Category: Indian Navy

INS Chennai – The vanquisher of the enemies !!!

INS Chennai is the third and the last warship to be built under ‘Project – 15A’ in which the navy acquired three stealth guided missile destroyers. These warships were designed by the navy’s Directorate of Naval Design and were built using extensive indigenous technology by Mumbai based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL).INS Chennai is also…

Govt. set to place a Multi-Billion $ Mega Order to build 4 Assault Helicopter Carriers in Indiia

The Modi government’s ongoing focus to improve national security and empower the Indian Navy to ring-fence the Indian Ocean and beef up its strength in the region is being seen as an important growth driver by private players in the defence sector. While China is steadily growing its influence in the Indian Ocean as also…

India must rethink its Submarine Building plan, says Defence Minister Parrikar

  Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said India must rethink its submarine building plan and look for greater numbers than the existing plan of making 24 submarines. Referring to the existing 30-year submarine building plan that envisages construction of 24 submarines--both nuclear and conventional--Parrikar said India needed a longer plan till 2050. The existing…

India is the World’s 4th largest Military Spender but over half is going to Waste, Inefficiency, Corruption and Bad Purchases

India previously had a ‘finalised’ agreement to buy 126 Rafale aircraft at a total cost of US$10.2 billion but this cut down to 36 aircraft at a cost of US$8.7 billion. So India is getting 30% of the original order for 80% of the cost. Three squadrons were phased out in January 2016, the IAF…

Indian Navy Buying Three EMALS Catapults for Future Supercarriers, Including INS Vishal

EMALS test on the USS Gerald R. Ford involving the launch into the ocean of large sleds on wheels to simulate the weight of an aircraft. The Indian Navy confirms plans to integrate the U.S.-made Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) catapults into its future supercarriers by revealing the dispatch of Letters of Request (LoR) to…

15 LCA’s and 15 Mig-29s will soon arm under-construction Carrier INS Vikrant

India's indigenous HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) will serve aboard the nuclear powered supercarrier, INS Vishal (currently under development), but will first see active service on the INS Vikrant now being fitted out and due to join the Indian Navy in December 2018. The naval version of Tejas is the only fixed wing combat…

Navy’s second home-built carrier will be nuclear, but will come only in 2030s

The navy has made its choices. When INS Vishal, the Indian Navy’s second indigenous aircraft carrier enters service, it will be a technologically cutting edge warship, on par with the world’s most advanced carriers. The navy’s finalised specifications include nuclear propulsion, a catapult launch system based on the new US “electro-magnetic aircraft launch system” (EMALS)…

Five-point focus for the navy

The Indian Navy, the smallest but most strategic of the three services, is suffering from chronic malnutrition with its share of defence allocations cut from 18 per cent four years ago to just 14.5 per cent today. In dealing with a Chinese military offensive the army and air force will be on the defensive. The…

India to Begin Trials of Homegrown AIP Equipment in December

India’s Defense and Research Development organization (DRDO) is preparing for trials of its long delayed Air Independent Propulsion (AIP). Sources say that AIP trials are expected to begin in December this year, and if they proceed on schedule, it is likely to be ready for installation by 2020. India had planned to equip its two…

India is ramping up its multi-vector defense strategy

At a time when India's diplomatic commitment to rally international support against Pakistan's alleged role in the recent terrorist incursions into Indian-administered Kashmir is producing no significant result, Delhi's drive for military modernization has instead received a new boost. Fresh off a US10 billion defense deal with Russia, inked on the sidelines of the BRICS…

India Joins the Big Boys’ Club with INS Arihant at Its Command

The first indigenously built nuclear submarine Arihant has been commissioned without any fanfare. It was as silent as Arihant would be on her war patrol when she awaits the coded message received hundreds of feet beneath the sea, through a very low frequency signal transmitted by a specially designed transmitting station. Very low frequency signals…

Russia will participate in testing Indian Nuclear Submarines equipped with Ballistic Missiles

The Russian military will take an active part in ensuring the testing and acceptance into service of the Indian nuclear submarines equipped with ballistic missiles (SSBNs),” – said the publication. According to the interlocutor of “Izvestia” , the Indian side has provided the Russian technique of tests of nuclear submarines.”As part of the recently achieved…

India-Russia tweaking Brahmos to shatter Chinese Aircraft Carriers

The first test of the air-launched Brahmos is to be conducted in the Bay of Bengal sometime in December this year. A derelict naval warship is to be hit by a Brahmos launched from a specially modified Su-30MKI. Indian and Russian missile scientists are now tweaking a formidable capability into the air-launched Brahmos supersonic cruise…