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  1. Gessler

    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    arbit 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Sabotage is the first thing that comes to mind. Ships designed to withstand 45 degrees of inclination in rough seas just don't topple over. Unless one of them was made to topple. I hope they find the person responsible and shoot the bastard.
     
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    Exercise Konkan 16 Begins

    KONKAN 16, the 2016 edition of the annual bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy, would be held from 05 -16 Dec 16 at Mumbai and Goa. Exercise KONKAN, named after the Western coastal region of India, was institutionalized in 2004. Since then, the exercise hosted in rotation by both the Navies, has grown in complexity, scale and intensity.

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    The exercise will be conducted in two phases at Mumbai and Goa. The first phase, to be held from 05 - 09 Dec 16, would be a Command Planning exercise involving the two navies, where planners from both sides will undertake planning for combined maritime operations. The second phase is a LIVE EXERCISE (LIVEX), to be held from 12 - 16 Dec 16 at Goa, which involves interaction between the IN Marine Commandos (MARCOs) and the Royal Marines. Both phases will involve sharing of best practices and lessons learnt from recent operations, especially in the field of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO).

    KONKAN 16 will be an important chapter in the maritime interactions under the aegis of KONKAN series as it will familiarize both forces with each other’s planning processes and further enhance synergy and inter-operability. In addition, participation of IN MARCOs and Royal Marines would add another dimension to this exercise and provide valuable opportunity for both navies to interact and cooperate in the field of Maritime Security Operations.

    Successive editions of KONKAN have built on past experiences and have enhanced operational inter-operability between the two navies. This cooperation between the two navies is a positive and tangible symbol of commitment in ensuring a positive climate for maritime security and economic development. The current edition would further strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between India and United Kingdom, and enhance our capability to work together to contribute towards maritime security in the global commons.

    http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=154900
     
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  4. R!CK

    R!CK 2nd Lieutant Technical Analyst

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    Project Seabird II will generate more employment: Admiral

    The second phase of the construction work of Project Seabird, known as Phase II-Alpha, will commence in the first quarter of 2017 and will be completed by 2021, said Rear Admiral KJ Kumar VSM, flag officer of Karnataka naval area. Addressing reporters on board INS Aditya in INS Kadamba naval base here on Saturday, Admiral Kumar said that as per the present estimation, this project will be constructed at the cost of Rs 19,600 crore.

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    The second phase will generate large-scale employment and further boost the local economy. The naval base also infuses about Rs 100 crore to the local economy annually towards operation and maintenance of assets, he said.The second phase will have eight operational jetties, two refit jetties, four cover drivers, full-fledged dockyards, he said.

    INS Patanjali Hospital will be upgraded to 400 beds from the present 160 beds. An air station will be built to land helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The civil terminal will also be built. He said that the Central University project in Karwar is not shelved and will be taken up soon. INS Kadamba will be Asia’s biggest naval base, he said.

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    With the execution of Project Seabird, considerable employment opportunities will be available to the local population of Karwar. They have an opportunity to enrol as sailors and civilian employees in the Navy, subject to meeting the required eligibility criteria, said Admiral Kumar.

    Of the 1,588 civilian personnel employed in the naval base in Karwar, 880 defence civilians belong to Karnataka, out of which 757, including 289 personnel of the Project Affected Families, have been recruited from Karwar .

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...e-employment-Admiral/articleshow/55779430.cms
     
  5. Ankit Kumar 001

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    Ministry of Defence06-December, 2016 12:21 IST
    INS Sumitra Visits Darwin, Australia

