Steel Cutting ceremony of first of the five Fleet Support Ships of Indian Navy

‘Steel Cutting’ ceremony of first of the five Fleet Support Ships (FSS) was held at Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Visakhapatnam on 10 Apr 24. The ceremony was conducted in the presence of Shri Giridhar Aramane, Defence Secretary. VAdm Rajesh Pendharkar, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Cmde Hemant Khatri (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, HSL and…

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Israel says Iran launched more than 300 drones and missiles, 99% of which were intercepted

Booms and air raid sirens sounded across Israel early Sunday after Iran launched hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles in an unprecedented revenge mission that pushed the Middle East closer to a regionwide war. A military spokesman said the launches numbered more than 300 but 99% of them were intercepted. Calling the outcome…

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Indian Air Force in Operation Meghdoot

Operation Meghdoot was launched on 13 April 1984, when the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) advanced to the Siachen glacier to secure the heights dominating the Northern Ladakh region. The operation involved the airlifting of Indian Army soldiers by the IAF and dropping them on the glacial peaks. Although the operation began in…

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Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace awarded contract to provide maritime surveillance services to Norway

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been awarded a contract from the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) on behalf of the Norwegian government to provide satellite maritime surveillance data to cover Norwegian Areas of Interest. NIS has the overall responsibility for space operations and development in the Norwegian Armed Forces. The data will be utilized by the…

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Naval Investiture Ceremony 2024 to be held at INS Hansa

Naval Investiture Ceremony 2024 will be held at INS Hansa, Goa on 14 April 2024 to felicitate Naval personnel who have demonstrated gallantry, leadership, professional accomplishment and distinguished service of a high order. During the ceremony Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) will confer Gallantry and Distinguished Service awards to the…

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Defence Secretary presides over first steel cutting of Fleet Support Ships for Indian Navy

Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane presided over the first steel cutting of the Fleet Support Ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) in Visakhapatnam on April 10, 2024.  The FSS, under construction at HSL, is first-of-its-kind with displacement of 44,000 tons and will play a crucial role in replenishing the fleet at sea with fuel,…

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