Request for Information issued to vendors. Navy has noted that the helicopters should be twin engines, with wheeled landing gear and blade fold capability.
A HDW Type 209 vessel, it is estimated to have less than 48 hours of oxygen supply left currently. Missing since this week, it is one of 5 submarines Indonesia operates.
At a time when the rest of the country is struggling on the Covid vaccination front, over 97% defence personnel have received the first dose and nearly 76% have got both the shots.
The Indian Navy has already sent a deep submergence rescue vessel to support the Indonesian Navy's effort to trace the submarine that went missing Wednesday around the Bali Strait.
Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria also flagged off 4 more Rafale fighters in France that are expected to land in India Thursday, taking the total number of the aircraft to 18.
The MH-60 Romeo helicopters are meant to meet the Navy's immediate requirement for anti-submarine operations amid China’s increasing forays into the waters around India.
A report in PLA Daily says the brigade is located 5,200m above sea level in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, but does not specify the type or firing range of the weapon.
Hospitals run by all 63 Cantonment Boards also asked to accommodate Cantt residents and those from outside approaching them for treatment.
DRDO says the 500-bed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid hospital in Delhi will cater to Covid patients who require critical care.
At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.