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  • Aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk not for sale to India

    02/10/2010 10:20:37 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 1,201+ views
    Littleabout.com ^ | 2/10/2010 | Littleabout.com
    The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk is not up for sale to the Indian Navy as it has already “outstretched” its life, a senior US Navy officer said Wednesday. "The ship was meant to last 48 years. It is in Wilmington (North Carolina) and not for sale. There is no intention to sell it. It has already outstretched its intended service life," Rear Admiral Allen G. Myers, the Director (Warfare Integration) of the US Navy, told IANS. This puts to rest all reports of the decommissioned carrier being offered to India, which, at one stage, expressed interest in the vessel....
  • Indian N-sub to be operational in two years

    02/09/2010 7:52:47 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies · 422+ views
    Domain-B.com ^ | 01/08/2010 | Domain-B.com
    India's indigenously designed and built nuclear submarine, INS Arihant, will assume an operational profile after two years, according to Indian Navy chief, Admiral Nirmal Verma. "Arihant, of course, will take about two years of trials before she is inducted in the navy," Adm Nirmal Verma has said in an interview for the forthcoming issue of defence journal Indian Defence Review. Verma said the Navy and the DRDO were looking into the challenges such as "proving of new technology, getting the submarine fully operational, developing doctrines and procedures" for the induction of Arihant. "We are actively working on all these issues,...
  • BrahMos installation test flight in Baltic Sea

    02/05/2010 11:32:31 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 294+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 02/06/2010 | T. S. Subramanian
    An installation test flight of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is scheduled to take place this year in the Baltic Sea from a stealth frigate being built for the Indian Navy at Kaliningrad in Russia, A. Sivathanu Pillai, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BrahMos Aerospace Limited, said on Tuesday. The missile’s vertical launcher and fire control system, made in India, was transported to Kaliningrad and fitted into the stealth frigate, a Talwar-class ship. Dr. Pillai disclosed this when Russian National Security Advisor Nikolai Patroshev, along with Ambassador Alexander Kadakin, visited the BrahMos Complex in New Delhi. The BrahMos missile...
  • Russia's Nerpa nuclear sub to be 'fine-tuned' next month

    01/17/2010 2:06:58 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 682+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 01/12/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia's Nerpa nuclear attack submarine, which entered service with the Navy in late 2009, will undergo additional adjustments in February, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. The submarine was put into service despite a fatal accident during its sea trials in November 2008. Earlier reports said it had passed final tests successfully. "Additional adjustments are planned for the Nerpa in February 2010 to rectify the flaws revealed during the latest tests," a ministry official said. On November 8, 2008, while the Nerpa was undergoing sea trials, its onboard fire suppression system activated, releasing a deadly gas into the sleeping quarters....
  • Russia to launch last two frigates for Indian Navy by yearend

    01/11/2010 10:42:54 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 336+ views
    RIA Novosti via Defense Professionals ^ | 1/11/2010 | RIA Novosti via Defense Professionals
    A Russian shipyard will float out the last two of three frigates for India's Navy by the end of the year, a Yantar spokesman said on Monday, according to RIA Novosti. The first of three Project 11356 frigates was taken out of dry dock at the end of November. The warships will become modified Krivak III class (also known as Talwar class) guided missile frigates for the Indian Navy under a $1.6 billion contract signed in July 2006. Indian President Pratibha Patil has named the new ships the Teg (Hindi for Saber), the Tarkash (Quiver), and the Trikand (Bow). The...
  • Indian Navy foils pirate attack, kills two

    05/29/2009 6:45:20 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 20 replies · 940+ views
    Rediff ^ | May 29, 2009 17:31 IST | Rediff
    An Indian Navy ship has thwarted a pirate attack on a merchant vessel with 10 Indian crew in the Gulf of Aden in which two of the eight Somali sea brigands are feared killed and the rest arrested, Navy sources said on Friday. The attack on the Norwegian-owned merchant vessel -- M V Maud, flying the Liberian flag -- took place about 225 nautical miles east of Aden around 1300 hours on Thursday, the sources said. INS Talwar, a guided missile frigate, was escorting a three-vessel group in the international recommended transit corridor in the Gulf of Aden when Maud...
  • India to deploy aircraft against pirates: Report

