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Hendrik_2000

Brigadier
This sentence seems to contradict itself:

"The troubled MiG 29K fleet of the Indian Navy saw its first accident Wednesday, eight years after the fighter was inducted into service as India’s first supersonic carrier-borne combat aircraft. "

I know thye have had engine problems...but I also know some INdian Navy people and those aircraft at sea do not have the "rejected" engines. They reject engines from Russia as they find them and then get new engines to replace them. When they have two good engines for aircraft, they put them in service.

In eight years they have had 8-10 cases where an engine flamed out in flight...but the aircraft were able to land safely.

This is the first crash in eight years.

That is not a terrible record.

Now, I'd lke to see more details about the 15.9 per cent to 37.6% availability. Is this of aircraft that have beeen accepted and put into serice? Or does this include the aircraft who came into India and had to have engines replaced that were bad when they arrved?

if it includes the latter, it is not an accurate portrayal of India's availability of aircraft.

Well following the definition on availability that certainly mean aircraft in service. They are not that happy with the performance of Mig 29 to the point that they had requested proposal to replace the Mig 27 Here it is
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RFP for 57 multi-role combat fighter jets likely by mid-2018: Indian Navy
NEW DELHI: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today said a request for proposal (RFP) is likely to be issued by mid-2018 for the procurement of 57 multi-role combat fighter jets for the Navy's aircraft carrier.

"Hopefully we will be able to issue the RFP by middle of next year," he said.

Four aircraft manufacturers have shown interest in the project.

The Navy chief also said the first Indigenous Aircraft Carrie ..
 

Jeff Head

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Well following the definition on availability that certainly mean aircraft in service. They are not that happy with the performance of Mig 29 to the point that they had requested proposal to replace the Mig 27 Here it is
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RFP for 57 multi-role combat fighter jets likely by mid-2018: Indian Navy
NEW DELHI: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today said a request for proposal (RFP) is likely to be issued by mid-2018 for the procurement of 57 multi-role combat fighter jets for the Navy's aircraft carrier.

"Hopefully we will be able to issue the RFP by middle of next year," he said.

Four aircraft manufacturers have shown interest in the project.

The Navy chief also said the first Indigenous Aircraft Carrie ..
Thanks for that.

But it could also mean that they want to diversify and have other aircraft available for their three carriers.

With three carriers, they could easily need a total of 110-125 aircraft.

So add these 57 to the Migs and you come up with something close to that.

I have always felt that the Indians should design their own, and use it as a test bed for CAS on the carriers. I always hoped that their Tejas (the carrier variant) could prvode that for them...but we all know what difficulties they have had with that program.

Just the same, the Indians are in desperate need of developing their own caability to build at least 3+++ generation or 4th generation aircraft to replace their aging fleet...and for them to be able to go into the future without having to utterly depend on other nations.

It looks like they are finally to a point (though still with signifiant difficulties) to build their DDGs and a carrier...and perhaps later their SSNs...though they still need a second Russian SSN for their carrier esorts.

We shall see.

Perhaps it is for a complete rplacement of the Mig-29Ks...but with so much money invested and their training and current dependanciy, I would imagine that this particular RFP is for something to wrk with the Mig-29Ks to begin with.

Does the verbage in the RFP or elsewhere state that it is specifically to replace the Mig-29Ks?
 

Gloire_bb

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Perhaps it is for a complete rplacement of the Mig-29Ks...but with so much money invested and their training and current dependanciy, I would imagine that this particular RFP is for something to wrk with the Mig-29Ks to begin with.
Request is about CATOBAR capable aircraft.
About replacement...
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Hendrik_2000

Brigadier
Another accident so both nuclear power sub are in operational. Based on China's experience it will take India another 10 years to iron out all the bug. Even though India has Russian assistance
"Nuclear submarine was damaged when water entered its propulsion chamber"

Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant suffered major damage because of possible human error and has not sailed now for months, according to Navy sources. Arihant is the most important platform within India’s nuclear triad covering land-air-sea modes.

Arihant’s propulsion compartment suffered damage after water entered the area more than 10 months ago, according to details available with The Hindu. One naval source said water rushed in because a hatch on the rear side was left open by mistake. The Ministry of Defence did not respond to questions from The Hindu.

