Indian Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack in Gulf of Aden -Defence Ministry

A Liberian-flagged bulk carrier came under attack by suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, but the attack was foiled thanks to the response of the Indian Navy, India's Ministry of Defence has said. According to a statement from the Ministry, the INS Sharda picked up a distress call from the MV Lord Mountbatten reporting an attempted attack by armed pirates while … [Read more...]

Two Dead After Indian Navy Ship Capsizes at Mumbai Dockyard

Amazing images coming from Mumbai showing an Indian Navy frigate capsized at berth...  Two people reportedly died and several others were injured after the Indian Navy Ship Betwa rolled over inside a dock at a naval shipyard in Mumbai, India. The incident reportedly occurred during undocking at the Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) shipyard. Media has … [Read more...]

French Naval Shipbuilder DCNS Calls Data Leak “Economic Warfare”

By Matt Siegel and John Irish SYDNEY/PARIS, Aug 24 (Reuters) - French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of "economic warfare" after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. India opened an investigation after The Australian newspaper published documents relating to the submarine's combat capabilities, … [Read more...]

SPOTD: India’s First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier Float Out

India yesterday undocked its first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at a simple ceremony at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). INS Vikrant is the first aircraft carrier built in India and the first warship built by Cochin. Work on the ship's design began in 1999, and the keel was laid in February 2009. The carrier was floated out of its dry dock on 29 December … [Read more...]

India Approves $16 Billion Naval Expansion Plan -Source

By N.C Bipindra (Bloomberg) -- India is tripling its fleet of nuclear submarines in the country’s priciest naval expansion in five years, a move that comes as China increases naval activity in the Indian Ocean. A cabinet committee on Tuesday approved plans to build six nuclear-powered submarines and seven stealth warships at a cost of about 1 trillion rupees ($16 … [Read more...]