Auxiliary Ships of Indian Navy : News and Discussions

Fatalis

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Pakistanis recently acquired second hand MCM ships .... wonder what stops us from doing that?


Procurement of auxiliaries seems to be going very well - probably lesser red tape and interference from babus as ticket size is less.
Only if the case was same for the FSS program.
 

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KEEL LAYING OF TWO MULTI PURPOSE VESSEL PROJECT ON 20 MAR 23 AT M/S L&T SHIPYARD, KATTUPALLI
Posted On: 20 MAR 2023 5:37PM by PIB Delhi
Keel laying ceremony of the two ships of Multi Purpose Vessel (MPV) Project (Yard18001 – Samarthak & Yard 18002 – Utkarsh) was held at L&T Shipyard, Kattupalli, on 20 Mar 23. The ceremony was presided by VAdm Sandeep Naithani, Chief of Materiel, in the presence of VAdm Kiran Deshmukh, CWP&A, Shri Ashok Khetan, Head Shipbuilding Business, L&T and other senior officials from Indian Navy and L&T. The contract of construction of two Multi Purpose Vessels was concluded with L&T Shipyard in Mar 22, in consonance with ‘Aatmarnirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives of the Government of India. These are the first Indian Navy Warships being constructed by L&T, Kattupalli.

All major machinery, auxiliary equipment and systems for the Multi Purpose Vessels will be sourced from indigenous manufacturers. This will provide further impetus to defence production and employment generation within the country. These vessels, once delivered to the Indian Navy, will perform multi role support functions such as maritime surveillance, patrolling, disaster relief and launching expendable targets for exercises. These ships would also be deployed for operating autonomous / remotely operated / unmanned vessels.
 
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They are decommissioning these two ships. Just 20 years old. Is this attractive buy for us?
Yes, it is indeed an attractive option along with the 12 C-130J of RAF but our forces will not even bother thinking about considering them.

You know the worst thing to happen was we let go of those 2 Mistral class LHD which were meant for Russia and we'reater sold to Egypt. We could have done something about that but nah.
 
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Yes, it is indeed an attractive option along with the 12 C-130J of RAF but our forces will not even bother thinking about considering them.

You know the worst thing to happen was we let go of those 2 Mistral class LHD which were meant for Russia and we'reater sold to Egypt. We could have done something about that but nah.
If it's a sensible thing to do, we won't do it.
 
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Yes, it is indeed an attractive option along with the 12 C-130J of RAF but our forces will not even bother thinking about considering them.

You know the worst thing to happen was we let go of those 2 Mistral class LHD which were meant for Russia and we'reater sold to Egypt. We could have done something about that but nah.
HMS ocean made even more sense.
 
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