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Lonely Australian ship to track Malabar war games from other side of Bay of Bengal

Frigate RAN Newcastle is docked in Kochi, indicating the Australian Navy was prepared for a last minute entry if India changed its mind and allowed it to join the exercise. MANU PUBBY

India loses 1971 war hero; declassified CIA files reveal impact of his Operation Trident

Cdr Kavina passed away in Australia last week, Indian Navy attended funeral MANU PUBBY

India set to test air-launched version of Brahmos missile that can take out ships, bunkers and command centres

The integration of the missile into the Sukhoi-30MKI will significantly increase the range that the missile can target. MANU PUBBY

In Photos: Inside the Yantar Shipyard in Russia where two of the India Navy’s frigates could be built

The Print's Deputy Editor Manu Pubby was in Kaliningrad in Russia to visit the Yantar shipyard, which could build two frigates for the Indian...

Indian Navy in talks to get underwater rescue ship from Russian shipyard that built most of its submarines

The ship that can be used for rescue operations on nuclear submarines as well

Talks for new frigates from Russia in final stage, first one could be delivered to India in 3 years

The first two ships will be built at the Yantar yard in Russia; two more are set to be constructed at the Goa Shipyard, after it is upgraded and equipped with a specialized workforce. MANU PUBBY

INS Vikramaditya could take part in its first international wargame this July

The US is participating with its USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, and the Japanese Navy is sending its largest warship for the Malabar war games...

The Indian Army’s now considering women in combat roles, but here’s why it’s far behind

VRINDA SEHGAL  Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat has said that the Indian Army is open to inducting women in combat roles. "We have already started...

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

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File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.