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Navy relaxes rules for promotion of officers to Captain rank

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 23:27

The Navy has relaxed rules for promotion of officers to the rank of Captain by giving them a `one time dispensation` from the mandatory requirement of spending one year at sea, and the beneficiaries are likely to include a key aide of Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan.

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.

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

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.

Poll code does not apply to matters related to armed forces: EC

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 21:11

The Model Code of Conduct is not applicable to any matter relating "directly" to the armed forces, including promotion, recruitment or purchase, the Election Commission ruled on Saturday, days after Defence Minister A K Antony referred to it the appointment of new Navy Chief.

EC nod to government for appointment of new Navy chief

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 18:59

Defence Ministry has taken Election Commission`s approval for appointment of a new Navy chief after Admiral DK Joshi resigned on moral grounds after frequent mishaps in the force.

Govt `laid back` about appointing Navy Chief: BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 01:34

Expressing concern over Navy chief`s post lying vacant for a month, BJP attacked Congress & UPA government for "laid back" approach in filling up post and said it may compromise on national security.

Govt `laid back` about appointing Navy Chief: BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 01:34

Expressing concern over Navy chief`s post lying vacant for a month, BJP attacked Congress & UPA government for "laid back" approach in filling up post and said it may compromise on national security.

Another disaster hits Indian Navy; Commander dies in INS Kolkata mishap

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 16:00

Just weeks before Indian Navy`s most modern destroyer, INS Kolkata, was to be commissioned, the warship was hit by an accident at the Mazgaon Dockyard in Mumbai on Friday claiming the life of a Commander and hospitalisation of two dockyard employees.

Ukraine Navy chief switches allegiance to Crimea pro-Russia authorities

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 00:13

Ukraine`s navy chief announced on Sunday he had switched allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities of the flashpoint peninsula of Crimea.

Defence Ministry initiates process to find new Navy Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 23:18

Defence Ministry initiated the process find a new successor to former Navy Chief Admiral D K Joshi, who resigned following the spate of accidents involving naval warships in the last seven months.

Retd naval officers surprised over Navy Chief`s resignation

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 23:30

Retired senior officers today expressed surprise over the sudden decision of Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi to resign taking "moral responsibility" over the spate of mishaps involving naval warships in the last seven months.