Indian Navy News

22 Aug 2019

APAC Marine Coatings Market to Hit $12Bln in 2024

Pic: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation

The marine coatings market demand by 2024 will rise exponentially driven by rapid surge in trade activities worldwide has led to increase demand from the shipbuilding sector.APAC marine coatings market valuation to hit $12Billion by 2024. According to International Marine Organization (IMO), over 90% of global trades are conducted via ships.Meanwhile, the International Transport Forum (ITF) Outlook 2019 estimates that the global freight volumes are likely to increase by 11% by…

19 Aug 2019

INS Tarkash Makes Port Call at Cadiz

Pic: Press Information Bureau

Indian Naval Ship Tarkash made a port call at Cadiz, Spain for a three days visit in continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to Africa, Europe and Russia.The port call by INS Tarkash at Cadiz is a demonstration of India’s warm ties with Spain and its commitment to enhance operational reach, maritime security and its solidarity with friendly nations.INS Tarkash had participated in bilateral exercise KONKAN-19 with Royal Navy ship HMS Defender prior entering Cadiz harbour.INS Tarkash commanded by Captain Sathish Vasudev…

12 Aug 2019

GRSE Launches FPV for Indian Coast Guard

Pic: Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE)

Kolkata-based defence shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) launched the Fifth Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) for the Indian Coast Guard at Raja Bagan Dockyard Unit of GRSE, Kolkata.This ship, to be commissioned as ICGS Kanaklata Barua, is the last in the series of Five FPVs built by GRSE. Upholding the best of maritime traditions, the shipwas “Launched” by Smt. Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of Dr. Ajay Kumar, IAS, Secretary Defence (Production) who was present at the occasion as the Chief Guest.This ship is 50M long, 7.5M wide and has a displacement of around 308 Tons.

08 Aug 2019

CSL Launches 2 Ro Pax Vessels for IWAI

Photo: Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

India's Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has launched two Ro Pax vessels designed and built for Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI).The vessels launched at present are the third and fourth vessels in the series of 10 vessels order from IWAI, said the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India.Cochin Shipyard is building a total of 8 Nos. Ro Pax vessels and 2 Nos Ro-Ro vessels for Inland Waterways Authority of India.IWAI nominated CSL for the construction of these vessels, which will be operated in strategic locations in National Waterways 1&2.

18 Jul 2019

Indian Warships Staying in PG, Won't Join U.S. Coalition

A US Navy oiler underway and engaged in unrep operations. (CREDIT: Nicholas Burgaines)

Indian warships escorting merchant vessels in the Persian Gulf will remain deployed for the longer term, officials with direct knowledge of the matter said, as tensions between Iran and Western powers rise.But the two ships, backed by surveillance aircraft, will not be part of a military coalition that the United States is assembling to safeguard the waters off Iran near the Straits of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the world's oil moves, the two officials said.Since June following attacks on tankers that the United States blamed on Iran and Iran-aligned fighters…

21 Jun 2019

India to builds Six Submarines for $6.5B

Indian Prime Minister  Narendra Modi (Right) and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Photo by Press Information Bureau, Govt of India

The Indian Navy has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for shortlisting potential strategic partners (SPs) for the construction of six P-75 (I) submarines, a major initiative under the 'Make In India' costing nearly  INR 45,000 crore ($6.5B)."This is the second project being undertaken under the latest SP Model, with the first being the procurement of 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH). This would provide a major boost to the indigenous design and construction capability of submarines in India…

29 May 2019

HSL Signs Pact with Turkish Shipyard

Photo: Hindustan Shipyard Limited

India's Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) has finalized Anadolu Shipyard (ADIK) Istanbul, Turkey, as their collaborator for construction of five Fleet Support Ships (FSS) for Indian Navy worth more than INR 160 bln (US$ 2.3 bln).The Istanbul-based shipyard is a member of TAIS group in Turkey and will support HSL in designing and assist in construction. HSL Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral LV Sarat Babu said that this will enable HSL to imbibe best ship building practices and modern technology — pre-outfitting…

