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Avoiding mishaps top priority for new Navy Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 18:32

Taking over from a predecessor who had quit midway owing to a series of mishaps, Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan on Thursday said the force will ensure that such accidents do not happen in future and personnel follow laid down rules without resorting to shortcuts which lead to such incidents.

Journalists charged with defaming Thailand`s Navy

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 15:10

Thai authorities have charged two journalists with defaming Thailand`s navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.

Vice Admiral Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:49

Admiral RK Dhowan, a navigation and direction specialist, was Thursday named the new chief of the Indian Navy.

Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan likely to take over as next Navy Chief

Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan likely to take over as next Navy Chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:39

Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan is most likely to be the next chief of the Indian Navy with reports on Wednesday suggesting that the Defence Ministry has recommended his name to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the coveted post.

Fire aboard US missile cruiser, no one hurt

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 01:25

A fire broke out aboard a US Navy guided missile destroyer as it was crossing the Atlantic, but no one was injured in the blaze, the Pentagon said today.

Royal Navy chief warns on Scottish independence

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 18:16

The head of the Royal Navy says that Scottish independence would weaken Britain`s sea forces.

US sends Navy destroyer to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:39

The US Navy destroyer -- USS Donald Cook -- the second American military ship to be deployed in the Black Sea amid the Ukraine crisis, is scheduled to arrive in the designated waters Thursday, a Pentagon spokesman has said.

Decommissioned INS Vikrant sold for Rs 60 crore

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 00:45

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.

US will cut Air Force nuke missile force by 50

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:32

The Obama administration says the number of launch-ready Air Force land-based nuclear missiles will shrink to 400, the lowest total since the early 1960s, as part of a plan for complying with a US-Russia arms treaty.

Australian Navy sailors sacked over anti-Islamic remarks

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 19:23

Several Australian Navy sailors have been sacked or ordered to justify their jobs after allegedly posting `anti-Islamic` comments on social media.

Navy rescues family with sick baby from sailboat

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 05:41

US sailors rescued a family with an ill 1-year-old baby from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast, boarding them on Sunday onto a San Diego-bound Navy ship so the girl could get medical treatment.

Fire breaks out onboard INS Matanga, no casualty

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 19:56

A fire broke out on Sunday onboard naval ship Matanga which was undergoing repairs at the dockyard here but no casualty was reported in the incident.