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INS Chakra components malfunctioning
India's only Russian-origin nuclear submarine INS Chakra is facing problems with its critical components which are malfunctioning and affecting its operational readiness. The 8,000-tonne submarine has been facing problems with its critical components and Russia has been asked to provide the parts for the vessel which need to be replaced, Navy sources said here. However, they did not divulge the components which would have to be replaced but indicated they are critical for the operations of the submarine. India had inducted the Akula-II Class 'Nerpa' nuclear submarine in its inventory in April, 2012 at the Vishakhapatnam-based Eastern Naval Command. It was renamed 'Chakra' by the Indian Navy.
Navy Chief Assures Sea Trials of Homegrown Nuclear Submarine INS Arihant Soon
The Indian Navy is poised to complete the country’s nuclear triad as the homegrown nuclear submarine INS Arihant is expected to be launched for sea trials soon. According to Indian Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, INS Arihant is steadily progressing towards its operationalisation and sea trials are expected in the coming months. Speaking at his farewell press conference, Indian Navy Chief Nirmal Verma stated that a credible retaliatory strike capability is a must considering India has a no-first-use commitment. INS Arihant is part of a project which will entail the construction of five such vessels equipped with nuclear-tipped missiles and torpedoes.
Nerpa Inducted Into Indian Navy, Adds Teeth to Submarine Fleet
India has added teeth to its underwater combat capability by inducting the Russian-origin nuclear submarine, christened INS Chakra, into its fleet, becoming only the sixth navy in the world to operate a nuclear-powered vessel. Defence Minister AK Antony formally inducted the Akula-II class submarine 'K-152 Nerpa', which will be with the Indian Navy on a 10-year lease from Russia at a cost of nearly $900 million, at the Ship Building Complex in Vishakapatnam, along the Andhra Pradesh coast on the Bay of Bengal.
IAF's sourcing spares for MIG planes from outside Russia "wrong"
Indian Air Force's efforts to procure spare parts for its Soviet-era aircraft from global market were "wrong" and after using these "fake" equipment, the service should not be surprised if its fighter jets meet with accidents, Russia said on Monday. It is wrong as all those spare parts are fake. For MiG and other planes, you need authentic parts, And then you are surprised why your planes fall because spare parts are bought from unauthorised sources," Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin told reporters here.
President Reviews Indian Navy’s Fleet as 80 New Warships Get Ready to be Inducted in Two Years
During the recently held President’s Fleet Review in Mumbai where Indian Navy’s strength was reviewed, it was indicated that Indian Navy will add over 80 new warships in its fleet in the next two years. Indian President Pratibha Patil addressed the Indian naval officers and said that Indian Navy is poised to achieve new milestones with the imminent induction of the aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, the Kolkata Class stealth destroyers, the follow-on frigates of the Talwar Class.
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