    12/14/2008 7:32:58 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 27 replies · 825+ views
    AFP ^ | 14 December, 2008 | AFP
    NEW DELHI (AFP) — India is to station a naval surveillance aircraft in the Gulf of Aden to boost its anti-piracy efforts in the region, a newspaper report on Sunday quoted a military officer as saying. The plans come after an Indian warship on patrol in the region captured 23 Somali and Yemeni pirates trying to hijack an Ethiopian flag-bearing merchant vessel. "Our plan is to base a maritime reconnaissance aircraft at Djibouti," the Times of India quoted the unnamed senior naval officer as saying. There was no immediate official confirmation of the report. The navy said that on Saturday...
  • Indian navy captures 23 pirates: Pirates threatened a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden, navy says

    12/13/2008 1:10:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 4,158+ views
    MSNBC / The Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2008
    NEW DELHI - The Indian navy captured 23 pirates who threatened a merchant vessel Saturday in the lawless waters of the Gulf of Aden, where dozens of ships have come under attack by gunmen in recent months. An Indian navy ship, the INS Mysore, was escorting merchant ships in the region near Somalia when it received a distress call from seamen on board the MV Gibe, who said they were being attacked by two boats. The distress call said the pirates were firing as their boats closed in on the Gibe, according to a statement from the Indian government. The...
  • Indian Navy repulses attack, arrests 23 pirates

    12/13/2008 4:38:05 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 42 replies · 2,792+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | 13 December, 2008 | The Indian Express
    NEW DELHI:  In another successful anti-piracy operation, Navy warship on Saturday repulsed an attack on a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden and nabbed 23 Somali and Yemeni sea brigands, in a show of resolve to weed out the menace that affected maritime trade in the region. The pirates on two speed boats had surrounded the merchant vessel flying the Ethiopian flag around noon, when INS Mysore warship intervened and warded off the attack, Navy spokesperson said. The pirates had fired at the merchant vessel with their small arms, when it sent out a rescue call and the Indian...
  • India navy defends piracy sinking

    11/26/2008 2:20:44 AM PST · by austrian · 74 replies · 2,049+ views
    The Indian navy has defended its action in sinking a ship near Somalia that maritime officials have confirmed was a hijacked Thai fishing boat. The International Maritime Bureau said the Ekawat Nava 5 had been captured by pirates earlier in the day on 18 November and the crew was tied up. One crewman was found alive after six days adrift but 14 are still missing. The Indian navy said the ship was a pirate vessel in "description and intent" and had opened fire first. India is one of several countries currently patrolling the Gulf of Aden, one of the world's...
  • Indian navy boarding suspicious ship off Mumbai

    11/27/2008 3:17:59 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies · 1,821+ views
    AP ^ | 11/27/08
    Indian navy boarding suspicious ship off Mumbai 13 mins ago MUMBAI, India – The Indian navy says its forces are boarding a cargo vessel suspected of ties to the Mumbai attacks that killed 101 people.
  • India defends Tabar action, Thai firm says UK warship had backed off earlier

    11/26/2008 2:57:07 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 15 replies · 856+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | 26 Nov., 2008 | The Indian Express
    New Delhi : The Thai fishing company, which claims it lost a deep sea trawler Ekawatnava 5 and 14 crew members in the Gulf of Aden on November 18, today said a British warship backed off after seeing pirates had taken hostages on board but the vessel was sunk hours later by the Indian Navy without verifying the identity of the sailors. India, however, defended the action of INS Tabar with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee saying that international rules of engagement were followed by the Navy. “The ship was under the command of pirates. As per laws of the...
  • 'Will fish out pirates': India to Somalia

    11/20/2008 5:21:23 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 32 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Economic Times ^ | 21 Nov 2008, 0214 hrs IST | The Economic Times
    NEW DELHI: India, which is planning to send four more warships to the Gulf of Aden, has already conveyed to Somalia that it will use all necessary means to fight pirates who have targeted merchant ships passing through one of the world’s strategic shipping lanes off the coast of Somalia. ``We have conveyed through the Permanent Representative of Somalia (in the UN) of our desire to use all necessary mean to repress acts of piracy,’’ secretary (east) in the ministry of external affairs N Ravi said. The Indian Navy had sunk a pirate ship in the Gulf of Aden in...
  • A Surge to Wipe Out Pirates of the Horn

