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Maritime security tops government agenda: Arun Jaitley

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 08:40

Maintaining that maritime security was government`s top priority, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today stressed the need for hastening delivery of ships to step up surveillance and secure the vast coastline. "I am aware of the challenges faced by the ship building industry in India.

Anil Chopra to take over as Western Naval Command chief today

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 07:01

Vice Admiral Anil Chopra will take over as commander-in-chief of the Western Naval Command.

Jaitley to visit aircraft carrier INS Viraat in Mumbai

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 17:00

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will visit aircraft carrier INS Viraat in Mumbai on Saturday and review the operational preparedness of the Western Naval Command, which witnessed two major submarine mishaps in the last one year.

Navy reviews Mumbai`s coastal security

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 22:37

The Western Naval Command on Friday conducted a review of the coastal security of Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra.

Vice Adm Sinha takes over as Western Naval Command Chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 20:31

Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha on Tuesday took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

Vice Admiral Joshi to head Navy`s sword arm

Last Updated: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10:50

Vice Admiral DK Joshi, who has commanded India`s lone aircraft carrier INS Viraat, has been named as the next commander-in-chief of the Navy`s sword arm -- the Mumbai-based Western Naval Command.

Seminar on maritime security to dwell on post-26/11 measures

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 11:13

Senior officials of Central, State governments and other maritime security agencies will be participating in a seminar on maritime security being organised to deliberate on future challenges post 26/11 attacks.

On 26/11 eve, Navy Chief to visit Western Naval Command

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 09:09

Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma is to visit the Western Naval Command here on Tuesday for an extensive review of the operational preparedness and related issues, according to an announcement here Monday.