India offers Vietnam credit for military ware

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  1. Yusuf

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    In a first, India has offered a $ 100-million credit line to Vietnam to purchase military equipment. It will be used for purchasing four patrol boats.

    The credit line was agreed upon around the time India once again expressed its resolve to remain involved in oil exploration activity in the Phu Kanh basin of the South China Sea. Vietnam says it is within its rights to invite India to explore for oil in this area. But China claims that this basin is within the “nine dotted line” or its zone of influence. The credit line is likely to be finalised by the time the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam visits India towards the end of the year.

    Vietnam and India have long enjoyed strategic ties that include cooperation in the civil nuclear sector, training slots for Vietnamese military officers and frequent exchange of visits.

    But this is one rare occasion when India is offering a defence-related credit line so far upfield. Usually, near neighbours squarely in India’s zone of direct influence have been the beneficiaries of New Delhi’s credit lines for the defence sector. For example, Mauritius, whose air force and navy have Indian defence hardware, was given credit lines to buy Indian patrol boats and Dhruv helicopters.

    India has wanted to expand its defence ties with Vietnam to military hardware and one of the top- most items on the Vietnamese wish-list is the Brahmos missile, jointly produced with Russia, which, however, has close ties with both Vietnam and China and would not want to antagonise either.

    Sources in the government wanted the credit line to be seen from the context of the overall drive to improve ties with South East Asian nations of which Vietnam’s close ties with India predate the Cold War. There has been a heavy traffic of high level visitors between the two countries that has led to a $ 45-million credit line for a 200-MW hydel project built by BHEL, offer of export of the Param supercomputer and a breakthrough for the Indian corporate sector though its Vietnamese counterparts have struggled.

    The sources pointed out that India was beefing up security ties with all countries beyond its eastern flank as one of the vital components of its Look East policy. India and navies of some South East Asian countries have for long conducted the Milan series of naval exercises. The Indian Navy also conducts coordinated patrols with Thailand and holds joint exercises with Singapore and Japan.

    http://m.thehindu.com/news/national...le4960731.ece/?maneref=http://t.co/PEurhYS4pP
     
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  3. ladder

    ladder Senior Member Senior Member

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    $100 million for 4 patrol boats.

    Most probably they will be GRSE, HSL or CSL designed 50mtr IPV.
     
  4. sesha_maruthi27

    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    A great gesture by INDIA......
     
  5. Abhijeet Dey

    Abhijeet Dey Regular Member

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    India has the capability to export the following list of equipments to friendly countries in the coming future:

    1. Arjun MBT,
    2. 155 mm/45 calibre Artillery gun (OFB, India),
    3. Pinaka Multi barrel rocket launchers
    4. LCA Tejas,
    5. Indigenous Night vision\thermal imaging devices,
    6. ALH Dhruv helicopter,
    7. HAL Rudra attack helicopter,
    8. Radar systems from Bharat Electronics Limited,
    9. Akash anti aircraft missile,
    10. HAL Rustom unmanned combat vehicle

    The problem is we have to consult Russia for export of Brahmos missile.
     
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    They should be given the BRAHMOS !
     
  7. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    Lease some of Prithvis to them. Later on when we retire Prthivis sell them. PRC too has sold M9 and M11 to Pakis.
     
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    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    best way to boost our local shipyards.

    such things can greatly showcase indian patrol boats and other naval products and later on they can be sold to other countries
     
  9. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    GRSE Kolkata : Car Nicobar class Water Jet Fast Attack Craft

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    The Car Nicobar class vessels were designed and built by GRSE. Production of the class was fast-tracked after the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The vessels feature improved habitability with fully air-conditioned modular accommodation, on board reverse osmosis plant for desalination, and a sewage treatment plant.The vessels are each powered by three HamiltonJet HM811 water jets, coupled with MTU 16V 4000 M90 engines, delivering a combined 8160 KW of power. An aluminium super-structure reduces weight and is designed to reduce radar cross-section.

    As patrol vessels, they are lightly armed. They carry various sensors, including the Furuno navigation radar and sonar. Armament on board includes a 30mm CRN-91 automatic cannon with an electronic day-night fire control system of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) origin. The vessels also mount two 12.7mm heavy machine guns (HMG) and multiple medium machine guns, besides carrying shoulder-launched Igla surface-to-air missiles to combat aerial threats.

    The first two vessels commissioned were initially restricted to speeds up to 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph) due to deficiency in the gearboxes, which was later rectified by KPCL. INS Kabra the eighth in the class has a top speed of more than 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph). The improved manoeuvrability and speed allows these vessels to have high-speed interdiction of fast-moving targets.
     
  10. Payeng

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    Really! when did Mauritius had an Air Force and a Navy :fkidding:

    :fkidding:O really! Russia is the most preferred military hardware supplier for Vietnam, by the way K-300P Bastion-P a direct cousin of the Yakhont missile family, a coastal defence system is already serving Vietnamese forces and I dont see any other obstacle for Vietnam to procure the half cousin of Yakhont, the overt propagated :fyeah: BrahMos Missile system considering good relation with both Russia and India with the only barrier I can see is India would prefer to fill its own force before an export of Papa Russian :fyeah: BrahMos system.
     
  11. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Air-Version of PJ-10 for Majority of Su-27 & 30 flankers..

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    Media language, Proper language >

    Mauritius Military branches: National Police Force (includes the paramilitary Special Mobile Force or SMF, and National Coast Guard)
     
  12. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    It is not clear to me from the term "credit line" whether or not VN will eventually repay the $100,000,000.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It appears that the pivot in Asia is getting stronger.

    Abe giving military goods to Philippines and now India!
     
