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Sri Lanka releases 24 more TN fishermen
Times of India, 13 March 2014
RAMESWARAM: A day after a Sri Lankan court ordered release of 116 fishermen from Tamil Nadu ahead of the proposed talks between the island nation and India to sort out the vexed fishermen's issue, another court in Mannar on Thursday ordered release...

Navy lacks rescue vehicle to save submarine crew
Times of India, 11 March 2014
HYDERABAD: Amidst the spate of incidents involving submarines, a grim fact has come to the fore: Indian Navy does not have a single Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV). The navy had acquired one such vessel when it possessed only four submarines...

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 24 Indian fishermen
Colombo Page, 6 March 2014
Mar 06, Thalaimannar: The Sri Lanka Navy arrested 24 Indian fishermen within two days for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters.The Navy said a naval craft attached to the North Central Naval...

Katchatheevu: Sri Lankan Navy tightens norms
Hindu, 5 March 2014
The Sri Lankan Navy has restricted the entry of journalists, visiting Katchatheevu island to cover this year’s annual St.Antony’s Church festival, to only those who obtained ‘temporary visa’ from the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission...

Police register cases against Sri Lankan Navy
Hindu, 2 March 2014
In a surprising development, the Rameswaram police have registered cases against the Sri Lankan Navy and the Lankan fishermen on charges of threatening the Indian fishermen from Rameswaram and Pamban areas and damaging their fishing nets and boats. While...

Behind Sindhuratna disaster, a struggling Navy
Hindu, 27 February 2014
Leaking gas from batteries might have triggered fire aboard ageing submarine: naval sources .Leaking hydrogen from batteries stored in the forward compartment of the INS Sindhuratna might have set off Wednesday’s fire which claimed the lives of...

Navy taking corrective steps to stem mishaps: Antony
Times of India, 7 February 2014
NEW DELHI: Holding that the recent mishaps of warships were "a matter of concern", defence minister A K Antony on Thursday said the Navy was taking "corrective steps" with commanders being directed to strictly follow standard operating...

India-Indonesia coordinated patrol graduates into joint exercise
Hindu, 6 February 2014
The next round of Ind-Indo Corpat, coordinated patrol of the international maritime boundary line by Indian and Indonesian navies twice every year, is growing in scale. Lieutenant Colonel Amrin Rosihan, commanding officer of Indonesian anti-submarine...

New Indian Ocean exercise shows reach of China's Navy
Hindu, 5 February 2014
This also marked the first deployment of the Changbaishan, China's largest landing ship which is equipped with advanced weapons systems, in a drill of this kind.The Chinese Navy has conducted rare exercises in the Lombok Strait in the Indian Ocean...

Navy Chief says nations must join hands in disaster-prone Indo-Pacific
Hindu, 5 February 2014
The Chief of the Indian Navy, Admiral D.K. Joshi, on Wednesday urged navies in the region to prepare a framework for swift and sufficient responses to natural disasters.In his keynote address at the biennial multi-naval engagement, Milan, on the theme...

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 30 Indian fishermen
Hindu, 4 February 2014
The Sri Lankan Navy on Monday arrested 30 Indian fishermen off Delft islands near Jaffna, on charge of poaching in Sri Lankan waters. As many as eight trawlers were confiscated, according to official sources at the Sri Lankan Navy. With Monday’s...

Nine Sri Lankans arrested for illegally entering Indian waters
Hindu, 1 February 2014
Two Sri Lankan fishing vessels with nine crew were apprehended in a midnight swoop on Wednesday off the Chennai coast by the Indian Coast Guard, Eastern RegionA press note from the Coast Guard said the ICG Dornier had detected these boats positioned in...

Fishermen's arrests: Jayalalithaa blames 'elements' in Sri Lanka Navy
Business Standard, 31 January 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has said some "elements" in the Sri Lanka Navy are out to "spoil" the conducive environment created between the fishing communities of two nations.Referring to the detention of 38 Indian fishermen...

38 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
Hindu, 30 January 2014
Thirty-eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were on Thursday arrested by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line, three days after fishermen representatives of India and Sri Lanka met to discuss the vexed fishing issue.The...

Navy finalising Rs.250 cr. contract to salvage INS Sindhurakshak
Hindu, 29 January 2014
INS Sindhurakshak submarine had sunk on August 14 last year in its harbour after an explosion in its torpedo section killing all the 18 personnel on board .The Navy is close to finalising a contract expected to cost over Rs.250 crore for salvaging submarine...


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