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Indian Naval ship INS Bedi decommissioned

September 22, 2009

After having served the Navy for over 30 years, the Indian Naval Ship INS Bedi was today decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in south Mumbai. Rear Admiral Sunil Lanba, Flag Officer Commanding Maharshtra and Gujarat Area, hauled down the Naval Ensign and lowered the decommissioning pennant, bidding adieu to the ship. Bedi, the third ship of […]

India Launches 2nd Stealthy Destroyer

September 22, 2009

The Indian Navy has launched the second of its three stealthy Project-15-A, or Kolkata-class, destroyers. The INS Kochi, launched Sept. 18, is expected to be delivered in May 2011 for induction into active service. Built by Mazagon Dock, the state-owned shipyard, the Project-15-A destroyers will be fitted with the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile and long-range […]

India holds war games along its coasts

September 22, 2009

To counter terror threats in the backdrop of the Mumbai attacks, top army generals have evolved detailed plans to secure the country’s coastline from Gujarat to Orissa and refine the force’s amphibious warfare tactics. The strategies were fine-tuned by top brass including Army chief General Deepak Kapoor during a two-day table-top war game in Pune […]

Navy launches stealth destroyer INS Kochi

September 19, 2009

Indian Navy added more fire power to its arsenal on Friday with the launch of country’s second indigenously designed stealth destroyer INS Kochi. Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design and built at Mazgaon Dock in Mumbai, the 163-meter long and 6,800-ton stealth destroyer was launched by the Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma’s wife Madhulika […]

Project 15-A destroyer, INS Kochi To be launched on 18 Sep 2009

September 17, 2009

The second of the three Project 15-A stealth destroyers will be launched on 18 Sep 09 by Mrs Madhulika Verma, wife of Admiral Nirmal Verma, Chief of the Naval Staff. The 6500 ton ship, to be named INS Kochi, is being built by Mazagon Docks Ltd in Mumbai. Designed indigenously by the Directorate of Naval […]

Russia to equip four Indian subs with new cruise missiles

September 17, 2009

Russia’s Zvezdochka shipyard said on Wednesday it will install Club-S cruise missile systems on four Kilo class diesel submarines in service with the Indian navy in the next five years. Russia has built ten Kilo class submarines for India. Only two of them — the INS Sindhugosh and INS Sindhuvijay — have reportedly been equipped […]

US clears Hawkeye E-2D aircraft for India

September 14, 2009

The US government has cleared yet another high technology system for India, the “futuristic” shipboard Hawkeye E-2D aircraft for Airborne Early Warning (AEW) and battle management. The clearance has been described by diplomatic sources as a fallout of the “successful” visit of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the signing of the End User monitoring […]

First Sword Class Frigate Arrives In Pakistan

September 14, 2009

The Pakistan Navy’s first Sword/F-22P class frigate arrived in Karachi on Sept. 13. According to a press release from the Pakistan navy, before entering Karachi Port the frigate undertook its first exercise with other ships and aerial assets of the fleet in the Arabian Sea, all under the watchful gaze of Rear Adm. Asif Sandila, […]

India Gets 2 Fast Attack Boats To Fight Terrorists

September 11, 2009

Indian crew to take part in Russia N-sub pre-delivery trials

September 8, 2009