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Navy adopts new deployment policy after a slew of accidents

Navy adopts new deployment policy after a slew of accidents May 12,2018

Taking lessons from the past accidents, Indian Navy has adopted a new deployment policy for its warships. Now, the warships and submarines undergoing refit or repairs will be deployed only after multiple trials. Earlier, these ships were immediately sent on operational duty, which resulted in mishaps. There were several incidents of a warship involved in accident soon after joining the fleet. In February 2014, Russian origin Kilo class submarine INS Sindhuratna met with an accident soon after

India dispatches warship to Maldives for joint surveillance of Exclusive Economic Zone

India dispatches warship to Maldives for joint surveillance of Exclusive Economic Zone May 12,2018

In an indication of a slight upswing in bilateral military ties after a distinct chill, India has dispatched a warship to Maldives to undertake joint surveillance and patrol of the archipelago’s sprawling Exclusive Economic Zone. Two officers and eight sailors from the Indian Navy’s elite marine commandoes wing are also currently at Maafilhafushi in Maldives, which is 145 km north of Male, to train its personnel in diving and tactics under the second such asymmetric warfare training

Akshay Kumar, wife get notice for auctioning ‘Rustom’ costumes

Akshay Kumar, wife get notice for auctioning ‘Rustom’ costumes May 11,2018

Eleven serving defence officers and eight others have sent a legal notice to actors Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, accusing the Bollywood couple of “playing with the sentiments” of the armed forces by putting up for auction a naval costume from the Hindi film “Rustom”. The group, which also included the wife of a Navy man and seven retired officers, said it was offended that the actors had listed the costume as an “original naval uniform”.“Uniforms resembling those of the armed

Three Indian ships set sail for MALABAR exercise with US, Japanese navies

Three Indian ships set sail for MALABAR exercise with US, Japanese navies May 10,2018

Three Indian naval ships sailed out of Singapore today to join upcoming MALABAR exercise which will be held jointly with the US and Japanese navies off Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Speaking to reporters at the sailing off, Indias High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf said the Eastern Team fleet is continuing Indias commitment and objective to see the oceans remain “peaceful, open space and uncontested”. “These ships are on their way to MALABAR exercise with the navies of

Indian Navy’s ships INS Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta visit Singapore to bolster maritime ties

Indian Navy’s ships INS Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta visit Singapore to bolster maritime ties May 10,2018

Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet ships are in Singapore for an overseas deployment programme. Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta entered the Singapore port for a three-day goodwill visit on May 6th. The initiative comes as a part of the ‘Look East Policy’ of the NDA government. The deployment of the Indian Naval Ships will be engaging in both military and civil activities in Singapore. During the visit, the Indian Naval Ships will also have professional interaction with the

The One Reason India Might Not Become a Navy Superpower

The One Reason India Might Not Become a Navy Superpower May 09,2018

Disaster struck the first of a new class of Indian frigates in late April 2018 when a towering, 250-ton crane came toppling down onto the vessel during heavy winds as she sat in dry dock. The vessel — which is under construction — was not damaged, according to the Indian Ministry of Defense. The images of the disaster look bad, though. The crane is destroyed and there is an indeterminate amount of damage to nearby buildings, but the Indian Navy alleged a conspiracy to exaggerate the damage

See a positive change in Navy: Nirmala Sitharaman

See a positive change in Navy: Nirmala Sitharaman May 08,2018

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that the endeavours of the Indian Government to highlight the strengths of the Indian Navy have brought about a positive change. She said that she could see a positive energy in the Commanders because of the ways in which the Government of India has been highlighting the maritime strengths of the country. “Ït will be a force to reckon with in the India-Pacific Maritime area,” she said. Addressing the Naval Commanders’ Conference

Indian naval commanders to discuss maritime security this week

Indian naval commanders to discuss maritime security this week May 07,2018

Indian Navy commanders will this week discuss the country’s maritime security and review the naval force’s mission-based deployments in the Indian Ocean Region, amid increasing Chinese activities in the strategic waters. Steps taken to improve combat efficiency, including the new transition cycle for ships from maintenance period through a training phase and thereon to full-scale operations, will be examined at the first edition of the bi-annual conference. The conference starts on May 8

China here to stay in Indian Ocean, its military movement cause for concern: Navy chief Sunil Lanba

China here to stay in Indian Ocean, its military movement cause for concern: Navy chief Sunil Lanba May 07,2018

The People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) is here to stay in the Indian Ocean and its military movement has fuelled concerns about China’s intent in the region, India’s senior-most military commander has said. Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said the Navy is keeping a sharp eye on “the pattern and periodicity of extra-regional deployments” in the Indian Ocean Region. A fleet of 50 combat-ready Indian warships is carrying out round-the-clock surveillance, he said. “Their (PLAN)