    In pursuit of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and outreach to friendly countries, the Indian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel Sumitra, has reached Darwin, Australia today (06 Dec 16). The ship on a three day visit from 06-09 Dec 16, is on her return passage to India after participating in the Royal New Zealand Navy International Naval Review 2016. The ship had earlier visited Sydney from 04-07 Nov 16.
    The visit to Australia is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and enhancing maritime security cooperation between the two countries. During the stay in harbour, various activities are planned towards enhancing cooperation and mutual understanding between the two navies such as professional interactions with RAN and discussions towards further enhancing inter-operability. In addition, calls on senior Government and military authorities, sporting and cultural interactions and sharing of best practices would also be undertaken. On departure, the ship would also undertake a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with RAN ships.
    Sumitra, is the fourth of the Saryu class ships, based on an indigenous design and constructed by M/s Goa Shipyard Ltd, India. Since commissioning in 2014, the ship has been deployed for multiple operational tasks, the most notable being ‘Operation Rahat’, which entailed the evacuation of personnel of various nationalities from war-torn Yemen in 2015. The ship has a range of 6,500 nautical miles and is capable of embarking one Dhruv/ Chetak helicopter. The ship is commanded by Cdr KP Shreeshan.
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    There is no doubt that IN is going thru some really bad times.
     
  8. R!CK

    R!CK 2nd Lieutant Technical Analyst

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    This is why INS Kadamba will be Asia's biggest Naval Base, gradually IN is trying to reduce the dependence on their Mumbai base. Mumbai is too crowded and it being the only major yard in the western sector had resulted in alot of negligence. Regardless, such a high number from the same base does point to high probability of Sabotage or Criminal negligence?

    Good Day!
     
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    R!CK 2nd Lieutant Technical Analyst

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    Alot of interesting information.

    Navy to hire foreign firm to salvage sunk warship

    NEW DELHI: The Navy will hire a foreign firm to salvage its missile frigate INS Betwa, which
    tipped over on Monday killing two sailors in the Mumbai dockyard, since the force does not have the expertise to salvage any warship. For this, representatives of two foreign firms have approached the Navy for an assessment to salvage the 4,000-tonne missile frigate.

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    According to a Naval official, Monday’s incident was the first case of a warship tipping over completely while undocking, in the history of naval annals. The Naval Headquarters has set up a Board of Inquiry, headed by Rear Admiral Deepak Bali, flag-officer Offshore Defence Advisory Group, to ascertain the cause of the accident and fix responsibility.

    Meanwhile, ruling out apprehensions that the frigate may be written off due to the damage incurred, Navy officials said, “We will salvage the ship and make it sea worthy. The ship will be battle ready in the next one-and-a-half years.” INS Betwa is a front line Brahmaputra-class frigate and is armed with Uran anti-ship missiles, Barak 1 surface-to-air missiles and torpedoes.

    The Rs 600 crore frigate commissioned in the Navy was dry-docked in Cruiser Craving Docks, Mumbai, in April for a two-year medium refit and was scheduled to be seaworthy in 2018. The mishap occurred when Betwa was ready for sea trials on Monday and slipped over dock blocks. The ship’s foremast, the tallest projection on the deck, crashed on the ground alongside and the ship is now tilted at 90 degrees.

    Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba took stock of the situation in Mumbai and met the family of deceased sailors N K Rai, chief engine room artificer (CH ERA), with a service of more than 10 years, and Ashutosh Pandey, an acting lead mechanical engineer (Ag LME).

    Denying apprehensions that many sophisticated equipment and guns on the ship were damaged beyond repair, officials said most of the equipment was removed when it came for medium refit in April.

    Since the ship will not sail for the next two years, most of the sophisticated equipment, including sensors and electronic warfare systems, are taken off and cannibalised on to other operational ships for continuous use. Once the refitted ship is ready for sailing, the equipment is re-installed,” they said. At present, 25 per cent of the frigate is submerged in water, they added.

    They said malfunction of dock block system or error in calculating weight distribution besides mistake in releasing water in the dock to let the ship float could be the reasons behind the mishap.

    Explaining the system of taking the ship to sea from the dry dock after refit, they said water is released through heavy duty pumps into the dock to let the ship float. Till then, the ship is resting on blocks built according to the length of the surface and weight of the ship. The blocks are made of 80 per cent steel and the rest is soft wood so that the ship can literally “sit” on them without damaging its hull.

    In the last four years, the Navy has lost three major warships at the dock. INS Vindhyagiri was lost in 2012, INS Sindhurakshak in 2013 and INS Betwa in 2016.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/nat...eign-firm-t-salvage-sunk-warship-1546319.html
     
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    http://m.ndtv.com/india-news/navy-p...-betwa-which-lies-on-its-side-flooded-1634772

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    3850-tonne INS Betwa collapsed on its side at a dry naval dock in Mumbai

    Navy says repairing and making the ship battle-ready could take 2 years

    Experts have been brought in, some from abroad, to salvage the ship

    Mumbai: A day after two Indian Navy sailors were killed after the 3850 tonne guided missile frigate INS Betwa collapsed on its side inside a Naval dry dock in Mumbai, new details are emerging on the extent of the damage.

