Frequent Incidents of Mishap in Indian Navy





Frequent Incidents of Mishap in Indian Navy

Indian Naval Torpedo Recovery Vessel (TRV A 72) sank off Visakhapatnam on 6th November 2014.  The ship had sailed for a routine mission and while returning she reported flooding in her steering gear compartment at about 1830 hrs on 6th November 2014.  Eastern Fleet ships exercising in the vicinity immediately rendered necessary assistance.  However, the ship sank at about 1930hrs due to uncontrolled flooding 35 nautical miles south of Visakhapatnam.  A Board of Inquiry (BoI) has been instituted to investigate the causes related to the accident.

24 accidents involving Indian Navy ships and submarines have been reported during the last three years.  The details of these accidents is as under.  BoI are instituted in all cases.
Sl. No.
Date
Incident
  1.
20.01.2011
Collision of J3 sailing Boat with INS Kalpeni.
  2.
30.01.2011
Collision between MV Nordlake and INS Vindhyagiri.
  3.
30.05.2011
Fire in Galley onboard INS Deepak.
  4.
11.03.2012
Fire on board LCU L 38.
  5.
08.10.2012
Fire in engine room – INFAC 83.
  6.
19.12.2012
Fire in AFT battery pit onboard INS Shankush.
  7.
14.07.2013
Fire onboard INS Tarasa.
  8.
26.07.2013
Damage to Stbd Helo hangar and other fittings of INS Delhi by Yard 12701 (Kolkata).
  9.
14.08.2013
Explosion in INS Sindhurakshak
10.
22.09.2013
Fire onboard INS Viraat.
11.
04.12.2013
Fire onboard INS Konkan.
12.
19.12.2013
Scraping of INS Tarkash shipside on SBW Knuckle.
13.
23.12.2013
Collision of INS Talwar with Unlit fishing boat.
14.
08.01.2014
Crack on sonar dome of INS Betwa.
15.
17.01.2014
Suspended movement of INS Singhghosh while securing to alongside berth.
16.
23.01.2014
Sea water ingress into tiller flat through a crack / hole in Ship side of INS Vipul.
17.
30.01.2014
Damage to Port propeller of INS Airavat whilst entering Harbour.
18.
26.02.2014
Incident of fire in third compartment and death of two officers onboard INS Sindhuratna.
19.
07.03.2014
Accident onboard Yard 1270 (Kolkata) under construction at MDL while carrying out trials of Engine Room firefighting system.
20.
06.04.2014
Incident of Smouldering and thick smoke in Armoury during Hot Work of INS Matanga.
21.
28.06.2014
Damage to port propeller of INS Kuthar while coming alongside at Port Blair.
22.
02.07.2014
Touching bottom of INS Cheetah while entering Kochi Harbour.
23.
31.10.2014
Collision of INS Kora with MV Madeleine Rickmers at Sea.
24.
06.11.2014
Sinking of TRV-72.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri CM Ramesh in Rajya Sabha today.
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Preparedness of our Defence Forces
Details of the shortage of the personnel in the Armed Forces are as under:

Army
(As on 1.7.2014)
Navy
Air Force
(As on 1.11.2014)
Officer*
Other Ranks
Officer*
Sailor
Officer*
Airmen
7989
26928
1499
(As on 1.11.2014)
11631
(As on 1.8.2014)
357
2951
*excluding medical & dental branch.
Government has taken a number of measures to encourage the youth to join the Armed Forces, including sustained image projection, participation in career fairs and exhibitions, media campaign etc.  Further, Government has taken various steps to make armed forces jobs attractive.  These include implementation of recommendations of the VI Central Pay Commission with improved pay structure, additional family accommodation through Married Accommodation Project (MAP) and improvement in promotion prospects in the Armed Forces.
The Indian Defence Forces are suitably equipped, trained and organized to face the operational challenges and carry out their mandated task.  Operational preparedness of the Armed Forces is reviewed from time to time based on the threat perception.  Further, development of the combat capabilities of the Armed Forces to tackle the entire spectrum of security challenges is an ongoing process.
State of art training facilities have been created at various Regimental Centres and Training Institutions for the suitable training of the defence personnel to prepare them for tackling any eventuality.  Mental and Physical fitness form the backbone of all training.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya in Rajya Sabha today.
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Joint Venture with Russia for Anti-Tank Shell Production
In March 2014, the Government has concluded a contract with Joint Stock Company ‘Rosoboronexport’ of Russia for procurement of 42,000 rounds of fully formed AMK 339 tank rounds. Besides this, the Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata has entered into ‘Transfer of Technology’ contract with Joint Stock Company “Rosoboronexport” of Russia for indigenous manufacture of AMK 339 tanks rounds.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Dr. Chandan Mitra in Rajya Sabha today.
