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Indian Navy Now Capable Of Rescuing Personnel From Submarines In Distress Underwater

Indian Navy Now Capable Of Rescuing Personnel From Submarines In Distress Underwater Oct 17,2018

Indian Navy has formally inducted its first deep submarine rescue vehicle, Livefist has reported. This will be the first of two rescue vehicles that will be inducted into the navy. The second submarine will be inducted in 2019. The rescue vehicle has been built by James Fisher & Sons, a United Kingdom company. “[The Indian Navy] joins a select league of nations with capability to search, locate & provide rescue to distressed submarines by induction of its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel

India-Russia $2.2 b stealth frigates deal soon? Will be more powerful, equipped with BrahMos Missiles and advanced sensors

India-Russia $2.2 b stealth frigates deal soon? Will be more powerful, equipped with BrahMos Missiles and advanced sensors Oct 17,2018

New Delhi and Moscow could soon sign agreement to procure $2.2-billion stealth frigates deal — Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 11356) or advanced Talwar-class frigates. Speaking to FE Online on condition of anonymity, senior naval officers confirmed that the agreement is expected to be inked in the next few weeks. After the recent India-Russia annual summit, FE Online had quoted sources who had said that there were certain issues that needed to be addressed including production of two

US-2i amphibious aircraft for Indian Navy to be pushed during 13th India-Japan annual meet

US-2i amphibious aircraft for Indian Navy to be pushed during 13th India-Japan annual meet Oct 17,2018

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Japan for the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit, later this month, the purchase of 12 ShinMaywa US-2i Amphibious and Rescue (SAR) aircraft for $1.65 billion will be on the table for discussions. Senior officers confirmed to FE Online that during the two day visit starting Oct 28, Prime Minister Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to push for government to government (G2G) deal for these amphibious planes, to ensure that there are no

Navy urgently needs Minesweeper Ships, left with only two

Navy urgently needs Minesweeper Ships, left with only two Sep 30,2018

The Indian Navy currently has only two minesweeper ships at its disposal to safeguard sea lanes and ports spread across thousands of kilometres of coastlines in the eastern and western seaboards, a top Navy officer has said.  The Navy requires 12 minesweeper ships, but at present has only two, Rear Admiral Rajaram Swaminathan, Assistant Chief of Material, Indian Navy, said.  "The Navy needs these ships urgently," Swaminathan said.  Minesweepers are small naval

Navy To Procure Auxiliary Ships Worth 1800 Crores Over The Next Few Years

Navy To Procure Auxiliary Ships Worth 1800 Crores Over The Next Few Years Sep 29,2018

The Indian Navy will spend Rs. 1,800 crore for the procurement of auxiliary ships such as ferries, crafts and fuel barges over the next seven to eight years, a top Navy officer said on Friday. Private shipbuilders can play a significant role in manufacturing small auxiliary ships for the Navy and thus, take part in indigenisation of defence manufacturing, Rear Admiral Rajaram Swaminathan, Assistant Chief of Material, Indian Navy, said in Kolkata. Speaking at the launch of a fuel

Goa Shipyard to build two frigates with Russian technology

Goa Shipyard to build two frigates with Russian technology Sep 29,2018

India has completed the price negotiations for the purchase of four advanced Talwar-class stealth frigates from Russia, two of which will be built at Goa Shipyard Limited, with the deal pegged at close to $2 billion, a source close to the developments said.Defence ministry officials told TOI they expect the two countries to ink the agreement during the 19th Indo-Russian summit between Russian President Vladamir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 5. “The price negotiations

India clears way for $2.2-billion frigates deal with Russia

India clears way for $2.2-billion frigates deal with Russia Sep 18,2018

Two weeks after India significantly upgraded its defence ties with the United States through the Comcasa (Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement), the Modi government has cleared the way for one of the biggest purchases from Russia — $2.2-billion frigates deal. The agreement, which will allow India to procure from Russia four new warships for the Navy, will be signed during a summit between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Capital in October.

Coast Guard commissions patrol vessel ‘Vijaya’

Coast Guard commissions patrol vessel ‘Vijaya’ Sep 14,2018

The Indian Coast Guard commissioned the indigenously built patrol vessel ‘Vijaya’, fitted with advanced navigation and communication equipment, here Friday.The 98-metre ship will be based at Paradip in Odisha for extensive surveillance in the Exclusive Economic Zone, an official release said. Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and Coast Guard Director-General Rajendra Singh took part in the commissioning ceremony. “The induction of this patrol vessel will give a fillip to the maritime

At Mazagon Dock, another stealth sub Karanj readies for trials

At Mazagon Dock, another stealth sub Karanj readies for trials Sep 11,2018

Inside the cramped Scorpene class submarine ‘Karanj’ moored at Mazagon shipyard in Mumbai, technicians are busy preparing for sea trials ahead of delivery to the Indian Navy.‘Karanj’ is the third in a series of six Scorpene submarines being built at the state-run Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders , India’s only submarine builder, with technology from French group Naval. The first submarine ‘INS Kalvari’ was commissioned into the Navy on December 14, 2017, while the second ‘Khanderi’

Mazagon Dock to deliver second Scorpene class submarine by year end

Mazagon Dock to deliver second Scorpene class submarine by year end Sep 07,2018

The Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) will deliver its second submarine, Khanderi, to the Navy by the end of this year, senior MDL officials said on Thursday. After commissioning its first submarine, Kalvari, in December 2017, the company will deliver five other submarines to the Navy by 2022. According to the deal signed between Navy and MDL in October 2005, the company is required to build six scorpene class submarines — primarily diesel-electric attack submarines — in collaboration with M/s

