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Cyclone Tauktae: 37 bodies recovered after barge sank, 38 missing

20 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: 37 bodies recovered after barge sank, 38 missing

At least 37 people have died after a barge sank in the Arabian Sea due to Cyclone Tauktae, officials of the Indian Navy said.

Rescued workmen from barge narrate horrors encountered at sea

19 May 2021

Rescued workmen from barge narrate horrors encountered at sea

Battling strong winds and tidal waves as high as ten meters in the cyclone-hit Arabian Sea, 125 workmen were rescued by warship INS Kochi from the sinking barge P305 near Mumbai after being afloat for almost 12 hours. They narrated their horrifying experience in their quest for survival.

Cyclone Tauktae: Indian Navy recovers 14 bodies after barge sank

19 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Indian Navy recovers 14 bodies after barge sank

The Indian Navy on Wednesday said that 14 dead bodies have been recovered from the Arabian Sea two days after a barge sank due to Cyclone Tauktae (pronounced Tau'te).

Cyclone Tauktae: Navy rescues 146 from barge; aerial search on

18 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae: Navy rescues 146 from barge; aerial search on

The Indian Navy has rescued 146 people on board a barge that went adrift in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai hours before Cyclone Tauktae made landfall on the Gujarat coast, an official said on Tuesday.

Indian Navy assures full support as #CycloneTauktae approaches western coast

15 May 2021

Indian Navy assures full support as #CycloneTauktae approaches western coast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said cyclone Tauktae—currently centered over Lakshadweep—has intensified into a cyclonic storm.

SC stays further dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat

10 Feb 2021

SC stays further dismantling of decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed further dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat.

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

26 Jan 2021

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today and the entire program has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Can INS Viraat be rescued before its end?

13 Dec 2020

Can INS Viraat be rescued before its end?

After completing the last leg of its journey in September this year, Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat awaits being stripped apart for scrap.

Indian Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashes; 1 pilot missing

27 Nov 2020

Indian Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashes; 1 pilot missing

The Indian Navy on Friday said that a MiG-29K trainer aircraft had crashed off the coast of Goa into the Arabian Sea last evening.

Cyclone Nivar to hit TN, Puducherry tonight; rains lash Chennai

25 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar to hit TN, Puducherry tonight; rains lash Chennai

Cyclone Nivar, which has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, is approaching Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and is expected to hit the southeast coast by midnight.

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

26 Oct 2020

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in India to participate in the third edition of 2+2 talks.

Amid India-China border row, Australia to join Malabar naval exercise

19 Oct 2020

Amid India-China border row, Australia to join Malabar naval exercise

The Defence Ministry on Monday announced that Australia will be joining the upcoming Malabar naval exercise, completing the Quad or quadrilateral coalition along with the United States and Japan.

Kerala: 2 Navy personnel killed as glider crashes during training

04 Oct 2020

Kerala: 2 Navy personnel killed as glider crashes during training

Two officers of the Indian Navy died Sunday morning as a glider aircraft crashed in Kochi, Kerala.

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

21 Sep 2020

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

In what is sure to pave the path for more gender inclusivity in the armed forces, two women officers will, for the first time, be deployed on Indian Navy warships as crew members.

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

12 Sep 2020

Sena workers get bail after attack on retired Navy officer

A group of six Shiv Sena party workers, who were arrested in connection with an assault on a retired Navy officer in Maharashtra's Mumbai, were granted bail on Saturday.

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

18 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

A Major General of the Indian Army spoke to Chinese military officials on Thursday, again, after Wednesday's talks at the same level remained inconclusive.

Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200

11 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200

India on Sunday recorded its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections. The nation's tally crossed 67,000 with roughly 4,300 new cases. The nationwide death toll also crossed 2,200 on Sunday.

Eight flights from seven countries to bring Indians home soon

09 May 2020

Eight flights from seven countries to bring Indians home soon

As part of Vande Bharat Mission, India's biggest repatriation operation, eight flights will bring Indians from seven different countries soon.

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

03 May 2020

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.

Coronavirus: India reports 521 deaths; Maharashtra records 328 new cases

19 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 521 deaths; Maharashtra records 328 new cases

The death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crossed the 500-mark in India on Saturday while the total number of cases reached 15,600.

20 sailors of Indian Navy test positive for coronavirus

18 Apr 2020

20 sailors of Indian Navy test positive for coronavirus

In a worrying piece of news, 21 serving personnel of the Indian Navy tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai.

