhajj and his crew landed it at INS Rajali at Naval Air Station Arakkonam to a warm welcome by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, Cmde Puneet Bahl, Station Commander and other officers.

  
Indian Coast Guard to strengthen Coastal Security
 

May 2013

New Delhi. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is all set to augment its presence in the Indian waters. It has recently commissioned a C-402, the second of the series of thirty-six Interceptor Boats and H-191, the fifth of the series of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs).

  
Indian Navy aiming for technological self-reliance
 

May 2013

Kochi. The Indian Navy is committed to promoting selfreliance in military technology to help sustain the country’s economic growth.

  
Indian Navy marks 60 years of Naval Aviation
 

May 2013

Goa/New Delhi . The Indian Navy is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee May 11 with the commissioning of its first shipboard Mig 29K combat jet squadron.

  
Military helicopters in India
 

May 2013

New Delhi. Military helicopters are specifically built or converted for use by military forces. The most common use of military helicopters is transportation of troops/ stores as utility or cargo helicopters.

  
Third Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette for Indian Navy launched
 

March 2013

Kolkata. The third Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette for the Indian Navy (IN) designed under Project-28 (P-28) by the Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design, being built by one of India’s leading shipbuilders, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), was launched in Kolkata.

  
ASEAN-India Delhi Dialogue and NMF’s Seminar on the Indo-Pacific
 

March 2013

From February 19 to 22, New Delhi was the meeting ground for Ministers and Government representatives of ASEAN and a bevy of speakers for two well organised and lavishly funded conferences namely the Fifth, ASEAN-India Delhi Dialogue-2013

  
Navy completes major TROPEX Exercise
 

March 2013

Kochi. The Indian Navy recently completed its major annual TROPEX Exercise in coordination with the Indian Army, Air Force and Coast Guard.

  
Russia completes Indian carrier engine repairs
 

Feburary 2013

Moscow. Russia's Sevmash shipyard has fixed the engine problems which caused a delay in the delivery of the refitted aircraft carrier Vikramaditya to the Indian navy last year, a United Shipbuilding Corporation source said Feb 2.

  
Indian Coast Guard: Maritime Safety and Security is the Key
 

Feburary 2013

New Delhi. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) celebrated its 36th Anniversary 1 Feb 2013.

  
India's K-15 launch: Defence scientists do nation proud
 

January 2013

New Delhi. The reason why nations place a significant part of their nuclear arsenals on board nuclear-propelled ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) is because of their invulnerability, in comparison with static airforce bases and missile sites or even mobile launchers.

  
India finalizes agreement for GE 414 engine for indigenous Light Combat Aircraft
 

January 2013

New Delhi. India has finalized an agreement for 99 GE 414 engines to power the indigenous single-engine Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).

  
Indian Navy gets its most sophisticated system yet in P8-I Maritime Aircraft
 

January 2013

New Delhi. The Boeing P8-I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft which the Indian Navy got Dec 19 is the most sophisticated weapon system in its inventory yet.

  
Boeing Delivers Indian Navy’s 1st P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft
 

December 2012

Seattle. Boeing delivered the first P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft to the Indian Navy here Dec 19.

  
State-of-the-art technology gives INS Shivaji an edge
 

December 2012

New Delhi. Naval power has long been a key advantage for any nation and the 20th and 21st centuries are seeing an avalanche of new naval systems.

  
Indian Coast Guard hovercraft commissioned
 

December 2012

New Delhi. Indian Coast Guard Ship H-188, the second in the series of 12 Air Cushion Vehicles (ACVs) designed and built by M/s Griffon Hoverworks Ltd (GHL), UK was commissioned byDeputy Director General of Coast Guard, Inspector General Rajendra Singh, at Haldia in West Bengal recently.

  
Indian Navy set to issue Big Tender for New Submarines
 

December 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Navy is set to issue the RfP (Request for Proposals or tenders) for a new line of six submarines with AIP (Air Independent Propulsion) capability “very soon.”

  
DCNS developing sub-launched anti-aircraft missile
 

December 2012

New Delhi/ Paris . DCNS, the innovative European player in naval defence, is working on submarine-launched anti-aircraft missiles as well as counter-measures against torpedos, unmanned underwater vehicles and attack missiles.

  
UK’s Royal Fleet Auxillary Tankers to use GE Drive Technology for Energy Efficient Hybrid Propulsion
 

December 2012

Paris. With the global naval sector looking to deploy more energy efficient vessels, GE’s Power Conversion business is supplying its electrical propulsion drive train technology for the U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) new fleet of Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tankers.

  
EURONAVAL 2012: Maritimization in the 21st Century
 

December 2012

Paris. Euronaval is a professional biennial Naval exposition held at Le Bourget on the outskirts of Paris, and is patronized by the world’s leading shipyards, defence companies, weapon and systems providers and specialists engaged in the maritime and naval industry.

