Established : 2005
The 31st edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thailand Navy is conducted from 09 – 11 June 2021. Towards reinforcing maritime links between the two countries and with an aim of keeping this vital part of the Indian Ocean safe and secure for international trade, the two navies have been undertaking CORPAT bi-annually along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) since 2005.
Sources : PIB
Developed by : Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
The induction of ‘322 Dega Flight’ was held on 7th June 2021 in INS Dega. With the induction of these helicopters got a major boost towards enhancing the capabilities of the force in pursuit of the maritime interests of the nation. These helicopters, built by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd as part of “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”.
Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan
On 12 May 2020, Prime Minister of India raised a call to the nation giving a kick start to the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan (Self-reliant India campaign). Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan or Self-reliant India campaign is the vision of new India with the aim to make the country and its citizens self-reliant in all senses.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting under the Chairmanship of Ministry of Defence on 4th June 2021 has approved proposals concerning for construction of six Conventional Submarines under Project P75(I) under the Strategic Partnership (SP) Model. This project envisages indigenous construction of six conventional submarines equipped with the state-of-the-art Air Independent Propulsion system at an estimated cost of Rs 43,000 crore. This would be one of the largest ‘Make in India’ projects and will serve to facilitate faster and more significant absorption of technology and create a tiered industrial ecosystem for submarine construction in India.
About Defence Acquisition Council
Chairman : Minister of Defence
Reforming the National Security System in February 2001, a separate, dedicated body for Defence Procurement is set up as Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) . The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is the highest decision-making body headed by Minister of Defence approves the proposals concerning Capital Acquisitions of various equipment for modernisation and operational needs of the Armed Forces
Sources : PIB
The United state of America approved the proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft for cost of $2.42 billion. In November 2019, the Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, approved the procurement of the long-range maritime surveillance aircraft manufactured by Boeing. This proposed sale of an additional six P-8I aircraft will allow the Indian Navy to expand its maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA) capability.
About P-8I patrol aircraft
Manufacturer : Boeing(United States)
The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is an American maritime patrol aircraft developed and produced by Boeing. An aircraft designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), and surveillance. The P-8s Indian variant is referred to as P-8I. The aircraft plays a crucial role in being the eyes of the Indian Navy and carrying out critical maritime operations. They provide India's maritime warriors a significant edge in the strategically important Indian Ocean region. The P-8I is not just responsible for coastal patrolling but is also used for other critical missions like search-and-rescue, anti-piracy, and supporting operations of other arms of the military.
Sources : The Hindu
Indian Army participated in Multinational Military Exercise namely SHANTIR OGROSHENA -2021 in Bangladesh. The nine days exercise started on the 4th April 2021 to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mark glorious 50 years of liberation. The theme of the exercise is "Robust Peace Keeping Operations".