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Clearance for Defence Proposals
A total of 41 proposals for an indicative cost of Rs.119719.53 Crore have been cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) since June 2014.
A large number of defence equipment have been / are being manufactured in India using Transfer of Technology (ToT). Manufacturer Recommended List of Spares (MRLS) is an integral part of every contract and the requisite spares are supplied by the Manufacturer.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Smt Ambika Soni and Dr. T Subbarami Reddy in Rajya Sabha today.
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Inquiry into Sinking of Torpedo Recovery Vessel
Indian Naval Torpedo Recovery Vessel (TRV A 72) sank off Visakhapatnam on 6th November 2014. The ship had sailed for a routine mission and while returning, she reported flooding in her steering gear compartment at about 1830 hrs on 6th November 2014. Eastern Fleet ships exercising in the vicinity immediately rendered necessary assistance. However, the ship sank at about 1930 hrs due to uncontrolled flooding 35 nautical miles south of Visakhapatnam. One personnel lost his life while four still remain missing.
Six personnel (Four Scientists & Two Technical Staff) from Naval Science and Technology Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam were onboard and they all were safely rescued. A Board of Inquiry (BoI) has been instituted to investigate the causes related to the accident.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri HK Dua in Rajya Sabha today.
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Delay in BRO Projects
Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been entrusted with maintenance / construction of approximately over 30,000 kms of roads in the country. 7636 kms road in J&K and Sikkim is entrusted to BRO out of which 4294 km is connected. Out of these, 12 Indo-China Border Roads (ICBRs) are in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and 3 in Sikkim. 3 ICBR in J&K and 1 ICBR in Sikkim have been completed. Works has not yet commenced on 1 ICBR in Sikkim (Flag Hill-Dokala road) due to pending wildlife clearance.
The delays in execution of road projects are mainly due to the following reasons:
• Delay in Forest / Wildlife clearance.
• Hard rock stretches.
• Limited working season.
• Difficulties in availability of construction material.
• Delay in Land Acquisition.
• Due to natural disaster such as flash flood of Leh in 2010, J&K flood in 2014 and Earthquake in Sikkim in 2011, resources were diverted.
Government has taken following measures to expedite the pace of road projects:
• Chief Secretaries of various State Governments have been requested to constitute Empowered Committees under their chairmanship with Secretaries of concerned departments as members to resolve issues related to land acquisition, forest / wildlife clearance, allotment of quarries etc.
• Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) has given the General Approval under section 2 of forest (conservation) Act, 1980 for diversion of forest land required for construction / widening of roads for construction/ widening of roads entrusted to BRO in the area falling within 100 kilometers aerial distance from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and for link roads between Border Roads in the area within 100 kilometer aerial distance from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and National Highways / State Highways / Other roads subject to certain conditions.
• Outsourcing has been allowed to augment capacity of BRO
• Long Term Roll On Work Plan (LTROWP) and Long Term Equipment Plan (LTEP) have been approved.
• Enhanced financial and administrative powers have been given to the executives of BRO.
The delays in execution of road projects are mainly due to delay in clearances etc. However, where required Chief Engineer Projects are counselled to show greater diligence in the achievement of laid down targets.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. Sanjay Sinh in Rajya Sabha today.
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AGNI 4 Long Range Missile Successfully Test Fired
Agni 4, the 4000 kms range Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile was successfully launched from the wheeler island off the coast of Odisha, today. This was the fourth successful trial in a series. The long range Radars and Electro-Optical Tracking systems (EOTS) located all along the coast tracked and monitored all the parameters throughout the flight.
Agni 4 is equipped with state of the art Avionics, 5th generation On Board Computer and distributed architecture. It has the latest features to correct and guide itself for inflight disturbances. The most accurate Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and supported by redundant, highly reliable Micro Navigation System (MINGS), ensures high accuracy. The re-entry heat shield is capable of withstanding high temperatures that may reach as high as 4000 degree centigrade and above during reentry of missile in earth’s atmosphere and makes sure that the avionics function normally, with inside temperature remaining less than 50 degree centigrade. With Agni 1, 2, 3 and Prithvi already in India’s arsenal, Agni 4 further extends the reach and enhances effective deterrence capability.
The launch operations were carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC). The launch was witnessed by senior DRDO officials led by Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister Secretary Dept of Defence R&D and DG DRDO Shri AvinashChander, who congratulated the SFC and DRDO personnel.
