Category: Indian Navy

DRDO gets nod to make torpedoes for Scorpene and Indian Nuclear Submarines

The DRDO has come up with indigenous torpedoes that could be used both in Russian-origin EKM and French Scorpene submarines, operated by the Indian Navy. The Navy is looking at the possibility of inducting its first Scorpene submarine without the torpedoes. Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Visakhapatnam-based Naval Science and Technological Laboratory has developed…

India likely to go for govt-to-govt German deal for torpedos

NEW DELHI: India is likely to go in for a government-to-government deal with Germany for heavyweight torpedos after having scrapped plans to purchase them from a subsidiary of chopper scam-tainted Italian defence conglomerate Finmeccanica. Defence sources said the government had written to various countries looking for options. The two torpedos that were of interest were…

Indian Navy gets indigenously developed heavyweight torpedo ‘Varunastra’

New Delhi: Indigenously developed heavyweight torpedo Varunastra, which was showcased for the first time on the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath this year, was inducted in the Indian Navy on Wednesday. The anti-submarine torpedo has been developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory of the DRDO for the Indian Navy. Weighing around 1.25 tonnes, the…

Tata Advanced Systems tying up with Bell Helicopter to compete for $2-billion naval chopper contract

Looking to consolidate its position as a leader in the Indian defence aviation industry, Tata Advanced Systems is tying up with Bell Helicopter of the US to compete against the Mahindra-Airbus combination for a $2-billion naval chopper manufacturing contract. The mega contract for 100 utility helicopters to be operated from warships will be awarded as…

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India’s Submarine Modernisation Plans

India’s submarine modernisation plans have long been a subject of conjecture and debate in the Indian strategic affairs community. After an August 2013 explosion gutted the INS Sindhurakshak – the Navy’s premier Kilo class submarine – there has been much introspection over the depleting status of its submarine arm. Unfortunately, with the Navy unable to…

India will have the 3rd most Powerful Navy 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…

TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL WEAPONS OF THE INDIAN MILITARY

India is one of the most rapidly growing militaries in the world. We have evolved from a regional force with tactical capabilities to a growing strategic force with global reach. We are heavily dependent on foreign suppliers for equipment as their local industry hasn’t quite delivered as promised. But the ones in our  service are…

Goa Shipyard Limited up for tech swap with S Korean firm

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), the Vasco-based defence public sector undertaking (DPSU) is on the verge of concluding transfer of technology (ToT) negotiations with South Korean defence equipment manufacturers for a 32,000 crore project to build 12 mine counter measure vessels (MCMV) for the Indian Navy. MCMVs are special defence ships meant to detect and destroy…

Navy Plans to Induct 6 Next Gen Missile Boats

On a day when the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Armed Forces commanders to focus on India's 'Look East' policy by stepping up joint exercises with friendly countries in South East Asia, details have emerged of plans to significantly expand the Navy's war-fighting capability. On Saturday, the Defence Acquisition Committee of the Ministry of Defence…

Upgrade of Destroyers, Frigates With Brahmos Missile Likely To Figure In India’s DAC Meeting

The Indian Defense Ministry’s Defense Acquisition Committee is likely to take up upgrading of Delhi-class destroyers and Talwar class frigates with indigenous Brahmos missile along with construction of six next-gen missile boats during its next meeting scheduled for Saturday. The DAC on Saturday is expected to review and clear projects worth nearly $4.2 billion (INR…

Indian Navy Considers Purchase of Additional 30-unit Hawk Trainer

India’s defence ministry is considering the acquisition of an additional batch of BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainers. New Delhi indicates it could purchase as many as 30 examples of the Mk132 variant, which would be licence-built by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL). Defence minister Manohar Parrikar says the requirement, chiefly for the navy, is still to…

India will acquire 22 US made maritime patrol Predator Guardian UAVs

India has sought from the US high-tech multi-mission Predator drones for protecting its maritime assets, especially in the Indian Ocean. Sources said a letter of request (LoR) for purchase of an initial tranche of 22 maritime patrol Predator Guardian UAVs from US-based General Atomics was sent by New Delhi last week. The Predator Guardian platform…

Rs 1 lakh crore defence purchases on Manohar Parrikar’s mind

In a marathon meeting on new acquisitions, defence minister Manohar Parrikar is set to discuss projects worth over Rs 1 lakh crore, including critical purchases like armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), an advanced air defence system, carbines for the Army and a range of vessels for the Navy. A meeting of the high-powered Defence Acquisition…

Indian Naval Sales – The Cautious Emergence of a New Supplier

On June 10, 2016, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) launched the first of the two 105m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) destined for the Sri Lankan Navy.  These vessels, the largest India has exported to date, mark the latest in a series of naval sales which, though not heavily publicised, have made India an emerging exporter of patrol…

China’s ‘Paper Dragon’ DF-21D ‘Carrier Killer’ Hasn’t Sunk a Single Ship at Sea

The hype surrounding China's heavily hyped DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) -- touted in Beijing propaganda as the "U.S. Carrier Killer" -- remains an example of clever advertising since this missile hasn't been tested over water and has never hit a ship at sea, even in a test. It's been six years since the DF-21D…

Russia ready to provide India with advance Kilo-Class Submarine construction technology

  Russia is ready to give India access to improved Kilo-class (Project 636 ‘Varshavyanka’) non-nuclear submarine construction technology. It has not been decided yet which of two Indian shipyards – Pipavav or Larsen & Toubro – will assemble the submarines under licence. The Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov first told Kommersant-Vlast of India's interest in improved…