Now, soil-less veggies aboard warships

Now, soil-less veggies aboard warships May 06,2018

After introducing soil-less micro-farming techniques in high-altitude areas where cultivable space is a serious constraint, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) wants to explore the possibility of producing fresh vegetables on the high seas. The concept of Aeroponics has been tested in Ladakh by DRDO’s Leh-based Defence Institute of High-Altitude Research with vegetables such as spinach and lettuce, where two harvests have been obtained within 45 days. The technique

India Misses Deadline for Issuing Naval Hardware Tender

India Misses Deadline for Issuing Naval Hardware Tender May 03,2018

India has missed the deadline for issuing tenders to procure submarines and naval helicopters after approvals for Indian Navy’s three major procurement programs lapsed in the last 10 months, according to people with knowledge of the development. The navy will need begin afresh the process for buying the submarines worth $7.5 billion and helicopters worth $5 billion, they said, asking not to be identified as the information is not yet public. The approvals for procurement, issued by the

Indian, French navies begin final phase of Varuna exercise

Indian, French navies begin final phase of Varuna exercise May 03,2018

The Indian and French navies have begun the final phase of the Varuna naval exercise near Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean region with an aim to enhancing their operational coordination. Both navies will simulate different possible scenarios such as asymmetric warfare, and test their air defence capabilities during the seven-day-long exercise which began yesterday. “This exercise illustrates the strong interest France and India share concerning maritime security issues in this region,”

Collapse Of 259 Ton Goliath Crane At GRSE To Impact India’s Most Advanced Warships Program

Collapse Of 259 Ton Goliath Crane At GRSE To Impact India’s Most Advanced Warships Program May 01,2018

A major accident involving collapse of a 250 tons capacity Goliath Crane at the Public Sector Garden Reach Shipbuilder & Engineers (GRSE) at Kolkata has completely damaged the hull shop thereby putting to risk the ongoing P 17 A program to built seven stealth frigates. The P17A warships are India’s most advanced and stealthy frigates. Three out of the seven ships are being built at GRSE and remaining at at Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai (MDL) for the Indian Navy. Sources said the accident

Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare New thrust area for Indian Navy

Airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare New thrust area for Indian Navy May 01,2018

Submarine and aircraft entered maritime combat domain concurrently during first world war, thus transforming maritime warfare multi-dimensional. A century later both platforms are pitted against each other in adversarial role. This is not gladiatorial contest but search for new operational methodology. The search is driven by evolution of platforms to attain higher performance capabilities and role enhancement; paradigm shifts in maritime strategy and emerging geopolitical scenario. These

Twinkle Khanna gets trolled for sharing photo of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ naval costume auction

Twinkle Khanna gets trolled for sharing photo of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ naval costume auction Apr 28,2018

It’s quite tough to tell what might irk a group or the entire clan of Netizens on social media. Sadly, things don’t end there. Many people deliberately hide behind their screens or smartphones – sometimes with a fake name – to troll and shame celebrities for their clothes, body size, general opinions, or even random tweets and posts. Remember the 2016 film Rustom directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, wherein Akshay

Progress in Indo-Iran Naval Cooperation

Progress in Indo-Iran Naval Cooperation Apr 26,2018

Indian Navy Commander Admiral Sunil Lamba and Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Qassem Taqizadeh expressed satisfaction at the growing bilateral cooperation in military and other sectors. “Tehran-New Delhi relations have made great progress over the past few years,” Lamba said in a meeting Wednesday with Taqizadeh in Tehran on the sidelines of a conference on naval cooperation and international issues in Tehran–the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium 2018. “Ties between the

India-US-Japan Malabar exercise at Guam in June

India-US-Japan Malabar exercise at Guam in June Apr 26,2018

The Indo-US-Japan Malabar series of naval exercise will take place in June at Guam in the western Pacific in which the US Navy will field its latest Nuclear powered super-carrier USS Ronald Regan whereas the Indian Navy will send three of its warships including a stealth frigate. From the Indian side, indigenous stealth frigate INS Sahyadri, anti-submarine stealth corvette INS Kamorta and a fleet tanker will participate in the exercise scheduled between June 7 and 15, sources told DH. The

Thales looking at role in India’s nuclear submarine project

Thales looking at role in India’s nuclear submarine project Apr 22,2018

French defence company Thales has said it is working on doubling its footprint in India by expanding its overall product portfolios with a major focus on India’s ambitious project to build a fleet of nuclear-powered attack submarines. Senior Executive Vice-President (International Development) Pascale Sourisse said Thales was in particular looking at supplying key components such as sonars for India’s nuclear-powered and other

Navy Chief Admiral Lanba begins 5-day visit to Iran

Navy Chief Admiral Lanba begins 5-day visit to Iran Apr 22,2018

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today began a five-day visit to Iran, where he would attend a conclave of major naval powers of the region and explore ways to deepen engagement between navies of the two countries. The sixth edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) and Conclave of Chiefs will be held in Tehran from April 23 to 25, the Indian Navy said.The IONS, which began in 2008 following an initiative by India, has grown into a major