Monday, 28 November, 2022
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Topic: NAVY

How Cholas, Mings dominated Indian Ocean before INS Vikrant

The idea of dominating the Indian Ocean is not new. Naval interactions between South India and Sri Lanka date back to the 11th century.

Colonial St. George’s Cross dropped for Chhatrapati Shivaji’s seal on Indian Navy’s new flag

This is the fourth time since 1950 that the naval ensign has undergone a change.

Historic first for Indian Navy as all-women air crew conduct reconnaissance, surveillance op

5 officers of the Indian Navy’s INAS 314 completed the first all-women independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea on Wednesday.

1st indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant delivered to Navy, India among rare few with capacity

Vikrant has been built with 76% indigenisation, at a cost of about Rs 20,000 cr, & will significantly enhance the Navy’s presence in the Indian Ocean Region. It will be commissioned next month.

‘Get up you sons of coolies, junglees’–How Cdr King sparked 1946 Royal Indian Navy mutiny

In '1946 Last War of Independence', Pramod Kapoor gives a detailed account of the naval mutiny by Indian sailors against the British.

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

PLA increasing border threat is China’s way of distracting India from building good Navy

Without a major shift in our security strategy, our Navy will lose its current edge. We will end up constrained by China, both on land and at sea.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 6 Indian fishermen, seizes boat for alleged poaching

The arrest was made in seas northwest of the Kovilan Lighthouse in Jaffna during a patrol in the wee hours of Saturday, the Navy said in a statement.

India’s new Maritime Security Coordinator is 22 years too late. But it ticks many boxes

A Group of Ministers, set up in 2000, after the Kargil conflict, had first recommended setting up “an apex body for the management of maritime affairs”.

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.

On Camera

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

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.