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INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier

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    Cochin Shipyard Limited Successfully Re-fits Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya


    The Cochin Shipyard Limited dispelled doubts that CSL could repair the largest Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, when on 5th November, 2016 the refit was completed a month ahead of schedule. This aircraft carrier was purchased from Russia and commissioned into the naval fleet in 2014.

    Shri Rajesh Gopalakrishnan, General Manager (Ship Repair Division) at CSL said “Till INS Vikramaditya docked in Cochin Shipyard and water was pumped out of the dock and we had her sitting safely, there was a real concern on whether India could do it”.

    INS Vikramaditya is one of the biggest ships owned by India and ever to have docked in India till date. In September, the Indian Navy, one of CSL’s biggest client, decided to dry-dock the carrier attached to its Karwar Naval Base at CSL for repairs on a contracted schedule of 70 days. It was clearly an opportunity for CSL to prove that India had the infrastructure as well as expertise for the task. This will also ensure readiness and preparedness with an indigenous capability in case of an emergency, without having to face the embarrassment of sending the ship outside the country for repairs.

    To lay the concerns to rest, CSL tasked IIT Chennai to undertake a detailed dock floor strength analysis to prove that CSL dock indeed had the capacity to accommodate loads of this nature. The design of the dock blocks was done in-house thereafter by CSL to seat the Carrier in the dry-dock. Ultimately, CSL got the opportunity to demonstrate its capability to dock and repair INS Vikramaditya.

    But, there was considerable planning & preparation to be done at CSL to accommodate the ship. This involved administrative, logistic and technical arrangements of a large magnitude. For one, INS Vikramaditya needed specially designed dock blocks made of plenty of hard as well as soft wood on which she could sit. (Shipyards typically go for a combination of concrete and wood to dry dock ships for repairs. But, in this case, plenty of “wholly wood” blocks were also used to address the loading concerns.) Another major cause for apprehension was whether this ship with higher draft would be able to clear the dry-dock sill without its propeller getting damaged, especially with the available water levels and tidal conditions in Kochi.

    Then, there was water depth issue to tackle. The carrier needed higher water depth to enter the Kochi harbour. The entire outer channel, Ernakulam channel and harbour area, including dock mouth and berths at CSL were dredged to a depth of close to 14 Mtr.

    While CSL was undertaking preparatory activities to enable the ship to dock, INS Vikramaditya had to berth at the ICTT Terminal nearby with a depth of 14.5 Mtr. This was to facilitate the ship to propel into Kochi on her own power.

    The work package was contracted and scheduled for 70 days but certain operational requirements demanded significant compression of the time-frame and the ship was un-docked and taken out of the yard in 42 days.

    Accolades have been pouring in for CSL from various quarters including the Indian Navy complimenting “CSL for working whole-heartedly 24X7 and for proving that not only is the dock fully suitable but also that that commitment and capability of Indians is second to none.”.

    “It was all about human endeavour, team spirit, passion, nation building and Indian pride. CSL literally moved heaven and earth and burnt the midnight oil to complete the task entrusted to us by the Indian Navy and that too way ahead of schedule,” says a gleaming Madhu S Nair, the Chairman & Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Limited.

    Incidentally, all three aircraft carriers of the Indian Navy were in and around CSL for around a month during this period. First, INS Viraat, came into CSL for a short refit before its de-commissioning (which is understood is planned for early 2017). INS Vikramaditya, originally expected for refit at CSL in October 2016, was dry-docked in September 2016. It was virtually a touch and go situation for CSL as INS Vikramaditya came in close on the heels of INS Viraat. INS Viraat, was still berthed at Kochi when INS Vikramaditya came in to dry-dock at CSL. All this while, the third carrier, INS Vikrant, Indian’s First Ingenuously built Aircraft Carrier was under construction at CSL, resulting in a situation where all the three aircraft carriers were in Cochin. The whole effort and its tremendous success augers well not only for India’s most dynamic shipyard, the Cochin Shipyard Limited, but also for the nation as a whole.

    http://www.khabarindia.in/cochin-sh...ly-re-fits-aircraft-carrier-ins-vikramaditya/
     
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    The most detailed article on the said topic I read so far. Good find and thanks for sharing.

