Navy foils bid to hijack merchant ship ‘Lila Norfolk’ in Arabian Sea

The Indian Navy said its special force commandos, MARCOS, have rescued all crew members from a Liberian-flagged commercial vessel – MV Lila Norfolk – after an attempt to hijack the ship in the Arabian Sea. Read More

VAdm Dinesh K Tripathi takes charge as Indian Navy’s new vice-chief

Vice-Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi took over as the vice-chief of the naval staff (VCNS). A day before, Vice-Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh took charge from him as the flag officer commanding in chief (FOC-in-C) of the Western Naval Command. Read More

VAdm Sanjay J Singh takes charge as Western Naval Command chief

Vice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh took over as the flag officer commanding in chief of the Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command from Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi at a ceremonial parade held at INS Shikra – the naval air station at Colaba, Mumbai. Read More

Navy steps up surveillance, patrolling in northern, central Arabian Sea

The Indian Navy has significantly increased its patrolling and maritime surveillance in central and northern Arabian Sea in response to the security incidents on commercial shipping vessels transiting through the international shipping lanes in the Red Sea to the Arabian Sea. Read More

NMDAC: India to launch watchdog to tackle maritime threats in IOR

To address maritime threats in the Indian Ocean Region, India will soon establish a watchdog tentatively named National Maritime Domain Awareness Centre. The NMDAC will also closely monitor China’s growing naval presence in the IOR. Read More

INS Imphal: Navy commissions its latest guided-missile destroyer

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, commissioned the Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided-missile destroyer INS Imphal in Mumbai in the presence of the Maharashtra chief minister, Eknath Shinde, and the Navy chief, Admiral Radhakrishnan Hari Kumar. Read More

Navy, Coast Guard swing into action as drone hits tanker in Arabian Sea

MV Chem Pluto, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned and Dutch-operated vessel linked to an Israeli billionaire, was carrying crude oil from Saudi Arabia to India when it was hit by a projectile on Saturday. Read More

IFC-IOR: The unseen hand that guided response to hijacked MV Ruen

While the hijacking of MV Ruen by Somali pirates gripped headlines, the story behind the scenes of the Indian Navy’s response showcased the vital role of an Indian maritime organization keeping an eye on the security of ships in the IOR. Read More

In Bangkok port, Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar visits INS Kadmatt

The Indian Navy chief, Admiral Radhakrishnan Hari Kumar, visited the stealth corvette INS Kadmatt, which is in Bangkok at this moment as a part of its long-range operational deployment in the North Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. Read More

France submits bid for 26 Rafale (M) warplanes for Navy’s aircraft carriers

France has officially submitted its bid in response to India’s tender for 26 Dassault Aviation’s Rafale (Marine) fighters for the Indian Navy’s two aircraft carriers – INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant. Read More


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