2nd Scorpene-class submarine 'Khanderi' to be commissioned on September 28
He said with the commissioning of 'Khanderi' and launch of 'Nilgiri', the combat potential of Navy will "go up many fold".
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Recognizing this gap, on May 16, 2020, in an unprecedented move to spur the post COVID...
China on mind, India set to hand over sub to Myanmar
The impending transfer of the INS Sindhuvir is part of India’s continuing policy to coun...
Taking it to next level, India readies submarine for Myanmar
The INS Sindhuvir will be used by the Myanmar Navy which is looking at acquiring its own submarine fleet in the coming years for training purposes.
Navy alert on China’s designs on Andamans
The archipelago, nearly 700 nautical miles from the mainland, remains at risk from People’s Liberation Army Navy. A Navy official said that China has already launched artificial islands and floating landmasses that are actually military bases.
Navy requests government for additional funds, cuts 200-ship requirement
The navy has reworked its plan of having 200 warships by 2027, in view of its fund crunch. Navy Chief Admiral said that the navy’s share of the defence budget has decreased to 13 percent this financial year from 18 percent in 2012. Another senior official said that the navy has approached all forums of the government for getting additional funds.
Navy may offer Sea Harrier fighter jet for aircraft museum in Kolkata
The West Bengal govt is setting up a museum featuring the 'Albatross' and it is likely to be thrown open to the public by mid-2020, Commodore Suprobho De said. "A TU-142 aircraft has been handed over by the Navy to M/S Taneja Aerospace on November 15 for dismantling, transportation and reassembly towards setting up a TU museum at Kolkata," he said.
Fire damages submarine at Mumbai yard
INS Sindhukesari’s critical components being checked, had come back after refit in Russia.
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One of the most frightening is nuclear war. Unfortunately, the risk of that happening keeps rising.
No major ‘Make in India’ defence project has taken off in 6 yrs
None of the major ‘Make in India’ projects in the defence arena, ranging from new-generation stealth submarines, minesweepers and light utility helicopters to infantry combat vehicles, transport aircraft and fighter jets, have actually taken off in the last six years. The long-pending projects are either stuck or still meandering.
South China Sea: Beijing has a major natural advantage in the geopolitical power game
South China Sea has been a bargaining chip in China's pocket since the beginning of its rise in the global order.
View: India must create ‘major power’ military and diplomatic options to take on Chinese aggression
China's strategy since 1962 has been to keep India confined and embittered by conflicts in its neighbourhood.
China, Pakistan to hold joint naval drills in Arabian Sea next year
Based on the annual exchange programme of Pakistan and Chinese armed forces, the two countries will conduct joint maritime exercises in Pakistan in 2020, spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Defence Col Ren Guoqiang told a media briefing here. The Chinese side will send destroyers, frigates, five ships and submarine rescue ships to the exercise.
No concrete evidence emerged with respect to IAF AN-32 that went missing in 2016: Government
In a written reply to a query in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said, "A massive search operation -- 'Op Talash' -- was launched for search of the missing aircraft." "However, no concrete evidence with respect to missing IAF AN-32 had emerged." The Russian-origin plane with 29 people on board had gone missing in June, 2016.
India, China increased nuclear weapons since last year: SIPRI
China & Pakistan have more nuclear warheads as compared to India, according to the SIPRI Yearbook 2020. India has 150 nuclear warheads, while China and Pakistan have 320 and 160. The figures are until January. Last year, India had 130-140 warheads, while China had 290 and Pakistan 150-160.