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The Indian Navy’s Improving Arsenal: Building Strategic Maritime Might!

The Indian Naval Ensign bears the maxim ‘Sham No Varuna’, invoking the blessings of the Lord of Water. The Octagon of the Naval Ensign is an emulation of the royal…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Shipborne Unmanned Aerial Systems: Extending India’s Maritime Reach

In keeping with the requirement to enhance the Indian Navy’s (IN) maritime intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities, the Indian Armed Forces’ Technology Perspective & Capability Roadmap, a…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

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)

Navies of India and Indonesia begin coordinated patrol

New Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) Navies of India and Indonesia on Monday began a 12-day coordinated patrol in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca in reflection of their fast-expanding…

Quad leaders roll out major initiative to improve monitoring maritime activities across Indo-Pacific

Tokyo, May 24 (PTI) Four-nation grouping Quad on Tuesday launched a major new initiative for the Indo-Pacific that allows the partner countries to fully monitor the waters on their shores…

Almost impossible for any one country to ensure maritime security: Navy chief

New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI) Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar on Wednesday said that it is almost impossible for any one country to ensure maritime security in…

Rajnath, Jaishankar to address 4-day Navy commanders conference

New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) Top commanders of the Indian Navy will carry out a comprehensive review of the country's maritime security, including the situation in the Indian Ocean region…

Navies of India, Australia conclude 3-day talks on maritime operations

New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI) The Indian and Australian navies on Wednesday concluded their three-day-long staff talks on issues such as information exchange and maritime operations, according to an official…

‘Maritime and naval forces to be predominant players in Indo Pacific’

Washington, Apr 8 (PTI) Amid Chinese challenges, the United States is “realigning its posture in the Indo-Pacific toward a more distributed footprint”, Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers on Thursday.…

Culmination of the 20th edition of the Indo-French bilateral Naval exercise ‘Varuna-2022’

The culmination of the 20th edition of the Indo-French bilateral Naval exercise ‘Varuna-2022’ took place on 03 Apr 22. The exercise this year has an expanded scope cover a broad spectrum…

20th edition of the Bilateral Naval Exercise between Indian and French Navies – ‘VARUNA’ is being conducted in the Arabian Sea from 30 Mar – 03 Apr 22

The 20th edition of the Bilateral Naval Exercise between Indian and French Navies – ‘VARUNA’ is being conducted in the Arabian Sea from 30 Mar – 03 Apr 22. The…

NSA Ajit Doval calls for strengthening cooperation amongst maritime neighbours in Indian Ocean region

Male, Mar 9 (PTI) National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday called for strengthening cooperation amongst maritime neighbours in the Indian Ocean region to address shared security challenges, and as…