Free Press Journal
  • Indian Army cruise past MHA 5-1

    Chennai : Indian Navy defeated Bengaluru Hockey Association 2-1 to notch up its second straight win in Pool ‘B’ in the 92nd All-India MCC Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament here Friday.

  • Railways beat MHA in Murugappa Gold Cup hockey

    Chennai : Indian Railways defeated Mumbai Hockey Association 2-1 in a Pool ‘A’ game in the 92nd All-India MCC – Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament here Thursday.

  • Navy gets 111 choppers

    This is the first project under the MoD’s prestigious Strategic Partnership model that aims at providing significant fillip to the government’s ‘Make in India’ programme.

  • Indian Navy steps up rescue, relief efforts in flood-hit Kerala

    Kochi: As the massive floods continue to wreak havoc in the state of Kerala, the Western Naval Command on Sunday sailed Indian Naval Ship (INS) Mysore with relief material to provide assistance to the flood-hit state. On the night of August 19, the ship carried about 70 tonnes of relief material which includes bottled water, ready to eat meals, fresh ration, milk, biscuits and other miscellaneous things like medicines, essential toiletries, phenyl,

  • Kerala floods: Idukki on red alert, Army deployed in northern districts  

    Thiruvananthapuram: In rain battered-Kerala, a red alert has been issued for Idukki and its adjoining districts in view of the possibility of release of more water from the Idukki reservoir, while entry of tourists to the high-range district was stopped after roads caved in at many places.

  • Armed Forces face shortage of over 9,000 officers: MoS for Defence

    New Delhi: The Indian Army, the Navy and Air Force are facing a shortage of more than 9,000 officers, the government said on Wednesday. The Indian Army alone is short of 7,298 officers, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. He said the Army has an authorised strength of 49,933 officers but as on January 1, 2018 it had only 42,635.

  • Bombay HC upholds life term of ex-Navy officer for killing girlfriend in 2007

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today upheld the conviction and life sentence awarded to a former naval officer for killing his girlfriend in 2007. A division bench of justices B R Gavai and S V Kotwal dismissed an appeal filed by convict Manish Thakur, who was employed with the aeronautical wing of the Indian Navy.

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    Body of Indian Navy sailor recovered off Tamil Nadu coast

    Rameswaram(TN): The body of a 27-year-old Indian Navy sailor, who slipped and fell into the sea off Ramanathapuram coast, was recovered some five nautical miles off Jegadapattinam in Pudukottai district, intelligence bureau officials here said.

  • INSV Tarini: Navy’s all-women crew returns to Goa after historic circumnavigation

    Panaji (Goa): All woman-crew commanding the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini on Monday arrived here after successfully circumnavigating the globe for eight months. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman received the six-member team along with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba.

  • Andhra Pradesh: Search operation on for over 30 feared drowned as boat capsizes in Godavari

    Vijayawada: Rescue operations continue on Wednesday in the Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh where over 30 people are feared drowned after a launch capsized last evening. Personnel from the Indian Navy traced the launch which is said to be at a depth of 60 feet. Rescue workers were trying to break open the windows to pull out the bodies, an official said.

  • Banking on old ties: To checkmate China, India needs indigenous AIP Technology

    The recent test-firing and operationalisation of Pakistan’s submarine launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur-III (which can be fired with both conventional and nuclear warheads) with a range of 450km has three serious implications for India: operational (war-fighting), as sea-based deterrence, and strategic (in cahoots with People’s Liberation Army Navy, PLAN).

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    Mumbai: India to host bilateral exercise with French Navy

    Mumbai: The Indian Navy and the French Navy have conducted bilateral maritime exercises since May 1993. In 2001, the exercises have been named VARUNA and there have been fifteen editions of the same till date.

  • Mumbai: Indian Navy launches third Scorpene class sub ‘Karanj’

    Mumbai: The Indian Navy have launched the third Scorpene class submarine ‘Karanj’ here on Wednesday. The submarine, which was built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, was launched by Reena Lanba, President, Navy Wives Welfare Association after traditional ceremonies associated with the launch of naval platforms.