Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Submarines

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”.

Modi government asks global warship makers to build new submarines worth $6.6 billion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration approached France, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Russia to submit proposals to build six submarines in India.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.