INS Vikrant: News

27 Jul 2023

Indian Navy

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.

16 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Rafale-M, Scorpene submarine deals missing from updated India-France document 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's France visit saw the two countries reportedly signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for building three additional Scorpene (Kalvari) class submarines, which was earlier mentioned in the joint India-France document.

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

Indian Navy

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.

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.

07 Apr 2022


INS Vikrant case: FIR against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya, son

The Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya and his son, Neil, for allegedly siphoning off Rs. 57 crore from a campaign he had launched to save INS Vikrant.

Bipin Rawat wants to cut pension cost, increase retirement age

India's first Chief of Defense Staff, Bipin Rawat, wants to decrease the burden that the pension of retired army officers puts on the exchequer and has suggested increasing retirement age for the same.

27 Apr 2018


India hands over helicopter, tanks to Bangladesh as 1971 memorabilia

India has handed over a Mi-4 helicopter and two PT-76 tanks to Bangladesh as part of 1971 Liberation War memorabilia.

18 Sep 2017


Russia keen on jointly developing MiG-29K with Indian companies

Russian defense major MiG said it's open to providing transfer of technology and joint development of its MiG-29K warplane to Indian companies for the Indian Navy (IN).

22 Jun 2017


Come, 'Make in India': Arun Jaitley to Russian defence firms

Speaking at the Technoprom-2017 conference in Novosibirsk, Union defence minister Arun Jaitley invited Russian companies to collaborate with Indian companies to jointly produce weapon systems and military platforms under 'Make in India.'

28 Apr 2017


Growing Chinese influence in IOR: China builds second aircraft carrier

In a bid to compete with India for influence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), China launched added a second aircraft carrier, classified as Type001A to its fleet.