The warships namely 'Surat' and 'Udaygiri' were launched at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL), Mumbai on May 17, 2022.
Although economic sanctions are widely used, their effectiveness is often debated. For now, Western governments are putting a higher priority on their support for Ukraine but soon they will need to weigh on how much pain they are prepared to inflict on their own people.
—Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, in an interaction with Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Naval Forces, lays out the roadmap for the modernisation and future growth plans of Indian Navy
All countries that have a mature defence industry, each segment of major weapon systems and platforms generally have only one or at the most two OEMs, mainly in the private sector
Two formidable battle groups centered around aircraft carriers offer the ability to support land operations, shift theatre as the situation may demand and choke points during prolonged operations.