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June 10, 2015

Vikrant Undocked at Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

Another major milestone was crossed in defence shipbuilding when the first indigenous aircraft carrier to be christened as INS Vikrant was undocked...
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June 8, 2015

Netherlands eager to enter Indian defence market
By Ranjeet Kumar

The Dutch Prime Minister’s visit to India will go a long way in creating awareness about the Indian defence market and available opportunities...
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June 5, 2015

Carter visit – new roadmap for defence relationship
By Ranjeet Kumar

The outcome of the much-touted visit (June 2 to 4, 2015) of the US Defence Secretary Dr Ashton Carter was on expected lines.
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June 3, 2015

Visit of US Secretary of Defence Dr. Ashton Carter to India (2-4 June 2015)

During an official visit to India, Dr. Ashton Carter, the United States Secretary of Defence, met Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar and called on...
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May 29, 2015

Germany - Wooing India for Subs and fighters
By Ranjeet Kumar

Lobbying for the Submarine acquisition programme under P-75I of Indian Navy has begun in a serious note with the visit of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to New Delhi and Mumbai from 26th to 28th May, 2015.
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May 23, 2015

Indo Singapore Bilateral Exercise SIMBEX Commences Today

The Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet...
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May 19, 2015

India South Korea – evolving defence relations
By Ranjeet Kumar

With India and South Korea raising the level of bilateral relations to ‘Special Strategic Partnership’, the two countries are poised to play a bigger role...
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Modi in China – Trust deficit remains
By Ranjeet Kumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much-hyped visit to China was significant in itself, but it did not yield substantial results.
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Kavaratti - Fourth Ship of Project – 28 Launched

The Fourth Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette of Project-28, christened ‘Kavaratti’, was launched today at a glittering ceremony held at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.
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May 9, 2015

Naval Base at Porbandar commissioned as INS Sardar Patel by Chief Minister of Gujarat

'Sardar Patel', the latest Naval establishment of Indian Navy, was commissioned at Porbandar, Gujarat by Smt. Anandiben Patel...
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May 2, 2015

Naval utility helicopters in final leg
By Ranjeet Kumar

After seven years of protracted process for acquiring naval utility helicopters (NUH), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) seems to have reached another...
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Indo-French naval exercise Varuna 2015 concludes

Fourteenth (14th) edition of Indo-French naval exercise (VARUNA) concluded today off Goa. The ten day long exercise commenced on 23 April 2015...
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May 1, 2015

Ashton Carter visit – New phase in India US defence relations
By Ranjeet Kumar

As a follow-up to the US President Barack Obama’s visit to India...
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April 23, 2015

Parrikar invites Korean defence industry
By Ranjeet Kumar

Technology giant South Korea is emerging as a major player in the development and production of defence systems and platforms.
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Indo-French Naval Exercise Varuna Begins

Fourteenth (14th) edition of Indo-French naval exercise (VARUNA) started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa today. Representing the French Navy is Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle...
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April 21, 2015

INS Vishakhapatnam – New era of force projection
By Ranjeet Kumar

The latest Vishakhapatnam class of stealth guided missile destroyer...
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April 8, 2015

Evacuation of Indian Nationals from Yemen by the Indian Navy

Consequent upon the Government of India issuing an advisory for Indian nationals to leave Yemen, the Indian Navy has deployed Naval Ships...
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April 6, 2015

First of Scorpene submarines-Kalvari ‘undocked’

Kalvari, first of the Indian Navy’s Scorpene class stealth submarines being built under the Project 75, under collaboration with M/s DCNS, France, achieved a major milestone today...
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March 26, 2015

Modi to visit China – Multiple Challenges
By Ranjeet Kumar

Summits after summits have failed to resolve the contentious border issue between India and China and once again all eyes are now on the May...
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February 18, 2015

Need to do more: Prime Minister Modi

The 10th edition of Aero India International Air Show kicked off at Bengaluru with the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi making a clarion call to the defence public sector, private sector and foreign original equipment manufacturers...
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January 30, 2015

US India strategic romance

He came, he saw, he conquered. The three day (from January 25 to 27) visit of the US President Barack Obama as a guest of honour on India’s Republic day was an overwhelming success from the perspective of deliverables.
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December 20, 2014

Small Leap for LCA (Navy) – A Giant Leap for Indian Naval Aviation

It was a defining moment when LCA (Navy) Prototype 1 (NP1), the first indigenously designed and developed 4th plus generation combat aircraft...
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December 15, 2014

India Russia - Half Hearted Druzhba?

The Joint India Russia Statement titled, “Druzhba-Dosti: A Vision for strengthening the Partnership over the next decade' promises a lot, reflecting the traditional strong strategic ties...
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November 25, 2014

Boeing Delivers Sixth P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Nov. 24, arriving at Naval Air Station Rajali to join five...
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October 17, 2014

Update on Cyclone ‘Hudhud’ Relief Operations ‘OP LEHAR’

As part of Op Lehar, the Navy as the lead agency is actively coordinating with all agencies to restore the city of Visakhapatnam to normalcy.
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October 16, 2014

Update on Cyclone ‘Hudhud’ Relief Operations ‘OP LEHAR’

Relief operations in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud are being undertaken by the Navy in close coordination with the state and district administration.
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September 25, 2014

Modi’s visit to USA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a path breaking visit to US, which has attracted the attention of not only strategic community world over but also the leading business tycoons, who now look upon India...
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September 18, 2014

India – Vietnam : Growing proximity

During Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit the Indian government extended a US$ 100 million line of credit to Vietnam for acquiring patrol vessels, which actually will be used in monitoring the Chinese naval...
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September 06, 2014

India Japan defence cooperation – Beginning of an era

After the summit meeting (1st September, 2014) between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
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September 04, 2014

INS Sumitra commissioned by Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff at Chennai

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC commissioned INS Sumitra (fourth indigenous Naval OPV)...
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September 02, 2014

Commissioning of Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) ICGS Abhiraj

The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Abhiraj, the fourth in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited...
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