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China and India have both decided to expand their navies by building their own aircraft carriers. Both nations began by refurbishing Russian carriers before designing and building their own.

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A desire of the Indian Navy to procure an additional 12 Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft is lying in cold storage following a recent audit report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), an authority that audits all receipts and expenditure of the government.

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The Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal today said that the Indian government is holding talks with the Fiji Navy on the possibility of providing broader security support to the island country.

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Last Friday, Richard Russel a 29-year-old baggage handler at Seattle's Sea-Tac airport hijacked a 76-seat Bombardier Q400 passenger plane and performed a series of astonishing air manoeuvres before crashing his aircraft into a nearby island.

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According to news in the media, India’s secretive missile tracking / ‘specialized’ ocean surveillance ship ‘VC11184’ (yet to be commissioned) is undergoing harbour trials and is likely to be delivered to the Navy by December.

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The Indian navy lacks training facility for its crew on different aspects of damage control and firefighting inside a submarine, the country's Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) has observed in one its reports tabled before the parliament recently, English daily "The Hindu" quoted the CAG report as saying on Monday.

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The defence ministry today approved a long-pending proposal to procure six indigenously manufactured next generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) for the Navy at a cost of Rs 4,941 crore, officials said.

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A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon flying at low altitude spent the better part of three hours pulling hairpin turns and looping through the airspace, working in a grid to drop sonobuoys that would listen for sounds in the water and help the aircraft close in on an “enemy” submarine below.

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President Donald Trump's administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, US officials say.

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Should China and India talk about confidence-building in the Indian Ocean? On the face of it, this shouldn’t be an issue. The Indian Ocean is not India’s ocean. And unlike the Line of Actual Control in the border areas between China and India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which has yet to be verified, the two countries have no maritime disputes in the Indian Ocean.

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