RECENT STORIES

  • August 13, 2020
    Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM, assumes charge as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO)

    Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM has assumed charge as Director General Naval Operations today, on August 13, 2020. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla and was commissioned in the Navy on July 1, 1985.

  • August 11, 2020
    Navantia and SAFT to develop leading-edge Lithium-Ion batteries for conventional submarines
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Navantia has awarded SAFT a contract to cooperate in a R&D project named “BALIT” for the development of latest-generation Lithium-ion batteries for submarines that are aimed to deliver 20% more energy density than last-decade Lithium-ion battery technologies.

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    August 10, 2020
    Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Digitally Inaugurates new SPS facility at Goa Shipyard Limited

    Kick starting the Atma Nirbhar Week activities in Defence PSUs, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated new state of the art Steel Preparation Shop facility at Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) through a digital inauguration ceremony...

  • August 9, 2020
    Statement attributable to Mr. Baba Kalyani, CMD, Bharat Forge

    The Kalyani Group welcomes announcement by the honorable Union Minister, Rajnath Singh. This strategic step will accelerate the Atmanirbhar Bharat narrative and bolster Indian defence equipment manufacturing industry.

  • August 7, 2020
    China-Pakistan Collusive Threat
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    News reports of July 22 cited Defence Minister Rajnath Singh having asked the Armed Forces to be prepared to respond at short notice as also build and sustain military capabilities to deter any adversary in the long run.

  • August 6, 2020
    Lockheed Martin Strengthen Ties with Defence and Aerospace Supply Chain with Suppliers Conference

    Lockheed Martin announced the culmination of the 7th edition of its annual Suppliers Conference on July 31, 2020 by reaffirming its continued commitment to and focus on Make in India.

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    August 6, 2020
    Defense Innovation Unit Contract goes to ThinKom

    ThinKom, Industry leading and commercially available phased-array antenna, to be evaluated as Enabling Technology for U.S. Navy Future Shipboard Satcom Requirements.

  • August 6, 2020
    SpearUAV Unveils Ninox – a Unique Encapsulated Drone System

    Immediately launched and intuitively operated, the encapsulated drone system provides an on-demand, on-the-move, instant drone intelligence capability for ground, air and naval forces

  • August 5, 2020
    Medical Evacuation by Southern Naval Command

    A medical evacuation was undertaken by Southern Naval Command (SNC) on August 5 using Helicopter from a merchant vessel off Kochi.

  • August 5, 2020
    ENC Band Live Performance for Corona Warriors

    As part of 74th Independence Day Celebrations, Eastern Naval Command organised a live performance of the Navy Band as a tribute to the Corona Warriors at Bojjana Konda heritage site in Sankaram Visakhapatnam on August 5, 2020.

  • July 29, 2020
    Lockheed Martin Suppliers’ Conference and Exhibition starts online
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Being organised by SIDM and CII for Lockheed Martin, the exhibition also plans to have virtual tours of the manufacturing/factory facilities of exhibitors at the Conference.

  • July 29, 2020
    Desperate Quad
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    An isolated China attempts fortifying alliances in frustration

  • July 27, 2020
    Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM, NM assumes charge as Commandant Indian Naval Academy

    Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM handed over charge as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy (INA) to Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM, NM after a successful tenure of over 13 months, today, Monday, July 27, 2020.

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    July 22, 2020
    Navantia launches the first Corvette for Saudi Arabia

    Navantia has successfully carried out the launching of AL-JUBAIL, the first of five corvettes built for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). The ceremony was held in slipway number 2 at the San Fernando shipyard, and was chaired by the Commander of RSNF, H. E. Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily; by the Chairwoman of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá; by the Acting CEO of SAMI, Eng.

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    July 22, 2020
    Lockheed Martin Announces India Suppliers Conference and Exhibition

    The annual conference will be virtually co-hosted with Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

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    July 21, 2020
    Lt General Manoj Pande CINCAN visits ENC

    Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM; Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) arrived at Visakhapatnam on July 20, 2020 on a maiden three-day visit to Eastern Naval Command (ENC).

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    July 21, 2020
    2 Mega Watt Solar Power Plant inaugurated at Naval Station Karanja, Uran

    Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, e-inaugurated the first Two Mega Watt Capacity Solar Power Plant of the Western Naval Command on 20 Jul 2020.

  • July 20, 2020
    Lessons from Ladakh Standoff
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The norm we follow is to appoint committees after conflict situations whose reports are either buried like Henderson Brooks report of 1962 or lessons forgotten like of Kargil Review Committee.

  • July 20, 2020
    Landing Platform Docks
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    With increased Chinese footprints in the IOR, amphibious capability assumes importance for India. India Navy’s amphibious capability consists of nine older tank landing ships (LST) of various sizes and capabilities.

  • July 20, 2020
    Chinese Specter on India-Iran Relations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    According to media reports, Iran has decided to exclude India from the 628 km railroad project that links its port in Chabahar to Zahedan on the Afghanistan border, citing delays by the Indian government in funding and starting the project, and has announced that Iran has decided to construct the railway line on its own.

