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Arun Jaitley stated that, “ever since the NDA Government has assumed office in 2014, lot of emphasis has been given to modernising and enhancing the operational capability of the Defence Forces.
At a time when China is increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean region, India has not been able to finalise the procurement of much required amphibious aircrafts
In recent months China has been making the world aware of its breakthrough in defence technology. After making the world known about EMALs, this time it is rail gun for its Navy.
The growing prowess of the third leg of India’s nuclear triad may be slow to take-off and emerge as a potent force, yet it already has all essentials to employ deterrence in the region
The third of the Scorpene class submarine ‘Karanj’ was launched on January 31 by Reena Lanba, wife of the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) and President Navy Wives Welfare Association at the Mumbai based, public sector naval shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL).
Following the trend of acquiring amphibious ships which can double up as helicopter carriers, Turkey has initiated the construction of its first helicopter dock TCG Anadolu
Latest Flag appointments in Indian Navy
India, on January 19, was formally inducted as the 43rd member of the Australia Group (AG), a voluntary group of countries working to stop the spread of chemical and biological weapons.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 15, made a call to the Israeli defence firms to get into partnership with Indian firms to make defence product here.
The third of the eight Mark IV LCU vessels ‘L53’, built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata...
Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sujay’, the sixth in the series of six 105 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) was commissioned by Director General Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh at Goa.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the procurement of P-8I Training Solution for the Navy at a cost of 1,949.32 crore (about $0.304 billion).
The Eastern Naval Command Operational Readiness Exercise (ENCORE), Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise concluded on the Eastern Seaboard on February 7, 2018.
The 32,640-crore (about$ 5.1 billion) programme for 12 MCMVs was to be built at the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) with the collaboration of Busan-based yard...
Russian Helicopters intends to participate in the tender for the supply of 111 shipborne Ka-226T helicopters for the Indian Navy.
It is reported that Principal Director Naval Design, has said that India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier will be ready for induction by 2020...
It has been reported in the media that he Indian Navy has formally started discussions with Boeing Defense and Dassault Aviation for the acquisition of 57 multirole fighters...
Military sources have revealed that construction on China’s third aircraft carrier, CV-18, commenced in a Shanghai shipyard last year...
Xinhua News Agency has reported that China’s independently-developed underwater glider, Haiyi, which means ‘sea wings’ in Chinese...
2017 has been a good year for the Navy with active participation in foreign exhibitions like IDEX/ NAVDEX 17 at UAE and Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA)-2017. There have been overseas deployment both by the Western and the Eastern Fleets.