Indian Navy

INDIA’S 12th NAVAL CHIEF ADMIRAL J G NADKARNI -A  NAVIGATOR PAR EXCELLENCE & AN OPERATIONAL FLEET COMMANDER  BREATHED HIS LAST BY THE SEA SHORE -----IDF SALUTES YOU SIR --- -RIP SIR !

INDIA’S 12th NAVAL CHIEF ADMIRAL J G NADKARNI -A NAVIGATOR PAR EXCELLENCE & AN OPERATIONAL FLEET COMMANDER BREATHED HIS LAST BY THE SEA SHORE —–IDF SALUTES YOU SIR — -RIP SIR !

Ranjit B Rai  Admiral  Jayant Ganpat Nadkarni PVSM NM AVSM was born on 5th Dec, 1931 in Bombay and passed away after an illness in INHS Asvini in Mumbai on 2nd July, 2018.  He was accorded military honours in his home town Pune. His wife Vimal a  kind lady, pre-deceased him and bore an impaired […]

USA- PART 2---POT POURI ABOUT  TRUMP & INDIA &  PM MODI --- AMERICANS ADMIT  INDIANS ARE  THE MOST INTELLIGENT/ HARDWORKING &  CLEVER (CHATUR) INFLUENTIAL  GROUP IN USA   ! BUT WILL THAT HELP  STRATEGIC AUTONOMY FOR  INDIA ? SO INDIA WAITS FOR 2 PLUS 2 ?

USA- PART 2—POT POURI ABOUT TRUMP & INDIA & PM MODI — AMERICANS ADMIT INDIANS ARE THE MOST INTELLIGENT/ HARDWORKING & CLEVER (CHATUR) INFLUENTIAL GROUP IN USA ! BUT WILL THAT HELP STRATEGIC AUTONOMY FOR INDIA ? SO INDIA WAITS FOR 2 PLUS 2 ?

Ranjit B Rai This IDF post  is about India’s critical  geo-strategic and economic challenge to face USA’s sanctions and begs the question,  will Strategic  Autonomy that PM Modi desires be possible, for India ? The answer lies  in President Trump’s mood which PM Modi has stoked by inviting him to Republic day 26th Jan, 2019 […]

THE STRATEGIC SCENARIO IN THE INDO- PACIFIC IS IN NAVY DAIRY-2018 WITH SURVEYS BY UDAY ON IOR – SHASHANK & ALAM (RUSI) ON JAPAN & PAKISTAN & PRASUN  ON IRAN AND AUTHOR ON CHINA’s  MARITIME AMBITIONS

THE STRATEGIC SCENARIO IN THE INDO- PACIFIC IS IN NAVY DAIRY-2018 WITH SURVEYS BY UDAY ON IOR – SHASHANK & ALAM (RUSI) ON JAPAN & PAKISTAN & PRASUN ON IRAN AND AUTHOR ON CHINA’s MARITIME AMBITIONS

THE FUTURE & MODERN INDIAN NAVY –NAVY DAIRY 2018 –Forwards by Navy and CG Admirals. Variety Book Depot and Bahri Booksellers Delhi Rs 200. Bulk 30% discount for Services and institustions. Kotah House Rs 100/- Economy makes the mayor run,  and China’s economy is five times India and the nation has risen, all people can […]

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 […]