We have ended up countenancing a militarisation of our foreign policy and diplomacy. Are we comfortable with the idea of a general usurping the political leader’s prerogative?
The Centre ordered a fresh process for procurement even as Chinese submarines regularly patrol the Indian Ocean and could deploy mines.
The deal comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Donald Trump.
The Pakistani army has also released a second video in which he reiterated his ‘confession’ of being involved in fomenting terror and sectarian actvities.
The document should have been a forward looking and ambitious doctrine, instead, written in complex, difficult to unravel sentences, it seems almost inward-bound.
Khanderi is the second of six submarines being built in collaboration with M/s DCNS of France, as part of Project 75 of the Indian navy.
A combination of technology concerns and stress over the Scorpene data leak have put the French contractor’s FDI proposal into cold storage for now.
The data leak may have revealed details of the Scorpene’s capabilities, but much remains concealed. The navy can well regenerate the combat effectiveness of the submarines by reinventing operating profiles and devising astute masking techniques.
Top secret data on the capabilities of six submarines being built for the Indian Navy, in collaboration with the French company, has been leaked.
Apart from quibbles over redacted versus non-redacted information, the data leaks come as another major obstacle for India’s indigenous defence production push.
Details of the secret combat capability of the Indian Navy’s French-built submarines have been released onto the Internet.
International law only permits the right of “innocent passage” for military vessels in the territorial sea, which means no manoeuvres, no gathering intelligence, but a straight passage through the 12 nm zone.
The two sides also said their navies will hold talks on anti submarine warfare (ASW), an area of sensitive military technology and closely held tactics that only allies share.
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