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

Indo Pak War of 1971 – Declassified Facts You Should Know

Declassified documents of the 1971 war between India and Pakistan have without any doubt established the fact of the absolute tilt of US President Nixon and Kissinger against India. This hostile aggressive stand taken by Nixon was sought to be justified under the false premise that Indira Gandhi was right from the beginning determined to … Read more

Indian Navy threatens to scrap Rs 800 crore deal citing delay by contractor who only supplied one of the six vessels it had promised to deliver

The Indian Navy is planning to scrap a deal worth Rs 800 crore with a private sector shipyard over numerous delays in the 10-year period of the contract. According to sources, the contractor had only supplied one of the six vessels it had promised to deliver so far. CONTRACT NOT HONOURED In 2006, Indian Navy … Read more

Will Soon Name Next Indian Army, Indian Air Force Chiefs, Says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that he will soon name the next Indian Army and Indian Air Force chiefs. He was speaking after paying tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here on Vijay Diwas or Victory Day that is observed on 16 December to mark the military triumph over Pakistan in 1971 which … Read more

Govt puts Indian Navy’s Made in India Submarine programme into Top Gear

Indian Navy has a commendable track record in indigenously designing and constructing advanced front line warships such as destroyers, frigates, anti-submarine warfare corvettes and landing crafts. Currently it is in the midst of constructing an aircraft carrier. Among the three branches of the armed forces, the Navy has the distinction of having a staggering 85-90% … Read more

INS Betwa: Here is why Indian Navy is seeking foreign help to lift 3,850-tonne frigate

A day after guided missile frigate INS Betwa toppled over at Mumbai dockyard, the Indian Navy is yet to figure out a way to lift the ship and has called in foreign experts, according to a TOI report. The Navy does not have a crane that can lift the 3,850-tonne frigate and the cranes available … Read more

Indian Navy and Russian Navy to Again Hold INDRA Naval Exercise

The Indian Navy and the Russian Navy will hold their sixth INDRA joint naval exercise from Dec. 14 to 21 at the Bay of Bengal off the southeastern city of Visakhapatnam, headquarters of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command, its most powerful naval command. The main goal of the ongoing INDRA exercises is to boost … Read more

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

Join Indian Navy: Vacancies open for Sailor Post, Apply Now

The Indian Navy has released an employment notification inviting unmarried male Indian citizens and subjects of Nepal and Bhutan to apply for the positions of Sailors for Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) -02/2017. During the initial training period, a stipend of Rs 5,700 per month will be admissible. Vacancy details Name of the posts: Sailors for … Read more


The ship that tipped over, killing two sailors and injuring 14, has suffered extensive damages. Top naval officers feel that the way in which the INS Betwa tipped over inside the naval dockyard on Monday, her services may not be used again, as she has been severely damaged. Two naval personnel Ashutosh Pande and Niraj … Read more

Two Navy men killed, 14 hurt as INS Betwa tips over during undocking

Two Navy personnel were killed and 14 others injured when INS Betwa, a guided missile frigate, tipped over during undocking at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Monday. “At about 1.50 pm, INS Betwa was in the process of undocking in Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, when she slipped from her dock blocks and tilted,” said Navy spokesperson … 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

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

On This Day Indian Navy Destroyed Karachi Harbour In 1971 War. Here’s The Story Behind Navy Day

Indian Navy is one of most potent maritime forces in the world and certainly most lethal in Indian Ocean. But this reputation hasn’t been forged in a year or two, it has taken over seventy decades to make Indian Navy, a force that strikes fear in  the heart of the enemies. Today is Navy Day, … Read more

The First Responders of 26/11 – MARCOS

Eight years ago, ten heavily armed terrorists from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) nearly set India and Pakistan on the brink of war. Using a stealthy, seaborne insertion tactic pioneered by Palestinian terrorists decades ago, the military-style assault on Mumbai achieved its initial objective: complete surprise. It was the world’s first hybrid terrorist attack — a deadly witches’ brew of … Read more

Leaked Navy note says ‘spike’ in number of officers quitting

In the first and admittedly direct fallout of the seventh pay commission among other issues, the Indian Navy (IN) has admitted to a ‘spike’ witnessed this year in the number of its officers wanting to resign or seek Premature Retirement (PR). Data shows it is the highest in the last seven years. In a leaked … Read more

How India improved its naval and air strike capabilities post 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

  The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks was a sure enough wake up call for the intelligence and security forces of our nation as our maritime borders had never witnessed an attack of such a scale and dimension launched through the sea route on a major metropolitan city. There was a need for a complete overhaul … Read more

Indian Navy to induct 60 more ships in coming years to secure coast

The Indian Navy, to strengthen the coastal security of the nation, is planning to induct 60 ships of various sizes and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is planning to induct 80 more vessels of various sizes in the coming years, revealed sources. According to official sources, the Navy currently has 140 ships of various sizes … Read more

Indian Navy’s seventh landing craft utility launched

Indian Navy’s seventh landing craft utility, the largest of its kind, was today launched here. A K Verma, Rear Admiral (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), said that L-57 was fully designed in-house by them. “This is the largest ship of this kind built anywhere in the world. The … Read more

Pakistan to retaliate if India sends submarine again: Naval chief

Pakistan naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on Thursday termed as “unusual” the alleged effort by an Indian submarine to enter into its territorial waters and warned of retaliation if such effort was made again. “If India does something like this again, Pakistan Navy will respond to protect our sovereignty,” he said, speaking on the sidelines … Read more

Indian Naval Academy gears up for Autumn Term Passing out Parade comissioning 347 cadets into the Navy as Officers

Indian Naval Academy (INA) is warming up for the Autumn Term 2016 Passing out Parade (PoP) scheduled to be held on November 26. According to INA spokesperson, around 347 cadets, including one cadet from Tanzanian Navy, will be passing out from four different courses. Out of those passing out, 26 are female cadets, of which … Read more