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France deploys aircraft carrier in Gulf for IS fight

A French aircraft carrier launched operations in the Gulf on Monday as Paris stepped up its participation in the US-led military campaign against the Islamic State group.

DNA: A glimpse into Indian Navy's battle readiness exercise

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar recently witnessed the Theatre Readiness Operational Level Exercise (TROPEX-2015), off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea.

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India eyes US aircraft carrier technology as arms ties deepen

India wants to use state-of-the-art US technology to boost the range and potency of a planned aircraft carrier, defence sources said, a move that would tie their arms programmes closer together and counter China`s military influence in the region.

China building second aircraft carrier: Reports

 A firm has won a contract to supply cabling for a second Chinese aircraft carrier, comments by local authorities suggested in the latest sign that Beijing is boosting its maritime power, although news of the development was swiftly deleted online.

'China `never paid businessman` who bought aircraft carrier'

 The Chinese businessman who bought an unfinished Soviet-era vessel that became his country`s first aircraft carrier was never paid back the $120 million it cost him by Beijing, he was quoted as saying Tuesday.

China `never paid businessman` who bought aircraft carrier: Report

The Chinese businessman who bought an unfinished Soviet-era vessel that became his country`s first aircraft carrier was never paid back the $120 million it cost him by Beijing, he was quoted as saying Tuesday.

France to deploy aircraft carrier to Gulf in IS fight: Report

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its fleet will be deployed to the Gulf to support operations against the Islamic State group, a military news site reported on Tuesday.

Naval light combat aircraft successfully tested

The first naval prototype of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), designed to operate from the decks of aircraft carriers, was successfully tested at a facility in Goa, the defence ministry said here Sunday.

'China flexing muscle more after launching 1st aircraft carrier'

Since commissioning its first aircraft carrier, China's navy has conducted more exercises farther away from its shores and flexing its muscle by closely patrolling areas in disputed waters where Chinese companies are drilling for oil, a top US Air Force commander has said.

PM Narendra Modi dedicates INS Vikramaditya to nation, calls it historic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday dedicated to the nation INS Vikramaditya, India`s largest and most powerful aircraft carrier, marking his first visit to a military facility after assuming office. He called it a "giant step in India`s naval prowess".

100,000 eggs consumed on INS Vikramaditya every month

The 20-storey tall INS Vikramaditya, which was visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday, is practically a floating city, with a staggering 100,000 eggs and 20,000 litres of milk being consumed a month.

Dismantling of INS Vikrant: SC to hear Centre`s plea on Friday

Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday a plea of the Centre seeking modification of an earlier order virtually stopping the dismantling process of India`s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant decommissioned in 1997.

Maintain status quo on `INS Vikrant`: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered maintenance of status quo on India`s first aircraft carrier `INS Vikrant` which is on the verge of being converted into scrap.

Decommissioned INS Vikrant sold for Rs 60 crore

The decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, which played an important role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has been sold for Rs 60 crore.

China shows off new aircraft carrier to US defence chief

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expects to visit China`s aircraft carrier when he arrives in the country on Monday, a US official said, in an unprecedented opening by Beijing to highlight a potent symbol of its military buildup.

India`s biggest aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya reaches Indian Ocean

The much-awaited and long-delayed India`s biggest aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya after being acquired from Russia has finally arrived in the Arabian Sea after a long voyage.

China`s first aircraft carrier completes South China Sea drills

The aircraft carrier Liaoning carried out more than 100 tests, including of its combat systems, and has now docked at port in the northern city of Qingdao, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Wednesday.

HC seeks Centre`s reply on PIL seeking preservation of Vikrant

The Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Union and the state governments to file replies to a petition demanding that INS Vikrant, India`s first aircraft carrier, now decommissioned, be preserved and not scrapped.

INS Vikramaditya may have been snooped by NATO allies

Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya may have been snooped by a surveillance aircraft belonging to one of the NATO countries when it was undergoing sea trials in Russia.

Can India afford to run INS Vikramaditya, asks Pak daily

The commissioning of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya into the Indian Navy from Russia shows how addicted the Indian establishment is to outmoded thinking, a Pakistani daily said in an editorial Monday.