    11/19/2008 7:02:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1,338+ views
    Real Clear World ^ | November 19, 2008 | Everett Pyatt
    Last night the Indian Navy Ship Tabar struck a long overdue blow for freedom of the seas by sinking a pirate mother ship in the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden. At last, the pirates will know that the hijacking party has been crashed. Some are questioning whether the Tabar acted in self-defense. Ridiculous, they acted in the cause of law and order in support of freedom - a much higher calling. Perhaps this event will shake other nations out of their unwillingness to address the threat and put together a meaningful military force to eliminate these nautical terrorists...
  • India 'sinks Somali pirate ship'

    11/19/2008 7:19:32 AM PST · by egannacht · 55 replies · 2,270+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-19-08
    An Indian navy warship has destroyed a suspected Somali pirate vessel after it came under attack in the Gulf of Aden. INS Tabar sank the pirate "mother ship" after it failed to stop for investigation and opened fire instead, an Indian navy statement said. There has been a surge in piracy incidents off the coast of Somalia. The latest attack came days after the Saudi-owned Sirius Star supertanker and its 25 crew were seized by pirates and anchored off the Somali coast. Vela International, operators of the Sirius Star, told the BBC no demands had yet been received from the...
  • Indian Navy sinks pirate mothership

    11/19/2008 7:12:31 AM PST · by SerafinQ · 48 replies · 1,498+ views
    timesonline.com ^ | 11/19/2008 | unknown
    An Indian navy warship has sunk a Somali pirate "mother ship" in the Gulf of Aden, the world's most treacherous waterway, after the renegades threatened to attack the frigate.
  • Indian Navy sinks pirate mothership during bold stand-off in Gulf of Aden

    11/19/2008 11:15:43 AM PST · by traumer · 44 replies · 2,407+ views
    An Indian navy warship has sunk a Somali pirate "mother ship" in the Gulf of Aden, the world's most treacherous waterway, after the renegades threatened to attack the frigate. The clash happened as pirates claimed to begin negotiations over a ransom for the Saudi super-tanker that was seized nearby on Saturday with two Britons aboard. The Sirius Star, which is carrying at least $100 million worth of oil, is the biggest ship ever to be hijacked. INS Tabar, an Indian frigate dispatched last month to the area to protect the country's merchant fleet, sighted the pirate vessel late on Tuesday....
  • Indian navy destroys pirate ship after coming under fire

    11/19/2008 11:07:23 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 898+ views
    guardian ^ | 11/19/2008 | Xan Rice in Nairobi
    Somali bandits terrorising the busy shipping routes around the Horn of Africa suffered a rare setback when an Indian warship destroyed a pirate "mothership" after coming under fire in the Gulf of Aden. The Indian navy said that its frigate, one of the numerous international warships dispatched to patrol the waters around the Horn of Africa, had approached a suspicious vessel yesterday evening. It turned out to be a previously captured ship being used by pirates as a base from which to launch their speedboats far out to sea. "The INS Tabar closed in on the mother vessel and asked...
  • Commandos answer SOS from Saudi, Indian vessels, scare off pirates

    11/19/2008 12:03:56 PM PST · by libh8er · 40 replies · 1,742+ views
    Times Of India ^ | 11.11.2008
    NEW DELHI: In dramatic action on the high seas, an Indian warship with its armed helicopter and elite marine commandos repulsed in quick succession attempts made by different bands of gun-toting pirates to hijack a Saudi and a Mumbai-based merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia on Tuesday morning. INS Tabar, a Talwar-class guided-missile stealth frigate, was cruising in the Gulf of Aden at about 10 am when it got a frantic distress call from Saudi Arabian chemical and oil carrier NCC Tihama. Tihamas call said two to three high-speed boats, with several armed men, were trying to...
  • India Shows The Way

    11/19/2008 5:39:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 770+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 19, 2008
    Piracy: India, from whose Hindi language we get the word "thug," knows how to handle them. Its navy blew away two Somali pirate ships in a week, sending a message in the only language thugs understand. Kudos.The next Somali crew of pirates on a ship slinking through the Gulf of Aden looking for an easy ransom won't smile through its cutlasses if it spies an Indian-flagged ship. It will move the other way as fast as possible. Tuesday, a pirate mother-ship crew aimed grenade launchers at an Indian naval frigate and tried to ram it. The Indian ship Tabar fired...
  • Indian Navy Sinks Pirate 'Mother Ship' in Gulf of Aden (arrrgh, matey!)

