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RAMESWARAM: A fishing boat allegedly came under the attack of Sri Lankan navy and sustained damages allegedly by Sri Lankan navy caused a flutter near Rameswaram on Sunday morning. Meanwhile, the fishermen representatives from four coastal districts submitted a petition to Union finance minister, P Chidambaram urging his intervention on taking efforts to organise mutual talks between the fishermen of the two countries.According to the fishermen, on Saturday morning, around 500 boats from Rameswaram ventured into the sea and one of the boat that belonged to Benito from Thangachimadam sustained damages in its hull when the Sri Lankan navy rounded them up off Katchatheevu. The navy also damaged the fishing gear of the boat causing heavy loss, the fishermen said. The damaged boat started taking in water and the fishermen returned with the boat and informed their counterparts on Sunday morning. The fishermen who returned believed that the Navy initially decided to take them into their custody but changed their minds after the boat sustained damages. "The damage to boats and the fishing gear could be estimated to more than Rs2 lakhs," the fishers said. "We are indeed troubled by this attack and fishing has turned very troublesome and not viable due to the Sri Lankan aggression," commented B Jesuraja, district secretary of Tamil Nadu mechanised boat fishermen association in Rameswaram.">Indian fishing boat comes under Sri Lankan navy attack
Times of India, 7 October 2013
RAMESWARAM: A fishing boat allegedly came under the attack of Sri Lankan navy and sustained damages allegedly by Sri Lankan navy caused a flutter near Rameswaram on Sunday morning. Meanwhile, the fishermen representatives from four coastal districts submitted...

Oct 03, Pulmoddai: The Sri Lankan Navy commissioned its Naval Deployment in Pulmoddai in the Eastern Province as SLNS Ranweli on October 01According to naval traditions, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage handed over the Commissioning Warrant to the Commanding Officer of SLNS Ranweli, Captain PS De Silva.The Naval Deployment, first established on the premises of the Ceylon Mineral Sands Corporation in 2008 was shifted to the present location in 2011 and renamed as ND Pulmoddai on 17th September 2012.

">Sri Lanka Navy commissions deployment in the East

Colombo Page, 4 October 2013
Oct 03, Pulmoddai: The Sri Lankan Navy commissioned its Naval Deployment in Pulmoddai in the Eastern Province as SLNS Ranweli on October 01According to naval traditions, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage handed over the...

Twenty fishermen from this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel when they were fishing in the Palk Straits early on Sunday morning, a top fisheries department official said.Assistant Director of Fisheries Gopinath said it was not immediately clear whether the fishermen were in Indian waters or had crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line when they were arrested.He said they had been lodged in the army camp in Mannar and were likely to be produced in court there on Monday.Meanwhile, the 34 fishermen released by a Sri Lankan court after their arrest on September four arrived here on Sunday morning.Coast Guard commander H H More brought them here and handed them over to district officials.">20 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel
Hindu, 22 September 2013
Twenty fishermen from this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel when they were fishing in the Palk Straits early on Sunday morning, a top fisheries department official said.Assistant Director of Fisheries Gopinath said it was not immediately...

Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan on Friday wanted the Union government to keep in abeyance its proposal to supply two warships to Sri Lanka until the problem of Tamil Nadu fishermen being arrested and attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy was resolved. “Though it is an old pact between the two countries, people in Tamil Nadu feel that India should not help Sri Lanka in the present situation. I only echo their feelings and all pacts between the two countries should be kept in abeyance,” he told The Hindu. Mr. Vasan said that on the one hand, fishermen were harassed by the Sri Lankan navy, and, on the other, they were arrested and remanded in judicial custody. “This shows the inhuman attitude of the Sri Lankan government. If this continued and fishermen are subjected to harassment, it will strain the relationship between the two countries.”">Vasan not for supplying warships to Sri Lanka
Hindu, 21 September 2013
Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan on Friday wanted the Union government to keep in abeyance its proposal to supply two warships to Sri Lanka until the problem of Tamil Nadu fishermen being arrested and attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy was resolved. “Though...

