Indian Navy, Coast Guard to receive 127 ships in 2010-11: Defence Minister

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  1. Neil

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    In recent years, the Indian MoD has been able to ensure improved results in the delivery of warships and submarines. During 2009-2010, these numbers stood at 120 vessels for the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and coastal states. In the current financial year, 85 vessels have already been delivered and by March 2011, a total of 127 vessels will be delivered, according to Indian defence minister, A K Antony.

    The government is giving top priority to modernization of shipyards so that state-of-the –art warships can be built indigenously to global standards in the most transparent manner. He said, in future, all vessels of the Indian Navy will be built indigenously and the private sector will play a crucial role in this endeavour.

    “ To be comparable with the best global shipyards, we must keep a high premium on the quality of the delivered products. Our market share in global ship building must be improved substantially on a priority basis. Our shipyards have no option, but to build state of the art infrastructure for constructing high technology warships and submarines”, the minister said.

    Giving details of the modernization plans currently being carried out in Mazagon Dock Limited, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited and Goa Shipyard Limited, Shri Antony said, these include human resource development, important components for upgradation and diversification of ship building infrastructure and implementing state of the art management tools and techniques. He said, recently, Hindustan Shipyard Limited has been transferred from the Ministry of Shipping to the Department Defence Production and a modernization programme for HSL will be finalized soon. He said the first phase of the modernization plan will be completed by the first half of 2011


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    SHASH2K2 New Member

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    Better be late than never . At least things are looking bright for navy except for submarine fleet.
     
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    absolutely navy is only force that is interested in indigenous products but its focusing more on surface fleet rather than balancing surface and sub surface and that will create huge gaps in are capabilities for sure....
     
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    127 ships and that too in 1 year!!!! . i guess theres something wrong with numbers.Indian Navy has about 150 ships( according to wiki) and Coast Guard has about 80.
    Are these really war ships or some coastal patroling boats ?
     
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    Actually most of them are small crafts meant mainly for the Coast Guard, hardly a handful of them are anything serious.
     
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    bro....navy and coast guard will receive it in 2010-11 they dont have it yet so.....

    well there are warships and there are patrolling boats too....we all saw 26/11 so we need fast interceptors boats, patrol vessel as much as we need warships because warships cant do certain things that these small boats can so we need to appreciate efforts of are forces and constructors....
     
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    ICG must focus on getting more aerial capabilities apart from the patrol boats and attack craft. Also ICG needs to have more of armored hovercraft that can get on land from water and continue assault on light terrorist tug-boats as well. This is especially important in regions like Lakshadweep islands which is closer (its furthermost island) to the African side and can potentially become a pirate/terrorist haven.

    Aerial power right now is the most important component of ICG. aerial surveillance covers more ground, can see the bigger picture and hence can reduce reaction time. As per 2008 report, even South Korea's Coast Guard has had 386 choppers and patrol aircraft compared to ICG's 71. ROK has nearly 1/20th our coastline and still maintains a superior aerial capability. Though arming with drones would be too much and overkill, ICG needs patrol vehicles like modified SARAS for surveillance, Dhruv ALHs (semi-armed with mini-gun sorts) and Dhurv LOH (single engine ones), to keep a check on our coastline so that they can be in contact with fast attack boats and armoured hovercraft in case they see suspicious activities at sea.

    Something like this:

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    This seems to be unarmed one but something that has 30 mm cannons and long range sniping capability as well. What's best in such vehicles is that it can even be manned with MARCOs of Navy or even ICG forces to carry out a ship-search if necessary.
     

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