The Indian Navy shared a video from its official Twitter account marking a “historic milestone” for the defense forces, which witnessed a maiden night landing of MiG-29K on INS Vikrant. In the shared video, the Indian Navy said, this achievement is yet another step towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. tated that the challenging night landing trial on India's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant demonstrates the “resolve, skill and… read-more
With Quad nations joining hands-on maritime domain awareness in the Indo-Pacific, India plans to speed up the acquisition of armed drones from the US. The decision came despote the fact that the Indian Navy is working towards extending the lease of two General Atomics-manufactured Sea Guardian surveillance drones, set to expire in January 2024. The Indian Navy is satisfied with the output of its surveillance version, the Sea Guardian.
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A navy helicopter ditched off the Mumbai coast due to a technical snag, on March 8. The Indian Navy helicopter ditched close to the coast near the Arabian Sea. Furthermore, the flight was on a routine sortie; three crew members were rescued by naval patrol craft after immediate search and rescue. A probe to investigate the incident has been ordered. This is a developing story, details are awaited.
In a major boost to the Atmarnirbhar India, the Indian Navy successfully undertook MRSAM (Medium Range Surface to Air Missile) firing from INS Visakhapatnam. On March 7, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Indian Navy, for the successful tests and validating capability to engage Anti Ship Missiles. MRSAM is jointly developed by DRDO & IAI & produced at BDL reflects Navy's commitment to Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
The Indian Navy in a joint operation with NCB, seized 200 Kg of Afghan heroin worth Rs 1,200 crore from an Iranian shipping vessel, informed NCB on October 7. According to NCB’s Deputy Director General Sanjay Kumar Singh, six Iranian nationals have been arrested from the vessel. The vessel has been seized, and all the crew members have been arrested under relevant sections of the NDPS Act.
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PM Narendra Modi Commissioned INS Vikrant, giant India's first ever indigenous ship, at Cochin Shipyard Limited, on September 2. The commissioning of the made-in-India craft will boost India's defence and attack capability, enhancing the Indian Navy. Built at a cost of Rs. 20,000 crores, is a self-reliant, 262-meters ship. "INS Vikrant is a floating airfield, a floating town and power generated in it can… read-more
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PM Narendra Modi commissioned INS Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft into the Indian Navy, on September 2. Modi Ji commissioned the aircraft at 9:30 am, at Kochin Shipyard Limited, Kochin, Kerala. The commissioned aircraft will be a boost to the maritime security of India, with advanced features. The 262-meter long aircraft is a mix of 30 crafts, can fly MiG 29k fighter, has early air warning helicopter features among others.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commission the country's first indigenously-built aircraft carrier (IAC) Vikrant on September 2, confirmed an official announcement on August 22. PM Modi will officially induct the vessel to the Indian Navy at a specially arranged venue inside the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) in Kochi, Kerala. Furthermore, manufactured over Rs 20,000 crore warship, the IAS craft, after it completed the final phase of seas… read-more
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Marking the historic 75 years of Independence Day, on August 15, the Defence Forces of India are celebrating the 76th Independence Day. As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), commemorative visits are being undertaken by Indian Navy ships to foreign ports on every continent (except Antarctica). Furthermore, the Indian Air Force also celebrates the event at air bases. Whereas, the Indian Army unfurled 75-foot Tiranga.
Over 10,000 women have registered for recruitment to Indian Navy under Agnipath scheme. The Indian Navy is yet to decide the final number of Naval Agniveers it will induct in 2022. Reportedly, the Indian Navy will open the online application process during July 15 to 30. This is the first time women are allowed to join the Naval forces and be deployed at warships.