Sept 11, Colombo: India's sale of two naval warships to Sri Lanka is not based on a new agreement, an Indian minister has said. Addressing the furor from the Tamil Nadu Tamil political parties over the reports that the Indian government has decided to supply two naval warships to Sri Lanka during 2017-18, the Union Minister for State in the Prime Minister's Office, V. Narayanasamy Tuesday has confirmed the sale. The Minister however has said the decision to sell the two warships had been made based on an agreement signed fewyears ago. The decision to give two naval warships to Sri Lanka is not based on a new agreement. The ships are being given based on an agreement between India and Lanka signed a couple of years ago," the Minister told Indian media.">India's warship sale to Sri Lanka is not a new agreement, union minister says
Colombu Page, 12 September 2013
Sept 11, Colombo: India's sale of two naval warships to Sri Lanka is not based on a new agreement, an Indian minister has said. Addressing the furor from the Tamil Nadu Tamil political parties over the reports that the Indian government has decided to...

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday urged the Centre not to extend support of any kind to Sri Lankan military forces even if there is an agreement to supply hardware such as warships. Criticising the Centre for its proposal to supply two naval warships to Sri Lanka, Ms. Jayalalithaa said any move to supply military hardware would be the most telling statement on the “insensitivity” of the Union government towards the strong sentiment in Tamil Nadu. Stating this in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, she said the widespread sentiment among all sections of society and shades of political opinion in Tamil Nadu was the need to hold the Sri Lankan regime to account for the “acts of genocide and war crimes committed in the closing stages of the civil war. There is continued discrimination against the Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka who are treated as second class citizens in their own country,” she added.">
Hindu, 12 September 2013
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday urged the Centre not to extend support of any kind to Sri Lankan military forces even if there is an agreement to supply hardware such as warships. Criticising the Centre for its proposal to supply two naval warships...

NEW DELHI: India is planning to supply two naval warships to Sri Lanka to strengthen its capabilities to guard its maritime boundaries. The two Offshore Patrol Vessels would be built by the Goa-based defence PSU Goa Shipyard Limited and they are expected to be delivered to the Island nation by 2017-18 timeframe, sources said here. The development comes at a time when political parties in Tamil Nadu have been demanding ceasing of defence ties with that country. Centre has been very sympathetic towards the demands made by them and have shifted the Sri Lankan defence personnel from training institutions in that state and also decided to hold exercises with them away from four south Indian states.">India to supply two naval warships to Sri Lanka
Economic Times, 7 September 2013
NEW DELHI: India is planning to supply two naval warships to Sri Lanka to strengthen its capabilities to guard its maritime boundaries. The two Offshore Patrol Vessels would be built by the Goa-based defence PSU Goa Shipyard Limited and they are expected...

A senior Pakistan navy officer was shot dead and his Swedish wife wounded in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said.The couple were shot on a busy thoroughfare near the National Stadium.Two gunmen riding a motorbike intercepted Captain Nadeem's vehicle and opened fire, killing him on the spot, a local police official told AFP.Nadeem's wife sustained a bullet injury in the attack and has been taken to a naval hospital, he added.Nadeem taught at the Karachi campus of the National University of Sciences and Technology.">Navy officer gunned down in Karachi
Dawn, 4 September 2013
A senior Pakistan navy officer was shot dead and his Swedish wife wounded in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Wednesday, police said.The couple were shot on a busy thoroughfare near the National Stadium.Two gunmen riding a motorbike intercepted Captain...

Aircraft carrier is now on sea trials and expected to return to Sevmash Shipyard INS Vikramaditya will be handed over to the Indian Navy on November 15 at a formal ceremony in the Russian northern seaport of Severodvinsk on the White Sea.The delivery date was confirmed at talks Defence Secretary R.K. Mathur held in Moscow on Monday, according to informed sources.A high-level Indian defence delegation paid a one-day visit to Moscow to prepare an annual session of the Indo-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation that will meet in Russia next month under the chair of the two Defence Ministers.">Russia to hand over Vikramaditya on Nov. 15
Hindu, 4 September 2013
Aircraft carrier is now on sea trials and expected to return to Sevmash Shipyard INS Vikramaditya will be handed over to the Indian Navy on November 15 at a formal ceremony in the Russian northern seaport of Severodvinsk on the White Sea.The delivery...

