Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicSubmarines

Topic: Submarines

India’s submarine plans hit by dwindling fleet as Navy decommissions INS Sindhudhvaj

India is left with just 15 submarines, seven of which are the Russian Kilo class. Project 75 is in doldrums with foreign firms shying away from bidding process.

South Korea test-fires first ballistic missile from submarine

The test comes after US President Biden & President Moon Jae-in ended bilateral missile guidelines in May that had restricted Seoul’s development of missiles to under the range of 800 km.

Defence Ministry issues tender for over Rs 40,000 crore to build 6 submarines domestically

The project under the strategic partnership model will be the first that allows domestic firms to collaborate with foreign players to produce high-end military platforms in India.

Satellite images reveal Pakistan’s new midget submarine, site for joint project with China

The size and location of the midget submarine indicates its covert capability, and increases Pakistan's ability to deploy special forces, potentially along the Indian coast.

MoD clears Rs 43,000 cr project to build 6 submarines while INS Chakra heads back to Russia

Project 75 India is part of India's 30-yr-old submarine building plan that ends in 2030. Under this, India had to build 24 submarines as an effective deterrent against China and Pakistan.

German-built, operated by Indonesia, similar to India’s: What we know of the missing submarine

A HDW Type 209 vessel, it is estimated to have less than 48 hours of oxygen supply left currently. Missing since this week, it is one of 5 submarines Indonesia operates.

India masters AIP propulsion tech that boosts submarine performance, to be fitted on Scorpenes

Other countries to have an Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system include China, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain and Russia.

Submarines, AK 203 rifles — two Make in India projects Modi govt set to push on priority

Tenders for the submarines are expected to be issued ‘soon’ while the Indo-Russian AK 203 rifles could be finalised by October.

7 big-ticket ‘Make in India’ defence projects that have failed to get off the ground

Projects like fighter aircraft for the IAF, submarines and choppers for the Navy and assault rifles for all armed forces have been stuck for years.

After Sweden’s SAAB, now another foreign firm likely to exit Navy’s submarine project

The company had responded to defence ministry's Expression of Interest but now finds the project “completely complicated”.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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