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'No Excuse For Gender Inequality': After Army, SC Grants Permanent Commission For Women In Navy

Mar 17, 2020 PTI

The bench rejected the Centre's stand that sea sailing duties cannot be granted to Short Service Commission women officers because its Russian vessels do not have washrooms for them.

All You Need To Know About India's First Chief Of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat

Dec 31, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The recommendation for the Chief of Defence Staff had first been made after the Kargil War. It was argued that this post will create better coordination between the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

Indian Navy Bans Smartphones, Social Media On Its Bases, Ships

Recently seven navy personnel were arrested for allegedly leaking sensitive information to a spy racket connected to Pakistan.

Indian Navy Trainer Aircraft Crashes In Goa, Pilots Eject Safely

Nov 16, 2019 PTI

Both the pilots of the trainer aircraft ejected safely, said Naval spokesperson.

Beijing Continues To Bully Others In South China Sea: US

Admiral John Aquilino said China's military buildup in the disputed waters of the SCS threatens several countries.

27 September, 2019

Gen Rawat Takes Charge As Chairman Of Chiefs Of Staff Committee


The post of Chairman of CoSC assumes the position of Primus Inter Pares, or first among equals, amongst all the three service chiefs.

27 August, 2019

Navy Needs 'Assured' Budget Support To Build Capacity, Says Chief Admiral Karambir Singh


Admiral Singh was delivering a speech on the topic, Indian Ocean - Changing Dynamic - Maritime Security Imperatives for India, as a part of the series held in the memory of former Army chief the late General B C Joshi.

27 July, 2019

Mumbai Rain: All Passengers Aboard Stranded Mahalaxmi Express Evacuated Safely

Outlook Web Bureau

Hundreds of panicky, starving and thirsty passengers on the Mumbai-Kolhapur train were seen making appeals for help on mobile videos and social media.

17 July, 2019

All You Need To Know About Kulbhushan Jadhav, The Indian National On Death Row In Pakistan

Outlook Web Bureau

Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was kidnapped by Pakistani agencies on March 3, 2016, from Iran where he was in connection with his business.

04 June, 2019

Indian Navy Joins Search Operation For Missing IAF AN-32 Aircraft With 13 People On Board

Outlook Web Bureau

The Russian-origin transport aircraft, AN-32 went missing on Monday afternoon, around 33 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam for Menchuka near the border with China.

01 June, 2019

Ahead Of Taking Charge As Defence Minister, Rajnath Pays Tribute To Jawans At National War Memorial

Outlook Web Bureau

Rajnath Singh was allotted the Defence ministry after taking oath as a Union Minister on Thursday. He will take over from his predecessor Nirmala Sitharaman who has been allotted the Finance ministry.


31 May, 2019

Admiral Karambir Singh Sworn In As Chief Of Naval Staff

Outlook Web Bureau

The switch-over is taking place in the backdrop of a succession row triggered by Andaman and Nicobar command chief Bimal Verma challenging the appointment of Karambir Singh as the new chief.

28 May, 2019

US Navy Pilots Report Unidentified Flying Objects: The New York Times

Outlook Web Bureau

The objects have gotten the attention of the Navy, which earlier this year sent out new classified guidance for how to report what the military calls unexplained aerial phenomena or unidentified flying objects.

01 May, 2019

As Cyclone Fani Inches Closer To Odisha, EC Lifts Poll Code In 11 Districts, Tourists Asked To Leave

Outlook Web Bureau

Cyclone Fani is likely to hit the Odisha coast by May 3 afternoon and affect it as well as West Bengal most, and also the Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of Andhra Pradesh.

12 April, 2019

President's Office Denies Receiving Letter From Veterans On Forces Being Used For 'Political Agendas'

Outlook Web Bureau

In a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, over 150 veterans of the Indian armed forces urged him to stop the politicisation of armed forces ahead of Lok Sabha election and ensure the preservation of "secular and a-political character" of the forces

08 April, 2019

Overlooked For Navy Chief Post, Vice Admiral Bimal Verma Moves Armed Forces Tribunal

Outlook Web Bureau

Vice Admiral Verma is senior to Vice Admiral Karambir Singh who was named by the government as the next chief of the naval staff last month.

03 April, 2019

After Years Of Wait, India To Get 24 MH 60R Choppers From US To Replace Its Sea King Fleet

Outlook Web Bureau

The helicopters are designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers.


03 April, 2019

US Approves Sale Of 24 Anti-Submarine Hunter Helicopters To India For $ 2.4 Billion

Outlook Web Bureau

MH-60 Romeo Seahawks would add lethal capabilities of the Indian Navy, which experts say is the need of the hour given the aggressive behaviour of China in the Indian Ocean region.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz