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How naval commandos defeated Pakistan in 1971

How naval commandos defeated Pakistan in 1971 Sep 03,2018

Pakistan’s horrific military campaign ‘Operation Searchlight’ (March-May 1971) was a success by most yardsticks. The Mukti Bahini, the resistance movement of ethnic Bengalis of East Pakistan, was severely mauled. A genocide of hundreds of thousands of Bengalis had commenced under the explicit directions of General Yahya Khan and his Junta. Many Bengali leaders, intellectuals, and students had been captured — and, in many cases, massacred — along with their families. Even soldiers and

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri visits Fiji

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri visits Fiji Aug 14,2018

In an attempt to strengthen bilateral relations with Fiji, an Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sahyadri which was on a good will visit to the island nation entered the Port of Suva there on Monday.The naval ship is visiting the Republic of Fiji en route to India after participating in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC)-2018 organised at Hawaii. During the visit, the Indian naval ship personnel will have professional interaction with their Republic of Fiji counterparts and the ship will have an

Why is the govt starving the navy?

Why is the govt starving the navy? Jul 09,2018

With the navy’s annual budget steadily declining, national security planners are reluctant to green light crucial power projection platforms, notably India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2), which should have already been under construction to join the fleet by about 2030. India’s ambitious maritime aspirations were outlined in Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi’s keynote address at the prestigious Shangri-La Dialogue on June 1. Declaring that India would help ‘build

Indian warship INS Trikand reaches Sri Lanka in goodwill visit

Indian warship INS Trikand reaches Sri Lanka in goodwill visit Jul 08,2018

India’s latest frontline warship INS Trikand has reached Sri Lanka in a goodwill visit. Authorities in Colombo today said the Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially welcomed the state-of-the-art warship in accordance with naval traditions yesterday. Senior Indian officers, including Assistant Defence Adviser of the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka – Lieutenant Colonel Ravi Shekhar Mishra – held discussions on matters of mutual interest with their Lankan counterparts. The ship’s crew will play a

Police to act tough on use of drones around Naval Base INS Dega

Police to act tough on use of drones around Naval Base INS Dega Jul 07,2018

A couple of weeks ago a Chennai- Vizag commercial jetliner had brush with disaster when a flying drone operated by an amateur photographer had come dangerously close to the aircraft. The aircraft was about to land at INS Dega when the incident took place over Sheelanagar area. The aircraft was around 900 mts above the ground. Taking serious note of the incident and the Eastern Naval Command authorities took up the issue with the Airport Police and urged them to take action against private

India has a grand maritime strategy, but the naval tools are missing

India has a grand maritime strategy, but the naval tools are missing Jul 01,2018

While Indian leaders and strategists claim a pre-eminent role in the Indian Ocean Region and portray the Indian Navy as the key guarantor of security in these waters, it remains unclear whether the hard power capability exists for discharging such a role. With the navy’s annual budget steadily declining, national security planners are reluctant to green light crucial power projection platforms, notably India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2), which should have already been under

India’s INS Sahyadri Reaches Pearl Harbour For Strategic Exercise

India’s INS Sahyadri Reaches Pearl Harbour For Strategic Exercise Jun 27,2018

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri has reached the Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, to participate in the 26th edition of Exercise RIM of PACific (RIMPAC), the Navy said today.INS Sahyadri, commanded by Captain Shantanu Jha, is a state-of-the-art indigenously built guided missile stealth frigate which is a part of the Eastern Fleet under the Eastern Naval Command. It reached Pearl Harbour of the USA on Monday. Prior to RIMPAC 18, the ship also participated in the 22nd edition of MALABAR 18 exercise in the

Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba calls on Bangladesh president, PM Sheikh Hasina to discuss coastal security

Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba calls on Bangladesh president, PM Sheikh Hasina to discuss coastal security Jun 26,2018

Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday called on President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who expressed her country’s willingness to share the Indian Navy’s expertise in ensuring the maritime and coastal security. “We can share the Indian Navy’s expertise in ensuring our maritime and coastal security,” Prime Minister Hasina’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted her as telling Admiral Lanba during their meeting. Hasina hailed the “excellent relations”

Indian Navy ships reach Indonesia

Indian Navy ships reach Indonesia Jun 24,2018

In a fine demonstration of the operational reach and pursuit of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet ships INS Shakti and INS Kamorta reached the port of Makassar, Indonesia for a three-day visit on Friday. Rear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, NM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, is leading the fleet ships. An ENC official said the presence of the frontline warships of the Indian Navy comes soon after both countries elevated their bilateral ties to a

Is France India’s naval ally in the Pacific

Is France India’s naval ally in the Pacific Jun 22,2018

About a year ago, I attended a conference in Delhi; the topic was the Indo-Pacific, a fascinating topic, though at first I wondered, what is this “Indo-Pacific”? The dictionary tells us that the Indo-Pacific is “a biogeographic region of Earth’s seas…The term is especially useful in marine biology and ichthyology.” A conference on different species of fishes? No. French power On June 26, 2017, a joint statement issued by the US President and the Indian Prime Minister at the end of

Navy airdrops commandos to anchor burning merchant ship off Bengal coast

Navy airdrops commandos to anchor burning merchant ship off Bengal coast Jun 18,2018

