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Except for the Military Nursing Service, which traces its origin back to the late 19th century and the induction of women as doctors in the Army Medical Corps since 1958, the armed forces have traditionally been male bastions. It...
‘Swavlamban’, the annual seminar of the Indian Navy’s (IN’s) Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO), is round the corner and promises to be a major event. Scheduled to take place during October 4-5, 2023 at the ‘Bharat Mandapam’ in...
As Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, AD, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Western Naval Command, Indian Navy hangs his boots, here is an interview with Delhi Defence Review's Chandrashekhar Bhattacharyya    Q 1. As you hang your boots...
The Indian Navy (IN) intends to become completely self-reliant by 2047 and is currently in the midst of a major modernization programme. Delhi Defence Review’s Chandrashekhar Bhattacharyya (CB) caught up with Vice Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade (Adm. Ghormade) who...
The commissioning of India's first homegrown carrier INS Vikrant is by any yardstick a seminal moment in Indian Naval history. However, as this interview with Vice Admiral (VAdm) Biswajit Dasgupta, AVSM, YSM, VSM and Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern...
  ‘What a day it was!’ is a phrase we have all used in our lives, often. Some days are awesome, adventurous, fun filled, romantic, whilst others are filled with adrenaline rush. Some days give new life and there are...
  INS Viraat, which served as the flagship of the Indian Navy (IN) for almost three decades from 1987 to 2016, was quietly towed away from her homeport to a Gujarat scrapyard last Saturday. This time around, there were hardly...
On June 26, 2020, The Indian Navy (IN) formally inducted the Maareech Advanced Torpedo Defense System (ATDS) into its surface fleet. Developed as a joint project by the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi & the Naval Science...
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) added the ICGS Sachet, an off-shore patrol vessel (OPV) to its 150-strong fleet in May 2020. The handover ceremony was presided over by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh . Two interceptor boats, with pennant...
Just yesterday, i.e May 21, 2020, the INS Sunayna (P-57), a 2000-tonne, indigenous offshore patrol vessel (OPV) which had been dispatched for anti-piracy operations and mission-based deployment to the Gulf of Aden, returned to its homeport of Kochi after...

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