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PART 3 MAX HASTINGS CALLS UK’S QUEEN ELIZABETH AN EMBARRASSMENT – USN’s FORD’S F-35B & EMALS POSE PROBLEMS — IDF EXPLAINS INDIA WILL BE BETTER SERVED WITH 22 GUARDIAN DRONES TO SCOUR IOR MALACCA & SCS IN WAR AND PEACE
By IDF on July 6, 2017
This is Part 3 IDF analysis in defence of Part 1 and 2 earlier on India’s aircraft carrier plans. The capabilities of the 22 Sea Guardian Drones/UAVs will be in next posting. The two earlier posts were more to delay the order for India’s third 65,000 ton aircraft carrier media calls Vishal to get more […]
ADIEU & GOOD BYE ‘GRAND OLD LADY VIRRAT’ —YOU DID THE ROYAL NAVY PROUD IN THE FALKLANDS & THEN 30 LONG PROFESSIONAL YEARS IN INDIAN NAVY’S AVIATION ARM TO SMOOTHLY ENABLE INS VIKRAMADITYA’S ENTRY
By IDF on March 19, 2017
This is a special report on the poignant decommissioning of Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Viraat on 6th March at the Naval Dockyard, a befitting farewell to one of the longest serving warships under two Ensigns- the Royal and Indian Navy. A record number of 21 of the 22 Commanding Officers of the carrier (Adm […]
‘MOYA DRRUG’ KADAKIN RIP SIR- FEW KNOW HOW ASSIDUOUSLY & SILENTLY YOU SUPPORTED GORSHKOV’S DREAM FOR INDIA’S NAVY TO BECOME WHAT IT IS TODAY -WORLD CLASS & NUCLEAR—-VMT CPACIBA YOUR EXCELLENCY !
By IDF on February 1, 2017
This is an IDF tribute and obituary to an amazing soft, Hindi speaking bachelor, Ambassador Alexander Mikhailovich Kadakin ( Александр Михайлович Кадакин ( 1949 – 2017) who served as 3rd Secretary in the Soviet Embassy in Chankayapuri when IDF first met him in 1974. Kadakin and IDF were nominated liaison officers for legendary Admiral Gorshkov’s […]
NAVY’S AMBITIOUS TRI-SERVICE THEATRE LEVEL EX TROPEX-2017 BEGAN ON 24TH JAN POST COMMANDERS CONFERENCE WITH LETHAL PLATFORMS- WEAPONS AND ARMY POWER —IS IT A THUNDER CALL TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD THAT AFTER NO 3 PPP ECONOMY INDIA’S MILITARY HAS ALSO ARRIVED ?
By IDF on January 29, 2017
On 27th Jan the Navy announced that, all Commands and Services including Coast Guard units, which unlike BSF and other armed Police forces come directly under the Navy for war and exercises, got underway in Ex TROPEX-17 from 24th Jan for a full month with extensive drills and weapon firings with interoperability. This duration is […]
THE FUTURE INDIAN NAVY EXTRACTED FROM THE MODERN AND FUTURE INDIAN NAVY –NAVY YEAR BOOK DIARY 2017 JUXTAPOSED WITH THE PLA(NAVY) AND PAKISTAN NAVY STRENGTHS AND PLANS. IDF GUESSTIMATES COST TILL 2027 WILL EXCEED $ 50 BILL I.E Rs 32,000 cr PER YEAR.IS FEASIBALE !
By IDF on January 9, 2017
An IDF Analysis of the forty six (46) naval ships and submarines that are on order in Indian Shipyards and twenty (20) more stand approved by the Defence Acquisition Council(DAC) to augment the current Indian Naval Strength of 120 Ships and 13 aging submarines (9 Kilo and 4 HDW-1500) by 2027. More details are in […]
AN OVER VIEW OF THE MADE IN INDIA INDIAN NAVY EXTRACTED FROM THE MODERN AND FUTURE INDIAN NAVY-2027 –THE NAVAL YEAR BOOK DIARY -2017
By IDF on January 4, 2017
India has a rich maritime heritage going back over 5,000 years. The world’s first tidal dock was built at Lothal (2300 BC) during the Indus Valley Civilization, a tourist attraction near the port of Mangrol on the coast of Gujarat. Modern India aims to reclaim India’s maritime heritage and the Indian Navy is an important […]