1.This is actually your assumption.If indeed during peacetime navies don't pack their ships with weapons then why is every other navy in the world in peacetime better armed pound for pound,32 sam vls in not good enough for a 7000 tonne ship.Why do chinese 52D have 64 universal vls plus 24 short range sam. Don't even go to type 55.Japanese, korean and american ships have 64- 96 vls.Even british have 48 asters.Do you think all these navies are fools and only IN is professional?We need minimum 48 barak-8s on these ships and preferably 64. The fact that IN persisted with just 32 baraks on future ships like p17a and p15b shows its lack of vision. Kamorta class too is oversized for its armament.That armament could be carried by 2000 tonne corvette.Just look at new russian admiral gorshkov class frigate .They put 16 oniks/brahmos in 5000 tonne frigate and we will have 8 brahmos in 7000 tonne p17a. Total Disappointment. 2.Lets hope its short term problem.Because a few mines quietly laid by submarines on chokepoints or harbour entry regions can bottle down whole fleet.Remember even the mighty royal navy and its battleships were sunk at gallipoli by mines. 3.I hope so. 4.For surface ships its ok.But for submarines i'm not sure how good varunastra will be after its deployed. Perhaps better than old russian torpedos ,but with chinese subs entering IOR we should need seahake or black shark for the kalvaris.Just 100 such torpedos will be not very costly yet a big boost.But stupid MOD and its red tape.The german Seahake has more range and better target acquisition than varunastra. Shyena torpedo with pathetic 7km range i don't have much confidence in. 5.I know RBU is a backup weapon.But its an increasingly obsolete one,so why are we putting it on our newest ships that will serve for 3-4 decades?Why not use something like paket anti torpedo /anti sub system ?RBU also takes up large spaces..if we used something like ASROC which can be launched from VLS with much larger range it would open up spaces for much more vls and increase sub hunting capability.Navy again lacking vision.Russia has moved on to paket and asroc style klub variant in vls combo. 6.Talwar is not old one.It numerically the most important class.Delhi class has just basic shtil missile in arm launcher,always hearing of upgrades -still nothing.The ship itself has become obsolete.Also new shivalik class frigates also have this shit launcher which shows dumbness of IN.Shtil-1 arm launcher is shit,it will be overwhelmed by any saturation attack with 2-3 missiles.Unlike shivalik i,talwar doesn't even have barak-1 as backup.Its range also makes it useless against aircraft,and arm launcher has restricted angel of attack so even against that 1 missile or PGM its vulnerable if its not in its arc.No one knows if its effective against sea skimmers like barak. This shitty arm launcher is main reason why standard chinese type 054a frigate is better than ours.We cant match PLAN in numbers,so ship for ship we must be qualitatively better.Barak-8,elta AESA radar,ACTAS,brahmos are all better than anything PLAN has but we need to increase payload and also remove these obsolete missiles.We also need to make the most of existing platforms.The saryu and sukanya class OPVs with 2000 tonnes can easily carry 4-8 brahmos to act as missile attcak platforms if necessary.If brahmos is too costly use the klubs that are being replaced by brahmos on the older ships. If the godavaris are being decomissioned we should put their barak-1s on either the talwars or the kamortas. 7.Planes can't always use full range of missile due to target acquisition problems.OTH shots are problematic due to earth's curvature interfering,as well as other issues.So having a long range SAM would be useful in the future.I agree its not an immediate priority ,but as china builds more and more carriers we will need to develop such a weapon.We can't match chinese carriers in number so we will have to compensate by land based aerial support from south india and andaman ,plus our carriers and long range missiles while brahmos from ships and sukhois and our subs attack from below. Above all we need to put more weapons on our ships.At least IN got ACTAS sonar.