    Good Day!
     
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    I remember driving to watch all 3 of them.... but wiki was on dry dock.... let me see if u could see her today... she is out definitely...


     
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    Vikramaditya at it's home base in Karwar, Karnataka -

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    BREAKING NEWS!! THE MUCH AWAITED FIREPOWER TO MAKE VICKY SELF SUFFICIENT IS BEING ADDED! AND GUESS WHAT, THE FIREPOWER BELONGS TO SBI :yahoo::facepalm:

    http://idrw.org/ins-vikramaditya-to-become-first-ever-warship-with-atm-onboard/

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    Indian Navy’s only operational aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya will soon to have an ATM onboard. Country’s largest Public Sector Bank State Bank of India to launch ATM facility onboard this warship on Saturday. Vikramaditya will be the first ever warship to have such facility. ATM would be operating through satellite link. According to Capt DK Sharma, Spokesperson of the Indian Navy, INS Vikramaditya is based in Karwar(Karnataka), where town is quiet far from the jetty. Topopography of the area is so that the sailors colony, jetty and town are on three different axis.Every time Navy personnel deployed onboard Vikramaditya had to travel atleast 4-5 Km for accessing ATM facilities in the small satellite town of Karvar. Therefore the need was felt that an ATM should be opened onboard warship to save time and resources. Indian Navy approached India’s largest bank SBI to provide ATM facility onboard country’s biggest ship and they agreed. The ATM would be operating through a satellite communication link and facility would be inaugurated on Saturday in Karwar. Russia built INS Vikramaditya was commissioned in Indian Navy in November 2013. With over 1,600 personnel on board, Vikramaditya is literally a ‘Floating City’.Associated with this large population is a mammoth logistics requirement and cash is one of such which need to be catered, adds Capt Sharma. According to Navy Officials, nearly a lakh of eggs, 20,000 litres of milk and 16 tonnes of rice get consumed onboard this city of steel every month. The ship is designed for long sailings. With her complete stock of provisions, the ship is capable of sustaining herself at sea for a period of about 45 days. India’s biggest warship has an overall length of about 284 meters and a maximum beam of about 60 meters, stretching as much as three football fields put together. Standing about 20 storeys tall from keel to the highest point, the sheer sight of this 44,500 tonnes mega structure of steel is awe inspiring. The ship has a total of 22 decks.
     
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    Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya carries out successful maiden firing of Surface-to-Air missile.

     
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    Indian Navy fires surface-to-air missile from INS Vikramaditya
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    The maiden trial firing of newly installed surface-to-air missile (SAM) system from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
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    • The Indian Navy this week successfully conducted the maiden trial firing of newly installed surface-to-air missile (SAM) system from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
    • During the firing carried out in the Arabian Sea, the missile was fired against a live low flying high speed target, the official statement said.
    NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy this week successfully conducted the maiden trial firing of newly installed surface-to-air missile (SAM) system from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, an official statement said on Friday.

    "During the firing carried out in the Arabian Sea, the missile was fired against a live low flying high speed target. The target was successfully engaged and destroyed," the statement said.
    The test was carried out on Wednesday, as part of the Operational Readiness Inspection of the Western Fleet by Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Girish Luthra.

