外文标题：Navy: 48 warships under construction, China-Pak maritime ties not a concern
KOLKATA: India is not too concerned with reports of a People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) submarine visiting the Karachi port in May, but is closely monitoring all such movements in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), vice chief of naval staff Vice Admiral P Murugesan said in Kolkata on Tuesday. He also assured that the Indian Navy has enough capability to counter any threat to country's sovereignty.
"A warship from a foreign country docks in another country. Why should this be a matter of concern for India? After all, unlike the armies and air forces, navies of all countries play a diplomatic role as well. Even our warships travel far and dock at ports of friendly nations. However, it is true that we are closely monitoring all such movements in the IOR and taking adequate precautionary measures," Murugesan said at the launch ceremony of three Fast Attack Craft (FAC) at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in the city.
"The Navy has 48 ships under various stages of construction at Indian shipyards. These include an aircraft carrier, submarines and smaller vessels like FACs. No country in this region is capable of building an aircraft carrier on its own. GRSE has made a significant contribution in keeping the Navy supplied. Economic development is crucial for national development and the Navy is striving to protect India's economic interests. At the same time, funds are being allotted for the growth of the Navy in a sustainable manner. After all, naval assets are cost intensive. Ties between China and Pakistan are not a matter of concern for us. We are strong enough to look after India's maritime interest. A single warship visiting a port is not an issue but we do keep on analyzing what may happen in the future," the vice admiral said.
R Jayaraman (Chennai)
Similarly we shall start manufacturing fighter aircrafts also.
Madan Mohan (Mumbai)
Do it silently no need to advertise
Our Navy rocks. But our airforce sucks.. Crack the rafale deal and build that tejas engine soon man
BRIJ LAL KHANNA (Unknown)
A good news ! What we wish to emphasize that (a) fixed time frame for the delivery of these 48 Naval crafts, (b) There should no dearth of funding (c) No compromise with quality (d) equipped with latest technology both in regard to its sea worthiness and arms delivery system with equally powerful effective radar capability. Wish you all success: INDIAN NAVY.
Kaushik Ray (Yerevan)
Our shipyards are doing a great job. But please hasten the delivery of the submarines.
Seraj Ahmed (Praha, Czech Republic)
Shouldn't be declare number of warship is built on
what is DRDO doing. Why our technology is far behind. Crores of Rupees are pumped into research but no outcome. China has developed its technology to the the extent that it is challenging even USA. People in India are sitting as scientist enjoying all benefits taking huge salary and facilities but where is outcome. They should be accountable. Any project for development these people take years and by that time the technology becomes absolute. Adding to this our politics and bureaucracy are big brakes.
Pradeep Rai (India)
48 warships will be ready in how many years?
rakesh A (Hyd)
China and Porkis are after India, we know it. But we also need to believe that the people at the helm in Govt right now, MODI, PARRIKAR, RAJNATH and DOVAL are good enough to handle this.
Great news.. We are progressing fast. Things are getting on track.