Indigenous aircraft carrier to be launched in August
Indian Navy's indigenously-built aircraft carrier would be launched on August 12 this year, while INS Vikramaditya (purchased from Russia) will arrive before the end of 2013
"INS Vikramaditya is going to be a reality, as promised the ship would be delivered before the end of this year," Antony told reporters after the commissioning of fighter aircraft MiG29K into Navy at INS Hansa here.
"While on one side Vikramaditya is coming this year, on August 12 we are going to launch indigenous aircraft carrier at Cochin," he said, without elaborating further.
Asserting that the country was giving a thrust to modernisation of defence forces, Antony said, "Navy modernisation is one area where we are going fast-paced now.
"Almost all the navies of important countries want close cooperation with the Indian Navy," he said, adding that "Indian Navy is well-prepared, most modern and (one of) the most capable navies of the world.
"(Over) Last many years, there has been well-planned induction wherein we are replacing old platforms and adding new ones," he said.
If the alliance with Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Burma, taiwan works, Indian Navy will play a crucial role in the regional power balance
Do you guys think if we don't recieve Vikaramditya we are really prepared imo we are not even with vikaramditya we gotta way to go
IN won't be up-to make before 2022
2017. When they say launch in August this year, its actually sea trials NOT full operation - confusing!
I am talking about the complete operational efficiency of the IN not a particular ship.
Stealth frigate 'INS Trikand' joins Indian Navy
INS Trikand, the last of the three ''Follow On Talwar Class'' frigates built in the Russian Federation, was commissioned into the Indian Navy today at Kaliningrad, Russia by Vice Admiral R K Dhowan, the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy
印海军在俄罗斯联邦建造的三艘“塔尔瓦”级护卫舰中的最后一艘“特里坎德”号，今天在加里宁格勒正式进入印海军服役。俄军海军中将R K Dhowan，海军副参谋长，印度海军共同出席仪式。
The commissioning of INS Trikand marks the culmination of a three ship contract for ''Follow On Talwar Class'' ships built in Russia, and is a milestone in the Indo-Russian military-technological cooperation.
INS Trikand's sister ships INS Teg and INS Tarkash were commissioned last year and are now undertaking operations as part of the Western Fleet. The keel of INS Trikand was laid on 11 June 2008 and the ship was launched on 25 May 2011.
Extensive acceptance trials were conducted in the Baltic Sea in April and May 2013.
so we will have 16 stealth frigate in few years.. how much effect they have in Blue Navy arena?
19, not 16.
3 x P-17 (all inducted)
9 x Talwar-class (6 inducted, additional 3 confirmed for purchase)
7 x P-17A (Shivalik follow-on vessels)
I didn't know we are purchasing 3 more by the way which is better in destroyer and frigate... never been able to understand this
It is confirmed that IN is vying for 3 more Talwar-type frigates as the 3rd batch (1st & 2nd batches delivered).
The contract however is to be signed only in 2014.
Destroyer are supposed to be bigger & more powerful than Frigates. In any carrier-escorting duty,
a destroyer with it's larger capacity of SAMs or ASCMs is more effective that frigate. However frigates are more flexible and hence are more useful in other type of near-coast roles. Although they also form part of a carrier's escort package at all times.
okk so to be good brown navy and save costral area we need frigates mainly.... and for blue navy and open sea we need destroyers.. how many we have and purchasing( saw them on wiki but don't believe time so if you can tell..........)
Actually i wanna see some Guided Missile battle cruisers in the IN inventory
We don't need those.
The 3 x P-15A and 4 x P-15B will be all that IN requires in the next decade at the bigger end of the surface fleet. What we should really pay attention to, are the small littoral combat vessels/corvettes like VISBY.
In the Indian Ocean geography, which is dotted with many islands, these small ships make a bigger difference than DDGs. Especially along the Malacca Strait.
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At least there weren't "too much delays" (Delivered more than 1 year later - Scheduled delivery date was in April 2012).
2nd largest weapon exporter must be held accountable & fined for delays. So a new contract for three additional frigates will also be signed soon.
Damn !!! its a fcuking big frigate