Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: warships

Won’t be long before a woman commands a warship, say female Navy officers deployed at sea

Surg. Lt Hannah Jane and Lt Cdr Tanisha Chakraborty are among four women officers deployed aboard warships in December-January. They are serving on fleet tanker INS Shakti.

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.

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.

To stop relying on imported weapons, govt must create separate MoD for production, rejig DRDO

The naval variant of the Tejas fighter put India in an elite club of nations. But India remains an underperformer in the military-industrial field.

Satellite images show how China’s new warships will be ready months before schedule

China is known for dishing out naval ships before schedule. The new trick is likely to push it back further.

Indian Navy to get 56 new warships in next 10 years, including third aircraft carrier

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba said the Indian Navy had envisioned a fleet of 200 ships and 500 aircraft by 2050.

India denies Chinese Navy is near Maldives, refutes reports that 11 warships deployed

Chinese portal claims ships sailed into the eastern Indian Ocean this month, India says nearest Chinese Navy force is on routine duty in the Gulf of Aden.

On Camera


Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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.