SP's Naval Forces - December 2018-January 2019<< Previous Issue
I am pleased to learn that the SP Guide Publications is publishing a special issue of SP's Naval Forces on the occasion of Navy Day covering the role and achievements of the Indian Navy.
“As we surge ahead in the 21st century, the attention of the entire world is focused on the Indian Ocean region, where our Navy is increasingly seen as a ‘net security provider’.” —Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff
On the occasion of Navy Day 2018, Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Naval Forces had an exclusive interview with Admiral Sunil Lanba, the CNS. Excerpts:
An excerpt of the personal interaction between Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff in his Chamber on November 8, 2018 and Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Naval Forces
Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Naval Forces in conversation with the Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba on the eve of Navy Day.
Indian Naval ships patrol the far reaches of the Indian Ocean and guard its gates, off the Cape of Good Hope and the Madagascar Channel, in the Red Sea, in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Seas, and off the straits connecting the Indian Ocean to the Pacific in the East.
“The maritime dimension of India’s security and its importance to national development and economic prosperity is well recognised today and has been articulated at the highest levels by our leadership.” —Admiral Sunil Lanba, CNS
This year’s International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC) 2018 provided a unique opportunity for naval engineers across all domains and from around the globe to convene under a single roof and debate the latest developments.
Naval cooperation between India and the United Kingdom is based on the long term strategic relationship between both countries. Both Navies have, over the years, undertaken bilateral activities such as training exchanges and technical cooperation.
The hosting of the Maritime – Air Systems & Technology (MAST) Indo-Asia 2018 Conference in India provided a useful opportunity for gaining an insight into leading naval technologies
The naval battle group had reached its destination, now in position to intercept its target, a pirate ship headed to hijack a cargo tanker off the African coast.
The Silver Jubilee edition of SIMBEX 2018 was largest since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity and its Commemoration Ceremony was held onboard INS Sahyadri at Visakhapatnam on November 19, 2018
The 3rd Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD) between India and Singapore was successfully concluded on November 22, 2018.
Maritime exercise INDRA NAVY 18 – Indo-Russia Joint Maritime Exercise – has achieved yet another milestone in strengthening maritime security cooperation between the two navies and served to reinforce the long standing bond...
Indian Navy’s first flyaway Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System was formally inducted by Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced on October 24 that it has been awarded an additional, $777-million megacontract for supply of Long Range SAM (LRSAM) Air and Missile Defence (AMD) System (the marine version of the AMD system Barak-8) for seven ships of the Indian navy.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is the highest decision making apparatus of the Ministry of Defence for capital procurements of the military hardware and is headed by the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
The Project 11356 or Talwar class frigates are a class of guided missile frigates designed and built by Russia for the Indian Navy. They are improved versions of the Krivak III class (Project 1135) frigates used by the Russian Coast Guard.
Rear Admiral G.K. Harish, has been appointed as Director General Naval Design (Surface Ship Group). Commodore A.P. Kulkarni on promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral has been appointed as Admiral Superintendent Yard, Karwar.
During his third press conference, on the eve of the Navy Day, Admiral Sunil Lanba presented a broad overview of the Indian Navy’s major operational activities over the past year, and also highlighted Indian Navy’s future plans.