SP's Naval Forces - February-March 2018

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    Cover Story
    Naval Budget 2018-19 Modernisation Stumped
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Arun Jaitley stated that, “ever since the NDA Government has assumed office in 2014, lot of emphasis has been given to modernising and enhancing the operational capability of the Defence Forces.

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    Amphibious Aircraft
    When will Indian Navy Get US-2?
    By Rohit Srivastava

    At a time when China is increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean region, India has not been able to finalise the procurement of much required amphibious aircrafts

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    Technology
    Secret out — China's Rail Gun Ready to Fire
    By Rohit Srivastava

    In recent months China has been making the world aware of its breakthrough in defence technology. After making the world known about EMALs, this time it is rail gun for its Navy.

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    Submarines
    Strategic Base for Nuclear Submarines
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    The growing prowess of the third leg of India’s nuclear triad may be slow to take-off and emerge as a potent force, yet it already has all essentials to employ deterrence in the region

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    Submarines
    Third Scorpene Submarine Karanj Launched
    By Rohit Srivastava

    The third of the Scorpene class submarine ‘Karanj’ was launched on January 31 by Reena Lanba, wife of the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) and President Navy Wives Welfare Association at the Mumbai based, public sector naval shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL).

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    Amphibious Ship
    Turkey Begins Construction of its First Helicopter Dock
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Following the trend of acquiring amphibious ships which can double up as helicopter carriers, Turkey has initiated the construction of its first helicopter dock TCG Anadolu

  • Appointments
    Flag Appointments

    Latest Flag appointments in Indian Navy

  • News in Brief
    India becomes 43rd member of Australia Group

    India, on January 19, was formally inducted as the 43rd member of the Australia Group (AG), a voluntary group of countries working to stop the spread of chemical and biological weapons.

  • News in Brief
    Modi invites Israeli investment in defence sector

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 15, made a call to the Israeli defence firms to get into partnership with Indian firms to make defence product here.

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    Handing over of third Mark IV LCU class vessel ‘L53’ to Indian Navy

    The third of the eight Mark IV LCU vessels ‘L53’, built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata...

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    Commissioning of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ICGS Sujay

    Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sujay’, the sixth in the series of six 105 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) was commissioned by Director General Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh at Goa.

  • News in Brief
    RM clears 1,950 Crore worth P-8I contract for the Navy

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the procurement of P-8I Training Solution for the Navy at a cost of 1,949.32 crore (about $0.304 billion).

  • News in Brief
    Exercise ENCORE concludes on the Eastern Seaboard

    The Eastern Naval Command Operational Readiness Exercise (ENCORE), Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise concluded on the Eastern Seaboard on February 7, 2018.

  • News in Brief
    India’s Mine Counter-measure Vessels (MCMVs) negotiations fail

    The 32,640-crore (about$ 5.1 billion) programme for 12 MCMVs was to be built at the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) with the collaboration of Busan-based yard...

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    Russian Helicopters to participate in the Navy’s helicopter requirement

    Russian Helicopters intends to participate in the tender for the supply of 111 shipborne Ka-226T helicopters for the Indian Navy.

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    Indian Aircraft Carrier Project

    It is reported that Principal Director Naval Design, has said that India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier will be ready for induction by 2020...

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    India starts discussion with Boeing and Dassault

    It has been reported in the media that he Indian Navy has formally started discussions with Boeing Defense and Dassault Aviation for the acquisition of 57 multirole fighters...

  • News in Brief
    China’s third aircraft carrier

    Military sources have revealed that construction on China’s third aircraft carrier, CV-18, commenced in a Shanghai shipyard last year...

  • News in Brief
    China’s underwater Glider completes Indian Ocean mission

    Xinhua News Agency has reported that China’s independently-developed underwater glider, Haiyi, which means ‘sea wings’ in Chinese...

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

    2017 has been a good year for the Navy with active participation in foreign exhibitions like IDEX/ NAVDEX 17 at UAE and Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA)-2017. There have been overseas deployment both by the Western and the Eastern Fleets.