Coming Soon
It's been a while, but as they say, better late than never. We finally made some time to redesign our blog and soon we will have our own independent website. The blog helped us reach a huge audience and generate a lot of interest in this area. As a result, the format and (utility) of the blog seems overwhelmed, hence the transittion to the dedicated site. The URL for the new site and content will be disclosed soon. Till then, enjoy the blog and continue to contribute to our posts.
 
 
Navy deploys warships in South China Sea
To further project its blue water capability, the Indian Navy has deployed five of its frontline warships in the South China Sea.

"In the course of this one-and-a-half-month deployment, Indian naval ships will visit Pusan (South Korea), Tokyo, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta," sources at naval headquarters said. This is the first time that the Indian Navy will be having such an extensive agenda in the South China Sea.

The group of warships consists of two Kashin class destroyers — Ranjit and Ranvijay, frigate Godavari, missile corvette Kirch, offshore patrol vessel Sukanya and fleet tanker Jyoti. These ships are part of the India's eastern fleet and are being commanded by Rear Admiral Sunil Damle.

A senior officer at naval headquarters said the deployment in the South China Sea would demonstrate Indian Navy's increasing ability to operate far away from home. It's in keeping with the navy's increasing emphasis on 'Tacking (changing course) to the Blue Waters' and, thereby, showing Indian presence far away from its shores.

"The eastern fleet ships would also carry out basic level passage exercises (Passex) with the host navies on departure from the respective ports," a spokesman said.
These warships will visit various ports on the itinerary in two groups. “While one group would call on Pusan, Tokyo, Manila and Ho Chi Minh City from October 15 to November 9, the second group is scheduled to visit Jakarta, Manila and Ho Chi Minh City from October 21 to November 9," the spokesman added.

The primary aim of these visits is to enhance bilateral cooperation and boost naval ties through greater professional interaction, the navy declared. The deployment in the South China Sea will also give India an opportunity to showcase its indigenous shipbuilding capability in the region. The ships are scheduled to return to their base port by mid-November.


Link

Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 7:10 AM

 

 
The global defense industry is constantly shaping how borders are protected, wars are fought, terrorists are tracked and caught, and global security maintained. We aim to track news, policy, military exercises and strategic affairs between the world's largest democracies - India and the United States.

Given the vast interest and passion we have in this field, we decided to launch this blog to give visitors the ability to track these developments, exchange ideas and link to other sources of Information. Our primary sources and links can be found on the main page. Some of the pieces published herein our ours, otherwise it is reproduced from other sources (news, think-tanks or publications) to provide our readers the ability to interact and respond. The link to the original source can always be found under the article. Articles and op-ed pieces written by us include thoughts and opinions that are ours, not those of any government or political party. Last but not least, this blog is not-for-profit, nor is it financially supported by any corporation, entity or organization. It is purely to be used for informational purposes and not commercial and/or profit motives.

Thank you, Nik Khanna & Jango Unwalla

 
Search
About The Blog
This blog focuses on current issues concerning defense and national security for the world's largest democracy - India. It is updated regularly providing readers with in-depth information on technology transfer, acquisitions, counter-terrorism, security and military collaboration and strategic dialogue between India and the United States. The site includes links to top defense policy & research institutes, think-tanks, military sites and research organizations.
Cooperative Cope Thunder
Nikhil and Jehangir wrote an exhaustive article about the Cooperative Cope Thunder joint event. Their article was publihed in Vayu magazine. Click on the link below to read the in-depth article with amazing pictures courtesy of mark Farmer at topcover.com
Guard members are ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
If you're looking for a way to serve your community and country while maintaining your full-time civilian career, the National Guard is for you. Click below to learn more about the proud history of the Army National Guard.
Archives
Links
 
Copyright © USIndiadefense, 2006.
All Rights Reserved