  14. Yusuf

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    Credit means repay.
     
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    L&T fast interceptor craft

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    L&T fast interceptor craft are a series of high-speed interceptor boats being built by L&T Shipyard for the Indian Coast Guard. The ships are intended for patrol and rescue operations in India's Exclusive Economic Zone.

    The interceptor boats are of planing-type, designed by the L&T Marine & Ship Design Division, an in-house facility of Larsen & Toubro Limited. They are 30 metres long with 90 tonnes displacement and can achieve a maximum speed of 40 knots. The interceptor boats has full aluminium-alloy hull for reduced weight and is powered by twin water-jet propulsion systems to enable quick response. The vessels are fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium-range armament. Each vessel is powered by two Caterpillar Marine Power Systems 3516C marine propulsion engines (2525 bkW @ 1800 rpm, ‘D’ Rating) and two C-4.4 auxiliary generator sets (86 eKW @ 1500 rpm). The water-jets for the high-speed interceptor boats are being supplied by MJP Waterjets. Delivery of the water-jets began in 2010 and will continue until 2013. They are also fitted with MARIS ECDIS900 SmartLine Mk10 Flat Panel Computer with radar kit.

    The vessel's crew consists of one officer and eleven personnel and are designed to perform coastal surveillance, search and rescue, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations in close coast and can also operate effectively in shallow water.

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    Cochin fast patrol vessels

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    Cochin fast patrol vessels (FPV) are a series of 20 patrol boats being built by Cochin shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard at its shipyard located at Cochin, Kerala. The ship has been designed by M/s SEDS, Kochi.

    The vessels have a length of 50 m, beam of 7.6 m and draught of 4.65 m have a designed speed of 33 knots. Each vessel is powered by three Tognum supplied 16V 4000 M90 engines with an output of 2,720 kW (3,648 bhp) each and propulsioned by triple Rolls-Royce Kamewa 71S3np water jets. They are also fitted with ZF7600 gearboxes and are controlled by the callosum ship automation system. This enables vessels to operate in shallow waters and offer higher speeds and better maneuverability than conventional propellers. The navigation package is being supplied by Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit which includes VisionMasterâ„¢ Total Watchâ„¢ multi-function displays, electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), autopilot, magnetic compass and the NAVIGAT 3000â„¢ fiber optic gyro-compass.

    The primary role of the vessel include fisheries protection and monitoring, patrol within exclusive economic zone (EEZ), coastal patrol, and anti-smuggling, anti piracy and search and rescue operations. The vessels have a secondary role of providing communication link and escorting convoys during hostilities and war time. As per contract worth INR 1500 crore signed in Delhi on 20 October 2010 between Preethi Sudan, joint secretary in the Defence Ministry and Bejoy Bhaskar, Deputy General Manager, Cochin Shipyard Limited, the first ship is to be delivered within 20 months and one every three months thereafter. The vessels are being built under the dual classification requirements of ABS and IRS.

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    GSL class offshore patrol vessel

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    GSL class offshore patrol vessel are a series of six watercraft being built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Coast Guard.Following the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the Indian Government initiated a program to triple the ICG force, assets and infrastructure.

    Thereafter inaccordance with it a 'request for information' for acquisition of six OPVs was issued by Minister of defense on April 1, 2010. After technical evaluation and commersial bids a contract worth $400 million or Rs. 1800 crore was signed on May 9, 2012 with GSL to build six Vessels. Soon on May 14, 2012 GSL did the first Steel cutting in its shipyard. Thereafter keel-laying ceremony of the first of the new class offshore patrol vessels was held at Vasco, on 28 September 2012.

    GSL Class Offshore Patrol Vessels will have length of 105 metres and displacement of about 2400 tonnes. These six Offshore Patrol Vessels will be fitted with a contemporary Navigational Integrated Bridge System with Bridge Watch Navigational Call Up System, CCTV System for complete surveillance. It will also carry quick response boats for search and rescue, and four lane simulator for small arms training.

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    Rajshree class inshore patrol vessels

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    The Rajshree class inshore patrol vessels are a series of eight ships being built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata for the Indian Coast Guard.

    The Rajshree class have displacement of 300 tons and are 48 metres (157 ft) in length. They are fitted with an integrated bridge system (IBS), integrated machine control system (IMCS). The vessels are powered by three MTU 4000 series engines capable of generating 2,720 BHP to propel the vessel at a speed of 34 knots using water jet propulsion. At economical speed of 16 knots, they have a range of 1,600 nautical miles. The vessels also generates 320 kW of electric power to feed a wide array of on-board sensors and equipment. The vessels are also fitted with various terrestrial and satellite based communication systems including a Fleet-500 satellite communication system.

    The ships are equipped with a 30 mm CRN 91 Naval Gun, which is gyro-stabilized with an electro-optical fire control system. They can undertake day and night patrolling for anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and fisheries monitoring in shallow waters. They also carry on-board a high-speed fibre-reinforced plastic boat, two Gemini boats and one water scooter for search and rescue operations. They have fully air conditioned and modular accommodation for 5 officers and 30 sailors.

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    These Ships in number of 4, Are more likely under 100 million price tag..
     
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    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    OMG it is the Kolkata at the background :shocked:
     
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    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    never mind it might be the Shivalik on process.
     
  18. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Project P-28 ..

     
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    Buddy, why would some one buy Arjun or Tejas when are forces are not readily accepting it.
    As for artillery, better systems at cheaper rate are available.
     
  20. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    This is news to me..

    Some one sell 155mm of 45cal and that is cheaper too ? better system ??

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  21. U Sun Dar

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    What About giving LCH Light combat Helicopter


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