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Russia's Vladimir Putin orders nuclear drills amid Ukraine war

"During the exercise, a set of measures will be taken to practise the preparation and use of non-strategic nuclear weapons," the defence ministry said.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (AFP)
Updated on May 06, 2024 02:08 PM IST

Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi takes over as new Chief of Naval Staff

Tripathi was the Western Naval command chief before he was appointed the navy’s vice chief in January 2024 and had earlier served as the navy’s chief of personnel

Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi was the vice chief of naval staff before taking charge of the service. (ANI photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 12:32 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

Ready to deal with any Israeli attack: Iranian military

The Red Sea has seen significant disruption to Israel-bound shipping due to attacks from Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis.

Iranian army members march during Army Day parade at a military base in northern Tehran,(AP)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 03:17 PM IST
Reuters |

Amidst the Iran-Israel escalation loop, India is not spoilt for choice

While the crew of captured ships have traditionally been released unharmed, the current crisis presents a new frontier for Indian foreign policy

An official slides down a rope during a helicopter raid on MSC Aries ship.(via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 03:48 PM IST

Karnataka's Karwar base gets naval pier, residential accommodation

Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar inaugurated a major pier and residential accommodation at Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka on Tuesday.

The Pier 3 Offshore Patrol Vessel Pier is 350m long, capable of berthing OPVs, large survey vessels and Mine Counter Measure Vessels.(ANI)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 02:53 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

India opens key naval base close to Maldives

The base has immense significance not just for the Indian Navy but for maritime security, and strategic posture in the Indo-Pacific, the navy chief said.

Indian Naval officers seen during the commissioning of naval base 'INS Jatayu', at Minicoy, Lakshadweep Islands, on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 04:57 AM IST
ByRahul Singh, New Delhi

Navy commissions strategically important ‘INS Jatayu’ base in Lakshadweep

INS Jatayu is the second naval base in Lakshadweep after INS Dweeprakshak in Kavaratti.

Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar and Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel during the
Published on Mar 06, 2024 05:04 PM IST

Cabinet Committee on Security approves 19k cr Navy deal for BrahMos missiles

Indian government approves acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles for navy warships, with significant capability enhancement costing Rs.19,000 crore.

BrahMos variants can be launched from land, air and sea (File)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 06:08 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

When an admiral gets to helm China’s PLA

The choice of a defence minister from the Chinese navy is also an attempt to avoid further embarrassment for China, domestically as well as externally.

China's new defence minister Dong Jun (Chinese media)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 10:10 PM IST

A national monument, a cradle of leadership

NDA, the alma mater of a significant majority of India’s military leadership, turned 75 in January. The journey so far, and the path ahead

NDA cadets marching past the dias during the parade. (HT Photos)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 10:00 PM IST

All stakeholders agreed on Agnipath scheme, says Army chief

Naravane’s remarks on the scheme figured in the recently published excerpts of his yet-to-be released autobiography titled Four Stars of Destiny

Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande addresses the annual press conference, ahead of Army Day in New Delhi on January 11.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 04:43 AM IST
ByRahul Singh

First video of Indians rescued by Navy from pirates-hijacked ship surfaces

MARCOs commandos rescued all 21 crew members, including 15 Indians, from Liberian-flagged vessel MV Lili Norfolk after boarding it from a warship.

The first visuals of the rescued Indian crew, who were onboard the hijacked Liberian-flagged vessel MV Lili Norfolk.
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 11:23 AM IST

Closely tracking Chinese presence in Indian Ocean, says navy chief

The Indian Ocean has been in the spotlight amid China’s rising influence in the region, where it is setting up military bases, pushing countries to advance its maritime claims, and forcing strategic concessions from vulnerable States

Indian Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar (Twitter Photo)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 07:03 PM IST
ByRahul Singh

US Navy ship shoots down missiles fired from Yemen 'potentially' at Israel

The spokesman said that missiles were fired from Yemen where the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels are at war with a government backed by a Saudi-led coalition.

A ship of the US Navy(AFP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 05:51 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

More than 1.36 crore school students participate in Veer Gatha Project 3.0

Two editions of the Veer Gatha Project (i.e., Edition-I and Edition-II) have been conducted in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

The students sent poems, paintings, essays, videos, etc. to honour the acts of bravery and sacrifice of the officers/personnel of the Armed Forces.
Published on Oct 06, 2023 02:01 PM IST
ANI | , New Delhi

Mahendragiri, India’s new warship, to be launched in Mumbai on September 1

Mahendragiri is the seventh and last stealth frigate of Project 17A , which are a follow-on to the Project 17 frigates, with improved stealth features and advanced weapons

The launch of Mahendragiri is an apt testament to the incredible progress our nation has made in building a self-reliant naval force (PIB)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 05:25 PM IST

