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Table of Contents : Issue 1 - 2015
  Cover Story

Medium-range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

India is vulnerable when one views it through its maritime domain of a coastline of 7,516 km, touching nine states and four union territories

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  Strategic Cooperation

Indo-US Maritime Cooperation
By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

President Barack Obama has said that the United States and India will be one of the “defining partnerships in the 21st century.

  East Asia

Japan's Maritime Power and India
By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

Being an island nation, all aspects of maritime security are of paramount importance to Japan in order to guard its territorial interest...


Naval Rotary UAVs
By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

NRUAVs are ideally suitable for the dirty and dangerous missions which otherwise would be undertaken by manned systems


LCA Navy NP2 heads to Goa next month

The first LCA Navy single-seat fighter prototype that made its debut flight yesterday, will join the existing carrier compatibility test schedule at INS Hansa, Goa from next month.
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Navy announces requirement 50 Shipborne UAS

In its largest stated requirement for unmanned aerial systems so far, the Indian Navy has announced that it is looking to procure at least 50 Naval Shipborne Unmanned Aerial System (NSUAS) for ISR...
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Indian Navy Announces Ambitious Missile Corvette Requirement

The Indian Navy has announced a brand new requirement of six stealthy next generation missile vessels (NGMVs) to augment its surface warfare strength...
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BrahMos Anti-Ship/Land Attack Test From INS Kolkata

The country's most potent warship, the INS Kolkata stealth destroyer, deployed in the Arabian Sea has been put through the motions towards the end of 2014...
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Indian Navy shows interest in US Marine ops

The Indian Navy and Indian Army have for long desired the capability to transport an independent brigade group, 5,000 strong, as part of a fully amphibious force modelled on the US Marines.
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India Keen On Japan Bidding In P75I

As the Indian MoD is all set to send out documents that will kickstart the long-awaited P75 India submarine-building programme, India has approached Japan to gauge its interest in competing for the contract...
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India chooses OTO Melara guns for Shivaliks

The Indian government has selected OTO Melara to supply 13 primary deck guns for the Shivalik-class and Kolkata-class warships, though the MoD's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) will have to approve the selection...
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US-2i aircraft plan moves forward

The Indian Navy is progressing its effort to acquire 12 Japanese-built Shimaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft. The $1.65 billion deal for a dozen specialised jets is being progressed as part of the Services Capital Acquisition Plan...
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India's Dhanush Undergoes 1st Night Test

Kept under wraps so far, it is now known that the Indian Navy successfully test-fired the indigenously developed ship launched ballistic missile Dhanush on Nov 14 last year for the first time during the night from a warship...
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Varunastra tests prove torpedo, more soon

The DRDO's user evaluation trials of the Varunastra heavy weight torpedo (UET-09, UET-10 & UET-11) that were conducted in Nov 2014 went off successfully, but an intended second round of immediate tests...
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Indian Navy & Coast Guard for briefing on Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey

Top sources indicate the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard have asked for technical briefings on the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from Bell and Boeing.
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Indian Navy impressed with DRDO's Underwater Robotic Vehicle

The Indian Navy has been impressed by the DRDO's autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that has undergone user demonstrations...
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Indian Navy for modernisation of dockyards

With an expanding fleet and berthing requirements, the Indian Navy is looking to modernise its dockyards in a big way to take on the additional burden coming its way in terms of logistics, placing and repair of vessels on both sea-boards.
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Indian Navy for two new 500 ton water barges

The Indian Navy urgently requires two 500 ton water barges and has announced interest in procuring them on a fast-track basis. The self propelled water barge capable of replenishing water for ships in harbour and at anchorage. The vessel should be able to sustain itself at sea for 5 days while transiting...
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