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Is the time right for India to get a third aircraft carrier?

February 24, 2022 9:30 am

Sujan R Chinoy writes: There is a broad consensus on the need for it, but given the post-pandemic budgetary constraints, the idea may have to be put on the back burner.

Admiral R Hari Kumar takes charge as new Navy chief

November 30, 2021 4:14 pm

🔴 He suceeded Admiral Karambir Singh, who has served the Navy for 41 years and has been at the helm for two years.

Supreme Court paves way for dismantling INS Viraat

April 13, 2021 4:24 am

A bench of Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian rejected the plea by M/s Envitech Marine Consultants Private Ltd.

Explained: What Supreme Court order on INS Viraat means to Alang shipbreaker

February 12, 2021 8:49 am

After the Supreme Court ordered a “status quo” with regard to the dismantling of India’s decommissioned aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, the shipbreaker has halted all breaking activities at the Alang shipbreaking yard in Gujarat.

Apex court puts on hold further dismantling of INS Viraat

February 11, 2021 4:10 am

On September 30, 2020, Envitech Marine Consultants Pvt Ltd went public with its attempt to save the aircraft carrier. The shipbreaker demanded Rs 100 crore for the vessel and sought a no-objection certificate from the Defence Ministry.

Dismantling INS Viraat at Alang, one piece of history after the other

January 26, 2021 8:17 am

INS Viraat has seen the Falklands War in 1982 as the flagship vessel for the British Navy (1959-84) and also guarded the Indian coasts for 30 years

Maharashtra govt writes to Rajnath Singh, offers to help preserve INS Viraat

December 14, 2020 7:53 pm

"It saddens me further to note that though there is an offer to convert the warship into a maritime museum, it awaits a no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Defence for transfer of the warship," Chaturvedi said in her letter.

High tide by high tide, INS Viraat is pulled to the shore, to its end

December 13, 2020 7:40 am

INS Viraat is the second aircraft carrier to be broken in India in the last six years. In 2014, INS Vikrant, which played a crucial role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, was dismantled in Mumbai.

MoD turns down museum proposal for INS Viraat

December 07, 2020 12:34 am

While many may think that this would be the end of the road for the Viraat—once the Navy's flagship that was decommissioned in 2017 after 30 years of service—EMCPL from Navi Mumbai is preparing to move Supreme Court.

Visitors queue up at Alang to click selfies with INS Viraat

November 14, 2020 10:34 pm

“We have been getting request from several people and enthusiasts seeking permission to visit our yard to see the INS Viraat. So far, an estimated 1,000 people have visited the site,” Mukesh Patel, chairman of the Shree Ram Group, said.


International Yoga Day celebrated by Navy, Coast Guard personnel perform asanas on INS Viraat

June 21, 2017 7:08 pm

The flight deck of decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat provided the perfect location for Yoga camp for personnel of the Western Naval Command in Mumbai today.

International Fleet Review 2016: Glimpses of Indian Navy's majestic display

February 06, 2016 5:57 pm

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).


INS Viraat on final journey, docks at Chennai port

February 15, 2016 2:39 pm

Chennai, Feb 15 (ANI): The world’s oldest active aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, is on its final journey.It was docked at Chennai port on Monday before it is due to be decommissioned later this year. The ship entered service on May 12, 1987 and is also affiliated to the Garhwal Rifles (infantry regiment) of the Indian Army. The navy’s aircraft carrier guarded India's maritime borders for nearly 60 years. Captain said that the cost of maintaining and running it is becoming more than the cost benefited. With the time all the machineries get old. Kochi INS Vikrant is likely to replace INS Viraat. The mighty aircraft carrier has seen 18 Commanding Officers of which three went on to become Chiefs of Naval Staff. The ship has done over 40,000 hours of steaming and traversed over 5,00,000 nautical miles across the proverbial seven seas. The ship has undertaken over 20,000 hours of flying from its deck.