China shaping the maritime battlefield: Indian Navy Chief

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    China shaping the maritime battlefield: Indian Navy Chief

    New Delhi, Dec 02: Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, on Saturday said the Indian Navy is not Pakistan or China-centric, but was capability driven and committed to developing capabilities to protect the maritime interests of the nation.

    He dismissed threats from the Chinese nuclear submarines, saying it was not in their interest to be operating in Indian waters.

    In his maiden media interaction after assuming charge as Naval Chief, Admiral Mehta said: “China we believe is shaping the maritime battle field in the region. It is making friends at the right places. If you don’t have the capability to operate in those waters, for a length of time, then you need friends who will support your cause, when the time comes, so definitely China is doing that, as there are Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and down below Africa. So it is a known fact that we are ringed by states, which may have a favourable disposition towards China. They are looking 20 years ahead.”

    Mehta, who took over as the Naval Chief on November 1, said Pakistan had the Agosta submarine which had similar capability to that of the Scorpene submarine, which the Indian Navy was developing.

    “The only new thing Pakistan brought into these waters is a submarine launched missile that changed the tactics and warfare in this region quite a bit. It has no longer a directional threat, but has become a unidirectional threat; therefore the anti-submarine tactics had to change,” added Mehta.

    Mehta, an aviator, also spoke about the forthcoming projects of the Navy, and applauded the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), for their BrahMos missile, saying that in future all ships of the Navy would have them.

    Commenting on the recent remarks of the Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil about coastal threats to offshore oil rigs and other coastal assets of the country and terrorist infiltration from the sea route, he said that surveillance is of prime importance to the Indian Navy, and it is being heightened by means of electronic warfare system, long range maritime patrol aircraft, radars and UAVs.

    The Navy is looking at a fairly new concept, that of a rotary wing UAV, which is operational only in the US as of now, and has plans of acquiring 12 in the near future. The Chetak helicopter would be modified as a rotary wing UAV by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Admiral Mehta added.

    Navy Day is celebrated on December 4. Since 1971, the event has been observed to commemorate the Indian Navy’s successful bombing of Pakistani ships and shore-based units in and off the port of Karachi.

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    Ah rotary wing UAV, as AEW AC must operate from ADS or even from the latest P17A stealth frigates which are supposed to be build 7 in numbers as per India Today.
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    Good Job of Scare Mongering Admiral, Way to go, The babu's need to scared to get their act together...

    Adu
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    The Admiral called the submarine launched missiles a threat which changed their tactic. I dont know what he would call Babur cruise missile, when it is fitted in Agosta-90Bs.
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    Since when do we have an operational SLBM ready?
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    Any news on that Webby? Have we developped VLS yet?
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    Neo,

    A combined force of Desi Dork Media and a brand new Navy Chief trying get all the money needed for his toys, Truely awesome..lol

    Pakistan hasnt acquired VLS capability yet,there are no reports from Pakistani media on this, In case of China he must be talking about the JL-2, on their nuclear subs, maybe he was misqouted or something
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    Adux,

    Most socalled 'black projects' are kept in full secrecy in Pakistan, mostly for strategical and psychological reasons.

    You'll only hear it or witness it on the day of first launch.

    Remember how Babur got there out of no where? Even India military intelligence had no clue.

    Who know's we'll test our ABM capability soon. :P
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    Good luck with that, we actually need you guys to do it....Only way our stupid Babu's wake up and smell the coffee. We get some more cool toys then

    Adu
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    It hasnt happened anywhere in the world.it only happens if you get it through illegal means.One test and boom,its into production.

    You need to do atleast a couple of tests before you can induct it,how many have Pak done till date?
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    i m feeling as if somebody's a$$$ is burning by BABUR
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    Talk logically with facts., you guyies didn't even know we tested Babur until we broadcasted it., of course they would have tested it before showing it to the public. Also know Babur is being designed for the Navy, etc. So of course they will do tests, their not always going to tell the country were going to do tests, did the US always told the country on TV they were going to test the Tomahawk? You Indians got to learn to think a little more. When India does Brahamos testing it willn't always tell every single time, etc (example).
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    Bullcrap, learn about missile testing procedures of both the countries. you dont shoot somethin into the air, and expect the enemy the radar on ur border that it is test not an attack or launch mistake. US does tell the USSR/Russia or they will initiate a automatic counter launch mehanisim.
    Quite an uninformative post. everybody knew about babur, just that the media esp pakistani did not
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    Which was illogical?

    What proof do you have to say that we didnt know untill "you told us abt Babur."