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Modernisation of Next-Generation Military Projects
Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges, technological changes and available sources. The process is based on a 15 Year Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP), Five Year Services Capital Acquisition Plan (SCAP) and an Annual Acquisition Plan (AAP). Procurement of equipment and weapon systems is carried out as per the AAP in accordance with the Defence Procurement Procedure. A total of 41 proposals have been cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) since June, 2014.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa in Rajya Sabha today.
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Budget Allocation for Modernization of Armed Forces
The position of service wise requirement projected vis-a-vis allocation in BE 2014-15 for modernization of Armed Forces is as under:-
                     (Rupees in crore)
Service
Projection
Allocation
Army
33,167.15
20,935.41
Navy*
26,238.08
22,394.23
Air Force
59,606.89
31,818.39
Total
1,19,012.12
75,148.03
 ·         Including Jt. Staff.
The Government constantly reviews the security scenario and accordingly decides to induct appropriate defence weapons / equipment.  Modernisation of Defence Forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges, technological changes and available resources.  The process is based on a 15 year Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP), five year Services Capital Acquisition Plan (SCAP) and Annual Acquisition Plan (AAP).  Procurement of equipment and weapon systems is carried out as per the AAP in accordance with the Defence Procurement Procedure.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri AU Singh Deo in Rajya Sabha today.
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Chinese Intrustion in Chumar Region of Ladakh
There have been no instances of intrusion along the India-China border. There is no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. There are areas along the border where India and China have differing perception of LAC. Transgressions occur, on occasions, on account of both sides undertaking patrolling upto their respective perception of the LAC. Chinese troops transgressed temporarily across our perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Chumar area in September, 2014, and pulled back after a flag meeting between the commanders on both sides.
To resolve such issues, there is a well-established mechanism of Border Personnel Meetings (BPMs), flag meetings etc. which are guided by provisions of various agreements between India and China.
Further, during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India, Prime Minister raised concern over incidents along the border. The two leaders agreed that peace and tranquillity in the border region constitutes an essential foundation for mutual trust and confidence and for realizing the full potential of our relationship.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Avinash Rai Khanna in Rajya Sabha today.
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Bottlenecks in Developing Arms
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed Unmanned Airborne Reconnaissance Vehicle, Nishant with imagery payload, which has already undergone Limited Series Production (LSP). Another Unmanned Airborne Reconnaissance Vehicle, Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Rustom-I has also been developed by DRDO and being evaluated by the user. It has gimballed payload for imagery reconnaissance and target tracking capability in day and night. DRDO has again undertaken a project to develop its advanced version as Rustom-II with Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), Communication Intelligence (COMINT), Medium and Long Range Electro-optic Payloads and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).
Major bottlenecks were identification of Production Agency cum Development Partner and getting environmental Clearance for Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) for testing of developed vehicles.After the trials of the Sensor payloads on unmanned platform with proven performance, indigenous production of the System is likely to commence in 2016.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Smt Renuka Chowdhury in Rajya Sabha today.
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Implementation of One Rank One Pension
The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the Government.
One Rank One Pension (OROP) implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners. This implies bridging the gap between the rate of pension of the current pensioners and the past pensioners, and also future enhancement in the rate of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha today.
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FDI in Defence Sector
In May 2001, the Defence Industry sector, which was hitherto reserved for the public sector, was opened up to 100% for Indian private sector participation with FDI permissible up to 26%, both subject to licensing. Vide Press Note No.7 (2014 Series), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry has raised the FDI limit in Defence Sector up to 49% through FIPB route and above 49% through Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on case-to-case basis, wherever it is likely to result in access to modern and state-of-the-art technology in the country. FDI limit of 49% is composite and includes all point of foreign investments i.e. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Foreign Institutional Investors (FII), Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI), Non Resident Investments (NRIs), Foreign Venture Capital Investor (FVCI) and Qualified Foreign Investors (QFI).
FDI policy in the Defence Sector is applicable to Defence Industries, subject to Industrial Licensing under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951. The list of defence products requiring industrial license has been notified vide Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) Press Note-3 (2014 Series) dated 26th June, 2014.
The Defence Production Policy, 2011 aims at achieving substantive self-reliance in the design, development and production of equipment / weapon systems / platforms required for defence in as early a time frame as possible; creating conditions conducive for the private industry to take an active role in this endeavour; enhancing potential of SMEs in indigenisation and broadening the defence R&D base of the country. The policy also highlights the need to build up a robust indigenous defence industrial base by pro-actively encouraging larger involvement of Indian private sector, design, development and manufacture of defence equipment.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri P Bhattacharya and Shri Husain Dalwai in Rajya Sabha today.
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