Navy spreading its wings far and wide with warship deployments

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  1. Ray

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    Navy spreading its wings far and wide with warship deployments

    NEW DELHI: In keeping with its steadily growing blue-water capabilities, the Navy is now all set to dispatch four warships on an overseas deployment to the Horn of Africa, Red Sea and the western Mediterranean, even as four of its other warships entered the Shanghai port in China on Wednesday.

    The long deployments towards the east and west come at a time when Indian warships are also headed towards Seychelles, Mauritius and the Maldives to help them in surveillance of their Exclusive Economic Zones as well as conduct anti-piracy patrols.

    Simultaneously, stealth frigate INS Tabar is conducting anti-piracy patrols and escort duties in the Gulf of Aden, while the spanking new INS Teg is currently in the Red Sea on way to India from Russia. ``Such long-range deployments, covering the Indian Ocean region (IOR) and beyond, bear testimony to the blue-water capabilities and operational readiness of the Navy,'' said an officer.

    The four warships headed for the Horn of Africa — INS Mumbai, INS Trishul, INS Aditya and INS Gomti — are under the command of Western Fleet commander Rear Admiral A R Karve. The four Eastern Fleet warships on the ongoing deployment to South China Sea and North-West Pacific — INS Rana, INS Shivalik, INS Karmukh and INS Shakti — are led by Rear Admiral P Ajit Kumar.

    Defence minister A K Antony, during the recent naval commanders' conference, had told the Navy that it was ``essential to maintain high levels of operational preparedness at all times'' given the ``challenges'' in the Indian Ocean Region.

    Navy spreading its wings far and wide with warship deployments - The Times of India
     
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    No body talks about what Indian subs are doing. How many are war ready and on patrol duty. How many are maintaining close contact with surface warship and how many are shadowing other navies subs. That I think is as important if not more.
     
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    shhhhhhhhh we are not suppose to talk on weak points
     
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    Subs are not showpieces but the capital ships are.

    That could be the reason.



    Subs carry out their duties as per their motto - Run Silent, Run Deep!
     
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    Agreed. But very little is known of Indian submarine operations. We know that quite a few were in a state of disrepair. If our surface combatants are going far and wide, I think they will have subs watching their backs.
     

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