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Dec 12, 2019, 07.02 PM IST

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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.

China on mind, India set to hand over sub to Myanmar

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Indian, French navies to carry out joint patrolling in Indian Ocean Region

Vice admiral Didier Maleterre, who is Joint Commander of the Frenc...

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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.

    Unsworth had sought USD 190 million in damages from Musk.

    Rear Adm. Robert Chadwick, the commander of Navy Region Hawaii, said the service would evaluate whether security would need to be upgraded ahead of the annual ceremony. About a dozen survivors of the 1941 bombing were expected to attend, along with dignitaries and service members. Chadwick said he didn't know the motive behind Wednesday's shooting.

    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 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.

    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.

    While the armies of India and China will be carrying out the ‘Hand in Hand’ exercise in Umroi, Meghalaya this month, the situation is different in the maritime domain. China’s growing maritime presence in the Indian Ocean is what makes the Indian Navy wary about letting it participate in joint exercises. The Indian Navy has been watchful of the Chinese presence since 2008.

    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.

    "A contract for manufacture of frigates under Project P 17A was signed in February 2015 with Mazagon Dockyards Limited (MDL), Mumbai valued worth Rs 45,000 crore while two frigates under Project P1135.6 are slated to be manufactured by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) under a contract signed in October 2018 worth Rs 14,100 crore," said Defence Ministry.

    The decision to go for the capital procurement was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council(DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

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