'India will add 101 new warships to boost its naval forces'

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    India is to invest USD 46.96 billion as part of moves to boost up its naval forces over the next 20 years adding 101 new warships, ranging from sophisticated destroyers to nuclear submarines.

    "Going by the investment value, India is expected to build sophisticated destroyers, new generation and new radar vessels, nuclear submarines, and amphibious ships," Naval analyst Bob Nugent and vice president of the United States-based AMI International, said here today.

    Speaking at a pre-event press conference for the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference to be held here for May 18 to 20, the international expert said that Indian investments in surface and under sea platforms would be double that of China, which was spending USD 23.99 billion to build 113 war vessels.

    While, Indian naval programme would be focused on building nuclear submarines, the Chinese thrust would be on building an aircraft carrier.

    India, he said was looking at building compact hi-speed and hi-tech warships, the analyst said, that Indian shipyards were in the process of completing hi-speed coastal boats to prevent Mumbai type terror attacks from the sea.

    He said, that Indian naval shipyards were already operating its full capacity, raising the risk of ship building programmes running short of local yard space.

    He cited that the first casualty could be India's ambitions to build six French Scorpene submarines, adding that this order could be reduced from six to three due to limited yardspace.

    Maritime experts said, that India's expenditure on warship building could account for as much as 27.8 per cent of the total investment in Asia-Pacific.

    They said, that India and China naval buildup programme would outstrip that of non-NATO and even Russian investments.

    Other major naval investors in Asia-Pacific would include Australia - USD 14 billion, Indonesia - USD 7 billion, Taiwan – USD 16 billion, Pakistan – USD 2.85 billion and Singapore – USD 1.74 billion.

    Backing his confident in the Indian investment on naval ships, he pointed out that India have built and or was in the process of completing 100 coastal boats.

    Nugent stressed that the high dollar investments for each country showed the high-end naval vessels to be built in the coming years though the number of units might be small.

    He said the region was already rated as the world's leading investor in the naval vessels, with 340 units, worth USD 69.1 billion, being built or to be completed over the next three years.

    A further 193 naval vessels, costing USD 71 billion, were planned to be built between 2014 and 2019 in the region, he said. Nugent estimated that the region would build 236 naval vessels, an investment of USD 28.2 billion, in 2020-2030.

    The large scale Asia Pacific investment on the naval ships puts the region in second place behind the United States, which is to invest USD 280 billion on 505 vessels over the next 20 years.

    But Asia Pacific was ahead of the North AtlanticTreaty Organisation (NATO). NATO is to invest USD 153.3 billion on 581 vessels over the same 20 year period, lower than Asia Pacific's combined USD 168.3 billion investment on 769 vessels.

    According to Nugent, there was no regional "Naval Arms Races" unfolding so far, and the investment from each country would depend on the respective economic growths.

    Comparatively, the Caribbean and Latin American region would invest USD 24.8 billion on 292 vessels over the next 20 years, the Middle East and North Africa USD 38.2 billion on 453 vessels, Non-NATO Europe USD 8.8 billion on 61 vessels, Russia USD 22.1 billion on 84 vessels, and Sub-Sahara Africa USD 3.1 billion on 41 vessels.

    http://http://www.indianexpress.com/news/india-will-add-101-new-warships-to-boost-its-naval-forces/791594/3
     
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    India investing double of china ?
    hmmm looks like india is keeping indian ocean to itself.
     
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    Its not a question of how much india is investing its how long is the investment spread over , with china the thing this they have developed an very good facility to produce at a fast rate their vessels , where india is still lagging , the situation is equal number of vessels will take a much longer time for idnia to get to sea than for china and as all knows shipbuilding is not like building a tank over few months but a large displacement vessel takes years to be sea ready.

    Without too much jingoism india should speed up the procedure that would show us in good light as well as increase efficiency and cost benefit
     
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    The report states while China is focused on AC's India is focused on Submarines,I wonder how many will be built in India itself.
     
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    Its funny actually if you see , china already has a good fleet of subs and india on the other have already 1 ac in service one soon joining and one being fast prepared , so its like an arms race to win the IOR , each country pulling the gaps in its arsenal

    for details of the sub building check the sub building thread here more detailed news on new subs there.
     
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    not many, we have six Scorpene's and second possibly 6-8 lada class and 4 Arihant Class,.........
     
