Indian Navy has been using the Boeing P8I planes since 2013 and now has fleet of nine such planes, three more are on order and deliveries are expected to be done in 2021. Besides this, six additional ones means the fleet goes up to 18 and could be deployed over wider areas and longer periods.
Without an airborne combat platform that is at par with most modern Navies, Indian hopes of being counted as a true blue-water force, remain stymied. The term blue-water defines the ability to carry out operations at sea. Indian Navy has everything — its own satellite, an aircraft carrier, newly added latest submarines besides warships carrying missiles like the BrahMos.
New Delhi to counter an increasingly assertive China at sea and also along the contested 3,488 kms of land borders between the two countries.
India ready to issue a formal tender for a multi-billion dollar project to make six new-generation stealth submarines. A foreign manufacturer will tie-up with an Indian partner to make these under-sea vessels for nearly $ 7 Billion.
India hold key to China’s Malacca Dilemma IDD Bureau Just days after the US Navy carriers, the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan, led their respective strike groups to show China ‘its place’ in the South China Sea and enforced a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific, the US Nimitz had turned west-wards towards the middle east,
Locally made jet, to be ready by 2026, will make up numbers IDD Bureau India is now looking to reduce the number of Multi-Role carrier borne fighters jets it wants to source from foreign manufacturers. The numbers could be cut down from the present demand of 57 jets. According to some estimates, the Indian Navy
IDD Bureau Indian Coast Guard is now a 150 ship force and with 40 more ships at various stages of under construction, making it vital to the Indian maritime infrastructure which has grown since the November 2008 — 26/11 — terror attacks on Mumbai. Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet (meaning alert) and two interceptor
IDD Bureau Continuing to provide cutting edge equipment to its ally India, the US has notified the possible sale of 10 Harpoon missiles and also 16 MK 54 Torpedoes coupled with three MK 54 exercise Torpedoes kits, collectively costing $ 155 Million ( approx Rs 1162 crore) The AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air launched anti-ship
IDD Bureau India’s has finally decided to go ahead with the deal to get 24 of the MH 60R helicopters for $ 2.6 billion ( Rs 18200 crore) from US company Lockheed Martin under the foreign military sales route okayed by the US Administration. The decision was okayed by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS)
IDD explainer IDD Bureau Imagine a scenario, a submarine of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is lurking under the waters either in the Arabian Sea along India’s west coast or in Bay of Bengal which forms the country’s east coast. An Indian Naval warship is within close proximity, its carrying on deck a