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Thai Navy takes note of Myanmar acquiring Indian submarine

The Myanmar Navy acquired a diesel-electric Kilo Class submarine from India. The submarine, scheduled to start operations from December 24, is to be deployed in the Andaman Sea for security missions.The Royal Thai Navy's 3rd Naval Area Command has been told to keep a watch on the submarine, which can operate underwater for up to 45 days.

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  • “No recent reports of Chinese submarines docking at Sri Lankan ports. The government keeps a close watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s security and economic interests, and takes all necessary measures to safeguard it," the MEA said in a written statement in Lok Sabha.

    The 3,500-km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear submarines, will be tested from a fixed underwater pontoon as part of the developmental trials being conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    Sources said that the 3,500 km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear submarines, is likely to be tested from a fixed underwater pontoon as part of the developmental trials being conducted by the DRDO within a fortnight. The last test of the K4 was attempted in 2017 and there has been an urgency to expedite the developmental process.

    The impending transfer of the INS Sindhuvir is part of India’s continuing policy to counter China’s strategic inroads into Myanmar. The 3,000-tonne INS Sindhuvir may be 31 years old but it has undergone regular refits in India and Russia over the years, with the latest modernisation work being undertaken on the diesel-electric boat in Visakhapatnam.

    French firm Naval Group has termed the state-owned Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) its natural partner for the Rs 45,000-crore submarine project of the Indian Navy citing the joint production of Scorpeneclass submarines. MDL chairman, RK Shrawat, described France as a strategic partner of India.

    The navy has reworked its plan of having 200 warships by 2027, in view of its fund crunch. Navy Chief Admiral said that the navy’s share of the defence budget has decreased to 13 percent this financial year from 18 percent in 2012. Another senior official said that the navy has approached all forums of the government for getting additional funds.

    The West Bengal govt is setting up a museum featuring the 'Albatross' and it is likely to be thrown open to the public by mid-2020, Commodore Suprobho De said. "A TU-142 aircraft has been handed over by the Navy to M/S Taneja Aerospace on November 15 for dismantling, transportation and reassembly towards setting up a TU museum at Kolkata," he said.

    None of the major ‘Make in India’ projects in the defence arena, ranging from new-generation stealth submarines, minesweepers and light utility helicopters to infantry combat vehicles, transport aircraft and fighter jets, have actually taken off in the last six years. The long-pending projects are either stuck or still meandering.

    NEC Corporation, the parent company of NECTI, will manufacture the optical submarine cable at its facility in Japan and provide technical assistance during the turnkey implementation, Atushi Kuwahara, Head of Administration, Submarine Network Division, NEC Corporation told PTI in Tokyo.

    Based on the annual exchange programme of Pakistan and Chinese armed forces, the two countries will conduct joint maritime exercises in Pakistan in 2020, spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Defence Col Ren Guoqiang told a media briefing here. The Chinese side will send destroyers, frigates, five ships and submarine rescue ships to the exercise.

    In a written reply to a query in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said, "A massive search operation -- 'Op Talash' -- was launched for search of the missing aircraft." "However, no concrete evidence with respect to missing IAF AN-32 had emerged." The Russian-origin plane with 29 people on board had gone missing in June, 2016.

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