Mazgaon Dock to diversify into exports & vessel repairing

Mazgaon Dock to diversify into exports & vessel repairing Sep 06,2018

State-run warships and submarine builder Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders (MDS) is aiming to diversify into exports and vessel repairing, and also creating a facility at nearby Nhava, a senior official said Thursday. The company, which is reportedly aiming to raise up to Rs 850 crore in divestment for the government through an initial public offering (IPO) soon, is completely dependent on the defence ministry for its business at present. It has an order book of Rs 52,000 crore, including four P-15

Vessel with high surveillance capability inducted in Coast Gu

Vessel with high surveillance capability inducted in Coast Gu Sep 01,2018

Understanding the enhanced safety and security requirements of strategically important Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Coast Guard Regional Headquarters, Andaman & Nicobar has further enhanced its surface capabilities by inducting ICGS Vijit in its fleet today during a well-organised ceremony. This is the second ship of its class based at Port Blair and will augment the maritime Search & Rescue, Marine pollution response and Maritime law enforcement operations in and around Andaman

Navy’s eagerness to buy $20 billion aircraft carrier cuts into funds for Army & Air Force

Navy’s eagerness to buy $20 billion aircraft carrier cuts into funds for Army & Air Force Aug 31,2018

Why has the Indian Navy been so eager to acquire a new 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, putatively called INS Vishal, for north of $20 billion? Many would perhaps find the Indian Navy’s enthusiasm a little strange at a time when the service is desperately short of submarines and ship-borne helicopters. The answer to the above question lies in the fact that large aircraft carriers with an on-board launch system, especially of the kind the Indian Navy wants to build, offer unmatched utility for

Ahead of '2 Plus 2' dialogue, India moves to buy 24 US MH-60R helicopters

Ahead of '2 Plus 2' dialogue, India moves to buy 24 US MH-60R helicopters Aug 26,2018

Days before the much-anticipated '2+2' strategic dialogue between the ministers of defence and foreign affairs of the US and India gets under way in Delhi on September 6, the Narendra Modi government on Saturday cleared the start of negotiations for procurement of 24 MH-60R multi-role anti-submarine warfare helicopters from Lockheed Martin for the Indian Navy. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council, which also cleared the purchase of 111 utility helicopters for

INS Vikramaditya to be have marine hydraulic systems

INS Vikramaditya to be have marine hydraulic systems Aug 23,2018

INS Vikramaditya, Indias only aircraft carrier, is going to be fitted with marine hydraulic system for the first time as part of its upgrade that will give an edge to the air-capable wing of the ship. The systems would be fitted by Russia’s Rostec State Corporation through its subsidiary, Technodinamika. While the preparation for assembling is now being conducted, assembling will start in October this year and complete by May 2019, Technodinamika CEO Igor Nasenkov said in an interaction with

Indian navy lacks submarine damage control, firefighting training: report

Indian navy lacks submarine damage control, firefighting training: report Aug 14,2018

The Indian navy lacks training facility for its crew on different aspects of damage control and firefighting inside a submarine, the country’s Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) has observed in one its reports tabled before the parliament recently, English daily “The Hindu” quoted the CAG report as saying on Monday. According to the report, a proposal for requirement of a simulator to train in damage control and firefighting had been hanging in balance for nearly four years, and was

MoD approves procurement of 6 Next Gen Made in India Offshore Patrol Vessels

MoD approves procurement of 6 Next Gen Made in India Offshore Patrol Vessels Aug 13,2018

The defence ministry today approved a long-pending proposal to procure six indigenously manufactured next generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) for the Navy at a cost of Rs 4,941 crore, officials said. The go ahead for the project was given by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the ministry's highest decision making body on procurement. The meeting of the DAC was chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The DAC accorded approval for the procurement of six indigenously

Another Congress Scam uncovered in P-8i aircraft deal for Indian Navy - CAG

Another Congress Scam uncovered in P-8i aircraft deal for Indian Navy - CAG Aug 09,2018

The P8I is the Indian Navy's most modern maritime reconnaissance plane. It was acquired by the Indian government after the deal with Boeing was done in 2009. Now, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the CAG has held the government responsible for "lack of due diligence/lack of proper internal checks... resulted in Boeing, USA being judged as L-1 incorrectly," saying unequivocally, the American firm's P-8I aircraft was favoured over the Spanish in the purchase of the Long Range

Politics holding up $3-billion Indian Warships deal : Report

Politics holding up $3-billion Indian Warships deal : Report Aug 09,2018

The Indian Navy wants to acquire warships that can carry at least 3,000 troops as well as battle tanks, but the government has not been able award a contract to either of the two companies competing for the contract. Choosing one company over the other could lead to political problems and the delay has forced the navy to wait for its plans to materialize, according to the Russian website Sputnik News. The issue involves four landing platform docks (LPDs) for the navy and the two competing

Back From Dead: Navy’s Tejas Fighter Preps For Tests On Aircraft Carrier

Back From Dead: Navy’s Tejas Fighter Preps For Tests On Aircraft Carrier Aug 03,2018

Within the next five months, a made-in-India Tejas fighter jet will touch down briefly on the deck of the Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya before taking off again. The series of ‘touch-and-go’ landings is meant to demonstrate the ability of the fighter to operate safely off the deck of India’s only operational aircraft carrier. If everything goes as planned, two Tejas-Navy prototypes will begin full-fledged flight-tests off Vikramaditya deck by the end of 2019.