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R K Dhowan


Need stronger laws to govern seas: R K Dhowan

February 04, 2016 12:20 am

Comments come amid South China Sea tension between US and China

Navy is a secular force, says Chief Dhowan on intolerance debate

December 04, 2015 2:19 am

Underlining that secularism starts from individual and the smallest unit, he said the Navy maintains the spirit of secularism.

Navy chief directs naval commands to maintain vigil, combat readiness

December 25, 2015 11:17 pm

Admiral Dhowan urged the Commanders' to maintain highest combat readiness of our platforms and diligent monitoring of developments in the maritime domain, it said.

Navy's new stealth destroyer 'Visakhapatnam' launched

April 20, 2015 5:35 pm

The indigenously designed stealth destroyer will be fitted with supersonic surface-to-surface missile system.

Navy chief warns of rising terrorist threat in the maritime domain

December 04, 2014 9:19 am

Navy Chief Admiral R K Dhowan said that threat of maritime terrorism is increasing and the force was prepared for it.

Navy image dented, need to work as a team, says Dhowan

April 22, 2014 3:14 am

The Navy chief in his address said the Naval HQ needed to work harder to support its men who were operating ships, submarines and aircraft and professional advice on files should be forthcoming.

Govt must go ahead with Army Chief appointment, says Jitendra Singh

April 22, 2014 3:06 am

The Minister of State for Defence says Centre should not come under ‘pressure of cheap politics’, slams ex-Army Chief V K Singh.

MoD moves files for appointing R K Dhowan as new Navy Chief

April 16, 2014 3:55 pm

Formal announcement likely to be made soon after nod from ACC and President’s consent.

INS Vikramaditya won't have air defence system for now

August 03, 2013 1:13 am

Aircraft carrier to be inducted in December lacks SAMs,CIWS


Things have changed after Mumbai attacks: Navy chief

February 08, 2016 9:26 am

Vizag (AP), Feb 08 (ANI): Navy Chief R K Dhowan on Monday assured the country that sailors stay alert and awake on the International water boundaries so that people of the country can sleep peacefully. Speaking about the Mumbai terror attacks, Dhowan said that there have been a lot of changes after 2008 to ensure the safety of the citizens. He added that adequate measure have been taken to mark the identity of fishermen of every state departing from their ports to earn their livelihood without any problem.

Admiral Dhowan commissions INS Kadmatt into Indian Navy

January 07, 2016 4:05 pm

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.