Friday, 19 August, 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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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.