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As the country prepares to celebrate the Navy Day on 04 December, the Indian Navy can look back with great pride on its transition from a post independence brown water navy comprising a few sloops and coastal craft into a world class blue water navy with full spectrum combat capability.

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India’s letter of request to the US government to purchase 24 MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multirole helicopters from Sikorsky Lockheed Martin is expected to open a prolonged season of chopper purchase.

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India wants to buy 24 multi-role MH-60 ‘Romeo’ anti-submarine helicopters from the United States at an estimated cost of $2 billion.

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China has begun one of the largest naval expansions by any country since the end of the Second World War. In this exclusive interview, Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, and Chief of Naval Staff, tells Executive Editor Sandeep Unnithan that the Indian navy is fully prepared to meet the Chinese threat.

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With the INS Arihant completing its maiden deterrence patrol, India took its first steps towards establishing the third leg of a nuclear triad: the ability to launch nuclear weapons from under the sea.

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Ships of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) arrived at Visakhapatnam on Friday after an intense sea phase of Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.

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India has kept Pakistan out of the celebrations in Kochi meant to mark 10 years of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), which is described by India as the 21st century’s first significant international maritime security initiative launched in February 2008.

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Asserting the Naval version of the indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) does not meet the qualitative requirements of the Indian Navy, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba said the Navy is working with the Defence . . .

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Indian state-owned shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has begun work on the second of seven indigenously designed Shivalik II (Project 17A [P17A])-class stealth frigates on order for the Indian Navy (IN).

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Thailand is looking at the acquisition of coastal radars and patrol vessels from India as the two sides ramp up cooperation in maritime security, Thai ambassador Chutintorn Gongsakdi said on Tuesday.

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