MUMBAI: A huge explosion accompanied by a fire rocked an Indian Navy submarine docked at the high security naval dockyard early on Wednesday, officials said.The blast followed by a fire occurred shortly after midnight on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine.Many sailors on board the submarine reportedly jumped off to safety."However, there is likelihood of some personnel being trapped inside. The details are being ascertained," an official defence ministry statement issued at 3.15am said.The details of other casualty figures were not immediately available though some injured sailors have been rushed to naval hospital INHS Ashvini in Colaba.">Navy submarine INS Sindhurakshak catches fire at naval dockyard in Mumbai
Times of India, 14 August 2013
MUMBAI: A huge explosion accompanied by a fire rocked an Indian Navy submarine docked at the high security naval dockyard early on Wednesday, officials said.The blast followed by a fire occurred shortly after midnight on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine.Many...

"I am delighted to learn that the nuclear propulsion reactor on board INS Arihant, India's first indigenous nuclear powered submarine, has now achieved criticality," the Prime Minister said in a statement. "Today's development represents a giant stride in the progress of our indigenous technological capabilities. It is testimony to the ability of our scientists, technologists and defence personnel to work together for mastering complex technologies in the service of our nation's security," he said. Extending congratulations to all those associated with the important milestone, particularly the Department of Atomic Energy, the Indian Navy and the Defence Research and Development Organization, Singh said he looked forward to the early commissioning of INS Arihant
">Nuclear reactor INS Arihant a giant stride for India: PM

Economic Times, 11 August 2013
"I am delighted to learn that the nuclear propulsion reactor on board INS Arihant, India's first indigenous nuclear powered submarine, has now achieved criticality," the Prime Minister said in a statement. "Today's development...

Capping 25 years of indigenous efforts in a technologically challenging area that only a handful of nations have mastered so far, the reactor on board India’s nuclear-powered submarine, Arihant, went into operation at 1.20 a.m. on Saturday. Arihant’s reactor achieved “criticality” — the term used to describe the self-sustaining nuclear reaction which is the first step towards the stable production of power — when the boat was “already in the sea.”
">In a first for India, nuclear sub’s reactor activated

The Hindu, 11 August 2013
Capping 25 years of indigenous efforts in a technologically challenging area that only a handful of nations have mastered so far, the reactor on board India’s nuclear-powered submarine, Arihant, went into operation at 1.20 a.m. on Saturday. Arihant’s...

NEW DELHI: The miniature reactor on board India's first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has gone "critical", which marks a big stride towards making the country's long-awaited "nuclear weapons triad," an operational reality. Sources, in the early hours of Saturday, said the 83 MW pressurized light-water reactor attained "criticality" after several months of "checking and re-checking" of all the systems and sub-systems of the 6000-tonne submarine at the secretive ship-building centre at Visakhapatnam.
">Reactor of India's first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant goes 'critical'

Times of India, 10 August 2013
NEW DELHI: The miniature reactor on board India's first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has gone "critical", which marks a big stride towards making the country's long-awaited "nuclear weapons triad," an operational...


NEW DELHI: Nothing projects raw power like an aircraft carrier prowling on the high seas, capable of unleashing strike fighters against an adversary in a jiffy. A nuclear-powered carrier can make the punch even deadlier with much longer operational endurance.With its first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) set to be "launched" at Cochin Shipyard on August 12, and sea trials of the first nuclear submarine INS Arihant to begin shortly after, India is now examining the possibility of having a nuclear-powered 65,000-tonne carrier in the future
">Eye on future, India mulls options for nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Times of India, 2 August 2013
NEW DELHI: Nothing projects raw power like an aircraft carrier prowling on the high seas, capable of unleashing strike fighters against an adversary in a jiffy. A nuclear-powered carrier can make the punch even deadlier with much longer operational...

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