Navy prepared to meet any challenge: Defence Minister

News: Indian Navy has effectively carried out Mission Based Deployments (MBD) to protect maritime interests by deploying ships and aircraft at major and sensitive locations. Facts: Mission-Based Deployments(MBD) policy was adopted by the Indian Navy in 2017. Under this, the Navy regularly deploys ships for Presence and Surveillance Missions (PSM), off critical choke points /… Continue reading Navy prepared to meet any challenge: Defence Minister

Indian Navy Commissions Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai

Indian Navy has commissioned the navy’s fifth Dornier squadron named as Indian Naval Air Squadron(INAS) 313. INAS 313 derives its name ‘Sea Eagle’ from the bird of prey family Accipitridae. The Squadron will be operating from Chennai International Airport.With commissioning of INAS 313,the State of Tamil Nadu will have three naval air bases which is… Continue reading Indian Navy Commissions Dornier Squadron INAS 313 at Chennai

Indian Navy launches Operation Sankalp in Gulf of Oman

The Indian Navy has launched Operation Sankalp to safeguard its vessels transiting through the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Navy has deployed stealth guided missile destroyers INS Chennai and patrol vessel INS Sunayna in the region for maritime security operations. Besides,aerial surveillance by naval aircraft is also being undertaken. The operation has… Continue reading Indian Navy launches Operation Sankalp in Gulf of Oman

Indian Navy steams ahead with its go ‘green’ plans in eco-friendly push

Indian Navy has taken various initiatives towards the goal of Clean and Green Navy. Indian Navy has formulated a plan called as Indian Navy Environment Conservation Roadmap(INECR).The roadmap aims for reduction in energy consumption and diversification of energy supply as the key result areas. Indian Navy has pledged 1.5% of its works Budget towards Renewable… Continue reading Indian Navy steams ahead with its go ‘green’ plans in eco-friendly push

Indian Navy steps up anti-piracy patrol

The Indian Navy has deployed its P-8I long-range maritime surveillance aircraft for anti-piracy sorties from Salalah in Oman to patrol the Gulf of Aden under its Mission Based Deployments(MBD) in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR). Mission-Based Deployments(MBD) policy was adopted by the Navy in 2017.The mission-ready ships and aircraft are deployed along critical sea lanes of… Continue reading Indian Navy steps up anti-piracy patrol

Navy joins exercises in South China Sea

Indian Navy has participated with the navies of the US, Philippines and Japan in their joint naval exercise in the disputed South China Sea. The exercise has been called as Group Sail exercise. The vessels that participated includes (a)Indian destroyer INS Kolkata and tanker INS Shakti (b)a guided missile destroyer from the US Pacific Fleet… Continue reading Navy joins exercises in South China Sea

Indian Navy’s maiden nuclear, biological and chemical training facility inaugurated in Lonavla

Chief of Naval Staff inaugurated the nuclear,biological and chemical training facility(NBCTF) ‘Abhedya’ at INS Shivaji in Lonavala, Maharashtra.This facility has been built by Goa Shipyard Limited. The word “Abhedya” means ‘impenetrable’.It symbolises the protective cover that is provided on naval ships fitted with nuclear,biological and chemical detection and protection systems. This training facility will assist… Continue reading Indian Navy’s maiden nuclear, biological and chemical training facility inaugurated in Lonavla

33rd Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (Ind-Indo Corpat) Commences at Port Blair

The 33rd edition of India–Indonesia CORPAT has begun at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. CORPAT is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Indonesia.Both countries have been carrying out maritime exercise twice a year since 2002. The CORPAT exercise aims to (a)enhance mutual understanding and inter-operability between the two navies… Continue reading 33rd Edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (Ind-Indo Corpat) Commences at Port Blair

Balakot air strikes: When key naval assets were put on alert

During the India-Pakistan tensions following the Pulwama terror attack, the Indian Navy had deployed INS Vikramaditya and nuclear submarines in the north Arabian Sea as a strategic deterrent against Pakistan. The warships were deployed from the Theatre Level Operation Readiness Exercise(TROPEX 19) which was going on.This exercise was followed by the largest coastal defence exercise… Continue reading Balakot air strikes: When key naval assets were put on alert

Second Scorpene submarine ready for induction

Indian Navy is ready to induct INS Khanderi.It is the second of six planned Scorpene-class submarines.INS Khanderi is named after Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji’s island fort Khanderi. Scorpene class submarines is a class of diesel-electric submarine being built under Project-75 by Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL) with technology transfer from France.It features diesel-electric propulsion and an… Continue reading Second Scorpene submarine ready for induction