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Jan 20, 2020, 06.19 AM IST



Vizag to host mega multilateral naval exercise MILAN in March 2020

The theme of the mega event -- Synergy Across the Seas -- would provide an excellent opportunity for operational commanders of friendly foreign navies to interact with each other, the Navy said. "The exercise is aimed to enhance professional interaction between friendly foreign navies and learn from each other's strengths and best practices in the maritime domain

Indian Navy cutting down on procurement due to Budget cuts

The rationalisation process has been initiated after consecutive budgets where pro...

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  • At the centre of the controversy is the Rs 45,000-cr submarine contest for the Navy—referred to as P 75I—that will see the winning Indian entity producing six submarines domestically with a foreign technology partner. The contract is being processed under the ‘strategic partnership model’.

    Defence ministry sources say the Navy is the first among the armed forces to finalise a rationalisation plan for its capital acquisition projects, which ranges from withdrawing some tenders or Request for Proposals (RFPs) to reducing numbers in other mega programmes.

    Congress spokespersons Randeep Surjewala and Jaiveer Shergill demanded that the prime minister and defence minister state that ‘fairness’ not ‘foul play’, ‘nationalism’ not ‘crony capitalism’ should be the yardsticks for deciding India’s prestigious submarine project.

    Iran launched missile strikes against two American military bases in Iraq in retaliation to the killing General Qassem Soleimani by the US in a drone strike. The Indian Navy said warships and aircraft were deployed to establish presence, provide a sense of reassurance to the Indian merchant men, monitor the ongoing situation and respond to any emergent crises.

    The ski-jump is the upwardly curved ramp on the deck of aircraft carriers designed to provide sufficient take-off lift for fighter jets. "The naval version of Tejas achieved another important milestone today by successfully undertaking the maiden ski-jump take-off from INS Vikramaditya," a Navy Spokesperson said.

    India's exclusive economic zone in the seas along its 7,500-kilometre coastline comprises over 2 million square kilometres, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar said. "With a target of becoming a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024, we are looking at over USD 250 billion coming from the maritime zone."

    Indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Aircraft (N) Mk1 has made a successful arrested landing on the India's biggest warship INS Vikramaditya on Saturday with Commodore Jaideep Maolankar did the maiden landing. This will now pave the way to develop and manufacture the twin engine deck based fighter for the Indian Navy, he said.

    Soleimani’s ‘termination’ was the second most important event in the tensed history of US-Iran confrontation in the past four decades, after the Iranian action of storming the US Embassy in Tehran in November 1979 and taking 52 US diplomats as hostages.

    "Currently, phase three of the construction of Vikrant is under progress, which involves setting to work of machinery and equipment, like power generation and propulsion machinery. The carrier is likely to be commissioned by early 2021," a source told PTI. This carrier is being built at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) in Kochi.

    "All social networking platforms including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other messengers from here on now will not be allowed at the naval bases and ships," said a senior Indian Navy officer. On December 20, Intelligence agencies busted an espionage racket linked to Pakistan with the arrest of seven Indian Navy personnel and a hawala operator.

    Indian Navy bans its personnel from using smartphones and all sorts of social media apps after 7 personnel were caught leaking sensitive inf...

    The Indian Navy had planned to build six nuclear attack submarines along with the Arihant Class SSBNs which are nuclear-powered submarines equipped with nuclear missiles. The nuclear attack submarines are also planned to be built indigenously in partnership with private sector industries.

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