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    no spelling mistakes my friend, this is a professional forum, its not for you like kids,
    Typing country name mistake is unacceptable for any Indian,
    this is last warning for you.... are else i will ban you.....


    just kidding, please dont do it again my friend...
     
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    well, if our sarkari babus allowed, i can't see this happening in my life time, I am 28, average Indian lives till 75yrs.:mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2::confused::confused:
     
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    So according to this expert China will be spending 23.99 billion dollars over the next 20 years on warships, that translates into just little over 1 billion a year. Considering that the official chinese defence expenditure for 2011 stands at 91.5 billion (actual figure much higher according to western estimates), one must ask the question how credible is that expert's projection really?
     
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    'India eyes mega-Navy spend - $50 bn'

    'India eyes mega-Navy spend - $50 bn' - Express India
    Singapore India is to invest USD 46.96 billion as part of moves to boost up its naval forces over the next 20 years adding 101 new warships, ranging from sophisticated destroyers to nuclear submarines.
    "Going by the investment value, India is expected to build sophisticated destroyers, new generation and new radar vessels, nuclear submarines, and amphibious ships," Naval analyst Bob Nugent and vice president of the United States-based AMI International, said here today.

    Speaking at a pre-event press conference for the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference to be held here for May 18 to 20, the international expert said that Indian investments in surface and under sea platforms would be double that of China, which was spending USD 23.99 billion to build 113 war vessels.

    While, Indian naval programme would be focused on building nuclear submarines, the Chinese thrust would be on building an aircraft carrier.

    India, he said was looking at building compact hi-speed and hi-tech warships, the analyst said, that Indian shipyards were in the process of completing hi-speed coastal boats to prevent Mumbai type terror attacks from the sea.

    He said, that Indian naval shipyards were already operating its full capacity, raising the risk of ship building programmes running short of local yard space.

    He cited that the first casualty could be India's ambitions to build six French Scorpene submarines, adding that this order could be reduced from six to three due to limited yardspace.

    Maritime experts said, that India's expenditure on warship building could account for as much as 27.8 per cent of the total investment in Asia-Pacific.

    They said, that India and China naval buildup programme would outstrip that of non-NATO and even Russian investments.

    Other major naval investors in Asia-Pacific would include Australia - USD 14 billion, Indonesia - USD 7 billion, Taiwan – USD 16 billion, Pakistan – USD 2.85 billion and Singapore – USD 1.74 billion.

    Backing his confident in the Indian investment on naval ships, he pointed out that India have built and or was in the process of completing 100 coastal boats.

    Nugent stressed that the high dollar investments for each country showed the high-end naval vessels to be built in the coming years though the number of units might be small.

    He said the region was already rated as the world's leading investor in the naval vessels, with 340 units, worth USD 69.1 billion, being built or to be completed over the next three years.

    A further 193 naval vessels, costing USD 71 billion, were planned to be built between 2014 and 2019 in the region, he said. Nugent estimated that the region would build 236 naval vessels, an investment of USD 28.2 billion, in 2020-2030.

    The large scale Asia Pacific investment on the naval ships puts the region in second place behind the United States, which is to invest USD 280 billion on 505 vessels over the next 20 years.

    But Asia Pacific was ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). NATO is to invest USD 153.3 billion on 581 vessels over the same 20 year period, lower than Asia Pacific's combined USD 168.3 billion investment on 769 vessels.

    According to Nugent, there was no regional "Naval Arms Races" unfolding so far, and the investment from each country would depend on the respective economic growths.

    Comparatively, the Caribbean and Latin American region would invest USD 24.8 billion on 292 vessels over the next 20 years, the Middle East and North Africa USD 38.2 billion on 453 vessels, Non-NATO Europe USD 8.8 billion on 61 vessels, Russia USD 22.1 billion on 84 vessels, and Sub-Sahara Africa
     
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    Actually patrol boats are very important. Absence of patrol cost us 26/11,guys.Navy cannot be top heavy, you cannot use battleships to guard coasts.
     
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    Fast attack crafts and patrol boats in numbers will go a long way in securing the huge coastline.

    Just wish the amount spend is put to good use with valuable investment and not showpieces.
     
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    Nuclear powered destroyers are a bad idea. A destroyer comes under attack. You don't want anyone to attack a nuclear powered ship. Carriers are a different matter because they have the entire battle group to defend them. Subs are also a different matter because they can stay submerged longer. I don't think there's any country that has nuclear powered destroyers at all.
     
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