Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicNaval ships

Topic: naval ships

Sri Lanka confirms talks with China over deferring visit of ‘spy’ ship to Hambantota port

Sri Lankan foreign ministry said the Chinese vessel Yuan Wang 5 was scheduled to dock at Chinese-leased Hambantota port on 11 August for refuelling and leave on 17 August.

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.

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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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.