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ADECS 2018: India’s silent arm progresses…slowly

24th January 2018 - 02:24 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


Having initiated its 30-year submarine-building plan two decades ago to raise operational and indigenous construction capabilities, modernisation of the Indian Navy (IN) underwater fleet has been slow but rewarding.

Chief of Naval Staff Adm Sunil Lanba related, ‘Way back we took a call that we’re going to be a ‘builders’ navy rather than buyers’ navy. We’ve built over 200 ships...At the moment we have 41 ships and submarines all under construction in defence and private shipyards and new assets are being inducted into the navy.’

Last December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari, the first of six Scorpene

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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