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Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning sails through the Miyako Strait near Okinawa on its way to the Pacific. (REUTERS)

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning sails between Japanese islands

ANI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 02:51 PM IST
The ministry said the Maritime Self-Defense Force confirmed that during the period from Monday to Tuesday the Liaoning, accompanied by five other vessels, sailed northward between Okinawa's main island and Miyakojima Island, and then entered the East China Sea.
The ship was brought by Shree Ram Group for Rs 38.54 crore in an auction conducted by the Metal Scrap Trade Corporation Limited last month(File photo)
The ship was brought by Shree Ram Group for Rs 38.54 crore in an auction conducted by the Metal Scrap Trade Corporation Limited last month(File photo)

Iconic INS Viraat makes final journey to Alang ship breaking yard

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 10:20 PM IST
After numerous pleas and offers to convert the iconic vessel into a naval museum went unheard, the ship was towed to the breaking yard at Alang in Bhavnagar in Gujarat

First indigenous aircraft carrier will be fully operational by 2022, says Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 01:43 PM IST
Admiral Singh, speaking at an annual press conference, also said that the Navy’s long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers.
China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning, made in the Soviet Union before its dissolution, was launched in 2012.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning, made in the Soviet Union before its dissolution, was launched in 2012.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

China’s aircraft carrier sails near Taiwan, to train in disputed South China Sea

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 09:01 PM IST
The Chinese aircraft carrier fleet passed through the narrow Taiwan Strait days after an UN warship took the same route: The passage of the Chinese unnamed carrier is said to be a message to self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims is a breakaway province.
A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America(AP)
A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America(AP)

Chinese surveillance goods illegally sold to US: Federal prosecutors

New York | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 07:06 AM IST
Last year, Cabasso emailed an employee of a Chinese manufacturer stressing the need to take steps to make sure its products couldn’t be traced, prosecutors said.
The Light Combat Aircraft (Navy) on Friday conducted a critical test by successfully executing the first-ever arrested landing at a shore-based facility, INS Hansa in Goa.(ANI video grab)
The Light Combat Aircraft (Navy) on Friday conducted a critical test by successfully executing the first-ever arrested landing at a shore-based facility, INS Hansa in Goa.(ANI video grab)

Naval version of LCA passes key test, landing on aircraft carrier the next step

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 04:23 PM IST
The LCA (Navy) is the naval version of indigenously developed Tejas fighter aircraft being developed for the Indian Air Force.
A critical operational necessity for the navy, the MRHs are being bought as a replacement for the Sea King 42/42A fleet, which went out of service nearly two decades ago.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
A critical operational necessity for the navy, the MRHs are being bought as a replacement for the Sea King 42/42A fleet, which went out of service nearly two decades ago.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

NDA govt eyes Rs 17,500-cr navy chopper deal with US

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 07:50 AM IST
India is buying 24 Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters to strengthen the navy’s anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare and surveillance capabilities.
John Bolton, the US national security advisor, has been an advocate of regime change in Iran(AP)
John Bolton, the US national security advisor, has been an advocate of regime change in Iran(AP)

Even misinterpretations can trigger a US-Iran war at this juncture

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 06:49 PM IST
It is likely that one country’s defensive move aimed at deterrence can be interpreted as an offensive move by the other
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(AP file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(AP file photo)

PM Modi’s claim on Rajiv Gandhi misusing INS Viraat wrong: Ex-Navy chief

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:15 PM IST
Addressing an election rally here on Wednesday, Modi said the former prime minister used INS Viraat as a private taxi and his in-laws were onboard the aircraft carrier.
(In a show of naval force, various countries have challenged Beijing by conducting drills in the South China Sea.(AFP/File Photo)
(In a show of naval force, various countries have challenged Beijing by conducting drills in the South China Sea.(AFP/File Photo)

US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 08:26 AM IST
In a show of naval force, various countries have challenged Beijing by conducting drills in the South China Sea. The combined display by four countries represents a fresh challenge to Beijing.
A satellite i mage shows what appears to be the construction of a third Chinese aircraft carrier at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019. Image taken April 17, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
A satellite i mage shows what appears to be the construction of a third Chinese aircraft carrier at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019. Image taken April 17, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

