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Ranjit Sagar Dam reservoir, the site of Army helicopter crash on 3 August | Twitter | ANI

India likely to seek Israel help to find Army pilots missing after Ranjit Sagar Dam chopper crash

Two Army pilots have been missing since an Army helicopter crashed into the Ranjit Sagar Dam reservoir on 3 August.
Photo of IAC Vikrant | PIB/Twitter

IAC Vikrant successfully completes 5-day maiden sea voyage

The aircraft carrier, built at a cost of around Rs 23,000 crore, set sail Wednesday for the crucial sea trials ahead of its planned induction into the Indian Navy by August 2022.

Why Vikrant sea trial is key in the power-posturing regions of Indo-Pacific, South China Sea

The US Navy successfully tested the new AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range, just ten days before the Indian navy tested the Vikrant’s sea-faring systems.
Drones

Heron, Searcher, Sea Guardian, SWITCH — the many UAVs that make up India’s drone arsenal

UAVs are not just meant for long range surveillance but also for carrying out precision strikes. ThePrint gives you a roundup of the various drones in India's unmanned aerial squadrons.

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant begins sea trial, Navy says ‘historic’ day

The 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier is the largest and most complex warship built in the country. Vikrant is expected to be commissioned into Indian Navy in 2022.
A Heron 1 UAV in flight

Project Cheetah set to take off, India to get upgraded & armed drones from Israel

Under the project, the Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Israeli Herons will be upgraded to undertake specialised and longer surveillance missions & precision strikes.
Indian Navy warships | Representational image | Twitter | @indiannavy

Indian Navy to deploy 4 frontline warships early August in next edition of Malabar exercise

The ships are also scheduled to carry out bilateral exercises with the navies of Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.
File photo of Vice Admiral SN Ghormade | Twitter/@indiannavy

Vice Admiral Ghormade takes charge as new Vice Chief of Indian Navy

Ghormade was holding the tri-service appointment of deputy chief at the headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff prior to taking over as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff.
An employee walks past gantry cranes loading shipping containers onto trucks from the Cosco New York container ship docked at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operated by JNPT, in Navi Mumbai. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India’s merchant navy is sinking. But foreign shippers are riding high, filling their coffers

A nation’s merchant navy is a strategic asset, second in importance only to its ‘fighting navy’. It needs to be protected from high taxes and discriminatory norms.
Representational image of an Indian Army convoy moving through Ladakh | Photo: ANI

No consensus yet on structure of theatre commands, discussions, tweaks to continue

The original plan envisaged for theaterisation may be tweaked, this could mean that the number and the structure of theatre commands could change.
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