SP's Naval Forces - October - November 2021<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
Navigation of key procurements for naval modernisation to be high on agenda
With the commissioning of INS Arihant the country’s nuclear triad is in place with the second strike capability
At present we have severe constraints both in conventional submarine as well as SSBN deployment capability. The absence of SSN imposes a serious capability deficit in our tactical choices.
AUKUS is a military alliance in which sensitive technology will be transferred by the US to Australia which has the potential of tilting the strategic balance in the region
The first of the two follow-on Talwar class stealth frigates contracted to be supplied by Russia to the Indian Navy at a cost of $950 million was launched at the Yantar Shipyard at Kaliningrad on October 28 and named Tushil (Sanskrit for Shield).
Beijing’s comments reflect its real fears, that the Biden administration is hurrying the confrontation with China and “preparations for war that began during President Obama’s time in the form of “pivot to Asia” was expanded on all fronts under the Trump administration
The summer exhibition period 2021 has demonstrated strong demand for Russian weapons and military equipment.
The Indian Navy (IN) participated in the Second Phase of Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar along with the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the United States Navy (USN).
Decisions aimed to boost Make in India agenda as part of approvals for acquisitions worth $1.1 billion
Scrapping of ongoing tender could set back procurement process by a decade but re-entry of Italian giant opens door for emergency purchase
The maiden India – UK Joint Tri-Service exercise Konkan Shakti was scheduled in India between October 21-27, 2021.
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk, an indigenously built Missile Corvette is participating in the 3rd edition of India, Singapore and Thailand Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX–21, from November 15 to 16, 2021 in Andaman Sea.
Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan assumed charge as Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command,, on November 4, 2021.
Rear Admiral Lochan Singh Pathania takes over as Joint Chief Hydrographer, at the National Hydrographic Office, Dehradun.
At the outset, SP’s Naval Forces congratulates Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar on his appointment as the next Chief of the Indian Navy. Presently he is the FOC-in-C Western Naval Command & will take over as the 25th CNS of the Indian Navy on November 30.