SP's Naval Forces - October-November 2023<< Previous Issue
Evolving Submarine Stealth Technologies ensure a Lethal Silence for the Sentinels of the Deep
Slow progress in Indian Navy’s ambitious Submarine fleet expansion with delays in induction and decommissioning of ships poses significant challenges in policing the vast Indian Ocean Maritime Zone and countering PLA (Navy) threats
China’s Fujian aircraft carrier, equipped with cutting-edge electromagnetic catapults, prepares for sea trials, marking a milestone in the nation’s naval capabilities
Charting a fresh course, India and Italy embark on a new era of defence collaboration
The recent visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to France has elevated Indo-French defence relations to the next level
Navantia’s AIP BEST is redefining Submarine capabilities for a stealthier future
As the Indian Navy’s demand for more P-8I aircraft grows, Boeing company, manufacturer of the P-8I, is fervently stepping up to meet this need
Rosoboronexport held meetings with delegations from many partner countries and they were given presentations on Russian products of the domestic shipbuilding sector, coastal defence systems and naval weapons
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) salutes the IDF on the successful interception of a long-range ballistic missile by the “Arrow” missile defence system.
To promote ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence and innovation, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released of the fifth Positive Indigenisation List of Department of Military Affairs (DMA) comprising 98 items.
The fourth edition of the Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC) was hosted by the Indian Navy from October 29–31, 2023 under the aegis of the Naval War College, Goa.
The launch of ‘DSC A 21’, the second ship of 05 x Diving Support Craft (DSC) project, being built by Titagarh Rail Systems Ltd (TRSL), Kolkata for Indian Navy, was undertaken on October 30, 2023 at Titagarh, Kolkata (WB)...
25T Bollard Pull (BP) Tug, ‘Mahabali’ was launched by Cmde Sunil Kaushik, WPS(Mbi) on October 28, 2023 at Shoft Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Bharuch, Gujarat.
Third Ammunition Cum Torpedo Cum Missile (ACTCM) Barge, LSAM 17 (Yard 127) was launched by Cmde V. Pravin, AWPS (Mbi) on October 27, 2023 at Suryadipta Projects Pvt Ltd, Thane.
Yard 12706 (Imphal), the third Project 15B stealth guided missile destroyer, being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), was delivered to the Indian Navy on October 20, 2023.
The Indian Navy’s Ilyushin-38 Sea Dragon Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft bid farewell after 46 years of glorious service to the nation.
Contract for construction and delivery of 08 x Missile Cum Ammunition (MCA) Barge was concluded in consonance with “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives of the Government of India.
The Ministry of Defence signed a contract on October 16, 2023, in New Delhi for Mid Life Upgrade and Re-Powering of “INS Beas” with Kochi-based Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) at an overall cost of Rs. 313.42 crore.
Indian Navy’s indigenously built warship INS Sahyadri, mission deployed in Indo-Pacific, participated in the maiden trilateral Maritime Partnership Exercise with the ships and aircraft from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Indonesian Navy from September 20–21, 2023.
Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti assumed charge as Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff on October 1, 2023.
Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan assumed charge as Chief of Personnel on October 6, 2023.
India’s submarine fleet faces a pressing challenge in operational capability, owing to a lackadaisical approach towards indigenous modernisation efforts.