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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also attended the Navy Commanders’ Conference. This conference is being held for the first time on the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in the sea off Goa.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that we cannot predict future conflicts, so there is a need to keep a constant watch on the borders and sea coasts. The ever-evolving world system has forced all countries to re-strategize. India needs to keep a constant vigil along the northern and western borders as well as along the entire coastline.
Rajnath was speaking at the Navy Commanders’ Conference on Monday. This conference is being held for the first time on the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in the sea off Goa. The Defense Minister said that secure borders are the first requirement to ensure social and economic progress.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh introducing himself to the Navy Commanders before the conference.
We have to be ready to meet all the challenges of the future. He asked the Indian Navy to focus on developing futuristic capabilities to effectively address emerging security challenges in the maritime domain.
Budget increased for Navy
Rajnath pointed out that in the Union Budget presented last month, the budget for the Navy has been increased from Rs 47,590.99 crore to Rs 52,804.75 crore for the next year. The amount in the Revised Estimates for this year has been kept at Rs 47,727 crore. This means that the Indian Navy spent Rs 137 crore more than the amount given to it.
The Defense Minister also reviewed the preparations of the Navy.
Singh’s statement comes at a time when China is making big investments in its defense capabilities and is particularly focusing on naval prowess. Coincidentally, on March 5, China presented its annual budget. In this, it increased defense spending by 7.2% this year, which is slightly higher than last year’s increase. The Defense Minister also underlined the Navy’s “reliable and responsible presence” in the Indian Ocean region.
Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) Anil Chauhan, Army Chief General Manoj Pandey and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary also held talks with the Navy Commanders. Operations done during the last 6 months, logistics, training, and future plans were discussed. Apart from this, the increasing activity of China in the Indian Ocean was also discussed.
Rajnath Singh also reviewed the operational preparedness of the Navy.
PM Modi had a conference on INS Vikramaditya in 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Combined Commanders’ Conference on 16 December 2015 onboard INS Vikramaditya. This was the first time that this conference of top commanders, including the Defense Minister and the Chiefs of the three Services, was held at sea outside the capital Delhi. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was also present in the meeting.
PM Modi addressed the Combined Commanders’ Conference on INS Vikramaditya on 16 December 2015.
INS Vikrant is the largest warship built in the country, 1600 crew, 30 aircraft can be deployed
INS Vikrant is built by Cochin Shipyard Limited ie CSL. It has been designed by the Warship Design Bureau, formerly known as the Directorate of Naval Design. It is the in-house design organization of the Indian Navy.
INS Vikrant weighing 45 thousand tonnes is the largest warship made in India. This is the second aircraft carrier of the country after INS Vikramaditya. Vikramaditya was built on the Russian platform.
With INS Vikrant, India has joined the very few countries in the world that are capable of designing and building an aircraft carrier. It has 250 tankers of fuel and 2400 compartments. On this, 1600 crew members and 30 aircraft can be deployed at a time.
Also read this special news of Bhaksar related to INS Vikrant…
1. INS Vikrant is a moving city in the sea: Fighter jets take-off in 3 seconds
It was a cold March 4, 1961, morning in Belfast, Northern Ireland. High Commissioner of India Vijay Lakshmi Pandit arrives on deck of HMS Hercules purchased from UK. Vijay Lakshmi hoisted the Indian Navy flag here. This aircraft carrier was named as soon as it joined the Navy – INS Vikrant. INS Vikrant served the nation in a span of 36 years till she retired from the Navy on 31 January 1997. In the 1971 war, INS Vikrant destroyed enemy positions in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Khulna in Bangladesh with its Seahawk fighter jets. Read full news…
2. INS Vikrant will be ready for war by December 2023
Navy got its largest warship made in the country in the form of Made in India INS Vikrant, equipped with many features, but it will be ready for war after about 15 months, i.e. by the end of 2023. Navy’s Vice Chief of Staff Vice Admiral SN Ghormade had issued a statement saying that the Navy would start the trial of landing MiG-29K fighter plane on Vikrant in November 2022. Read full news…