FIVE DECADES AFTER OP TRIDENT IN THE 1971 WAR MANY STILL DO NOT BELIEVE 4 IAF HUNTERS SET KEMARI OIL TANKS ON FIRE ON 4 TH DEC MORNING BY HAPPINSTANCE & NAVY’S KILLER MISSILE BOATS SANK 3 SHIPS OFF KARACHI BUT DID NOT HIT KEMARI WHICH OSA’S JERATH HIT ON 8 TH IN OP PYTHON AND SANK 2 SHIPS

INDIA DEFENCE FORUM IDF POSTS EXTRACTS OF 1971 ATTACK ON KARACHI FROM BOOK WARRING NUCLEAR NAVIES —INDIA PAKISTAN —–IN TWO PARTS TO CLEAR DOUBTING THOMASES…

IN 1972 INS NILGIRI WAS THE BASE PLATORM THAT HERALDED LATEST NAVAL TECHNOLOGY TO PAVE THE PATH FOR MODERN HOME BUILT WARSHIPS IN PSU YARDS — SUCCESSOR NILIGIRI IS SET TO JOIN IN 2022

The story of a path setting ship INS Nilgiri of the Indian Navy needs to told. It is the operational performance of the 3,000 ton…

WHY INDIAN NAVY DOES WELL ON A SMALL BUDGET IS BECAUSE THE INDIAN NAVY’s PEDIGREE IS FROM THE ROYAL NAVY—RE-SHAPED BY THE SOVIET NAVY AND CURRENTLY STRATEGISED & EQUIPPED BY UNCLE SAM’s US NAVY

The history, philosophy and pedigree of a Navy matters. India’s Navy began as the Honourable East India Company’s Marine on 5th Sept, 1612, and after…

IDF’s NAVY WEEK REPORT –INDIA’S NAVY IS DELIVERING ON A SHOE STRING BUDGET BUT HOW LONG IS THE BIG QUESTION—CNS SPEAKS OUT AGAIN NAVY’S BUDGET IS 13% OF DEFENCE BUDGET DOWN FROM 18% !

Ranjit B Rai Navy week just ended and this is an IDF Report. With poor media coverage, INDIANS who have a low respect for research…

ECONOMY & BLACK MONEY TALK & ‘UNITY IN DIVERSITY’ ARE BACK AS INDIA & CHINA COMPETE IN IOR AND PAKISTAN &TRUMP WANTS INDIA’S NAVY TO JOIN (QUAD) PATROLS AGAINST CHINA & FINALLY IDF ASKS HAVE ISRAELIS HELPED SPY ON INDIANS ?

As a preamble in this Pot Pouri post  IDF must praise Prime Minister Modi for a successful visit to Saudi Arabia with promises of money…

INDIA’S CHALLENGE IS TO BALANCE US & CHINA & PLACATE RUSSIA AFTER ARTICLE 370 & PRESIDENT XI’s VISIT & ACCEPT THAT CHINA’s CPEC/BRI INTERESTS TAKES IT CLOSER TO PAKISTAN/FATF & AGHANISTAN AS USA STRUGGLES TO TAME CHINA’S TECHNOLOGY THRU TRADE—UPHILL TASK !

This is an IDF Deepavali ‘State of Affairs’ pot pouri analysis of India’s external challenges with an accent on security and maritime issues after abrogation…

12 ADDITIONAL DIESEL SUBMARINES RFP OR 4 NUCLEAR SSNs SANTIONED BY DAC—WHICH IS BETTER ?? CNS LAMENTS NAVY IS DOWN TO 13% OF BUDGET FROM 18% & INDIAN ECONOMY IS DOWN TOO ! IAF HAS GOBBLED $ 13 BILLION BUT BECOME POWERFUL—–PETER GAVE TO PAUL !

IDF VIEWS Indian military jumping up a notch on the world scale by 2020-21 and IDF salutes the IAF on its 87th birthday which displayed…

IOR NATIONS LAMENT THERE ARE NO GUIDELINES FOR INDIA’S NSP & SAGAR & THE INDIA-USA LEMOA IS KEPT SECRET—THE NAVY HAS INDO PACIFIC RESPONSIBILTY TO ELABORATE

This is an IDF ANALYSIS of the Indo Pacific which is unfolding as the strategically most important water body with sea lanes that carry valuable…

AILING PRIVATE SHIPBUILDERS & DESIGNERS & OLDTIMERS BEGGED NAVY & GOVERNMENT NOT TO MISS THE TECHNO ECONOMIC MARITIME BOAT AT THE FICCI–NAVY–NMF INTERNATIONAL SHIPBUILDING SEMINAR

This is an IDF report on a well organized 25/26 July, INTERNATIONAL SHIP BUILDING SEMINAR by FICCI toiled by the Constructor officers under the Director…

LESSONS FROM SUBMARINE ACCIDENTS —-IDF RECALLS HOW NAVY SAVED INS CHAKRA IN 1989 VIS A VIS THE RUSSIAN NUCLEAR SUB LOKSHARIK FIRE—WHAT WAS SHE DOING IN THE DEEP ARCTIC SEA FLOOR ??——-IDF REPORTS UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION CABLES ARE IN DANGER WITH CYBER ?

This is an IDF analysis of the extraordinary mission and accident of the Russian deep sea exploration nuclear submarine Loksharik AS 12 -killing 12/14 out…