The Indian Navy is planning to increase its capability to 200-ship fleet from the existing 137 ships and submarines under its command by 2027.
According to a maritime capability perspective plan, a certain number of ships have to be built by a particular timeline. "Our aspiration is to become a 200-ship Navy (by 2027)", Vice Chief of Indian Navy Vice Admiral P Murugesan was quoted as saying by PTI today.
The Navy has been at the forefront of indigenisation, and is also in “exploratory talks” with Russia to see if few of them can be built with their collaboration so as to “expedite” the process.
The Navy was in talks for 3 Grigorivich-class frigates, an improved version of the six Talwar-class frigates, which the Navy obtained between 2003-13. He added that when decided, it is going to take place under Make in India," Murugesan said.
Murugesan said that a high-level committee of the Defence Ministry has submitted its report identifying shipyards capable of executing the about 9.4 billion project of building the next six conventional submarines under Project P75I.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) would be issued soon in this regard. He also said that an RFP would also be issued for the procurement of two deep-sea rescue vessels.
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved an INR 16,900 Crore (US $2.6 billion) proposal to acquire an initial 428 air defense guns to replace Swedish-made L-70 and Zu-23mm artillery guns for the Indian Army
Russia can supply 250 modernized Mi-8 transport helicopters to India if requested. “Our capabilities are widely known: we can deliver up to 250 of just the Mi-8 helicopters a year,” Andrey Shibitov, Deputy Head of Russian Helicopters design and manufacturing company was quoted as saying by Ria Novosti last Thursday
India will issue request for proposals (RFP) for Mirage application simulators and 100 micro-light aircraft for the National Cadet Corps (NCC). The Defense Acquisition Council meeting headed by defense minister Manohar Parrikar today made a decision to issue the RFPs
Indian Defense Acquisition Council has approved upgrading of Delhi and Talwar Class warships including weapons and sensors for INR 2990 crores (US $472 million). The Indian Navy is eyeing to increase its capability
Indian Navy along with Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Steel Authority of India (SAIL) have tied up to develop a special grade steel for indigenously designed nuclear powered stealth submarines. “This is an achievement as other exporting nations that produce the special steel were either unwilling or unable to continue selling it to India
Local manufacturing of fighter and reconnaissance aircraft is not on the indigenization agenda of the Indian Navy for the next 15 years. India has a huge requirement of carrier borne fighter aircraft as it is building its indigenous aircraft carrier and has another bigger carrier on the drawing board besides a steadily growing requirement for maritime surveillance planes
Indian Navys new time bound indigenization plan for 2015-2030 has a list of products ranging from surface-to-air missiles for warships to air independent propulsion system for submarines. The list proposed in the ‘Indian Naval Indigenization Plan 2015-2030′ is divided into three segments that make up a warship- float, move and fight
The Russian government has chosen Pipavav shipyard as their partner for Indias more than $3 billion warship building project. After an evaluation of several Indian shipyards, Russian government has formally informed the Indian defense ministry that it has selected Pipavav as its Indian partner for the project
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