  
IAF decides for midair refueling capability on all aircraft
 

December 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will have midair refueling capability on all its combat assets from now on. Disclosing this, Vice Chief of the Air Force VCAS, Air Marshal DC Kumaria, said at the Fifth National Seminar on Aerospace Technologies(N-SAT.5) recently that the decision applies on all current and future acquisitions, whether combat jets, transport aircraft, helicopters or other assets.

  
US Navy inactivates Enterprise, its First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
 

November 2012

Norfolk, Virginia. The US Navy inactivated its first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Enterprise, Dec 1.

  
Indian Navy’s blue water capability secures the region
 

November 2012

NEW DELHI. Due to the unique geographical location of India and its island territories, a large number of ships, craft and vessels traverse the waters in close proximity of the land mass and areas of interest.

  
Raytheon supplies Mk 54 Torpedoes for Indian Navy aircraft
 

October 2012

New Delhi. The US Navy has begun acquiring the sophisticated lightweight air launched Mk 54 torpedoes from the US weapon maker Raytheon for the Indian Navy.

  
N-capable Prithvi-II missile tested successfully
 

October 2012

Bhubaneswar. India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II again Oct 4 as part of practice and training.

  
Adm Nirmal Verma appointed High Commissioner to Canada
 

September 2012

New Delhi. Former Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma, will be India’s next High Commissioner to Canada.

  
Sudarshini Sets Sail on ASEAN Voyage
 

September 2012

Kochi. INS Sudarshini, the sail training ship of Indian Navy, set sail from here Sep 15 on a historical mission to celebrate India’s warm ties with ASEAN countries.

  
Current order book of Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and recent deliveries
 

August 2012

Two aircraft carriers - INS Vikramaditya (Ex-• Gorshkov) on trials in White Sea with delivery by end 2012 and Air Defence Ship (INS Vikrant) progressing at Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) with revised delayed delivery of 2017.

  
No active deployment of warships in Pacific : India
 

August 2012

New Delhi. India says it is not considering any active deployment of its warships in the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in particular in response to the US re-balancing its strategic focus to the Asia Pacific region.

  
Indian Navy’s Recent Milestones
 

August 2012

New Delhi. I took over as the Chief of the Naval Staff, nearly three years ago, on 31 Aug 09.

  
India opens coastal radar chain
 

August 2012

Mumbai. Nearly four years after ten Pakistani terrorists struck at Mumbai, India has opened its surveillance radar network clusters that cover the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat to plug the gaps in the security apparatus exposed by the 26/11/98 attacks.

  
Navy floats $ 1 billion RfP for utility Helicopters
 

August 2012

New Delhi. Looking to replace its Navy's oudated Chetak (Alouette) helicopter fleet, India has floated a $900-million global tender, after a five-year delay, to procure around 60 utility choppers.

  
India's carrier, n-sub programme delayed
 

July 2012

New Delhi. India's key Navy programmes -- the indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) and the nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant -- are running late, with the carrier's induction pushed to 2017 and the submarine to be inducted only sometime next year.

  
2nd Boeing P-8I Aircraft for India Completes 1st Flight
 

July 2012

Seattle. The second Boeing P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy completed its initial flight on July 12, taking off from Renton Field at 3:29 p.m. and landing two hours and 14 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle.

  
Boeing P-8I Begins Flight Test Program
 

July 2012

Seattle. Boeing's first P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy began its official flight test program July 7, taking off from Boeing Field in Seattle at 9:15 a.m. and landing three hours and 49 minutes later after demonstrating flying qualities and handling characteristics.

  
INS Vikramaditya on final sea trials
 

July 2012

Moscow. A snowy spell with lashing winds in Arkhangelsk region of Russia had delayed the trials of the India bound 43,500 ton aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya translated ‘Brave as the Sun’ by ten days.

  
DCNS, Pipavav to address India's naval needs
 

June 2012

Mumbai. French defence major DCNS and India's naval defence company Pipavav plan to enter into a strategic partnership to construct strategic assets, including modern warships for the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.

  
Warship building in India gets boost through public-private effort
 

June 2012

New Delhi. In a major boost to private participation in warship building in India, the government has given its nod to the stalled joint venture (JV) between defence public sector Mazagon Docks and private sector Pipavav shipyard following cabinet approval to new guidelines for such private-public effort.

  
Indian Navy to select Wake Homing Torpedo
 

June 2012

Mumbai. Submarines are considered the ultimate stealth weapons. Despite advances in surface and aerial sonar technology over the decades, the art of detecting, tracking and targeting a submerged submarine remains extremely difficult, particularly in the tropical waters of Indian Ocean where the salinity of the sea and the presence of bathy thermal layers of variable water temperatures make submarine detection extremely difficult..

  
INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier begins sea trials
 

June 2012

Severodvinsk. INS Vikramaditya, formerly Admiral Gorshkov, began sea trials June 8 in Russia's White Sea.

  
Vice Admiral DK Joshi named new Indian Navy Chief
 

June 2012

Mumbai. Vice Admiral DK Joshi, a highly-decorated anti-submarine warfare specialist, will be the new Indian Navy Chief of Staff, succeeding Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retires Aug 31.

