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Indian Navy ready to deal with any security challenge, says Admiral R Hari Kumar

Speaking on eve of Navy Day, the Navy chief said the situation along India's northern border has added to security complexities along with Covid & that the 'dual' scenario continues.
A Chinese Navy ship

‘It’s not all about numbers’, says Navy chief on China’s increasing fleet strength

Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said during Ladakh crisis last year, Navy ships were ‘forward deployed’ while other vessels ‘were kept ready in case the situation escalated’.
Newly-appointed Navy chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar at his annual media meet Friday | ANI

28 women officers deployed on warships, Navy to induct women across spectrum

Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said women officers have been appointed on board almost all major warships.
Representational image of army personnel | ANI

Army decides on new digital pattern combat uniform, to be implemented in 2022

The Army is also in the process of changing its regular olive uniform and one of the ideas is to have different coloured pants and shirts. No decision on this has been taken yet.   
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R. Hari Kumar. | Photo by special arrangement

Admiral Hari Kumar takes over as Navy chief, all eyes on his approach to modernisation

Among the previous nine Navy chiefs, he is the fourth to have commanded INS Ranvir, a Rajput class guided missile destroyer.
Mariya Ahmed Didi

Maldives’ Mariya Didi 1st foreign defence minister to review Navy academy parade

Didi is on a 6-day visit to India. She was the first female lawyer in the Maldives, and became the first woman in its history to be a minister in 2018.
(Representational image) File image of INS Vikramaditya. | Indian Navy

Chinese navy is planning ahead. India’s approach doesn’t match up, above sea or below

While China has been focusing on its naval build-up, from carriers to destroyers, Indian Navy’s budget keeps decreasing.

Irresponsible nations with hegemonic tendencies twisting definition of UNCLOS, says Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is being repeatedly weakened by by some nations arbitrarily interpreting its definition.
The first of the Visakhapatnam class stealth-guided missile destroyers | By special arrangement

India to commission its most potent indigenously built destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam, Sunday

Ship is first of 4 Visakhapatnam-class stealth-guided missile destroyers. Navy Vice Chief Ghormade says it'll enhance India's capacity and firepower, both above & under water.
Representational image of a US Air Force MQ-9 drone | Wikimedia commons

US offers India discount on Guardian drones, proposes to set up maintenance facility too

In 2018, the US had offered India the armed version of the Guardian drones, which were originally authorised in surveillance configuration.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.