SP's Naval Forces - February-March 2020<< Previous Issue
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
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
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...
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.
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
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.
Northern Production Association Arktika (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) was founded in 1952.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Senior Bangladeshi Navy officials received two Chinese Type-053H3 frigates, Jiaxing (Hull 521) and Lianyungang (Hull 522), in Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard on December 18.
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.
Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar, AVSM, VSM assumed the appointment of Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee.
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.