Indian Naval aircraft deployed for RIMPAC

Indian Navy’s P8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft from INS Rajali has inducted at Hawaii for participating in the Rim of Pacific Multinational Naval exercise. This is the first time ever that an Indian Naval aircraft has traversed so far east into the Pacific. The aircraft will form part of the largest naval exercise which has 26 nations participating in this year’s edition.

Indian warship INS Trikand reaches Sri Lanka

India’s frontline warship INS Trikand has reached Sri Lanka in a goodwill visit. Senior Indian officers, including Lt. Colonel Ravi Shekhar Mishra held discussions on matters of mutual interest with their Lankan counterparts. INS Trikand is a state-of-the-art warship of the Indian Navy equipped with a versatile range of weapons & sensors capable of addressing threats in all 3 dimensions.

Golden Globe Race 2018

Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy will be participating in the prestigious Golden Globe Race that commences from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France on 1st July. The uniqueness of the race is that use of GPS, satellite communication, navigational aids, etc is forbidden. Cdr Tomy will be sailing in sailing vessel ‘Thuriya’ has been built by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Ltd at Goa.

Malabar 2018 to conclude on June 16

The 22nd edition of the Malabar trilateral naval exercise of the US, Japan and India kicked off on June 7 at Guam in the Pacific Ocean and will continue till June 16. This is the first time that the prestigious Malabar exercise is being conducted off Guam, a major US Naval Base in the Western Pacific. The Malabar exercise started in 1992 between the Indian Navy and the US Navy.

Indian Navy sends ship to Socotra island

Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Nistar’ to evacuate 38 stranded Indians around Socotra island located close to the horn of Africa between the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea. The Navy has already deployed its ship INS Sunayna as part of the ‘operation Nistar’ to evacuate the Indians. Indian seafarers have been stranded due to Cyclone Mekunu.

Indian Navy commissioned the fourth LCU

Indian Navy has commissioned IN LCU L54, the 4th ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV, into its fleet at Port Blair. It has been indigenously designed & built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers.It can be deployed for multi-role activities like disaster relief operations and evacuation from distant islands. A total of 8 vessels in the class are planned to be built for the Indian Navy

INSV Tarini Team gets Nari Shakti Puraskar

Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 was presented to INSV Tarini Team in Delhi by Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister of Women & Child Development. Team comprising of 6 Lady Officers, led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi from Indian Navy received the award from the Minister. Tarini is a part of Navika Sagar Parikrama, a unique project of Indian Navy which promotes ocean sailing activities in the Navy.

Navy conducts “Prasthan” exercise

Indian Navy has conducted an exercise called ‘Prasthan’ in the Western Offshore Development Offshore area in Mumbai. The exercise is held every 6 months & aims at integrating maritime stakeholders, including, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, ONGC, Customs & Port Trust. The drill focused on things like fire on an oil platform, Oil spill, search and rescue for crashed helicopters and more.

Joint EEZ surveillance of Maldives

Indian Naval ship Sumedha, a Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel has been deployed to undertake joint EEZ surveillance of Maldives. The ship would undertake an Operational Turnaround at Male during which it would interact & impart training to Maldives’ National Defence Forces personnel. Joint EEZ surveillance is an endeavor of Govt of India & Indian Navy to ensure safety & security of the vast EEZ.

2nd relief consignment for Rohingya by India

India has sent to Bangladesh its 2nd relief consignment to help thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar. Indian Navy Ship INS Airavat sailed from Vishakhapatnam with tonnes of milk powder, dried fish & several pairs of raincoats & gumboots. India sent relief materials for 300,000 Rohingyas in 2017 under Operation ‘Insaniyat’ to support Bangladesh in its humanitarian efforts.