    "The missile marks a significant milestone in providing air interception and defence capabilities, thus enhancing operational capabilities of the Navy's aircraft carrier and the fleet," the statement added.
    http://m.timesofindia.com/india/ind...rom-ins-vikramaditya/articleshow/57816446.cms
     
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    Maiden trial firing of Surface-to-Air missile launched from INS Vikramaditya conducted successfully

    The missile resembles a significant achievement in providing Air Interception and Defence capabilities, which in return upgrades the Navy's aircraft carrier and the fleet's operational capabilities.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...-vikramaditya-conducted-successfully-4584169/

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    Indian Navy successfully launched the first trial of the recently installed Surface-to-Air missile system from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. (Source: ANI)

    The Indian Navy on Wednesday, successfully launched the first trial of the recently installed Surface-to-Air missile system from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. The firing was conducted in the Arabian Sea. The test was carried against a live low flying high speed target. The missile successfully engaged with the target and destroyed it.


    The firing was carried as part of the Operational Readiness Inspection of the Western Fleet by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, from 21 to 23 March. The missile resembles a significant achievement in providing Air Interception and Defence capabilities, upgrading the strength of the Navy’s aircraft carrier and the fleet’s operational capabilities.



    @nair @PARIKRAMA @AbRaj

    90-yr-old Dal it man burnt alive for trying to enter temple in UP

    A 90-year-old Dal it man died after he was brutally attacked with an axe and set on fire for trying to enter a temple at Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday.

    The victim, identified as Chimma, had gone to the Maidani Baba temple with his wife, son Durjan and brother on Wednesday evening. He was stopped from entering the temple by a man named Sanjay Tiwari.

    When Chimma did not relent, Tiwari allegedly attacked him with an axe and then set him on fire.

    The incident took place in the presence of several other worshippers in Bilgaon, a village on the boundary between Hamirpur and Jalaun districts located 140km from Kanpur.

    Police said Tiwari had been arrested after he was nabbed by other people present in the area. They said he was drunk at the time of the incident.

    An eyewitness said Tiwari had asked Chimma and several others not to enter the temple but they refused.

    He said Tiwari became furious and attacked the Dal it man with an axe. While Chimma’s wife screamed for help, Tiwari doused the elderly man with kerosene and set him afire, the eyewitness said.


    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...emple-in-up/story-oZTmIGHAhck4jLi7lB4mMO.html

    Already posted in INS Vikramaditya stick thread @Levina @Hellfire please merge.
     
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    Naval Air: Indian Carriers Forced To Go Naked

    February 13, 2017: In early 2017 the Indian Navy issued a request for foreign suppliers to bid on a $15 billion contract to supply 57 jet fighter-bombers capable of operating from an aircraft carrier. This comes after a late 2016 announcement by the navy that India’s locally designed and built LCA (Light Combat Aircraft or "Tejas") jet fighter was unsuitable for use on Indian aircraft carriers. The navy mentioned the LCA being overweight and, well, simply not suitable. With some encouragement from the government the navy amended its decision to include the possibility that 46 of the LCA Mk2 (due in 2025) might be ordered if the empty weight could be reduced 15 percent (from 6.6 tons to 5.6 tons). Currently the max weight is 13.5 tons and armament is one twin barrel 23mm autocannon and up to 3.5 tons of missiles and bombs. Internal fuel is 2.5 tons and that can be increased by at least 40 percent via drop tanks. Many in the navy don’t believe LCA will survive until 2025 and the government seems to concur and authorized the navy to seek a suitable carrier aircraft abroad.

    Actually the Indian navy already has a foreign built carrier jet but is seeking other suppliers. The Indian Navy bought Russian 16 MiG-29K jets for their new aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya (a rebuilt Russian Cold War era carrier.) The Indians were not happy with the performance of the Russian work on the Vikramaditya or the MiG-29K although technically the MiG-29K could compete for the new contract. India ordered the MiG-29Ks a decade ago, received them by 2009 and began using them on the Vikramaditya in 2012. There have been problems and disappointments.

    The same could be said with the way India buys foreign weapons. What is going on here? It is all about the infamous Indian procurement bureaucracy. That includes the problem with the procurement bureaucracy being so inefficient that even when the military gets the money to buy some foreign system it can take a decade of more for the bureaucrats to make it happen.

