INS Satpura India's trump card to counter China

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    India prepares to counter China's clout with INS Satpura

    India prepares to counter China's clout with INS Satpura

    New Delhi: As global focus shifts to South Asia and the Indian Ocean region, US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta sought India's cooperation to jointly counter China. India declined saying it doesn't share the US perceptions on the Asia-Pacific region and yet Defence Minister AK Antony, obliquely referring to China and dispute around South-China Sea, said: "Large parts of the common seas cannot be declared exclusive to any one country or group."

    So what is India's trump card in ensuring its control and dominance over the Indian Ocean and the Asia-Pacific region? The answer may well be INS Satpura.

    The latest stealth warship in the Navy's stable, INS Satpura will put India in the league of six other countries which own such a ship. But how exactly will it help?

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    "It's all about who finds the enemy first. Stealth allows us to sneak closer to the enemy and not only that, it makes the job of enemy difficult when they come looking for you," said Lieutenant Commander Nitin Oberoi.

    But this apart, the ship has several more features like never before. It has a heavy and medium gun to take on close targets, Shtil air defence system that can destroy anything within 30 km, Klub surface-to-surface-missiles to hit targets beyond the horizon and Barack surface-to-air missiles.

    But stealth and increased fire power are not all. What adds to the Navy's capability is the speed at which this ship can operate.

    Built by the state-owned Mazagon Dockyards Limited, INS Satpura is a 143-metre-long Shivalik-class warship with 6,200-tonne displacement, and the power it generates is about 600 SUVs pulling an object forward. It can reach upto a speed of 30 knots which is about 60 km per hour.

    What it means is that the ship can sneak in, hit hard and run away fast. That's possible due to an array of censors that allow looking deep into enemy territory.

    "I am completely networked. I can see where our assets are, look at the pictures on a real time basis, see what's happening around them and instantly decide what to do," said Captain Sharad Mohan.

    This brings about a sea change in the way the Indian Navy functions. Everything from starting engines to closing doors can now be done at the click of button through computers, which means lesser manpower and better working conditions.

    "In earlier ships, there were no air conditioners but this has a great AC. Water was problem in earlier ships, you couldn't take bath for days. Today, you have hot and cold water 24 hours. Earlier you believed in working, today we believe in working smart," said Sahu.

    Over the next five years, the Indian Navy will add at least 46 ships to its fleet; it will also have two aircraft battlegroups by the year-end. India's second aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, will join the fleet this year along with three more stealth frigates. Besides INS Chakra - the nuclear powered submarine - that joined fleet this year, INS Arihant the nuclear powered submarine that will carry nuclear missiles being built in India will go through sea trials this year.

    The Navy will also get Kolkata class stealth Destroyer next year.

    There is a silent yet a definitive change that the Navy is going through and the INS Satpura embodies that change. It has sensors for air, surface and sub-surface surveillance, electronic support and counter equipment and decoys for soft kill measures.

    One thing is clear: While India may not have joined the US bandwagon to counter China, it is developing its own muscle and sea legs so that it can effectively police the Indian Ocean region.
     
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    Why then be afraid. Tell Leon Panetta we are in.
     
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    Re: India prepares to counter China's clout with INS Satpura

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    INS Shivalik during trials.

     
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    Look at the joint exercise with Korea thread. It has the INS Shivalik the lead ship in the class.
     
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    Re: India prepares to counter China's clout with INS Satpura

    Can't believe our Navy was/is in such a sorry condition.
     
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    Re: India prepares to counter China's clout with INS Satpura

    the article says there are two air defense system....shtil and barack.....why the need for 2...??
     
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    Shtil is longer range and is used to engage air crafts too.
    While the Barak is short range missile exclusively developed for engaging anti ship missiles.
     
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    Re: India prepares to counter China's clout with INS Satpura

    but between barack vs shtil....barack wins hands down....and i guess barack is pretty good in engaging aircrafts too....

    spiez shtil is medium range and barack is short range so may be complementing each other....
     
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    contemplating true.

