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Navy inducts first deep-sea submarine rescue system

Mumbai (2 Min Read) : Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Wednesday inducted the Indian Navy’s first flyaway deep-sea submarine rescue system at the naval dockyard in Mumbai. The acquisition is a significant jump in the Indian Navy’s capability in deep submarine rescue. The Indian Navy currently operates submarines of Sindhughosh, Shishumar and Kalvari classes […]

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Navy considering induction of women as sailors

New Delhi :  Signalling that women could be inducted as sailors, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba has said that inclusion of women in warships was also being considered in the near future, sources said here on Friday. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who addressed the Naval Commanders Conference which concluded here on Friday, urged […]

Navy 's existing multi-role helicopters

Navy to get 111 utility helicopters worth Rs 21,000 crore, also 24 multi-role choppers

New Delhi : The government on Saturday approved procurement of 111 utility helicopters for the Indian Navy at a cost of over Rs 21,000 crore in a significant decision under the Strategic Partnership (SP) model that seeks to boost the ‘Make in India’ programme. The decision was taken at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting headed […]

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Army, Navy rescue marooned people in Karnataka’s flood-hit district

Bengaluru : Indian Army troops and Navy divers joined the national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka’s flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement on Friday. “About 60 Dogra Regiment soldiers and 12 expert naval divers rescued 873 marooned people in the flood-hit district, where overnight heavy rains […]

Heavy rains in Kerala have flooded the water bodies

Navy rescues over 80 people in flood-battered Kerala

Kochi : The Navy on Wednesday rescued more than 80 persons as the flood situation worsened in Kerala again, leaving a fresh trail of death and destruction. As part of its ‘Operation Madad’, the Southern Naval Command deployed 21 rescue and diving teams with Gemini boats as the situation deteriorated across the southern state where […]