India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Thursday August 27, 2015
Indian submarines, on an average, are available for just six out of 10 days for operational deployment. And of every 10 tasks allotted to the fleet, it has to drop at least one, a senior Naval officer told NDTV.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 21, 2015
Aiming for total indigenisation, the Indian Navy on Monday released a plan that includes list of equipment to be made in the country in the next 15 years.
India News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Friday June 12, 2015
A Naval submarine fitted with sophisticated sonar equipment is expected to join today a fleet of 15 ships engaged in search operations to trace a Dornier aircraft which went missing on Monday with three people on board.
India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Tuesday June 2, 2015
Convinced that the presence of a Chinese nuclear powered attack submarine in the Indian Ocean in the last few months is part of a carefully choreographed exercise to expand its military presence in the region, senior Navy Officers have told NDTV that they don't accept the assertion that China's submarine deployment has been in aid of the anti-pirac...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday April 30, 2015
The Indian Navy chief, Admiral RK Dhowan, said on Thursday that the sea trials of India's first indigenous nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, INS Arihant, are going "very well".
India News | Reported by Vishnu Som; Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from Reuters) | Monday April 6, 2015
In a big push forward for modernization plans for the Navy, the first of six French-designed Scorpene submarines which are being manufactured in Mumbai, was launched into the water today, initiating the process for extensive trials.
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Sunday February 22, 2015
Indian Navy's submarine INS Sindhughosh had a minor collision with an unlit fishing trawler off the coast of Mumbai earlier this week, the Navy has said.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Wednesday February 11, 2015
INS Sindhurakshak - the Russian built diesel electric Kilo class submarine -- that blew up two years ago in Mumbai, may be put use again. Senior defence ministry officials told NDTV that the submarine is likely to be taken to sea, sunk and used as training platform for navy divers.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Friday January 30, 2015
Seven officers of the Indian Navy who were found guilty have been punished in relation to the accident on the INS Sindhuratna, the submarine that suffered an on-board fire on February 26, 2014. Senior Defence Ministry officials have told NDTV that the seven officers, including the submarine's Commanding Officer, have been found guilty of negligence...
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Tuesday December 16, 2014
The Indian Navy will soon have another nuclear submarine. The government has decided to lease a second nuclear submarine from Russia, top Defence Ministry officials have told NDTV.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 3, 2014
The Indian Navy has completed the 'Board of Inquiry' into the 2013 Indian Naval Submarine (INS) Sindhurakshak tragedy in which 18 Navy personnel lost their lives.
India News | Reuters | Wednesday December 3, 2014
India is speeding up its navy modernisation programme and leaning on its neighbours to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean, as the region becomes increasingly jittery over Beijing's growing undersea prowess.
India News | Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Tuesday November 25, 2014
An inquiry into the fire on board Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna in February this year has "found seven officers culpable of various acts of omissions and commissions," Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament today.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Sunday October 26, 2014
The Defence Acquisition Council of India on Saturday cleared defence deals worth Rs 80,000 crore. The deal includes the acquisition of six conventional submarines to augment the aging and depleted submarine fleet and two midget submarines -- also known as 'Swimmer Delivery Vehicles' - which are used for special operations.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Thursday September 25, 2014
Explosions on board INS Sindhurakshak last August - which caused the death of 18 sailors and the vessel to sink in Mumbai harbour - happened because critical Standard Operating Procedures, or SoPs, were violated, an internal inquiry into the incident has revealed.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 7, 2014
Five months after the salvors were appointed, the ill-fated Russian-made Kilo-class Indian Navy Submarine Sindhurakshak has been raised out of the water.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 7, 2014
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley may get to see the salvaged INS Sindhurakshak submarine during his Mumbai visit today where he will review the operational preparedness of the Western Naval Command.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 6, 2014
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley may get to see the salvaged INS Sindhurakshak submarine during his Mumbai visit on Saturday where he will review the operational preparedness of the Western Naval Command.
World News | Reuters | Monday April 21, 2014
A tropical cyclone was threatening to hamper the search for a missing Malaysian jetliner in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean on Monday, as a submarine drone neared the end of its mission scouring the sea bed with still no sign of wreckage.
World News | Associated Press | Monday April 14, 2014
Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its black boxes.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 2, 2014
The protracted search for missing Flight MH370 was boosted on Wednesday by the arrival of a British submarine in the Indian Ocean ahead of a visit to Australia by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday March 3, 2014
An early probe has revealed that the fire on board navy submarine INS Sindhuratna, which killed two officers, was due to faulty cables, and not expired batteries that had not been replaced, sources today said.
India News | Agencies | Saturday March 1, 2014
Despite the INS Sindhuratna submarine tragedy and the sudden resignation of Admiral DK Joshi on Wednesday, both the eastern and the western fleets successfully completed TROPEX-2014 (Theatre-level readiness and Operational Exercise), the Indian Navy's largest of its kind exercise in the past two years.
India News | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Friday February 28, 2014
Lieutenant Commander Kapish Muwal was 32 years old, Lieutenant Manoranjan Kumar was 30. Both the young men, officers of the Indian Navy, died saving other sailors when a fire broke out on their submarine, the INS Sindhuratna early on Wednesday morning.