Geopolitics Magazine - December 2021
Geopolitics Magazine - December 2021
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In this issue
Geopolitics’ December, 2021 special edition primarily focusses on the urgent modernisation and expansion of the Indian Navy. The issue analyses the strategic significance of the submarine fleet expansion. The edition also carries an extensive feature on the upgradation of the Indian Navy’s Air Arm. The issue carries excerpts from an interview of Chief of the Indian Navy- Admiral Radhakrishnan Hari Kumar. Detailed articles on the recently concluded Dubai air show and results of success of teamwork between the Indian Navy and DRDO makes the edition a very interesting read. A number of Focus Features and comprehensive interviews of prominent industry leaders from Boeing, L&T, Naval Group, Insighteon, Navantia, Rafael, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Rosoboronexport, and USC takes the issue to a logical conclusion. The December, 2021 edition of the magazine is a must-read for everybody.
“WE ARE MISSION READY”
Newly appointed CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF (CNS) ADMIRAL R HARI KUMAR assumed command of the Indian Navy on November 30, 2021 as the 25th Chief of the Naval Staff. He succeeds Admiral Karambir Singh who retired after four decades plus of distinguished service. Admiral Hari Kumar was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at Mumbai, prior to taking over as Chief. At the traditional Navy Chief’s media briefing a day before Indian Navy Day (December 4), he spoke in details on a wide range of subjects impacting the forces, specifically the navy. Below are the key points from that briefing.
INDIA'S UNDERWATER PREDATORS
While the Indian Navy requires a sizable submarine fleet for countering a two-front war with Pakistan and China, the union government needs to lay more stress on building more nuclear-powered ballistic missile boats and nuclear-propelled attack vessels while quickly finalising the P-75I programme’s roadmap, argues
“P-75(I) PROGRAMME IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY”
JORGE GARCÍA-MONEDERO has just been appointed as International Commercial Director in Navantia. He is a Naval Architect and has been part of Navantia since 2000. With long experience in international business he has been head of the Navantia Malaysia office from 2002 to 2006, and the Turkey office from 2013 to 2017. Excerpts from an exclusive conversation with GEOPOLITICS
TIME TO REFURBISH THE INDIAN NAVAL AIR ARM
A highly modernised Indian naval air arm will prove to be the biggest sea-based conventional deterrence, both for the tactical and strategic-level battlefields, explains AMARTYA SINHA
Rafael Presents A Whole Gamut Of Advanced Systems
Rafael has established not only a battle-tested array of naval systems on various platforms, but also an adaptability
”WE ARE WORKING WITH A RANGE OF INDIAN MSMES”
Naval Group has already, in Project-75, achieved a high level of indigenisation through transfer of technology and has created a strong industrial ecosystem of MSMEs as suppliers, explains LAURENT VIDEAU, Country & Managing Director - Naval Group India Pvt Ltd. in this interview with Geopolitics
”THE SP MODEL SEEMS TO HAVE CHANGED”
It is not an SP model anymore. An SP model should mean a long-term partnership with the MoD, presupposing assured and repeat orders and should not be based on contract wise competitive bidding, says RAJIV CHIB, co-founder Insighteon Consulting in this interaction with GEOPOLITICS
COMBATING UNDERWATER THREATS WITH UNMANNED SOLUTIONS
For navies, Saab is a major platform supplier, building the most modern submarines and warships. Saab also designs and builds many other enabling systems like radars, electronic warfare, communications, training and simulation, etc. that define supremacy in naval operations
INS TUSHIL LAUNCHED
INS Tushil, the seventh Indian Navy frigate of P1135.6-class was launched on October 28, 2021, at Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad, Russia by Datla Vidya Varma in the presence of Ambassador of India (Moscow) D Bala Venkatesh Varma and other senior dignitaries of the Russian Federation and Indian Navy officials. The ship was named‘Tushil’ which is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘Protector Shield’.
BOEING F/A-18 SUPER HORNET: AN ENABLER OF INDO-US NAVAL BONHOMIE
Even though Indian aircraft carriers were designed for Russian and indigenous combat jets, Boeing has conducted several studies over the last couple of years that demonstrate that the F/A-18 Super Hornet will be fully compatible with Indian vessels, explains ANKUR KANAGLEKAR, Vice President, India Fighters Lead, Strike, Surveillance & Mobility, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
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