  
Indian frigate sails for sea trials in Russia
 

May 2012

Moscow. A Talwar-class frigate being built for the Indian Navy at the Yantar Shipyard in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave departed May 24 for sea trials.

  
INS Viraat – 12 May 1987 to 12 May 2012
 

May 2012

Mumbai. On 12 May 1987, HMS Hermes became INS Viraat under the command of Capt (later Vice Admiral) Vinod Pasricha.

  
INS Vikramaditya set for Sea Trials May 25
 

May 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Navy has cleared INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier for sea trials.

  
Indian Navy on Fast Forward
 

May 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Navy will acquire at least five ships every year for the next 10 years, and deploy two nuclear submarines and its new aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, in 2013.

  
India test flies naval variant of LCA
 

April 2012

Bangalore. India has joined an elite club of countries by test flying the naval variant of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in this tech hub under a partially cloudy sky.

  
INS Teg warship inducted into Indian Navy
 

April 2012

New Delhi. The Indian Navy has added more teeth to its warship fleet by formally inducting a newly-built frigate at the Yantar shipyard in Russia's Kaliningrad.

  
Coast Guard opens third station in Maharashtra
 

April 2012

Thane. As part of the ongoing efforts to strengthen coastal security, the Indian Coast Guard inaugurated its third station in Maharashtra at Dahanu in Thane district here March 22.

  
Indian Navy inducts n-powered attack submarine INS Chakra
 

April 2012

Visakhapatnam. The Indian Navy Wednesday inducted a Russian-origin nuclear submarine, INS Chakra, into its fleet Apr 4, giving its underwater combat capabilities much-needed muscle and becoming the sixth navy in the world to operate such a vessel.

  
DCNS delivers equipment for India's Scorpene submarines
 

March 2012

New Delhi. French defence major DCNS and its Indian partner Flash Forge have delivered key equipment meant for onboard crew safety on India's Scorpene submarines, six of which are under construction at the Mumbai-based Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL)..

  
Submarines: The Quiet Bulwark of the Russian Navy
 

March 2012

Moscow. The Russian submarine fleet is marking its 106th anniversary perhaps not in the best of shapes. Nevertheless, its role today is more important than ever.

  
Scorpene submarines delayed by 3 years: Antony
 

March 2012

New Delhi India will induct the six Scorpene submarines that it is building at the Mumbai-based Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) only beginning 2015, a full three years behind the original schedule despite a hike in the project's cost, parliament was informed Mar 19.

  
No combat role for women in Indian armed forces: Antony
 

March 2012

New Delhi. The government has made it clear that it has no proposal to induct women in combat roles in the defence forces, including as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force.

  
Warship building in India gets boost through public-private effort
 

March 2012

New Delhi. In a major boost to private participation in warship building in India, the government has given its nod to the stalled joint venture (JV) between defence public sector Mazagon Docks and private sector Pipavav shipyard following cabinet approval to new guidelines for such private-public effort.

  
Sikorsky offers Seahawk choppers to India
 

March 2012

New Delhi. Sikorsky, the world’s leading US helicopter manufacturer, has offered to make military helicopters in India.

  
Tropex 2012: Antony witnesses Indian Navy's battle readiness exercise
 

Feburary 2012

Visakhapatnam. India's lone aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, may be over 50 years old, but the latest refit that it went through in 2009-10 has made it a potent warfare platform of the 21st century and, this was showcased to Defence Minister A.K. Antony when he boarded the vessel off Visakhapatnam as part of a large maritime exercise on Feb 7 and 8.

  
India-Japan coast guards' deep sea mock drill ends
 

January 2012

Chennai/New Delhi. The Indian and Japanese oast guards concluded a deep sea mock drill Jan 30 to counter a range of maritime threats in the Asia-Pacific region.

  
The President’s Fleet Review 2011: Indian Navy displays Professionalism and Missile Power
 

January 2012

Mumbai. Most modern navies are three dimensional versatile strategic arms of their nations and a fleet review is a traditional assembly of ships, submarines and naval aircraft (in a fly past) at anchorage and on occasions a review is even held at sea.

  
Russia hands over Nerpa nuclear submarine to India
 

January 2012

Moscow. The Indian Navy’s new acquisition, the nuclear-powered K-152 Nerpa submarine from Russia, should be in the Indian waters in about six to eight weeks.

  
Indian Naval Academy Azhimala whips out bravehearts
 

December 2011

New Delhi. The life on board a ship is unique and all sailors have to depend on wind, tide, current and waves for successful navigation.

  
Indian Navy: Towards Blue Water Capability
 

December 2011

The Chief of Naval Staff, Adm Nirmal Verma, PVSM AVSM ADC, had a wide-ranging interview with India Strategic.

  
Indian Navy to have 100 combat jets, 500 aircraft
 

December 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Navy is set to have 100-plus combat jets, as part of an assortment of its own mostly ship-board capable air force of some 500 aircraft and helicopters.

