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Navy to focus on underwater capabilities, plans to increase submarines | India News


Indian Navy all are poised to beef up their underwater capabilities by beefing up surveillance systems and are set to augment with more submarines, including nuclear-powered ones. Currently, the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) is equipped with 50 ships, about 65 aircraft and several submarines.
Vice Admiral Biswajit DasguptaLieutenant General Commander of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) said that underwater is the most difficult and challenging field when only sound and lasers move in the sea.
“We will soon deploy sonar-equipped drones to enhance our underwater capabilities and purchase more submarines. In addition to conventional submarines, the Navy will also track powered submarines,” he said. INS Arihant and will soon have a follow-up,” he added.
The Indian Navy is ready to receive the first batch of Aginiveer women in a few months. This is the first time in Indian Navy history that women are employed below the rank of officer in the Agnipath recruitment. The first batch started their training at INS Chilka in Odisha from December 1, and their training will end next March. The idea is that there are 20% women in the Agniveer force and they will be deployed on many different ships,” the flag officer said.
Biswajit Dasgupta said that MIG The fleet will be based at INS Dega in Vizag city while the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant will be based at Visakhapatnam ports from 2024 onwards. Around that time, the Alternative naval base of operations (NAOB) at rabilli will also be put into operation.
Eastern Naval Command (ENC) has always been committed to protecting the nation’s maritime interests. In these uncertain times, our ships, submarines, and aircraft continue to maintain a high level of combat readiness to deal with any challenge in our vast area of ​​responsibility. . Biswajit Dasgupta said that over the past year, our ships, submarines and aircraft have ensured continuous monitoring of congestion points and movements of vessels of interest in our area of ​​responsibility through the deployment of regular reporting and comprehensive monitoring.
While the Indian Navy is responsible for overall maritime security, security in the near-coastal waters and in our waters is entrusted to the Coast Guard, coast guard, customs, fisheries, immigration agencies, intelligence, offshore oil and gas operators and many others. Other relevant parties.
To coordinate efforts, coordination mechanisms already exist and periodic readiness drills are conducted. He added: “Our coastal people serve as our eyes and ears, and we work to make them sensitive to threats and seek their assistance in identifying vulnerabilities. and detect unusual activity”.

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