Articles about Indian Navy

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

23 Apr 2022

India
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.

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

20 Apr 2022

India
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.

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

27 Mar 2022

India
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.

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

16 Jan 2022

India
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.

Government to prioritize Indian defense manufacturers over import projects: Report

11 Jan 2022

India
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.

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

21 Nov 2021

India
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.

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

12 Oct 2021

World
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.

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

24 Aug 2021

India
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.

Defence Ministry mulls merit over seniority for top military posts

09 Aug 2021

India
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.

India deploys warships to South China Sea for Malabar exercise

04 Aug 2021

World
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.

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

25 Jun 2021

India
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.

Search on for 15 from barge P305, 11 from tugboat

22 May 2021

India
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.

INS Rajput to be decommissioned on May 21

20 May 2021

India
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.

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

20 May 2021

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

World
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

Technology
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

India
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

India
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

India
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

World
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.

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