Indian Navy: News

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

Indian Army

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

13 Jun 2019

Indian Air Force

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.

11 Jun 2019

Indian Air Force

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.

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.

06 Jun 2019

Indian Army

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

24 Mar 2019

South Africa

Indian Navy rescued over 192 people in cyclone-hit Mozambique: MEA

As part of its relief operations in cyclone-hit Mozambique, the Indian Navy rescued more than 192 people and provided assistance to 1,381 people in medical camps set up by it, a Ministry of External Affairs statement said.

05 Mar 2019


Women officers soon eligible for permanent careers in #IndianArmy branches

The Defense Ministry has announced that women inducted as short-service commissioned (SSC) officers will soon be eligible for permanent careers in all the 10 branches of the Indian Army.

27 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

#IndiaPakistanTensions: Fishermen asked to stay away from 'strangers at sea'

The Indian Coast Guard advised fishermen in Gujarat's Porbandar not to go near the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea following Indian airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps amid escalating India-Pakistan tensions.

26 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

5 advanced weapon systems used by Indian Armed Forces

A few hours ago, the Indian Air Force executed a well-planned 19-minute-long operation across the LoC to annihilate JeM terror camps in Pakistan.

26 Feb 2019

Indian Army

#CareerBytes: How to join Indian Air Force, Navy after Class-12?

Millions of youngsters dream to join the defense forces and get an opportunity to serve the country, living a life filled with glory and pride.

18 Feb 2019


ICJ begins hearing Kulbhushan Jadhav case; India presents its arguments

Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan over the Pulwama attack, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), on Monday, began hearing the high-profile case of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is facing the death penalty in Pakistan on charges of espionage.