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  • 24 October 2016

    The oldest aircraft carrier in the world and the last British-built ship to serve in the Indian Navy left the port city of Kochi to undertake its last sail as a navy ship. Having undergone a refit in Kochi, INS Viraat is now en route to Mumbai where it will be decommissioned at the navy yard. INS […]

  • 6 March 2017

    Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Viraat was decommissioned in Mumbai on Monday after 56 years of service. The ship had its naval ensign and commissioning pennant hauled down one last time during a ceremony attended by all of 21 Indian Navy commanding officers to have commanded the carrier in almost three decades it spent with […]

  • 7 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, the oldest aircraft carrier in service in the world, might become an aircraft carrier museum. The last British-built ship in the Indian Navy is planned to be decommissioned after it participates in the International Fleet Review 2016, which will take place in February in Visakhapatnam, India. The Indian Government […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    One sailor was killed while three others were injured after fire broke out on Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Viraat while the ship was in Goa, India. According to reports, the ship reported a stream incident and minor fire which was “quickly extinguished”. While bringing the incident under control, four sailors were injured. The ship’s […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Visakhapatnam International Fleet Review 2016, concluded February 9 with Indian and foreign Naval ships undertaking a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Bay of Bengal. As maritime traditions mandate, visiting foreign ships are generally escorted to the open seas on their way home upon their completion of a visit. 54 ships that had participated in IFR-16 sailed out […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Defence Minister Shri AK Antony spent two days with the Indian Navy on 07-08 Feb 12. The Defence Minister was given a glimpse of the expansive scope and scale of the Indian Navy’s annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) over the two day visit with the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      INS Viraat, Indian Navy’s sole aircraft carrier, has enough life left and could be in active service at least till 2018, opined Captain R Ha… (ibnlive) [mappress] Source: ibnlive, July 12, 2011;

  • 12 September 2011
    Industry news

      INS Viraat, Indian Navy’s sole operational aircraft carrier, has left Kochi after another round of routine refit that lasted about a month… (thehindu) [mappress] Source: thehindu, September 12, 2011

  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Indian Navy is set to bid farewell to its unique short take-off/vertical landing Sea Harrier fighter aircraft which will make way for new MiG 29K/Kub fighters. Harriers will fly from an Indian Navy ship for the last time during a May 11 ceremony at INS Hansa, Dabolim, Goa. Commander Shikhu Raj, a Sea Harrier […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Indian Navy has started their largest combat exercise called “Tropex”, which is taking place in the Bay of Bengal.   Over 50 Indian warships are partaking in the exercise, including the flagship of the Indian Navy, INS Viraat, and nuclear submarine INS Chakra. The combined Eastern and Western Fleets are currently engaged in the […]

  • 11 June 2014

    The RakshaMantari (RM), Shri Arun Jaitley, arrived in Mumbai for a visit to the Indian Navy and commissioning ceremony of Indian Coast Guard Ships ‘Achook’ and ‘Agrim’.   The RM visited INS Viraat on 7 June where he was received by the Chief of Naval Staff Adm RK Dhowan. He was briefed on wideranging issues […]

  • 18 June 2014

    In his first visit to an operational military formation after assuming office, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the country’s new aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya to the Nation.   The Prime Minister embarked the aircraft carrier at sea off Goa, which was operating in the company of ten other frontline warships of the Indian […]

  • 16 December 2015

    Indian prime minister Shri Narendra Modi chose the Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya as the venue of the Combined Commanders’ Conference 2015. The minister was introduced to top army, naval and air commanders in waters off the Kerala coast, India. The Combined Commanders’ Conference is a one-day event in which three force chiefs and other […]

  • 23 June 2014

    Vice Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema PVSM, AVSM, NM assumed command of Indian Southern Naval Command as its Commander in-Chief at a ceremonial parade held at INS Garuda on 19 June.   The Flag Officer prior to assuming the command laid a wreath at the War Memorial to offer remembrances to thousands of martyrs who […]

