21 Surprising Facts about INS Vikramaditya, The Mightiest Aircraft Carrier in Asia that you may have never Heard of

When it enters the deep water of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), even the most advanced drones, spy aircraft and enemy vessels beat a hasty retreat. In January 2014, the Indian Navy welcomed the arrival of its largest aircraft carrier – INS Vikramaditya. Vikramaditya boosted the Indian Navy’s aspiration to become a blue-water navy. This … Read more 21 Surprising Facts about INS Vikramaditya, The Mightiest Aircraft Carrier in Asia that you may have never Heard of

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Can Sail Into Indian Ocean At Will, Says Top US Commander

In a direct assessment of the increasing presence of the Chinese Navy in waters off the coast of India, Admiral Harry Harris Jr., the Commander of the United States Pacific Command has said, “I believe India should be concerned about the increased Chinese influence. If you believe there is only a finite amount of influence … Read more Chinese Aircraft Carrier Can Sail Into Indian Ocean At Will, Says Top US Commander

Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant To Enter Service In 2018

The country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier will be commissioned by the Indian Navy by the end of 2018, said Rear Admiral Surendra Ahuja, assistant controller carrier project and assistant controller warship production and acquisition, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy). “The indigenous aircraft is currently being constructed in Cochin. It is expected to be delivered … Read more Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant To Enter Service In 2018

What it takes to fly from INS Vikramaditya

Very few countries, including India, have deck carrier pilots. INS Vikramaditya is the only aircraft carrier in service in India. Flying from the deck of the carrier is a difficult job said Lieutenant Commander, Kothiyal, MiG 29 fighter pilot. The length of the deck is around 180 meter and the aircraft takes off at a … Read more What it takes to fly from INS Vikramaditya

Army, IAF ground 280 Cheetah and Chetak choppers for safety checks

The army and air force have grounded their ageing fleets of light-utility helicopters, concerned if the machines were fit to fly after three army aviators were killed in a crash in West Bengal a week ago. More than 280 Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, lifeline of troops in high-altitude areas including Siachen glacier, would fly only … Read more Army, IAF ground 280 Cheetah and Chetak choppers for safety checks

DRDO to continue working on Naval Tejas despite being rejected by the Navy so as to use the experience to develop Fifth generation Aircraft

Despite the Navy junking the aircraft carrier version of the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft, the DRDO would continue working on the plane to develop it into a naval variant of the indigenous fifth-generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). In a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India programme in defence sector, Navy Chief … Read more DRDO to continue working on Naval Tejas despite being rejected by the Navy so as to use the experience to develop Fifth generation Aircraft

Cabinet Committee gives Approval to buy 12 Dornier aircrafts for Navy

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today gave its nod to buy 12 upgraded Dornier surveillance aircraft for Indian Navy at a cost of about Rs 2,500 crore. Defence sources said the proposal was first given Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) by the Defence Acquisition Council in October 2014 and has finally been approved by the … Read more Cabinet Committee gives Approval to buy 12 Dornier aircrafts for Navy

The Indian Navy is Recruiting : Permanent Commission NAI Entry Scheme 2017, Apply Now!!!

Indian Navy has invited applications for the recruitment of Indian male candidates for joining the Indian Navy in Naval Armament Inspection (NAI) Entry Scheme (Permanent Commission) Course which will commence on June 2017 at the Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Kerala. Eligible candidates need to know that they should be unmarried. The aspirants can apply online … Read more The Indian Navy is Recruiting : Permanent Commission NAI Entry Scheme 2017, Apply Now!!!

INS Chennai, among the largest indigenous destroyers, to be commissioned into Navy

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is scheduled to commission the ship ‘INS Chennai’, an indigenously designed and constructed Kolkata-class guided missile destroyer, into the Indian Navy. INS Chennai is among the largest destroyers constructed in India and has been built by Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai. Following the commissioning, INS Chennai will be placed under … Read more INS Chennai, among the largest indigenous destroyers, to be commissioned into Navy

Indian Navy to get additional P8I submarine hunter, reconnaissance aircraft in 2020

The Indian Navy will get its additional P8I submarine killer, maritime reconnaissance aircraft starting July 2020, with work being initiated at the Boeing facility here to deliver an updated version of the combat plane. The boost to the Indian fleet will come at a time when the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), which has … Read more Indian Navy to get additional P8I submarine hunter, reconnaissance aircraft in 2020

