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Navy seeks amendment to 30-year submarine plan, wants six nuclear boats

In the backdrop of rapidly expanding Chinese Navy, the Indian Navy wants six SSNs to replace diesel powered conventional attack submarines as Indo-Pacific has emerged as the new theatre.
India's sole nuclear powered submarine (SSN) INS Chakra, which is on lease from Russia.(Pic: Indian Navy)
India's sole nuclear powered submarine (SSN) INS Chakra, which is on lease from Russia.(Pic: Indian Navy)
Published on May 18, 2021 08:45 AM IST
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By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Navy to get aircraft carrier Vikrant, missile destroyer Visakhapatnam in 2021

While the Chinese Navy has commissioned three main battleships last Saturday at Sanya in Hainan naval facility in disputed South China Sea, the Cochin shipyard will start final trials of INS Vikrant as precursor of handing over the carrier to the Indian Navy.
India’s sole aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in joint patrol with USS Nimitz during 2017 Malabar exercises(File photo)
India’s sole aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in joint patrol with USS Nimitz during 2017 Malabar exercises(File photo)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 10:25 AM IST
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By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi

In a first, China, Pak navies deploy submarines in strategic Arabian Sea drills

The Arabian Sea region is strategically important for India as major ports including Kandla, Okha , Mumbai, Nhava Sheva (Navi Mumbai), Mormugão, New Mangalore, and Kochi are located there.
The Arabian Sea region is strategically important for India as major ports including Kandla, Okha , Mumbai, Nhava Sheva (Navi Mumbai) and Kochi are located there.(Representative Photo/ANI)
The Arabian Sea region is strategically important for India as major ports including Kandla, Okha , Mumbai, Nhava Sheva (Navi Mumbai) and Kochi are located there.(Representative Photo/ANI)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 06:52 PM IST
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Beijing | By Press Trust of India

Chinese warships in Indian Ocean spotted by surveillance network

More than 100 warships of different countries pass through the region at any given time. The Chinese warships were in international waters, also called “global commons.”
Indian Navy’sP-8I spy planes successfully track Chinese amphibious warship Xian-32 in Southern Indian Ocean Region. Pics of Landing Paltrorm Dock Xian 32 clicked by P-8I surveillance aircraft in 1st half of Sept before it entered Sri Lankan waters.(Pic source:Indian Navy sources)
Indian Navy’sP-8I spy planes successfully track Chinese amphibious warship Xian-32 in Southern Indian Ocean Region. Pics of Landing Paltrorm Dock Xian 32 clicked by P-8I surveillance aircraft in 1st half of Sept before it entered Sri Lankan waters.(Pic source:Indian Navy sources)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 01:23 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Chinese navy launches two new guided missile destroyers: Report

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) last month celebrated its 70th anniversary in which Indian naval ships, including the indigenously developed missile destroyer, INS Kolkata along with tanker INS Shakti took part in the fleet review held at Qingdao.
Two Type 052D guided missile destroyers were launched last Friday in China’s Dalian, a coastal city, state-run Global Times reported.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
Two Type 052D guided missile destroyers were launched last Friday in China’s Dalian, a coastal city, state-run Global Times reported.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2019 01:32 PM IST
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Beijing | By Press Trust of India

China silent on Pak’s navy parade absence, clubs New Delhi ties with Islamabad

China’s defence ministry on Thursday remained silent on the reason behind the absence of any Pakistani warship at this week’s high-profile maritime parade to mark Chinese navy’s 70th anniversary.
Chinese president Xi Jinping reviews a naval parade with Chinese and foreign military ships held in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the sea near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province, Tuesday, April 23, 2019.(AP photo)
Chinese president Xi Jinping reviews a naval parade with Chinese and foreign military ships held in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the sea near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province, Tuesday, April 23, 2019.(AP photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 07:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

80 new warships in 5 years: Indian Navy’s concern at China’s growing marine reach

The Chinese Navy added 80 warships in last five years and is “a force which is here to stay”, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said during a session on Indo-Pacific at Raisina Dialogue.
The Chinese Navy added 80 warships in last five years and is “a force which is here to stay”, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said during a session on Indo-Pacific at Raisina Dialogue.(AFP File Photo)
The Chinese Navy added 80 warships in last five years and is “a force which is here to stay”, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said during a session on Indo-Pacific at Raisina Dialogue.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Jan 09, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Aussie PM says country will sail in South China Sea after ‘Chinese face-off’

The Chinese “challenged” two Australian frigates and an oil replenishment ship this month as the Australian ships were sailing to Vietnam, Australian media reported, citing defence officials.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, however, did not comment on the specific ‘face-off’ incident between Australian ships and Chinese Navy.(Reuters)
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, however, did not comment on the specific ‘face-off’ incident between Australian ships and Chinese Navy.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 12:32 PM IST
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Associated Press, Canberra | By HT Correspondent

China stages maritime exercise in South China Sea as US nuclear carrier sails by

The large-scale exercise in the South China Sea reflected China’s growing maritime might as its naval drills reach across seas, including the Indian Ocean.
The guided missile frigate Handan under the PLAN Northern Theatre Command prepares to conduct deep sea anchoring during a maritime training exercise in waters off the Yellow Sea in March 2018.(Courtesy: China Military Online)
The guided missile frigate Handan under the PLAN Northern Theatre Command prepares to conduct deep sea anchoring during a maritime training exercise in waters off the Yellow Sea in March 2018.(Courtesy: China Military Online)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 05:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
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