INS Vikramaditya: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Indo-French joint naval exercise ‘Varuna 19.1’ started in Goa

The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise – Varuna 19.1 – has started off the Goa coast from 1 to 10 May 2019. The exercise will see the participation of the French Navy’s aircraft carrier FNS Charles de Gaulle, two destroyers, FNS Forbin and FNS Provence, the frigate FNS Latouche-Treville, the tanker FNS ..

Exercise Varuna 2019 to be conducted between India and France

India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise ‘Varuna-2019’ off Goa coast and Karwar with an objective of expanding their strategic partnership in the Indian Ocean region (IOR). The exercise will be conducted early May 2019 and will witness the participation of aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and fighters. India will deploy its aircraft ..

TROPEX war exercise to be conducted by Indian Navy

The Indian Navy will conduct its flagship Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX), from January end till early March 2019. This will provide an opportunity to test the combat capability of the Indian Coast Guards (ICG), Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy, and strengthened inter-operability and joint operations in complex conflict ..

INS Vikramaditya India’s only aircraft carrier to have marine hydraulic system

For the first time, India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will be fitted with marine hydraulic systems “GS-1MF and GS-3” to boost the air operations of the ship. The systems would be fitted by Russia’s Rostec State Corporation through its subsidiary “Technodinamika” by May 2019. The upgradation and sea trials of the ship will be ..

MiG-29KUB performs first landing on INS Vikramaditya

MiG-29KUB, a Russian-built fighter jet made the first landing on the INS Vikramaditya during sea trials. INS Vikramaditya It is the rechristened name of former Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, which has been procured by India. The ship is a modified Kiev class aircraft carrier built in 1978–1982. Russia sold the carrier to India after ..

Russia to give 5 MiG-29K fighters to India

The India-Russia 2004 contract of 16 MiG-29K/ KUB carrier-based fighters to the Indian Navy is going to be completed by the end of this year. The contract, a part of USD 1.5 billion Gorshkov aircraft carrier deal inked in January 2004, provides for the deliveries of 12 single seat MiG-29Ks and four twoseat MiG-29KUBs for ..

Admiral Vladimir S Vysotskiy Visits India

  Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky is the commander in chief of the Russian Navy. He recently visited India on the invitation of Admiral Nirmal Verma. There was a discussion on issues of common interest ranging from maritime environment in the IOR, operational Philosophies of the two navies, ongoing projects of the Indian Navy and mutual training ..