Barge P305

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P305 Barge Accident: Mumbai Police Books Captain; Navy Informs 51 Dead

The Mumbai’s Yellow Gate Police on May 21 filed an FIR against the captain of the wrecked P305 Barge on the complaint of P305 engineer. The report says that the captain proceeded further despite several warnings on Cyclone Tauktae. The Mumbai police said that few more will be arrested following the investigation. Reportedly, a Navy spokesperson stated that 51 bodies were found with 27 crew members still missing.

Fri, 21 May 2021 - 06:45 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Cyclone Tauktae, Barge P305, Indian Navy, Arabian Sea

INS Rajput

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Navy's 1st Destroyer INS Rajput To Be Decommissioned After 41 Years

After 41 years of serving for the Indian Navy, the first destroyer in the Navy, INS Rajput will be decommissioned at the Vishakhapatnam Naval Dockyard on May 21. Commissioned in 1980, the first vessel of Kashin-class destroyers was constructed in Ukraine. The decommissioning ceremony will be low-key due to the pandemic and will be attended by in-house sailors and officers. Notably, the vessel served both eastern and western fleets.

Fri, 21 May 2021 - 05:45 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Indian Navy, destroyer, Coronavirus Pandemic, INS Rajput

Indian Indonesian Navies at Passage Ex

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Indian, Indonesian Navies Conduct Military Drill Off Arabian Sea

The Indian and Indonesian navies on May 8 conducted military drills in the Southern Arabian Sea. The ‘Passage’ exercise focused to enhance interoperability and understanding between the friendly navies. While Indian Navy was represented by INS Sharda, an offshore patrol vessel, the Indonesian Navy was represented by corvette KRI Sultan Hasanudin. Notably, the Indian Navy regularly conducts ‘Passage exercises’ with navies of all-weather friend… read-more

Sun, 09 May 2021 - 04:12 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: INS Sharda, Passage, Indian Navy, Indonesia, Navy, Arabian Sea

Courtesy: The Economic Times

INS Vikramaditya

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Minor Fire On Board INS Vikramaditya Doused, All Personnel Safe: Navy

Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya reported a minor fire on board on May 8 morning. While no major damages to the vessel and personnel were reported, the Navy has ordered for probe into the incident. Reportedly, the duty staff noticed 'smoke emanating from a part of the warship' and quickly extinguished the fire ensuring safety. The modified warship bought from India is currently at Karnataka's Karwar harbour.

Sat, 08 May 2021 - 03:50 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: INS vikramaditya, Indian Navy, Fire, aircraft carrier

Courtesy: The Economic Times

INS Shardul.

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COVID-19: INS Shradul Sets Sail To Kuwait To Ferry Oxygen Tankers

Under Operation Samudra Sethu II, Navy’s INS Shardul vessel on May 4 set sail to Kuwait to bring medical oxygen containers. Reportedly, Indian Navy has deployed several ships to supplement the ongoing national mission ‘Oxygen Express’. Earlier, under Operation Samudra Sethu, INS Shardul was also used to bring ex-pats stranded in foreign countries during COVID. First of the Shardul class, INS Shardul is designed to carry tanks, trucks and… read-more

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 06:23 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Indian Navy, Naval Ships, operation samudra sethu, Oxygen Supply, Kuwait

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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Navy Initiates Samudra Setu-II To Bring Oxygen From Foreign Countries

The Indian Navy has initiated the Samudra Setu-II operation to facilitate faster overseas transportation of liquid oxygen and other medical gear to aid India's COVID struggle. Reportedly, Indian Naval warships, including INS Kolkata, INS Airavat and INS Jalashwa have been sent offshore for the task. Meanwhile, INS Talwar will be bringing  40 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from Bahrain to Mumbai soon.

Sun, 02 May 2021 - 11:43 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Indian Navy, oxygen cylinders, Medical Supplies, Samudrasetu

Courtesy: India Today

A warship

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India, France Begin 19th Edition Of Annual Joint Naval Drill 'Varuna'

India and France on April 25 commenced their 19th annual ‘Varuna’ joint naval exercise in the Arabian Sea. Eyeing chinese presence in the Indian Ocean region, the French Navy has deployed its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier ‘Charles De Gaulle’ and entire carrier strike group. To reinforce the joint capability, Indian Navy deployed guided missile stealth destroyer Kolkata, Kalvari class submarine and P-8I maritime patrol aircrafts in the… read-more

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 03:42 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Indian Navy, wargame, Arabian Sea, French Navy

Courtesy: The Economic Times


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Indian Navy Seeks 24 Utility Choppers On Lease For 5-Years

The Indian Navy on April 23 issued a Request for Information to foreign vendors and authorised leasing firms to lease 24 choppers. Seeking a five-year lease, the deal includes performance-based logistics support along with training of air and maintenance crew. Affirming on twin engine five-tonne chopper, the deal seeks choppers for search-rescue operations and medical evacuation at sea. The Centre has kept a deadline of June 18 for reply.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 08:30 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: India, Indian Navy, RFI, Defence Ministry, Helicopter

Courtesy: The Print

Sri Lankan fishing vessel

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Navy Hands Arrested Crew Of Lankan Vessel Carrying Drugs To NCB

The Indian Navy on April 20 handed over the Sri Lankan crew, arrested on April 19 with 300kgs of narcotics, to the Narcotics Control Bureau. Reportedly, the Navy busted an international smuggling racket that operated in the Arabian Sea on April 19, and seized narcotics worth Rs 3,000 crore from a Sri Lankan fishing vessel originating from Pakistan. The vessel… read-more

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 06:59 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: drug racket, Arabian Sea, Indian Navy, Narcotics Control Bureau

Courtesy: The Economic Times


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Indian Navy Seizes Rs 3,000 Cr Drugs From Fishing Vessel In Arabian Sea

Following a patrolling operation on the Arabian Sea, the Indian Navy seized narcotic substances worth Rs 3000 crore from a fishing vessel on April 19. The INS Suvarna escorted the boat loaded with 300 kg narcotics along with crew to Kochi for investigation. Calling it a major catch in terms of quantity and cost, the Navy expressed concerns towards syndicate's involvement in "terrorism, radicalisation and criminal activities"

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 09:00 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Arabian Sea, Indian Navy, India, narcotics, INS Suvarna

Courtesy: Indian Express