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ICGS Rajtarang commissioned in Chennai


May 19th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Rajtarang, an improved version of fast attack craft for anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations was commissioned by Minister of State for ... Read more...

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US: ‘Iran preparing suicide bomb boats’


February 13th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US officials say Iran has prepared suicide boats to fight foreign forces on the Gulf. Tehran has threatened the United States and other Western nations from operating ... Read more...

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Navy officer wins gallantry medal for capturing pirates


January 26th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) For the quick thinking and resolute action against pirates in the high seas, a naval commander, who helped capture of 61 Somali pirates in ... Read more...

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India to base anti-piracy patrol plane in Maldives


October 18th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India will base a Dornier maritime patrol aircraft in the Maldives from Wednesday to carry out surveillance of the Indian Ocean island nation's exclusive economic ... Read more...

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India signs Rs.300-cr deal for interceptor boats


October 17th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to plug gaps in its coastal security, India has signed a Rs.300 crore deal for importing 80 fast interceptor craft (FIC) for ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, India hold largest naval exercise


September 19th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) The Sri Lankan and Indian navies Monday began their largest joint exercise off the east coast of the island nation, an officer said.The joint exercise, code-named ... Read more...

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80 interceptor boats for Indian Navy


June 30th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 30 (IANS) In a bid to boost its coastal security, India is importing 80 fast interceptor boats at a cost of Rs.300 crore for its navy to ... Read more...

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New fast attack craft joins Indian Navy


June 8th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 8 (IANS) India Wednesday added a new warship to its fleet with the commissioning of a fast attack craft here that can aid in anti-piracy operations in the ... Read more...

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Hostages rescued from Somali pirates say they were threatened, tortured


March 16th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 16 (ANI): The hostages, who were rescued from the Somali pirates, speaking of their captivity on Wednesday said the pirates tortured the officers and threatened everyone with guns."The officers were ... Read more...

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Indian Navy captures 61 Somali pirates


March 14th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Indian Navy on Monday announced its capture of 61 Somali pirates and their hijacked mother ship after a violent gun battle in the Arabian Sea.The ... Read more...

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Indian Navy arrests 61 pirates, rescues 13 sailors


March 14th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in its anti-piracy operations, the Indian Navy Monday said it had arrested 61 heavily armed pirates and rescued 13 sailors from ... Read more...

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Somali pirates operating close to Indian shores a disturbing trend: Navy Chief


January 31st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma on Monday termed Somali pirates moving their activities closer to the Indian coast as a "disturbing trend".The ... Read more...

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Larger deployment of forces will prevent pirate attacks: Navy Chief


January 31st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Reacting to the recent arrest of Somali pirates in joint operation led by the Navy, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Monday that a ... Read more...

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Apprehended pirates to be interrogated in Mumbai


January 30th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The 15 Somali pirates, apprehended by the Indian Navy from the Arabian Sea Friday, will be interrogated by police and central agencies in Mumbai, where they are ... Read more...

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Navy, coast guard ships sink pirate mother-vessel


January 29th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) A pirate mother ship of Somali pirates was sunk by an Indian naval fast-attack craft in a gun battle in the Arabian Sea off Lakshadweep Islands Friday ... Read more...

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Menacing pirate mother vessel neutralized by Indian Navy and Coast Guard


January 29th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29(ANI): In a well coordinated and jointly conducted operation, the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard intercepted Prantalay, a pirate mother vessel which was being used by Somali pirates ... Read more...

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Centre released Rs 586.02 crore to States under MPF scheme, says Chidambaram


November 1st, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the Central Government released Rs 586.02 crore to the States under the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme for State ... Read more...

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INS Kalpeni commissioned at Kochi Naval Base


October 14th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Oct 14 (ANI): INS Kalpeni, the latest 'Fast Attack Craft' of the Indian Navy was commissioned into the Indian Navy at the Naval Base in Kochi on Thursday.Justice Jasti Chelameswar, Chief ... Read more...

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Skeletal maritime activity resumes after ship-collision


August 12th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Five days after two ships collided near Mumbai harbour, skeletal maritime activity was resumed here early Thursday, an official said. Seven ships have so far been allowed in and ... Read more...

