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India plans $50 billion purchase of 101 naval warships

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  1. BlueOval

    BlueOval Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    India is expected to invest nearly $50 billion to strengthen its naval forces over the next 20 years, adding 101 new warships, ranging from destroyers to nuclear submarines, the Indian Express reported.

    "Going by the investment value, India is expected to build sophisticated destroyers, new generation and new radar vessels, nuclear submarines, and amphibious ships," the paper quoted US naval analyst Bob Nugent as saying.

    Nugent said China would likely spend $24 billion to build 113 war vessels, focusing on aircraft carriers, over the same period.

    India's expenditure on warship building could account for as much as 27.8 per cent of the total investment in Asia-Pacific, the paper reported, and spending by India and China naval alone will likely surpass non-NATO and even Russian investments.

    Other major naval investors in Asia-Pacific will include Australia at $14 billion, Indonesia at $7 billion, Taiwan at $16 billion, Pakistan at $2.85 billion and Singapore at $1.74 billion.

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  2. Mr.Ryu

    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Good for India and we should BUILD it at home and invite private parties into defense development, R&D and production at least in huge projects to minimize work load on premier agencies.
     
  3. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    good going navy. we need these ships to increase our force projection capability. China is steadily increasing influence in indian ocean its time we start doing same in international waters close to china.
     
  4. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    I wonder which 101 ships they are talking about. Would be nice to see a list.
     
  5. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    India eyes mega-Navy spend - $50 bn

    India is to invest USD 46.96 billion as part of moves to boost up its naval forces over the next 20 years adding 101 new warships, ranging from sophisticated destroyers to nuclear submarines.

    "Going by the investment value, India is expected to build sophisticated destroyers, new generation and new radar vessels, nuclear submarines, and amphibious ships," Naval analyst Bob Nugent and vice president of the United States-based AMI International, said here today.

    Speaking at a pre-event press conference for the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference to be held here for May 18 to 20, the international expert said that Indian investments in surface and under sea platforms would be double that of China, which was spending USD 23.99 billion to build 113 war vessels.

    While, Indian naval programme would be focused on building nuclear submarines, the Chinese thrust would be on building an aircraft carrier.

    India, he said was looking at building compact hi-speed and hi-tech warships, the analyst said, that Indian shipyards were in the process of completing hi-speed coastal boats to prevent Mumbai type terror attacks from the sea.

    He said, that Indian naval shipyards were already operating its full capacity, raising the risk of ship building programmes running short of local yard space.

    He cited that the first casualty could be India's ambitions to build six French Scorpene submarines, adding that this order could be reduced from six to three due to limited yardspace.

    Maritime experts said, that India's expenditure on warship building could account for as much as 27.8 per cent of the total investment in Asia-Pacific.

    They said, that India and China naval buildup programme would outstrip that of non-NATO and even Russian investments.

    Other major naval investors in Asia-Pacific would include Australia - USD 14 billion, Indonesia - USD 7 billion, Taiwan – USD 16 billion, Pakistan – USD 2.85 billion and Singapore – USD 1.74 billion.

    Backing his confident in the Indian investment on naval ships, he pointed out that India have built and or was in the process of completing 100 coastal boats.

    Nugent stressed that the high dollar investments for each country showed the high-end naval vessels to be built in the coming years though the number of units might be small.

    He said the region was already rated as the world's leading investor in the naval vessels, with 340 units, worth USD 69.1 billion, being built or to be completed over the next three years.

    A further 193 naval vessels, costing USD 71 billion, were planned to be built between 2014 and 2019 in the region, he said. Nugent estimated that the region would build 236 naval vessels, an investment of USD 28.2 billion, in 2020-2030.

    The large scale Asia Pacific investment on the naval ships puts the region in second place behind the United States, which is to invest USD 280 billion on 505 vessels over the next 20 years.

    But Asia Pacific was ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). NATO is to invest USD 153.3 billion on 581 vessels over the same 20 year period, lower than Asia Pacific's combined USD 168.3 billion investment on 769 vessels.

    According to Nugent, there was no regional "Naval Arms Races" unfolding so far, and the investment from each country would depend on the respective economic growths.

