As part of the Indian Navy’s efforts to assist the general population of Bheemunipatnam in dealing with the devastating second COVID-19 wave, a 60-bed COVID-19 Care Centre has been set up at INS Kalinga in Vishakhapatnam’s Bheemunipatnam.
The 19th edition of the Indian and French Navy bilateral exercise ‘VARUNA-2021’ is scheduled to be conducted in the Arabian Sea from April 25 to 27, 2021. From the Indian Navy’s side, guided missile stealth destroyer INS Kolkata, guided missile frigates INS Tarkash and INS Talwar, Fleet Support Ship INS Deepak, with Seaking 42B and Chetak integral helicopters will participate in the exercise.
India is likely to get two theatre commands by August 15, reported CNN News 18. According to the report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make announcement in this regard on August 15. The two theatre commands will be – the Maritime Command and the Air Defence Command.
As part of a series of varied programs, performance and talks structured to motivate and inspire these young minds, a talk was organised at Khetarpal Auditorium of the Academy by Commander Abhilash Tomy, Kirti Chakra, Nausena Medal (Retired). The eminent speaker has the distinction of non stop, solo sailing across 65,000 nautical miles.
The Indian Navy’s Missile Corvette INS Prabal on Friday destroyed an old decommissioned Godavari class frigate during a naval drill in the Arabian sea. An anti-ship missile (AShM) launched by INS Prabal and with impeccable accuracy destroyed the frigate.
INS Kavaratti, the last of four indigenously-built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes, will be commissioned into the Indian Navy on Thursday, i.e. October 22. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane will commission the stealth corvette at Naval Dockyard in Vishakhapatnam.
India on Monday successfully test-fire BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile, from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai. BrahMos hit a target in the Arabian Sea during the test-firing. The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy after performing high-level and extremely complex manoeuvres.
In a first, two women officers have been selected to join as “Observers” (Airborne Tacticians) in the helicopter stream of the Indian Navy. Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh are part the first set of women airborne combatants who would be operating from warships. SLt Tyagi and SLt Singh, are a part of a group of 17 officers of the Indian Navy, including four women officers and three officers of the Indian Coast Guard.
India’s longest serving warship INS Viraat on Saturday set sail upon its final journey to Gujarat’s Alang. INS Viraat was towed by tug boats from Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The Indian Navy’s longest serving warship will be dismantled at shipbreaking yard in Alang. INS Viraat will reach Alang on Sunday midnight.
India celebrates the 21st “Vijay Diwas” on July 26. The Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on July 26 to commemorate the victory of the Indian Army in flushing out Pakistani Army troops and terrorists from vacated Indian Positions in the Kargil sector along the Line of Control (LoC). The Kargil war was fought from May-July 1999.