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Naval passing out parade: It's about valour and determination
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Naval passing out parade: It's about valour and determination

Vipin Vijayan/Rediff.com witnesses the passing out parade at the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala, Kerala, and comes away with mixed emotions. Being a part of the armed forces had been a cherished dream many moons ago. The lament that I could not make the cut would stay on with me forever. Destiny, though, time and again kept giving me a ringside view of the armed forces. This last week I saw myself at the gates of the prestigious Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala, Kerala. My 10-hour journey, ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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'I had to do something for my nation'

'The navy has evolved every aspect of our lives. Our characters are chiselled out.' Vipin Vijayan/Rediff.com speaks to cadets passing out of the Indian Naval Academy. Their proud parents in attendance, 330 smartly dressed cadets passed through the portals of the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala, Kerala, on successful completion of their training Addressing the passing out parade, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan advised the new sub-lieutenants "to serve the country and the Indian ...
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PHOTOS: India shows off its naval might @ International Fleet Review

The International Fleet Review of the Indian Navy was held in Vishakhapatnam on Saturday morning. President Pranab Mukherjee was given a 21-gun salute and the ceremonial Guard of Honour by 150 navy personnel. Close to 75 Indian warships and 24 from Navies across the globe sailed past the Presidential yacht- INS Sumitra, that, besides Mukherjee hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defence minister Manohar Parrikar, three service chiefs besides others. Rediff.com's Vipin Vijayan reporting from ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago 'Today, we have a capable navy which takes care of our interests'  Rediff.com5 days ago
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'China has stolen a march over us in naval capability'

'We have been found seriously wanting in addressing our undersea warfare capability and China's emergence is a cause for concern.' India, on December 8, observed Submarine Day which commemorates the commissioning of the first Indian submarine -- the Foxtrot Class INS Kalvari -- in 1967 in the erstwhile Soviet Union. The commissioning marked the Indian Navy's debut in an exclusive club of countries operating submarines. Since then, till the early 1990s, India built a strong submarine fleet ...
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Thiruvananthapuram Fails to Shine on 56th State School Arts Fest

KOCHI: H osts Thiruvananthapuram failed to thrill in the 56th State School Arts Festival, ending its campaign a dismal ninth as curtains fell on the seven-day extravaganza on Monday. At the time of filing this report, the district scored, in all, ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago

25 Teams Perform Vanchipattu, a Traditional Art Form

Setting the venue at Holy Angels HSS pulsating to the rhythmic beats of vanchipattu, 25 teams rendered the centuries-old traditional art form in all its splendour. The venue echoed with songs laced with tradition and folklore. The participants ...
 New Indian Express2 weeks ago

Strong Winds Uproot Tree, Crush Devotees

A 50-year-old woman died and seven suffered serious injuries after a tree fell on them during a temple festival near Palode here on Sunday night. The deceased person has been identified as Podichi, a resident of Kochupalakkal near Sasthamanada. The ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago Woman killed as tree falls on her  Kaumudi1 month ago
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How the navy is dealing with India's dwindling submarine fleet

In recent years, India’s depleting submarine strength has been an area of concern for the powers that be. At present, the navy operates 13 old diesel-electric submarines -- barely half of them fully operational at this time -- and one nuclear-powered submarine, the INS Chakra. So what is the navy doing to bolster its submarine strength? In an interaction with Vipin Vijayan/Rediff.com, Indian Navy Chief Admiral R K Dhowan enumerated a three-pronged strategy. Indian Navy's INS Chakra ...
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REVEALED: How our navy is keeping our waters safe

It has been seven years since 10 Pakistanis came by boat from Pakistan and terrorised Mumbai. Today, the Indian Navy has stepped up its game with new surveillance and modernised equipment and ships that enables it to combat any challenge. Rediff.com’s Vipin Vijayan reports from Kannur, Kerala The Indian Navy has taken a large number of measures to ensure that coastal security has improved since the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Photograph: Reuters On the seventh anniversary of the Mumbai ...
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