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Antony focuses on fishermen’s role in intelligence gathering


September 20th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday exhorted the Coast Guard to develop fishermen living along the sea borders as the "eyes and ears" for intelligence gathering ... Read more...

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As Chinese influence looms, Antony to visit Maldives


September 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday heads to Male on a three-day visit during which he will inaugurate a military hospital and a training academy for ... Read more...

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Coast Guard inducts inshore patrol ship


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Wednesday inducted a new Inshore Patrol Vessel (IPV) at Visakhapatnam that will aid the maritime force to secure the eastern ... Read more...

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Rear Admiral Shrikhande is IDS assistant chief (With Image)


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug23 (IANS) Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, chief of staff of the Southern Naval Command, has been appointed assistant chief of Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) in charge of financial planning ... Read more...

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Philippines interior secretary untraceable


August 19th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 19 (IANS) The interior secretary of the Philippines, who went missing after a plane crash Saturday, remained untraceable Sunday, Xinhua reported.The five-seater plane carrying Interior and Local Government ... Read more...

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GRSE launches two patrol vessels for Coast Guard


August 6th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Public sector defence shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd Monday launched two additional water-jet propelled Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs), meant for the Indian Coast ... Read more...

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Antony sets two-month deadline for coastal radars (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday set a two-month deadline for the maritime security agencies to get security radars along India's 7,500-km coastline in place.At a ... Read more...

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Antony sets two-month deadline for coastal radars


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday set a two-month deadline for the maritime security agencies to get security radars along India's 7,500-km coastline in place.At ... Read more...

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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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Russia may evacuate personnel from Syria if attacked


July 29th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian servicemen may be evacuated from the country's naval base in Tartus, Syria, if it comes under attack, Navy chief Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov said."I ... Read more...

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Russian warships not to enter Syria port: Navy chief


July 27th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A flotilla of Russian warships off the coast of Syria will not dock at a port leased by Moscow in the violence-stricken Middle East country, ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan explore easy release of straying fishermen


July 12th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday explored ideas to provide easy and hassle-free ways of releasing fishermen who stray into either side of the international maritime border.The ... Read more...

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Western Naval Command’s base depot commissioned


July 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) The Western Naval Command's base depot, INS Tanaji, was commissioned at the historic Mankhurd Naval Base Tuesday in the presence of Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal ... Read more...

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Iran test fires anti-ship missiles


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS) Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired anti-ship missiles Wednesday, Iran's FARS news agency said.According to RIA Novosti, the IRGC fired several Khalid Farzh (Persian Gulf) ... Read more...

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US wants ’significant’ naval ties with India to protect sea lanes


July 4th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Recognising India's growing maritime power, the United States wants to maintain a "significant" relationship with India to help provide stable and secure international commerce through the ... Read more...

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Indian warships wrap up China visit


June 19th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Four Indian warships that were in Shanghai on a four-day goodwill visit, have wrapped up their port call and left China on the return journey ... Read more...

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Third coast guard station in Andhra Pradesh opened


June 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Monday opened a new station in Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the third in the state, to help boost the coastal security ... Read more...

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Iran developing n-powered submarine


June 13th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran has begun development of its own nuclear-powered submarine, the Iranian fleet's deputy commander Vice-Admiral Abbas Zamini said.Commenting on Iran's growing capabilities in domestic submarine development, ... Read more...

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D.K. Joshi named new Indian Navy chief (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) Vice Admiral D.K. Joshi, a highly-decorated anti-submarine warfare specialist, will be the new Indian Navy chief in the rank of admiral, an official announcement said here ... Read more...

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D.K. Joshi is new navy chief


June 5th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Vice Admiral D. K. Joshi, a highly-decorated anti-submarine warfare specialist, will be the new Indian Navy chief in the rank of admiral, an official announcement ... Read more...

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Antony to address Singapore regional security dialogue


May 31st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will travel Singapore the address the annual Shangri La dialogue on maritime security and navigation freedom issues.Antony will leave for Singapore ... Read more...

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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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Indian Navy in fast forward mode (With Image)


May 16th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Indian Navy will acquire at least five ships every year for the next 10 years, and deploy two nuclear submarines and its new aircraft ... Read more...

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Medvedev replaces Russian Navy commander


May 7th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed the commander of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky.He has now appointed Vice-Admiral Viktor Chirkov for the position, ... Read more...

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Demining: US official in Sri Lanka (With Image)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A US official has ended a week-long visit during which he meet NGOs in Sri Lanka's north and discussed the progress in de-mining activities.Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read more...

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India establishes naval base in Lakshadweep


April 30th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India Monday took a major step towards strengthening of the security of its island territories, an issue that has acquired urgency in the wake of ... Read more...

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INS Teg warship inducted into Indian Navy


April 27th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Indian Navy Friday added teeth to its warship fleet by formally inducting a newly-built frigate at the Yantar shipyard in Russia's Kaliningrad.The warship, christened ... Read more...

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China, Russia conclude joint naval drill


April 27th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) The Chinese and Russian navies announced Friday the conclusion of a six-day joint naval exercise that saw them focus on maritime defence.Vice Admiral Ding Yiping, China's ... Read more...

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Russian, Chinese warships begin joint exercises


April 24th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese and Russian warships Tuesday left a naval base in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao to begin a joint exercise in the Yellow Sea.The ... Read more...

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India’s new frigate INS Teg to be inducted April 27


April 20th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To give a boost to its naval warfare capability, India will induct on April 27 a new warship into its fleet, when INS Teg, built ... Read more...

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US warships to visit Vietnam


April 18th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A fleet of US warships will dock at Tien Sa port in Vietnam April 23 for a five-day collaborative programme between the navies of the two ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief-designate conferred medal for distinguished service


April 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian Army's chief-designate and present Eastern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh and vice chief Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh were among senior armed ... Read more...

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Coast Guard opens third station in Maharashtra


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, March 22 (IANS) As part of the ongoing efforts to strengthen coastal security, the Indian Coast Guard inaugurated its third station in Maharashtra at Dahanu in Thane district here ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force chief begins Bangladesh trip


March 18th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, Sunday left for a four-day trip to Bangladesh to step-up bilateral military ties between ... Read more...

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Antony re-elected IDSA president


February 25th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony was re-elected unopposed as president of India's premier think tank, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) here Saturday.The minister ... Read more...

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