Indian Navy: News

19 Apr 2024

Indian Army

All-women Indian military crew completes sailing expedition

A team of twelve women officers from the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force has completed a 27-day sailing expedition in the Arabian Sea.

04 Apr 2024


Indian Navy hands over nine pirates to Mumbai Police 

Indian Navy on Thursday said it had handed over to the Mumbai Police nine pirates who were captured in an operation near Somalia last week.

04 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

'Where's my son?': Missing Navy sailor's father seeks Modi's intervention

The parents of missing Indian Navy sailor Sahil Verma have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention and a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into their son's disappearance.

22 Feb 2024


Chinese 'research vessel' to arrive in Male amid India-Maldives tensions 

Amid escalating tensions between India and the Maldives, a Chinese research vessel—Xiang Yang Hong 03—is set to dock in the Maldivian capital Male on Thursday.

12 Feb 2024


Qatar frees 8 jailed Indian Navy veterans, 7 back home

Qatar released eight Indian Navy veterans who were initially sentenced to death on spying charges early on Monday, and seven of them have returned to India.

02 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

US approves sale of 31 MQ-9B armed drones to India

The United States (US) has approved the sale of MQ-9B drones to India in a deal worth nearly $4 billion (approximately Rs. 3,314 crore).

01 Feb 2024


Video: Pakistanis thank Indian Navy for rescuing them from pirates

A video of the Indian Navy's rescue operation of a Pakistani vessel taken hostage by pirates off Somalia's coast on Monday has gone viral.

30 Jan 2024

Defence Ministry

Indian Navy rescues 19 Pakistani nationals from Somali pirates

The Indian Navy's INS Sumitra conducted a successful anti-piracy operation in the Arabian Sea on Monday evening, an official statement said on Tuesday.

29 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

31 all-Indian tunes to reverberate at Beating Retreat ceremony today

Republic Day celebrations will culminate on Monday evening with the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hills, New Delhi, featuring 31 captivating Indian tunes played by military and paramilitary bands.

18 Jan 2024


Indian Navy helps vessel under attack in Gulf of Aden

The Indian Navy came to the rescue of a cargo vessel under attack by drones in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday night.

10 Jan 2024

Adani Group

Indian Navy gets first locally-made medium altitude, long endurance drone

India's Navy Chief, Admiral R Hari Kumar, unveiled the Drishti 10 'Starliner,' the country's first homegrown unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) today.

05 Jan 2024


Cargo ship with 15 Indians hijacked off Somalia coast

A cargo ship, MV LILA NORFOLK, with 15 Indian crew members on board, has been hijacked near Somalia's coast, ANI reported.

31 Dec 2023

Indian Army

India, UAE announce joint military exercise 'Desert Cyclone 2024'

The first edition of the joint military exercise "Desert Cyclone 2024" will kick off on Tuesday (January 2), marking a significant milestone in the strategic collaboration between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India.

29 Dec 2023


Inspired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Indian Navy unveils new uniform

The Indian Navy recently unveiled a new design for the Admirals' Epaulets, a decorative shoulder piece that signifies an officer's rank.

28 Dec 2023


Qatar commutes death penalties of 8 ex-Indian Navy personnel: Report

Eight former Indian Navy personnel—who were handed death sentences by a Qatar court in October over espionage charges—will now face reduced punishments, per government officials.

26 Dec 2023

Rajnath Singh

Indian Navy's indigenous warship INS Imphal commissioned: Capabilities, significance

The Indian Navy commissioned its new indigenously developed warship INS Imphal in Mumbai, Maharashtra, on Tuesday.

Ship with 25 Indian crew onboard hit by drone attack

The Indian Navy on Sunday said a Gabon-flagged vessel, identified as MV Saibaba, with 25 Indian crew members onboard, was hit by a drone attack in the Red Sea.

24 Dec 2023


Pentagon claims Iranian drone 'attack' hit ship off Gujarat coast

The United States (US) Department of Defense on Sunday claimed the drone attack on a Japanese-owned chemical tanker, MV Chem Pluto, near India's coast was launched from Iran.

16 Dec 2023

Defence Ministry

Indian Navy intercepts Malta-flagged vessel allegedly hijacked by pirates

The Indian Navy responded swiftly to a distress call about a hijacking incident involving Malta-flagged MV Ruen in the Arabian Sea on Thursday.

07 Dec 2023


Qatar: Indian envoy meets 8 ex-navy officers sentenced to death

India's ambassador in Qatar was granted consular access to meet the eight former Indian Navy officers sentenced to death on December 3.

