SP's Naval Forces - April-May 2022

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    LEAD STORY
    China’s Strategy of ‘Informationised and Intelligent’ Warfare
    By Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla (Retd)

    China’s Informationised War doctrine looks to impose significant costs on an adversary, even one that is conventionally superior, by targeting its command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) network and civilian computer networks

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    SUBMARINES
    India’s Quest for an Indigenous Submarine
    By Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla (Retd)

    We need to move full-steam ahead to realise the ambition of an indigenously designed conventional submarine with indigenous AIP capability, by pooling our national expertise in the field, which is substantial, and benefiting from the Transfer of Technology (ToT) already given to us through the HDW and P-75 programmes

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    SUBMARINES
    Scorpene Submarines — An Edge for Indian Navy’s Submarine Fleet Build-up
    By Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd)

    The Scorpenes are potent underwater platforms which has added much teeth and confidence to submarine fleet and combat Commanders at sea

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    NAVAL AVIATION
    Defence Minister Onboard Indian Navy’s P-8I Aircraft

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh undertook a sortie on the Indian Navy P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft.

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    NEW LAUNCHES
    Defence Minister Launches two Indigenous Frontline Warships

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launching the frontline warship ‘INS Surat’ (top) and ‘INS Udaygiri’ (above) of the Indian Navy at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL), in Mumbai on May 17, 2022.

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    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    China periodically announces major shifts in its military strategy through ‘Military Strategic Guidelines’ (MSGs) which dictate the tactics, equipment, training and manpower requirements to achieve the stated strategy.