In a daring operation, marine commandos of the Indian Navy on Saturday started the engine of a burning cargo ship off the Bengal coast and tried to steer it towards deeper waters, but were forced to abandon the mission following four explosions on board. The four officers of Marcos, the special forces unit of the Navy, and four officers of the ship MV SSL Kolkata, who were winched down from a helicopter onto the ship, however, managed to anchor the vessel the vessel that had been drifting

Navy’s Daring Operation Stops Vessel From Drifting Towards Bangladesh

Navy’s Daring Operation Stops Vessel From Drifting Towards Bangladesh Jun 17,2018

In a daring and complex operation, a Sea King 42C helicopter winched down a Marco officer on a merchant vessel on fire to arrest its drift towards the International Maritime Border Line with Bangladesh. MV SSL Kolkata was abandoned by its 22-member crew on June 14 off the Sagar Island at the mouth of the Ganges Delta after the fire engulfed 70 per cent of the ship carrying containerised cargo in the Bay of Bengal.”The Marine Commando officer ascertained the conditions in the forward part of

26 Nations, 47 Warships & 5 Subs: India set to join World's largest ever War Game

26 Nations, 47 Warships & 5 Subs: India set to join World's largest ever War Game Jun 11,2018

Australia may have been missing from this year’s edition of the Malabar naval exercise but it will join India, Japan and the US in a ‘group sail’ to the world’s largest wargames later this month. Warships of the four nations will traverse the Pacific for over a week to arrive for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Hawaii. While warships of the four nations–being increasingly termed as the Quadrilateral in the Indo Pacific – will sail together, China has been disinvited

Malabar Exercise 2018: All you need to know about mighty naval vessels of India, US and Japan maritime forces

Malabar Exercise 2018: All you need to know about mighty naval vessels of India, US and Japan maritime forces Jun 10,2018

The 22nd edition of the Exercise Malabar – a trilateral naval exercise, involving India, United States of America and Japan – has begun on June 7 off Guam coast in the Philippine Sea. Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from the three countries participating in the Malabar 2018 will practice surface and anti-submarine warfare operations as well as the combined carrier strike group operations off the Guam coast in the Western Pacific, IANS reported. The joint naval exercise that is being

Chinese warships kept Indians ‘company’ on way to Guam

Chinese warships kept Indians ‘company’ on way to Guam Jun 09,2018

Indian warships had the Chinese Navy for company for some time as they sailed across “five seas and two oceans” to the island of Guam for the Malabar war games with the US and Japan. Chinese warships trailed the Indian deployment through the South China Sea, peeling off only after they entered the Pacific. Beijing, which contests parts of the South China Sea as its territorial waters, is keeping an eye on the ongoing Malabar exercise, with spy ships expected to watch closely as the three

Indian Navy, US Navy, Japan maritime forces kickoff trilateral Malabar exercise

Indian Navy, US Navy, Japan maritime forces kickoff trilateral Malabar exercise Jun 09,2018

Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the US have begun exercise Malabar 2018. During this exercise, they will practice surface and anti-submarine warfare operations and combined carrier strike group operations off the coast of Guam island in the western Pacific. The June 7-16 wargame -- first after the US renamed its Hawaii-based Pacific command as the Indo-Pacific Command -- is being held amid increased Chinese activities of building artificial islands in the South China

U.S., India, Japan Navies Start Malabar Exercise Tomorrow in Guam

U.S., India, Japan Navies Start Malabar Exercise Tomorrow in Guam Jun 07,2018

The U.S. Navy is hosting naval forces from India and Japan in Guam for the annual Malabar Exercise, set to start Thursday in the Philippine Sea. This is the first year Guam is hosting the annual exercise in which participants will practice surface and anti-submarine warfare operations, combined carrier strike group operations, maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations, and visit, board, search, and seizure operations, according to a Navy statement. The Malabar 2018 exercise represents the

War games to hone anti-submarine skills

War games to hone anti-submarine skills Jun 05,2018

The Navies of India, Japan and the U.S. will enhance their anti-submarine warfare skills in this year’s Malabar naval war games to be held off the coast of Guam from June 7 to 16.For the first time in a Malabar exercise, all three Navies are deploying their maritime reconnaissance (MR) aircraft to sharpen those skills. “Each side has aircraft which can lay sono buoys and we will also monitor each other’s sono buoys. We will cross-attach people from all three countries,” the Deputy

As China tension abates, Navy to send fewer warships for Exercise Malabar

As China tension abates, Navy to send fewer warships for Exercise Malabar Jun 05,2018

The Indian Navy is sending three surface warships and a surveillance aircraft to the annual US-Japan-India trilateral Exercise Malabar 2018, being held in Guam, in the Pacific Ocean. Last year, amid tensions with China, it had sent thrice that number. “The Navy will be represented by two indigenously designed and built ships, the multi-purpose stealth frigate INS Sahyadri and anti-submarine warfare corvette, INS Kamorta, fleet tanker INS Shakti and a long range maritime patrol aircraft

China spies on Indian warships as they leave Vietnam after naval exercise

China spies on Indian warships as they leave Vietnam after naval exercise Jun 05,2018

China tried to snoop on India Navy warships as they left Vietnam, top sources have told India Today TV. A flotilla on Indian Warships comprising the newly inducted stealth anti-submarine corvette INS Kamorta, a tanker, were leaving Vietnam in the last week of May after exercising with the Vietnamese Navy when they spotted a Chinese warship “tailing them at a safe distance”. The Indian and Vietnamese Navy exercised in the last week of May. “The Indian Navy has had extensive interactions