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As India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (INS Vikrant, IAC-1) reaches its third and final phase of construction at the Kochi Shipyard in South India, with sea trials to start in mid-2020, Chief of Naval Staff Sunil Lanba confirmed to AIN that the design for the follow-on IAC-2 has been frozen.

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The Indian Navy has selected the US General Atomics EMALS for its second aircraft carrier, IAC II, which should be operational in about 10 years.

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The US Seventh Fleet and Indian Navy on Wednesday convened the 21st Executive Steering Group (ESG) on bilateral naval cooperation here.

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India Monday signed an ascension pact to the 30-member Trans Regional Maritime Network that will give it an access to the information on ships passing through the Indian Ocean Region.

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Two Sindhughosh-class submarines, Sindhukesari and Sindhuraj, which are currently undergoing mid-life refit and life extension in Russia will be ready for reinduction by 2019-20, Rear Admiral DK Tripathi, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, said here on Monday.

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India’s Andaman Islands are where stone-age warfare meets 21st century weapons technology. On November 16, John Allen Chau, an American Christian missionary, was killed in a hail of arrows fired by aboriginal Sentinelese tribesmen as he tried to land on North Sentinel island to spread his faith.

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The first of the four Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 11356) guided missile stealth frigates is likely to be inducted into the Indian Navy in the next three years.

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The expansion of the Indian Navy and its process of modernisation has been part of regular discussion. The Chief of the Naval Staff’s recent statement regarding induction of 56 new warships and eight new submarines has drawn attention of many on the essentiality of the procurement.

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In an effort to emerge as a centre of regional excellence for Submarine Rescue Services, the chief of the Indian Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba will be commissioning Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) in the Navy tomorrow.

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Former chief of naval staff Admiral Arun Prakash said Sunday that India lacked a national security strategy to deal with emerging security threats in the wake of the creation of the China-Pakistan axis.

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