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India test-fires manoeuvrable version of BrahMos missile


PTI India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal. “At 9.30 am, the missile blasted off in a pre-designated war scenario taking a ‘double-manoeuvre in S-form’ hitting the designated target ship just one [...]

Navy set to issue tender for new submarines


IANS The Indian Navy is set to “very soon” issue a RfP (request for proposal or tender) for a new line of six submarines with AIP (air independent propulsion) capability. The requirement has been pending for quite a few years but the proposal for the new line, designated Project 75-I, has now being given firm [...]

Indian Navy’s ‘Hamla II’ starts off


TNN The two-day coastal security exercise ‘Hamla II’, a mock drill by the Indian Navy, Coast Guard, Marine police and various security wings, kicked off on Thursday covering the entire coast of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The exercise involves role playing by security agencies as blue force and red forces. During the exercise, various [...]

Indian Navy ships in China next week, to expand strategic trust


IANS In a sign of renewed momentum in bilateral ties, four Indian Navy ships will be docking in Shanghai next week on a goodwill visit, a key step to building trust in the maritime domain as India and China Thursday decided to fastrack crucial dialogues on Central Asia, West Asia and Africa. A day after [...]

Indian Navy to get a dedicated communication satellite for its networks


India Today The eagerly awaited launch of a dedicated communication satellite for the navy appears to be on the cards. The satellite is ready and on standby for launch, government sources said. It would be the first dedicated satellite for a service and is part of navy’s project Rukmani aimed at achieving full network centricity [...]

India’s new frigate INS Teg inducted into Indian Navy


Indo-Asian News Service The Indian Navy on Friday added teeth to its warship fleet by formally inducting a newly-built frigate at the Yantar shipyard in Russia’s Kaliningrad. The warship, christened INS Teg, was commissioned by the Southern Naval Command chief Vice Admiral K.N. Sushil at a ceremony in Kaliningrad, an Indian Navy spokesperson in New [...]

Maiden flight of LCA Navy carried out successfully


PTI The maiden flight of the naval variant of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was carried out successfully today at HAL Airport here. The flight of the first prototype of the LCA Naval variant NP-1 (naval prototype-1) lasted for about 20 minutes within the designated flight envelope, according to a Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) release. The [...]

Tejas NP-1 cleared for first flight


EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE The naval variant (NP-1) of India’s Light Combat Aircraft is ready. Having missed many deadlines like its air force avatar – Tejas, sources now confirm to Express that the Flight Readiness Review Board (FRRB) has cleared NP-1 for first flight. Rolled out on July 6, 2010 amidst cinematic settings and blessed by [...]

Navy to set up new base in Lakshadweep


EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE The Indian Navy, which is gradually building up capabilities across the island territories to meet the new world order, is all set to open its full-fledged shore unit at the Lakshadweep islands. The new operations base, INS Dweeprakshak, in Kavaratti island would be launched by the end of this month. INS Dweeprakshak [...]

India’s new frigate INS Teg to be inducted April 27


IANS To give a boost to its naval warfare capability, India will induct on April 27 a new warship into its fleet, when INS Teg, built in Russia, is handed over to its crew, a senior Indian Navy officer said here Friday.”The first of the three Teg-class frigates will be inducted into the Indian Navy [...]

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