Indigenous aircraft carrier to be ready by 2018: Navy chief

Indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant would be ready by 2018, Navy chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan said on Thursday.

Rape complaint filed against Naval officer

The Indian Navy is probing a rape complaint filed against one of its senior officers.

Nuclear submarine trials going 'very well', says Navy Chief

Sea trials of the first indigenous nuclear-powered submarine, INS Arihant, are going "very well" and the progress in this regard has been satisfactory, Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan said on Thursday.

UK Navy Chief to hold talks with defence officials

British Navy Chief will hold talks with top defence officials on enhancement of training exchanges and visit various naval installations during his four-day trip to the country.

Navy Chief leaves on 4-day visit to Mauritius

Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Monday left on a four-day visit to Mauritius to consolidate the ties and to explore new avenues of defence cooperation.

Navy Chief, Coast Guard DG meet days after terror boat incident

Indian Navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan will on Wednesday meet Coast Guard Director General Vice-Admiral Anurag Thapliyal.

Stringent security in place on Indian coastline, says Navy Chief

Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan, on Saturday said stringent security measures are in place across the nation's coastline.

Military drill to showcase regional security: Iran Navy chief

Major military exercises underway in international waters to the south of Iran are to show the world that the region was safe and secure, Iran’s navy chief said Monday.

Naval chief Admiral RK Dhowan to visit Kenya

Naval chief Admiral R K Dhowan will leave on a five-day visit to Kenya to progress and consolidate defence relations with the Indian Ocean Region country.

Cyclone Hudhud: Naval diving, relief teams deployed under operation 'Lehar'

Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan said here on Tuesday that naval diving and relief teams have been deployed under operation 'Lehar' in various districts of cyclone battered Andhra Pradesh.

Monitoring Chinese activity in Indian Ocean: Navy Chief

Against the backdrop of incursions in Ladakh, Navy Thursday said it was continuously monitoring the activity of the Chinese Navy in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

Navy relaxes rules for promotion of officers to Captain rank

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

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

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 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

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.

Govt `laid back` about appointing Navy Chief: BJP

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

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

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.

Defence Ministry initiates process to find new Navy Chief

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.