Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicNaval ships

Topic: naval ships

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.

Six Indian naval ships arrive in Sri Lanka to boost bilateral defence cooperation

The 4-day visit marks a milestone in bilateral relations' history wherein for the first time such a large number of Indian Navy ships visited Sri Lanka, Indian High Commission said.

Nothing fishy about India-US naval exercises. Message for China is to get ready to fight

The joint exercises with US' nuclear-powered warship Nimitz are a sign not only of India’s rising international clout but also the changed domestic political outlook.

Navy sends more ships from Eastern fleet for deployment in Indian Ocean region

The Eastern and Western Naval Commands are in a ‘heightened state of alertness’, which means ships can be deployed on short notice.

Why Indian Navy needs the 127 mm guns it is set to acquire for destroyers & frigates

From anti-aircraft task to taking out smaller vessels and area domination, the Naval guns, cheaper than a missile, play a very important role.

Modi govt to sell INS Viraat as scrap, naval fraternity questions sense of heritage

Aircraft carrier INS Viraat was decommissioned in 2017, and there were many proposals for her utilisation, but the govt found none to be good enough.

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.

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Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
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Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

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.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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