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Indian Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Sunayna, which has been mission-deployed in the Gulf of Aden to carry out anti-piracy patrol, has seized another haul of arms and ammunition from a suspicious fishing vessel some 20 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia in the Horn of Africa.

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In what will provide India with the much-needed capability to salvage sunken submarines, the Indian Navy, on Wednesday, inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) in Mumbai.

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As India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (INS Vikrant, IAC-1) reaches its third and final phase of construction at the Kochi Shipyard in South India, with sea trials to start in mid-2020, Chief of Naval Staff Sunil Lanba confirmed to AIN that the design for the follow-on IAC-2 has been frozen.

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The Indian Navy has selected the US General Atomics EMALS for its second aircraft carrier, IAC II, which should be operational in about 10 years.

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The US Seventh Fleet and Indian Navy on Wednesday convened the 21st Executive Steering Group (ESG) on bilateral naval cooperation here.

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India Monday signed an ascension pact to the 30-member Trans Regional Maritime Network that will give it an access to the information on ships passing through the Indian Ocean Region.

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Two Sindhughosh-class submarines, Sindhukesari and Sindhuraj, which are currently undergoing mid-life refit and life extension in Russia will be ready for reinduction by 2019-20, Rear Admiral DK Tripathi, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, said here on Monday.

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India’s Andaman Islands are where stone-age warfare meets 21st century weapons technology. On November 16, John Allen Chau, an American Christian missionary, was killed in a hail of arrows fired by aboriginal Sentinelese tribesmen as he tried to land on North Sentinel island to spread his faith.

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The first of the four Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 11356) guided missile stealth frigates is likely to be inducted into the Indian Navy in the next three years.

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The expansion of the Indian Navy and its process of modernisation has been part of regular discussion. The Chief of the Naval Staff’s recent statement regarding induction of 56 new warships and eight new submarines has drawn attention of many on the essentiality of the procurement.

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