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Navy, IAF on high alert to meet any post-quake tsunami

Airmen fly with Indian air force counterparts

PTI The Indian navy and air force have put their warships and aircraft on a state of high alert for carrying out relief and rescue operations in the event of any possible post-quake tsunami situation. The IAF has put two C-130J Hercules aircraft on ‘Hot Stand-by mode’ at the Hindon air base with 80 National [...]

Navy to commission its third UAV squadron today

IAI Heron

PTI The third Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squadron of the Indian Navy will be commissioned in the naval air station in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The Squadron would be commissioned by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command today. The squadron, which would operate aircraft with advanced sensors, long [...]

INS Chakra: Govt inducts 8,000 ton Russian-origin Akula II class Nerpa nuclear submarine into Navy

Submarine Akula Class

ET Bureau India joined the elite club of nations possessing nuclear-powered submarines with the induction of the Russian-origin ‘Nerpa’ into the Navy on Wednesday. The development marks a crucial step forward in the country’s defence preparedness. Defence Minister A K Antony formally commissioned the Akula II class Nerpa, rechristened INS Chakra, into the Navy at [...]

Navy floats out first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier


The first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) of the Navy was floated out at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), at a low-key event attended by senior shipping and naval officers on Thursday. Among those present were Union Shipping Secretary K. Mohandas; Rear Admiral K.N. Vaidyanathan, Director General, Naval Design; and Commodore K. Subramaniam, Chairman and Managing [...]

Navy to get 80 new warships in two years


PTI The Navy is all set to get younger with over 80 new warships, including two aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines each, scheduled to join its fleet. Due to the scheduled inductions in next couple of years, the average age of the fleet would come down making it a comparatively younger force, Navy Spokesperson Commander [...]

Indian Navy developing new stealth ships


CNN-IBN The Indian naval designers have been working on cutting edge ships of the future. CNN-IBN caught up with naval experts at the President’s Fleet Review to find out what the Indian navy fleet will look like, 10 years from now. The Indian Navy will have a three hulled ship or the Trimaran virtually invisible [...]

Let’s not get paranoid about China Navy in the Seychelles


© Firstpost China’s official Xinhua news agency disseminated the following report on 12 December: China said on Monday that its naval fleet may seek supplies or recuperate at appropriate harbours in Seychelles or other countries as needed during escort missions. It is international practice for naval fleets to resupply at the closest port of a [...]

After aircraft and tanker, it’s warship for President


PTI President Pratibha Patil’s rendezvous with war vehicles continues. She is scheduled to sail on the INS Subhadra, an off-shore patrol vessel, on December 20 at the Presidential Fleet Review (PFR). The spectre will comprise the aircraft carrier INS Virat, Kilo-Class submarines, MiG-29K aircraft and helicopters. Around 8,000 Navy personnel will be present when the [...]

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


IANS 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 on Friday. Ahead of the Navy Day on December 4, Verma told an annual press conference in New Delhi that by 2027, the Indian Navy will [...]

India Launches 2nd Home-built P28 Anti-Sub Corvette


India Blooms News Service Kolkata, Oct 25 (IBNS) The Indian Navy’s modernization quest under ‘Project-28’, to stealthily hunt and destroy lurking enemy submarines, got further bolstered with the launch of the second indigenous ‘Anti Submarine Warfare’ (ASW) corvette ‘Kadmatt’ – named after and island in the Lakshwadeep archipelago of India – built by Garden Reach [...]

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