The accident
The indigenous nuclear submarine, built under the Advanced Technology Vessel project (ATV), suffered damage while it was at harbour. Since the accident, the submarine has been undergoing repairs and clean up, and has not sailed, sources said.

Besides other repair work, many pipes had to be cut open and replaced. One naval source said the “cleaning up” is a laborious task in a nuclear submarine which is why there has been a delay in getting it back to sea.

Arihant’s issue has arisen soon after INS Chakra, the nuclear submarine leased from Russia, was reported to have suffered damage to its sonar domes while entering the harbour in Visakhapatnam in early October. However, INS Chakrahas only a peripheral role in the nuclear triad, for both training and escorting, since it is INS Arihant that would carry nuclear missiles.

The absence of Arihant from operations came to the political leadership’s attention during the India-China military stand-off at Doklam. Whenever such a stand-off takes place, countries carry out precautionary advance deployment of submarine assets. INS Arihant (Code name S2) came into the limelight on July 26, 2009, the day Gursharan Kaur, wife of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, broke the auspicious coconut to launch India’s first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine in Visakhapatnam.

After that, the submarine was towed to an enclosed pier for extensive harbour trials from the dry docks at Ship Building Centre, away from public view. INS Arihant was quietly commissioned into service in August 2016 and its induction is still not officially acknowledged. It is powered by an 83 MW pressurised light-water reactor with enriched uranium.



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Senior naval sources maintain that INS Arihant has not left the harbour for the last ten months or so, and has faced problems from the start. Initial delays could be just teething trouble, glitches at various stages of getting the reactor to go critical and during harbour trials; major differences between the Russian-supplied design and indigenous fabrication are said to have left many issues unaddressed satisfactorily.

Equipped with nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, Arihant is India’s only operational Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN) asset. It can stay undetected deep underwater for long periods, range far and wide, and launch nuclear missiles when required.

Arihant: top gun for second-strike
INS Arihant, India’s only operational ship submersible ballistic nuclear (SSBN) asset, is its most dependable platform for a second-strike, given the country “no first use” on nuclear weapons. The other options, land-based and air-launched, are easier to detect.

The submarine is manned by a staff of 100 with extensive training from the School for Advanced Underwater Warfare in Visakhapatnam and further hands-on training on INS Chakra, a Nerpa-class nuclear ship.

Arihant has been immobilised even as the second ballistic missile submarine, Arighat, was launched on November 19 for sea trials. The launch was kept a low-profile event attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and senior Navy officers.

A high-profile launch, to be attended by the Prime Minister, was put off.

Key to nuclear triad
INS Arihant and other nuclear launch platforms — land-based missiles and designated aircraft — are operationally handled by the Strategic Forces Command, and report to the Nuclear Command Authority chaired by the Prime Minister.

However, the over 100 nuclear warheads are not mated with missiles or bombs and remain in civilian custody of the Atomic Energy Department and the
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Research and Development Organisation.

Ambitious plan
India has an ambitious plan to build a SSBN fleet, comprising five Arihant-class vessels.

Naval sources say the plan hinges on Arihant’s success. It has taken 30 years to build it, at a high cost. “It was initially estimated to cost about ₹3000 crore for three boats — now the cost of Arihant itself seems to have gone over ₹14,000 crore,” a former high-ranking naval officer said.

The Eastern Naval Command plans to operate its nuclear sub fleet from an independent Naval Operational Alternative Base (NOAB) being constructed on 5,000 acres of land at Rambilli, for direct access to the sea. The base is located about 50 km from Visakhapatnam, and jetties are under construction.

(With Sumit Bhattacharjee in Visakhapatnam)
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Aliusman

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BRING IT ON Indian Army Pakistan is ready, we have seen IA empty threats in the past also, nothing new. I don't know in which fools paradise does this Indian media lives without even recognizing that IA lacks any meaningful SP Arty. Pakistan has enough gunships and helicopters to take care of these IBG with rapid deployments. A demo was shown in the swat operation. Most of Pakistani army garrisons are also to the border too. We will not need to use Nasr
 

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