Tag: Admiral Nirmal Verma

India-China defence dialogue resumed; border mechanism gets a push

The fourth round of ADD, held after nearly two years, was led by India’s Defense Secretary Shashikant Sharma and Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Deputy Chief of General Staff General Ma Xiaotian. The two sides also discussed defense exchanges for 2012 and agreed to “gradually enhance” the range and scope of their interaction, according to Indian defense ministry officials.

PM to address military commanders meet

The prime minister will interact with the military top brass during the annual Combined Commanders Conference, which will also see an exchange of views on security and strategic affairs, keeping in view the scenario prevailing in the South Asian and Indian Ocean regions.

Indian carrier launch delayed by accident

The first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), the Vikrant-class carrier being built at the Cochin Shipyard has been delayed due to problems with the gearbox and a truck carrying the generators suffering an accident. Listen to audio inside.

Indian SSBN to complete nuke triad by 2012

The head of the Indian Navy, Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Thursday that India would have in place a nuclear triad for assured second-strike capability, with the deployment of India’s first nuclear-powered nuclear armed submarine, the INS Arihant. Listen to audio inside.