    Comparatively, the Caribbean and Latin American region would invest USD 24.8 billion on 292 vessels over the next 20 years, the Middle East and North Africa USD 38.2 billion on 453 vessels, Non-NATO Europe USD 8.8 billion on 61 vessels, Russia USD 22.1 billion on 84 vessels, and Sub-Sahara Africa USD 3.1 billion on 41 vessels

    Global Defence: India eyes mega-Navy spend - $50 bn



    IS there any news about reduction in the no. of scorpene subs?????
     
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  6. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^^^ yes there were reports/rumors but i havent come accross anything through official channels.
     
  7. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Currently Our Navy is Capable of Operating across the Deep water of Indian ocean \

    We Have Ships DePloyed Till Mozambique coast , From East Near Malacca Strait at Andaman [Bay of Bengal Region ] to West at Gulf for Piracy Missions.

    We Have Naval Stations At Seychells , Madagascar , Mauritius and Maldives.

    We will have Operational Joint command Base at Andamans and Lakshadweep Along with A base At ' Karwar '

    But We are Far away from Called ' Blue - Water Navy '

    We Need Atleast Two Operating CBG's

    Three Deployed Carriers - One at West Coast , One At East And One At Indian Ocean Region.

    For Blue water Navy , We Need AC,SSBN and SSN's

    We Have Vikramaditya and Vikrant [IAC 1] coming By 2014, IAC -2 will be Under Construction then.
    We Have Arihant SSBN's under Construction Along with Planned SSN's

    By 2020 , we will Have Potential Blue water Navy , With Operational CBG ....

    Good Future For Our Navy :smitten:
     
  8. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Ok Here's Rough list Tariq -

    * Aircraft Carriers -
    1. INS VIKRAMADITYA
    2. Vikrant class aircraft carriers
    [​IMG]
    i. INS VIKRANT - 40,OOO TON to be commisioned by 2014 Under Construction
    ii. INS VISHAL - 65,OOO TON to be commisioned by 2017 Planned

    * Nuclear Submarines
    1.Arihant Class Submarines - 1 launched [INS ARIHANT ] , 3 under construction , further 4 planned to follow on.
    2.Akula class submarine - 1 commisioned , 1 planned to be commisioned under lease . option for buying this submarines.
    [​IMG]
    3. SSN - 9 Submarines planned , will escort SSBN. Government approval given.

    * SUBMARINES
    1. Project 75 [ scorpene submarines ] - 6 under construction + proposal for 3 more planned.
    [​IMG]
    2. Project 75 I - 6 Submarines planned - RFI released.
    3. Indigenous submarine - 12 planned . Not yet Approved By government.
    4. Midget submarines - 5 planned - RFI Issued.

    * DESTROYERS
    1.Project 15 A [ Kolkata class destroyer ] - 3 under construction.
    2.project 15 B - 4 Planned . approved by MoD. work to begin after completion of 15 A.

    * FRIGATES
    1.Project 17 [ Shivalik class Frigate ] - 1 commisioned , 2 under construction.
    2.Project 17 A - 7 planned . construction to start by 2011.
    3.Talwar class Frigate - 3 commisioned , 2 under sea trials , 1 under construction . total 6.

    * CORVETTES
    1. Project 28 [ Kamorta class Corvette ] - 4 under construction.
    2.Project 28 A [ Kamorta class follow on ] - 8 on order.

    * MINESWEEPER
    1. Osprey class - 2 to be acquired.

    *Mine countermeasure vessels - 2 under constrution.

    * Patrol crafts
    1.Saryu class patrol vessel - 4 under construction.
    2. Offshore Patrol Vessels [ saryu class vessel follow on ] - order for 5 vessels placed. [Pipavav shipyard]

    *Replenishment Ship
    1.Deepak class - 1 commisioned , 1 under construction.

    * Training ship
    1.sudarshini class - 1 under construction.
    2.sail training ship - 1 on order.

    *Survey Vessel - 6 on order.

    * Amphibious Warfare
    1. Landing Platform Dock [LPD] - 4 Planned , approved by Ministry.
    2.Landing Ship Tanks - 14 planned.
     
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