Indian Navy

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Indian Navy’s first nuclear-powered submarine undergoing additional sea acceptance tests

Re-posted from Naval Today The submarine was launched in 2009 and declared operational in February 2016. “INS Arihant is undergoing sea acceptance trials as it had already passed several deep sea diving drills. It will be commissioned after completing all the sea trials”, the Flag Officer-Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice-Admiral […]

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The Invisible Phenomenon of Child Piracy

In March 2011, Indian naval forces operating in the Arabian Sea captured the Mozambique-flagged fishing vessel Vega 5. Somali pirates had kidnapped the trawler’s original crew several months earlier.  They subsequently refurbished the stolen craft into an operationally significant ‘mothership’. Of the 61 marauders who were arrested during the Indian […]

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Somali Pirates escalate their operations to a dangerous new level

Following the warning published in MarineLink.com on Thursday 24 March that the trend in the use of violence by pirates would escalate into a small war, a major development occurred that has added new credibility to this alarm.  The Economic Times carried an article on 18 April, entitled “Somali pirates […]

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Evacuating Canadian nationals?

A recent article on extracting nationals issued from the recent Dalhousie Maritime Conference. The DFAIT speaker, backed up by Heinz Goulish (Marine Insurance and Risk Management Expert UK), showed that the Canadian evacuation was even riskier than the article below implies. Indeed, only the Israeli Navy protected our evacuation effort […]

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