    11/19/2008 2:26:24 PM PST · by lewisglad · 56 replies · 5,137+ views
    Debkafile ^ | November 19, 2008, 7:56 PM (GMT+02:00) | Gioria Shamis
    Indian navy sinks pirate “mother ship” in Gulf of Aden Late Tuesday, Nov. 18, after a Thai boat and Iranian cargo vessel were hijacked, the Indian navy’s Tabar stealth frigate fought back and destroyed a pirate ship in the Gulf of Aden. It was described by the Indian navy as a mother vessel loaded with food, diesel and water, with two speed boats in tow. On the deck, were rocket-propelled grenade launchers and guns. The pirates threatened to blow up the Indian warship then opened fire. After destroying the pirate ship, the Tabar chased one of the speed boats, which...
  • Hover and out(Sad state of India's Sea Harrier fighters)

    12/28/2007 3:49:23 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies · 243+ views
    India Today ^ | December 27, 2007 | Sandeep Unnithan
    Hover and out Sandeep Unnithan December 27, 2007 It was past 11 on a warm Monday morning when Commander Janak Bevli’s Sea Harrier came to land on the tarmac on the naval air station at Goa’s picturesque Dabolim airport. It was not an ordinary fighter aircraft landing, Commander Bevli gently rotated the Sea Harrier’s Vertical/Short Take Off and Landing (V/STOL) thrust nozzles down towards the runway, bringing the aircraft to a gentle hover. Just then, the aircraft began yawing out of control. In a flash the experienced pilot yanked the twin handles of the Martin Baker ejection seat between his...
  • India plans to buy 6 new subs,says Navy chief

    12/02/2007 3:29:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 282+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 2 Dec 2007 | Rajat Pandit
    India plans to buy 6 new subs, says Navy chief 2 Dec 2007, 0305 hrs IST,Rajat Pandit,TNN NEW DELHI: With both Pakistan and China progressively adding muscle to their underwater arms, India too has begun the hunt for six more submarines to add to the six being built at Mazagon Docks under the mammoth Rs 18,798-crore Scorpene project. "We are now actively looking at the second line of submarines after the Scorpenes. I think the global tender for the six new submarines should be floated in the next financial year (2008-2009)," navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta told TOI. The contenders...
  • Indian Navy calls for warships like US

    11/25/2007 4:25:29 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 47 replies · 128+ views
    Navy calls for warships like US 25 Nov 2007, 0938 hrs IST,PTI NEW DELHI: Navy has suggested to the government that India acquire the knowhow to build super tankers and seek transfer of this technology to build the same tonnage warships on the pattern of US carriers. "We have submitted a comprehensive Plan to the government seeking rapid expansion of shipbuilding capacity. We have to graduate to the level of building super tankers and transfer the same technology to warship building," Naval Chief Sureesh Mehta said on Sunday. To bring about this rapid expansion, Mehta said the Naval blueprint has...
  • Wary of China, India to boost eastern naval fleet

    11/16/2007 5:44:59 AM PST · by SampleMan · 61 replies · 44+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 15, 2007
    India will strengthen its naval fleet on the eastern front, the regional commander said on Wednesday, adding destroyers and frigates among other ships, in an apparent move to counter Chinese interest in the region. Over the next five years or so, India's plans include stationing an aircraft carrier in the Bay of Bengal along with at least half of the 32 new warships and six submarines India plans to add to its fleet, Vice Admiral Raman Suthan said in Kolkata. The announcement comes a few months after India's air force said it would strengthen its presence in the east, adding...
  • Smells like Asian Nato

    09/08/2007 4:14:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies · 814+ views
    The Telegraph,India ^ | September 08, 2007 | SUJAN DUTTA
    Smells like Asian Nato SUJAN DUTTA Sept. 7: The five-nation Malabar war games are being conducted on rules and procedures compliant with the requirements of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Indian naval and air force officers disclosed in interviews aboard the aircraft carrier today. The Malabar 07-02 war games, now into the fourth day, have raised concerns in Beijing of an emerging “Asian Nato”. But Vice-Admiral William Douglas Crowder, commander of the US Seventh fleet, insisted this was not gunboat diplomacy directed against China but an opportunity to share experiences in a multi-threat scenario. The acceptance by India of the...
  • Indian Navy Takes Big Strides Toward Blue Water Capability

