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INS Nireekshak rescued fishermen stranded off the coast of Kochi

The INS Nireekshak was recently involved in the rescue of 10 fishermen who were stranded off the coast of Kochi. INS Nireekshak INS Nireekshak is a vessel of the Southern Naval Command which is based in Kochi, Kerala. It is a diving support vessel that was commissioned in 1989. It was initially used for ONGC’s ..

Underwater Drones

The Indian Navy was put on high alert in light of several Chinese underwater drones detected in the Indian Ocean Region. The Issue Apart from deploying oceanic research vessels and hydrographic survey ships in the Indian Ocean Region, China has now taken to deploying underwater drones in the region. While such gliders are used for ..

SC orders government to grant permanent commission to female officers in Indian Navy

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud pronounced the landmark judgment, which ordered the government to grant permanent commission to female officers in Indian Navy. After Indian Army, the female officers of Indian Navy are also to be granted permanent commission, which will let them serve for 14 years against the Short Service Commission (SSC), ..

Defence purchases from USA

India’s decision to buy American helicopters: MH-60 Romeo Seahawk, AH-64E Apache is being called the biggest takeaway from Trump’s visit to India. What can MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopter be used for? The MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters are to be procured for the Indian Navy. It is used to track and hunt ships. It is an ..

India and US sign $3 billion military helicopter deal

During the Indian visit of the US President Donald Trump, India and the US signed a $3 billion military helicopter deal. It includes the deal for 24 MH-60 Sikorsky Romeo multi-role helicopters and 6 Apache attack choppers. The Romeo Seahawk helicopters, which are to be deployed in Indian Navy, have state-of-the-art combat systems. The Apache ..

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd delivers INS Kavaratti to Indian Navy

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), a defence PSU based at Kolkata has recently delivered an anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette named ‘INS Kavaratti’ to the Indian Navy. This is the fourth and the last of the ASWC series built by the PSU GRSE, under Project 28 class. The other three warships earlier delivered were- ..

INS Jamuna to conduct hydrographic surveys in Sri Lanka

Hydrographic Survey Ship, INS Jamuna of Indian Navy is set to conduct detailed hydrographic surveys in Sri Lanka for next two months. The ship has arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka in this regard. Several shore-based survey activities are also set to be carried out over the deployment period of 2 months. The personnel of Sri ..

‘Matla Abhiyaan’ held in Kolkata

The Indian Navy has conducted a five-day-long coastal security exercise called ‘Matla Abhiyaan’ at Kolkata, which started on 29 January. The exercise is named after the Matla river, which flows around the Sundarbans. The exercise aims at interacting with coastal communities to spread awareness on coastal security. During the exercise, the naval personnel interacted with ..