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India opens new naval base overlooking Malacca Strait


July 31st, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India Tuesday opened a new naval base at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands southernmost fringe of Campbell Bay, giving it the ability to keep an ... Read more...

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India gets hawk eye over Strait of Malacca


July 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India will Tuesday formally open a key naval station, aptly named INS Baaz (Hawk), in the southern part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands that ... Read more...

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India to keep an eye on Malacca Straits with new naval base


July 10th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) To keep an eye on maritime security around the Malacca Straits and to gain strategic supremacy in the area, India will in about a fortnight ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court to hear suit against petrol price hike


May 28th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The Bombay High Court will Wednesday hear a public suit against the recent hike in petrol prices. Acting on the suit filed Monday by Rajendra Phanse, ... Read more...

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IAF, navy relief teams alert after Indonesia quake


April 11th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday kept its air force and navy teams ready to address any eventuality in case a tsunami hits coastal states following an earthquake off ... Read more...

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14 airports to get new air surveillance technology


February 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 7 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is to introduce a new radar-based air surveillance system at 14 airports across the country for better control of aircraft ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gives out smart ID cards in Andamans


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Port Blair, Jan 21 (IANS) Amid a silent but raging battle with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia over the Unique Identification Number project, Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Stranded tourists rescued from Andaman island


December 28th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists stranded at the Havelock Islands of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago due to cyclone 'Thane' have been rescued, an official said Wednesday."In the ... Read more...

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Air India increases number of Delhi-Goa flights


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) National carrier Air India's subsidiary Alliance Air Friday said it is increasing the number of its flights from the national capital to Goa to meet ... Read more...

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Regulator identifies 11 ‘unsafe’ airports


November 24th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government Thursday said that it had identified 11 airports which posed a safety risk to flight operations in the country. The safety aspects of ... Read more...

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New India will take shape if black money is brought back: Advani


October 21st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday said a new India would take shape if the black money stashed abroad is brought back to ... Read more...

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India’s Andaman military command completes a decade


October 9th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India's Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), a tri-services military formation based in Port Blair, has completed a decade of its existence and has over the ... Read more...

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Air India starts Delhi-Port Blair flight


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) In a bid to cater to the domestic sector demand during the festival season, national carrier Air India Monday started a direct flight between Delhi ... Read more...

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Kolkata, Ranchi and Port Blair on Go-Air network soon


September 29th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Low-fare domestic airline GoAir will add Kolkata, Port Blair and Ranchi to its network from Oct 8, with daily flights to various destinations, a company spokesman ... Read more...

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India to up defences in Andamans, Lakshadweep


June 27th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Keeping in mind China's forays into the Indian Ocean region, India has approved plans to beef up its military infrastructure and force levels in the ... Read more...

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31 Suu Kyi sympathisers released from Kolkata jail


May 19th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) After spending more than 13 years in jail, 31 out of 34 Myanmar's pro-democracy activists were released from a Kolkata prison Thursday, said a Myanmarese supporter."Thirtyfour ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 12 flights from Kolkata


May 6th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Air India cancelled 12 flights from Kolkata as the strike by over half of the airline's 1,600 pilots continued for the tenth day Friday, an official ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 10 flights from Kolkata


May 5th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Air India cancelled 10 flights from Kolkata as the strike by over half of the airline's 1,600 pilots continued for the ninth day Thursday, an official ... Read more...

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New chief of staff for Eastern Naval Command


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, a former commander of guided missile destroyer INS Mumbai, Monday took over as the chief of staff of Visakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 11 flights from Kolkata


May 1st, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Air India cancelled 11 flights from Kolkata and combined some flights in a rescheduled roster Sunday as the strike by the airline's pilots entered its fifth ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 14 flights from Kolkata


April 30th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Air India cancelled 14 flights from Kolkata and combined some flights in a rescheduled roster Saturday as the strike by almost half of the state-run airline's ... Read more...

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Four Air India flights from Kolkata cancelled


April 29th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Four Air India flights from Kolkata airport were cancelled Friday, putting passengers to great inconvenience as the strike by a section of pilots of the state-run ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 10 flights out of Chennai (Lead)


April 28th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The ongoing strike by around 600 pilots has forced Air India to cancel 10 flights out of here while operating five flights by adding more destinations ... Read more...

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Eight flights cancelled in Kolkata


April 28th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Eight Air India (AI) flights from Kolkata airport were cancelled Thursday, putting passengers to great inconvenience, as the strike by pilots of the state-run airline entered ... Read more...

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Air India cancels two flights out of Chennai


April 28th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The ongoing strike by around 600 pilots has forced Air India to cancel two flights out of here and combine its Thursday morning flight to Singapore ... Read more...

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Commanders to debate battle readiness, security threats


April 20th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The security situation in India's neighbourhood, maritime safety and piracy, terrorism and internal threats are among the issues commanders army, navy and air force commander ... Read more...

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Vice Admiral Joshi to head navy’s sword arm


April 16th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Vice Admiral D.K. Joshi, who has commanded India's lone aircraft carrier INS Viraat, has been named as the next commander-in-chief of the navy's sword arm ... Read more...

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Indian-American woman captains US warship to India


March 16th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) The US has sent one of its destroyer warships to India under the command of Indian-American Shanti Sethi.USS Decatur will dock at the Chennai port for ... Read more...

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USS Decatur in Chennai on three-day visit


March 16th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Mar. 16 (ANI): The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) will make a three-day port visit to Chennai between March 16 and March 19.The Decatur is led ... Read more...

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Coast guard to triple fleet size by 2020


January 31st, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will triple its fleet size from the existing 100 vessels to 300 ships by 2020, ICG Director General Vice Admiral Anil Chopra ... Read more...

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2010 saw massive coral bleaching in Andamans


January 16th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Rising sea surface temperatures due to global warming caused extensive coral bleaching in some of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in 2010, which, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Navy’s diving salvage exercise begins near Port Blair


January 5th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Indian naval divers on Wednesday began joint exercises with their American counterparts off Port Blair in the Andaman Sea.The Indian Navy's survey ship INS Nireekshak, and ... Read more...

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India, US navy exercise to begin Wednesday


January 4th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Indian and US navy divers will learn salvage techniques from each other during an eight-day joint exercise beginning Wednesday in the Andaman Sea off Port Blair.The Indian ... Read more...

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First Indian seaplane service launched (Lead)


December 27th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Monday launched 'Jal Hans' - the country's first seaplane - at Juhu aerodrome here, to improve connectivity and tourism in the Andaman and ... Read more...

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First Indian seaplane service launched


December 27th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Monday inaugurated the country's first seaplane service to improve connectivity and tourism in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. ... Read more...

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