Navy

Indian Navy may soon get 111 helicopters to replace aging Chetak fleet

Indian Navy may soon get 111 helicopters to replace aging Chetak fleet

Under a project, 16 helicopters will be in flyaway condition while 95 will be made by an Indian manufacturer.

Oct 31, 2017, 20:46 PM IST
INS Vikrant: Navy Chief reviews construction of India's indigenous aircraft carrier

INS Vikrant: Navy Chief reviews construction of India's indigenous aircraft carrier

Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday reviewed the construction of the country's first indigenous aircraft carrier - Vikrant, at the Cochin Shipyard. The Navy expects the 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier to be fully operational by 2019.

Oct 12, 2017, 21:00 PM IST
Indian Navy discharges sailor who underwent sex change to become woman

Indian Navy discharges sailor who underwent sex change to become woman

The Navy has discharged the services a sailor who underwent gender reassignment surgery to become a woman.

Oct 10, 2017, 08:54 AM IST
Navy discharges sailor who underwent sex-change, cites 'altered gender status' as reason

Navy discharges sailor who underwent sex-change, cites 'altered gender status' as reason

The Indian Navy has discharged a sailor who underwent a sex-change operation.

Oct 09, 2017, 22:28 PM IST

Iran says it warned off US ship, Navy denies it

The Navy says another boat much closer offered assistance, with that vessel communicating with Iranian naval forces.

Sep 10, 2017, 20:33 PM IST

Helicopters, divers on standby after Mumbai rains: Navy

Naval helicopters have been kept on standby to meet any eventuality after heavy rains battered Mumbai and its adjoining areas, the Navy said on Tuesday.

Aug 29, 2017, 19:59 PM IST
US navy recovers remains of all sailors missing after USS McCain collision

US navy recovers remains of all sailors missing after USS McCain collision

"The US navy and marine corps divers have now recovered the remains of all 10 USS John S McCain sailors," the Seventh Fleet said in a statement on its website.

Aug 28, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
US Navy recovers second body in search for sailors missing after collision

US Navy recovers second body in search for sailors missing after collision

"More divers and equipment arrived overnight to continue search and recovery operations for eight missing sailors inside flooded compartments of the ship," the US Seventh Fleet said in statement on its website.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
US Navy identifies 1 dead, 9 missing sailors

US Navy identifies 1 dead, 9 missing sailors

The deceased sailor was identified as electronics technician Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, from New Jersey. 

Aug 24, 2017, 20:36 PM IST
US divers search for 10 missing sailors in hull of damaged destroyer

US divers search for 10 missing sailors in hull of damaged destroyer

The collision — the fourth major accident in the US Pacific fleet this year — prompted a fleet-wide investigation and plans for temporary halts in operations.

Aug 22, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

Surgical strike proved India's strength: PM Narendra Modi

The surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in Pakistani territory proved to the world India`s strength, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

Aug 15, 2017, 09:05 AM IST
US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat

The USS Thunderbolt was accompanied by the USS Vella Gulf, which is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, and two other US coast guard vessels at the time.

Jul 26, 2017, 08:30 AM IST

CAG slams Navy for delay in ASW corvettes project

In a report tabled in Parliament, the federal auditor said two of the four warships were delivered to the Navy were not fitted with required weapons and sensor systems due to which they could not perform to full potential as envisaged.

Jul 21, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

Will be decisive towards armed services' needs, Jaitley tells top chiefs

As the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops continues along the Sikkim border, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday assured top armed forces commanders that the government will be decisive in its approach towards issues relating to the services.

Jul 11, 2017, 00:41 AM IST

Joint US-Qatar navy exercise wraps up

Among the tests carried out were air defense and surface missile simulation drills, according to a senior Qatari naval officer.

Jun 16, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near Pyongyang

The 1,092-foot Reagan carries a crew of 4,539 and is equipped with roughly 60 aircraft and costs about $8.5 billion.

May 19, 2017, 13:42 PM IST
Defence personnel to get enhanced pay from May

Defence personnel to get enhanced pay from May

As per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission from the current month the Army, Navy and Indian Air Force personnel are all set to get enhanced pay from May.

May 09, 2017, 00:38 AM IST

Forces conduct major exercise to test combat readiness

The Navy has carried out a mega exercise which saw participation of its strategic assets including nuclear-powered submarine and aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, besides Su-30 and Jaguar fighter jets of IAF.

Feb 26, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

Donald Trump policies may make Indo-Pacific unstable: Ex-Navy chief

Advocating a nuanced approach towards China, former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash today said a possible radical shift in US policies under the Trump administration could trigger instability in the Indo-Pacific and asked New Delhi to seek multi-lateral partnerships within the strategic region.

Feb 15, 2017, 20:10 PM IST

Navy downplays concerns of international naval exercise by Pakistan

The navy today downplayed apprehensions over an international naval exercise being organised by Pakistan in the Arabian Sea this week, terming it as a "normal maritime activity" every nation was entitled to.

Feb 09, 2017, 16:45 PM IST