Confident of dealing with any threat in India’s maritime domain

NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy is fully confident of defending India’s maritime interests and is carrying out acquisition of platforms considering the possible security challenges facing the country, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said on Friday. Addressing a press conference, he also said that the details of the proposed maritime command are being worked […]

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Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta takes over as ENC chief

NEW DELHI: Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, AVSM, YSM, VSM assumed charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command (ENC) at an impressive Ceremonial Parade held at the Naval Base here today, 01 December 2021. Vice Adm Dasgupta inspected the Ceremonial Guard and reviewed platoons of naval personnel drawn from various ships and establishments […]

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Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh takes over as WNC chief

NEW DELHI: Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM took over as the Flag Officer Commanding–in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Western Naval Command (WNC) from Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC at an impressive Ceremonial Parade held at INS Shikra. Prior to taking over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the WNC, Vice Admiral AB […]

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Indian Navy’s 7th P1135.6 class frigate launched at Kaliningrad in Russia

NEW DELHI: The seventh frigate of P1135.6 class for the Indian Navy was launched at Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad on Thursday in the presence of Indian Ambassador to Russia D Bala Venkatesh Varma, the Defence Ministry said. During the launching ceremony, the ship was formally named as “Tushil”, which means protector shield in Sanskrit, the […]

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India’s Defence Ministry signs Rs 423 crore contract with US for procurement of arms

NEW DELHI: The defence ministry has signed a contract with the US government to procure MK 54 torpedo and expendables such as chaff and flares for the Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I at a cost of Rs 423 crore, its spokesperson said on Friday. The Indian Navy has a total of 11 P-8I aircraft, […]

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Rolls-Royce keen to partner with Indian Navy

NEW DELHI: As part of the UK’s upcoming Carrier Strike Group tour, Rolls-Royce is all set to showcase to Indian Navy customers its capabilities to design, build and deliver customised power and propulsion solutions for India’s naval modernisation requirements. The company also expressed its keenness to explore opportunities for partnering the Navy with end-to-end solutions […]

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Indian Navy expands maritime reconnaissance capabilities with delivery of 11th P-8I

NEW DELHI: Boeing is continuing to expand the Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare capabilities with the delivery of the country’s 11th P-8I. The patrol aircraft is an integral part of the Indian Navy’s fleet and has surpassed 30,000 flight hours since it was inducted in 2013. This is the third aircraft to be […]

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INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenously made aircraft carrier, begins sea trials

NEW DELHI: India’s Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday hailed the launching of sea trials of indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant’ and said designing and building an IAC is a huge achievement for the nation. Sonowal further said the launching of sea trials of ‘Vikrant’ is a true reflection of the Make in India and […]

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MH-60R choppers, aircraft to help cooperation with Indian Navy: Pentagon

NEW DELHI: India receiving two MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters from the US Navy and the 10th P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft will strengthen cooperation and interoperability between the navies of the two countries, the Pentagon said. The Indian Navy is procuring a total of 24 MH-60R multi-role helicopters, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, from the US […]

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Indian Navy receives first two of 24 MH-60R helicopters from USA

NEW DELHI: In yet another sign of strengthening India-US defense relationship, the US Navy has handed over the first two MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) to the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy is procuring 24 of these helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin under foreign military sales from the US government at an estimated cost of […]

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