  • July 15, 2020
    Amidst border tensions, armed forces get free hand for procurements up to $40 million
    By Vishal Thapar

    A special meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on July 15, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, delegated powers for making urgent capital acquisitions up to 300 crore ($40 million) to the armed forces.

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    July 8, 2020
    Indian Navy Completes “Operation Samudra Setu”

    Operation Samudra Setu, which was launched on May 5, 2020 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic has culminated after successfully bringing 3,992 Indian citizens back to their homeland by sea.

  • July 8, 2020
    Northrop Grumman System Selected to Counter Aerial Threats

    Forward Area Air Defence Command and Control is Department of Defense system of choice for Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial System

  • July 7, 2020
    GA-ASI to conduct Japan Coast Guard’s validation flights

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), announced that they will partner with Asia Air Survey (AAS) to hold a series of validation flights for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) featuring GA-ASI’s SeaGuardian® beginning in mid-September.

  • July 6, 2020
    Defence Minister’s Russia Visit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh left for a three-day visit to Russia on June 22 for holding discussions with top Russian military brass and to attend Russia’s Victory Parade at the Red Square on June 24 to commemorate 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.

  • July 6, 2020
    Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 to perform Coast Guard services for European Maritime Safety Agency in Finland

    The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and will also extend to Estonia and Sweden.

  • July 1, 2020
    Operation Samudra Setu - INS Jalashwa brings back 687 Indian citizens from Iran

    INS Jalashwa, deployed by the Indian Navy for “Operation Samudra Setu”, entered Tuticorin harbour early morning today, July 1, 2020 with 687 Indian nationals embarked from Bandar Abbas, Iran. Thus far Indian Navy ships have brought back 920 Indian citizens from Iran.

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    June 29, 2020
    BAE Systems and Royal Navy provide first look at autonomous sea boats of the future

    The autonomous capabilities of BAE Systems’ Pacific 24 (P24) Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), a staple in the Royal Navy surface fleet, could significantly enhance the Royal Navy’s ability to protect its sailors at reach, as the upgraded sea boat is able to execute its own missions without crew and be run from a warship.

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    June 28, 2020
    Mission Sagar: INS Kesari arrives Kochi

    Indian Naval Ship Kesari arrived at Kochi today after 55 days of deployment to the Southern Indian Ocean region as part of ‘Mission Sagar’.

  • June 26, 2020
    Operation Samudra Setu - INS Jalashwa embarks Indian nationals at Bandar Abbas, Iran

    INS Jalashwa arrived off Bandar Abbas, Iran on the evening of June 24, 2020 and entered harbour on June 25, 2020 for another mission under the Indian Navy's Op Samudra Setu.

  • June 24, 2020
    U.S. Navy contracts for Rolls-Royce

    U.S. Navy has recently signed agreements valued at up to $115.6 million with Rolls-Royce for ship engines, propulsion components and services.

  • June 23, 2020
    Operation Samudra Setu - INS Airavat brings back 198 Indian citizens from Maldives

    INS Airavat, deployed by the Indian Navy for “Operation Samudra Setu", entered Tuticorin harbour early morning today, June 23, 2020 with 198 Indian nationals embarked from Male, Maldives. Thus far Indian Navy has brought back 2386 Indian citizens from Maldives to India.

  • June 21, 2020
    Op Samudra Setu - INS Airavat Embarks Indian Nationals at Maldives

    Indian Naval Ship Airavat entered the port of Male at Maldives today as part of the Indian Navy's ongoing Op Samudra Setu, under the aegis of the Indian Government's Op Vande Bharat to bring back Indian nationals from foreign shores.

  • June 18, 2020
    India China Stand-off in June 2020
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The nation needs to be concerned about the overall strategic and economic relations with China which have been in turmoil in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • June 18, 2020
    The Galwan Clash
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The news of “at least” 20 Indian soldiers including a Colonel and at least one JCO clubbed to death by the PLA in Galwan on the night of June 15/16 has shocked the nation. Number of injured reportedly were 17.

  • June 18, 2020
    Indigenous Fighter Jet for Navy
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    News reports of June 4 have confirmed that the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) under the Department of Defence Research and Development (DR&D) of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has given the go ahead for the development of a twin engine Made-in-India fighter jet for the Indian Navy.

  • June 18, 2020
    Revisiting ‘One China’ Policy
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    While the PLA is continuing serious monkey tricks in Eastern Ladakh, the Indian Capital witnessed an interesting webinar titled "Revisiting 'One China' Policy" to explore possible options that India can pursue to send strong messages to Beijing.

  • June 18, 2020
    Oli Steering Nepal into China’s Lap
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On June 13, Nepal’s Parliament unanimously passed a new map that shows Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura areas (totaling about 370 sq km) in its territory. Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli took this arbitrary decision without discussing the boundary issue with India.