    How can you be sure, barak wins hands down, especially because the range & ceiling including the speed of the Barak missile are lower. Hence although it may be able to intercept air crafts, it's primary objective is anti ship missiles.
     
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    Will INS Satpura be enough ?

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    New Delhi: As global focus shifts to South Asia and the Indian Ocean region, US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta sought India's cooperation to jointly counter China. India declined saying it doesn't share the US perceptions on the Asia-Pacific region and yet Defence Minister AK Antony, obliquely referring to China and dispute around South-China Sea, said: "Large parts of the common seas cannot be declared exclusive to any one country or group."

    So what is India's trump card in ensuring its control and dominance over the Indian Ocean and the Asia-Pacific region? The answer may well be INS Satpura.

    The latest stealth warship in the Navy's stable, INS Satpura will put India in the league of six other countries which own such a ship. But how exactly will it help?

    "It's all about who finds the enemy first. Stealth allows us to sneak closer to the enemy and not only that, it makes the job of enemy difficult when they come looking for you," said Lieutenant Commander Nitin Oberoi.

    But this apart, the ship has several more features like never before. It has a heavy and medium gun to take on close targets, Shtil air defence system that can destroy anything within 30 km, Klub surface-to-surface-missiles to hit targets beyond the horizon and Barack surface-to-air missiles.

    But stealth and increased fire power are not all. What adds to the Navy's capability is the speed at which this ship can operate.

    Built by the state-owned Mazagon Dockyards Limited, INS Satpura is a 143-metre-long Shivalik-class warship with 6,200-tonne displacement, and the power it generates is about 600 SUVs pulling an object forward. It can reach upto a speed of 30 knots which is about 60 km per hour.

    What it means is that the ship can sneak in, hit hard and run away fast. That's possible due to an array of censors that allow looking deep into enemy territory.

    "I am completely networked. I can see where our assets are, look at the pictures on a real time basis, see what's happening around them and instantly decide what to do," said Captain Sharad Mohan.

    This brings about a sea change in the way the Indian Navy functions. Everything from starting engines to closing doors can now be done at the click of button through computers, which means lesser manpower and better working conditions.

    "In earlier ships, there were no air conditioners but this has a great AC. Water was problem in earlier ships, you couldn't take bath for days. Today, you have hot and cold water 24 hours. Earlier you believed in working, today we believe in working smart," said Sahu.

    Over the next five years, the Indian Navy will add at least 46 ships to its fleet; it will also have two aircraft battlegroups by the year-end. India's second aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, will join the fleet this year along with three more stealth frigates. Besides INS Chakra - the nuclear powered submarine - that joined fleet this year, INS Arihant the nuclear powered submarine that will carry nuclear missiles being built in India will go through sea trials this year.

    The Navy will also get Kolkata class stealth Destroyer next year.

    There is a silent yet a definitive change that the Navy is going through and the INS Satpura embodies that change. It has sensors for air, surface and sub-surface surveillance, electronic support and counter equipment and decoys for soft kill measures.

    One thing is clear: While India may not have joined the US bandwagon to counter China, it is developing its own muscle and sea legs so that it can effectively police the Indian Ocean region.

    India prepares to counter China's clout with INS Satpura
     
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    Singh best part is that ship is made in India may be some of the systems were taken from foreign countries but the stealth features are made in India. So we can make this in large numbers and even make it better.
     
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    India lacked the most important component in the creation of a competent navy--money and only money.
     
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    good news to hear. by the way does this stealth ship rank as one of the best in the world?, coz i haven't seen any video in YouTube ranking our Indian navy ships at high positions, so.
     
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    Ok, before you guys begin the party, let me put this way:
    Without USA navy, India fleet is nothing in South China Sea;
    With USA navy, inidia fleet is nothing in India Ocean.

    India cann't even get its dominance in India ocean, which thanks to US navy.
     
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    Tough words from a nation scaird to take on little Phillipines. Scary ooohh
     
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    Total Gem. :)
     
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    Well, capture the island without fighting a war, is there anything better?

    At least, we know where is our limitation. And our indian friends have began dreaming about Asia pacific dominance even before dominat indian ocean.
     
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