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Navy accidents: Who is to blame?
Mar 01, 2014

Navy accidents: Who is to blame?

With the building of Scorpene submarine getting delayed to early 2016 and the possibility of the futuristic P 75I project unlikely to fructify, the country must be ready to face serious compromises on the underwater maritime security front.

Navy to the rescue
Feb 05, 2020

Navy to the rescue

As natural calamities in the Indian Ocean Region become more frequent, India’s regional security role is likely to grow.

A Proactive Indian Navy: Upcoming Naval Exercises
Mar 13, 2021

A Proactive Indian Navy: Upcoming Naval Exercises

The Indian Navy has a bevvy of planned engagements this spring,. including with the UAE and France.

Ageing  and insufficient submarines plague Indian Navy
Oct 15, 2014

Ageing and insufficient submarines plague Indian Navy

Indian Navy requires at least 30 submarines to fulfil its commitments. But the Navy currently has only 13 subs - that too fairly old diesel electric conventional submarines . Shockingly, only half of them are operational at any given time.

Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy
Mar 17, 2021

Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy

Be assertive close to home. But India should not shrink from distant waters, either.

Are combat roles for women suitable in Army and Navy?
Nov 06, 2015

Are combat roles for women suitable in Army and Navy?

Allowing women in combat roles in the Air Force is very different from such deployments in Navy or Army. This is mainly because, while the Air Force can ensure their selective employment on tasks within our borders, the same does not hold true for naval ships or more so for the Army.

At last, a just allocation to Indian Navy
Apr 20, 2012

At last, a just allocation to Indian Navy

India's Navy has for too long been neglected when money has been allocated. The latest defence budget suggests that may be starting to change, though much of the new allocation will be used to pay off previously acquired expensive naval platforms.

Deepening US-India maritime ties in focus with Navy Chief's visit
May 17, 2019

Deepening US-India maritime ties in focus with Navy Chief's visit

China’s naval push is leading India and the United States to do a lot more together, especially in the seas.

Does the Navy need separate platforms for each capability requirement?
Apr 15, 2015

Does the Navy need separate platforms for each capability requirement?

Why is the Navy procuring three different helicopters to fulfil three ends of the same capability spectrum? The Navy would be better off with a single platform to leverage engine and systems commonality reducing costs in the form of maintenance, acquisition of spares and the training of pilots and maintenance crews.

Dynamic Shift: Indian Navy in the Red Sea
Feb 07, 2024

Dynamic Shift: Indian Navy in the Red Sea

The navy has been undertaking anti-piracy operations in the region with significantly greater purpose than at any time since 2008

Focus on Navy's structural reforms
Mar 04, 2014

Focus on Navy's structural reforms

Neither Admiral Joshi nor Sinha, or for that matter the PM, RM and the President are culpable for the accident, whose causes are yet to be determined. They may share constructive responsibility, though, whether it requires their resignation is another matter.

From Buyer to Builder: The Indian Navy’s Rocky Road to Self-Reliance
Sep 10, 2020

From Buyer to Builder: The Indian Navy’s Rocky Road to Self-Reliance

This paper evaluates deficiencies in India’s naval shipbuilding programme, and identifies factors that adversely impact naval warship construction in the country. It argues that despite considerable effort, India’s shipbuilding endeavours continue to suffer from systemic deficits that cannot be addressed through ad hoc policy interventions and short-term solutions. Through an assessment of strengths and weaknesses of India’s defence shipyar

Gaoxin-6: Attempting to fill capability gap in Chinese Navy
Jul 20, 2015

Gaoxin-6: Attempting to fill capability gap in Chinese Navy

As China continues to expand its presence in international waters, it is developing capabilities to counter foreign submarines which, otherwise, may pose challenge to its ambitions. This is where the recently launched Gaoxin-6 becomes important for Beijing.

Has the Indian Navy cancelled its Tejas LCA project?
Dec 03, 2016

Has the Indian Navy cancelled its Tejas LCA project?

