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India’s Chief of Air Staff visits South Africa

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India’s Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff, recently visited South Africa where he engaged with his local counterpart in...

Saldanha to host ex Ibsamar come October

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Saldanha is seemingly the SA Navy (SAN) venue of choice for naval exercises this year with Ibsamar set down for October in the wake...

India and Mozambique hold first defence industrial engagement

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Mozambique’s defence minister Cristovao Chume was the main guest at the inaugural India-Mozambique Defence Industrial Interaction, held in Maputo this week. The High Commission of...

First drug bust for Indian Navy as Combined Maritime Forces member

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The Indian Navy Ship INS Talwar, operating in support of the Canadian-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, conducted its first interdiction of illicit narcotics...

Indian Navy rescues another pirated ship

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The Indian Navy has liberated yet another vessel from pirates off the coast of Somalia in the fifth such operation this year. An Indian Navy...

India, Mozambique and Tanzania holding joint maritime exercise IMT Trilat

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Two Indian naval vessels, the cadet training ship INS Tir (A86) and the Sukanya-class patrol ship INS Sujata (P56), are participating in the India...

Preparations underway for Ex Ibsamar 2024

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A recent flurry of ashore activity at SA Navy (SAN) fleet headquarters in Simon’s Town signalled earnest intentions for a multinational naval exercise later...

Indian Navy retakes MV Ruen from Somali pirates

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In a well-coordinated operation that lasted some 40 hours, the Indian Navy has retaken the ship MV Ruen from Somali pirates, rescuing the 17...

SAN Chief attends Indian Navy Exercise Milan

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An SA Navy (SAN) delegation headed by Vice Admiral Monde Lobese was in the Indian city Visakhapatnam this month (February) participating in and observing...

Indian Navy rescues another pirated vessel off Somalia

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The Indian Navy has foiled two hijackings by Somali pirates within days, rescuing 19 crew in the latest incident off the Horn of Africa. The...

Indian Navy rescues crew from hijacked ship off Somalia

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The Indian Navy has rescued all 21 crew members from the MV Lila Norfolk in the North Arabian Sea after it was boarded by...

Agaléga, India’s semi-secret Indian Ocean naval base

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India has been quietly turning an Indian Ocean tropical island into a strategic naval outpost. The Indian Ocean island is one of two Agaléga islands...

Indian Navy ship calls at Kenya’s Lamu port

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The Indian Navy Saryu-class patrol ship INS Sumedha (P58) has made a maiden call at Kenya’s port of Lamu. Arriving at the port on 9...

India and Tanzania strengthen strategic defence partnership

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Both bordering the Indian Ocean, Tanzania and India are strengthening their ties, especially in light of India’s African foreign policy initiative. On 8 October,...

Indian Navy patrol ship INS Sumedha visits Nigeria

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The Indian Navy offshore patrol ship, INS Sumedha is the latest Indian naval ship to pay an official visit to Nigeria. The visit starting on...

Paramount to grow armoured vehicle production in India; reveals Mbombe 6...

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Paramount is forging ahead with armoured vehicle production for customers around the world, revealing multiple customers for its Mbombe 6, and plans to produce...

Indian Navy patrol vessel visits South Africa

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The Indian Navy’s warship INS Sunayna has paid a port visit to Durban, months after another Indian Navy visit to KwaZulu-Natal. INS Sunayna was in...

India taking part in Exercise Bright Star for the first time

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The Indian military is for the first time taking part in the United States-led Exercise Bright Star in Egypt, alongside 33 other nations. The Indian...

India/Kenya naval relations strengthened

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Naval relations between India and Kenya were reinforced during a high-level Indian Navy delegation visit to the East African country. The visit provided an opportunity...

Indian and Portuguese naval vessels visit South Africa

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South Africa is currently hosting naval vessels from two nations, with the Indian Navy frigate INS Trishul in Durban and the Portuguese patrol ship...

Mauritius Police get new Dhruv helicopter

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India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has delivered a Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) to the government of Mauritius, which will use it for policing...

Paramount to produce composite rotor blades in India with Bharat Forge

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Paramount, already manufacturing armoured vehicles in India under a joint venture with Bharat Forge Limited, has now announced that it is partnering with the...

India opts for Al Tariq

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The United Arab Emirates’ AL TARIQ and India’s Bharat Dynamics Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding for the production of Al Tariq precision...

Kalyani M4 debuts at India’s Republic Day Parade

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Paramount Group’s Mbombe 4, manufactured in India as the Kalyani M4, has debuted in the country’s Republic Day parade after being taken into Indian...

