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Indian Navy inducts deep submergence rescue vehicle

12 Dec 2018

Indian Navy inducts deep submergence rescue vehicle

The Indian Navy today inducted the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle into service at the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

Ukraine accuses Russia of firing on, seizing its three ships

26 Nov 2018

Ukraine accuses Russia of firing on, seizing its three ships

Ukraine's navy accused Russia of opening fire on and seizing three of its vessels yesterday in a strait near Moscow-annexed Crimea, sparking alarm among Kiev's Western allies and raising fears of a possible military escalation.

Gun violence in America has spiralled out of control

10 Nov 2018

Gun violence in America has spiralled out of control

In a cruel twist of fate, 27-year-old Telemachus Orfanos, a survivor of the deadliest gun massacre in modern American history, met with his demise at the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.

S-Korea renews call for Japan to remove 'rising sun' flag

05 Oct 2018

S-Korea renews call for Japan to remove 'rising sun' flag

South Korea yesterday reiterated a demand that Japan should remove its "rising sun" naval flag from a warship participating in an international fleet review at Jeju island next week.

Injured sailor Abhilash Tomy set to return home after rescue

01 Oct 2018

Injured sailor Abhilash Tomy set to return home after rescue

Injured Indian Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy, rescued in a multi-nation operation from the Indian Ocean near Australia, is set to return home.

Indian Navy 'urgently' needs 12 minesweeper-ships; left with only 2

30 Sep 2018

Indian Navy 'urgently' needs 12 minesweeper-ships; left with only 2

The Indian Navy currently has only two minesweeper ships at its disposal to safeguard sea lanes and ports spread across thousands of kilometers of coastlines in the eastern and western seaboards, a top Navy officer has said.

Injured Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy is stable, undergoing treatment

26 Sep 2018

Injured Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy is stable, undergoing treatment

Injured Indian Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy, who was rescued from his storm-stricken vessel a couple of days back, is undergoing treatment at a remote island, said a defense spokesman on Tuesday.

Kerala: Mr India-winning Navy officer arrested for raping woman

03 Sep 2018

Kerala: Mr India-winning Navy officer arrested for raping woman

The Kottayam (Kerala) police arrested a 38-year-old Navy officer for allegedly raping a woman, police said on Sunday.

Govt clears procurement of 111 Naval helicopters at Rs. 21,000cr

25 Aug 2018

Govt clears procurement of 111 Naval helicopters at Rs. 21,000cr

In a major decision, the Defense Ministry today gave its nod to the acquisition of 111 Utility Helicopters for the Navy at a cost of over Rs. 21,000cr besides approving separate procurement proposals worth nearly Rs. 25,000cr, according to officials.

Kerala: 373 dead, 87 injured due to rains, floods, landslides

21 Aug 2018

Kerala: 373 dead, 87 injured due to rains, floods, landslides

Rains, floods, and landslides in Kerala have killed 373 people since May 30, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today.

#KeralaFloods: 324 dead, over 2L in camps, rescue operations on

18 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: 324 dead, over 2L in camps, rescue operations on

In rain battered Kerala, life continues to be on standstill. On Friday, CM Pinaryi Vijayan said 324 people have lost their lives, over 2 lakh people are in about 1500+ relief camps, as the state witnessed its worst rainfall in 80 years.

Kerala hit by worst-ever flood, death toll rises to 72

16 Aug 2018

Kerala hit by worst-ever flood, death toll rises to 72

Kerala is witnessing its worst-ever flood- 72 people have lost their lives, operations have been suspended at Kochi Airport till August 18, and trains cancelled on the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil route.

36 hours after Thai cave rescue: Movies, museums and cheer!

12 Jul 2018

36 hours after Thai cave rescue: Movies, museums and cheer!

Much has happened in the 36 hours since the 13 boys trapped inside a Thai cave were safely rescued.

Thai cave: Football coach apologizes to trapped boys' parents

07 Jul 2018

Thai cave: Football coach apologizes to trapped boys' parents

The 25-year-old coach of a youth football team trapped for two weeks in a Thai cave has offered his "apologies to the parents" of the boys in a note released by the Thai Navy today.

Thai cave rescue: Authorities, Navy SEALs installing Internet-cable, reducing water-level

05 Jul 2018

Thai cave rescue: Authorities, Navy SEALs installing Internet-cable, reducing water-level

Thai authorities are working with Navy SEALs to run an Internet cable into a flooded cave in northern Thailand where 12 young soccer players and their coach are trapped.

Chinese hackers steal highly-sensitive 'undersea warfare' data from US Navy

09 Jun 2018

Chinese hackers steal highly-sensitive 'undersea warfare' data from US Navy

Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive cache of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new submarine-launched anti-ship missile.

Mumbai flooded after moderate rains, traffic and train services hit

07 Jun 2018

Mumbai flooded after moderate rains, traffic and train services hit

Despite advanced warnings and so-called preparations by the BMC, Mumbai was flooded today after a few hours of rains, prompting the municipality to reach out to the Navy for help.

Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

03 Jun 2018

Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific region: PM Modi

Describing the Indo-Pacific as a "natural region", PM Narendra Modi said India's armed forces, especially the Navy, are building and expanding partnerships in the strategically vital region for peace, security, and humanitarian assistance.

US sends naval warships near China-claimed SCS islands

27 May 2018

US sends naval warships near China-claimed SCS islands

Even as US President Donald Trump continues wooing China for cooperation on North Korea, the US sent two Navy warships sailing near South China Sea islands today, a move likely to anger Beijing.