    NDTV has learned that 25 per cent of the frigate, which was built and commissioned at a cost of Rs 600 crores, is flooded. This includes sea-water ingress into its engine room. At the time of the accident, only 10 per cent of the weaponry that is installed on the warship was actually onboard.

    Despite the massive damage to the INS Betwa which was commissioned in 2006, the Navy is confident that the ship will be set upright though the process of repairing and making her battle-ready could take up to two years.


    The mast of the ship which contains crucial sensors was shorn off the vessel yesterday and major damage is expected on its surface which is resting on its side. In a statement, the spokesperson of the Indian Navy, Captain DK Sharma has said, "Salvers have come in, some from abroad to salvage the ship."

    It's unclear though how salvage experts intend to raise the ship which weighs 1,500 tonnes, more than the INS Sindhurakshak, the submarine that sank at its mooring at the Naval dockyards in Mumbai on August 2013. It had taken more than 8 months to raise the Sindhurakshak.

    Images of the INS Betwa at the Naval dockyards indicate the presence of another warship next to it, INS Pralay, at the Navy's narrow Cruiser Graving Dock in Mumbai.

    Sources have told NDTV that it may not be possible to remove the missile corvette Pralay from its location until the INS Betwa is set afloat and removed.

    Navy officers have told NDTV that the dry dock where the INS Betwa was being refitted was being flooded to enable the warship to float out of the dock.

    25% of the frigate, built and commissioned at a cost of Rs 600 crores, is flooded
    This is a delicate and time consuming process where the crew of the warship and the Dock Master who is a senior Navy officer need to ensure that the centre of gravity and centre of buoyancy of the warship, key to its stability in the water, are both maintained to ensure there is no incident.

    In this case, there appear to have been grave mistakes committed in the process of floating the warship which resulted in the frigate crashing to its side.

    As the Navy aims to find a solution to the crisis involving INS Betwa, NDTV has learned that a big priority is also to clear the dock to enable other ships to be refitted. At the moment, there are three other operational dry docks at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai though they are considerably smaller than the Cruiser Graving Dock. A new, large dock on the Outer Tidal Basin of the Navy facility has still not been commissioned.

    The INS Betwa is the third Indian Navy vessel to have met with an accident while docked.

    In January, 2011, the frigate INS Vindhyagiri sank at her berth after a major collision. She was raised only to be sailed out and used as target practice.

    In August 2013, the submarine INS Sindhurakshak had a series of explosions onboard in which 18 sailors were killed.
     
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    Heavy rains in Andaman strands 1400 tourists, Indian Navy dispatches 4 ships for evacuation

    Manogya Loiwal
    Jugal R Purohit
    New Delhi, Kolkata, Wednesday, December 7, 2016


    HIGHLIGHTS
    800 tourists are stranded at Havelock island after weather turned rough with heavy rainfall.

    4 Navy ships have been deployed to evacuate people from Havelock.

    It takes between 2-4 hours of sailing time from Havelock to Port Blair.

    The Indian Navy has been pressed into action to rescue more than 1400 tourists stranded at the Havelock island in Andaman and Nicobar after the weather turned rough with heavy rainfall and stormy winds leaving almost no connectivity in the area.

    Civil administration has telephonically requested for assistance in evacuating the tourists stranded at Havelock after which Indian Navy ships Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 sailed from Port Blair and have been deployed for evacuation.

    Small ships (INS Bitra and INS Bangaram) will pick tourists from the jetty and ferry them to the larger ships (INS Kumbhir and LCU 38) which are at the anchorage.

    Tourist help desk: 03192 232694Director of Tourism

    Airport help desk: 03192 232414

    All the ships departed from Port Blair around 3:15 am and have reached Havelock to ferry tourists back to Port Blair. Their highest consideration is safety of the tourists.

