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  • Indian Navy inducts landing craft utility ship in Port Blair Mar 18, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Indian Navy inducts landing craft utility ship in Port Blair

    The LCU Mk-IV ships are amphibious vessels with a designated primary role of transporting main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore.

  • Indian Navy commissions third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj Mar 10, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    Indian Navy commissions third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj

    INS Karanj can guard strategic sea points, gather intelligence, lay mines and engage in anti-sub warfare.

  • International Women's Day 2021: Indian Navy deploys lady officers on its warships after 23 years Mar 08, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    International Women's Day 2021: Indian Navy deploys lady officers on its warships after 23 years

    Earlier in 1998, lady officers were allowed on the Indian Navy warships. However, due to certain logistical and other issues the decision was reversed. For few years, the Indian Navy has been working on building separate cabins and toilets for women officers on its warships to prepare the vessels for lady officers.

  • DAC approves capital acquisition proposals of three armed forces worth Rs 13,700 crore Feb 23, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    DAC approves capital acquisition proposals of three armed forces worth Rs 13,700 crore

    The DAC also approved that all capital acquisition contracts (delegated and non-delegated) other than D&D cases shall be concluded in two years.

  • Indian Navy gets third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj, to be commissioned in March Feb 16, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    Indian Navy gets third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj, to be commissioned in March

    The submarine, which is docked in Mumbai’s Mazagaon, was launched in 2018 for sea trials.

  • Supreme Court orders status quo on INS Viraat's dismantling Feb 10, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Supreme Court orders status quo on INS Viraat's dismantling

    The Supreme Court's order came on a petition by a firm that offered to buy INS Viraat, which was in service with the Indian Navy for 29 years before being decommissioned in March 2017, for Rs 100 crore and convert it into a museum.

  • Indian Navy to hold mega coastal defence exercise covering over 7,500 kms of coastline Jan 11, 2021 09:35 PM IST

    Indian Navy to hold mega coastal defence exercise covering over 7,500 kms of coastline

    The exercise is taking place at a time when India and China are locked in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh.

  • GRSE-built stealth frigate 'Himgiri' launched in Kolkata Dec 14, 2020 07:16 PM IST

    GRSE-built stealth frigate 'Himgiri' launched in Kolkata

    Rawat also said that the stealth frigate 'Himgiri', built by the PSU, will provide a major boost to Indian Navy's defence preparedness.

  • Indian Navy to procure more submarines and other assets to boost combat prowess: Naval Chief Karambir Singh Dec 03, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    Indian Navy to procure more submarines and other assets to boost combat prowess: Naval Chief Karambir Singh

    Addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day, Singh said the Navy has put in place a standard operating procedure in the event of any infringement of its maritime domain in the Indian Ocean region by China.

  • Exercise MALABAR 2020 | Navies of India, Australia, US and Japan take part in the second phase of Malabar naval exercise Nov 17, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    Exercise MALABAR 2020 | Navies of India, Australia, US and Japan take part in the second phase of Malabar naval exercise

    Phase 2 of Exercise MALABAR 2020 will witness joint operations, centered around the Vikramaditya Carrier Battle Group of the Indian Navy and Nimitz Carrier Strike Group of the US Navy.

  • First phase of Malabar exercise to take place from November 3-6 in Bay of Bengal Oct 30, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    First phase of Malabar exercise to take place from November 3-6 in Bay of Bengal

    The officials said the first phase of the drill would witness complex and advanced naval exercises, including surface, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare operations, besides cross-deck flying, seamanship evolutions and weapon firing exercises.

  • SC gives time till December 31 to Centre for granting permanent commission to women officers in Navy Oct 29, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    SC gives time till December 31 to Centre for granting permanent commission to women officers in Navy

    The Centre moved the application in June for extending the deadline by six months citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Indigenously-built stealth corvette INS Kavaratti commissioned into Indian Navy Oct 22, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Indigenously-built stealth corvette INS Kavaratti commissioned into Indian Navy

    In addition to its anti-submarine warfare capability, the ship also has a credible self-defence capability and good endurance for long-range deployments.