  • 22 June 2011
    Industry news

    Russia and India agreed to begin sea trials of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Admiral Gorshkov) in Nov 2011. According to The Tribune, Indian Navy will receive the carrier in Dec 2012. Having displacement of 45,000 tons and length of 283 meters, the aircraft carrier is being presently outfitted at JSC Sevmash shipyard (Severodvinsk). According […]

  • 11 May 2015

    Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command and Air Marshal BS Dhanoa, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief South Western Air Command witnessed naval operations by the Western Fleet at sea on 08 May 2015. Flying operations from on board INS Viraat and other fleet ships, weapon firings and other drills were demonstrated to the […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The might and long reach of the Indian Navy that moves on to be a blue water force was on display before the nation at the Presidential Fleet Review undertaken by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil off the Mumbai coast on Tuesday. Sailing on INS Subhadra, the designated presidential yacht, President Ms. Patil had a glimpse […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Defender’s embarked helicopter held training drills in the middle of the Indian Ocean as the destroyer made her way to the port of Visakhapatnam in India. The Portsmouth-based warship is one of two dozen vessels from the navies of the world attending the Indian International Fleet Review, which formally opens on Thursday, February 4, reaches its climax […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The fourteenth edition of Indo-French naval exercise (VARUNA) concluded on May 2 off Goa. The ten day long exercise commenced on April 23 and included both a harbour and sea phase. Aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle represented the French Navy, along with two destroyers Chevalier Paul and Jean de Vienne, replenishment tanker Meuse and a maritime […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    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, two destroyers Chevalier Paul and Jean de Vienne, replenishment tanker Meuse and a maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2. The Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle is […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Rear Admiral Bimal Kumar Verma, AVSM took over as the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, AVSM yesterday, 29 Oct 12. In the course of his distinguished career, Rear Admiral BK Verma has held various Command, Staff and Operational Appointments. Rear Admiral BK Verma is an alumnus of the 55th […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The Indian Naval Ship Tarkash has arrived at Portsmouth naval base for a joint planning conference between Indian and Royal Naval personnel. INS Tarkash sailed into port on Thursday morning and will also be open to the public on Saturday from 1100-1600 to give a glimpse of life onboard for the Indian Navy. Built in […]

  • 23 February 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic Welcomes German Navy Ship Anent the arrival of German Navy Ship FGS Bonn to Halifax, Canada, Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic issued the following message:   “It is my great pleasure to welcome the Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Bonn to Halifax for a seven-day visit in […]

  • 30 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Survey ship HMS Echo became the first Royal Navy vessel in ‘the gateway of India’ in five years when she sailed into the metropolis that is Mumbai. It allowed a change of some crew (the ship regularly rotates around one third of her sailors to sustain her mission away from the UK) and a chance […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Indian Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar said that the Indian Navy will receive Governmental support in order to remain influential in the Indian Ocean. The Minister addressed the sailors and officers of the INS Vikramaditya after witnessing two days’ of Theatre Readiness Operational Level Exercise (TROPEX-2015), off the coast of Goa in the Arabian Sea. TROPEX provides the […]

  • 8 October 2014

    Indian Navy’s Rear Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, handed over the command of the Eastern Fleet to Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, VSM. The change of guard took place at a ceremony held on 7 October 14 onboard the Flag Ship INS Jalashwa. Rear Admiral AB Singh is a specialist […]

  • 9 January 2014
    Training & Education

    The new aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikramaditya, has docked at her homeport of Karwar, Karnataka, the Mangalore Today writes. The 284-meter long warship headed from Russia to India on 27 November 2013, and arrived to the Kadamba Naval Base on Tuesday, January 7th 2014. INS Vikramaditya was subjected to a refurbishing and […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Indian Navy concluded its annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) on 27 Feb 2015. This month long war drill encompassed all dimensions of maritime warfare, and witnessed participation of around 50 ships and submarines, along with over 70 aircraft from the three Naval Commands, as well as units from the India Air Force […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Indian Naval Ships Delhi, Tarkash and Deepak pulled alongside in Manama as their latest destination on their Middle East tour. The three ships, a destroyer, a frigate and a tanker, entered the Bahraini capital on May 16. During the visit, the crew of IN ships will undertake professional interactions with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force (RBNF) pertaining to […]