  
Indian Navy to induct 24 Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
 

December 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Navy will acquire 12 more Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft in addition to the 12 Boeing P8-I already ordered or being ordered.

  
Marine Commandos: The Indian Navy’s elite warriors
 

December 2011

New Delhi. The bravest of the brave, handpicked when they are in the early 20s through a very stringent selection process, highly trained, skilled combat divers and paratroopers constitute the elite Marine Commando Force of the Indian Navy.

  
Air Independent Propulsion: A Must for Submarines
 

December 2011

New Delhi. Today, superior ship borne and airborne technologies of synthetic aperture, side looking and active electronic scanning array (AESA) radars, magnetic anomaly detectors (MAD), satellite imagery from space and heat detection from the air by helicopters, maritime reconnaissance aircraft and UAVs have taken long strides.

  
Brand new Indian Navy with long legs by 2027: Admiral Verma
 

December 2011

New Delhi. India will have "a brand new" navy with "long legs" at sea, with force levels of 150-odd warships and 500-odd air fleet, navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said Friday.

  
Indian Navy to focus on manpower, operational assets
 

October 2011

New Delhi. With its force levels set to increase by at least 15 per cent over the next five years, the Indian Navy is to focus on developing its operational and technical infrastructure, apart from manpower growth.

  
Indian Navy's Boeing P-8I Aircraft Completes 1st Flight
 

September 2011

Seattle. Boeing's first P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy completed its initial flight Sep 28, taking off from Renton Field and landing two hours and 31 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle.

  
Indian Navy installs anti-piracy device on warships
 

September 2011

Mumbai. The Indian Navy has installed the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) on many of its ships to warn pirates and undesired elements to keep away.

  
Indian Navy commissions INS Satpura, its 2nd stealth warship
 

August 2011

Mumbai. The Indian Navy commissioned its second stealth warship, INS Satpura, Aug 20.

  
India given choice to pioneer naval Typhoon jet
 

August 2011

London/New Delhi. In anticipation of winning the Indian Air Force's $10.4 billion tender for 126 combat jets, European consortium EADS has offered India a choice to pioneer a project for a naval version of the Eurofighter Typhoon that is in the fray in what is being described as the "mother of all defence deals".

  
DCNS: A New OPV, and Many More Milestones
 

July 2011

Lorient. Direction des Constructions Navales (DCNS) is one of Europe's leading shipbuilders and France’s largest naval warship construction company with four dedicated yards that build all variety of warships, conventional and nuclear submarines, engineering components and nuclear stainless steel modules for the domestic and export market including items for China’s nuclear power sector.

  
Navy to get second indigenous stealth frigate
 

July 2011

New Delhi. India will induct the second indigenously designed and built stealth frigate of the Shivalik class Aug 20 when Defence Minister A.K. Antony will formally hand it over to the Indian Navy Mumbai.

  
'Aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov shaping up for sea trials'
 

June 2011

New Delhi. The aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov that India bought in 2004 is shaping up well to begin its sea trials in a couple of months, Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma has said after a six-day visit to Russia, where the warship is undergoing a refit.

  
Will ground MiG-29 if needed: Indian Navy Chief
 

June 2011

New Delhi. Against the backdrop of a twin-seater MiG-29KUB combat jet meant for the Indian Navy crashing in Russia, the Navy says it will consider grounding the planes it already has if there was a technical reason to do so.

  
New fast attack craft joins Indian Navy
 

June 2011

Kochi. India added a new warship to its fleet with the commissioning of a fast attack craft here June 8 that can aid in anti-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea.

  
DCNS signs technology transfer deal for Scorpene subs
 

June 2011

New Delhi. In a major step forward for Indian industry, French shipbuilder DCNS India has signed an indigenisation contract with Visakhapatnam-based Flash Forge India Private Limited for the supply of critical parts for the Scorpene submarines being built at Mumbai's Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).

  
Bullet New Technique can double submarine speeds
 

May 2011

Sydney. A discovery by Australian scientists could potentially open up ways for sea vessels like submarines to go much faster under water.

  
Russia delivers naval fighters to India
 

June 2011

Moscow. Russia's MiG aircraft maker has delivered a new batch of five MiG-29K/KUB carrier-based fighters to the Indian Navy in May, the company says.

  
Top naval commanders review coastal security, anti-piracy operations
 

May 2011

New Delhi. Top naval commanders began a four-day conference here May 24 to review the security situation in the region in the backdrop of terror strikes in the South Asian neighbourhood, apart from threats posed by Somali pirates closer to Indian shores.

  
DCNS delivers Combat Managements Systems for two Scorpenes
 

May 2011

New Delhi. French shipbuilder DCNS has delivered two highly sophisticated Combat Managements Systems (CWS) for the first two Scorpene submarines being built in India.

  
Indian Navy’s second Submarine Line will witness strong competition
 

May 2011

Mumbai. Indian Navy’s submarine arm had clocked an impressive strength of 21 submarines in the 1980s and its Order of Battle (ORBAT) included the Charlie class nuclear propelled submarine INS Chakra, taken on lease from the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991.

