SP's Naval Forces - December 2020-January 2021<< Previous Issue
I am pleased to learn that SP Guide Publications is publishing a special issue of SP’s Naval Forces on the occasion of the Navy Day 2020.
Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff speaks to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Naval Forces, in an exclusive interaction on the occasion of the Indian Navy Day 2020
Opening Remarks by Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh during the Annual Navy Day press conference on December 3, 2020
Any restriction in safe and smooth transit of public goods in the Indo-Pacific Region must be met with full power of maritime forces. For India, supporting this role in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), must remain within the reach of the Indian Navy.
Security alone brings stability which enables development. Maritime power is one of the major elements of national power. Maritime supremacy provided by Indian Navy ensures uninterrupted trade which creates more national wealth.
Indian Navy played a huge role in the surrender of Pakistan during Indo-Pakistani war of 1971. On December 4, 1971, the Navy launched ‘Operation Trident’, a fast strike on Karachi.
The QUAD is an effort by the Indo-Pacific powers to deter China’s ability to challenge and disrupt the rules-based order and the status quo in the Indo-Pacific region.
China has commissioned two carriers in the past decade and intends to build a fleet of at least six carriers. The deliberate process of evaluation and knowledge creation the Chinese adopted took them through different kinds of deck arrangements, launch and recovery methods, landing systems and ship sizes.
News is just out that INS Vikrant at Kochi has successfully completed her Basin Trials and will head out to the sea early next year for sea trials. That would be closely followed with the task of proving her capabilities in launching, recovering, storing and maintaining her aircraft.
Beijing’s maritime strategy is now guided by the current geopolitical situation and regional trends and thus, it is trying to create a balance between developing a blue water economy while trying to create its heavy weight in the maritime sphere
Indian Navy, one of the leading maritime forces of Asia, has steadily reoriented its sea-faring strategies at a time of intense geopolitical developments in the region.
Deployed at sea, a naval task force is as strong as the sum of the platforms it has under its command. But when the shooting starts, platforms depend on their own sensors, offensive and defensive systems to fight and survive.
SIMBEX-20. IN ships including destroyer Rana and indigenously built corvettes Kamorta and Karmuk, IN submarine Sindhuraj and P8-I maritime reconnaissance aircraft took part in India - Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 from November 23-25, 2020.
To reinforce maritime links, the two navies have been carrying out CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line twice a year since 2005. The 30th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy was conducted from November 18-20, 2020.
Image posted on Twitter by Lockheed Martin India
The fifth Scorpene submarine of Project-75 named ‘Vagir’ has been launched at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai by Vijaya Shripad Naik through video conferencing on November 12, 2020.