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  • August 21, 2013
    Chinese UAV debuts at AUVSI

    As the global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) scene heats up, this year's Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) in Washington saw participation from India and China...

  • August 21, 2013
    Northrop Grumman nose arrays on Indian Navy's MK54 torpedoes

    The Indian Navy's brand new Raytheon MK54 light anti-submarine torpedoes—contracted last year, yet to be delivered—will sport Northrop Grumman...

  • August 21, 2013
    DRDO's Autonomous Underwater Vehicle in sea trials

    The indigenous autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) under development by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)...

  • August 19, 2013
    LR-SAM's big test this month

    The Indian Navy is waiting with baited breath for this system, and finally there could be good news. The Indo-Israeli long-range surface-to-air missile (LR-SAM) programme will take a big leap forward this month...

  • August 19, 2013
    Navy's Year of Indigenisation to end on a high

    With the theme 'Maritime security through self reliance' in 2013, the Indian Navy won't be acquitting itself badly this year. In fact, if the INS Sindhurakshak tragedy hadn't happened, this was likely a golden year for the service.

  • August 19, 2013
    Navy issues RFP for 9 MRMR aircraft

    Following approval from the Defence Acquisition Council in February this year, the Indian Navy has sent out a long anticipated request for proposal (RFP) to vendors across the world for nine medium-range maritime reconnaissance...

  • August 19, 2013
    Navy for 2 simulators for Scorpene personnel

    The Indian Navy has put out a requirement for two combat systems simulators for crew who will operate the Project 75 Scorpene attack submarines once deliveries begin in 2016. According to the Navy, "The envisaged combat system is intended to be a platform for training Scorpene submarine personnel...

  • August 19, 2013
    Sindhurakshak accident casts shadow on submarine force levels

    The disaster onboard INS Sindhurakshak (S-63) has ominous implications for the Indian Navy, which has been working against huge odds to keep its fleet...

  • August 19, 2013
    Vikramaditya trials successfully progressing

    After a series of unfortunate delays, the Indian Navy has expressed cautious optimism over the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier, currently in the middle of final sea trials in the White Sea.

  • August 19, 2013
    Defence Secretary leads team to Russia

    A delegation representing all three armed services and led by Defence Secretary R.K. Mathur will be on an official visit to Moscow, to review bilateral defence projects and speed up decisions.

  • August 19, 2013
    Arihant to sail out by November

    With its 83MW pressure water reactor going critical, India's first SSBN, the Arihant is all set for sea acceptance trials that will sea it stretch its legs at depths for the first time in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Visakhapatnam.

  • July 6, 2013
    Technology Perspective & Capability Roadmap 2013

    The Integrated Defence Staff has released an updated Technology Perspective & Capability Roadmap 2013, the second in two years...

  • July 6, 2013
    Indian Navy and Coast Guard's 15-year land warfare capability roadmap

    Lead time for naval platforms is by far the maximum among the three services, necessitating far greater foresight for asset accretion.

  • July 6, 2013
    India, China discuss joint exercise for October 2013

    India and China are in the process of finalising the modalities of their first military joint exercise since 2008 during the ongoing visit...

  • July 6, 2013
    Arihant heads for sea trials this year

    India's first nuclear submarine, the Arihant, will enter a phase of sea trials this year, the DRDO's new chief Dr Avinash Chander has said, expressing confidence that there would be no more delays in the landmark effort.

  • July 6, 2013
    India, Russia to discuss 2nd N-sub lease

    India and Russia are to shortly begin negotiations on the least of a second nuclear attack submarine for the Indian Navy. In April last year, the Navy welcomed the INS Chakra into service in Visakhapatnam...

  • July 6, 2013
    MBDA's futuristic artillery system, CVS302 HOPLITE unveiled

    Drawing a great degree of attention and interest at the Paris Air Show 2013 was MBDA's in-development CVS302 HOPLITE...

  • July 6, 2013
    Vikramaditya sets sail on final trials

    In what is hoped will be the beleaguered Vikramaditya aircraft carrier's final set of trials before it is handed to the Indian Navy, the much refurbished vessel, formerly Admiral Gorshkov, is now in the White Sea.

  • July 6, 2013
    India's BMD to work against 5,000 km range missiles too

    India's ballistic missile defence (BMD) system, a multi-layered missile system that is capable of intercepting enemy ballistic missiles...

