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File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Representational image of women officers in the Indian Navy | YouTube

SC extends deadline for giving permanent commission to women officers in Navy to 31 December

The court also asked the Centre to provide Rs 25 lakh compensation each in four weeks to five Naval women officers, who were not considered for the permanent commission.
INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

Will continue maintaining high-tempo of operations, says Navy chief amid tensions with China

Admiral Karambir Singh reviews operational preparedness of the Indian Navy’s warships deployed at sea ahead of upcoming Malabar maritime exercise.

Indian Navy readies 3 women pilots for maritime reconnaissance mission on Dornier aircraft

Lt Divya Sharma, Lt Shubhangi Swaroop and Lt Shivangi had initially undergone basic flying training partly with Indian Air Force and partly with the Navy prior to (DOFT) Course.
File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

‘Invaluable’ addition — US Senators welcome inclusion of Australia in Malabar naval exercise

Malabar naval exercise was started in 1992 between Indian Navy and US Navy. Japan joined in 2015. Talks had been on for over a decade to include Australia.
An Army soldier wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Guwahati railway station | Photo: ANI

No mandatory 14-day quarantine if Army, Navy, IAF personnel travel by air for leave or duty

June guidelines allowed soldiers to skip 14-day quarantine, but did not specify air travel. The new rule will help personnel go for temporary duties and short leaves.
Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

Indian & Sri Lankan Navy to hold 3-day military exercise to show growing strategic interests

Indian Navy has participated in a number of joint maritime exercises in last few weeks, including a 3-day drill with Japanese Navy in September & one with US Navy in July.
INS Jalashwa, an existing landing platform dock of the Indian Navy | Photo: PIB via Wikipedia

Setback for private shipyards as Navy cancels Rs 20,000 cr Landing Platform Docks contract

The Request for Proposals to build 4 LPDs was issued in November 2013, and went through seven extensions and one re-submission of bids.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.