Indian Navy

COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa chairs 206th Corps Commanders Conference. ─ Photo courtesy ISPR

PAK ARMY CHIEF BRIEFS BRASS ON ‘MILITARY DIPLOMACY’AFTER GEN MATTIS VISIT- PAK NAVY LAUNCHES 600 TON PATROL CORVETTE- IT’S NO FAILED STATE OR IS IT ?

IDF finds many in Indian media write without research in how Pakistan works,  and TV especially Republic and Times Now invite Pakistani guests on their shows and belittle them and the word ‘bloody’ has been uttered at each other by ex service media experts, the cue taken from PM  vacate to bloody well POK and […]

SINGAPORE PLANNED ITS MARITIME FOREIGN POLICY FOR STRATEGIC  PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIA AND ECONOMIC TRUCK WITH CHINA—PLANNING HAS PAID OFF --CREDIT INDIAN NAVY ON NAVY DAY 4TH DEC ???

SINGAPORE PLANNED ITS MARITIME FOREIGN POLICY FOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIA AND ECONOMIC TRUCK WITH CHINA—PLANNING HAS PAID OFF –CREDIT INDIAN NAVY ON NAVY DAY 4TH DEC ???

Ranjit B Rai  Singapore’s Deputy PM Teo Chee Hen Ex Harvard & former CNS of the Republic of Singapore Navy and ex Defence/ Finance and Education Minister,   a close confidant of world’s longest serving PM of a democratic nation the  brilliant PM Lee Kuan Yew,  always told all visiting Admirals and Navy DAs, “ A […]

IOR - PACIFIC NEEDS A  BIGGER  INDIAN NAVY TO DETER  PLA (N) AS   XI JINPING  ASSURES   CHINA  “WORLD CLASS STATUS”  AT 18TH CPC’ & TO TRUMP  CHINA  USA TILLERSON  HUGS   INDIA IN  100 YEARS PARTNERSHIP ---IT’S  HOBSON’S CHOICE FOR INDIA

IOR – PACIFIC NEEDS A BIGGER INDIAN NAVY TO DETER PLA (N) AS XI JINPING ASSURES CHINA “WORLD CLASS STATUS” AT 18TH CPC’ & TO TRUMP CHINA USA TILLERSON HUGS INDIA IN 100 YEARS PARTNERSHIP —IT’S HOBSON’S CHOICE FOR INDIA

This is an IDF analysis  on the advances and expansion of the PLA (Navy) and President Xi Jinping’s ambition laden speech at CPC on his re-election on 18th Oct.  This post is to unfold to ‘Thinking  Indians’ that if China’s aggressiveness is  to be tempered  and deterred in the decades ahead, a beefing up of […]

WHAT WAR ON  TWO FRONTS ENTAILS  -  IS   NAVY WITH  67,000 & 134 SHIPS AND IAF ON SAME PAGE OR NEEDS TWO NAVIES -- WILL USA & JAPAN  SUPPORT WITH INTEL CYBER & MARITIME & SATLLITE RECONNAISSANCE ? A LA MALABAR

WHAT WAR ON TWO FRONTS ENTAILS – IS NAVY WITH 67,000 & 134 SHIPS AND IAF ON SAME PAGE OR NEEDS TWO NAVIES — WILL USA & JAPAN SUPPORT WITH INTEL CYBER & MARITIME & SATLLITE RECONNAISSANCE ? A LA MALABAR

This is an IDF Analysis of the Army Chief’s declaration  that India’s  Army should be ready for a two front war, possibly   after assessing the  manner of China’s dire threats in the Docklam plateau to teach India a lesson. Few know India proved Chinese are no longer 6 feet tall, but as media is free […]

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

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

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

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

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 !

‘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 !

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 ?

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 ?

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  !

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 !

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

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

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 […]