Egyptian President visits India to elevate bilateral relations, including defence ties

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi touched down in New Delhi on 24 January for a three-day state visit focused on elevating the relationship to...

India and France conducting joint surveillance mission in Mozambique Channel

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India and France have teamed up to carry out a joint maritime surveillance mission in the Mozambique Channel using P-8I and Falcon 50 aircraft. The...

No Brazil, so it’s Exercise Isamar

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The seventh India/Brazil/South Africa naval exercise is currently underway in Algoa Bay and instead of its normal exercise name Ibsamar should probably be Isamar. This...

India markets towed artillery systems for export

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For many years India has been seeking to become self-sufficient in many year areas of land systems, including towed artillery systems. The 155 mm/45 calibre...

INS Tarkash visits Nigeria

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The Indian Navy vessel INS Tarkash has visited Lagos, Nigeria, for a port call and interaction with the Nigerian Navy. The Indian Navy said the...

SA Army Chief visits India to further strengthen existing Defence Cooperation

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The Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lawrence Khulekani Mbatha, was invited by his Indian counterpart, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj...

SA Army chief visiting India

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Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha, is in India on a four-day visit to strengthen military ties between the two...

Indian National Defence College delegation visiting SANDF

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A delegation from the Indian National Defence College (NDC) is on an educational study tour in South Africa. The delegation is under the leadership of...

South African Navy officers welcomed at Indian maritime information centre

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Two Liaison Officers from the South African Navy (SAN) were recently welcomed at India’s strategic Information Fusion Centre - Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR), located...

Mauritius inducts Dhruv, Do 228 into service

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The Mauritius Police Force (MPF) has introduced its recently acquired Do 228 and Dhruv aircraft into service after taking delivery from India. The MPF said...

South African Navy trainees conclude sail training course in India

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Four trainee officers from the South African Navy recently completed a three-week sail training course at the Indian Navy’s Ocean Sailing Node (OSN) at...

HAL signs deal with Nigerian Army for further helicopter training

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India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a contract with the Nigerian Army for further helicopter pilot training. This marks the continuation of a contract...

Uganda contracts India’s HAL to maintain Su-30 fleet

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Uganda has awarded Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) a contract to maintain and support its Su-30 combat aircraft fleet in a historic deal. The MoU was...

Seychelles, India conducting joint exercise

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India and the Seychelles are carrying out a joint military exercise with the aim of building and promoting bilateral military relations and exchanging skills,...

Ibsamar 2022 date set

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The Brazilian and Indian navies will be invited to send frigates and other naval assets including a helicopter and a maritime patrol aircraft to...

Five nations have now ordered Mbombe 4s from Paramount

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Since its launch in 2019, Paramount’s Mbombe 4 infantry combat vehicle (ICV) has accumulated orders from the armed forces of five countries, amounting to...

Sandock Austral keen to work with Indian defence companies

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Sandock Austral has expressed a willingness to collaborate with defence companies in India as part of its strategy of fostering local and international partnerships...

Indo-Pacific maritime security under the microscope

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Representatives from the European Union (EU) East African naval force attended a second meeting on strengthening maritime security in the Indo-Pacific. One outcome of the...

HAL to export Dhruv helicopter to Mauritius

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India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a contract with Mauritius for the supply of a single Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). The contract was...

Indian Navy hands over interceptor craft to Mozambique

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The Indian Navy has handed over two Solas Marine fast interceptor craft to Mozambique and provided military training during a port visit by the...

SAAF Chief on goodwill visit to India

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Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo, recently completed a goodwill visit to India, meeting with the heads of...

Add-on armour now available for Mbombe 4

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Paramount Group has announced that new add-on armour has been developed for its Mbombe 4 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), pushing it up to full...

Mauritius Coast Guard gets Do 228 from India

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India has officially handed over a Do 228 turboprop aircraft to the Mauritius Coast Guard, which will lease it for maritime security duties. The Indian...

Indian and Egyptian navies conduct exercise

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The Indian Navy’s Talwar class stealth frigate INS Tabar has conducted a maritime exercise with the Egyptian Navy’s frigate ENS Alexandria in the Mediterranean...

Indian, Algerian navies conduct passex

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The Indian Navy’s Talwar class stealth frigate INS Tabar undertook a bilateral Passage Exercise (passex) with the Algerian Navy’s Adhafer class stealth corvette ANS...

India’s HAL training Nigerian Army pilots

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has started flying training for Nigerian Army Aviation pilots, who have joined the Indian company’s Rotary Wing Academy. HAL said six...