    With Indian made weapons there is also corruption and inefficiency in state owned firms. That was the main reason the Indian Air Force and Navy went public with their pleas for the government not to force them to accept and operate the LCA. Air force commanders point out that the LCA development has been a long list of failures. Moreover the current LCA design is very expensive to maintain and performs poorly in the air. Indian developers and manufacturers have been working on the LCA since the 1980s. The LCA was supposed to be ready for flight testing by 1990. A long list of technical delays put off that first flight until 2001. Corners had to be cut to make this happen. LCA technically entered service in 2015 with the air force, which had less demanding requirements than the navy. The first LCA squadron (20 aircraft) was ordered into service despite the need for essential upgrades that are forthcoming. The air force was not impressed and this first LCA squadron was to be based in the southern tip of India (near Sri Lanka) and far from any likelihood of combat. It will be years, if ever, before India is confident enough in LCA to station any of them on the Pakistani or Chinese border. For all this, by 2012 India only planned to buy 200-300 LCAs, mainly to replace its aging MiG-21s. Now those plans have been cut because of growing resistance from military pilots. Export prospects are dim, given all the competition out there (especially for cheap, second-hand F-16s). The delays have led the air force to look around for a hundred or so new aircraft (or even used F-16s) to fill the gap between elderly MiG-21s falling apart and the arrival of the new LCAs.

    Many foreign suppliers dread the prospect of competing for Indian contracts because if you win you face years of incompetence, delays and the risk of being tainted by the world-class corruption found throughout the Indian government. There is also a monumental indifference among the procurement bureaucrats who seem unconcerned if the military is ill-equipped or, in this case, putting future carriers into service with no aircraft.
     
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    ^^

    Let me guess, is this a non Indian source?

    Lots of India bashing and hyperboles.

    Still you want Indian Monies?
     
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    Strategy page :lol: Yeah, works for morons.
     
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    India's warship refits suffer lack of quality control
    Rajat Pandit
    The lack of “requisite quality control”, “proper planning” and “effective oversight” is also fast coming into focus in the complex arena of warship construction and refits.
    NEW DELHI: India is building a powerful Navy for the future, with as many as 44 warships on order in domestic shipyards at a cost of over 2 lakh crore in a major boost to indigenisation, but huge time and cost overruns have for long plagued the endeavour.

    Now, the lack of "requisite quality control", "proper planning" and "effective oversight" is also fast coming into focus in the complex arena of warship construction and refits. On Friday, Commander Kuntal Wadwa was killed after the valves of the carbon dioxide discharging system "malfunctioned" during trials on the new guided-missile destroyer INS Kolkata, which was to be handed over to the Navy in end-April. Both Mazagon Docks (MDL) and Navy will conduct separate probes into the accident.

    This comes days after two other officers, Lieutenant Commanders Kapish Singh Munwal and Manoranjan Kumar, were killed after inhaling toxic gases due to "a cable fire" on board INS Sindhuratna on February 26, just two months after the 26-year-old submarine underwent an extensive seven-month refit. The mishap prompted Admiral D K Joshi to resign as the Navy chief within hours.

    "The levels of quality control and efficiency are tardy in our defence shipyards and naval dockyards, much like other defence PSUs. Lack of proper infrastructure like paltry dry-docking facilities, timely availability of steel and supply of spares also remain huge problems," admitted a senior official.

    The Navy currently operates 145 warships, which includes 50 "major combatants'' and 14 submarines, apart from aircraft, helicopters and spy drones, but many of them will retire in the coming years. Consequently, the force has charted out long-term plans for induction of four to five new warships every year.

    But the modernisation of the four defence shipyards - MDL (Mumbai), Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (Kolkata), Goa Shipyard (GSL) and Hindustan Shipyard (Vizag) - has lagged far behind what is actually required.

