Commissioning of INS Khanderi

September 30, 2019 – On 28 September 2019, INS Khanderi, the second of P75 Kalvari-class submarine, was commissioned by the hands of Honourable Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in presence of Union Minister of State for Defence Shri Shripad Naik, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Arvind Sawant, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, CMD MDL Commodore Rakesh Anand (IN Retd.) and several other dignitari es. INS Khanderi is totally built by Indian shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) through years of technology transfer and partnership with…

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FS Cassard Makes Port Call in Mumbai

January 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, January 24, 2019, the Cassard anti-aircraft frigate (AAF), deployed in the Indian Ocean, docked at the Naval Base in Mumbai, India. Symbol of increased cooperation between Paris and New Delhi, this French stopover is the first of a foreign building in this military base. Left Toulon November 5, the Cassard has been deployed for three months in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean under the operational command of the Commander of the Indian Ocean Zone (ALINDIEN). Before his stopover, the Cassard had…

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Contract for construction of diving support Vessels(DSV) signed

September 26, 2018 –  A contract was signed by the Indian Navy with Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Vishakhapatnam, on 20 Sep 18 for construction of two Diving Support Vessels (DSV) to augment the Indian Navy’s submarine support operations on either coast.       The first vessel to be built over a 36 month period would be followed by the second, six months later. The vessels to be based at Vishakhapatnam and Mumbai respectively, would be of 118 m in length and of approximately 7,650 T displacement. In addition to operating submarines…

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Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of the Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy visiting India from 16 to 19 July 2018

Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of the Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy is visiting India from 16 to 19 July 2018 along with a four member Nigerian Navy delegation. The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and Nigeria, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. During his visit, the Chief of the Naval Staff of the Nigerian Navy will hold bilateral discussions with Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff and other senior officials of the Indian Navy. The Nigerian Navy Chief is also…

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RFS Admiral Vladimirsky Port Call at Mumbai

The research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, has called at the port of Mumbai, India, during its survey cruise. The ships will replenish fuel, water and food supplies at the calling port of Mumbai, and crew will visit the port and take a rest after long sailing. At the first stage of the cruise, the vessel has surveyed more than 11,000 lane kilometre deep and covered more than 15,000 nautical miles.

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Third Scorpene submarine ‘Karanj’ Launched at Mazagon Docks

The third Scorpene class submarine constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy, was launched today, 31 January 2018 by Mrs Reena Lanba, President Navy Wives Welfare Association after the recitation of Sanskrit shlokas from the Atharva Veda and traditional ceremonies associated with the launch of naval platforms. She also named this submarine as ‘Karanj’ and wished her good fortune. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff was the chief guest on the occasion. VAdm Girish Luthra, FOC-in-C, Western Naval Command and VAdm D M Deshpande, Controller…

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PM dedicates INS Kalvari to the nation

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today dedicated the naval submarine INS Kalvari to the nation, at a function in Mumbai December 14th. Congratulating the people of India on this occasion, the Prime Minister described INS Kalvari as a prime example of “Make in India.” He commended all those involved in its manufacture. He described the submarine as an excellent illustration of the fast growing strategic partnership between India and France. He said the INS Kalvari will add even more strength to the Indian Navy. The Prime Minister said that…

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Indian Navy commissions Water Jet Fast Attack Craft at Mumbai

INS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai today. At an impressive commissioning ceremony, Vice Admiral Luthra expressed confidence that the new INS Tarasa will discharge her duties with élan and resolve, and bring laurels to the Western Naval Command and the Nation. [smartslider3 slider=9] Complimenting the designers, builders, engineers, overseers, and the officers and the men whose efforts have fructified in the commissioning of the ship, he…

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Jeanne d’Arc 2017 Arrives in Mumbai

Google Translation April 10, 2017 – As part of the second operational release of the Jeanne d’Arc 2017 mission, Bombay opened its doors to the amphibious group consisting of the Mistral Projection and Command Building (BPC) and the Courbet Frigate Légère Furtive (FLF) . After a docking at the end of the morning, BP Mistral had the honor of welcoming high Indian authorities including Mr. Srivastava, representative of the services of the Indian Prime Minister. This meeting symbolizes the importance of the arrival of the group Joan of Arc in…

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