Indian Navy

A REALITY CHECK OF NAVY’S MARITIME CAPABILITY PLAN 2027(MCPP) TO FACE CHINA’S ASSASSIN’S MACE & THE MOD’s LAST MINUTE ORDERS LACED WITH IDF ANALYSIS/EXPERIENCE OF RELIGION IN THE NAVY TO FORECAST 23RD MAY ELECTION RESULTS

A REALITY CHECK OF NAVY’S MARITIME CAPABILITY PLAN 2027(MCPP) TO FACE CHINA’S ASSASSIN’S MACE & THE MOD’s LAST MINUTE ORDERS LACED WITH IDF ANALYSIS/EXPERIENCE OF RELIGION IN THE NAVY TO FORECAST 23RD MAY ELECTION RESULTS

This is an Analysis of the Indian Navy’s 135 platforms, and its slowed expansion and challenges for the new Chief with listing of ships that have got cancelled or delayed in construction with huge cost escalations in PSUs, not allowed to Private Shipyards who have closed down. Navy has lost 13 platforms. IDF posts this […]

COAS GEN RAWAT IS RESTRUCTURING HIS ARMY FOR QUICK RESPONSE DICTATED  BY ECONOMIC COMPULSIONS BUT WHAT IS NEEDED IS REFORM OF THE ARMED FORCES WITH MOD ---- A RESTRUCTURED ARMY WITHOUT IN BUILT AIR & NAVAL SUPPORT REPEATS PATCH WORK ! REFORM IS NEEDED !

COAS GEN RAWAT IS RESTRUCTURING HIS ARMY FOR QUICK RESPONSE DICTATED BY ECONOMIC COMPULSIONS BUT WHAT IS NEEDED IS REFORM OF THE ARMED FORCES WITH MOD —- A RESTRUCTURED ARMY WITHOUT IN BUILT AIR & NAVAL SUPPORT REPEATS PATCH WORK ! REFORM IS NEEDED !

   This is an IDF Analysis as there is no ownership of Defence per se in India. Foreign Defence Attaches in Delhi report to Multiple heads and Indian Defence Attaches abroad in Embassies are independent with no Defence Attache. This embarrasses the Heads of Missions; ask them ? India has no Armed Forces Day and […]

ADM SUNIL LAMBA COMMISSIONED INDIAN NAVY’s HISTORY 2001 -2010 TO FOLLOW  EARLIER  FIVE CHRONICLES BUT WITH NO WARS ‘BLUE WATERS AHOY’ BY ADM ANUP SINGH LISTS THE DECADE OF NAVY’S ACHIEVEMENTS ---BRAVO BRAVO ZULU !

ADM SUNIL LAMBA COMMISSIONED INDIAN NAVY’s HISTORY 2001 -2010 TO FOLLOW EARLIER FIVE CHRONICLES BUT WITH NO WARS ‘BLUE WATERS AHOY’ BY ADM ANUP SINGH LISTS THE DECADE OF NAVY’S ACHIEVEMENTS —BRAVO BRAVO ZULU !

This is a snap book review by IDF of BLUE WATERS AHOY (Harper Collins 430 pages ISBN 9-789553-025526430.   The voluminous 430 paged chronicle is printed with high resolution pictures in a coffee table form and is freely available on the net on https://www.indiannavy.nic.in/links for Maritime Beavers to appreciate how Indian  Navy became a Force […]

INDIAN ARMED FORCES FINEST HOUR VIJAY DIVAS 16th DEC 1971 APPEARS  RECEEDED DUE TO POLITICS OR DOES GLORY OF WAR NOT INTEREST INDIANS & ALSO LESSONS OF JOINTNESS NEED TO BE LEARNT –THAT IS THE BIBILCAL QUESTION NEEDS ANSWERING

INDIAN ARMED FORCES FINEST HOUR VIJAY DIVAS 16th DEC 1971 APPEARS RECEEDED DUE TO POLITICS OR DOES GLORY OF WAR NOT INTEREST INDIANS & ALSO LESSONS OF JOINTNESS NEED TO BE LEARNT –THAT IS THE BIBILCAL QUESTION NEEDS ANSWERING

This is an IDF analysis on war and IDF has rolled up its sleeves to table half a dozen Questions in Arnab Goswami style. Brick bats are welcome. The Eternal Flame, the Ulta Shastra Rifle and the Bayonet at the Amar Jawan Jyoti under New Delhi’s impressive India Gate built by the British to honour […]

1971  WAR STORIES FROM PAKISTAN NAVY ADAPTED  FROM ‘BUBBLES OF WATER’ BY RADM MIAN ZAHIR SHAH IN THE  WESTERN SECTOR ------THAT IS WAR !

1971 WAR STORIES FROM PAKISTAN NAVY ADAPTED FROM ‘BUBBLES OF WATER’ BY RADM MIAN ZAHIR SHAH IN THE WESTERN SECTOR ——THAT IS WAR !