    Consider this: There has been a cost escalation of over 225% in the ongoing Project-15A at MDL to build the three Kolkata-class destroyers. The project was first sanctioned in June 2001, with INS Kolkata slated for delivery in 2008. The cost escalation for construction of four anti-submarine warfare corvettes at GRSE, in turn, stands at 157%.

    MDL is the largest among the four shipyards, with an order book of around Rs 1,00,000 crore, including the Rs 23,562 crore project for six Scorpene submarines and the Rs 41,007 crore one for seven guided-missile destroyers. But the overall capacity of the four shipyards is limited, forcing the government to explore private shipyards as well as public-private partnerships to meet timelines for ship-building.
     
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    Stop polluting every thread with irrelevant posts, you american a hole
     
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    5 Interesting Facts About INS Vikramaditya That Every Indian Must Know
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    1. INS Vikramaditya has one of the mightiest carrier battle group in the world.
    The navy‘s new carrier battle group is centered on Vikramaditya which consists of the modern Kolkata class destroyers, Shivalik and Talwar-class frigates, Kamorta-class anti-submarine warfare corvettes and new tankers. INS Chakra II is expected to fill the sub-surface component. The fine combinations of cutting edge destroyers, frigates, Anti-submarine vessels, corvettes and other vessels make it one of the most powerful carrier battle groups in the South Asia, due to the presence of United States Navy’s 5th fleet.

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    2. NATO Spied on INS Vikramaditya.

    INS Vikramaditya was undergoing it’s sea trials along the Russian coast, still flying a Russian flag, when a Norwegian NATO P-3C surveillance aircraft started ‘buzzing’ the ship, flying overhead and dropping sensor buoys to get a feel for its electronics systems and capabilities. It did not leave until a Russian Navy MiG-29K was summoned from shore to chase it away.

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    Source – common.wikimedia.org
    Senior defence analyst Shiv Aroor was on board when the incident happened. The matter was taken to the diplomatic level, but neither Indian nor NATO officials had any comments. Snooping attempts by both sides of the former Cold War rivals are common, but that an Indian vessel was targeted here is the interesting bit.

    3. INS Vikramaditya has an ATM machine onboard.

    INS Vikramaditya become the first naval vessel of Indian Navy to have an ATM onboard, State Bank of India installed one of a its kind ATM on INS Vikramaditya.

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    Source – ANI
    Captain Krishna Swaminathan, Commanding Officer of INS Vikramaditya quoted, “The ATM machine will add to the variety of other facilities and amenities available to the crew. It will enable personnel of the ship to manage their domestic financial requirements better and “assist them in conducting their money transactions at their own convenience.

    4. INS Vikramaditya, moving township in ocean

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    INS Vikramaditya has over 1600 personnel including 110 officers, INS Vikramaditya, a 45,400 ton ship with the capability to operate 34 aircraft including helicopters can be considered as a full-fledged township by herself.

    5. INS Vikramaditya has automated idli and dosa machine.

    Using technology developed by Mysore’s Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Eskay Enterprises installed six dosa-making machines and three-idli-making machines onboard the Vikramaditya. The machines can churn out 400 dosas and 1,000 idlis per hour.The Navy will be well fed, with the carrier requiring over a lakh of eggs, 20,000 liters of milk and 16 tons of rice every month; allowing her to sustain herself out at sea for about 45 days.
    http://defencelover.in/interesting-facts-ins-vikramaditya/
     
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    Now... I know...Any of this isn't completed...And it's possible a nuclear IAC-3 won't ever be built

    But, A CBG with

    One Nuclear IAC-3 AC with 40-60 Jets and other Air Crafts
    2 Indigenous SSN
    2 P-15 B Destroyers
    2 or More P-17 A Frigates
    Some P-28A Kamorta ASW Corvette
    Replenishment and Support Ships


    This will perhaps be the most lethal CBG after American CBGs

    AFAIK it can be done but one CBG just won't suffice...Given maintenance/availability issues and our large water areas...


    That calls for a lot of Ships and ACs...That...Will take a decade or two....I guess....
     
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