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China's strategic power projection in the Indian Ocean has made it necessary for India to build a stronger navy, according to defence analysts.

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The Indian Navy’s second batch of six diesel-electric attack submarines (SSK) under the Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) Project-75 India (Project-75 I) program will not be fitted with an indigenous air-independent propulsion (AIP) system, according to local media reports.

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Eastern Naval Command will soon have MiG-29 fighter aircraft squadron. Initially, it will be a training facility and subsequently it will be an operational squadron, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief Vice Admiral AK Jain said here on Tuesday.

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The Indian Coast Guard has been given powers under the Coast Guard Act to board, search any vessel and arrest people for offences within the maritime zone of the country, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar said on Thursday.

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India is a natural partner for Australia and its growing and strategic heft is being felt beyond the Indian Ocean, creating new opportunities for bilateral cooperation based on shared values and outlook.

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The Indian Navy is closely monitoring the entry of three Chinese vessels, including a submarine, into the Indian Ocean Region for what is believed to be a move towards Beijing’s naval exercise with Pakistan early next month.

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The Pentagon said on Wednesday that the proposed sale of MK-45 naval guns to India will improve the country's capability to meet current and future threats.

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The Indonesian, Indian and Australian navies held the three-day Trilateral Indian Ocean Maritime Security workshop in Fremantle in Western Australia last week.

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Taking forward its 'Neighbourhood First' policy, India today handed over a patrol vessel to Maldives and launched the RuPay card, during a video conference between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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There has been a sharp rise in Chinese naval activity to map the Indian Ocean region, with survey vessels being observed even in the company of Pakistani warships at times, satellite images accessed by ThePrint suggest.

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Indian Navy has prepared a detailed roadmap for inducting women officers into service, Southern Naval Command Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Vice-Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla said here on Tuesday.

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The Navy’s long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday, and added that the first indigenous aircraft carrier will be fully operational by 2022.

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The Indian Navy has been waiting for years to replace its decades-old multi-role naval SeaKing helicopters which it acquired in 1978.

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The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Navy is 100% indigenous and is being made in India. Speaking on condition of anonymity a senior officer of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) explains more about the aircraft including the challenges, technologies as well as by when will it be ready for the Indian Navy.

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The engines on board the first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) being constructed at Kochi have been fired up and the Navy is starting on the next step of basin trials, with expectations that the warship would be ready for operations by 2022.

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