Despite renewed efforts, the complex integration of the aerial refuelling probe on the Tejas fighter hasn’t been properly accomplished.

How India, too, is on a quest for undersea dominance, to counter the Chinese navy’s growing presence
Aug 31, 2018

How India, too, is on a quest for undersea dominance, to counter the Chinese navy’s growing presence

As China and the US pursue development of unmanned underwater drones, the Indian navy is also adjusting its strategy to include autonomous vehicles in its armoury against China’s growing undersea footprint in the Indian Ocean

India should anchor maritime policies on a strong navy
Feb 20, 2014

India should anchor maritime policies on a strong navy

Even as India engages China in a dialogue, or becomes a way station in the sea silk route, New Delhi needs to take some lessons from China and anchor its maritime policies on a strong navy. As of now, we can more than hold our own in the Indian Ocean against all but the US Navy. But, tomorrow is another day.

India's Navy offers bright spots in a sea of failure
Aug 14, 2013

India's Navy offers bright spots in a sea of failure

Behind the Navy's success is project management. The managing directors of all the key shipyard are retired navy officers. Some, but not all, of these officers are engineers. Indeed, it is not their engineering skills that matter in the job they are doing, but their managerial abilities.Having served the Navy for a long time, they have considerable knowledge of the user's requirements, as well as the ability to manage large work teams.

India, Singapore & Thailand navy exercise is Delhi’s chance to one-up China in Bay of Bengal
Sep 21, 2019

India, Singapore & Thailand navy exercise is Delhi’s chance to one-up China in Bay of Bengal

Countering China may be harder than India imagines. For one thing, regional countries aren’t willing to support any Indian moves to balance China in the Bay.

India’s defence budget: The navy and its Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission
Jul 16, 2022

India’s defence budget: The navy and its Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission

The budgetary restrictions on the Indian Navy stifle the indigenisation and innovation process.

Japanese Navy
Jun 13, 2012

Japanese Navy

The expanding engagement with the Japanese navy, one of the strongest in the world, should give a boost to India's maritime diplomacy in Asia. If New Delhi's interests in the Pacific are growing, Tokyo's naval profile in the Indian Ocean has begun to expand.

Myanmar: Navy chief as VP, what does it mean?
Aug 24, 2012

Myanmar: Navy chief as VP, what does it mean?

The naming of Navy chief Vice-Admiral Nyan Tun, 58, as the Vice-President of Mya nmar has come as a rude surprise as well as a pleasant shock. Given the nature of this development, the nation itself would be examined under many lenses.

On Navy Day, an assessment of future maritime operations in Asia
Dec 04, 2018

On Navy Day, an assessment of future maritime operations in Asia

The Indian Navy’s effectiveness as a net-security provider will depend, in large measure, on its leadership’s ability to plan for complex future c

Project-75I Submarine Acquisition: Should the Indian Navy Relax Air-Independent Propulsion Requirement?
Aug 30, 2022

Project-75I Submarine Acquisition: Should the Indian Navy Relax Air-Independent Propulsion Requirement?

The Indian Navy must revisit the fundamental question of whether it wants the newest air-independent propulsion architecture or the newest propulsion

Should India fear China's Navy?
May 19, 2012

Should India fear China's Navy?

If one really wishes to get a better appreciation of how the Indian Navy plans for an upsurge in naval rivalry with Beijing, the best thing to do is to carefully parse the refreshingly sanguine words of India's naval chiefs on the matter.

Sino-Indian competition in Myanmar in the spotlight with Indian Navy chief visit
Feb 24, 2020

Sino-Indian competition in Myanmar in the spotlight with Indian Navy chief visit

Myanmar remains hugely important for India. The naval visit last week again focused attention on the role of India and China in the Southeast Asian state, even though New Delhi’s weakness lies more in non-security realms.