    07/25/2007 5:17:56 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 1,149+ views
    Indian Navy Takes Big Strides Toward Blue Water Capability Ascent Marked by USS Trenton Handover, Impending Carrier Delivery and Rising Cooperation with U.S. Navy The INS Jalashwa, the newest addition to the Indian Navy was commissioned at the Norfolk, Virginia naval station on June 22, 2007. Formerly the U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Trenton (LPD-14), the Jalashwa will increase India’s power projection capabilities well into the Indian Ocean and beyond. The ship’s transfer marks an important step in U.S.-India relations, declared Indian Ambassador Ronen Sen, who attended the commissioning ceremony. “The commissioning of INS Jalashwa is…a reflection of the...
  • Indian company(L & T) plans to build submarines

    07/22/2007 9:40:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies · 949+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | July 22, 2007 | Indulal PM
    L&T plans to build submarines for Navy Indulal PM, Hindustan Times Mumbai, July 22, 2007 Larsen and Toubro, the diversified engineering conglomerate, is planning to build submarines as part of its defence projects venture. The company is planning to demerge the defence division into a separate entity. Sources close to the development said L&T is in talks with a couple of foreign firms to develop required expertise to participate in the Indian Navy’s prestigious Project 75 and 76 to make underwater vessels. The project is one of Navy’s 30-year sub-building programme. It aims to build 24 such vessels to meet...
  • Indian Navy Seeks Second Troop Carrier (LPD) From US

    07/14/2007 8:16:01 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 869+ views
    NEWSPOST,India ^ | 14th of July 2007
    Indian Navy Seeks Second Troop Carrier From US Saturday 14th of July 2007 The Indian Navy has sought a second troop carrier from the US to build on its newly acquired capabilities but Washington would have to clear the sale of the ship before a deal was negotiated, a senior US military officer said Saturday. 'The Indian Navy has expressed interest in the USS Nashville. Congress has not yet approved the ship for transfer (sale). That is likely to happen next year and we can then begin negotiations,' Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Kohler, director of the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency,...
  • 'Arms race' leaving Australian submarines all at sea

    05/06/2007 5:16:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies · 1,394+ views
    The Age,Australia ^ | May 6, 2007 | Tom Hyland
    'Arms race' leaving our subs all at sea Tom Hyland May 6, 2007 AUSTRALIA'S most lethal, most secret and most expensive spies are black, 78 metres long, 3350-tonne cigar-shaped tubes. Chances are, one of them is currently prowling under the seas north of Australia, playing blind man's buff with foreign ships. Maybe it's loitering, watching offshore from a terrorist training area, or sucking sensitive radio signals out of the atmosphere. Whatever the Collins class submarines are up to, most of what they do is so secret we won't be told for decades. Even now, the silent and highly dangerous Cold...
  • Russia offers India new export frigate

    03/28/2007 9:22:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 311+ views
    Kommersant,Russia ^ | Mar. 29, 2007
    India May Buy Russian Frigate Russia has offered India the export version of its new Project 22 350 frigate as part of a tender for the construction of seven ships. Only one ship of that project has been laid so far. That one was begun in February 2006 at the Northern Wharf. According to the Indian press, proposals to participate in the tender were sent to European, American and Russian wharves at the end of last year. The Indian program is worth $6.6 billion and foresees the construction of one ship in a foreign wharf and six ships in India...
  • India not to phase out aircraft carrier before 2012

    03/17/2007 9:42:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies · 956+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 17 Mar, 2007 | Rajat Pandit
    INS Viraat not to anchor before 2012 Rajat Pandit [ 17 Mar, 2007 2317hrs ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK ] NEW DELHI: It's two acres of sovereign Indian territory cruising on the high seas. Though ageing and creaking, it's the only one of its kind the country has as of now to project power much beyond its shores. India's solitary aircraft carrier, the 28,000-tonne INS Viraat, is central to the Navy's concept of operations both in war and peace, with its complement of Sea Harrier jump-jets and helicopters. In keeping with its motto of Jalamev Yasya, Balamev Tasya (He who controls the...
  • India Acquires First US-Built Warship

