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by Aditya G
27 Oct 2020 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

That article from Adm Raja Menon is for keepers. Thanks for sharing. We had an option of 3 scorpenes - I cannot fathom the reason for not exercising it. Whether leak has a real impact or not, I read this as a vote of no-confidence by IN. In comparison P-8I option was exercised without delay. Project...
by Aditya G
25 Oct 2020 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Thread of all ship borne drones in Indian Navy:

https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/sta ... 55456?s=20

Let me know if I missed any
by Aditya G
25 Oct 2020 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 65468

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Review of Indian Coast Guard strength - October 2020 22 - Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) 03 - Pollution Control Vessel (PCV) 46 - Patrol Vessels ------------------ 71 Major ships ------------------ 16 - Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV/Hovercraft) 70 - Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC) ------------------ 86 FICs ...
by Aditya G
23 Oct 2020 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 65468

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Our ports are now protected by an underwater surveillance system. Somewhat like a small SOSUS - these are operated by Navy and not ICG. https://www.insightsonindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IUHDSS.jpg Offshore security is responsibility of Navy and not ICG. This is done through ISV squadrons: h...
by Aditya G
20 Oct 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Another one. https://i.insider.com/5c05bc631a278457ac16bca2?width=1100&format=jpeg&auto=webp In September, Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary, or MEU, embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship Wasp parked LAVs on the flight deck for a ship defense drill in the South China Sea that ...
by Aditya G
20 Oct 2020 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It is an interesting proposition - can mobile military systems be wheeled on to a ship? I think it is possible if the system is recoilless and has guidance to mitigate lack of stability of the ship. For example Egypt has placed Stinger launchers on Mistrals: https://www.navyrecognition.com/images/st...
by Aditya G
15 Oct 2020 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

One of the problematic questions in maritime security of India is "who is responsible" for coastal defence? ICG has a lot of assets on the ground today, compared to 15 years ago. However these are all low-cost low-tech assets. If Pak Navy were to target India's offshore installations using...
by Aditya G
15 Oct 2020 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I'vd been saying for a long time,CG vessels must be designed with naval requirements in mind. Equipped for but not fitted with armament reqd. during hostilities,which can be swiftly added when reqd. Tasks such as mine countermeasures, ASW, harbour/ base,brown water defence apart from regular mariti...
by Aditya G
15 Oct 2020 03:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048180

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I can Navy debate to repeat for the IMRH as well. An interesting pic of IMRH wind tunnel test under the watchful eyes of Wg Cdr Unni Pillai (Retd), Executive Director (Flight Operations-Rotary Wing), HAL. The prog is slowly and steadily picking pace. And, that'd good news on #AFDay2020 . https://twi...
by Aditya G
11 Oct 2020 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Indian Navy has cancelled Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd’s (RNEL) Rs 2,500-crore naval offshore patrol vessels (NPOVs) contract, owing to delay in delivery of the vessels, according to sources aware of the development. https://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/navy-cancels-reliance-naval...
by Aditya G
10 Oct 2020 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Aside from NOPVs even this training ship has got shafted. Saw some pics of Shuchi and Shachi, they are lifeless tubs of metal rusting away. https://www.hindustantimes.com/rf/image_size_960x540/HT/p2/2020/10/09/Pictures/india-defence-coast-guard_a173078a-0a3a-11eb-9735-285f94a4b56e.jpg
by Aditya G
10 Oct 2020 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Indian Navy has cancelled Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd’s (RNEL) Rs 2,500-crore naval offshore patrol vessels (NPOVs) contract, owing to delay in delivery of the vessels, according to sources aware of the development. https://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/navy-cancels-reliance-naval-...
by Aditya G
07 Oct 2020 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405205

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

PN has greatly expanded since ~2000, but especially in last approx 10 years. The expansion is not simply in terms of fleet size, but also the in terms of capabilities and basing. From being restricted to Karachi now they are spread out over 2-3 naval stations. There are a number capabilities such as...
by Aditya G
07 Oct 2020 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 65468

