Tag Archives: Indian Navy

No interest in US-style Gulf security role, says minister

India’s foreign minister said the country had no interest in filling the breach if Washington decided to reduce its military footprint in the Gulf, and cautioned that the region would not be well-served by turning to other Asian powers, like China… India plans to spend $100bn in the next 10 years to modernise its mostly […]

Four bodies found in sunken India submarine – BBC News

“Four bodies have been located and extricated… They are severely disfigured and not identifiable due to severe burns,” a navy spokesman said. “A search is on for more but finding any survivors is unlikely,” he added. Earlier, the navy released names of the 18 missing crew members, whose families have begun arriving in Mumbai. It […]

Russian experts to probe accident – The Hindu

Russia will send its experts to India to help investigate the accident which wrecked the Russian-built INS Sindhurakshak. “The United Shipbuilding Corporation will send its specialists to India to determine the cause of the explosion. They are in contact with the Indian side over this matter,” Ivan Kharchenko, First Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Military-Industrial Commission, […]

India submarine blast: Lives lost in Mumbai port – BBC News

A huge explosion and fire on an Indian submarine berthed at a Mumbai dockyard has killed a number of crew members, India’s defence minister has said. AK Antony gave no further details but said he felt “sad” about those who lost their lives. Earlier the navy said 18 sailors had been trapped on board. [object […]

BBC News – China media: Indian aircraft carrier

State media are playing down any potential threat from India’s new aircraft carrier, but urge China to speed up the construction of its own fleet. India on Monday unveiled its first home-built aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, from a shipyard in southern Kerala state. “India’s indigenous research and development of submarines and aircraft carriers will still […]

BBC News – Indian-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant launched

India has unveiled its first home-built aircraft carrier from a shipyard in southern Kerala state. The 37,500 tonne INS Vikrant is expected to go for extensive trials in 2016 before being inducted into the navy by 2018, reports say. With this, India joins a select group of countries capable of building such a vessel. Other […]

Smoke on the water – Indian carrier sails Barents | Barentsobserver

The scandalous long-await rebuilt Soviet aircraft carrier “INS Vikramaditya” steams towards the Barents Sea for what Russia hopes will be final sea trails before New Delhi takes over the steer. The huge aircraft carrier sails out of Severodvinsk where she has been for repair since the boilers onboard suffered severe problems during last summer’s sea […]