The Indian Navy has decommissioned about more than quarter-century-old ships, INS Agray and INS Matanga, on 27 January in a ceremony at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.
Agray was a Russian-built Project 1241 PE (Pauk II) anti-submarine corvette, which was converted into a patrol vessel and a trials platform for electronic warfare systems after being severely damaged by an onboard explosion in 2004, IHS Jane's 360 reported Monday.
Agray served with the IN for almost 26 years, while Matanga , an ocean-going tug built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders, served for 33 years.
Matanga undertook several roles including towing, salvage operations, coastal deployments, limited submarine rescue operations, external firefighting, and salvaging.
The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, intends to procure approximately 57 Multi-Role Carrier Borne Fighters (MRCBF) for aircraft carriers of the Indian Navy. The MRCBF are intended as day and night capable, all weather multi-role deck based combat aircraft which can be used for Air Defence (AD), Air to Surface Operations, Buddy Refuelling, Reconnaissance, EW missions etc from Indian Navy aircraft carriers, according to the Request for Information published by the ministry Wednesday
The Indian Navy has signed a INR 20 crore (US $2.9 million) contract with Resolve Marine Group to lift the 3850-tonne frigate INS Betwa that tipped over at the Mumbai naval dockyard killing two sailors and injuring 14 others on Decenmber 6 last year
Khanderi, the second of Indian Navys Scorpene class stealth submarine, was ‘launched paving the way for her sea trials. The submarine is expected to be delivered to Navy by the year end
Indian defense ministry has plans to commission vessels hereafter, including first Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari into service provided only when it is ready for operational deployment. However, the ministry is seeking to change the old practice of inducting incomplete warships,
INS Betwa, a P-16A Class frigate has been made upright by the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and the salvage firm, Resolve Marine, specially contracted for the operation. It may be recalled that, the ship which was undergoing major repairs, had keeled on to her side during her undocking on 05 Dec 2016
The Indian Navy has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to procure 11 Submarine version Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS) along with its associated equipment. According to the RFI issued on the 15th of this month, The WECDIS is to be installed on-board submarines of the Indian Navy (IN) and will be one of the means of navigation on-board
The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RFI) to procure Special Operation Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (SORs) from global manufacturers to build independent amphibious group. Indian Navy is considering procurement of 10 Special Operation Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (SORs), for conduct of operations in harbor and at sea
Russia is likely to to pitch an aircraft based on upgraded MiG-29KUB for the Indian Navys carrier based fighter jet procurement program, the RFI for which was issued last month. When asked if Russia is proposing any aircraft for the January 17 RFI, UAC First Vice-President Alexander Tulyakov said, “We have been working in connection with the upgrading of MiG29K, carrier based aircraft
An Expert committee formed by the Indian government has recommended setting up an independent organization outside the ministry of defense to undertake defense procurement. The committee, headed by retired IIM professor Pritam Singh, recommended this measure to overcome the unending problem of delays in defence procurement, unspent budgets, allegations of corruption and botched deals
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