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An Update on India’s Aircraft Carrier Aspirations
October 23, 2020

An Update on India’s Aircraft Carrier Aspirations

By Robert Farley
It is tempting but dangerous to compare India’s carrier progress with that of China. Still, there are some points of warranted comparison. 

India and Sri Lanka Complete Bilateral Naval Exercise
October 21, 2020

India and Sri Lanka Complete Bilateral Naval Exercise

By Abhijnan Rej
The latest iteration comes amid Indian concerns around Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean – and China’s foothold in Sri Lanka.
What Will Become of the INS Viraat?
October 10, 2020

What Will Become of the INS Viraat?

By Robert Farley
That decommissioned ship is destined for the shipbreakers, unless last minute interventions grant the historic ship a new destiny.

Dead in the Water: India’s Push Into the Seas Is Unlikely to Help Matters on Land
October 06, 2020

Dead in the Water: India’s Push Into the Seas Is Unlikely to Help Matters on Land

By Abhijnan Rej
As the Ladakh crisis crosses the 5-month mark, many in New Delhi are suggesting a radically different approach toward China’s bad behavior.

Indian and Russian Navies Begin Exercise in the Bay of Bengal
September 04, 2020

Indian and Russian Navies Begin Exercise in the Bay of Bengal

By Abhijnan Rej
Many have questioned the signal New Delhi seeks to send Beijing by exercising with both Moscow and Washington.

India’s Defense Chief Opposes Aircraft Carrier Plans
May 14, 2020

India’s Defense Chief Opposes Aircraft Carrier Plans

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
CDS General Bipin Rawat reiterated doubts about acquiring a third carrier in a recent interview.

US State Department Clears Lightweight Torpedo, Harpoon Missile Sales to India
April 15, 2020

US State Department Clears Lightweight Torpedo, Harpoon Missile Sales to India

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India is slated to receive 16 MK 54 lightweight torpedoes and ten Harpoon Block II air-launched missiles for its latest maritime patrol aircraft.
Russia Offers India Three Refurbished Kilo-Class Submarines
April 03, 2020

Russia Offers India Three Refurbished Kilo-Class Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Navy is reportedly considering three refurbished Kilo-class boats from Russia.

India’s Navy to Begin Receiving 4 More P-8I Neptune Maritime Patrol Aircraft in May
April 01, 2020

India’s Navy to Begin Receiving 4 More P-8I Neptune Maritime Patrol Aircraft in May

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Delivery of the four P-8I maritime patrol aircraft is expected to be completed by January 2022.

India’s Cancelled MILAN 2020 Exercise and Delhi’s View of the Indian Ocean
March 20, 2020

India’s Cancelled MILAN 2020 Exercise and Delhi’s View of the Indian Ocean

By Shishir Upadhyaya
While the Indian Navy’s plans to host multinational naval exercise Milan 2020 in March were cancelled, its significance ought not to be missed.

India’s Approach to the Indian Ocean Region: From Sea Control to Sea Denial
March 09, 2020

India’s Approach to the Indian Ocean Region: From Sea Control to Sea Denial

By Suyash Desai
Given the budget constraints, the Indian Navy’s approach should change from sea control to sea denial
Ahead of Trump Visit: India Clears Procurement of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters
February 20, 2020

Ahead of Trump Visit: India Clears Procurement of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by the Indian prime minister reportedly cleared the $2.6 billion purchase this week.

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