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.

Admiral DK Joshi – An anti-submarine warfare specialist

Indian Navy chief Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, who resigned Wednesday, was a specialist in anti-submarine warfare.

Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigns over submarine accident

Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned on Wednesday in the wake of submarine accident, as per reports.

Our accident record `not all that bad`, says Navy Chief

Close on the heels of Defence Minister AK Antony pulling it up over the sinking of submarine INS Sindhrakshak, the Navy today said its record was "not all that bad" in terms of accidents when compared to other navies in the world.

Floating armouries risk 26/11-type attacks: Navy Chief DK Joshi

The Navy Chief’s comments come just a week after the nation observed the fifth anniversary of Mumbai attacks 2008.

Can`t confirm sabotage: Navy Chief on INS Sindhurakshak tragedy

Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi expressed fear that all crew members on board may have perished in the fire that engulfed INS Sindhurakshak.

Bangladesh appoints Farid Habib as new Navy chief

Bangladesh appointed Rear Admiral Farid Habib as the country`s new Chief of the Naval Staff.

Minor fire in Navy Chief`s office

A minor fire broke out in the office of Navy Chief Admiral D K Joshi this evening, fire brigade officials said.

Navy chief stresses on synergy to combat maritime threats

Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi underlined the "constant need for synergy and coordination" amongst different agencies and stakeholders to ensure India`s optimum security.

Ex-Navy chief`s brother moved out from Naval HQ

Days after the retirement of Admiral Nirmal Verma, his younger brother has been shifted out of a key posting in the Naval headquarters here.

`No evidence of any intentional transfer of files`

In the wake of reports about Chinese hackers allegedly penetrating Naval files, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral DK Joshi said there is so far no evidence of any `intentional` transfer of files to anybody.

Navy chief visiting Myanmar

Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma is
on a four-day visit to Myanmar to discuss ways to strengthen
bilateral ties.