  
Indian Navy saves Chinese ship from Pirates
 

May 2011

New Delhi. An Indian Navy Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft saved a Chinese merchant ship from pirates May 5 in the Arabian Sea.

  
India to order eight minesweepers from South Korea
 

March 2011

New Delhi. India is all set to place an order with a South Korean shipyard for building eight minesweepers for its Navy in its quest to overhaul its existing fleet of such specialised warships, defence ministry sources say.

  
Two interceptor boats commissioned
 

March 2011

Kochi. Two state-of-the-art Interceptor Boats (IB) that would be used for surveillance and rescue operations were commissioned here Mar 28 by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Director General Indian Coast Guard.

  
Admiral Vladimir S Vysotskiy, Commander-In-Chief of the Russian Navy and Admiral Nirmal Verma discuss training of Indian Crew for Vikramaditya
 

January 2011

New Delhi. Admiral Vladimir Sergeevich Vysotskiy, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy visited India from 17 -19 Jan at the invitation of Admiral Nirmal Verma, Chief of Naval Staff.

  
Nerpa and Arihant will augment Indian Navy’s declining submarine strength
 

January 2011

Submarine is the weapon of the future. The submarine alone can assure command of the sea: Admiral George Cabanier.

  
Kochi Naval Aircraft Yard celebrates golden jubilee year
 

January 2011

Kochi. The Naval Aircraft Yard (NAY) here will celebrate the completion of its 50 years of service on Friday, Feb 4.

  
Indian Navy plans base in Lakshadweep
 

January 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Navy, the world's sixth largest naval force, which is slowly building up capabilities to operate for prolonged periods at sea, is planning to open an operations base in the Lakshadweep islands to spruce up coastal security to prevent 26/11-type terror strikes and stop piracy in the Arabian Sea.

  
R&D Centre for Naval Ships
 

January 2011

Kochi. Defence Minister AK Antony laid the foundation stone of the National Institute for Research and Development in Defence Shipbuilding (NIRDESH) recently at Chaliyam, near Kozhikode (Calicut).

  
UAV Squadron commissioned at Porbandar
 

January 2011

Porbander. The maritime reconnaissance on the West coast got a boost Jan 17 with the commissioning of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Squadron at the Naval Air Enclave, Porbander by Governor of Gujarat Dr Shrimati Kamla.

  
Indian Navy accelerates Nuclear Submarine programme
 

January 2011

New Delhi. The Indian Navy has begun construction of second and third of its nuclear submarines, speeding up the indigenous underwater capability programme.

  
Indian Navy and US Navy divers exercise Salvage techniques
 

January 2011

New Delhi. Indian Navy's Divers conducted exercises with US Navy divers in a Joint Salvage Exercise off Port Blair in the Andaman Sea.

  
India and Sri Lanka to hold joint naval exercise in 2011
 

January 2011

New Delhi. India and Sri Lanka have decided on a series of measures to enhance defence cooperation between the two countries.

  
Indian Coast Guard expands in the Arabian Sea
 

January 2011

New Delhi. Keeping up with the policy of top vigilance and surveillance of the seas surrounding India, the last outpost of the country in the Arabian Sea, Minicoy, recently got its coastal security surveillance apparatus.

  
France transferring Submarine Technolgy to India
 

January 2011

New Delhi. India should be able to produce more than one sophisticated submarine every year, thanks to the transfer of high technology from the France-based leader in naval defence systems, DCNS.

  
NAVARMS 2010 stresses on state-of-the art armament for Indian Navy
 

December 2010

New Delhi. There is a demand of more than 7 ships every year for the Indian Navy and another 5 ships per year for the Indian Coast Guard.

  
Indian Navy’s last Foxtrot class submarine INS Vagli decommissioned
 

December 2010

Vishakhapatnam. The Indian Navy decommissioned one of her oldest submarines, INS Vagli in a solemn ceremony at the Naval Dockyard 9 December.

  
Vice Admiral Joshi is new Chief of Integrated Defence Staff
 

December 2010

New Delhi. Vice Admiral DK Joshi has taken over as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) from Air Marshal SC Mukul, who retired Dec 31st.

  
Indian Navy receives offer to upgrade Jalashwa's Sikorsky choppers
 

December 2010

New Delhi. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (SAC) has offered to renew and upgrade the six old Sikorsky UH-3 Sea King helicopters the Indian Navy acquired along with USS Trenton in 2007, now designated INS Jalshwa.

  
India's first advanced AEW system to roll out end-2011
 

November 2010

New Delhi. India’s first indigenously-developed Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system is ready and is being sent to Brazil shortly to be integrated with an Embraer 145 jet.

  
India for more navy-to-navy contact in Indian Ocean Region
 

November 2010

New Delhi. Defence Minister AK Antony has called for increased navy-to-navy contact with the littoral countries of the Indian Ocean.

