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SP's Naval Forces - Issue 5 - 2014

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Issue Features

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    Deadly Submarines - Global Programmes
    By R. Chandrakanth

    In Asia, there are several countries which are on a submarine buying spree and the next two decades is going to witness substantial acquisitions in the region

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    SP's Exclusive
    'Make in India' Project 75 (India) Begins
    By SP’s Special Correspondent

    India’s massively delayed effort to create a second new-generation conventional attack submarine production line in the country has finally lifted off, though several years adrift.

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    Strategic Cooperation
    Prime Minister Modi's Visit to USA
    By Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd)

    Narendra Modi had, charted, before assuming office, a well-planned strategy to deal with some critical foreign policy issues before domestic events crowded his political horizon

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    Major Weapon Requirements of Indian Navy
    By Rear Admiral Dr S. Kulshrestha (Retd)

    It can be appreciated that with ‘Make in India’ thrust there is every possibility that the best of weapon OEMs would come to India for production...

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    South East Asia
    Indonesian Navy on the Threshold of Modernisation
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Indonesia has a coastline of 54,716 km and maritime claims include exclusive economic zone of 200 nm (about 374 km) and 12 nm (about 22 km) of territorial sea when measured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines

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    Show Report / Euronaval 2014
    Asia and Middle East Driving Demand for Ships
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Economic growth in Asia and the Middle East is driving demand in those regions and increasing the importance attached to maritime matters

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    Seminar Report
    50 Glorious Years of Indigenous Warship Design: Seminar Report
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    The Indian Navy and its design organisation has successfully converted the stumbling blocks into stepping stones and went on to augment the strength...

    Naval utility helicopter tender scrapped, made bigger

    Following the recent cancellation of the 197 reconnaissance & surveillance helicopter (RSH) competition...

    Second LCA Navy Prototype Ready To Fly

    The second prototype of the LCA Navy Mk.1, currently in ground and taxi tests, is ready for its first flight and could take to the air just after Diwali...

    Breakthrough in indigenous E/O sensor tech

    A heartening new indigenous development could take care of India's over-dependence on foreign suppliers for critical electro-optical sensors for surface payloads.

    Basic India-UAE Navy exercise complete

    Its gaze fixed on anti-piracy operations, securing seal lanes and strengthening linkages with countries in the Indian Ocean region (IOR), the Indian Navy is upping the tempo in deployments in the Indian Ocean.

    All eyes on LCA Tejas Mk.2

    With the Indian Air Force all but officially writing off the LCA Tejas Mk.1 as a fast jet trainer with limited offensive capabilities, all eyes are now on the LCA Mk.2 that will sport a more powerful engine and an upgraded flight envelope.