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We must have capability for naval presence in S Asia
[Deepika, 14 October 2003]


India need not have a permanent naval presence in South Asian seas but must have the necessary capability -- a 200-ship navy, built around three aircraft carriers and adequate number of surface combatant and support ships, the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Madhvendra Singh said. Observing that the future trend in warfare was 'power projection on the land from the sea' he said the recent US campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq had ably demonstrated the increasing importance of the navy, which has the major benefit of not requiring access. ''All the American airpower was brought in from the sea-based carriers, the 'Tomohawks' were launched from the ships and that is where the troops came from,'' Admiral Singh said on the sidelines of an official conference here.

Pointing out that the refusal of Turkey and Saudi Arabia to allow the US-led forces bases, access and over flight facilities respectively had hampered US plans, he stressed that the navy has perfect freedom of action, requiring none of these."That is the whole beauty of the navy, that it needs no access or over flight permission or base facilities, which cannot be guaranteed in times of war," the Navy Chief said. The blue-water Indian Navy does not require a permanent presence in South Asian seas, but must possess the capability to have such a presence, he said, adding that this necessitated the fleet having a 'flexible' and 'versatile' force structure and adequate number.

"We need at least a 200 ship navy, with three aircraft carriers as a back bone and an adequate number of surface ships with minimum of 20 frigates and destroyers each," Admiral Singh said, adding that apart from these, they must have sufficient number of other support and auxiliary ships like anti-submarine corvettes, missile corvettes, Off-shore Patrol Vehicles (OPVs), troop landing ships, tankers and mine sweepers, among others. Stressing on efficient communications, the Navy Chief said though all the ships of the Indian Navy have 'real-time' communication links, the defence forces required to have a few dedicated satellites for their own use. "The Armed Forces are working on this," he added.

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Two Indian Navy ships due on training mission
[Times of Oman, 22 Oct 2003


MUSCAT — The first training squadron of the Indian Navy on the naval ships Tir and Krishna will be arriving here on October 23rd. Captain P. E. Vanhaltren is the senior officer of the first training squadron and commanding officer INS Tir, while Captain K. G. Viswanathan is the commanding officer of INS Krishna. The training squadron undertakes basic sea training for the officer cadets of the Indian Navy. Each batch of cadets is training on board for 24 weeks. A few countries have also sent their officers for training on board with the first training squadron.

The squadron is equipped with modern navigational aids, communication systems, ultra modern training aids, good classrooms, chart houses, reference libraries, multimedia training kit, indoor gymnasium, sailboats, wind surf boards, etc., which cater for the all round development of a sea cadet. A team of dedicated personnel is on board to impart the necessary practical and theoretical knowledge to the cadets. The INS Tir, the senior ship of squadron, was indigenously designed and built for the Indian Navy. The squadron also comprises of a third ship INS Taragini, which is a sail training ship. Presently this ship is on a circumnavigation voyage around the world.

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Kochi to acquire retired warship
[Rediff.Com, 23 October 2003]


An Indian ship that wrought havoc on the Pakistan Navy during the 1971 war will soon be a tourist attraction in God's Own Country. The Kerala government and navy plan to station the Chatak, decommissioned this year, off Marine Drive in Kochi. The Chatak was part of the Osa-II Class missile boats, which were called 'Killers'. "We have inspected the ship and we are very impressed by it. We believe it will be a great tourist attraction if we station it here, either in the backwaters or on land. The deal will be finalised soon," Greater Cochin Development Authority chairman Antony Isaac said. "Many domestic tourists who visit Kochi will be eager to see the ship because it was involved in several heroic battles, especially with Pakistan," he added.

The navy has offered the battleship for free. But since it will require money to take it to its new berthing site and maintain it, the GCDA plans to invite private participation in the venture. Initially, the Southern Naval Command wanted to put up the Chatak on display at its base itself. But since that meant dealing with tourists on its premises, the command decided to gift it. "We are happy the GCDA has come forward to acquire it," a navy spokesperson said. Several decommissioned navy ships have already proved to be good tourist attractions. Mumbai hosts the aircraft carrier Vikrant and the missile boat Prabal (at Esselworld). The Kursura, another decommissioned submarine, is a major attraction at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Navy ships visit Malaysian port
[Xinhuanet, 28 October 2003]


KUALA LUMPUR -- A destroyer and missile corvette from the Indian Navy arrived Tuesday at Port Klang, 40 KM west of here, for a three-day goodwill visit. The two vessels, INS Rana and INS Kirch, docked at the Star Cruise Terminal at West Port of Port Klang, Malaysia National News Agency reported. The High Commission of India said in a statement that the visitwas part of Indian Navy's goodwill call on ports of friendly countries in the region. Both ships belong to the Eastern Fleet on the Indian Navy. They are the combat arm of the Indian Navy's Eastern Naval Command, headquartered in Vishakapatnam. The statement said the two ships had a crew of more than 600 officers and men.

INS Rana is a modified Kashin Class Destroyer, commissioned in February 1982, and is equipped with weapons and sensors to provide all round point and area defense capability. The ship can meet all challenges and threats from the air, surface and underwater. It is fully geared to face any nuclear, biological and chemical threat at sea. INS Kirch is the second ship of the Kora Class Missile Corvettes. It was commissioned in January 2001 and built by Mazagon Dock Ltd, Mumbai. During their stay here, officers of the Indian Navy would be interacting with their Malaysia's counterparts in the Royal Malaysian Navy, the statement added. "The visit of the Indian naval ships will serve as an importantstep in the direction of establishing beneficial mutual relations between the two armed forces," it said.

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