Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicIndian Navy

Topic: Indian Navy

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.

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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