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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

The German government which had kept TKMS away from Indian tender for six advanced submarines under Project-75 India said that if the Indian Navy and Ministry of Defence (MoD) is willing to remove certain liabilities clauses that could have been levied if there were delays in the delivery of the submarines, it could consider sending its proposals, after Indian have had to extend the bid twice this year to August 2023.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) developed Type 214 submarines that met all the technical criteria set by the Indian Navy including the operational Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) module. TKMS claims that it will not be fully in charge of the local manufacturing of the submarines in India so it can’t be made liable for any delays that might happen in the program while it is been executed by an Indian shipyard.

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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India will have four operational nuclear-powered ballistic missile-carrying submarines become operational by 2026 as a second (S3) SSBN is likely to become operational in the Indian Navy next year, which will be followed by a third (S4) and a fourth (S4*) submarine by 2026. India’s 3rd generation S5 class submarine program might enter the production stage sometime in 2027 onwards.

The S5 program officially started in 2015 and In 2019, a hydrodynamic test model of a submarine leaked online that didn’t resemble any other older design suggesting considerable initial work has been carried out. S-5, a 13000-ton displacement submarine will require a new bigger dockyard at Ship Building Centre (SBC) in Visakhapatnam before production work commences.

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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India’s Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) program is heading towards Preliminary Design Review (PDR) after which it will be presented for approval to India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), where the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) is seeking 13000 crores as investment cost to develop the 4 aircraft after getting clearance from the CCS.

ADA and Navy have already come up with a developmental flight regime that will be for 5 years from the first flight planned in 2027 and will involve 1000 flights of which four pre-production prototypes will be used to accomplish this task.

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SOURCE: UNI

Less than a week after becoming Pakistan’s new army chief, General Syed Asim Munir on Saturday visited the Rakhchikri sector of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and said the army was ready to defend “every inch of our homeland” if attacked, with a direct warning for India.

“Recently we have seen highly irresponsible statements from the Indian leadership about GB & AJK. Let me make this categorically clear, the Pakistan Armed Forces are always ready to not only defend every inch of our motherland, but take the fight back to the enemy.” if ever, war is imposed on us,” Express tribune he quoted Munir as saying.

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SOURCE: ANI

 Amid increased incidents of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles bringing drugs, arms, and ammunition from across the border in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is preparing to counter drones sent from Pakistan.

General Officer Commanding in Chief Indian Army’s Western Command Lt Gen Nav Kumar Khanduri on Saturday said, “There are preparations going on to counter drones sent from across the border. In recent as informed by BSF, 7-8 drones were shot down near the Punjab border. They recovered narcotics and other things from them.”

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SOURCE: API

On December 18, the Indian Navy will receive its most recent asset when a guided missile stealth destroyer built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilder is commissioned into the Blue Water navy and assigned to the Western Naval Command.

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) had delivered Second Ship of Project 15B Class Guided Missile Destroyer i.e. Yard 12705 (Mormugao) to the Indian Navy last month. The ship is constructed using Indigenous Steel DMR 249A and is amongst the largest Destroyers constructed in India, with an overall length of 164 meters and a displacement of over 7500 tons.

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SOURCE: API

While speaking on the eve of Navy Day, ENC chief Vice Admiral Biswajit Das Gupta confirmed that the Navy is planning to deploy more unmanned equipment to detect unusual activities and monitor choke points and the movement of vessels of interest in the area of responsibility through regular deployments and comprehensive surveillance.

The Eastern Naval Command will always defend the nation’s maritime interests. In these uncertain times, the ships, submarines, and aircraft remain highly prepared to meet any challenge in their vast area of responsibility.

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SOURCE: PTI

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India neither disturbs others nor does it spare those who disturb the country.

India never favoured war and violence. However, it cannot remain neutral to injustice and oppression. “It’s not in our nature to remain neutral to injustice and oppression,” he said without elaborating. The Minister was speaking at the Gita Dana Yajna organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at its magnificent Rajadhiraja Govinda temple in Vasantapura in Bengaluru.

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SOURCE: PTI

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Saturday said the chapter of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism is closing in Jammu and Kashmir but drug menace has now emerged as a “bigger enemy” and needs to be tackled with collective efforts.

Dilbag Singh said around 1,200 cases related to drug trafficking have been registered and 2,000 accused arrested in the Union Territory this year so far, indicating the magnitude of the problem. Accompanied by Additional Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Daljit Singh and Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone Mukesh Singh, the police chief was on a day-long tour of the Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban range.

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SOURCE: pti

The Indian Navy is looking at opening all its branches for women from next year, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar said on Saturday. Addressing a press conference a day ahead of the Navy Day, Admiral Kumar also said that the first batch of around 3,000 ‘Agniveers’ has been inducted and it included 341 women.

In December last year, Navy officials said 28 women officers were deployed on board around 15 frontline warships, including aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, and the number is set to go up.

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SOURCE: pti

he Indian Navy is undertaking an exercise to identify redundant or archaic practices with an aim to shed the colonial vestiges, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar said on Saturday.

In September, the Navy received its new ensign shedding its colonial past. “I am wondering why we take such a long time to change the ensign. The directions from the top leadership were very clear. We strongly support the view that we have to get away from this ‘Ghulami ki mansikta’ (slave mentality),” Admiral Kumar said at a media briefing here, a day ahead of the Navy Day.

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SOURCE: UNI

According to report in Free Press Journal, Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Naval Command, asserted on Saturday that drug trafficking cases have increased such as through maritime routes because the United States pulled back its troops from Afghanistan.

“We’re getting a lot of cases, which means the number has grown.” There have been fewer forces in Afghanistan since the United States withdrew its troops. And if the country makes drugs, the only paths for export are all by land or sea. So whoever comes through the sea, we try to catch it,” Western Naval Command’s Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief said on Saturday while addressing the media at the Navy Day yearly press conference of Navy Week 2022 onboard the Indian Navy’s latest stealth guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam.

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SOURCE: IANS

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday recovered 27 kg heroin and a pistol dropped by a Pakistani drone in Punjab’s Fazilka sector. The BSF said jawans deployed at border heard a buzzing sound of a suspected flying object or drone entering from Pakistan into Indian territory in the area falling near Churiwala Chusti village in Fazilka district.

The troops tried to intercept the suspected flying object by firing. The whole area was cordoned and the police and other security agencies were informed.

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SOURCE: PTI

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar on Saturday said efforts are underway to secure the release of eight former Indian Navy personnel who have been detained by Qatari authorities. “Efforts are underway to resolve the issue…We hope a solution will be found out,” he said while replying to a question at a press conference.

The Chief of Naval Staff said the “problem” has been raised with agencies concerned as well as at the “highest leadership levels”.

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SOURCE: IANS

The Assam Rifles on Saturday in two separate raids in Mizoram seized a huge quantity of Myanmar-bound explosives, war-like stores, foreign currencies, and detained six persons including four Myanmar nationals, defence sources said.

Assam Rifles officials said that acting on a tip-off, it recovered a huge cache of explosives and war-like stores near Block Tuipang in the bordering Saiha district.

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