India, Vietnam express 'commitment for comprehensive development of the Strategic Partnership' | Two countries agree for early implementation of US$ 100 million Credit Agreement for defence procurement for Viet Nam | Saab and Brazil sign contract for 36 Gripen NG aircraft | Swedish Kroner 39.3 billion (USD 5.43 billion) contract covers industrial cooperation and ToT | Government clears acquisition of 6 new AIP-equipped submarines | Navy's proposal for boats with Air Independent Propulsion has been pending since 2007 | Boats to be Made in India with foreign collaboration in both public and private sectors | Prime Minister Modi visits troops in Siachen, saying the country is with the armed forces | NASA seeks ultralight materials for future Space missions | ITBP marks 53rd Raising Day Oct 24 | Home Minister Rajnath Singh promises infrastructure development on the borders | Government enhances ITBP DG's financial powers | India supports global convergence to fight terrorism | Police Commemoration Day October 21 | India test fires indigenous n-capable subsonic cruise missile | IndiGo signs MoU for 250 A320neo aircraft | India's nuclear submarine Arihant and other critical assets are safe | DRDO says adequate precautions secured the n-assets and missile sites from Hudhud cyclone | An IAF Su-30 aircraft crashes during a training sortie on October 14 | Both pilots eject to safety | US physicist Dr Philip Snyder wins IAEA Nuclear Fusion Prize for 2014 | He is part of an international effort to harness the power of sun for unlimited energy | Indian Air Force marks 82nd Anniversary October 8 | India and US extend their Defence Cooperation agreement by another 10 years | “US defence companies are welcome to participate in India,” says Modi | India, China border standoff ends | Modi says if US withdraws from Afghanistan suddenly, it go the Iraq way | Boeing wants to accelerate enagement with India, says Chairman Jim McNerney | He had a one-to-one meeting with Prime Minister Modi in New York Sep 29 | Modi met corporate leaders from top US companies including GE, Google, Citigroup, Pepsico, IBM, Goldman Sachs | Prime Minister Modi urges world community to fight terrorism collectively | Addressing UN General Assembly, he observed hardly any country is untouched by this curse | Modi visits 9/11 Memorial in New York |
 Indian Navy  
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 Rabinder Kumar 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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