Indian Navy may soon approach Government for 2nd Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

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Discussions are on within the Indian Navy over the second aircraft carrier planned to be built in the country and it is likely to approach the government with a proposal in another two to three months, a senior Navy officer said on Tuesday.

Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition Vice Admiral D.M. Deshpande noted that there is a "bit of question mark" from the Defence Ministry's side due to the huge cost involved but added that there was a lot of "positivity".

"Lots of discussions are right now on within the Navy what type of an aircraft carrier we want, right from the tonnage, type of propulsion... We are debating on this. Once this debate is more or less within the Navy... we are clear on exactly what we want, we will take up this case with the ministry," he said at the curtain-raiser event of seminar 'Building India's Future Navy', set to be organised by industry chamber Ficci on May 31-June 1.

Deshpande said everyone wanted to be clear on the "requirement" before a final decision is taken.

"Right now there is a bit of question mark from the ministry's side because we have taken this up with the ministry on a few occasions... it is a huge ticket decision, and before some commitments are made on allocation of these funds everybody wants to be very clear on the requirements... these are being addressed before we take that up with the government for final clearance," he said.

He said there was "positivity", but added that the "big ticket" aircraft carrier will come at the expense of other things.

"There is lot of positivity, both from government side as well as from the Navy. I am sure within two-to-three months, we should be able to take it up with the ministry to get the funds. It is a very big ticket item, it will have to be at the expense of things, we need to take these calls before we can go about doing it," he said.

India at present has only one aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya -- a modified Russian Kiev-class aircraft carrier.

The other aircraft carrier -- INS Viraat, a British-built ship serving with the Indian Navy and the oldest carrier in service -- retired on March 6.

India's first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, a 40,000-tonne ship, is meanwhile being built for the Indian Navy by Cochin Shipyard.

India at any time requires three aircraft carriers, one each on the east and west coasts, and a third one as a replacement for any of the ships that go for refit.

On May 13, 2015, the Defence Acquisition Council cleared construction of a second aircraft carrier and Rs 30 crore was allotted for the preparations.

The second indigenous aircraft carrier is likely to be nuclear-propelled.
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Navy set to sign deal for minesweepers by year-end

The deal is with South Korean's Kangnam Corporation for building 12 minesweeping vessels at a cost of nearly Rs 35,000 crore.

Controller of the Navy's Warship Production and Acquisition Vice Admiral D M Deshpande said issues between Goa Shipyard and the South Korean collaborator in the project have been sorted out.

Deshpande said a contract for procurement of Landing Platform Docks (LPD) will also be finalised by the end of this year. The Navy had been planning to procure four 20,000+ ton LPD at a cost of around USD 2 billion.

Asked about the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-II) project, he said the Navy will be able to approach the Defence Ministry in the next two-three months for funds for the project as ground work on it being finalised.

Deshpande also said the Navy is looking at procuring 57 aircraft.

The senior Navy official said if the government strategic partnership model does not come through, then the Navy may look for buying submarines through other routes. It may be a follow-up of the deal for scorpene submarines or there may be government-to-government discussions.
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The navy might want a type iac-1 AC for balance and then continue with the IAC 2 series.
 

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If our first locally build AC is good, then we should go for same design with few modifications, as the ship yard is already got experience to deliver present design and most of the things they already have. I would say, lets make carbon copy of this one. It will be cheaper and this will be national asset.
 

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Centre will soon release funds for construction of India's Second Aircraft Carrier
The Navy is said to be willing to submit a re-prioritized procurement plan to the government to make funds available for the construction of India's second aircraft carrier. This could mean holding back on other big-ticket purchases in favor of the carrier.

"There is a lot of positivity, both from the government side as well as the Navy. I am sure within two-to-three months; we should be able to take it up, second aircraft carrier plan, with the ministry to get the funds. It is a very big-ticket item, it will have to be at the expense of things, we need to take these calls before we can go about doing it," Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition, Vice Admiral DM Deshpande said.

Finance / Defence Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley has already hinted that the Ministry will be ready within two to three months to release funds for the construction of India's next generation aircraft carrier. The proposed aircraft carrier could be one of the largest in the world.

