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In his annual comments in the run-up to Navy Day, naval chief Admiral Karambir Singh outlined the orientation of the IN as a force that is ”combat-ready, credible and cohesive”(PTI)

To preserve its edge, the silent service must innovate | Analysis

By C Uday Bhaskar
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:00 PM IST
India’s hi-tech human talent needs to be given the necessary incentives to irrigate the Indian techno-strategic ecosystem in a more effective manner
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Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh talked about bolstering the strength of the force amidst the Ladakh-China row that started due to the aggression from the PLA.(ANI)
Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh talked about bolstering the strength of the force amidst the Ladakh-China row that started due to the aggression from the PLA.(ANI)

‘Ready to tackle Covid-19, China’: Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:01 PM IST
On surveillance activities, the navy chief said the two predator drones taken on lease are aiding the navy to fill the capability gap.
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As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the world, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh told his men that while they should hope for the best, the navy should plan for the worst. (Photo @indiannavy)
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the world, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh told his men that while they should hope for the best, the navy should plan for the worst. (Photo @indiannavy)

Vital to keep warships free of Covid-19, says Navy chief

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 08:52 PM IST
Scores of sailors on board aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the disease, and its commanding officer, Captain Brett Crozier, was fired after the leak of a scathing letter he wrote to the navy’s leadership about the unfolding health crisis on his warship.
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The eagle which lost its legs to an electric burn was given prosthetic legs by a Mohali expert.(HT PHOTO)
The eagle which lost its legs to an electric burn was given prosthetic legs by a Mohali expert.(HT PHOTO)

Eagle back on feet courtesy Mohali prosthetic expert

By Rachna Verma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Karan Bir Singh, who has developed limbs and supports for cows and dogs, said he had never made such a small limb before
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Ajay Devgn with the military chiefs in New Delhi.
Ajay Devgn with the military chiefs in New Delhi.

Ajay Devgn thanks army, navy and air chiefs for watching Tanhaji with him: ‘Thank you all for the love’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 11:46 AM IST
Ajay Devgn has thanked the chiefs of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force for joining him for a screening of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior in Delhi.
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The Navy chief, cautioning China against its increasing involvement in the Indian Ocean, said the navy is watching carefully(ANI)
The Navy chief, cautioning China against its increasing involvement in the Indian Ocean, said the navy is watching carefully(ANI)

‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor impinge India’s sovereignty’: Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh at Raisina Dialogue

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said there have been instances when PLA (China) ships entered our Exclusive Economic Zones wherein we had to tell them that this impinges on our issue
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Naravane, Singh and Bhadauria are also from NDA’s 56th course.(ANI)
Naravane, Singh and Bhadauria are also from NDA’s 56th course.(ANI)

Lt Gen MM Naravane, other two military chiefs have two things in common

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 03:54 AM IST
The army chief-designate’s father MS Naravane was a wing commander in the air force; navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh’s father Gurmaijit Singh was a wing commander too; while IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria’s father Suraj Pal Singh Bhadauria was a master warrant officer in the air force
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Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, with Navy spokesperson, Commander Vivek Madhwal, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, with Navy spokesperson, Commander Vivek Madhwal, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

Repelled Chinese vessel in Sept, says Navy chief

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 06:03 AM IST
According to marinetraffic.com, a ship tracking and maritime intelligence website, the Shi Yan 1 is 60 metres long, 26 metres wide and has a gross weight of 3,071 tonnes. The website tracked the Chinese-flagged vessel’s current position to the South China Sea.
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China's aircraft carrier Liaoning takes part in a military drill oin the western Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2018.(Reuters file photo)
China's aircraft carrier Liaoning takes part in a military drill oin the western Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2018.(Reuters file photo)

Navy chief Karambir Singh says Chinese vessel entered Indian waters without permission

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 02:07 AM IST
The Chinese vessel, Shi Yan 1, was found carrying out some activities near Port Blair in September when it was asked to go away.
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First indigenous aircraft carrier will be fully operational by 2022, says Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Naval Staff, said that the Indian Navy has received intelligence that terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is training terrorists for an underwater attack.
Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Naval Staff, said that the Indian Navy has received intelligence that terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is training terrorists for an underwater attack.

‘JeM’s underwater wing training men for attack’: Navy chief warns in Pune

By Shivani Sadanand Singh | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 08:42 PM IST
The Indian Navy is fully prepared to make sure there is no intrusion from the seas, he added.
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Cops said the accused revealed that he was a drug addict and started supplying heroin to meet his need of drugs.(HT image)
Cops said the accused revealed that he was a drug addict and started supplying heroin to meet his need of drugs.(HT image)

BTech student held with 12gm heroin in Panchkula

By HT Correspondent | Panchkula
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:53 AM IST
Inspector Karambir Singh, in-charge Sector 19 crime branch, said the accused was identified as Nitish Sharma, a resident of Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.
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According to new directives, bouquets are not to be presented to officers and their spouses during official visits.
According to new directives, bouquets are not to be presented to officers and their spouses during official visits.

