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Monster storm slams India’s west coast killing at least 29; Nearly 90 oil workers missing in the sea

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for oil workers and crew whose barges sank in heavy seas following a powerful cyclone that tore up the west coast killing at least 29 people. The Indian navy said it had rescued 177 of the 270 people aboard and that efforts […]

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MiG-29 trainer aircraft of the Indian Navy crashes into the Arabian sea; one pilot rescued, another missing

A MiG-29 trainer aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed into the Arabian sea on Thursday evening following which one pilot went missing while another was rescued, Navy officials said on Friday. “One pilot has been rescued and search by air and surface units is in progress for the second pilot,” said an official. The Navy […]

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MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashes in Goa, pilots eject safely

A MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashed in South Goa’s Dabolim on Saturday soon after it took off for a training mission. Both pilots have managed to eject safely. The aircraft involved in the crash was a trainer version of the fighter jet, the Indian Navy said. Navy Spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal tweeted, “The MiG-29K trainer aircraft […]

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Vice Admiral Bimal Verma asks why he was overlooked as the next Navy chief

The Commander in Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Bimal Verma approached an armed forces tribunal seeking to know why he was overlooked as the next navy chief despite being the senior most in the line of command. The government last month named Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as next chief of the […]