SP's Naval Forces - April-May 2013

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    Union Budget 2013-14
    Defence Spending for Maritime and Coastal Security
    By Lt General (Retd) Naresh Chand

    The Indian Navy has been allotted Rs. 8,965.37 crore under various heads as compared to last year’s Rs. 4,968.13 crore; almost a double jump.

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    Piracy
    Private Security Combating Piracy at Sea
    By Commander (Retd) Neil Gadihoke

    The nautical domain is witnessing unprecedented change. Navies and coast guards are no longer the sole agencies for exercising military capability...

  • News
    US Navy Plans to Deploy Cost-Saving Laser Technology

    Citing a series of technological breakthroughs, the US Navy has on April 8, 2013, announced plans at the sea-air-space exposition to deploy for the first time a solid-state laser aboard a ship in the fiscal year 2014.

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    News
    Third ASW Corvette for Indian Navy Launched
    By Rear Admiral (Retd) Sushil Ramsay

    The third anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette for the Indian Navy, designed under Project-28 by the Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ships Group) and being built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), was launched on March 26.

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    Multi-Role Naval Helicopters
    The “New” & Most “Valuable” Players
    By Rohit K. Goel

    The Indian Navy had inducted Sea King helicopters during 1970, which have become obsolete and also are dwindling in numbers.

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    Submarines
    24 Submarines in 30 Years?
    By Lt General (Retd) Naresh Chand

    In the last 23 years, the Indian Navy has acquired just two submarines apart from one nuclear-powered submarine leased from Russia.

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    Seminar Report
    Future Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific Region
    By Rear Admiral (Retd) Sushil Ramsay

    The deliberations at the two-day “Annual Maritime Power Seminar 2013” was to imbibe a sense of the Indo-Pacific’s geopolitical posit on the world stage...

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    News
    Solo and Unassisted Abhilash Tomy Circumnavigates the Earth
    By Rear Admiral (Retd) Sushil Ramsay

    Indian Navy’s Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy wrote a new chapter in India’s rich...

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    News
    P-8I Insight in Flight Trials

    In 2012, Boeing transitioned to a critical phase of its P-8I programme for India—flight test.

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    News
    DAC approves major changes in DPP

    With the twin objective of infusing greater efficiency in the procurement process and strengthening the defence manufacturing base in the country, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)...

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    Aero India Show Report
    Helicopter Companies Eyeing Naval Acquisitions
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The ninth edition of the air show, which was bereft of any fighter aircraft competition, however, saw helicopter companies such as AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Sikorsky and Russian Helicopters, showcasing their products...