top news today 16-8-2017
INS Kalvari loaded with weapons later this month.
The Indian Navy is slated to commission the stealthiest diesel-electric attack submarine, the INS Kalvari, this month, currently undergoing the final stages of sea trials.
The torpedoes were to be mounted on the six Scorpene submarines produced at Mazagon Dock Ltd.
INS Kalvari has undergone prolonged weapons trials this year, including the test firing of a German SeaHake torpedo and the launch of a French-made Exocet SM39 anti-ship missile.
Centre clears Rs 32K crore plan to bolster Coast Guard.
The government has approved a 31,748 crore “definitive five-year action programme” for the Coast Guard.
The aim is to make the Coast Guard a 175-ship and 110-aircraft force by 2022 to plug operational gaps and strengthen its capabilities to safeguard coastal security.
India has a 7,516-km coastline, with 1,382 islands and a sprawling Exclusive Economic Zone of 2.01 million sq km, which will go up to almost 3 million sq km .
Govt orders Air Force and Navy to complete Air Base fencing deadline.
Govt Seeking to prevent another Pathankot-type attack, the defence ministry has asked the navy and the air force to hasten and complete the three-layer perimeter fencing around their air bases before the timeframe set by them.
During a recent presentation to the ministry, the navy had given a timeframe of 2019 but the ministry was of the view that the project should be completed at an earlier date to cut down the possibility of terrorists attempting any such attack in the future.
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