Tag Archives: Indian Navy

MoD | Indian Navy trains Gujarat Maritime Task Force

Indian Navy Trains Gujarat Maritime Task Force

PIB News Update: A batch of 77 personnel, comprising both officers and other ranks, from the Gujarat Maritime Task ForceGMTF) successfully completed a one week Naval Orientation course on 17 Aug 19 at naval base Kochi.   The GMTF personnel reported to Kochi on 12 Aug 19 and were trained at the Navigation and Direction  (ND) School of SNC. During the course,… Read More

Know Your Army Part 1 – Arms And Services in the Army

Know Your Army

Back ground for this Read !! 

  1. The armed forces in India comprise of the Army, Navy and Air force, which function under the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Besides this, India has para military forces or Central Armed Police Forces like the Border Security Force(BSF), Central Reserve police Force(CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo Tibetan Border
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Indian Armed Forces facing Deficiency of Officers

Deficiency of Officers in the Armed Forcesbackground

The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of India. It consists of three professional uniformed services: the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. Indian army is the third largest army in the world. India has a total of 1.4 million active army and 11.55 lakh reserve forces, as well as 20 lakh paramilitary forces. From outside, … Read More

K Natarajan takes over as DG- Indian Coast Guard

Krishnaswamy Natarajan

 Shri Krishnaswamy Natarajan took over as 23rd chief of Indian Coast Guard. A 5th Batch Officer of the Indian Coast Guard, he joined service in January 1984. During the initial years, he specialised in select core competencies viz. Search and Rescue as well as Maritime Safety and Port Operations, at the US Coast Guard Reserve Training Centre, Yorktown, Virginia.… Read More

MoD | Software Defined Radios for Indian Navy

BEL software defined radios

A major milestone in the indigenous series production of advanced technology Software Defined Radios (SDRs) has been achieved by signing the Contract with M/s BEL for induction of Software Defined Radios for Indian Navy at the cost of Rs 488 crore on June 18, 2019 by Ministry of Defence.

The SDRs have been designed and developed by Defence Research and Development… Read More

Indian Navy kept on standby notice in view of Cyclone Vayu

Indian Navy kept on standby notice in view of Cyclone Vayu

The following preparatory actions have been initiated by Headquarters, Western Naval Command, Mumbai to respond expeditiously to the developing situation in view of #CycloneVayu:-

    1. State Administration, local District authorities and Indian Coast Guard authorities have been directed to caution fishermen against proceeding to sea and take all necessary
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Admiral Karambir Singh takes charge as 24th Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral Karambir Singh

Admiral Karambir Singh assumed command of the Indian Navy today  (31 May 19) as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff. Admiral Karambir Singh is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, he earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1981 and has flown extensively on the Chetak (Alouette) and Kamov helicopters.… Read More

NBCC Builds Sahara Hostel for War Widows


In its bid to support widows of Indian Navy officers who lost their lives on duty, NBCC has constructed a four-storey Sahara Hostel in New Delhi. The Navratna CPSE NBCC has undertaken this project as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and has borne 50% of the construction cost amounting to Rs 512.64 lakhs with the Indian Navy.

The hostel was recently… Read More

MRSAM | Firing Trials by Indian Navy, DRDO and IAI

MRSAM Firing Trials

Indian Bureaucracy Defence Update | The Indian Navy achieved a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti Air Warfare Capability with the the maiden cooperative engagement firing of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM). The firing undertaken on the Western Seaboard by Indian Naval Ships Kochi and Chennai wherein the missiles of both ships were… Read More

Major General AK Dhingra appointed as the first Chief of Special Operations Division Commander

Major General AK Dhingra

Major General AK Dhingra appointed as the first Chief of the Armed Forces Special Operations Division. The tri-services formation will have Special Forces commandos from Army’s Parachute Regiment, Navy’s MARCOS and Air Force’s Garud Commando Force.

The Armed Forces Special Operations Division has been set up by the government to undertake joint operations… Read More

Radm Mahesh Singh takes charge as Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Area

Radm Mahesh Singh

Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh, NM assumed charge as Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area at a ceremonial parade at Karwar . An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned into the #IndianNavy in January 1987 and is a Navigation and Direction specialist. His notable sea appointments include commissioning crew of INS Akshay and Jyoti, … Read More