Navy

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.

Indian naval commanders conference

Indian Navy commanders will discuss the country’s maritime security and review the naval force’s mission-based deployments in the Indian Ocean Region. The commanders would discuss the optimal utilisation of the Navy’s share of the defence budget. The conference would be addressed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The conference starts on May 8 and will conclude on May 11.

BrahMos to attain 76% localisation in 6 mths

BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, will be achieving 75% localisation in the next six months. As of today 65% of the value (in BrahMos) is created in India. The Quad launcher is designed for supersonic cruise missiles in an inclined configuration on-board our navy ships. The launcher provides superior firepower as compared to the twin cannister.

Nod for procurement of NAG missile

The Defence Ministry approved military procurement worth Rs. 3,687 crore, which includes anti-tank guided missile NAG for the Army and long-range guns for the Navy.The proposals were cleared at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The DAC also approved the procurement of thirteen 127 mm caliber guns for the Navy.

Indian Navy inducts 3rd LCU at Port Blair

The Indian Navy has inducted the third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV project at Port Blair.LCU MK-IV ship is an amphibious ship and is capable of transporting combat equipment such as Main Battle Tanks Arjun, T72, and other Armored Vehicles. The command oversees India’s Andaman and Nicobar Island territories, including the strategic Strait of Malacca in the Indian Ocean.

‘Sagar Kavach’ began in Kerala

A two-day coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ began on 24th April to strengthen and assess the loopholes in the coastal security mechanism along Kerala shores.The Coast Guard, the Navy, Coastal Police and Marine Enforcement wing are participating in the exercise. 3 ships of the navy, 10 of Coastguard, four fishing boats, besides 20 coastal police stations are taking part in the drill.

Navy Chief to attend Naval Symposium in Iran

Indian Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba has began his visit to Iran to attend the 6th edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium. IONS which was conceived by Indian Navy in 2008 aims to enhance maritime cooperation among navies of littoral states of Indian Ocean Region. Naval Chief’s visit is aimed at consolidating bilateral naval relations b/w India & Iran and explore new avenues for cooperation

GSL Delivers 2nd „AOPV? to Sri Lankan Navy

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has delivered second Sri Lanka Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (SL AOPV) of Sri Lankan Navy ceremoniously at Vaddem, Vasco da Gama. The vessel will be the largest and most advanced ship in the Sri Lankan Navy fleet. This is the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) delivered to Sri Lanka in the current financial year.

U.S., India hold naval training

Indian Navy‘s Talwar class frigate INS Tarkash carried out a ?greeting and training? exercise with the U.S. Navy‘s Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG). During the exercise, personnel from both the sides ? practised working together and strengthened their crews‘ ship handling?. The TRCSG will now be responsible for counter-piracy, freedom of navigation operations and training.

GSL Delivers 2nd „AOPV? to Sri Lankan Navy

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has delivered second Sri Lanka Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (SL AOPV) of Sri Lankan Navy ceremoniously at Vaddem, Vasco da Gama. The vessel will be the largest and most advanced ship in the Sri Lankan Navy fleet. This is the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) delivered to Sri Lanka in the current financial year.

Navy decommissionsed 3 mines weepers

The Indian Navy has decommissioned 3 Karwar-class minesweepers ‘Konkan‘, ‘Cannanor’ and ‘Cuddalore’. These minesweepers ‘retired’ as operational ships after three decades of service in the Indian Navy. Each of these minesweepers sailed nearly 30,000 nautical miles during their operational life, which is comparable to circumnavigating the globe four and a half time.

INS Ganga decommissioned in Mumbai

INS Ganga, an indigenously built frigate of the Indian Navy, was decommissioned on 22nd March in Mumbai, after over three decades of service. The ship was retired from active service on May 28, 2017. INS Ganga was a Godavari-class guided-missile frigate of the Indian Navy. The Godavari class was the first significant indigenous warship design and development initiative of the Indian Navy.

Maldives declined India’s invitation

Maldives has declined India’s invitation to participate in the naval exercise ‘MILAN’.The development comes on the backdrop of an ongoing state of unrest in the country. MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy at Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The exercise assumes importance on the backdrop of an increasing Chinese presence in the IOR.

Navy to host MILAN from March 6 to 13

Indian Navy will host the multi-national MILAN exercise at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar islands from March 6 to March 13, 2018.MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by the Indian Navy under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. It began in 1995. This year’s theme is ‘Friendship Across the Seas’. It will witness professional exercises and seminars.

