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  1. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    And sir what exactly is the job in Technical Division ? Means service at field [ Seas in this case ] or service at support like at shipyards and docks ?
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Its to maintain engines and weapons and sensors on board ships or air squadrons. The executive branch guys are the operators.
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    If that's the case, then they should accept AIEEE candidates as well, because not everybody writes JEE.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Titagarh Wagons gains on order win from Indian Navy
    SI Reporter | Mumbai Dec 12, 2016 10:31 AM IST

    Titagarh Wagons was up 4% at Rs 119 on the BSE, after the company said it has received an order for construction of two fuel barges for the Indian Navy in its recently added "Ship-building" vertical.

    "The company has been accredited with registration by the Ministry of Defence (Navy), Directorate of Ship Production for undertaking construction of "Non-Weapon Platforms upto 120 m length" and "All types of Yardcraft" vide communication dated December 07, 2016 issued by the said authority," company said in press release.

    The stock hit an intra-day high of Rs 120 on the BSE so far. A combined 1.19 million shares changed hands on the counter on the BSE and NSE till 10:28 am.

    http://wap.business-standard.com/ar...rder-win-from-indian-navy-116121200169_1.html
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Narendra Modi govt puts Indian Navy’s Made in India submarine programme into top gear
    By: Huma Siddiqui | New Delhi | Published: December 15, 2016 1:52 AM
    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% indigenous content on the latest naval platforms in service.
    However, while Indian Navy has achieved large-scale indigenisation in warship building, the same cannot be said for submarine design and construction. According to naval chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, “The aim of the Indian Navy is to indigenously design and construct the submarines with the help of industry, academia and R&D.”
    “Of the 24 submarines which are to be acquired as part of the 30-year submarine building plan of India, six submarines have been ordered on MDL, and the same are being built with the help of transfer of technology from the French company DCNS,” points out defence minister Manohar Parrikar.
    In comparison, India has to still work on its submarine building programme and expand its fleet beyond the planned 24. The underwater platforms built under the aegis of Advanced Technology Vessel Programme (ATVP) achieved indigenisation content of greater than 70% but the P75 India programme has not achieved quantitative indigenisation and is limited to 30%.
    For enhancing its underwater surveillance capability, the Navy recently received four naval systems developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The systems included Abhay—compact hull mounted sonar for shallow water crafts, Humsa UG—upgrade for the Humsa sonar system, NACS —Near-field Acoustic Characterisation System, and AIDSS—Advanced Indigenous Distress Sonar System for submarines. Defence Research and Development Organisation’s National Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory, based in Kochi, has designed the systems.
    Sonar is a technique that uses sound to detect objects under water. Indian Navy and DRDO have been successful in developing several naval systems, which will provide a fillip to the quest for self-reliance in this critical area of technology.
    The Navy has also launched the Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS)—a multi-sensor system capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warnings for all types of surface and underwater threats to Visakhapatnam harbour. Also, the creation of the Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB), induction of Fast Interceptor Crafts (FICs) and commissioning of the IUHDSS are some of the Navy’s initiatives to strengthen security.
    Abhay is an advanced active-cum-passive integrated sonar system designed and developed for the smaller platforms such as shallow water crafts and coastal surveillance/patrol vessels. Designed using the latest technology in hardware architecture and advanced signal processing algorithms, the sonar is capable of detecting, localising, classifying and tracking sub-surface and surface targets in both its active and passive modes of operation.
    The prototype of Abhay installed on board a nominated naval platform has successfully completed all user evaluation trials to demonstrate the features as per the Naval Staff Qualification Requirements. This system is proposed to be installed on seven ships of three different classes of ships.

    http://www.financialexpress.com/ind...dia-submarine-programme-into-top-gear/474660/
     
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    R!CK 2nd Lieutant Technical Analyst

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    Nothing new. He read the newspaper a ted bit late.

    http://indiandefence.com/threads/in...ier-to-be-inducted-in-2018.57354/#post-513309

    Good Day!
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    8 More Chetaks ?
    :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    16 Dhruvs each for Coast Guard and Navy is on order.

    Apart from 17 confirmed orders[Minimum at the moment ] from State governments/Home Ministry for Dhruv.
     
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    Abingdonboy Captain Technical Analyst

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    1) The S-70B deal has been in "final stages" for years now according to the IN/MoD
    2) The ALH MK.3 order was made months ago and reported at the time
    3) 57 fighter tender is a repeat of what the IN has already stated yesterday
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Relevance of Aircraft Carriers for the Indian Navy
    By Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd) Published: December 2016


    New Delhi. The age old debate rages on worldwide between strategists of both blocks, the ayes and naysayers, on the relevance of the aircraft carriers with respect to their combat power vs. vulnerability. This has undergone periodic pendulous harmonics. Whether it is the US, Russia, United Kingdom and now China apart from India, the debate is identical. Even in countries with fewer maritime ambitions, such as Italy, Brazil, Spain and Thailand, this debate has been used either to acquire or to scuttle the process.

