Category: Indian Navy

A hawk-eye view of Indian Navy’s Silent service.

Indian navy a formidable regional naval power is in-charge of keeping a privy eye over some of the most contested waters in the Asian region. Changing geopolitical situation and increased enemy naval footprint close to its territorial waters has led the navy towards a path of rapid modernization. India has enjoyed traditional control over sea…

Russian, India To Co-Develop Miniature Version Of BrahMos Missiles

India and Russia are likely to sign a formal contract to jointly develop a miniature version of the Brahmos missile that could have multiple capabilities, including agile cross border strikes to destroy infrastructure of terrorists. An agreement for the new version of the missile will be signed at the bilateral meet with Russia in Goa…

Top 5 Navies in the world by 2030

The most powerful navies in 2030 will be a reflection of the broader state of the world. Some countries are invested in preserving the current international order, and see naval power as a means to maintain it. Other emerging countries are building navies commensurate with their newfound sense of status, often with an eye towards…

How the Indian Navy is emerging as a potent naval force on the planet

Indian Navy, the maritime wing of the Indian Armed Forces have been guarding India’s sea borders and its economic zones at the vast Indian Ocean Region (IOR) quite beautifully for the last 70 years. It has seen lot of ups and downs during this 70 years long journey. It has successfully operated for India in…

To Become a Deadly Sub-Hunting Force, the Indian Navy Needs to Think Bigger Than Just P-8Is

The Indian government’s decision to purchase four additional Boeing P-8I aircraft through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program addresses a gap in India’s airborne anti-submarine warfare capability. While the additional P-8Is will improve the capabilities of the Indian Navy, there is a corresponding need for acquiring force-multipliers and developing tactics to maximize the potential of…

Navy’s submarine-hunting Kamov-28 choppers to get major upgrade after Parrikar intervention

After a contract signed between Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Russian manufacturer yesterday, India can now look forward to an enhanced and upgraded set of submarine hunting helicopters. Enemy submarines lurking in waters of India's interest will soon find their stay to be uncomfortable. Overcoming eight years of stalling and stagnation, Indian Navy (IN) has…

10,000-Crore Mistake? Auditor Fails Navy’s Main Fighter Jet, MiG-29

The navy's ambition to have a formidable presence far away from the Indian coastline rests largely on one fighter jet - the MiG-29K bought from Russia. And according to the state's national auditor, it's working so poorly that it's hardly available for use. In a scathing report submitted to parliament two days ago, the Comptroller…

Trials of advanced version of Varunastra to start by year-end

The trials of advanced version of the country's first indigenously made heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo 'Varunastra' will begin by the year-end, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) director CD Malleswar told the media here on Wednesday. The NSTL has developed the torpedo with optical guidance technology for which the laboratory works have been completed. "Arrangements are…

Does India really need Russia’s ‘Backfire’ bomber?

The Indian Air Force has a variety of specialised fighters, ground attack jets and multirole aircraft in its fleet, but a strategic bomber has never figured in its war plans. According to the Russian wire service Interfax, that could change as India’s Ministry of Defence has reportedly sought to buy four Tupolev Tu-22M3 maritime strike…

Indo-Israeli Barak 8 Missile System will provide ‘Unmatched’ Air Defence capability to Armed Forces

India and Israel are jointly developing and producing the Barak 8 missile system for the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force (IAF). While the long range surface-to-air missile (LR-SAM) variant is meant for the Indian Navy, the medium range surface-to-air missile (MR-SAM) version has been developed for the IAF. The missile system can detect…

Smaller but Deadlier Undersea Lethality

Indian Navy’s undersea capabilities are reviving now. Few years back when the mishap of INS Sindhurakshak happened, the modernization policies of navy’s undersea fleet came into lot of criticism. With the retrofitting of INS SINDHUGOSH class submarines, sea trials of MAKE IN INDIA fame INS KALVARI (French Scorpene class SSK), near to induction INS Arihant…

India may contribute to Australia-French submarine project

NEW DELHI: India may contribute to a submarine project involving Australia and France by obtaining sub-contracts in the initiative in what could be Delhi's first such foray in an international defence venture. India and Australia as decided during PM Narendra Modi's visit to Australia in 2014 have ventured into the areas of defence collaboration and…

Navy to have floating dock in Andamans by next year

CHENNAI: The Indian Navy will have a floating dock at Andaman and Nicobar Islands by next year so that it can dock naval ships and submarines up to 8,000 tonnes displacement, according to a top official of L&T Shipbuilding. Chief executive and managing director of Larsen and Toubro, vice-Admiral (retd) B Kannan told Express that…

Indian Navy to retain charge of Andaman Command

NEW DELHI: In the first restructuring of top defence management by the Modi government, the Navy is believed to have got back permanent charge of the strategic Andaman Nicobar Command, a post that it earlier shared in rotation with the Air Force and Army. The move could be a precursor to larger changes, including the…