Indian Navy: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Indian Navy Test Fires Anti-Ship Missile in Bay of Bengal

On October 30, 2020, Indian Navy test fired the Anti-Ship Missile from INS Kora in Bay of Bengal. The missile hit the destined target successfully. Key Highlights INS Kora was commissioned in 1998. It was designed by the Indian Navy under Project 25A. The ship is equipped with Kh-35 anti-ship missiles. There are three warships ..

Indian-origin Wavel Ramkalawan becomes the President of Seychelles

On October 25, 2020, India born Wavel Ramkalawan was elected as the President of Seychelles. This is the first time, the opposition candidate has won elections in Seychelles since 1977. Background Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It was a British colony till 1976. A year after its independence, in 1977 Mr Faure ..

INS Prabal sinks target with high accurate precision

On October 23, 2020, the Indian Navy released a video showing anti-missile ship INS Prabal launching a missile. The video clearly showed the high accuracy of the missile. The missile sunk a targeted ship. The ship was decommissioned long back. INS Prabal It is a Chamak-class missile boat of Indian Navy. It served in Indo-Pakistan ..

Indian Navy operationalises first Batch of Women Pilots

On October 22, 2020, the Indian Navy operationalised the first batch of women pilots on Dornier Aircraft at Kochi. This was done by the Southern Naval Command of Indian Navy. Highlights The three women pilots are Lieutenant Divya Sharma, Lieutenant Shivangi and Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop. They underwent training partly with the Indian Air Force and ..

Sagar Kavach Coastal Security Exercise and Matla Abhiyan Exercise held: Key Facts

The Indian Navy conducted a two-day coastal security exercise called “Sagar Kavach”. The exercise was conducted by Indian Navy along with Indian Coastal Guard. It is a half-yearly exercise to check coastal security mechanism and validate Standard Operating Procedure. Highlights Around 50 patrol crafts of the Coast Guard and 20 ships of the Indian Navy ..