    01/19/2007 4:40:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 414+ views
    India Acquires First US-Built Warship (Source: ddi Indian Government news; issued Jan. 18, 2007) India has acquired its first warship from the United States to add punch to its maritime forces, the acquisition of what is technically known as Landing Platform Dock (LPD) 14 is viewed as a significant event in the evolving Indo-US relationship with free and open access to sea considered an important and critical challenge by both navies. The hot-transfer of the massive amphibious loading dock, USS Trenton, the first of its type for the Indian Navy, was accepted by Naval Attaché Commodore P Murugesan, at a...
  • India set to issue maritime aircraft shortlist(interest in V-22 Osprey)

    12/13/2006 5:18:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 701+ views
    Flight International ^ | 12-12-06 | By Siva Govindasamy
    Indian navy set to issue maritime reconnaissance aircraft shortlist within days By Siva Govindasamy New Delhi to step up contest for new reconnaissance platforms, while interest in V-22 Osprey emerges The Indian navy is poised to announce the shortlist for its maritime reconnaissance aircraft contest "any day now", says Boeing, which is offering a P-8I variant of its 737-based P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft now in development for the US Navy. Other types in contention for the eight-aircraft programme include a special mission version of the Airbus A319/A320 from EADS, a package based on Dassault's Falcon 900 business jet also backed...
  • Russian carrier to be inducted into Indian Navy by end-2008

    11/30/2006 7:25:06 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 843+ views
    Gorshkov to be inducted into Navy by end-2008 MUMBAI, NOV 30 (PTI) The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov will be inducted into the Indian Navy as INS Vikramaditya by the end of 2008, a top naval officials said today. Top-line MiG-29 aircraft would be inducted along with the carrier to augment the air arm of the navy, Vice Admiral Sangram Singh Byce, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command, told reporters on board the country's sole carrier INS Viraat. Replying to a query about the fate of Sea Harrier jets currently serving on the Viraat, he said the aircraft...
  • India wants USS Trenton rechristened Jalashva

    11/04/2006 4:27:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies · 2,180+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | 02/11/06 | Shiv Aroor
    Navy wants USS Trenton rechristened Jalashva Shiv Aroor Posted online: Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 0000 hrs NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 1: With five months to go for the American warship USS Trenton to join the Indian fleet, the Navy has proposed that the amphibious vessel be rechristened INS Jalashva — Sanskrit for Sea Horse — when it is commissioned in March next year. Still to be approved by President APJ Abdul Kalam, the name was prioritised as the Navy’s top choice among a few others by just retired Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash. The other two large amphibious ships in...
  • US, China, India flex muscle over energy-critical sea lanes

    10/06/2006 5:52:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 60 replies · 1,552+ views
    US, China, India flex muscle over energy-critical sea lanes The United States, China and India are moving to assert control over the sea lanes through which they receive critical energy supplies amid fears in Beijing of a US blockade of the Malacca Strait in the event of a crisis over Taiwan, experts said here. The United States at present has vast control over the major so-called "choke points" on the world's sea lanes, said experts at a recent forum in Washington. ADVERTISEMENT Almost all of China's energy imports are obtained through sea and it is worried the United States could...
  • Indian Navy eyes 100 aircraft by 2020

    07/18/2006 12:40:28 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 888+ views
    India Abroad News Service ^ | Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Indian Navy eyes 100 aircraft by 2020 IANS Tuesday, July 18, 2006 08:08 IST NEW DELHI:After the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Indian Navy is looking at acquiring close to 100 aircraft in a mix of fighters, patrol planes and trainers by 2020. On the shopping list are 40 to 50 MiG-29K fighters, 30 long-range maritime patrol (LRMP) aircraft and 10-15 Hawk advanced jet trainers (AJTs), navy chief Admiral Arun Praksh told India Strategic magazine in an interview. According to him, as the IAF was acquiring the Hawk trainers, it was logical for the navy to go in for either...
  • Thales UK offers to sell sub-systems for India's N-subs

