Aviation and Defence Enthusiast
- Nov 9, 2021
Indian Navy doesn't need to have as many missiles in it's ships as it's Chinese counterparts.Not all countries can afford to put 64 missiles on each boat. Advanced missiles are expensive and they have a limited shelf life. So from a logistics point of view it may not be necessary to put up 64 missiles nor it may be desirable to do so.
Indian Navy's sole purpose against PLAN is to protect IOR from PLAN. In a war, there are 2 main forces, one is defensive and the other is offensive and it has been proven several times in the past that the offensive force has to allocate more assets than the Defensive force.
Our current number of VLS in our ships for Defence against the Chinese Navy is enough.
But I would say that we should definitely try and atleast build ships of 7500-8000 tons displacement and make them have atleast 48 VLSs in them. This will Prove to be good for the IN from my POV against PLAN. IN already has the Complete edge against Pakistan Navy, now we need to focus more on countering Chinese Navy.