28 Nov 2023

Agnipath Scheme

Mumbai: Agniveer trainee found dead in Indian Navy hostel

A 20-year-old woman undergoing Agniveer training reportedly died by suicide at an Indian Navy hostel in Mumbai's Malwani, the police said on Tuesday.

24 Nov 2023


Qatar court accepts appeal in ex-navy personnel death sentence case

A Qatar court has reportedly accepted the Indian government's appeal against the death sentence awarded to eight former Indian Navy personnel last month.

20 Nov 2023

Fire Accidents

Visakhapatnam: Fire at harbor destroys 35 boats, Navy called in

A devastating fire erupted at a fishing harbor in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam, gutting around 35 fishing boats on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

30 Oct 2023

S Jaishankar

'Highest importance': Jaishankar to Navy veterans' families over Qatar sentence 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reportedly met with the families of eight former officers of the Indian Navy who were awarded the death sentence in Qatar on Thursday for alleged espionage.

28 Oct 2023


India has 'limited options' against Qatar executing 8 ex-Navy officers 

India reportedly has "limited options" in its efforts to commute the death sentences of eight former Indian Navy officers convicted in Qatar, as the exact nature of their charges remains uncertain.

26 Oct 2023


Qatar sentences 8 ex-Indian Navy officials to death for espionage

A court in Qatar has reportedly sentenced eight former Indian Navy officials to death for alleged espionage after detaining them since August 2022.

Army's 'Dhruv' choppers receiving major safety revamps: Sources

After being grounded over safety concerns earlier this year following a series of accidents, India's Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv is reportedly receiving a design upgrade to bolster flight safety.

18 Oct 2023

Delhi Police

Faking death for 19 years, ex-Navy man arrested for murder

The Delhi Police claimed to have arrested a 63-year-old former Indian Navy employee, Balesh Kumar, after nearly two decades for allegedly killing his friend and burning to death two laborers in 2004, the Hindustan Times reported on Wednesday.

08 Oct 2023

Indian Air Force

Air Force Day: IAF gets new ensign after 72 years

The Indian Air Force (IAF) unveiled its new ensign on Sunday at the annual Air Force Day parade in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, marking the first time in 72 years that it has updated its emblem.

27 Jul 2023

INS Vikrant

Indian Navy's teen sailor allegedly commits suicide onboard INS Vikrant

A 19-year-old Indian Navy sailor allegedly died by suicide onboard the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Thursday.

15 Jul 2023

Indian Army

Delhi: Army, Navy's nonstop efforts to halt Yamuna flooding

The Indian Army and Navy are reportedly working day and night to resolve the flood crisis that has engulfed key areas of Delhi.

13 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Defence Council green-lights purchase of 26 Rafale jets from France

Amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, India's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday gave its initial approval to the proposal to buy 26 Rafale-M fighter jets for the Indian Navy, Reuters reported.

10 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

India to procure 26 Rafale-M fighters, attack submarines from France 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reportedly set to sign a new defense deal with French President Emmanuel Macron during his France visit on Thursday.

10 Jun 2023

INS Vikrant

35 fighter jets, aircraft carriers, submarines: Indian Navy's mega drill

The Indian Navy recently carried out a mega exercise in the Arabian Sea, demonstrating its combat prowess with two aircraft carriers, multiple warships, submarines, and over 35 fighter planes.

18 May 2023


India searches for 35+ missing people after Chinese boat capsizes

The Indian Navy on Thursday deployed its team in the Indian Ocean region in response to the sinking of a Chinese fishing vessel, called Lu Peng Yuan Yu 028, in the early hours of Tuesday.

09 May 2023

Kerala High Court

'Shocking and haunting': Kerala High Court on Tanur boat tragedy

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday initiated suo motu proceedings into the recent boat tragedy in Malappuram's Tanur, which claimed the lives of 22 people, including seven children, reported Bar and Bench.

06 May 2023

Indian Army

Indian Army grounds 'Dhruv' choppers after recent J&K crash: Report

Two days after a hard landing in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar killed one technician and injured two pilots, the Indian Army has reportedly decided to ground its entire fleet of indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv.

27 Apr 2023


Operation Kaveri: 1,100 Indians evacuated from Sudan, 360 reach Delhi

Nearly 1,100 Indians stranded in Sudan have been evacuated from the country in six batches so far under Operation Kaveri, which was launched to rescue Indians from the strife-torn Northeast African nation.

ISRO tests parachute system to be used in Gaganyaan mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conducted the Rail Track Rocket Sled deployment tests of the Gaganyaan Pilot and Apex Cover Separation (ACS) parachutes in cluster configurations.

27 Feb 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC rejects petitions challenging Agnipath Scheme's constitutional validity 

The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Agnipath Scheme for entry into the Indian Armed Forces.

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.

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.