  
US senate clears transfer of two Osprey-class minehunters to India
 

October 2010

Washington. The US Senate has cleared the transfer of two Osprey- clas s minehunters to India on a grant basis to boost Indian Navy’s efforts to ramp up coastal security in the wake of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

  
Why India needs to opt for Nuclear Submarines
 

October 2010

New Delhi. India’s nuclear legend Dr Homi Nusserwanji Sethna (1924-2010) passed away on 5th September in Mumbai aged 86. In May 1974, as Chairman of India’s Atomic Commission (AEC) which was set up in the then Bombay, he had ordered preparations for India’s plutonium Pu-239 based, peaceful nuclear explosion (PNE) at Pokhran.

  
India to get Russian nuclear submarine in March
 

October 2010

New Delhi. India's undersea warfare will receive a major boost after Russia transfers its nuclear-powered K-152 Nerpa attack submarine on a 10-year lease in March next year.

  
US senate clears transfer of two Osprey-class minehunters to India
 

October 2010

Washington. The US Senate has cleared the transfer of two Osprey-class minehunters to India on a grant basis to boost Indian Navy's efforts to ramp up coastal security in the wake of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

  
GE 414 to power India’s Light Combat Aircraft
 

October 2010

New Delhi/ Bangalore. GE Aviation has won its first engine contract to power fighter jets for India.

  
Operationalise approved projects for Coastal Security, says Antony
 

September 2010

New Delhi. Defence Minister A K Antony has asked the top brass of Indian Navy and the Ministry of Defence to take immediate steps to ensure that proposals and assets approved by the Government for Coastal Security are put in place at the earliest.

  
Russia and India hold joint military exercises
 

September 2010

Ahead of the scheduled Russian-Indian naval exercises, in which the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky will take part, Tatiana Shaumyan, Director of the Center for Indian Studies at the Institute of Asian Studies, discusses the state of Russian-Indian relations and the prospects for defence cooperation between the two countries.

  
Indian Navy: A C4ISR Nuclear Force
 

August 2010

India’s meager investments in space and nuclear programmes soon after the Independence in 1947 were initiated by the pioneering Cambridge educated scientists, Dr Homi Bhaba and Dr Vikram Sarabhai under Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was himself educated in the UK at Harrow and Cambridge.

  
French naval frigate arrives in Mumbai
 

August 2010

Mumbai. A French Naval Ship, 'FNS Dupleix', arrived at the Mumbai port Aug 26 on a four-day visit.

  
India to induct 32 warships in 10 years
 

August 2010

Kolkata. India will induct 32 more warships, including 27 being built indigenously, to its naval fleet in the next 10 years, says one of the seniormost Indian Navy officers.

  
Boeing completes design review for India's naval warfare plane
 

July 2010

Washington. Boeing has successfully completed the final design review (FDR) for P-8I, a long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft that India is acquiring as part of a $2.1 billion deal for eight such planes.

  
‘Tarkash’ launch makes Indian Navy stronger
 

July 2010

New Delhi. The second of the three follow on Talwar class stealth frigates being built by Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad, Russia was ceremoniously launched on 23 Jun 10 by Mrs Ramma Dewan, wife of Vice Admiral D K Dewan, the Vice Chief of Naval Staff.

  
Russian Navy: Needs Urgent Modernisation
 

July 2010

Moscow. The Russian Navy's Northern, Black Sea and Pacific fleets are currently involved in the Vostok-2010 large-scale military exercises in Siberia and the country's Far East.

  
Operationalise Approved Projects for Coastal Security, says Antony
 

June 2010

New Delhi. Defence Minister A K Antony has asked the top brass of Indian Navy and the Ministry of Defence to take immediate steps to ensure that proposals and assets approved by the Government for Coastal Security are put in place at the earliest.

  
Indian Navy provides safely to over 1000 vessels in the Gulf of Aden
 

June 2010

New Delhi. The Indian Navy has successfully escorted 1000 ships across the pirate infested waters of the Gulf of Aden over the last two years, it has officially been stated here.

  
US Navy chief visits India
 

May 2010

New Delhi. Coinciding with talks of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama on the sidelines of global nuclear summit, US Navy chief.

  
Indian Navy: India inducts largest stealth frigate INS Shivalik
 

May 2010

New Delhi/Mumbai. The Indian Navy inducted its first indigenously built stealth frigate, the largest in the world, at Mumbai.

  
Oceanology International Oi-2010
 

April 2010

London. London’s biennial four day Oceanology International exhibition which showcases advances in the field of exploitation and resource mobilisation from the seas is held at the sprawling Excel Exposition centre every alternate year.

  
Indian Navy eyes ‘Gagan’ to achieve network centricity
 

April 2010

New Delhi. Keeping in league with the maritime powers of the world having topline navigation system, the Indian Navy eyes to get a network of seven satellites, collectively termed Gagan, by 2012.

  
India launches first indigenous ASW corvette
 

April 2010

Kolkata. Setting a landmark in its shipbuilding history, India launched its first indigenous anti-submarine warfare corvette April 21 at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Limited shipyard for trials.

