SP's Naval Forces - February-March 2020

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    Lead Story
    Indian Navy: A Formidable Blue Water Force in the Making
    By Saloni Salil

    India needs a modern Navy to protect its maritime interests and shoulder additional responsibilities, particularly in the current geo-political and security situation that prevails in the Indian Ocean region

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    Modernisation
    Navy’s Quest for Modernisation
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Under the plan, the Navy aims to have a force level of 200 ships, 500 aircraft and 24 attack submarines. At present, the Navy has around 132 ships, 220 aircraft and 15 submarines

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    Marketing Feature
    RUSSIAN-INDIAN COOPERATION

    Presently, Joint Stock Company “Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering “Rubin” (JSC CDB ME Rubin) is a diversified design bureau – the leader in the field of concept development, design, project management, life-cycle support...

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    Coastal Security
    Maritime Surveillance
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    With the centre of gravity of conflict veering towards the Indian Ocean, the requirement of maritime surveillance of the Indian Navy (IN) is in more limelight.

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    Submarines
    Action Stations: Submarine Battle Ahead
    By Vishal Thapar

    Vishal Thapar analyses how the Project 75(I) competition is poised after the shortlisting of contenders and points out the pitfalls that may be encountered ahead, as India ambitiously seeks to leverage this programme to gain submarine-building autonomy

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    Marketing Feature
    CLUB-T UPGRADED WITH ANTI-SHIP MISSILE

    Strike complex CLUB incorporating both the anti-ship cruise missile with a supersonic combat stage and the land-attack missile has been present at the international arms market for about 20 years.

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    Marketing Feature
    ARKTIKA: UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AND POTENTIAL

    Northern Production Association Arktika (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) was founded in 1952.

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    News in Brief
    LCA’s Naval Variant
    By Vishal Thapar & Ayushee Chaudhary

    India on January 11 announced the first arrested landing of the naval version of its indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA Navy) on the deck of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

  • News in Brief
    India-US 2+2 Dialogue takes Strategic Partnership forward

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar met US Secretary of Defense Dr Mark T. Esper and Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in Washington DC on December 18, 2019...

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    MDL Comences Production of Y-12654, Fourth Ship of P17A

    MDL commenced production of Y-12654, fourth stealth frigate of Project 17A series on January 22, 2020. The P17A class frigates are built using indigenously developed steel, have enhanced stealth features and are fitted...

  • News in Brief
    Curtain Raiser for MILAN 2020

    After successfully hosting the International Fleet Review (IFR) in February 2016, the City of Destiny Visakhapatnam is gearing up to host another International Naval event ‘MILAN’ in March 2020.

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    Bangladesh Navy receives two Chinese Frigates

    Senior Bangladeshi Navy officials received two Chinese Type-053H3 frigates, Jiaxing (Hull 521) and Lianyungang (Hull 522), in Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard on December 18.

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    Turkey’s First-Generation Submarine ‘Piri Reis’ docked

    Turkey’s first Type 214 class submarine TCG Piri Reis was docked with a ceremony held in the northwestern province of Kocaeli’s Gölcük district.

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    Appointments

    Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar, AVSM, VSM assumed the appointment of Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee.

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    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    The lead article is by an eminent Geopolitics and Security analyst who traces the evolution of the Indian Navy to its ‘Blue Water Avatar’ and what challenges are likely to be faced in the future.