Tagged: Indian Navy

Aircraft carrier version of Tejas still alive, despite navy opposition

A decade ago, a far-sighted navy chief, Admiral Arun Prakash, posted his most talented engineering officer, Commander CD Balaji, to develop the Naval Tejas fighter at the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), which oversees the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme. Prakash, and several navy chiefs who followed him, continued backing the Naval Tejas with funds…

Navy begins work to set INS Betwa upright

The Navy has begun the process of restoring guided missile frigate INS Betwa that tipped over while it was being undocked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai early this month. Two people were killed and 14 injured in the incident. Three international specialist firms are at present assisting the Navy in the preliminary work. “The…

INS Visakhapatnam:- India’s Most Powerful Stealth Guided Missile P15B Destroyer

The Visakhapatnam class (Project 15B) is a class of stealth guided missile destroyers currently being built for the Indian Navy. Based on the Kolkata-class design, the Visakhapatnam class will be an extensively improved version. Ordered in 2011, the first ship is expected to be completed in 2018.Project 15B destroyers will feature enhanced stealth characteristics as…

What stopped this Pakistani Submarine from hitting India

The sinking of Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi with 90 men aboard in the 1971 Indo-Pak war is regarded as one of the high points of India's first-ever emphatic military victory. Now with famed Bollywood producer/director Karan Johar releasing the first-look poster of his studio's new movie The Ghazi Attack, we thought it might be a…

Modi govt puts Indian Navy’s Made in India submarine programme into top gear

Indian Navy has a commendable track record in indigenously designing and constructing advanced front line warships such as destroyers, frigates, anti-submarine warfare corvettes and landing crafts. Currently it is in the midst of constructing an aircraft carrier. Among the three branches of the armed forces, the Navy has the distinction of having a staggering 85-90%…

Silence on next army chief raises speculation about tri-service commander

If the government had followed tradition, Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, currently commanding the eastern army from Fort William in Kolkata, would have been named two months ago to succeed the present army chief, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, who is scheduled to retire on December 31. Bakshi is the senior-most amongst qualified generals; and the government…

LM2500 Marine Gas Turbines to power Indian Navy’s P17A stealth frigate

The Indian Navy’s new P17A stealth frigates that are to start construction next year will be powered by LM2500 marine gas turbines, GE’s Marine Solutions announced. The gas turbines will be provided by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Industrial and Marine Gas Turbine division, Bangalore, India under license from GE. The Indian Navy will build seven…

After accident, INS Betwa may never sail again

Two naval personnel Ashutosh Pande and Niraj Rai (both engineers) died in the accident and 14 were injured. The injured were taken to the INHS Asvini at Colaba. The incident took place at 1.50 pm when the Brahmaputra class guided missile frigate was being undocked. Naval spokesperson Commander Rahul Sinha said, “At about 1.50 pm…

Why the Indian Navy Is Unhappy With Its Carrier-Based Light Combat Aircraft Project

Ahead of Navy Day celebrations on December 4, Admiral Sunil Lanba, India’s chief of naval staff (CNS), caused a minor flutter in the media by suggesting that the Navy was doing a rethink on the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project, India’s premier light fighter jet program. At a press conference, Lanba remarked that the…

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning vs INS Vikramaditya

Liaoning, is the first aircraft carrier commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy and INS Vikramaditya is the third aircraft carrier commissioned by the Indian navy since independence. India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was purchased from the United Kingdom in the year 1957. INS Vikrant played a key role in enforcing a naval blockade…

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…

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…

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…