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Keep evacuation plan ready: Modi on Sudan

PM Modi held a high-level meeting to assess the risk to Indian citizens in Sudan where violence has killed over 400 people. The PM ordered contingency evacuation plans to be drawn up and for the situation to be monitored closely. There are about 2,800 Indian nationals in Sudan, many of them professionals working in key sectors. The US and Switzerland have also indicated they are preparing for possible evacuation of citizens and embassy staff.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the meeting via video-conferencing, and among the attendees were external affairs minister S Jaishankar, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, and the Indian ambassador to Sudan BS Mubarak, among other senior officials. (PIB)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 11:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Misunderstanding’: Navy chief says didn't anticipate stir over Agnipath scheme

Agnipath protests: Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said the Agniveer model is the single biggest human resources management transformation in the Indian military and the protests are happening due to misinformation.

Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 17, 2022 10:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

German Navy chief quits after controversial Ukraine remarks at Delhi think tank

The German Navy chief’s remarks – especially his contention that the Crimean Peninsule will ‘never come back’ to Ukraine following its annexation by Russia in 2014 – caused consternation in European security circles.

During an interactive session on Friday at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), German Navy chief, Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach said he didn’t believe Russia intends to occupy Ukraine. (File/AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2022 04:04 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Vice Admiral Hari Kumar to take charge as India’s next navy chief

Kumar is currently heading the Mumbai-based Western Naval Command. The 59-year-old officer was commissioned into the navy in January 1983.

The 59-year-old officer was commissioned into the navy in January 1983. (Indian Navy)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 01:41 AM IST
By, , Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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