Indian Navy: News

26 Jan 2023

Republic Day

Republic Day: Navy's IL-38SD aircraft makes first and last flypast

Indian Navy's Ilyushin IL-38SD (sea dragon) aircraft, which completed more than 40 glorious years of service to India, flew over the Kartavya Path for the first and last time during Thursday's Republic Day celebrations.

23 Jan 2023


INS Vagir: 'Made in India' submarine commissioned into Indian Navy

INS Vagir—the fifth of the Kalvari-class submarines—was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Monday in presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar.

08 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

Defense forces running out of weapons, courtesy 'Make In India'

In a shocking development, a new report claims that India's defense forces are 'running out of weapons' due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' policy.

02 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

INS Vikrant: PM Modi commissions India's first indigenous aircraft carrier

INS Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, was formally commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday after it completed a year of sea trials.

24 Jun 2022

Indian Army

Agnipath scheme: Air Force opens registrations for Agniveers from today

The registration for the first batch of Agniveers under the Agnipath scheme for the Indian Air Force (IAF) begins Friday and the online examination will be held exactly a month later (July 24).

Meet 26-year-old Abhilasha Barak, Indian Army's first woman combat aviator

Captain Abhilasha Barak (26) became the first woman to join the Army Aviation Corps as a helicopter pilot on Wednesday, 30 years after the forces began inducting women as officers outside the medical stream in 1992.

23 Apr 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stated India's all three defense forces wanted the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) to be removed from Jammu & Kashmir soon.

20 Apr 2022

Atmanirbhar Bharat

INS Vagsheer launched today, sixth Scorpene-class submarine in India

Indian Navy's sixth Scorpene-class submarine, INS Vagsheer, was launched on Wednesday in Mumbai.

27 Mar 2022

Indian Army

DRDO successfully test-fires medium-range surface-to-air missile, destroys target

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) air defense system off the coast of Balasore in Odisha on Sunday.

16 Jan 2022

Indian Army

Lightweight, sturdier: How is Indian Army's new uniform different?

The Indian Army introduced a new uniform on Saturday that will improve the personnel's camouflage and comfort.

11 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

Government to prioritize Indian defense manufacturers over import projects: Report

The central government will reportedly review all major defense import projects under the "Buy Global" category in a push for the Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) initiative.

21 Nov 2021

Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh's subtle dig at China at INS Visakhapatnam commissioning

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday took a veiled dig at China speaking at the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

12 Oct 2021


India, Japan, Australia, US commence phase two of Malabar exercise

The navies of the Quad countries—India, Australia, Japan, and the United States—have commenced the second phase of the Malabar naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal.

24 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Kathua: Search operation for missing Army pilot enters 21st day

The ongoing search operation to trace one of the two missing pilots of an Indian Army helicopter that crashed into the Ranjit Sagar Dam lake in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir entered the 21st day on Monday without any luck, officials said.

09 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Defence Ministry mulls merit over seniority for top military posts

The Defence Ministry is examining a proposal to select officers for top military posts like the Commanders-in-Chief (C-in-C) in the Army, Navy, and Air Force based on merit rather than seniority.

04 Aug 2021

South China Sea

India deploys warships to South China Sea for Malabar exercise

The Indian Navy is scheduled to deploy a naval task group to the South China Sea in a move that could possibly affront China.

25 Jun 2021


India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier will be commissioned next year

India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) will be commissioned next year and its combat capability, reach and versatility will add formidable capabilities in the country's defense, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in Kochi on Friday.

22 May 2021


Search on for 15 from barge P305, 11 from tugboat

With no trace of 15 personnel from barge P305 and 11 from tugboat Varaprada six days after Cyclone Tauktae fury rendered the vessels adrift, the Navy on Saturday deployed specialized diving teams to boost the search and rescue operations (SAR) off Mumbai coast.

20 May 2021

Defence Ministry

INS Rajput to be decommissioned on May 21

After 41 years of service, the first destroyer of the Indian Navy, INS Rajput, will be decommissioned on Friday.

20 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae

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.

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.

19 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae

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).

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.

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

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

26 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

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.

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.

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.

25 Nov 2020

Tamil Nadu

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.

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.

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.

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.

21 Sep 2020

Indian Army

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

03 May 2020

Indian Army

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.

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.

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