Super Hornets may pip Rafales in Indian Navy’s Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft Procurement
Jul 22, 2022

Super Hornets may pip Rafales in Indian Navy’s Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft Procurement

Purchase of F/A-18 Super Hornets can herald the beginning of a closer long-term relationship with the US, which shall be beneficial for India and espe

The Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier dilemma
Mar 13, 2023

The Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier dilemma

Seen as a vital asset to maritime strategy, large “supercarriers” are nonetheless very expensive.

The Indian Navy’s Arabian Sea exercise is a reality check for Pakistan
Jul 24, 2023

The Indian Navy’s Arabian Sea exercise is a reality check for Pakistan

Although Pakistan’s interest in novel technologies and weapons systems is notable, India has numerical superiority and better capabilities as seen d

The Indian Navy’s humanitarian impulse
Jun 14, 2017

The Indian Navy’s humanitarian impulse

The Indian Navy has played a leading role in humanitarian missions since the 2004 tsunami — a potent way to project India’s diplomatic soft power.

US Navy under Biden gets its first woman chief
Jul 31, 2023

US Navy under Biden gets its first woman chief

In nominating Adm Franchetti to the highest position of the US Navy, the Biden administration has pushed for a more diverse American military

US-2i -- Is it really a feather in Navy's cap?
Nov 29, 2016

US-2i -- Is it really a feather in Navy's cap?

The jury is still out on the likely purchase of the much talked of ShinMaywa US 2i — the Japanese amphibious airplane by India for Navy

#ScorpeneLeak — Fighting that 'sinking' feeling
Aug 26, 2016

#ScorpeneLeak — Fighting that 'sinking' feeling

Stung by the Scorpene revelations, the Indian navy has ordered an inquiry, but is struggling to come to terms with the operational implications.

A new churn in the Indo-Pacific
Sep 18, 2021

A new churn in the Indo-Pacific

Will the growing security partnership between Australia, US and UK strengthen Indo-Pacific security or loosen the bonds with another key player, Franc

A Survey of India-US Defence Cooperation
Mar 15, 2024

A Survey of India-US Defence Cooperation

Manoj Joshi, “A Survey of India-US Defence Cooperation,” ORF Special Report No. 224, March 2024, Observer Research Foundation.

Agenda for service chiefs in 2019
Dec 31, 2018

Agenda for service chiefs in 2019

India’s service chiefs would need to lay down their priorities. These would involve a mix of operational and non-operational tasks.

Andaman and Nicobar: India’s ‘strategic anchor’ holds ground
Feb 05, 2019

Andaman and Nicobar: India’s ‘strategic anchor’ holds ground

The strategic build-up and modernisation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a step in the the right direction, but challenges remain.

Aquatic inferno: UUVs and covert action for the future
Apr 10, 2024

Aquatic inferno: UUVs and covert action for the future

Defined by the principles of plausible deniability and the tangible strategic effect against adversaries, covert sea operations, especially with UUVs,

Army modernisation alone not enough
Jan 06, 2015

Army modernisation alone not enough

Several developments over the last few months have made clear that the Army modernisation programme, at least, is turning into a train wreck. This is not to say that all is well with the modernisation of the Air Force and the Navy, but just that the Army modernisation programme stands on far shakier ground, with minimal scope for results.

As China Strengthens Army Logistics, the Implications for India’s Eastern Frontier
Nov 26, 2021

As China Strengthens Army Logistics, the Implications for India’s Eastern Frontier

Logistics is meaningless if it cannot do what is central to war—fighting. In order to bolster the logistical capabilities of all the major service branches of the Chinese military—including the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), PLA Air Force (PLAAF), and the PLA Rocket Force (PLARF)—the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under President Xi Jinping established a Joint Logistic Support Force (JLSF) in 2016. To what extent does the JLSF

Beijing at sea
Apr 24, 2013

Beijing at sea

The Chinese navy is leading the dramatic shift in the political goals of China's armed forces. Besides territorial defence, the Chinese armed forces now also aim to protect Beijing's expanding interests beyond borders, influence regional security politics and contribute to international peace.