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One of the most radical proposals in a recently completed Indian Navy report on a new, integrated Maritime Theatre Command is its commander-in-chief (C-in-C).

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The Indian Navy has recovered some debris of the MiG-29K aircraft that went missing three days back in the Arabian Sea off the Goa coast, a spokesperson said on Sunday, adding the search continued with ships and aircraft for missing pilot Cdr Nishant Singh.

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It was only seven months ago, when Commander Nishant Singh, missing since November 26, wrote to his senior asking permission to get married.

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Nine warships, 14 aircraft as well as Indian Navy fast interceptor craft have been deployed to trace the missing pilot of a MiG-29K trainer aircraft which ditched mid-sea off Goa on November 26, the Indian Navy said on Sunday.

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The search is still on for pilot Cdr Nishant Singh who has been missing since a MiG-29K fighter aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed into the Arabian sea, a Western Naval Command spokesperson said on Saturday.

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Looking to counter China's influence and increasing presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), India is setting up coastal surveillance radar systems in the neighbourhood as part of its policy to enhance military diplomacy that will also lead . . .

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It was the year 1964 — July, to be precise — when the annual commonwealth naval exercise was scheduled to be held in the Bay of Bengal, between the Nicobar Islands and the entrance to the straits of Malacca.

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The Indian Navy’s ability to spot potential adversaries has been enhanced as it took delivery of its ninth Boeing P-8I Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. It will help expand the Navy's long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities.

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A steady increase has been seen in Chinese research and fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean region, something that can be a cause of concern given how they have been involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and data collecting.

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In continuation of the trend of growing trilateral and multilateral exercises, two new trilateral naval exercises are in the works: one among India, Australia and Indonesia; and in the other, France is keen on joining India-Australia . . .

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In a sign of growing closeness between India and the United States amid conflict with China, the Indian Navy has inducted two Predator drones from an American firm on lease for carrying out surveillance in the Indian Ocean Region . . .

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In an oblique message to China, India on Saturday expressed concern over "actions and incidents" that "erode" trust in the South China Sea and underlined the importance of adhering to international law, respecting territorial integrity and sovereignty.

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When HMS Hercules joined the Indian Navy as INS Vikrant in 1961, India became the first Asian power to have an aircraft carrier.

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Something’s brewing in the Indian Ocean and China does not appear to like it. On October 26, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touched down in India, starting his five-day Asia tour that is clearly aimed at countering China’s growing . . .

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Close on the heels of a dozen high-profile missile launches which included an anti-ship missile and a hypersonic missile, India launched the INS Vagir-its 5th Scorpene Class submarine in Mumbai today.

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