  • In a first, 2 women officers get posted on frontline Indian Navy warships Sep 21, 2020 04:12 PM IST

    In a first, 2 women officers get posted on frontline Indian Navy warships

    Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh have been deployed as “Observers” onboard the warships, becoming the first women air combatants to be posted on frontline warships.

  • INDRA NAVY 2020 | India-Russia biennial naval exercises begin in Bay of Bengal Sep 04, 2020 05:44 PM IST

    INDRA NAVY 2020 | India-Russia biennial naval exercises begin in Bay of Bengal

    For the INDRA NAVY 2020 exercise, the Indian Navy has deployed Ranvijay, a guided-missile destroyer, and Sahyadri, the indigenous frigate, along with fleet tanker Shakti and integral choppers

  • Indian Navy to hold mega exercise with Russia in Bay of Bengal on September 4-5 Sep 01, 2020 07:42 PM IST

    Indian Navy to hold mega exercise with Russia in Bay of Bengal on September 4-5

    The exercise is taking place at a time when India is engaged in a bitter border row with China in eastern Ladakh.

  • Disregarding Chinese objection, Indian Navy stealthily deploys warship in South China Sea Aug 30, 2020 10:57 PM IST

    Disregarding Chinese objection, Indian Navy stealthily deploys warship in South China Sea

    The Chinese have been objecting to the presence of the Indian Navy ships in the South China Sea, where it has significantly expanded its fleet since 2009 by building artificial islands and increasing military presence

  • India to start bidding process by October to procure 6 submarines costing Rs 55,000 crore Aug 30, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    India to start bidding process by October to procure 6 submarines costing Rs 55,000 crore

    The defence ministry has already shortlisted two Indian shipyards and five foreign defence majors for the project, being billed as one of biggest "Make in India" ventures.

  • Indian Navy's clear message to Beijing following escalation of border tension 'registered' by China: Sources Jul 28, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    Indian Navy's clear message to Beijing following escalation of border tension 'registered' by China: Sources

    The Indian Navy deployed a range of its frontline warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to send a clear message to China when the border tension escalated manifold in the wake of the Galwan Valley clashes on June 15.

  • Amid border row with China, Navy's P-8Is deployed in Ladakh; MiG-29K jets likely to move to air bases in North Jul 21, 2020 09:18 PM IST

    Amid border row with China, Navy's P-8Is deployed in Ladakh; MiG-29K jets likely to move to air bases in North

    The maritime fighter jets will complement the Indian Air Force's(IAF) efforts to significantly boost deep strikes and air dominance capabilities, they said

  • Indian Navy carries out military drill with US carrier strike group off Andaman sea Jul 20, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    Indian Navy carries out military drill with US carrier strike group off Andaman sea

    The USS Nimitz is the world's largest warship and the exercise between the two navies assumed significance as it took place in the midst of China's renewed military assertiveness in eastern Ladakh as well as in South China Sea.

  • Govt approves purchase of MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI fighter jets, missile systems, weapons worth Rs 38,900 crore Jul 02, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Govt approves purchase of MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI fighter jets, missile systems, weapons worth Rs 38,900 crore

    The decisions were taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • INS Shardul commences evacuation of Indians from Iran to Porbandar Jun 08, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    INS Shardul commences evacuation of Indians from Iran to Porbandar

    COVID-related social distancing norms have been catered on board INS Shardul and the ship has been especially provisioned for the evacuation operation, including embarkation of additional medical staff, rations, personal protective equipment, masks, lifesaving gear, the Navy said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Ship from Maldives with 588 Indians to arrive in Kochi on May 17 May 16, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Ship from Maldives with 588 Indians to arrive in Kochi on May 17

    In its Phase 2 of Operation Samudra Setu, INS Jalashwa left Male for Kochi with 588 Indian citizens including 70 women, 21 children and 497 on board on Saturday morning, a Defence source said here.

  • Coronavirus crisis | India sends INS Kesari with essentials to Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles May 10, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus crisis | India sends INS Kesari with essentials to Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles

    INS Kesari will deliver consignments of coronavirus-related essential medicines to Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles and about 600 tonnes of food items to the Maldives.

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