Indian armed forces are managing procurement at low-level budgetary allocations against the projected demand for the services. “The budgetary allocations for capital acquisition have declined for the three services not only since 2015-16.

Similarly, against a projection of $21.96 billion for the capital budget in 2017-18, only $13 billion have been allocated from annual budget 2017-18 for various Services (Army, Navy, Joint staff, Air force, DGOF, R&D and DGQA). This decline in the allocation for the capital acquisition will definitely affect several procurement proposals and contracts which are to be finalized in 2017-18,” observed a parliamentary panel report on defense.

The procurement plan for capital modernization schemes may have to be reviewed and re-prioritized based on available funds, sources in the Defense Ministry said. Indian Navy has set a target to finalize the deal worth $9 billion deal including minesweepers vessels, Landing Platform Dock by end of this year while it has recently signed a deal worth $2 billion for Barak 8 missile from Israel.

The Navy will commission the country’s first indigenous 40,000-ton aircraft carrier Vikrant, currently being constructed at Kochi, by end-2018. The project has been delayed for many years and it revised the estimated cost to $2.9 billion. After decommissioning of aircraft carrier Virat, the Indian Navy is dependent on the recently acquired INS Vikramaditya (the former Admiral Gorshkov of the Russian Navy).

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INS Tej successfully test fired land+attack version of BrahMos missile.

Indian Navy successfully undertook the firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile from a ship today. This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian Naval Ship Teg, a Guided Missile Frigate, on a target on land. BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti Ship variant has already been inducted into Indian Navy.

Majority of the frontline ships of Indian Navy, like the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships, are capable of firing this missile. Land Attack variant of BrahMos Missile provides Indian Naval Ships the capability to precisely neutralise selected targets deep inland, far away from coast, from stand-off ranges at sea.

This successful maiden firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile has significantly enhances the prowess of Indian Navy and has placed India into the club of select few nations.
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Maiden Firing of BrahMos LASCM from a Frigate


Indian Navy successfully undertook the firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile (LASCM) from a ship today. This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian Naval Ship Teg, a Guided Missile Frigate, on a target on land.

BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and its Anti Ship variant has already been inducted into Indian Navy. Majority of the frontline ships of Indian Navy, like the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships, are capable of firing this missile. Land Attack variant of BrahMos Missile provides Indian Naval Ships the capability to precisely neutralise selected targets deep inland, far away from coast, from stand-off ranges at sea.

This successful maiden firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile has significantly enhances the prowess of Indian Navy and has placed India into the club of select few nations.
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Indian Navy test-fires land attack version of BrahMos missile: All you need to know
The supersonic missile with a range of 400km was fired from a warship off the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

The Indian Navy today moved towards acquiring a pin-point ability to attack targets on land with its first test of the land-attack variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The missile has a range of 400km. The successive successful launch of the supersonic missile took place at sea off the Andaman and Nicobar islands. This is the first time a land-attack variant of the missile was fired from a warship and also the first sea-to-land missile test in the country.

HERE'S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1. The missile fired from ship squarely hit the specially created land target put up in one of the islands of Andaman and Nicobar.


2. According to officials of the Indo-Russian BrahMos corporation, the missile met all flight parameters during the test where it selected the designated target among the group of targets, hitting it precisely and destroying the target with its tremendous kinetic energy.

3. The Navy has already inducted anti-ship versions of the BrahMos on its warships including the Rajput and is integrating them into two other ships of the class.

4. The missiles will also equip the three 7000-ton Kolkata class destroyers currently under construction at the Mazagon Docks Ltd, Mumbai.

5. The Indian Navy began inducting the first version of BrahMos Missile System in all of its frontline warships from 2005. BrahMos can be launched in single or in a salvo from ship towards single or different types of targets within an interval of 2-2.5 seconds in various trajectories.
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The missiles will also equip the three 7000-ton Kolkata class destroyers currently under construction at the Mazagon Docks Ltd, Mumbai.

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