    07/09/2006 4:56:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 524+ views
    Press Trust of India ^ | Glasgow, July 9, 2006
    Thales UK offers to sell sub-systems for India's N-subs Press Trust of India Glasgow, July 9, 2006 British defence majors are expressing readiness to export frontline weapons technology to India and 'Thales UK' has even offered to sell some critical sub-systems for New Delhi's top secret nuclear submarine project. "Here we have developed a non-hull penetrating technology to remove cumbersome periscopes from submarines. And we are ready to offer this technology for India's upgraded Kilo class submarines and its Advanced Technology Vehicle (ATV)," Peter Mcbride, Director Naval exports of the company said. Thales is making these non-penetrating hull masts and...
  • The Mythical Indian SSN Goes to Sea

    07/06/2006 7:43:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies · 1,197+ views
    Strategypage ^ | July 6, 2006
    The Mythical Indian SSN Goes to Sea July 6, 2006: The long rumored, but much denied, deal for Indian to lease one, or two, Russian Akula II class nuclear attack subs, is hot news once more. That's because one of the Akula II subs, the Nerpa, was recently launched at the Russian Pacific shipyards. The Nerpa will be completed and undergo sea trials next year. In 2002, the stories began to appear, that India was leasing one, or two, Russian nuclear attack submarines (SSN). Eventually, both India and Russia denied the deal, which was promptly renamed as "a secret deal."...
  • N-sub for Indian Navy goes on trial in Russian seas

    07/02/2006 5:56:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 46 replies · 1,649+ views
    Press Trust of India ^ | July 01, 2006
    N-sub for Indian Navy goes on trial in Russian seas PTI Saturday, July 01, 2006 19:43 IST MOSCOW: A Nerpa nuclear-powered submarine to be leased to the Indian Navy has begun sea trials. The submarine, which went on sea trials on June 24, would be leased to the Indian Navy after its formal induction in to the Russian Pacific Fleet next year, Vedomosti daily reported on Saturday. The Amursky Shipyard based in Komsomolsk-on-Amur just across the Chinese border launched the construction of Nerpa nuclear-power submarine (project 971, type Shchuka-B) in 1991. "The contract concluded with India (around 2004) on completing...
  • No room for mistakes in a nuclear (Indian)Navy

    06/22/2006 10:51:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies · 1,145+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, June 23, 2006 at 0000 hrs | Shishir Gupta
    No room for mistakes in a nuclear Navy Shishir Gupta With only two years to go before the Indian Navy is to transform itself to a blue water Navy—an elite club comprising mostly of the P5 countries—a string of incidents give clue to how unprepared the force is for it.Consider the following: • Last month, the sonar dome—an anti-submarine device—of the guided missile warship Talwar, got seriously damaged after the ship’s anchor was accidentally dropped on it. • In April, missile corvette Prahar sank after colliding with merchant ship Rajiv Gandhi. • In December 2005, a speeding INS Trishul, another...
  • Pakistan to gift old submarines to Bangladesh (mother of ironies!!)

    06/02/2006 8:52:49 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies · 2,537+ views
    Daily News Analysis ^ | Friday, June 02, 2006 | Josy Joseph
    Pakistan to gift old submarines to Bangladesh Navy Josy Joseph Friday, June 02, 2006 23:14 IST The Pakistan gift would provide the Bangladesh Navy its first underwater capabilties. NEW DELHI: In a strategic decision that Indian policy planners are trying to comprehend, Pakistan has agreed to gift two of its old submarines to Bangladesh Navy. Authoritative sources in the establishment told DNA that Pakistani authorities agreed to the gift when Bangladesh Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia visited Pakistan from February 12 to 14 earlier this year. Pakistani authorities would refurbish and refit two of its old submarines for the Bangladesh...
  • Indian military attaché scouts USN Sea Kings for purchase

    03/03/2006 8:06:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 529+ views
    dc military ^ | March 02, 2006
    March 02, 2006 Indian military attaché scouts Navy aircraft for purchase Two high ranking members of the Indian military came here Feb. 22, for briefings on the capabilities of the H-3 Sea King for possible purchase from the U.S. Navy. Air Commodore Rakesh K. Jolly, Air Attaché and Commodore Parasurama Muragesan, Naval Attaché, were shown the Sea King capabilities during a briefing, followed by a hands-on flight demonstration with Capt. Mark Stone, program manager of the Commercial Derivative and Support Aircraft Program Office, PMA-207. The Sea Kings would be used to outfit the USS Trenton (LPD 14), a decommissioned amphibious...
  • India, Israel to develop long-range Barak missile

