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In Pics : Indian Navy Commissions it's Largest Offshore Patrol Vessel INS Sumitra

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    INS Sumitra commissioned: Photos: Basani Sateesh Kumar
    (Unedited Release)


    The Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC commissioned INS Sumitra (fourth indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel) into the Indian Navy today at an impressive ceremony held at Chennai. Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral AV Subhedar, Controller Warship Production and Acquisition (CWP&A), IHQ MoD(N), Rear Admiral Shekhar Mittal (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) and various other dignitaries were also present during the commissioning ceremony.

    On arrival at the Chennai Port Complex, Admiral Dhowan was presented a ceremonial ‘Guard of Honour’ and was introduced to the dignitaries present for commissioning ceremony.

    Addressing the gathering, Admiral RK Dhowan said “The Indian Navy is a multi-dimensional force capable of meeting any challenge in the maritime domain in the Indian Ocean Region. The responsibilities of protecting our vast maritime interests fall squarely on the shoulders of men in white uniform as it is the responsibility of the Navy to ensure that India’s maritime interests - which have a vital relationship with the nation’s economic growth - are allowed to develop unhindered both in peace and war”.

    He further said that INS Sumitra will have a major role to play in patrolling India’s eastern seaboard and will be an important component under the NOIC (Tamil Nadu & Puducherry) and the Eastern Naval Command, which has the responsibility of countering the maritime challenges in the Bay of Bengal and the waters of the adjoining Eastern Indian Ocean Region.

    Complimenting the efforts of our naval ship designers and defence sector shipyards, the Admiral stated that over the years we have progressively designed and constructed 120 warships and submarines of various categories in difference shipyards. “The blue print for the future Indian Navy is firmly anchored on self-reliance and indigenisation and currently we have 41 ships and submarines under construction in various public and private shipyards within the country”. It is a matter of great pride that over the decades, we have transformed from a “Buyer’s Navy” to a “Builders Navy”, he stated. He later unveiled the commissioning plaque and dedicated the ship to the nation.

    INS Sumitra is the first major ship being based at Chennai in recognition of the growing importance of the region and enhanced surveillance needs. The primary role of the ship is to undertake surveillance of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) besides other operational tasks such as anti-piracy patrols, fleet support operations, maritime security of off-shore assets and escort operations of high value naval platforms.

    Designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited, INS Sumitra aptly demonstrates the immense potential of the country’s indigenous design and ship building capability. Measuring about 105 meters in length, 13 meters in breadth and displacing 2200 tons, the ship can achieve speed of 25 knots with an endurance of 6000 nautical miles.

    The ship’s weapon and sensor outfit include a 76.2 mm gun (Super Rapid Gun Mount), Close in Weapon Systems, latest navigational and early warning radars, chaff launchers and an integrated Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system to undertake all assigned missions. She is also equipped with two Rigid Inflatable Fast Motor Boats. In addition, the ship is also capable of carrying a helicopter onboard.

    The propulsion package of the ship includes two Pielstick make diesel engines, which are the largest engines of their type to be inducted in the Indian Navy, and enable the ship to achieve speed of up to 25 knots. Further, the entire propulsion and power management of the ship is controlled electronically by means of a remote control system. The ship is equipped with a fully integrated LAN system along with a CCTV management system which enables optimal utilisation of onboard equipment and optimisation of manpower.

    The ship is commanded by Commander Milind Mohan Mokashi, a Communication Specialist who is an alumnus of the 53rd Naval Academy Course and the prestigious 67th Defence Services Staff Course at Wellington. The ship is manned by nine officers and 105 sailors. The induction of the ship will add capacity and capability to be the Navy’s efforts to protect the nation’s maritime security needs.​
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    Modi is preparing for WAR!!!!

    Arming India to the teeth.
     
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    If you want Peace, Prepare for War! 8-)
     
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    Many premier navies in our vicinity doesn't have the kind of firepower our coast guard does. :D
     
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    Navy right? - Coast Guard also commissioned the FPV ‘Abhiraj' yesterday, the fourth in the series of 20 fast patrol vessels (FPVs) designed and built by the Cochin Shipyard Limited.

    In the coming years I see Indian Naval Air Arm vs PAF :D
     
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    That would a very humbling experience for the IN Air arm.. but then again, they arent prone to stupid ideas such as yours.
     
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    What F****** logic is this??? o_O

    If you want a KISS prepare for SEX!!!
     
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    Yes, our coast guard needs Mig-29K, Airforce needs Amur class submarine, Navy needs Arjun tank and Army will go for PAK FA. :lol:
     
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    Obviously the Indian naval aerial arm will stretch Pakistani air force - Addition of MiG-29k in Indian naval arsenal has not only boosted Aviation arm of IN, but also has given serious headache to Pakistani navy and will stretch Pakistani air force in possible future conflicts.

    IN with addition of MiG 29K, Naval LCA and MMRCA aircraft will be force to reckon with in the region, while Pakistani navy on the other hand, other than traditional aircraft for Naval and anit submarine purpose is missing fighter aircrafts in its arsenal....
     
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    Stretch it may, but it has little to take on the PAF on its own as your post oddly suggests. However, I disregard any potential for total conflict in the future and hence take little seriousness to this threat when compared to the greater role IN has to play in contesting the Chinese around the eastern seas.
     
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    My post was concerning the possible engagement of PAF with IN Aerial arm as for the time being - PN's Aerial Arm comes nowhere close to IN's Aerial Arm.....

    It's an old Latin saying - true to much extent...
     
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    you mean who? :azn:

    Indeed right :D
     
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    It is nice to see that all the Indian naval vessels are invariably stealth.
     
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    Little to take on the PAF? 45 Mig29K/KUB is more advanced than any Mig29. The Mig29 proved its superiority over your F-16 in the Kargil War so don't underestimate modern technology.

    Playing the numbers game PN has 30~ Mirage V in service.
    The Harrier which is slated for retirement by 2018 just as your Mirage 3 and 5 defeated the Mirage 3 during Falklands war.