Government will launch its own internal messaging app, like WhatsApp

24 Jan 2020

Government will launch its own internal messaging app, like WhatsApp

India has been at loggerheads with Facebook-owned WhatsApp over non-traceability of messages.

Indian Navy bans smartphones, Facebook on bases, ships: Here's why

30 Dec 2019

Indian Navy bans smartphones, Facebook on bases, ships: Here's why

Navy personnel can't use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp on ships and bases, the Indian Navy said in a strict order.

Kulbhushan Jadhav under pressure to repeat Pakistan's false narrative: India

03 Sep 2019

Kulbhushan Jadhav under pressure to repeat Pakistan's false narrative: India

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former naval officer of India, is under extreme pressure to parrot Pakistan's false narrative, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Monsoon roundup: Floods ravage India; Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka worst-hit

10 Aug 2019

Monsoon roundup: Floods ravage India; Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka worst-hit

Massive rains have led to a critical flood situation in several states across India.

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan offers consular access, India to evaluate

01 Aug 2019

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan offers consular access, India to evaluate

Following the orders of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan has offered consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav on Friday.

#MumbaiRains: All passengers rescued from Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express

27 Jul 2019

#MumbaiRains: All passengers rescued from Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express

The incessant rains in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra not just threw normal life out of gear, but also spelled insurmountable troubles for the 700 passengers who were aboard the Mumbai-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Express.

Explained: All you need to know about Kulbhushan Jadhav's case

17 Jul 2019

Explained: All you need to know about Kulbhushan Jadhav's case

Today, all eyes of India and Pakistan are set towards International Court of Justice (ICJ), the primary judicial wing of UN, as it will give its verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav's case.

#CareerBytes: Everything about the life of an Indian Navy Officer

13 Jul 2019

#CareerBytes: Everything about the life of an Indian Navy Officer

In India, millions of youngsters dream of joining the defense forces to serve the nation and live a life filled with glory and pride.

International Yoga Day 2019: Modi attends mega event in Ranchi

21 Jun 2019

International Yoga Day 2019: Modi attends mega event in Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the celebrations on International Yoga Day, Friday (June 21), by attending a mega event in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi.

IAF says "no survivors" from the wreckage of AN-32 aircraft

13 Jun 2019

IAF says "no survivors" from the wreckage of AN-32 aircraft

On June 3, Indian Air Force's aircraft AN-32 went missing after taking off from Jorhat, Assam, after which a frantic search operation was launched.

IAF finds parts of missing AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh

11 Jun 2019

IAF finds parts of missing AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh

More than a week after its AN-32 aircraft went missing, the Indian Air Force made some headway in the search operation.

Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about

10 Jun 2019

Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about

In India, transgender persons face discrimination, injustice, abuse, rejection, and isolation from society in almost every aspect of their lives.

Lonavala: 19-year-old Navy sailor found dead, suicide suspected

06 Jun 2019

Lonavala: 19-year-old Navy sailor found dead, suicide suspected

In a disturbing incident, a 19-year-old trainee sailor allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday. He was posted at INS Shivaji, the Indian Navy's base near Lonavala in Maharashtra.

IAF AN-32 aircraft still missing: ISRO, Navy join search operation

04 Jun 2019

IAF AN-32 aircraft still missing: ISRO, Navy join search operation

In an unfortunate turn of events, an AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force went missing on Monday afternoon.

Join Indian Navy 2019: Applications open for B.Tech course

01 Jun 2019

Join Indian Navy 2019: Applications open for B.Tech course

On Friday, the Indian Navy has opened applications to join the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala for a four year degree course under the 10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme.

Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here

03 May 2019

Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here

The severe cyclonic storm Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha's Puri, the land of the famous Jagannath Temple, on Friday. Around 10,000 villages and more than 50 towns lie in its path.

Cyclone Fani 450 km from Odisha, 8 lakh people evacuated

02 May 2019

Cyclone Fani 450 km from Odisha, 8 lakh people evacuated

Cyclone Fani, which turned into "extreme severe cyclonic storm", is expected to hit Odisha's coastal areas by Friday. According to a recent tweet of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Fani is about 450 km away from the state.

India seeks access to Kulbhushan, demands repatriation of 400 prisoners

03 Apr 2019

India seeks access to Kulbhushan, demands repatriation of 400 prisoners

The External Affairs Ministry issued a note verbale to Pakistan High Commission on Tuesday seeking access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been arrested on charges of espionage.