Indian Navy
Evolution of India’s Maritime Diplomacy Over the Last Ten Years

On the occasion of commissioning of the Mauritian Naval Ship Barracuda, built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders Kolkata, for the Mauritian National Coast Guard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 March 2015, made a commitment to the Indian Ocean...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (01-15 May 2024)

Defence Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, AVSM, VSM assumes charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff. 7th India-Indonesia Joint Defence Cooperation Committee meeting held in New Delhi. Keel Laying of the First Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessel (...

Talk by India's first NMSC, Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC (Retd), on Maritime Security of India

On 18 April, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “Maritime Security of India” by Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, NMSC. Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS) was also present. The Talk was also...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism, (01-15 April 2024)

Defence Defence exports increase by 32.5% in FY 2023-24; Private sector contributes 60% Army Commanders’ Conference calls for greater impetus on ongoing transformation New Generation Ballistic Missile Agni-Prime successfully flight-tested Indian...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (16-31 March 2024)

Defence Anti-Piracy operations against Pirate Ship MV Ruen by Indian Navy Maiden test-firing of India’s first indigenously-made 1500 HP engine for Main Battle Tanks Indian Navy's Ongoing Maritime Security Operations (‘Op Sankalp’) ICG Ship arrives...

India-China Relations: Envisioning the Long Haul!

Hu Xijin the former editor of Global Times on X (formerly Twitter) quoted a senior Colonel of PLA stating ‘Zangnan has been Chinese territory since ancient times. Where does Arunachal Pradesh come from? If a border war does break out, India will...

VIF News Digest : National Security- Defence Studies & Terrorism (01-15 March 2024)

Defence In a major boost to Aatmanirbharta Ministry of Defence signs five major capital acquisition contracts worth Rs 39,125 crores. 3rd India - Malaysia Bilateral Maritime Exercise Samudra Laksamana conducted. MoD inks MoU with BEML, BEL &...

The Red Sea Crisis Revives the Importance of IMEC

Despite the initial perception that a prolonged conflict in the Middle East could stall the implementation of the ambitious India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), the recent developments seem to prove quite the opposite. Paradoxically,...

Red Sea Crisis and India’s Options

Introduction Since mid-November 2023, the maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and the larger Western Indian Ocean has been gravely upended due to the repeated attacks on merchant shipping by the Yemen-based Houthi rebels. Targeting...

Neighborhood News Digest – 30 January 2024

Afghanistan India among 10 countries to participate in meeting convened by Taliban in Kabul- Hindustan Times India was among 10 regional countries that participated in a meeting of diplomatic representatives convened by the Taliban setup in Kabul on...

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