Navy Fleet for a New Cen­tury

Make in In­dia with rus­sian sup­port

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cO­OP­ER­A­TION BE­TWEEN DELHI AND Moscow in the naval field has been un­der­way for more than 50 years. all these years the soviet and then rus­sian ships, sub­marines and naval avi­a­tion made up the back­bone of the In­dian navy. The sit­u­a­tion is chang­ing and the key chal­lenge fac­ing In­dia now is to de­velop its do­mes­tic ship­build­ing in­dus­try. Tak­ing into ac­count the ex­ist­ing re­la­tion­ship of trust, rus­sia still re­mains a nat­u­ral part­ner for im­ple­ment­ing the Make in In­dia pol­icy.

com­pe­tence of rus­sian de­vel­op­ers and ship­builders will be a use­ful aid in es­tab­lish­ing pro­duc­tion and con­struc­tion of the project 75I diesel-elec­tric sub­marines. The lat­est rus­sian sub­marines amur-1650, of­fered as a base­line project, have in­cor­po­rated all the lat­est ad­vances achieved by rus­sian de­sign bu­reaus, so upon their com­ple­tion In­dia’s project 75I sub­marines will be among the most ad­vanced boats in the world. The suc- cess­ful ex­pe­ri­ence with co-pro­duc­tion of the Su-30MKI fight­ers, T-90S tanks and BrahMos su­per­sonic mis­siles in In­dia demon­strates rus­sia’s readi­ness to trans­fer the nec­es­sary tech­nol­ogy.

Given the need to equip the navy with mod­ern diesel-elec­tric sub­marines as soon as pos­si­ble, rus­sia’s spe­cial ex­porter rosoboronex­port may of­fer the project 636 boats as an in­terim so­lu­tion. Largescale pro­duc­tion of these sub­marines has been well es­tab­lished for the rus­sian navy and for­eign cus­tomers and so they can be de­liv­ered at short no­tice. This will help main­tain the ca­pa­bil­i­ties and op­er­a­tional avail­abil­ity of the In­dian navy at an in­vari­ably high level be­fore project 75I sub­marines en­ter ser­vice.

an­other po­ten­tial project is to es­tab­lish pro­duc­tion of the project 11356 Tal­war-class fri­gates in In­dia. since 2003 rosoboronex­port has sup­plied In­dia with six ships of this type which earned high praise from the mil­i­tary. The first batch of three ships was built in st. peters­burg and the sec­ond one in Kalin­ingrad. now it is pro­posed to move their pro­duc­tion to In­dian ship­yards in line with the Make in In­dia pro­cure­ment pol­icy.

The project 20382 Tigr-class corvette, project 22356 and Gepard 3.9-class fri­gates may also be of in­ter­est to the In­dian navy. The com­bat ef­fec­tive­ness of the lat­ter was demon­strated in oc­to­ber this year, when 4 ships of the caspian flotilla (in­clud­ing the frigate Dages­tan built to a project sim­i­lar to Gepard 3.9) suc­cess­fully de­stroyed IsIs tar­gets in syria with 26 Kal­ibr cruise mis­siles (the ex­port ver­sion is the club mis­sile sys­tem).

rus­sia may also fa­cil­i­tate the im­ple­men­ta­tion of In­dia’s am­bi­tious plans to build a pow­er­ful car­rier bat­tle group. The con­tract for de­liv­ery of the air­craft car­rier Vikra­ma­ditya, the flag­ship of the In­dian navy, showed the abil­i­ties of the par­ties to find a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial so­lu­tion in the most dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions. To­day, Roso- boronex­port par­tic­i­pates in build­ing and equip­ping In­dia’s first in­dige­nous air­craft car­rier Vikrant. all this ex­pe­ri­ence will be cer­tainly use­ful dur­ing the con­struc­tion of the next In­dian air­craft car­rier Vishal as well.

A nu­mer­ous Navy fleet is ex­pected to in­clude res­cue ves­sels. rus­sia is now build­ing the lat­est ships of this class to project 21300. The whole set of res­cue equip­ment, in­clud­ing he­li­copters, pres­sure cham­bers and the deep-sea res­cue ve­hi­cle Bester-1 op­er­at­ing at depths up to 700 me­ters, is housed on board. Ves­sels of this class can also be built in close co­op­er­a­tion with lead­ing In­dian ship­yards.

In fact, there are the prospects for equal co­op­er­a­tion be­tween rus­sia and In­dia on all types of naval hard­ware and weapons. With rus­sian sup­port, the Make in In­dia pro­gram will be the be­gin­ning of a qual­i­ta­tively new de­vel­op­ment stage for na­tional ship­build­ing and the de­fense in­dus­try as a whole.

Amur 1650 sub­ma­rine

Rus­sia can co­op­er­ate with In­dian ship­yards in man­u­fac­ture of pr.21300 ship equipped with the Bester deep-sea res­cue ve­hi­cle

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