The high-speed vessels, capable of operating in shallow waters, were acquired for Sagar Prahari Bal, a unit of the Navy created post-26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as part of the coastal security construct, said a defence press release here.
Rescue divers from the Indian Navy and the NDRF are yet to be able to make any significant impact in their search and rescue operations as the water level is still beyond 100 feet, the safe diving capacity for the divers.
Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said Chau came as a tourist in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and had requisite permissions to be there. The case is being investigated by ANC (Andaman and Nicobar Command) police, he said.
President Pranab Mukherjee inspected one of the largest maritime events in the recent past, as International Fleet Review 2016 (IFR 2016) took place off the Visakhapatnam coast on Saturday (February 6).
Mumbai, Jan 11 (ANI): Reliance Defence has signed an accord with Andhra Pradesh Government to set up a naval facility along the country’s coast with an initial investment of Rs.50 billion. Reliance Defence, a unit of billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure, plans to build submarines and aircraft carriers as well as to provide services including maintenance and refitting of ships at the facility. Reliance Chairman Ambani cited estimates saying the Indian navy could spend nearly 200 billion rupees annually over the next 15 years on acquisitions and fleet modernisation of submarines and aircraft carriers.
Visakhapatnam, Jan 07 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R.K. Dhowan, on Thursday commissioned INS Kadmatt into the Indian Navy and said the ship is indigenously designed by the Indian Navy's in-house organization. He assured that commissioning of INS Kadmatt marks yet another milestone in the journey towards self-reliance and Make-in-India. About 90per cent of the ship is indigenous and is equipped to fight in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare conditions.