    [​IMG]

    The very famous critique of aircraft carriers John Lehman who articulated all ills of this platform when not part of the US administration, found himself appointed as the Navy Secretary by President Ronald Reagan after an administration change in the US. He, after much briefing on strategy and geopolitical realities, authored the policy of 13-carrier Navy for the US. This policy remains the driving policy document of force structure till date, although a couple of years ago, President Barrack Obama mentioned 11 carriers in his Asia-Pacific Pivot Policy.

    The United Kingdom Navy aircraft carrier force was scuttled completely by none other than the Royal Air Force post demise of the Soviet Union and the Cold War by justifying diminished Soviet threat from long range maritime patrol aircraft. The Strategic Defence Review document outsourced the fleet air defence and strike from seawards role of the Royal Navy to the NATO despite their carriers having proven their worth in the Falklands (Malvinas) conflict with the Argentines in 1982.

    In the post Soviet era, Russia is also attempting to resurrect its naval power as a necessity towards greatness, but has only one aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, deployed in Mediterranean for operations in the ongoing Syria/ Iraq ISIS conflict.

    Emergence of Chinese Naval power

    China, which was not a great maritime player till not so distant past, has literally churned out numerous diesel/electric submarines as also several nuclear powered boats in pursuance of its near sea and apparently larger global ambitions. In a White paper, China had declared in 2015 that it will now be concentrating on far sea Maritime capability, pre-positioning warships – like the way US Navy does.

    Carrier Task Forces are apparently part of such a strategy, although China does not always give details.

    Traditional thinking that land warfare is all important is irrelevant in Beijing today and China has decided to master far Sea Operational ability keeping in consonance with its growing stature in the world. Acquisition of naval bases, Gwadar from Pakistan in the Indian Ocean, is its biggest strategic asset.

    China commissioned its aircraft carrier Liaoning in 2012 and a number of pilots have qualified from her deck by now. Construction of a second carrier is underway and there are reports that work on few more carriers is also in progress.

    It is only matter of time that the Chinese Navy will emerge in the Indian Ocean in a big way with two naval bases, Djibouti and Gwadar, supporting carrier and submarine operations.

    The recent agreement between China and Malaysia to develop the port of Malacca will lead to the Chinese Navy having major operational presence in all three critical choke points in the Indian Ocean Rim (IOR), i.e., Gulf of Oman (mouth of the Strait of Hormuz), Gulf of Aden (Exit from Red Sea) and Malacca Straits. Its aircraft carrier (s) and submarines will provide capability to block and disrupt adversaries transiting through these crucial sea routes between the Atlantic and Pacific.

    It may be kept in mind that China is building anti aircraft carrier missiles but then its own carriers will also face similar threats. India Supersonic Brahmos cruise missile is a very potent weapon for both attack and counter measures.

    US Naval Power

    The US Navy has dominated the oceans for decades now.

    It has a declared strong presence in the Indian Ocean as well as the Pacific, and it has refused to accept the unilateral annexation of the South China Sea by Beijing.

    The US Navy has 11 aircraft carriers, and this is the number that is likely to stay in the coming years. The potency of the carrier based aircraft is bound to be strengthened by the induction of 5th Generation F 35 aircraft and land-based long range Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) like the General Atomics Predators and Northrop Grumman Global Hawks which can stay over the waters for nearly 30 to 40 hours.

    China will take time to match the US strength but then, given an assertive intent and access to land bases like Gwadar, the Chinese Navy can cause enough of headache to the US and other navies.

    Nonetheless, the election of a new president notwithstanding, the US Navy will continue to dominate the oceans with new generation of warships, submarines, aircraft and high technology assets, cyber disruptions included.

    The US Navy will continue to be the most formidable force to check dominance of the waters by China.

    The Role of Indian Navy

    What does the rise of Chinese Navy and its collaboration with the Pakistani Navy mean for the Indian Ocean countries, particularly India?

    The Indian Navy’s procurements have remained stymied by complicated procedures and internal roadblocks of the Finance and Defence ministries where many have shown lack of strategic foresight. Fortunately, with the present political dispensation, there has been a welcome change and, in a recent seminar on submarines, the Indian Defence Minister has at least called for a larger number of underwater boats than earlier planned.

    With that mindset, the direction towards aircraft carriers should also be positive.

    Notably, a Carrier Strike Group remains the fastest means of deployment of forces whether it is in a show of force or in support of own land operations as well as for providing security to friendly countries in the IOR.

    As India does not have a policy of overseas basing, a carrier force remains the only suitable alternative for a regional power like India to conduct out of area contingencies. In any case, foreign bases are expensive and difficult to get given the nature of political dimensions.