  • July 6, 2013
    Agni IV and V to be inducted in two years

    In a first for India's strategic deterrent programme, the DRDO will be working hard to test, operationalise and induct the Agni-IV and Agni-V in to service within the next 24 months.

  • July 1, 2013
    INS Trikand stealth frigate commissioned

    With the commissioning of the INS Trikand stealth frigate, the follow-on Talwar class acquisition is complete. The Trikand was commissioned into the Navy in Kaliningrad, Russia by Vice Admiral R.K. Dhowan...

  • July 1, 2013
    Maiden all-women flight in Indian Coast Guard

    Women have nothing to prove in flight operations, and have always been supremely on par with their male counterparts, receiving as they do the same training and facilities.

  • June 13, 2013
    Indian Navy flotilla in Philippines

    As maritime tensions intensify between China and Philippines, four Indian warships are now on a goodwill visit to the latter nation in what is being interpreted as a subtle message to Beijing.

  • June 10, 2013
    India & Japan home in on US-2

    On May 29 in Tokyo, India and Japan decided to establish a Joint Working Group (JWG) to explore modality for the cooperation on the US-2 amphibian aircraft. The landmark agreement, which sees Japan for the first time agree...

  • June 10, 2013
    Indian Navy for bomb displosal robots

    The Indian Navy has announced interest in procuring four remotely-operated vehicles for explosive ordnance displosal purposes. Declaring its interest, the Navy has said it requires these EOD ROVs...

  • June 10, 2013
    Indian Navy for heavy torpedoes for new ASW ships

    The Indian Navy is in the market for new heavyweight torpedoes with "state-of-the-art technology, of calibre 534.4mm and length not exceeding 7,800mm...

  • May 20, 2013
    Project Nirdesh moves ahead

    The country's indigenous shipbuilding infrastructure and know-how will be consolidated soon, with the Nirdesh project moving swiftly ahead. Tenders have been floated for the masterplan and detailed project report for NIRDESH...

  • May 20, 2013
    Second Nirbhay missile test likely by November

    Following the partial success of the Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile on its March 12 debut test, the development team has managed to identify the glitch in the inertial naviation system (INS) that forced them to push the kill button...

  • May 18, 2013
    Seagull Squadron gets its first P-8I

    The Indian Navy has proudly welcomed its newest beast: a gleaming Boeing P-8I (unofficially designated Neptune, but yet to receive its official Indian name), the first of eight aircraft that will be the frontline of the Navy's eyes...

  • May 18, 2013
    Indian Navy for 5 new Fleet Support Ships

    In line with expanding responsibilities, a sharp increase in number of vessels over the next few years, and a larger mandate in the Indian Ocean Region, the Indian Navy has announced an effort to acquire five new fleet support...

  • May 15, 2013
    Breaking News:
    Indian Navy's first P-8I to land at Arakkonam today

    The Indian Navy's first P-8I, manned by an Indian Navy flight crew, lands in Arakkonam today. The first of eight Boeing Defense P-8Is that was delivered to the Indian Navy...

  • May 13, 2013
    Indian Navy MiG-29K Squadron commissioned

    Three years after they began arriving in the country, the Indian Navy's MiG-29K/KUB shipborne multi-role fighters finally have a home squadron: INAS 303 'Black Panthers' at INS Hansa, Dabolim.

  • May 12, 2013
    Breaking News:
    Mixed success: Nirbhay maiden test stars well, ends with abort

    The much anticipated maiden test of India's long-range cruise missile, Nirbhay...

  • May 6, 2013
    Mahindra-Telephonics pitches OceanEye radar for MRH

    The new Mahindra-Telephonics joint venture company is pitching the APS-143C(V)3 OceanEye maritime surveillance radar for the Indian Navy's Multirole Helicopter...

  • May 6, 2013
    LCA Navy may fly again by mid-year

    The LCA Navy, which has been on the ground for many months now since a short spate of just four flights starting in April last year, could take to the skies again later this year with major modifications underway...

  • May 5, 2013
    Breaking News:
    Nirbhay cruise missile to be tested on March 10?

    The secretive Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile could be tested for the first time on March 10 at the Integrated Test Range off Odisha's coast.