• 05 December, 2022
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A New Ensign And A New Carrier: Indian Navy’s Red Letter Day

‘Vikrānta (विक्रान्त)- “one who is courageous, bold, strong and victorious”,  a synonym for the Lion (Simha)’                                                                                                                                     -Mriga-Pakshi-Shastra 02 September 2022 has emerged as a singular date in the…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Delivery of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘VIKRANT’

Indian Navy has created maritime history today by taking delivery of the prestigious Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant from her builder Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi. Designed by Indian Navy's…

Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet completes operational demonstration

New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) US aerospace major Boeing on Wednesday said its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft completed operational demonstration at a naval station in Goa, as the company…

Fire on board aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, no casualties reported

New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) A fire broke out on board India's lone aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Wednesday when it was operating off the strategic Karwar base in Karnataka,…

Rafale or F/A-18 ‘Super Hornet’: Who Will Board India’s Vikrant?

India’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)-1, christened INS Vikrant (in honour of the 50th anniversary of participation of its similarly named predecessor in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan conflict), was launched in August…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Chinese carrier sails through waters near Okinawa, Japan says

By Kevin Buckland TOKYO (Reuters) - Eight Chinese naval vessels, including an aircraft carrier, passed between islands in Japan's southern Okinawa chain on Monday, Japan's defence ministry said in a…

Indian Navy Showcases Latest Indigenous Acquisitions During The President’s Fleet Review

The Hon’ble President and Supreme Commander of the armed forces of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind reviewed the Indian Navy Fleet at Visakhapatnam on 21 Feb 22. With the theme…

President of India Witnesses Naval Op Demo and Visits IAC Vikrant

The Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind witnessed Naval Operations Demonstration in the Ernakulam channel, which showcased naval prowess and operations, on 22 Dec 21. The Hon’ble President…

Indigenous Aircraft Carrier : Indian Navy’s Veritable Varuna

There have recently been some articles written by analysts and Navy veterans for and against the philosophy of the aircraft carrier (AC) as an instrument of war fighting and National…

INS Vikrant – A Naval Liability

INS Vikrant – A Naval Liability Bharat Karnad Indian warship building has finally come a full circle. It was in the 1780s, that impressed by the man-o’-wars in the 100…

By Bharat Karnad

France congratulates India on joining club of nations manufacturing aircraft carriers

Paris [France] August 5 (ANI): French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Thursday welcomed the country to the "club of nations capable of manufacturing aircraft carriers" and said that France…

Commencement of sea trials of indigenous aircraft ‘Vikrant’, says MoD

New Delhi [India], August 4 (ANI): Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) 'Vikrant' designed by Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Design(DND) is being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL), a Public Sector Shipyard…