New chief says cut down on ostentatious displays in navy

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 11:35 PM IST
According to the new directive, the use of the third person in addressing senior officers is to be discouraged, their full title is not to be used repeatedly in speeches, and refreshments and meals have to simple and “devoid of ostentation”.
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Rajnath Singh on Saturday took charge as the defence minister and immediately held a meeting with the top military brass.(ANI Twitter)
Rajnath Singh on Saturday took charge as the defence minister and immediately held a meeting with the top military brass.(ANI Twitter)

Rajnath Singh takes charge as Defence Minister

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 01:07 PM IST
After taking charge, the former home minister held a meeting with Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and newly appointed Navy chief Karambir Singh.
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Vice Admiral Bimal Verma(File photo)
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma(File photo)

Vice Admiral Verma, overlooked for Navy chief post, earned 2 adverse reports

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 10:25 AM IST
Two defence ministers expressed reservations about Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, the current Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command who was recently overlooked for the post of the Chief of Navy Staff.
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The AFT is hearing the matter after the defence ministry last week rejected Verma’s statutory complaint challenging Singh’s appointment as the next chief.(HT Photo)
The AFT is hearing the matter after the defence ministry last week rejected Verma’s statutory complaint challenging Singh’s appointment as the next chief.(HT Photo)

AFT asks defence ministry to produce original records

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Verma’s lawyer Ankur Chhibber said the matter would come up for hearing on May 29, three days before current navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba retires.
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Last week, the defence ministry rejected Vice Admiral Bimal Verma’s petition challenging the appointment of his junior, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh (left) , as the next Navy Chief.(ANI)
Last week, the defence ministry rejected Vice Admiral Bimal Verma’s petition challenging the appointment of his junior, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh (left) , as the next Navy Chief.(ANI)

Vice Admiral Verma files fresh plea on appointment of new Navy Chief

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 09:36 AM IST
In his petition, Vice Admiral Bimal Verma also sought quashing of a note issued by the defence ministry rejecting his plea against Singh’s appointment.
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The police have booked the three people mentioned in the note after the victim’s son filed a complaint on Monday.(FilePhoto)
The police have booked the three people mentioned in the note after the victim’s son filed a complaint on Monday.(FilePhoto)

Man hangs self in Sec 78; three booked

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 07:52 AM IST
The police said the incident was reported on Sunday evening when the victim was found hanging from a steel rod on the ceiling in his room
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Verma had questioned the government’s decision of overlooking him for the post of Navy chief despite he being the seniormost.(FILE PHOTO)
Verma had questioned the government’s decision of overlooking him for the post of Navy chief despite he being the seniormost.(FILE PHOTO)

Defence Ministry rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma’s plea challenging appointment of Navy Chief

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 02:09 PM IST
Rejecting his statutory complaint filed on April 10, Defence Ministry’s Joint Secretary (Navy) Richa Mishra clarified that though seniority is an important criterion while appointing services chiefs but it is not the sole criteria.
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Verma, who heads the Andaman and Nicobar Command in Port Blair, would have been the senior-most officer in the navy on May 31 when Admiral Sunil Lanba retires.(HT Photo)
Verma, who heads the Andaman and Nicobar Command in Port Blair, would have been the senior-most officer in the navy on May 31 when Admiral Sunil Lanba retires.(HT Photo)

No word from govt on complaint, says Verma’s lawyer

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 12:20 AM IST
Verma moved the AFT on April 25 for the second time after the government named Admiral Singh as the next navy chief in March. The defence ministry was asked to take a decision on Verma’s complaint by May 15.
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File phot of Vice Admiral Bimal Verma(HT Photo)
File phot of Vice Admiral Bimal Verma(HT Photo)

Armed Forces Tribunal asks government to decide Vice Admiral Verma’s complaint in three weeks

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 11:36 AM IST
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma had on Tuesday moved the AFT for the second time after the government last month named Admiral Singh as the next navy chief.
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Vice-Admiral Verma(File photo)
Vice-Admiral Verma(File photo)

Vice-Admiral Verma to come face to face with next navy chief

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 09:56 AM IST
Ten days after he filed a statutory complaint to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman against his supersession, Vice-Admiral Bimal Verma will on Tuesday come face-to-face with the junior officer, Vice-Admiral Karambir Singh, who was named as the next navy chief by the government last week, officials familiar with the matter said.
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Vice-Admiral Bimal Verma, the top navy officer overlooked by the government for the navy chief’s position, has filed a statutory complaint to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman against his supersession(HT)
Vice-Admiral Bimal Verma, the top navy officer overlooked by the government for the navy chief’s position, has filed a statutory complaint to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman against his supersession(HT)

Bimal Verma’s complaint to Nirmala Sitharaman on supersession filed

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 08:25 AM IST
The government last month had appointed Vice-Admiral Karambir Singh as the next navy chief, overlooking Bimal Verma.
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Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has withdrawn his petition challenging his supersession for the post of Navy chief(HT)
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has withdrawn his petition challenging his supersession for the post of Navy chief(HT)

Vice admiral Bimal Verma withdraws plea challenging Karambir Singh’s appointment as navy chief

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 03:52 PM IST
He had approached the Armed Forces Tribunal challenging the appointment of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next navy chief
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Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has petitioned the Armed Forces Tribunal over the government’s decision to appoint his junior as next Navy chief.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has petitioned the Armed Forces Tribunal over the government’s decision to appoint his junior as next Navy chief.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Navy officer petitions tribunal over next chief, daughter to fight his case

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 01:14 AM IST
Rhea Verma father, Vice Admiral Verma, would have been the senior-most officer in the Navy on May 31 when Admiral Sunil Lanba retires. But the government last month decided against appointing him and opted for Vice Admiral Karambir Singh.
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Singh will supersede Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, who is the senior most in terms of length of service.(PICTURE CREDIT ANI)
Singh will supersede Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, who is the senior most in terms of length of service.(PICTURE CREDIT ANI)

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma moves Armed Forces Tribunal after being superseded for naval chief post

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh will take over as the new Navy Chief after Admiral Sunil Lanba will complete his three-year term on May 31 this year.
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Vice Admiral Karambir Singh(File photo)
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh(File photo)

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh to be next navy chief

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 10:04 PM IST
The government on Saturday announced that Vice Admiral Karambir Singh will take over as the next navy chief when Admiral Sunil Lanba retires on May 31, superseding Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, who will be the senior-most naval officer on that date.
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Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed next Navy chief

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 02:39 PM IST
At present, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.
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