    That increases the relevance of aircraft carriers.

    With the arrival of the Chinese, their basing rights in Djibouti and Gwadar, Equity holding (likely) in Colombo South port, and Maldives increasingly falling in the Chinese lap and, importantly Pakistan becoming a proxy state of China, IOR maritime scenario has become more uncertain and complex.

    With the de-induction of Sea Harriers and impending decommissioning of the Viraat, INS Vikramaditya is the only aircraft carrier that the Indian Navy has for operations in the entire IOR. There is no doubt that Mig 29 K fighters and Kamov31 helicopters have provided force multiplication to the Indian Navy’s firepower. The AEW capability of the Ka 31 and its data link compatibility with the Mig 29 K/ Vikramaditya combination has added speed to execution of both interception and strike tasks at, and from sea.

    The longer endurance of the Mig 29K permits it to perform dual tasking in the same sortie. With the Indian Air Force’s fighter force just about adequate for tasking in two front air warfare situation, till such time the Rafale gets inducted, Mig 29Ks will provide breathing space to the IAF’s downsized inventory by freeing it from certain maritime roles.

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    But the question is: Is it adequate?

    The Indian Navy has 45 Mig 29Ks, much more than what Vikramaditya can operate. The ship has two carrier borne squadrons, Numbers 300 and 303. A Training Squadron is also in the offing.

    India’s Long Term Perspective Plan envisages at least two operational aircraft carriers at any one time with the third one as hot reserve to substitute during maintenance of either. Therefore, the next two aircraft carriers become an urgent operational necessity,

    The first indigenous aircraft carrier IAC-1 or Vikrant is being built at the Kochi Shipyard. Due out in a couple of years, it will operate both the Mig 29K and the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Navy as and when it becomes a reality some years later.

    Significantly, there are reports that US experts have found Vikrant falling short of meeting operational tasks in her present state of construction. These glitches are bound to occur given that it is the first time an Indian yard is attempting to build an aircraft carrier. Processes of development are always slow and painstaking. These may not produce a carrier of the class of the US, but it will be an Indian aircraft carrier. The next one would be better.

    There is a technological and production engineering process gap of 70 years between the US and India. We hope our shipbuilders learn fast to bridge the gap.

    India has over 50 years of experience in maintaining and operating aircraft carriers and carrier borne aircraft. A very confident return to tail-hook aviation after a VSTOL era of over 33 years bears testimony to Navy’s professionalism.

    Building a carrier strong Navy is the only way forward.

    Vice Admiral Sinha (PVSM AVSM NM & Bar – Gallantry) is a former Naval Aviator. He retired as Commander in Chief of the Western Naval Command.

    http://www.indiastrategic.in/2016/12/08/relevance-of-aircraft-carriers-for-the-indian-navy/
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    He was my CO in INAS-300 and now very dear senior.
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    France is an Indian Ocean country, with La Réunion Isle we have more than 1 Million people in the Indian Ocean and we also have a base at Djibouti. Could be a reason to cooperate with India.
     
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    The first warship it delivered was in 1961. The INS Ajay was then the only indigenously built warship with the Indian Navy. On Monday, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd in Kolkata delivered its 99th warship - the Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) INS Tillanchang - to the Navy. This is a feat no other shipyard in the country has achieved.
    "We plan to deliver our 100th warship in the next 2-3 months. At present, we have 19 ships at our yards at various stages of completion. GRSE is now at its peak level of production. We have also begun preparatory work on the three stealth frigates under the Navy's Project 17A that we have been entrusted with. We plan to lay the keel of the first frigate in 2017 and commence construction in 2018. Delivery will start from 2022-23," Rear Admiral (retd) A K Verma, chairman-cum-managing director, GRSE, said.

    According to Rear Admiral Sandeep Naithani, chief staff officer (technical), Western Naval Command, the INS Tillanchang will be based at Karwar for coastal surveillance in the Arabian Sea. "One of its primary role will be counter-terrorism, apart from anti-piracy and other operations," he said.
    GRSE had delivered 10 WJFACs to the Navy between 2009 and 2011. As these ships performed well, the Navy placed a follow-up order for four more WJFACs with GRSE. These ships were to be improved versions of the 10 ships delivered earlier. The first two ships of this series, INS Tarmugli and INS Tihayu have already joined service. The INS Tillanchang is the third. These ships are extremely manoeuverable and can also move sideways. They are very fast as well and can achieve speeds of over 35 knots. Powered by three marine diesel engines, the ship is armed with a CRN-91 indigenous 30 mm gun. These ships take about two years to complete.
    "This ship is fast and packs a punch. It is ideally suited for operations such as coastal surveillance," said Cdr Adit Patnaik, the commanding officer of the ship. During the day, GRSE also received ISO certification for all its units.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/city/kolk...99th-warship-to-navy/articleshow/56106846.cms
     
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