Ultra Electronics and Mahindra to partner up for Integrated ASW Defence Suite for Indian Navy - INDIAN AEROSPACE DEFENCE NEWS
The contract is worth approximately £60 million to Ultra. Deliveries are due to commence in...
Both the film & song were & still are huge hits in Russia. Mithun Chakraborthy was a big star thanks to this film out there.
Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.theprint.in
There are some critical holes like Minesweeper and ssk procurement, do you see them as budget problems or Policy problem?The demand vs allocation graph is quite misleading. This is based on an accelerated induction plan for a bigger navy, which they are not going to achieve anytime soon even if allocated since there are other bureaucratic and technological hurdles in the way.
But we do want to double our navy, so we need more money for that.
There are some critical holes like Minesweeper and ssk procurement, do you see them as budget problems or Policy problem?
India to appoint National Maritime Security Coordinator for maritime securityTwo decades after the Kargil Group of Ministers' recommendation, the Narendra Modi government is all set to create and appoint a National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC) to interface between the civilian and military maritime domain with the objective of enhancing security architecture and energy security of India. The Maritime Security Coordinator will work under Indian National Security Advisor and be the principal advisor to the government on maritime security domain.
According to South Block sources, the Ministry of Defence and Military Affairs has sought Union Cabinet approval for the NMSC post and there is all likelihood that a serving or recently retired Vice Admiral of Indian Navy will be appointed to the job. The NMSC has been a long pending requirement since the Kargil GoM recommended it and its need was most felt during the 2008 Mumbai massacre when 10 Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) gunmen directed by ISI handlers in Karachi intruded into Mumbai and created mayhem with the maritime security agencies like Navy, Coast Guard and Mumbai Port all at sea figuratively. The appointment of NMSC fills the need of the hour as the Navy, Coast Guard and state maritime boards all tend to work in silos with overlapping jurisdictions and are constantly at odds with each other.
While India has suffered from sea blindness over centuries with land based security doctrines, historically and geo-strategically, the country is a maritime nation with over 7000 km of coastline and over 2 million kilometres of Exclusive Economic Zone. Over 70 per cent of Indian trade including vital crude oil is transported through sea and protection of sea shipping lanes is vital to India’s security with Modi government on June 16 clearing the Deep Ocean Mission for blue water economy.
India has nine coastal states and four union territories, who believe that maritime and coastal security is responsibility of the central government and have little to increase the maritime domain awareness.
With China moving towards a sea based security doctrine and penetrating into Indian Ocean through Pakistan and Myanmar, the post of NMSC will be vital for maritime and energy security as Beijing plans to reach to eastern sea board of Africa through Indian maritime domain.
However, the creation of NMSC is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Act East Policy, SAGAR (Security and Growth of All in the Region), Deep Ocean Mission and the Sagarmala project to make India’s 12 major ports into world class standard.
The National Maritime Security Coordinator will break the silos and cut across the turf of Navy, Coast Guard, State Maritime Boards to enhance maritime domain awareness and ensure better response. The Chinese forays into Indian Ocean via Pakistan and Myanmar will be on top of NMSC agenda.www.hindustantimes.com
Including the repair/replacement of at least 25 naval ships approaching shelf life of 30K hours. IN SCM is going to have big challenge and I think China will not miss any chance to exploit the gaps due increasing ship downtime.Two sets of propulsion for the two Talwar class in Russia was delivered, so no problem there. But the 2 under construction in GSL will face problems. Also we don't know yet if all 4 sets for P15B were delivered. The first 2 are fine. D68 probably is also fine. But am not sure about the last D69.
Alternative solutions will not be easy as whole propulsion will need to changed including transmission if those turbines aren't delivered.