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Tanzania: How India Has Built a Modern, Reliable Navy

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  1. Veer

    Veer 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Tanzania: How India Has Built a Modern, Reliable Navy

    Khairoon Abbas

    Visiting the Indian warships is quite an unforgettable experience. These ships are larger than life, and one visit does not suffice.

    As you walk through the corridors, passing helicopters and machinery, it may seem like you are transported into a war period. Over the last few decades, India has made some substantial advances in designing and building warships indigenously. The four warships in Tanzania today are a true testimony to these capabilities. INS Mysore, INS Ganga and INS Aditya have been designed by the design bureau of the Indian Navy and constructed at Indian shipyards.

    INS Mysore is a modern destroyer built in Mumbai; INS Ganga is a guided missile frigate built in Mumbai; INS Aditya is a fast combat logistic ship built in Kolkata and INS Tabar is a frigate fully designed by the Indian Navy and built in Russia. Destroyer INS Mysore and the frigates INS Tabar and Ganga, are both equipped with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors.

    INS Mysore

    As a modern destroyer, the ship is equipped with an impressive array of weapons, sensors, equipment and machinery, all of which are able to neutralize any threat at sea in all dimensions of warfare. Powered by four gas turbines, the ship is equipped with missiles, guns, torpedoes, anti-submarine rockets, sensor packages and electronic warfare equipment, along with two helicopters and force multipliers. The ship is capable of surviving and operating in an area of nuclear, biological and chemical environment.

    INS Tabar

    As one of the very latest in the inventory of the Indian Navy, INS Tabar, comprises of anti-ship and anti-submarine torpedoes and a 100mm caliber gun for offshore and onshore/inland targets. The ship's defensive capability consists of an automated high caliber gun mount, a 12-barrel anti-submarine rocket launcher and a range of soft kill measures.

    INS Ganga

    The INS Ganga is a multi-functional ship, which has the ability to carry numerous helicopters, thereby extending far into the waters. The ship has a sophistical Anti-Missile Defence and anti-ship missiles.

    INS Aditya

    Powered by two diesel engines, this ship can carry more than 10,000 tonnes of fuel, solid cargo and water. INS Aditya is also known for undertaking Underway Replenishment with other ships of all class, including the aircraft carrier and helicopters. The ship participated in numerous international joint exercises, key amongst which have been with the Australian, French, Japanese, British and American navies.

    allAfrica.com: Tanzania: How India Has Built a Modern, Reliable Navy


    Its the PR and goodwill we are getting due to the right initiative to send our warships on Africa. These warships will also visit Brazil for military exercise.

    We should have more of it not only in natural resources rich, strategic Africa and Latin America but also in Europe they will get impress by our large navy and modern capabilities apart from image change they will see us as partner and counter to china.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    well its no wrong to claim Indian navy is definitely 1 of the most advanced in the world with a huge warfare capacity only exceeded by Japan in Asia,though it does not have even half the number of ships China posses but in terms of pure quality it fairly exceeds the,well its really a blue water navy with definitely a reliable capacity
     
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    As Stalin said and China will agree, "Quantity has its own quality". Regardless of how modern Indian warships are, just the sheer number of Chinese warships is more than enough for them. We still need 10 to 15 more years to atleast be able to match the PLAN. The only terms in which we are ahead of China is the aircraft carriers, with 1 in service and 3 planned and the aircraft that will fly from their decks (MiG 29Ks and NMRCA).
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I think we should stick to Power projection towards the west(Africa,S.America etc....) and leave the South china sea alone.
    At the same time thwarting any attempt by the PLAN to Project power in our Back yard
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    definitly agreed with that,and by the way i dont think we r going to match their numbers in the next 5 yr,why i always believe IN will get its hand on the face of PLAN is because any upcoming confrontation is stated to happen in IOR where we have absolute command
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The Andaman 's air bases will be China's biggest threat even bigger than our Aircraft carrier.
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The only thing which we lack is Submarine......we need more than 15 submarines......and that too very urgently......
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Yes atack subs are more in need when compared to the subs like Arihant.
     
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    as far as I think we will atleast require 3 SSBN's to provide a credible deterrence from sea,but Indian Navy had gone 1 step ahead they had planned 3 more SSBN's

    well India is very much focused on attack subs,of the 6 scorpenes we r inducting 3 r SSI and the rest SS,with a follow on order of 7 subs which will b loaded with brahmos,moreover the new tender issued by India also have more SSI in mind

    INS chakra is on the way with possible 1 more Russian SSN in the very near future,and the stunner,if the rumor's r to b belived India is also planning a big number of SSN's also to produce indegeneously, some were around 10

    India is definitely spending a big amount on its submarine fleet
     
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    Since China has a lot of Nuke subs we should focus on quieter diesel subs(in large numbers) complemented with a lesser number of Nuke subs.
    What do you think the Ratio of diesel to Nuke subs should be??
     
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