India gives nod to defence buys worth 7.8k-cr

India on Thursday gave its initial approval to defence purchases worth ₹7,800 crore, including light machine guns, bridge laying tanks, electronic warfare suite for air force helicopters and weapons for naval choppers, to boost the combat readiness of the armed forces, officials said.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Light machine guns, weapons for naval choppers in 7,800-cr defence push

DAC chaired by Rajnath Singh on Thursday also cleared the procurement of electronic warfare suite for Mi-17 V5 helicopters to enhance their survivability

Defence minister Rajnath Singh chaired the meeting of the defence acquisition council that approved proposals to defence purchase worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7,800 crore (PTI)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 06:55 PM IST

US President Joe Biden publicly acknowledges 7th grandchild for first time

Hunter Biden's paternity of Navy was proved via DNA test after Lunden Roberts sued the former for child support.

US President Joe Biden(AFP)
Published on Jul 29, 2023 07:56 PM IST

ITO going under triggers massive traffic spillovers across Delhi

Parts of central Delhi's ITO and Mathura Road were submerged due to flooding

Commuters wafe through the waterlogged ITO stretch, in New Delhi on Friday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Methamphetamine worth 12,000 cr seized by NCB, Navy off Kerala coast

Nearly 2,500 kg of methamphetamine worth around ₹12,000 cr seized by NCB, Navy in Indian waters

As part of the operation, so far around 3,200 kg of methamphetamine, 500 kg of heroin and 529 kg of hashish has been seized. (Representative image/ REUTERS)
Published on May 13, 2023 07:50 PM IST

‘Army officer’ dupes buyers by offering them discounted branded items from canteen

The complainant said that he paid ₹40,000 to Surve through an online transaction for a refrigerator, however, when he asked for the item, Surve had switched off his phone, “We initiated an investigation and found Surve’s location in Navi Mumbai following which we arrested him,” said Patil

Upon conducting a search of Surve’s residence, the police found several fake ID cards through which Surve pretended to be an officer with the armed forces. “After questioning him, Surve admitted that he cheated several people by offering them branded items from the army canteen at discounted rates (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 01:01 AM IST
ByMegha Sood

Chinese President tells PLA to strengthen training for combat

Xi Jinping inspected the armed forces’ Southern Theatre Command’s navy on Tuesday and stressed the need for “training and combat readiness” amid heightened tension in the South China Sea.

Updated on Apr 12, 2023 07:33 PM IST
By, Beijing

China renames five seabed features in Indian Ocean Region

China's navy has named five seabed features in the Indian Ocean region after Chinese musical instruments, taking the total number of names it has given to undersea topographies in the maritime area to nine. The move is seen as an example of China's "soft power". While China has earlier declared renaming undersea features in other maritime regions, it is the first time that the Chinese navy has made public that it has done so in the Indian Ocean region. The Indian navy will be closely monitoring the PLA navy's latest move.

India and China have been engaged in a tussle in the Ladakh sector. (Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 12:08 AM IST
By, Beijing

Video: Moment when Coast Guard helicopter crashes in Kochi

One person was injured when an Indian Coast Guard helicopter crashed just after takeoff from its enclave at the Cochin International Airport Limited, but the "presence of mind" of the pilot saved the lives of three persons onboard.

All the three crew members onboard the chopper were safe with one of them received minor injuries.(Twitter/ ANI)
Published on Mar 26, 2023 11:26 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Four dead as Thai navy continues search for missing sailors

"Four found dead," commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy Choengchai Chomchoengpaet told a press conference in Bangkok.

Navy divers inspect the hull of HTMS Kraburi docked at Bang Saphan Pier in Prachuap Khiri Khan, during the search operation for survivors after the Thai naval vessel HTMS Sukhothai capsized and sank about 37 kilometres (22 miles) off the coast on December 18. (AFP)
Published on Dec 20, 2022 04:15 PM IST

‘Was sharing CM’s cartoon national work?’: Sena on attack on ex-navy man

The Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana, also slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party and asked if the ruling party at the Centre will stage protests against the incident where ex-servicemen were beaten up in BJP-ruled states and by BJP representatives.

Madan Sharma had allegedly shared a cartoon mocking chief minister Thackeray and subsequently Sena shakha pramukh and five others assaulted him in Kandivali, a northern suburb in Mumbai. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 04:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Taiwan to quarantine 700 navy sailors amid coronavirus pandemic

The three confirmed cases had all shared quarters on the same ship, but all 700 sailors on all three ships were being re-called and would be put into quarantine, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said.

Three Taiwan navy vessels visited Palau - one of only 15 countries to maintain formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan - in the middle of March, before returning to Taiwan a month later, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung told reporters.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Apr 18, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Taipei | ByReuters
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