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India Is About To Finalise The Blueprint Of The INS Vishal, India’s 65,000 Tonne Nuclear Powered

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    Even as as 2013 sea trials of India’s first first nuclear submarine INS Arihant were about to begin, we’d begun wondering about a nuclear-powered 65,000-tonne carrier in the future.These are expensive – they can take upwards of $10 billion to build. Even the Royal British Navy is reverting to carriers propelled by gas turbines/diesel-electric systems from nuclear ones. However, the US has 11 Nimitz-class “super-carriers” — each an over 94,000-tonne behemoth powered by two nuclear reactors and capable of carrying 80-90 fighters – to project power around the globe. China, too, is now looking at nuclear-powered carriers after inducting its first conventional carrier, the 65,000-tonne Liaoning. However, US is unwilling to offer help to India in nuclear propulsion technology for warship The Manohar Parrikar-led defence acquisitions council had sanctioned an initial Rs 30 crore as seed money for INS Vishal in May 2015. Since then, India has issued RFI (request for information) for design consultancy to several foreign shipyards. But it is felt nuclear propulsion will make better sense for greater operational endurance. For instance, the maximum range of India’s 44,500-tonne carrier INS Vikramaditya is around 7,000 nautical miles. Whereas, the range of an American Nimitz-class supercarrier – the US has 10 of them, all over 100,000 tonnes – is unlimited and it can operate for over 20 years without refueling due to nuclear propulsion. It will take at least 10-12 years to construct INS Vishal, which is critical towards the plan to build military capabilities to counter China’s expanding footprint in the Indian Ocean Region.” We are setting up the naval test flying team in INS Hansa to evaluate potential and future aircraft: to evaluate everything from aircraft to weapons,” Commodore Raghunath Nair, commanding officer of naval air station Hansa, said to Telegraph “The navy now has 240 aircraft but not enough infrastructure. We are finding an energetic response from the government to the plans.”

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    In order for India to grow it's clout, it should go with 2 Vikrant class and two Vishal class. This way we can have both sides of Indian Ocean covered at all times. One in for repair the other ones can be patrolling the ocean.
     
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    I think 2 nuclear catobar Carriers of around 60-70,000 tons will be crucial for maintaining dominance in Indian Ocean.

    The third and 4th Carrier will of course be the current Vik and IAC -1 currently under fitment.

    However, we need to dramatically increase our Air defence destroyers and submarines to ensure that the CBG is well stocked and the Carrier is protected & is able to carry out its task effectively.
     
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    Even as as 2013 sea trials of India’s first first nuclear submarine INS Arihant were about to begin
    :o::o::o:
     
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    Its true that kolkata doesn't hava much punch for air defence. We need to ivest on new class of destroyers.
     
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    5 to 6 carriers !
     
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    Carriers are obsolete, can be easily sunk.
     
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    You are right, except for the fact that it sinks the enemy fleet with it.
     
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    Why surprised? It has already fired off K4s and K15s.
     
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    They have been freezing design for a decade now. Just start another couple of vikrant class 40k carriers while we freeze the design over another decade please.
     
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    Freezing for a decade? It is now really frozen or still freezing in progress?
     
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    We need fleet air defense capabilities to the tune of 150 kms in our AAW Destroyers which sail with the CBG.
    Barak 8 goes a long way in increasing our air defense capabilities but still falls short of what is needed.

    @Penguin , your opinion on this?
     
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    But it may not perform well against saturatin attack with mere 32 baracks.
     
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    I was under the impression that the Barak 8 ER was designed to be a land based system, not a naval system.
     
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    not that bad.just a delay of couple of years......much better than scorpion project...
     
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    she already completed the sea trials....what i wanted to say