SP's Naval Forces - June-July 2018

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    Cover Story
    Navika Sagar Parikrama by All-Woman Crew

    “It’s not the girls achieving, it’s the youngsters from India achieving. The women of this country have shown that it is possible for the youngsters, if they want to do something, that they can indeed do it, by showing commitment, grit and dedication.”—Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister

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    Asia-Pacific
    China Ups the Ante

    China is sensitive when another nation challenges its autonomy of the South China Sea. The last freedom of navigation operation’ (FONOP) exercise by US resulted in China accusing the US of “serious political and military provocation”.

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    Exercise
    Malabar 2018 – Geopolitical Repositioning in Indo-Pacific

    Since its beginning in 1992, Malabar exercise, the annual maritime exercise of India and United States (US), is going from strength to strength. In 2018 edition the exercise travelled to Guam which suggests emergence of a new strategic framework in the Indo-Pacific.

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    Surface Ships
    Navantia and L&T Unveil LPD for India

    Navantia is highly devoted to ‘Make in India’ premises and offers a well proven design that will contribute to the national defence and security, as well as the transfer of technology, not only in the area of design, but also in expert technical support on production, planning, trials and life cycle maintenance.

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    Exercise
    RIMPAC 2018

    26 nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and over 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in the RIMPAC from June 27 to August 2, 2018, in the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California

  • Conference
    Naval Commanders’ Conference

    The Defence Minister extended support to the long-term capability acquisition plans of the Indian Navy that have been formulated with a strategic view of the Indo-Pacific Region

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    News in Brief
    Admiral Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni – A Tribute

    Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni was born on December 5, 1931 at Pune, Maharashtra. On completion of Cadets’ training at TS Dufferin at erstwhile Bombay he joined the Royal Indian Navy in March 1949.

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    News in Brief
    Extended Range 127mm Calibre Guns for Indian Navy

    The DAC has recently cleared procurement thirteen 127mm calibre gun systems for the Indian Navy at a cost of 3,000 crore from BAE Systems of the United States. These guns are a long outstanding requirement of the Indian Navy and would be procured under the Buy (Global) category of the Defence Procurement Procedure.

  • News in Brief
    Commissioning of IN LCU L53

    The third ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV project was commissioned into the Indian Navy on April 25 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, C-in-C A&N Command.

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    Prototype launcher for BrahMos

    Larsen & Toubro has developed a prototype launcher for the BrahMos (PJ-10) supersonic cruise missile. It is designed to be fitted onto Indian Navy warships.

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    L&T MBDA Missile Systems Limited

    The joint venture (JV) of L&T and MBDA is offering to the Indian Navy’s Surface Platforms—the Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SRSAM)...

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    Pakistan Test-Fires Cruise Missile

    Pakistan’s military said that it has conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of the locally-developed Babur cruise missile.

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    China developing Unmanned ‘Shark Swarm’ boats

    The unmanned drone-like vessels were tested in formation and demonstrated their potential for military use in the sea near Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, according to a statement from the company.

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    China Launches Next-Gen Destroyers

    Two of China’s newest-generation guided missile destroyers - Type 055 - have been launched marking China’s fourth such launch of Type 055 destroyers.

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    China’s first AIP sub breaks records

    China’s first submarine unit using airindependent propulsion (AIP) technology recently broke a number of records set by the Chinese Navy like the longest sailing distance, maximum submergence depth etc.

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    Editorial

    The first ever All-Woman Crew of naval officers of the Indian Navy embarked upon a unique circumnavigation of the globe, named Navika Sagar Parikrama on board Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini.