Here’s what Indian Navy is doing to maintain lethal edge of its combat assets

By: |
Published: February 20, 2020 10:15 AM

The two day Indian Navy’s Annual Refit Conference (ARC) and Annual Infrastructure Conference (AIC), according to officials the focus is on the refit plans for all ships and submarines of the Indian Navy.

Indian Navy, combat assets, Ministry of Defence, Naval Repair Yards, INS Sindhuvir, MSME, P75I construction, Visakhapatnam, DockyardsVice Admiral Pabby in his address urged all concerned to focus on greater indigenisation in keeping with the spirit of the ‘Make in India’ initiative. (Photo source: Indian Navy)

To maintain the lethal edge of its combat assets, top officers of the Indian Navy gathered at the Headquarters Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam, to review progress towards modernisation and augmentation of repair and refitting infrastructure. At the meeting chaired by Vice Admiral GS Pabby, Chief of Materiel (COM), Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy), all the stakeholders representing the Naval Headquarters, three Naval Commands, and the Tri-Services Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair, Dockyards, Repair Yards and Material Organisations of the Navy are attending.

The two day Indian Navy’s Annual Refit Conference (ARC) and Annual Infrastructure Conference (AIC), according to officials the focus is on the refit plans for all ships and submarines of the Indian Navy. And also to put together plans for the expansion of the infrastructure which would help in meeting the growing needs of the Indian Navy.

In his inaugural address, Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC, talked about the efforts being put in ensuring combat availability of Naval platforms and also the role of the Naval Repair Yards towards the sustained operation of platforms at sea.

Vice Admiral Pabby in his address urged all concerned to focus on greater indigenisation in keeping with the spirit of the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

All technical and logistics aspects concerning refits were discussed at length and the emphasis was on the enhanced efficiency/ capability of sea-going units.

Hindustan Shipyard Ltd Refit achievement

Achieved a historical milestone in submarine Repair capability recently when it completed extensive repairs, upgrades, system integration and trials of INS Sindhuvir.

According to Rear Admiral LV Sarat Babu(Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, HSL, “This was ahead of the contractual delivery period. And this is the second such feat by the Shipyard, which had earlier completed the refit of INS Astradharni 14 days ahead of schedule.”

He credited the timely completion of refit to the active involvement of Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam and support of Eastern Naval Command. And also a strong vendor base of about 70 MSMEs who were involved in the refit and cumulatively generating sizeable local revenue, employment and enhancement of skill.

Babu also said that this achievement has put HSL on a strong pedestal for undertaking future submarine projects like P75I construction, MRLC of Sindhugosh and other submarine refits by harnessing the potential of Indian companies thus fostering “Make in India” intent.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Border dispute: India engaging with China through diplomatic and military channels, says Foreign Secretary HV Shringla
2ASEAN maritime Security and the China Factor
3India-China Border Dispute: India and China agree total de-escalation required for peace and tranquility