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

At 200 ships ICG is going to be bigger than IN in absolute numbers. The OPV fleet is already larger and modern than IN OPVs. Ofcourse, ICG ships are much simpler/cheaper etc.
by Aditya G
06 Oct 2020 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 65468

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1313380015808024576 JUST IN: 7th @IndiaCoastGuard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Vigraha launched at L&T Shipbuilding Kattupalli today. Last of 7 ships under first such contract to a private shipyard in March 2015. 7 ships in 5 years & 7 months. These ships...
by Aditya G
04 Oct 2020 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 53730

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Sandeep U's article in India Today lays out the end state of the ordnance corporations. 5 companies will be created. https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/indiatoday/images/bodyeditor/202010/OFB-Oct12-2_Mos-x809.jpg?4Mv9CmcxOar58.rTn9yoQ1._OBcRuxLj IMHO once these are created, the next step should be mer...
by Aditya G
04 Oct 2020 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177889

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

tsarkar - nitpick but houses typically are blown up by laying explosives and not by firing in a rocket.
by Aditya G
01 Oct 2020 01:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 65468

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

It has a 40mm L70 mount - and not the usual 30mm CRN-91 turret. Cheap and simple I suppose. Indian Coast Guard ship Kanaklata Barua commissioned at Kolkata. Indian Coast Guard ship Kanaklata Barua, the last in the series of five Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), was commissioned on Wednesday via video con...
by Aditya G
25 Sep 2020 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

amar_p wrote:Aren't we planning to have specialised submarine rescue vessels? I remember seeing something about it some time ago....


02 Diving Support Vessel
by Aditya G
25 Sep 2020 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Latest news Kongsberg Maritime supply four HUGIN AUV survey systems to Garden Reach Shipbuilders in India Sale includes HiPAP 502 high-accuracy acoustic positioning/comms systems to support AUV ops which will be installed on 4 Large Survey vessels currently in build for the IN GRSE CMD Rear Admiral ...
by Aditya G
24 Sep 2020 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Abhay class is rightly seen as a predecessor class for the SWC. From a naming perspective though I wager these are going to be the new Arnala class. From a weapon perspective the class is built around IRL rocket launcher and Triple HWT. However what sets these apart is the use of water jets on t...
by Aditya G
24 Sep 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Whatever happened to the mine sweepers? If I remember right, we were supposed to get some South Korean ones and that contract got cancelled too. There is no clarity on minesweepers. IN has exacting requirements on the hull type for this type of ship, and the only supplier were South Korean ones bef...
by Aditya G
24 Sep 2020 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

#IndianNavy orderbook - all coming in next ~5 (ok 5 -10) years: **Warships** 01 Aircraft CarrierProject-71 Vikrant Class 04 DestroyerProject-15B Vishakapatnam Class 04 FrigateProject 11356 Talwar Class 07 FrigateProject-17A Nilgiri Class 16 Corvette (ASW)ASW SWC --- 32 Total --- **Submarines** 01 SS...
by Aditya G
21 Sep 2020 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Received via Whatsapp ------------------------- *FISHING IN TROUBLED WATERS - A SUBMARINER’S STORY*   .... This particular mission was to snoop around for 30 odd days and we were to go close inshore, submerged as usual, and operate with acute risk and caution. We were to go into the territorial wat...
by Aditya G
21 Sep 2020 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Indra Lanza is a L band 3D radar https://www.indracompany.com/sites/default/files/lanza3d_radar_v19_0.pdf Tata is providing 23 sets to the IN in partnership with Indra over a 10 year span. This has to be the L band set on the P17A and possibly the P15B hulls. Note too that Terma SSR radars will...
by Aditya G
20 Sep 2020 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The only other radar I can think of then is the RAWL-03 - a logical successor to the RAWL on Delhi and Kolkata classes.

https://saab.com/region/india/about-saa ... nce-radar/

No confirmed news of orders though.
by Aditya G
17 Sep 2020 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177889