  
Indian Navy’s War Hero passes away: Cmde Babru Yadav led the Missile Boat Attack on Karachi in 1971
 

April 2010

New Delhi. Commodore Babru Bhan Yadav, who led the brilliant missile attack against Pakistan’s port city of Karachi in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, breathed his last in Delhi on 22nd January 2010. He was 72.

  
Indian Navy seeks to strengthen standing in Indian Ocean Region
 

March 2010

Port Blair. The Indian Navy hosted its largest multi-nation exercise in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands recently, drawing participation from 12 foreign navies of Asia-Pacific region.

  
Air Crash mars Indian Civil Aviation show
 

March 2010

New Delhi. An air crash killing two naval aerobatic pilots marred the ceremonial opening of the India Aviation 2010 in the central Indian city of Hyderabad Mar 3rd.

  
Its time to have Admiral of the Fleet
 

February 2010

New Delhi. In a piece published in a national daily recently, Lt Gen SK Sinha (retd), a former Governor of Assam and Jammu and Kashmir, has written of how on January 1, 1973, Gen SHFJ (Sam) Manekshaw was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.

  
Indian Navy inducts Mig-29K combat jets
 

February 2010

Panaji. In a quantum leap for its combat capabilities in the air, the India Navy has inducted its first batch of four Russian-built MiG-29K fighters that will be deployed on the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, renamed INS Vikramaditya, when it joins the fleet in 2012.

  
Coast Guard Prepares for the ‘Bigger Battle’
 

February 2010

New Delhi. Countries invariably pay a heavy price for forgetting important lessons of history. From the French, to Portuguese to the East India Company, all entered India through the vast coastline.

  
China’s Fast Growing Navy
 

January 2010

New Delhi. The race between India and China in the 21st Century to wield influence in the Indian Ocean Region, commonly referred to as the IOR, has just begun.

  
Interview: Vice Admiral Promod C Bhasin
 

January 2010

India Strategic recently interviewed this distinguished officer of the Indian Navy. Admiral Bhasin was involved with India’s secret Nuclear-power submarine project ATV or Advanced Technology Vessel from its inception.

  
US offers F 35 Joint Strike Fighter to India
 

January 2010

New Delhi. The India-US defence cooperation seems to be steadily growing with Washington now offering its latest Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 Lightning-II aircraft to India.

  
Indian Navy: Power Packed for A Strong Nation
 

December 2009

New Delhi. The fast-expanding Indian Navy proudly celebrated its Navy Day on 4th december, to commemorate the daring attack that day in 1971 when its Osa Class Killer Missile Boats sank three Pakistani ships in the opening bell of the Bangladesh Liberation War.

  
Russia to equip four Indian subs with new cruise missiles
 

December 2009

Moscow. The Russian Zvezdochka shipyard is installing Club-S cruise missile systems on four Kilo class diesel submarines in service with the Indian Navy in the next five years.

  
Boeing ties with Indian suppliers for P8-I Maritime Aircraft
 

December 2009

New Delhi. Boeing has tied up with four Indian companies to source some electronics equipment from four Indian companies to meet part of the offset oblicgations to sell eight P8-I Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) to the Indian Navy.

  
Gorshkov price is settled with Russia at $ 2.3 billion
 

December 2009

New Delhi. The price of aircraft carrier Gorshkov is finally settled at US $ 2.3 billion.

  
Indian Navy keen to buy newer generation aircraft (Updated)
 

December 2009

New Delhi. The Indian Navy has floated a Request for Information (RFI) for a newer generation of aircraft which can operate from the two indigenous aircraft carriers it will commission over the next 10 years.

  
Russia to equip four Indian subs with new cruise missiles
 

December 2009

Moscow. The Russian Zvezdochka shipyard is installing Club-S cruise missile systems on four Kilo class diesel submarines in service with the Indian Navy in the next five years.

  
US clears Hawkeye E-2D aircraft for India
 

September 2009

New Delhi. The US government has cleared yet another high technology system for India, the "futuristic" shipboard Hawkeye E-2D aircraft for Airborne Early Warning (AEW) and battle management.

  
India launches its first ballistic missile nuclear submarine
 

August 2009

On 26th July, 2009 in the presence of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, his wife, Mrs Gursharan Kaur, broke the traditional coconut on the bows of India’s ambitious scientific naval programme, the 6000 ton nuclear submarine called by the misnomer an Adavanced Technology Vessel (ATV) and named it INS Arihant.

  
India releases USD 122 million for Gorshkov
 

August 2009

New Delhi. India has cleared an installment of US$ 122 million to Russia to ensure that the modification work on aircraft carrier Gorshkov, aka Vikramaditya, continues till a settlement on the final price is achieved.

  
The Gorshkov deal: CAG objections not tenable
 

August 2009

ADMIRAL Sergei Gorshkov became chief of the erstwhile Soviet Navy at the age of 45; he then remained in that chair for nearly 18 years. During his period in this high office, that Navy grew into a powerful sea-going force and it was during his tenure that the Soviets, until then derisively opposed to aircraft carriers considering them vulnerable to shore-based air and missile attacks, did a turnround and began to build these ships.