Now, JEE (Mains) to be considered for an entry into Navy, not class XII

The Navy is going hi-tech with a vengeance.With state-of-the-art warships, weapons and sensors being progressively inducted by the force, it wants “sea warriors“ capable of handling the intricate challenges of the massive technological revolution under way. First, the Navy implemented plans to ensure virtually all its new officers have B Tech degrees, apart from the … Read more Now, JEE (Mains) to be considered for an entry into Navy, not class XII

India, Japan to push $1.65-bn amphibian plane deal

The leaders of India and Japan will discuss ways of taking forward the $1.65-billion US-2i amphibian search and rescue aircraft deal, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the country later this month. Highly-placed sources told FE, “On Monday, ahead of the India-Japan annual summit, there was a meeting in the ministry of defence to discuss … Read more India, Japan to push $1.65-bn amphibian plane deal

Indian Navy says goodbye to INS Viraat as it Leaves for Mumbai to be Decommissioned after serving 55 Years

INS Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier, was accorded a grand send-off from the port city here on Sunday, after over five decades of its service to the Indian Navy. The ship, which underwent a decommissioning refit, is being towed back by three tugs to Mumbai for the decommissioning ceremony, a Navy official said here. … Read more Indian Navy says goodbye to INS Viraat as it Leaves for Mumbai to be Decommissioned after serving 55 Years

Five Indian Navy personnel arrested for assault in Goa

Five Indian Navy personnel were arrested in Goa for assault late on Wednesday, a police spokesperson said on Thursday. The navy personnel had assaulted a man in South Goa after they suspected him of allegedly abusing the daughter of another naval officer. The personnel involved are posted at INS Hansa. Police said that patrolmen Amit … Read more Five Indian Navy personnel arrested for assault in Goa

Beaches turned into Fortresses, Unprecedented security in Goa for BRICS Summit

Ahead of the BRICS summit, Goa’s beaches have been turned into fortresses while strong police presence is kept on all the main highways and lanes leading to the venue of the event, to be attended by heads of various nations. The summit begins tomorrow in Benaulim village of South Goa. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will … Read more Beaches turned into Fortresses, Unprecedented security in Goa for BRICS Summit

Men carrying Heavy Weapons spotted near Naval base in Mumbai

Indian Navy was put on highest alert in Mumbai after two school children claimed that they saw suspicious movement near Uran naval base. The students said that they saw five suspected persons in black uniform wholly covered and carrying long weapons and bags. Police said that two school children claimed that they saw a group of 5-6 men … Read more Men carrying Heavy Weapons spotted near Naval base in Mumbai

Search operations for Missing AN-32 Aircraft ends,All 29 people on board presumed dead

The Indian Air Force on Thursday informed the families of those onboard the missing Antonov-32 aircraft that they have been presumed dead and that search operations have ended. Joint search and rescue operations, involving the IAF, Indian Navy, and Indian Coast Guard, failed to secure any leads off the Chennai coast, The Indian Express reported. … Read more Search operations for Missing AN-32 Aircraft ends,All 29 people on board presumed dead

Japan may reduce the price for $1.6 Billion Aircraft Deal for the sale of ShinMaywa US-2 Amphibious Aircraft

Japan is negotiating the sale of Shinmaywa US-2 search and rescue aircraft with India, not for any economic gain but because it considers India a friendly country, Tokyo has said amid reports that the deal for 12 amphibious aircraft had collapsed over pricing and technology transfer issues. Top Japanese defence ministry sources told TOI in … Read more Japan may reduce the price for $1.6 Billion Aircraft Deal for the sale of ShinMaywa US-2 Amphibious Aircraft

External Fuel Tank falls from Navy’s MiG-29 fighter jet during take-off,Might be the Cause of Fire on INS Dega

Fuel Tank Mig-29

In an incident involving Indian Navy’s supersonic fighter jet MiG-29K,an empty external fuel tank fell from a flying Mikoyan MiG 29K Navy aircraft on Monday at CISF quarters in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.The Naval Mig-29Kwas taking off from the naval air station INS Dega in Visakhapatnam on Monday morning. “A minor fire broke out on the … Read more External Fuel Tank falls from Navy’s MiG-29 fighter jet during take-off,Might be the Cause of Fire on INS Dega