SP's Naval Forces - October-November 2017<< Previous Issue
I am glad that the SP’s is publishing a special issue on this occasion. I take this opportunity to wish the Submariners, both veterans and serving, fond memories, good luck and happy hunting.
The eighties was a decade of massive changes that not only recognised the importance of the submarine arm but laid the foundation for the transformation of the arm - from conventional submarine operations that would fulfil Sea Denial missions to deterrence patrols that would be the most reliable third leg of the nuclear triad
There is an emerging view that despite the approved programmes for rejuvenation, India is unlikely to have a credible submarine fleet by 2030 to match the emerging prowess of China in this segment of maritime power
“On your efforts will depend the future of the Submarine Arm”
—Admiral A.K. Chatterji
“The submarine will prevent any fleet remaining at sea continuously… it is astounding to me how the very best amongst us fail to recognise the vast impending revolution in naval warfare and naval strategy that the submarine will accomplish” —Admiral John Fisher
During five decades of its existence, the Command has been transformed into a truly potent naval force and boasts of the combined might of strong and balanced blue water Navy
India and Russia are countries that hold a specific place in the human civilization. India and Russia have entered the 21st century as matter-ofcourse strategic partners.
Covertness constitutes the key advantage of a submarine, and any submarine must carry a highly efficient strike system in order to benefit from this feature the best way.
During her address post commissioning, Defence Minister emphasised that the Navy’s relentless pursuit of self-reliance through indigenisation is highly appreciable and this has helped the Indian Navy to seamlessly transform from a Buyer’s to a Builder’s Navy.
The Indian Navy is facing acute shortage of the Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) for replacing its aging fleet of Chetak helicopters for the frontline frigates and offshore patrol vessels with small-decks and aircraft carriers...
Hon’ble Raksha Mantri stated, “Maritime interests of a nation have a vital relationship with its economic growth and these shall be protected at all costs by ensuring a strong and credible Indian Navy”