Saturday, 28 May, 2022
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TopicIndian Navy

Topic: Indian Navy

Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.

Boost for India’s plan to be aircraft maintenance hub as Navy planes get heavy work done in TN

Air Works & Boeing doing heavy maintenance on 3 P-8I aircraft simultaneously, a significant step as work on this scale takes 'immense capacity, capability and technology'.

Chinese Navy is the largest in the world, but not the best. Don’t underestimate it though

As PLA Navy celebrates its 73rd anniversary and massive fleet, there’s a message for the world – it is only a matter of years before Chinese put their house in order.

Should India insist on large warships after sinking of Russia’s Moskva? The lesson not to take

Large carriers like Russia’s flagship Moskva are vulnerable to cruise missiles in the sea. But India still needs them.

Why Russian strikes on Ukraine’s defence industry sites are worrying Indian Navy & IAF

Navy is heavily dependent on Ukraine for gas turbine engines, while IAF runs Antonov An-32. Spare parts are stocked, but supply from Ukraine may be affected later.

‘Cradle of warriors’, studded with distinguished alumni — RIMC turns 100 today

Inaugurated on 13 March 1922, the Rashtriya Indian Military College is a feeder institution to the National Defence Academy, Officers’ Training Academy and Indian Military Academy.

President Kovind conducts Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam as Indian Navy displays its strength

During the event, Kovind boarded the indigenously designed Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Sumitra which sailed past 44 ships anchored in four columns in the Bay of Bengal.

Steampast & salute — Navy’s Presidential Fleet Review to take place on 21 Feb in Visakhapatnam

More than 60 ships and submarines, 50 aircraft to take part in the President's Fleet Review that will commemorate 75 years of independence.

Russia & US to participate in India’s largest maritime exercise ‘Milan’, amid Ukraine tensions

Milan is a biennial multilateral naval exercise hosted by Indian Navy. For the first time, exercise is being held in Visakhapatnam instead of Andaman and Nicobar Command.

India’s defence budget is good news for Navy, BRO; bad news for China. But there’s a catch

Budgetary hikes in defence allocation do mask the challenge of the availability of resources. Sustained growth is needed to fill this gap.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

A tale of two summits: Quad under a Chinese shadow & Davos searching for a solution to Russia

Quad's message from Tokyo was of solidarity and the World Economic Forum's Switzerland meeting was more political than ever. Both were concerned about the health of geopolitics.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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