Images show construction of China’s third and largest aircraft carrier

Hong Kong/Beijing | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 12:54 PM IST
China has not formally confirmed that it is building a third carrier, despite recent hints in state media, and the timing and extent of its carrier programme remain state secrets, however the Pentagon said last week that work had begun, but no images have emerged until now.
According to the US Navy’s policy of leaving its shipwrecks untouched -- considering them as the sailors’ hallowed graves -- the Wasp’s hull will remain in the murky depths.(Twitter/US PACIFIC FLEET)
According to the US Navy’s policy of leaving its shipwrecks untouched -- considering them as the sailors’ hallowed graves -- the Wasp’s hull will remain in the murky depths.(Twitter/US PACIFIC FLEET)

World War II aircraft carrier discovered beneath surface of South Pacific

Honiara [Solomon Islands] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 03:11 PM IST
The aircraft was sighted after remote controller research glimpsed the hull of an aircraft carrier. The sighting follows the discovery of another World War II-era shipwreck, the USS Hornet, which sank not far away.
Experts and senior navy officials said the naval mobilisation was the biggest since Operation Parakram following the December 2001 attack on Parliament.(Twitter/ Indiannavy/ Representative Image)
Experts and senior navy officials said the naval mobilisation was the biggest since Operation Parakram following the December 2001 attack on Parliament.(Twitter/ Indiannavy/ Representative Image)

Naval build-up in Arabian Sea puts Pakistan on back foot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 07:49 PM IST
In a rare announcement, the navy said the build-up, consisting of an aircraft carrier, nuclear-powered attack submarines and scores of frontline warships and maritime aircraft, put the Pakistan Navy on the back foot.
Though much below that of the US, China’s defence budget is already more than three times that of India’s.(AP)
Though much below that of the US, China’s defence budget is already more than three times that of India’s.(AP)

‘Not a threat’, says China, readies to up defence budget

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 07:19 PM IST
The release of China’s defence budget this week will be closely followed worldwide as Beijing rapidly modernises its massive army.
In August 2017, the Air Force announced initial operational capability for their version, the F-35A.(REUTERS/ Representative Image/ An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet)
In August 2017, the Air Force announced initial operational capability for their version, the F-35A.(REUTERS/ Representative Image/ An Israeli Air Force F-35 fighter jet)

US Navy’s version of F-35 jet ‘ready for combat’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 11:01 PM IST
The F-35 “C” variant has been developed for the Navy and is capable of taking off and landing from an aircraft carrier.
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba said the case for the second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier or IAC-II has received the necessary impetus,(PTI)
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba said the case for the second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier or IAC-II has received the necessary impetus,(PTI)

‘Second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier got necessary impetus,’ says Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 11:39 PM IST
Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said the carrier would have a displacement of 65,000 tonnes, conventional propulsion and would deploy the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) offered by the US.
The announcement came a day before Union shipping minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan would lay the foundation for India’s largest dry dock for the construction, repair and maintenance of ships at the Cochin Shipyard.(File Photo)
The announcement came a day before Union shipping minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan would lay the foundation for India’s largest dry dock for the construction, repair and maintenance of ships at the Cochin Shipyard.(File Photo)

India’s largest dry dock to come up at Cochin Shipyard

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Kerala’s Cochin Shipyard will be equipped to make vessels to provide impetus to the government’s Make in India scheme, the shipping ministry announced on Monday.
In May, French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking on a trip to Australia, said no country could be allowed to dominate the region.(AFP/File Photo)
In May, French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking on a trip to Australia, said no country could be allowed to dominate the region.(AFP/File Photo)

France to send aircraft carrier to Indian Ocean next year

Marseille (France) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 11:26 AM IST
The Charles de Gaulle, currently in the southern French port of Toulon undergoing renovation, should be ready to sail to the Indian Ocean early next year, French defence minister Florence Parly said.
Protesters stage a rally to denounce the annual joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, April 1.(AP Photo)
Protesters stage a rally to denounce the annual joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, April 1.(AP Photo)

US, South Korea begin low-key military drills amid diplomatic thaw

Agence France-Presse, Seoul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 09:23 AM IST
Tension on the flashpoint peninsula have showed signs of easing in recent months after the isolated, nuclear-armed North proposed summits with the South and their “imperialist enemy” the US.
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