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New technology could help navy tackle attacks by small boats


July 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): US Navy and coalition military ships may soon get an upper hand in swiftly defeating multiaxis attacks by small swarming boats, thanks to the Low-Cost Imaging Terminal Seeker ... Read more...

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Indian Navy inducts two new warships


June 29th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, June 29 (IANS) The Indian Navy Tuesday inducted two indigenously built fast attack craft, INS Cankarso and INS Kondul, into its fleet in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam. Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. ... Read more...

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We are India’s ideal partner in Indian Ocean: Seychelles president


June 4th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Seychelles is India's ideal partner in efforts to establish peace and stability in the Indian Ocean, which is currently plagued by piracy, James Michel, president of ... Read more...

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Multi-nation exercise Milan concludes successfully in Andaman


February 8th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghPort Blair, Feb 8 (ANI): The multination naval exercise hosted by the Indian Navy at Andaman and Nicobar islands with an aim to build mutual confidence between the navies ... Read more...

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Navy Chief says Milan not a security bloc


February 5th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Port Blair, Feb 5 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma on Friday said that Exercise Milan, the largest naval conglomeration hosted by India, is not a security bloc aimed at any particular ... Read more...

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Indian Navy’s largest war game begins in Andaman


February 5th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
Port Blair, Feb 5 (ANI): Exercise Milan, the largest four-day naval war game hosted by India started on Friday with the participation of 12 navies of the Asia-Pacific region within the context ... Read more...

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Indian Navy mock drill depicts its prowess along eastern coastline


January 25th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 25 (ANI): Eleven battleships of Eastern Fleet, the sword arm of Eastern Naval Command, took part in an exercise on the Bay of Bengal, off Chennai on Sunday.The hallmark ... Read more...

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Navy to deploy fast crafts to thwart Mumbai-like attacks


November 9th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Paradip (Orissa), Nov 9 (IANS) The Indian Navy would soon deploy fast attack crafts to protect the eastern coast to thwart attacks like last year's terror strike on Mumbai where the terrorists ... Read more...

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India-Indonesia launch coordinated patrol in Indian Ocean


October 18th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): The Indian and Indonesian Navies launched the 14th cycle of coordinated patrol codenamed 'Ind-Indo Corpat' in the Indian Ocean region on Sunday.The coordinated patrols were being conducted ... Read more...

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Indian, Indonesian navies to conduct joint patrol


October 16th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Indian and Indonesian navies will undertake a two-week coordinated patrol along their international maritime boundary from Sunday to check piracy, poaching, drug trafficking and illegal immigration, ... Read more...

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India- Indonesia to launch coordinated patrol in Indian Ocean


October 16th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): The Indian and Indonesian Navies are launching the 14th cycle of coordinated patrol codenamed Ind -Indo Corpat from October 18 to November 5.The coordinated patrols are conducted ... Read more...

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Indian Navy inducts two fast attack crafts to boost surveillance


September 10th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 10 (ANI): The Indian Navy, which has been assigned the overall responsibility of maritime security, including coastal and offshore defence after the Mumbai attacks, today inducted two water jet propelled ... Read more...

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Defence Minister Antony’s visit to Maldives from today


August 20th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony will begin a three-day official visit to Maldives from today.He will be leading a high-level delegation comprising Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar, DG ... Read more...

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Antony to visit Maldives tomorrow


August 19th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IBNS) Defence Minister AK Antony embarks on a three day official visit to Maldives beginning tomorrow (Thursday).He will be leading a high level delegation comprising the Defence ... Read more...

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Defence Minister Antony to visit Maldives


August 19th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony will begin a three-day official visit to Maldives from tomorrow.He will be leading a high-level delegation comprising Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar, DG ... Read more...

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23 Sea Tigers killed as Sri Lankan Navy foils suicide attack (Lead)


May 1st, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 1 (IANS) At least 23 Sea Tigers were killed and three of their boats were destroyed when the Sri Lankan Navy foiled a LTTE suicide attack on its vessels patrolling ... Read more...

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