30th edition of India – Indonesia CORPAT

The 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy is being conducted in Belawan, Indonesia. The exercise will be held from 24th October to 5th November 2017. Indian Naval Ship Sukanya arrived at Belawan to participate in the 30th edition of CORPAT. CORPAT exercise is conducted on IMBL twice a year since 2002.

Sri Lanka commissions warship in Navy

Sri Lanka Navy commissioned Coast Guard Ship Suraksha provided by India. SLCGS Suraksha is an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) provided by the Indian Coast Guard to the Sri Lanka Navy. During its tenure with Indian Coast Guard, this OPV was named ‘Varuna’. It was formally handed over to Sri Lankan Navy in September 2017. India’s new chancery complex in Dhaka

INS Chennai Commissioned into Navy

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned INS Chennai, the third indigenously designed guided missile destroyer in the Kolkata class, in Mumbai. The shilp was built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in Mumbai. INS Chennai is one of the largest destroyers in the Indian Navy’s fleet. The ship is armed with supersonic surface-to-surface BrahMos & Barak-8 missiles.

INS Karna

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba commissions INS Karna in Visakhapatnam, a dedicated base for Marine Commandos (MARCOS), which is a Special Operation Forces unit of Indian Navy.

Indian Navy launches INS Tarasa

Indian Navy launches INS Tarasa, the fourth and last ship in the series of the Water Jet Fast-Attack Craft (WJFAC), used for interception of fast-moving surface craft.

INS Kavaratti launched

Indian Navy’s latest anti-submarine warfare class stealth corvette, the INS Kavaratti was launched in line with a series of recent developments in India’s defence preparedness. Kavaratti is the last of the four anti-submarine warfare class stealth corvettes being built for India under Project 28. The corvette, with a displacement of 3,300 tonnes, has a length of 109.1 metres and measures 13.7-m at beam. It was designed by the Directorate of Naval Design and built by Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers. INS Kamorta, the first ship under this project, was commissioned by the Navy last year. Kadmatt and Kiltan are scheduled for delivery between 2015-2017.

Navy launches stealth destroyer INS Visakhapatnam

The Indian Navy launched ‘Visakha-patnam’, the first of stealth destroyers under the P15-B project. The warship is 163 metres in length and has a displacement of 7,300 tonnes. The ship is the first of the four follow follow-up order of the Kolkata class warships.

Warship of India

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi commissions the largest indigenously built warship of India, INS Kolkata, into the Indian Navy in Mumbai.

INS Vikrant is sold

Decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Navy–INS Vikrant – is sold for ` 60 crore to IB Commercial Pvt. Ltd.

Navy Chief resigns

Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi resigns after INS Sindhuratna accident, which left two officers dead and seven injured.

India’s largest warship INS Vikramaditya

India’s largest warship, 45,400-tonne INS Vikramaditya, formerly known as Admiral Gorshkov, is commissioned into the Indian Navy at Severodvinsk in Russia.

Indian Divers National record

The Indian Navy announces that its divers have achieved a new feet bettering their own national record by diving to a depth of 257 metres some 35 nautical miles off Kochi.

India an elite nuclear submarines

Nuclear-powered attack submarine INS Chakra is formally inducted into the Indian Navy at a function in Visakhapatnam, taking India into an elite league of six nations that operate nuclear submarines.

Coast Guard plans to induct 20 ships, 10 aircraft

As part of a capacity building programme, the Coast Guard (Eastern Region) will induct 20 ships and 10 aircraft in the next two years. The strengthening of the fleet comes with creation of four new Coast Guard Stations and two air stations in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Satya Prakash Sharma, Inspector General and Commander Coast Guard Region (East) said. These are the ships which entered the war zone as part of Indian Peace keeping force in Sri Lanka during Operation Pawan and provided support to force ashore and afloat during those demanding times, he said.

Coast Guards to setup air stations in Tuticorin, Puducherry

Security infrastructure along the South-eastern coast is set to scale greater heights with the Indian Coast Guard preparing to establish air stations in Tuticorin and Puducherry and acquire sophisticated aircraft and ships. According to I.G. and Commander (Coast Guard Region East) S.P. Sharma, the proposal to set up the air station in Tuticorin was in final stages and the state govt. is likely to handover about 50 acres adjacent to the airport.

Antony orders probe into controversial contract

Defence Minister A.K. Antony has ordered the Army to begin an internal investigation based on  The Hindu revelation that possible corruption in the procurement of   500 crore worth of equipment had compromised its ability to use satellite images of enemy troop movements and assets.

Indian Navy’s biggest ships INS Shakti

INS Shakti, a fleet tanker which at 27,750 tonnes is one of Indian Navy’s biggest ships, is commissioned at a ceremony in Visakhapatnam.