    02/03/2006 3:49:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies · 2,384+ views
    India, Israel to develop long-range Barak defence system Tribune News Service New Delhi, February 2 India and Israel have worked out an agreement to develop and produce the long-range Barak air defence system for both the Indian and the Israeli militaries. An agreement to this effect was signed between Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad and the Israeli Aircraft Industries. The pact is based on joint investment by both the companies to develop and manufacture unspecified numbers of Barak systems. According to defensenews.com, the initial co-development funding is about $ 350 million, of which IAI will finance 50 per...
  • Indian Navy's first UAV squadron in place

    01/06/2006 7:38:48 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies · 822+ views
    The Hindu ^ | Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 | John L. Paul
    Navy's first UAV squadron in place John L. Paul We are now among the pioneers in UAV operations at sea: Admiral Arun Prakash UAVs play a large role in maritime reconnaissance that is of paramount importance, it is pointed out The UAVs can be operated from any location and controlled from specially equipped ships KOCHI: The Indian Navy is among the first few in the world to induct Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) which enhance the force's surveillance capability, the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Arun Prakash has said. He was speaking after commissioning the first UAV Squadron (Indian Naval Air...
  • For Gorshkov, Navy pilots head to US for training. (Indian pilots to train for Russian carrier)

    12/25/2005 12:42:35 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 114 replies · 10,823+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | December 24, 2005 | SHIV AROOR
    For Gorshkov, Navy pilots head to US for training SHIV AROOR NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 23: By the time Russian-built aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov arrives in 2008, the Navy will have a contingent of 32 pilots, trained in specialised deck-based fighter operations at the US Navy training command in Pensacola, Florida. With the first batch of four Lieutenant-rank officers are already under training there, the next is scheduled to go in March. The selection of venue for training to operate Russian-built MiG-29K fighters off the Gorshkov may seem strange but the government was compelled to accept the Pentagon’s offer because Russia...
  • Malabar 2005 - Indo-US Naval Exercises - Photographs

    09/29/2005 11:52:00 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 3 replies · 751+ views
    Malabar 2005 Participants - USN, IN USN - USS Nimitz (Aircraft Carrier), USS Higgins (Destroyer), USS Chaffe (Destroyer), 1 X SSN (Nuclear Submarine), 1 X P3C Orion (Operating from Goa), F 18s (Embarked onboard USS Nimitz) IN - INS Viraat, INS Mumbai, INS Godavari, INS Shankul (Submarine), INS Aditya (Tanker), TU 142, Dornier Aircraft Fast Attack, Craft Special Forces (MARCOS) Details - Both groups of ships met at sea on September 25, 2005 at a location 300 nautical miles North West of Goa. The Ships carried out various intermediate level exercises (including joint exercise involving carrier borne aircraft from USS...
  • French deal stuck;Germans make (Indian)submarine pitch

    07/09/2005 9:45:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 719+ views
    New Indian express ^ | Saturday July 9 2005
    French deal stuck; Germans make submarine pitch Saturday July 9 2005 00:00 IST NEW DELHI: With the deal for French Scorpene submarines stuck at the Cabinet level, the Germans are in the country again, pitching hard for their HDW Class 214 submarines to be considered for what will be a Rs 12,000 crore order. With the French making a full attempt to convince the government to close the deal, the Germans are determined to get a foot in the door.Top officials representing the German shipbuilder HDW - including a technical expert from the shipyard and a management top-brass - were...
  • Indian Navy turns down US' Hawkeye deal

    03/23/2005 2:27:11 AM PST · by Arjun · 14 replies · 881+ views
    Navy turns down US' Hawkeye deal Wednesday March 23 2005 00:00 IST NEW DELHI: After weighing the pros and cons for over a year, the Navy has decided to turn down the US offer of six E-2C Hawkeye 2000 carrier-borne early warning aircraft. It was a tough decision, a senior Naval officer admitted today, as the Navy has a crucial need for such a capability, but the reasons for turning down the Hawkeye were compelling _ one being its bulky design. Instead, the Navy may look to DRDO for a carrier-based solution. DRDO is currently working with the IAF for...