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

....5.56x30 JVPC is a non starter for anything beyond basic sentry duty, tank crew and helicopter pilots self defence. There is also good potential in law enforcement. Armed cops are equipped with AK variants which is just ridiculous. Even the likes of CISF and DSC can do with a JVPC or Amogh carbi...
by Aditya G
14 Sep 2020 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3821
Views: 740737

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Sir you have dug deep with this comment. We were not prepared for the media/info war at all. My sense is that our plan was not to reveal the strike at all - it was DG-ISPR who started tweeting about the strike at 5:30AM. Perhaps our thought was to strike and not boast about it to keep situ de-escala...
by Aditya G
13 Sep 2020 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3821
Views: 740737

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

It was ROE which allowed the use of First shot by PAF. My point about roe was that the iaf did not have the green light on initiating missile release. The paf therefore managed to fire first. Not because of any subpar equipment of the iaf. Again, the bars mki combo is quite capable in bvr and can o...
by Aditya G
11 Sep 2020 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Kamortas were supposed to have Maitri SAM. The attractive proposition behind this was its compatibility with Revathi radar complex. I cannot say why Maitri did not proceed, but the kinetic element is essentially a MICA missile (expensive). The only shortcut I can see in current circumstances is to u...
by Aditya G
11 Sep 2020 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

An upgrade is being planned (not sure how far it is) for the Delhi Class. The Urans are to be replaced by the BrahMos. Brahmos as a system is relevant for decades to come thanks to speed and/or range. So not worried about the sacrifices we have to make to install it on our ships. Nevertheless, we d...
by Aditya G
10 Sep 2020 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 216883

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Lads,

Project-75I RFP is coming out soon. Just hope that a builders actually make a submission and a selection is made.

There is a good chance of heart attacks the moment the first envelopes are pulled out and quotations read out loud in the committee.... this is likely to be 2 years+ from now.
by Aditya G
10 Sep 2020 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 65468

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

A few more ramblings on ICG vs IN; Off late the IN has been heavily tasked with "mission based deployments" in all corners of the IOR. Without doubt this must be placing strain on men and machinery. The situation is exacerbated by non-delivery of OPVs and CTS. Operational tasks such as Cou...
by Aditya G
10 Sep 2020 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 447
Views: 65468

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Quoting my own post in this thread: ....However,I would like to see the CG trained for more duties such as mine- countermeasures. CG ships could be fitted with clip- on MCM eqpt. to relieve the IN hov the task. Dedicated MCM vessels could also be acquired by the CG along with specialised UUVs for th...
by Aditya G
09 Sep 2020 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

....However,I would like to see the CG trained for more duties such as mine- countermeasures. CG ships could be fitted with clip- on MCM eqpt. to relieve the IN hov the task. Dedicated MCM vessels could also be acquired by the CG along with specialised UUVs for the same. Both the IN and CG operate ...
by Aditya G
08 Sep 2020 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

.... I hope the Coast Guard ships get the Nag missile that will be ideal for their type of missions. Interesting comment. Recently small missiles such as Martlet and Gremlin(?) have come up in foreign navies as a response to swarm attacks or asymmetric attacks such as boats. Do we face such a threa...
by Aditya G
20 Aug 2020 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3821
Views: 740737

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Sir any news on the ASW-SWC and any new projects in pipeline. Zero news on CTS and OPV plans now that Project-21 and ABG CTS are cancelled. (i know this is off track.. please reply in navy thread - thank you :-) ) https://books.google.co.in/books?id=TcuaDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=Liten...
by Aditya G
19 Aug 2020 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Precision ammo fired from naval guns for land attack and air defence seems to be in vogue with both Oto Melara and BAE systems offerings. So far no news from IN though BHEL was selling it in brochures in 76mm offerings. STRALES, Volcano and other systems seem to be a cheap way to add capability to O...
by Aditya G
19 Aug 2020 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766337

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

....I've said before,the 4 amphibs of around 30Kt planned should be rationalised to 3 of larger tonnage with a regular flight deck to operate twin-engined STOBAR aircraft.The 3rd. carrier ambitions already downplayed by the CDS must hold. .... A carrier is also a amphib attack ship or Littoral Stri...

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