Indian Army and Navy has shortage of 274 pilots: Government

28 Mar 2018

Indian Army and Navy has shortage of 274 pilots: Government

Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State in the Defense Ministry, today informed Lok Sabha that there is a shortage of 274 pilots in the Army and the Navy.

Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise 'Milan'

27 Feb 2018

Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise 'Milan'

In a move that could further exacerbate the already-disturbed relations between India and Maldives, Male has declined Delhi's invitation to participate in the biennial multinational naval event "Milan."

Armed forces need over 400 drones to step up defense

24 Feb 2018

Armed forces need over 400 drones to step up defense

To step up its defense, Indian armed forces require more than 400 drones, including directed energy weapons (DEWs) and submarine-launched remotely piloted aircraft, over the next 10 years.

Navy launches INS Karanj, third Scorpene-Class submarine, after much delay

31 Jan 2018

Navy launches INS Karanj, third Scorpene-Class submarine, after much delay

The Navy launched the INS Karanj, India's third Scorpene-class submarine, today at Mumbai's Mazagon docks.

#DefenseDiaries: Government scraps Rs. 32,000 crore minesweeper project

08 Jan 2018

#DefenseDiaries: Government scraps Rs. 32,000 crore minesweeper project

The government of India has cancelled a Rs. 32,000crore project to build 12 minesweepers, in collaboration with South Korea, at the Goa Shipyard.

India begins building six nuclear-powered attack submarines

02 Dec 2017

India begins building six nuclear-powered attack submarines

Govt. clears Rs. 21,738 crore project to 111 naval helicopters

01 Nov 2017

Govt. clears Rs. 21,738 crore project to 111 naval helicopters

The procurement of 111 naval utility helicopters (NUH) worth Rs. 21,738 crore for the Indian Navy has been approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Indian Navy unveils plan to counter China's growing assertiveness

26 Oct 2017

Indian Navy unveils plan to counter China's growing assertiveness

Senior Indian Navy commanders have approved a plan to step up its maritime footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

India's mega-submarine project: Japan, Spain pull out; 4 contenders left

21 Oct 2017

India's mega-submarine project: Japan, Spain pull out; 4 contenders left

In a new development, Japan and Spain have opted out of their bids to build six advanced-stealth submarines for India under Project-75.

US to release advanced EMALS tech for Indian aircraft carriers

18 Oct 2017

US to release advanced EMALS tech for Indian aircraft carriers

The US has agreed to release the technology for the advanced Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for the Indian Navy's under development future aircraft carrier, INS Vishal.

Naval Modernization: India to kick off mega submarine project soon!

24 Jul 2017

Naval Modernization: India to kick off mega submarine project soon!

After years of political and bureaucratic delays, India is finally set to kick off its mega-submarine project titled Project 75 (India), under its new Strategic Partnership Model in defence manufacturing unveiled recently.

Weren't treated like farmers, but terrorists, say Maharashtra protesters

23 Jun 2017

Weren't treated like farmers, but terrorists, say Maharashtra protesters

After police used pellet guns on protesters in Maharashtra's Thane, agitators alleged they were treated "not as farmers, but terrorists".

Maharashtra: Police use pellet guns after farmers' protest turns violent

22 Jun 2017

Maharashtra: Police use pellet guns after farmers' protest turns violent

An agitation by farmers in Maharashtra's Thane turned violent when protesters clashed with security personnel, pelted stones, and police used pellet guns on them. Several were injured.

Soon women will join men in combat: Army Chief

04 Jun 2017

Soon women will join men in combat: Army Chief

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat in his historic announcement said that the Indian Army was planning to open combat positions for women.

Chinese submarine, snubbed by Colombo, moving to Karachi?

13 May 2017

Chinese submarine, snubbed by Colombo, moving to Karachi?

Since December'13, China has been regularly sending vessels to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) quoting anti-piracy measures.

Modi's Sri Lanka visit- What's on the agenda?

11 May 2017

Modi's Sri Lanka visit- What's on the agenda?

PM Modi is set to visit Sri Lanka to take part in the Vesak day celebrations. While the visit has been termed informal, India does hope to get some things done, including discussing the Tamil Nadu fishermen issue.

BrahMos Missile: Army successfully test fires Block-III version

05 May 2017

BrahMos Missile: Army successfully test fires Block-III version

The Indian Army carried out a second successful test of the BrahMos Block-III Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) in two days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Modi's Israel Visit: Teen Murti Marg/Chowk renamed after Israeli cities

28 Apr 2017

Modi's Israel Visit: Teen Murti Marg/Chowk renamed after Israeli cities

Delhi's Teen Murti Marg and Teen Murti Chowk have been renamed after the Israeli city of Haifa. The New Delhi Municipal Council made the decision at a meeting chaired by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

North Korea marks army's anniversary by conducting "large-scale artillery drill"

25 Apr 2017

North Korea marks army's anniversary by conducting "large-scale artillery drill"

The North Korean military has conducted a "large-scale artillery drill" in the eastern Wonsan region to mark the 85th anniversary of country's army.

North Korean crisis: US missile submarine arrives in South Korea

25 Apr 2017

North Korean crisis: US missile submarine arrives in South Korea

The USS Michigan, an American nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine, has arrived in Busan, South Korea in what US officials have described as a show of force amid escalating US-North Korea tensions.

Modi's Israel visit: Multi-billion dollar defence deals to be signed

24 Apr 2017

Modi's Israel visit: Multi-billion dollar defence deals to be signed

PM Modi is scheduled to visit Israel in July this year. Israeli Envoy Daniel Carmon terms it a "big visit" concerning expansion on bilateral co-operation across various key areas.