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Government approves procurement of 111 helicopters for Navy

In a major decision, the Defence Ministry had approved the procurement of 111 new utility helicopters worth Rs.21000 crore for the Indian Navy. The decision came on Saturday at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) under the strategic partnership model to replace the Navy’s redundant fleet of French-designed Chetak choppers. The meeting was […]

Navy on Rescue Mission; 38 Indians Stranded as Cyclone hits Yemen Island

NEW DELHI: Indian Navy launched a rescue operation for 38 Indians those stranded at Socotra Island in Yemen after cyclone hits the area. The Navy has already turned its ship INS Sunayna to carry out rescue ‘operation Nistar’ to evacuate the Indians, informed Captain D K Sharma. “The operation, ‘NISTAR’, was carried out on June […]

All-women crew of INSV Tarini to return home after 254 days of sailing

Crew of 6 women of the Indian Navy on board naval vessel INSV Tarini to return Goa on Monday after the successful completion of the circumnavigation of the globe for 254 days.  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba will receive the naval officers on their arrival near Panaji. […]