07 May 2019

India Launches 4th Scorpene Class Submarine Vela

Photo: Indian Navy

Indian Navy's fourth stealth Scorpene class Submarine Vela was launched yesterday (May 06, 2019)for trials at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.The launch of the submarine is a major boost for the underwater capability of the Indian Navy, claimed a press release. Vela is the fourth of the six Scorpene submarine that has completed the out fittings at MDL.The Vela submarine, the fourth of six underwater warships being built in India with French collaboration,  will undergo a number of tests conducted by the Navy before it is commissioned in the defence fleet…

06 May 2019

INS Ranjit Decommissioned

INS Ranjit. Pic:  Indian Navy

INS Ranjit, a Rajput class destroyer ship in India, was decommissioned at a solemn yet grand ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam culminating a glorious era on 06 May 19.The decommissioning ceremony was attended by officers and sailors of the commissioning crew as well as other who have been part of Ranjit’s voyage over the last 36 years.The Chief Guest for the Decommissioning ceremony was Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi PVSM AVSM YSM NM VSM ADC (Retd) Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor…

25 Apr 2019

IRClass Classification for 54 BSF Vessels

Image: Border Security Force

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has secured an order for providing classification services for nine floating border out posts (FBOPs) and 36 patrol boats of the Border Security Force (BSF).IRClass, a 'Preferred Partner' to the Indian Navy, has considerably increased the range of its services to Ministry of Home Affairs in classing and certifying water crafts for paramilitary forces.The Ministry, in turn, has reciprocated by stipulating that the FBOPs, besides being built to IRClass rules, are also maintained in class for 13 years after delivery.

08 Mar 2019

Indian Govt Sells Stake in Dredging Corporation

Pic: Dredging Corporation of India (DCIL)

The Union government of India (GoI) has concluded the strategic sale of Dredging Corporation of India (DCIL) to a consortium of four ports Vishakapatnam Port Trust, Paradeep Port Trust, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust & Deendayal Port Trust.The share purchase agreement was executed between GOI and the four ports on March 08. The government held 73.47 per cent equity stake in the company.Of 73.47 per cent, the Vishakapatnam Port Trust bought 19.47 per cent, Paradeep Port Trust 18 per cent…

08 Mar 2019

IRClass Wins ASW Corvettes for Indian Navy

Mr. Suresh Sinha (Photo: IRClass)

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has won an order for providing classification services for a series of 8 Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes to be constructed for the Indian Navy. The order was awarded under competitive bidding in which other classification societies participated, after qualifying stringent technical requirements.The ships are to be constructed at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata and will be built to IRClass’ Naval Rules 2015.These ships are designed for combating threats posed by submarines and special underwater craft…

20 Feb 2019

GE to Supply Equipment for Indian Navy’s Frigate

Indian Navy P17 frigate (Photo courtesy of GE Marine)

GE Marine will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates. This contract is with India-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), GE reported today at the Aero India trade exhibition.Under the contract, GE will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for seven ships to support the 14 LM2500 engines previously supplied under a separate contract.

24 Jan 2019

IRClass Wins Two Indian Navy Contracts

Logo: IRClass

The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has secured a contract for the provision of classification services for four large survey vessels for the Indian Navy. These 110 meter vessels, which will be constructed by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., Kolkata, are the largest hydrographic survey vessels ever constructed for the Indian Navy.IRClass has also been awarded the classification services for two diving support vessels by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., Visakhapatnam to be built for the Indian Navy.

11 Dec 2018

Indian Navy Ship to Carry Out Hydrographic Survey in Mauritius

INS Sarvekshak. Pic: Indian Navy

Indian Navy Ship, INS Sarvekshak, has arrived in Port Louis on a two month deployment for undertaking hydrographic surveys.It was welcomed by Hon. Purmanund Jhugroo, Minister of Housing and Lands of the Republic of Mauritius and Shri Abhay Thakur, High Commissioner of India, informed the High Commission of India, Port Louis, Mauritius.The ship will be undertaking the survey of the Le Morne area off mainland Mauritius as well as the area off the Southern coast of Rodrigues island…

02 Nov 2018

Indian Navy Inducts Deep Submarine Rescue Capabilities

Pic: Indian Navy

The Indian Navy has inducted a Submarine Rescue System with a Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) along with associated equipment.According to a government press release, this system has a side scan sonar for locating the position of the submarine in distress at sea, providing immediate relief by way of posting Emergency Life Support Containers with the help of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and thereafter rescuing the crew of the submarine using the DSRV itself.In a submarine accident, rapidity of response is most crucial to safety of life.