  
Indian Navy commissions its 5th indigenous Landing Ship Tanks
 

July 2009

Vishakhapatnam. The Indian Navy has commissioned its 5th indigenously-built large Landing Ship Tank (LST), strengthening its amphibious capability.

  
US Congress approves P8-I deal with India
 

April 2009

New Delhi. The US Congress has cleared the sale of Boeing P8-I Multi-mission spy planes to India, apparently clearing the decks for transfer of a variety of other sophisticated defence systems by the new Obama administration to New Delhi.

  
Indian Navy buys 8 Boeing P8-I for $2.1+ billion
 

January 2009

New Delhi. The Indian Navy has signed a $ 2.1+ billion deal for eight highly sophisticated P8-I Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) with Boeing in the biggest arms accord yet with the United States.

  
What future for carrier aviation?
 

January 2009

Moscow. Every time the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov sails to distant seas, it sparks a discussion on the future of aircraft carriers and their place in the Russian Navy.

  
Indian Navy’s Aircraft Carriers
 

January 2009

New Delhi. The employment of naval maritime reconnaissance and fighter aviation assets at sea in the 21st century is expensive but most essential for oceanic operations, whether it be for ‘sea denial’, ‘sea control’, mere ‘flag showing and power projection’, or humanitarian relief in peace time.

  
Indian Navy going in for a Second Line of Submarine Construction
 

December 2008

Mumbai. The Indian Navy holds a fine record of operating submarines including the nuclear-propelled missile fitted Charlie K-73 INS Chakra (1987-91) from the late 60s, but its submarine strength has waxed and waned for one reason or the other.

  
Russian government loans $ 250 million for Gorshkov work
 

September 2008

New Delhi. The Russian government has loaned $ 250 million to the Sevmash shipyard to ensure that the rebuilding work on Gorshkov, aka Vikramaditya, continues without any interruption.

  
Admiral Gorshkov: The Aircraft Carrier and its chequered career
 

September 2008

Moscow. The last Soviet Project 1143 cruiser carrier, named Baku, joined the navy in 1987, shortly before the breakup of the Soviet Union and the closing of its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) programme. But when Yak-38 VTOL planes were decommissioned, the early Project 1143 ships were also quickly phased out of the navy. .

  
Indian Naval Aviation: Modernisation and Opportunities
 

June 2008

New Delhi. The last time the Indian Navy bolstered its aviation arm was in the mid-1980s with a series of inductions that included the fighter/strike Sea Harrier jump jets and anti-submarine and marine commando carrying version of Seaking helicopters from the UK, submarine hunters Kamov- 28 helicopters, and the giant long range maritime reconnaissance and antisubmarine aircraft TU-142 M (Great Bear) from the erstwhile Soviet Union.

  
Indian Navy is the First to carry Shipboard Supersonic Missiles
 

May 2008

Bangalore. The Indian Navy is set to carry Shipboard Supersonic Missiles on most of its ships and submarines.

  
Indian Navy tests mettle in the Malabar Exercise
 

September 2007

Vishakapatnam. In the biggest ever multinational interaction involving the Indian Navy in recent times, Exercise Malabar CY-07/2 was conducted in the Bay of Bengal from September 4 to 9.

  
Indian Navy's Malabar and other Exercises
 

September 2007

This sight of two aircraft carriers together underscored the growing importance of India in the military, especially maritime, scheme of things for many. Especially, the US, that wants to set the global agenda without the capacity to be everywhere, and must have partners.

  
India says 'Not Yet' to another assault ship from US And to Hawkeye II, too
 

August 2007

Washington. The United States has offered a second assault ship like the USS Trenton to India but for the time being, the Indian Navy has said "Not Yet" to another acquisition.

  
Indian Navy's Aircraft Carriers and other Programmes
 

August 2007

New Delhi. India's maritime ambitions of the 21st Century are premised on a balanced fleet of surface ships which includes a three aircraft carrier fleet, two dozen conventional and nuclearpowered submarines and more than 100 aerial assets including UAVs to support the fleet.

  
Russia's Navy gets ambitious
 

August 2007

Moscow. The Russian Navy will become the world's second largest in 20 years' time, said its commander-in-chief, Admiral Vladimir Masorin, speaking ahead of Navy Day.

  
The Indian Navy and Sea Power
 

June 2007

“In an increasingly complex world, the missions of the Navy are correspondingly more diverse and complex than ever before. This complexity is global as well as regional, and is unlikely to diminish in the 21st century.”

  
INS Vikramaditya Powerful but delayed in delivery Maybe till 2010!
 

May 2007

Moscow. In early May, an Indian naval delegation headed by Vice Admiral Birinder Singh Randhawa, Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition at the Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy), visited Severodvinsk, a major submarine construction centre in the Arkhangelsk Region, northern Russia.

  
   
   
 
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