Offshore patrol vessel Shaunak has joined the Eastern Region fleet, the Coast Guard said today. The 105-metre long vessel can travel upto a speed of 23 knots per hour. It is commanded by Deputy Inspector General T Shashi Kumar and manned by 14 officers. The ... Business Standard, 1 week ago
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The Theatre-level Readiness and Operational Exercise, conducted to test combat readiness of the combined fleets of the Navy, the Air Force, the Army and the Coast Guard, has concluded. The aim of the month-long exercise, which was carried out across the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea and the North Central Indian Ocean, was to test the combat readiness of the forces to deal with any possible threat. "TROPEX 2017 assumes great significance in the backdrop of current security ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago Forces conduct major exercise to test combat readiness Deccan Herald, 4 weeks ago
The sinking of the Pakistan submarine Ghazi just before the 1971 War has remained an enigma for 45 years.As The Ghazi Attack releases nationwide on February 17, Rediff.com's Vipin Vijayan dives deep into the naval mystery. IMAGE: The USS Diablo (AGSS-479) that went to be rechristened as the PNS Ghazi. Photograph: Lieutenant Commander Tomme J Lambertson (retd)/US Navy The S-130 submarine was the crown jewel of the Pakistan navy. Having spent nearly two decades scanning the depths for the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
China's newly formed rocket force launched 100 ballistic missiles last year while army conducted scores of live drills, official media reported on Wednesday, as the 2.3 million strong People's Liberation Army, the world's largest, adopts a more aggressive posture with massive structural revamp. Each combatant branch of the PLA -- the army, navy, air force and rocket force -- has confirmed that realistic training drills and exercises were intensified last year under military reforms initiated ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The new army chief's highest priority must be to address the critical hollowness in the Indian Army's operational preparedness, says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd). As the head of perhaps the most potent instrument of the national will, a combat force that has held the nation together through many wars and insurgencies, General Bipin Rawat, the new army chief, has his work cut out. There must be synergy between the new COAS and the government to successfully defeat Pakistan's war against ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday took over the baton of the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee from outgoing IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha even as the government plans to create a new post to focus exclusively on inter-services issues and acquisitions. He would, however, be assuming charge as chairman-CoSC with effect from afternoon of December 31. Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh, who also retires from service on December 31 and Principal Staff Officers of all three ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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