    All normal ferry services across the islands have been cancelled with immediate affect.

    The tourists will face problems if the weather continues to remain rough as even the food supply is limited in Havelock. The tourists have been instructed to stay indoors till the storm passes away or weather improves.

    Port Blair is the capital of Andaman and has an airport and better connectivity compared to other Islands.

    Andaman and Nicobar is a Tri Services Command with all three forces having a station base - Army, Navy and Air Force. In addition, there is coast guard too and there is no shortage of resources in Port Blair.

    It takes between two to four hours of sailing time from Havelock to Port Blair.

    Key factors to see here is how quickly tourists can make it to the naval ships and state of sea roughness which will decide how soon can they be brought to Port Blair.

    Indian Meteorological Department bulletin issued at 8:30 am today mentioned a 'depression over south east Bay of Bengal' which is moving north westwards and will intensify into a cyclonic storm. This rainfall and severity in the weather can be attributed to this climatic condition.
    http://m.indiatoday.in/story/andama...indian-navy-tourists-evacuation/1/828645.html
     
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    I thought the sheeps lay down to rest, but this ship :(
     
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    Indian Navy evacuates all 2,376 stranded tourists from Andaman
    ANI | Port Blair Dec 10, 2016 09:18 AM IST

    All 2,376 stranded tourists, including several foreign nationals, have been evacuated from Neil and Havelock Islands by Indian security forces and the Union Territory administration.

    An official of the UT disaster department said a fleet of seven ships and six helicopters evacuated all tourists, from the two islands.

    He further said that the Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Union Territory administration in a joint evacuation drive have brought back all stranded tourists to Port Blair from Havelock and Neil islands of the Andaman and Nicobar.

    Twelve foreigners including two Germans, four Spanish and one Israeli national were among the tourists stranded due to cyclonic weather since December 5.

    Lt Governor of the Islands Jagdish Mukhi said there was no untoward incident and no loss of life or property due to the weather conditions.

    Earlier, evacuations began with five naval ships, two coast guard ships and three Indian Air Force choppers kicking into action.

    The evacuations happened two days after the administration of Andaman and Nicobar sought the Indian Navy's help.

    Ships of the Andaman Nicobar Administration and Helicopter of the UT also participated in the evacuation drive, ANI reported.

    Four Indian Navy ships -- INS Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 -- were deployed to undertake evacuation of the stranded tourists.

    The evacuation operations started after weather conditions improved later into Friday evening.

    Heavy rains developing into a flood-like situation, had led to more than a thousand people being stranded for over three days on the islands with no mobile or internet connectivity.

    Havelock Island is the largest chain of Islands and is a famous tourist destination, and is located 40 km from the capital Port Blair.
    http://wap.business-standard.com/ar...ded-tourists-from-andaman-116121000114_1.html
     
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    Sir,
    A small query. Sir a month back news came that Indian Navy would admit aspirants for technical division only through the marks based on that of JEE 2017.

    In this connection , few questions.

    1. What exactly is the Technical Division of Indian Navy and what are its functions?

    2. The advertisement in newspapers says online application has started for 2017 batch and Boards or JEE marks is acceptable , while upcoming forms for 2018 January batch will come in May 2017 and will be exclusively based on JEE MAINS marks. I have to give my boards and mains next year , should I apply now or wait for the May form ? [ I am more confident about JEE Mains ]

    3. Can you explain me how INA would be different than other regular Btech colleges supported by GOI in India ? What are the courses I get at INA and do I have a option of opting for other jobs in private sector after obtaining the degree ?

    I would be thank ful to you for a detailed explanation.

    Thank You again.
    Greetings.
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    IN now hires only B. Techs as officers. We have a scheme in which IN selects students who secure more than 75% marks in 12th standard in PCM. These guys are called for SSB directly and after selection, they are made to undergo training at INA, Azhimala. At the end of third term they are awarded respective branch of IN and all are made to complete B. Tech.
    It is this scheme which has been changed as many guys from UP & Bihar cheat their way to get good marks but are found to be third rate when called for SSB. So IN has now decided to alter the criteria and call only those guys who have appeared for JEE and based on their ranking in JEE, they will be called for direct interview.
     

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