From Warring Nuclear Nations –India Pakistan. HOW GHAZI WAS REPAIRED & SANK KHUKRI AND GOT AWAY. Vadm AU Khan confirms Vadm Tasnim’s story ‘Repairing the air-conditioner’, on PNS Hangor. After a major breakdown of the air-conditioning, the submarine was expected return to the dockyard to be repaired to prevent electrical short circuits, overheating and deterioration […]

ON 9TH DEC 1971 KHUKRI  UNDER CAPT MULLA FELL PREY TO HANGOR UNDER CDR TASNEEM ----18 OFFICERS & 126 SAILORS PERISHED & 8 OFFICERS & 61 SAILORS WERE RESCUED

ON 9TH DEC 1971 KHUKRI UNDER CAPT MULLA FELL PREY TO HANGOR UNDER CDR TASNEEM —-18 OFFICERS & 126 SAILORS PERISHED & 8 OFFICERS & 61 SAILORS WERE RESCUED

  THE RESEARCHED STORY AS USI MEA AND BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION CELEBRATED 1ST WORLD WAR ANNIVERSARY WITH LACS BUT NO CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 1971 WAR IDF REMEMBERS THE 144 MEN IN WHITE WHO PERISHED IN A WATERY GRAVE IN 1971 ——RIP IDF from Warring Nuclear Nations –India & Pakistan and The History of the Pakistan […]

4th DEC  ACTION IN THE 1971 WAR IN THE BAY  WAS SPEARHEADED BY INS VIKRANT’S PLANES  AND MISSILE BOATS TOOK OFF FOR KARACHI WITH NO AIR COVER

4th DEC ACTION IN THE 1971 WAR IN THE BAY WAS SPEARHEADED BY INS VIKRANT’S PLANES AND MISSILE BOATS TOOK OFF FOR KARACHI WITH NO AIR COVER

Extracts from Warring Nuclear Nations –India Pakistan.  Memories are made of this.  The ferocious and rare White Tiger, painted across each flying fighter machine, gives its name to the British Seahawk Jet Fighter Squadron INAS 300 operating from INS Vikrant. The Cobras are the French built Alize Squadron INAS 310 flying off the Vikrant for […]

2018 WAS A YEAR OF DROUGHT WITH NO NEW SHIPS FOR INDIA’S NAVY BUT OPERATIONAL TEMPO WAS NOT LACKING AND INS ARIHANT PROVED NAVY’S ROLE IN INDIA’S TRIAD

2018 WAS A YEAR OF DROUGHT WITH NO NEW SHIPS FOR INDIA’S NAVY BUT OPERATIONAL TEMPO WAS NOT LACKING AND INS ARIHANT PROVED NAVY’S ROLE IN INDIA’S TRIAD

Ranjit B Rai IDF Navy Week Musings with IDF’s Maritime analysis. This post must begin on Navy Day which falls on 4th December with a statement of import, though the media has been less excited about Navy Week in its dissemination as its election time. This is the Era of MARITIMIZATION and Navies world over […]

NAVY STRUCK KARACHI ON 4TH DEC 1971 & BY HAPPENSTANCE IAF HUNTERS SET KEMARI OIL TANKS ON FIRE “CHOTTE BRAHA NU EK STRIKE DE DE”…WAS THE KEY BY DEFACTO CDS SAM BAHADUR

NAVY STRUCK KARACHI ON 4TH DEC 1971 & BY HAPPENSTANCE IAF HUNTERS SET KEMARI OIL TANKS ON FIRE “CHOTTE BRAHA NU EK STRIKE DE DE”…WAS THE KEY BY DEFACTO CDS SAM BAHADUR

IDF’s Unknown 1971 War Stories from NUCLEAR WARRING NTIONS  India’s Navy is celebrating another Navy Week—2018-as a year of drought. The Navy decommissioned four ships and commissioned none reducing its ORBAT but INS Arihant joined India’s TRIAD and Navy conducted twelve major International and Tri Services exercises with a high tempo.  Looking back in early […]

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INDIA’S UNDERWATER NUCLEAR CAPABILITY NOW THAT PM MODI HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA HAS COMPLETED IT’S TRIAD & SECOND STRIKE IS OPERATIONAL

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INDIA’S UNDERWATER NUCLEAR CAPABILITY NOW THAT PM MODI HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA HAS COMPLETED IT’S TRIAD & SECOND STRIKE IS OPERATIONAL

IDF Update & Analysis IDF offers an explanation of the Naval component of India’s Triad, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly announced when he received INS Arihant on the 5th of November, 2018 at Vishakhapatnam. CNS Sunil Lanba and Vadm Retd PS Cheema Ex SFC are seen in the picture as the Captain presented a […]