SP's Naval Forces - February - March 2014

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    Interview
    ‘We are committed to ensuring security and stability in the IOR’

    Vice Admiral Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff, in an interview with SP’s Naval Forces, said that issues of regional stability would continue to remain an imperative that would impact India’s national security matrix in the coming years

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    Modernisation
    Force Projection & Modernisation of Indian Navy

    The cornerstone of the doctrinal transformation of the Indian Navy since independence has been self-reliance through indigenisation. Read through the article to know in detail about the various ongoing and future programmes of the Indian Navy.

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    Coast Guard
    Modernisation of the Indian Coast Guard

    In the past three decades, the ICG has grown from strength to strength and has become a force to reckon with. The fleet size has grown to over 80 vessels of various size and role capabilities...

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    Profile
    Saab Naval Portfolio and Teaming with India

    Today, the Indian Navy’s horizon ranges from the strategic chokepoint and shipping channels connecting West Asia, East and South Africa and Europe to East and Far East Asia. India’s growing economic stature has added urgency to the desire within for freedom to use the sea - around the Indian Ocean and much beyond.

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    Indigenisation
    India’s Warship Building Capability

    A major criticism of the warship construction programme in India lies in its huge time and cost overruns giving the impression that DPSU shipyards are inefficient as compared to their counterparts abroad.

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    Marketing feature
    Russia is Ready to Participate in Renovating Submarine Forces of Indian Navy

    For decades, Rusia was and remains one of India‘s key partners, which have played a crucial role in the formation and strengthening of its national naval forces.

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    Profile
    Infinite Possibilities of the US-2

    As per media reports India and Japan may sign an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to cooperate on ShinMaywa‘s offering of utility seaplane- mark II (US-2), similar to the IGA it has entered with Russia to co-develop a fifth generation fighter.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    World's largest chopper competition delayed

    It has been confirmed that delays have once again cast uncertainty over the Indian Navy's RFP for the highly anticipated naval multirole helicopter (NMRH) requirement, envisaging 120 multirole helicopters for the navy...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Flight trials for Indian Coast Guard CSAR chopper set to begin

    Airbus Helicopters is gearing up for flight trials of the EC725 Caracal to meet the Indian Coast Guard's requirement of 14 shore-based combat search...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Indian Navy's new-gen ships face 'gun' uncertainty

    A single vendor situation could throw the Indian Navy's effort to zero in on a primary deck gun for its new generation indigenous frontline warships...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    France offers India 2 stop-gap Scorpene submarines

    As the already delayed Project 75I request for proposal for six new conventional attack submarines continues to hang fire, the Indian Navy is studying a list...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    INS Vikramaditya shines in tropics conditions

    One of the chief concerns for Commodore Suraj Berry and his crew when they sailed into Indian waters this month, was that their 44,500-ton vessel would have problems adapting to the dramatically different climate...