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India’s Navy Day

December 4th is observed as the Navy Day of India. The Indian Navy is the marine arm of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy. The Navy organises a Beating Retreat ceremony on the eve of the Navy Day at the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The ..

Samudra Lakshmana Naval Excercise

India and Malaysia conducted a joint naval military exercise ‘Samudra Laksamana’ to test inter-operability of their navies in South East Asia and Western Pacific regions. Samudra Lakshmana Samudra Laksamana was the sea phase of the exercise. The harbour phase of the exercise will be held in coming days and it will involve official calls, social ..

Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) Vigraha decommissioned at Visakhapatnam

After 29 glorious years of service from 1990 to 2019, the Indian Coast Guard ship (ICGS) Vigraha has recently decommissioned at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on May 16. During the 29 years of service, the ship has participated in major coast guard operations involving search and rescue, anti-poaching, pollution response, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, repatriation ..

Frontline missile destroyer of Indian Navy ‘INS Ranjit’ recently decommissioned

Frontline missile destroyer of the Indian Navy ‘INS Ranjit’ has recently decommissioned at a solemn ceremony at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam, after serving the Indian navy for 36 years. INS Ranjit is the third of the five Kashin-class destroyers built by the erstwhile USSR and was commissioned on September 15 1983 by Captain Vishnu ..

INS Vela is launched under Indian Navy’s Project-75

The fourth of Indian Navy’s stealth Scorpene class Submarines of Project 75, INS Vela has recently launched for trials at the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai. The submarines are being built at Mazagon Dock Limited, with the main collaborator being M/s Naval group, France. The INS Vela is the ..

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 ..

Defence Ministry awarded GRSE Rs.6,311 crore project to build 8 ASWSWC

Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract of worth Rs.6,311 crore to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) to build eight anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft (ASWSWC) for the Indian Navy. The first ship is to be delivered within 42 months from the date of signing of the contract and subsequently, two ships are required ..

INS Kolkata and INS Shakti arrived to participate in ADMM-PLUS

Indian Navy’s 2 warships, INS Kolkata and INS Shakti had gone to Qingdao in China to participate in the International Fleet Review, which is an international maritime parade organised off the coast of China. It is celebrated to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Navy. The 2 warships, INS Kolkata and ..