Indian Navy Executes OP Sankalp

June 20, 2019 – Indian Navy has deployed, in the Gulf of Oman, to re-assure Indian Flagged Vessels operating/ transiting through Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman following the maritime security incidents in the region. IN Ships Chennai and Sunayna have been deployed in the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf to undertake Maritime Security operations. In addition, aerial surveillance by IN aircraft is also being undertaken in the area. The Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region which was launched by the IN in December 2018 at Gurugram, is…

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MRSAM Firing Trials

May 17, 2019 – The Indian Navy achieved a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti Air Warfare Capability with the maiden cooperative engagement firing of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM). The firing was undertaken on the Western Seaboard by Indian Naval Ships Kochi and Chennai wherein the missiles of both ships were controlled by one ship to intercept different aerial targets at extended ranges. The firing trial was carried out by the Indian Navy, DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries. The successful conduct of the test has been…

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Successful Flight Test of LRSAM

January 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – Ship launched Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) has been successfully test fired from INS Chennai against an incoming aerial target flying at low altitude today. The missile destroyed the target with a direct hit. All the mission objectives have been met. LRSAM has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India and M/s Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel for the Indian Navy. Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy and associated team members.

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Indian Navy’s Search and Rescue Operations

Even as Indian Navy’s search and rescue(SAR) operations are in full swing for the fifth day on 04 Dec 17, the Navy Day, over Southeast Arabian Sea and L& M islands in the aftermath of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’. Eight naval ships, including frontline ships from Western Naval Command INS Chennai, Kolkata and Trikand, were deployed for rendering assistance to the affected islands. In addition, all aircraft at the disposal of Southern Naval Command, including long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I of Eastern Naval Command, were deployed throughout the…

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