Navy aiming at 200-ship fleet by 2027: Report

The Indian Navy is aiming to have a 200-ship fleet by 2027 as per a maritime capability perspective plan in order to guard interests and assets of the nation in waters around them, a top Naval officer said today.

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter visits Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter visits Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam

On his first visit to India since assuming the role of US Secretary of Defence Dr Ashton Carter on Tuesday arrived in Visakhapatnam.

Vietnam wants PM Modi to raise maritime security issue with China

Vietnam has accused China of carrying out activities violating its sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea and hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi would raise the issue of maritime security with China during his upcoming talks with the Chinese leadership.

Vietnam wants Modi to raise maritime security issue with China

 Vietnam has accused China of carrying out activities violating its sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea and hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi would raise the issue of maritime security with China during his upcoming talks with the Chinese leadership.

Navy to commission new base in Gujarat next month

The Navy has decided to ramp up its presence in Gujarat and will commission its new base INS Sardar Patel next month in the coastal town of Porbandar to enhance maritime security.

China vows to deepen maritime security ties with Pakistan

 China today pledged to deepen anti-terrorism, maritime security and military technology cooperation with Pakistan to further strengthen their all weather strategic ties.

India committed to maritime security: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said India was committed to maritime security, freedom of navigation, unimpeded lawful commerce and peaceful settlement of disputes in the Indian Ocean region.

India underlines need for enhanced cooperation with ASEAN

Amid territorial dispute in South China Sea, India on Thursday underlined the need for enhanced India- ASEAN cooperation for maritime security, freedom of navigation and peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with the international law.

India-Seychelles engage on cooperation in maritime security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his visit to Victoria, has begun discussions with Seychelles President James Michel for India and the island nation to engage in maritime security, with a focus on greater cooperation with respect to anti-piracy measures.

Japan wants closer maritime security cooperation with India

Japan on Saturday pitched for stronger maritime security cooperation with India, saying both nations should "proactively" assume responsibilities to ensure "open and stable seas" in the region, comments seen as an effort to contain China's growing assertiveness in South China Sea.

American delegation in Delhi to talk defence

Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit here next month, an American delegation arrived on Monday for talks on defence technology transfer and joint production.

Six years afer 26/11 - maritime security stronger

Improved co-ordination of some 15 national and state security agencies as well as continuous coastal surveillance have led to a much stronger maritime security, authorities said Wednesday, a day on which six years ago the Mumbai terror attack took place.

India in talks with 24 countries to boost maritime security

With an eye on beefing up maritime security, India is negotiating a deal with 24 countries for exchange of neutral merchant shipping data as it rolls out a national hub to tackle all aspects of coastal security to prevent another 26/11-like attack.

Maritime security: IMAC to be commissioned on Sunday

The government is all set to commission the Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) that will act as the central hub for information on maritime domain awareness around India.

India, US officials meet to discuss maritime security, trade

Top diplomats and military leaders from India and the United States are meeting here to discuss maritime security and regional trade as part of their East Asia consultations, a US official has said.

India, Lanka discuss fishermen, maritime security trilateral

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday held extensive talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart G L Peiris on key bilateral issues including fishermen, India-assisted developmental project in Northern Province and prospects for enhanced economic cooperation.

ICGS Rajdoot commissioned

Indian Coast Guard Ship `Rajdoot` designed to increase capability of operations to further maritime and coastal security on western seaboard was commissioned.

India, Japan hold first maritime affairs dialogue

Maritime security including non- traditional threats and cooperation in shipping were among key issues discussed during the first India-Japan Maritime Affairs Dialogue held here.

Govt trains coastal villagers on security

Government has started a special training programme for fishermen and coastal villagers to monitor movement of ships and fishing boats.

National Automatic Identification System launched

Seventy-four base AIS stations have been installed in lighthouses with six regional control and two coastal Control centres, besides one national data centre.