SP's Naval Forces - October-November 2018

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    Message
    A Message from Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar AVSM, VSM Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, India

    I am pleased to learn that the ‘SP Guide Publications’ has received the status of being the largest publishing house serving the Aerospace and Defence sectors in Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East.

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    Cover Story
    INS Arihant Fully Operational and Raring to Go

    India remains committed to the doctrine of credible minimum deterrence and “no first-use”, as enshrined in the decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Security in its meeting chaired by the then Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee on January 4, 2003.

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    Viewpoint
    Arihant — More Than an Enemy Slayer

    The complexity involved in building a nuclear submarine indigenously, arming it with a submarine launched land attack missile tipped with a nuclear warhead, putting her to sea with a trained crew and having a Command and Control system in place was worthy of an acknowledgement by the Prime Minister

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    Technology
    Emerging Technologies for Submarines of the Future

    To gaze into the depths of the sea is, in the imagination, like beholding the vast unknown, and from its most terrible point of view. The submarine is analogous to the realm of night and dreams.

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    Modernisation
    Rejuvenation of India’s Submarine Fleet

    Project 75 (India), the prestigious indigenous programme conceived based on the future ready technology should have been accorded the top-most priority by the successive Governments

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    Multi-Role Helicopters
    Saga of Multi-Role Helicopters

    During the first ever “two-plus-two” Ministerial level parleys between the Secretary of State and the Defence Secretary from the US and the Minister of External Affairs and the Defence Minister of India held on September 6, 2018, in New Delhi...

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    Marketing Feature
    To Overcome the Fear of Depths

    In the 20th century, the centuries-long experience of large-scale naval battles quickly passed into oblivion. A deadly threat coming from depths became a new source of concern for surface ships.

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    Conference
    10th Anniversary — Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

    In line with the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi – SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) – the theme for the 10th anniversary seminar was ‘IONS as a Catalyst for SAGAR’.

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    News in Brief
    Russia’s 23000E Shtorm Nuclear-powered Super-carrier Project

    The Russian Navy is currently conducting early research on engine designs for its Project 23000E Shtorm which is a new nuclear-powered super-carrier and one of Russia’s most ambitious military programmes.

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    Japan to acquire additional SM-6 missiles

    The Japanese government plans to spend about $118 million on missiles for its new guided missile destroyer Maya. The Aegis-equipped Maya will be commissioned in 2020 and will receive several SM-6 missiles.

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    LCS contract for US Navy

    The US Navy has ordered one Freedom-class LCS from Lockheed Martin and two Independence-class LCSs from Austal. Both companies are being awarded with fixedprice-incentive firm target modifications to previously...

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    Appointments

    Vice Admiral Anil K. Chawla, Chief of Personnel has taken over as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command. Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Controller Personnel Services has taken over as Chief of Personnel.

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    Editorial

    On November 5, 2018, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi proudly declared to the World that INS Arihant, India’s first Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine, has successfully completed its first deterrence patrol, which signified the underwater predator had undertaken its maiden long-range mission with “live” nuclear-tipped missiles embarked onboard.