Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Wednesday warned of increasing threat of maritime terrorism and described the recent attack by militants to hijack a Pakistani frigate in Karachi as a "very very serious situation".
Two warships of the Republic of Korea Navy would call at Chennai port this month, as part of an initiative by the consulate of that country here to strengthen ties with the Korean community living in the city.
Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese submarine and a warship to dock at its port in the capital Colombo, officials said on Sunday, despite concerns raised by India about China's warming relations with the Indian Ocean island nation.
Wife of a Naval sailor belonging to the Eastern Naval Command, who had raised allegations of financial irregularities against his senior officers, today alleged her husband was being illegally kept in a hospital here and efforts were being made to establish that he was suffering from mental illness.
Naval chief Admiral R K Dhowan, who took over after a series of mishaps, has directed the force to monitor with "due earnestness" the readiness levels of Navy's frontline fighting units while stressing on ingenious repairs and responsive operational logistics.
In view of major ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops along the international border targeting forward Indian posts and its unprovoked shelling on several villages, the three service chiefs late Tuesday met Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.
A court here on Friday framed charges against businessman Abhishek Verma and others in the Naval War Room leak case and fixed Sep 8 for recording of statements of the prosecution witnesses in the case.