SP's Naval Forces - June-July 2018<< Previous Issue
“It’s not the girls achieving, it’s the youngsters from India achieving. The women of this country have shown that it is possible for the youngsters, if they want to do something, that they can indeed do it, by showing commitment, grit and dedication.”—Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister
China is sensitive when another nation challenges its autonomy of the South China Sea. The last freedom of navigation operation’ (FONOP) exercise by US resulted in China accusing the US of “serious political and military provocation”.
Since its beginning in 1992, Malabar exercise, the annual maritime exercise of India and United States (US), is going from strength to strength. In 2018 edition the exercise travelled to Guam which suggests emergence of a new strategic framework in the Indo-Pacific.
Navantia is highly devoted to ‘Make in India’ premises and offers a well proven design that will contribute to the national defence and security, as well as the transfer of technology, not only in the area of design, but also in expert technical support on production, planning, trials and life cycle maintenance.
26 nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and over 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in the RIMPAC from June 27 to August 2, 2018, in the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California
The Defence Minister extended support to the long-term capability acquisition plans of the Indian Navy that have been formulated with a strategic view of the Indo-Pacific Region