21 Oct 2018

JFD Completes Sea Trials DSRV

Pic: JFD

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed the sea trials of the deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) for the first of two 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue Systems being delivered to the Indian Navy, the company has announced.The DSRV carried out underwater mating with a bottomed submarine at a depth of over 300 feet, followed by a target mating and hatch opening at 45 degrees.On successful mating with the bottomed submarine…

26 Sep 2018

thyssenkrupp to Overhaul Indian Navy Submarine

(File photo: Indian Navy)

German manufacturer thyssenkrupp has been awarded a 410 Crore contract with Mazagon Docks Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) to refit the Indian Navy’s Shishumar-class non-nuclear submarine, INS Shishumar. The Medium Refit and Life Certification (MRLC) contract for the submarine will commence in October this year and is expected to be completed by 2021. The upgrade will extend the operational life of the submarine by at least 10 years.Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems…

18 Sep 2018

Naval Group Celebrates 10 years in India

Photo: Naval Group

September 18, 2018 marks 10 years in business for Naval Group in India. From its 2008 start as DCNS India with just 10 employees, Naval Group has grown to have a team of over 50 professionals in the country that specialize in engineering, supply chain and project management while building a sound industrial ecosystem. The team supports the Indian defense industry and Indian Navy under the nation's “Make in India” self-reliance objectives.Naval Group entered India as a 100 percent owned subsidiary of the group with the goal of ensuring its long-lasting presence in the country…

02 Aug 2018

India Allows Domestic Fertilizers Transportation by Foreign Vessels

Photo: Norvic Shipping

India's Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan in informed that the Ministry of Shipping has given relaxation to foreign vessels for carriage of fertilizer from one port to another port within the country under section 407 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. The foreign flag ships are now not required to obtain a license from the Director General of Shipping for engaging in coastal trade for carriage of fertilizer by sea.The relaxation is subject to the condition that…

02 Mar 2018

All-Women Crew Tarini Enters Cape Town, South Africa

INSV Tarini. Photo: PIB

India's INSV Tarini entered Cape Town (South Africa) today during it’s maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta. Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman, defence minister had flagged-off INSV Tarini from Goa on 10 September 17.

23 Mar 2018

US, Indian Navies Look to Expand Partnership

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson presents a plaque to Indian Navy chief Adm. Sunil Lanba at the Pentagon. (U.S. Navy photo by Nathan Laird)

The heads of the U.S. and Indian navies met at the Pentagon this week to discuss ways to ways to integrate and improve interoperability. On March 21, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson hosted Indian Navy chief Adm. Sunil Lanba at the Pentagon, where the two met with Secretary of Navy Richard V. Spencer to discuss ways to improve interoperability to include additional naval exercises and staff talks. “The relationship between the U.S. Navy and the Indian Navy has never been stronger,” said Richardson.

13 Apr 2018

Rolls-Royce, GSL to assemble MTU engines

Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) will cooperate in the local manufacturing of MTU Series 8000 engines in India. Shekhar Mital, Chairman & Managing Director of GSL (left), and Praveen Mohan, Director & CEO of MTU India, signed the agreement at trade show Defexpo in Chennai.Photo credit Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce said it has reached a deal with Indian naval shipbuilder Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) to cooperate in the local manufacturing of technologically-advanced MTU Series 8000 engines. Under the agreement, which was signed this week at the defense trade show Defexpo in India, the companies will assemble the 16-cylinder and 20-cylinder MTU Series 8000 engines at GSL’s new facility in Goa.The MTU brand produces large diesel and gas engines and complete propulsion systems as…

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