Navy looks forward at inducting 56 warships and submarines, says Admiral Lanba - TNBCLive

Indian Navy is looking forward at inducting 56 submarines and warships and the process for bringing in a third aircraft carrier has been moved, said Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday. He vowed to enhance the force’s maritime capabilities.

Admiral Lanba has also assured that the country’s Navy is keeping round-the-clock vigil on India maritime domain.

At the annual press conference, he continued that “Navy is looking at inducting 56 warships and submarines to enhance its strength. This is apart from 32 warships under construction.”

The process for installation of automated identified transponders on almost 2.5 lakh finishes boats, which has been started as a part of efforts to developed coastal security, said Admiral Lanba.

He further informed that the process for induction of a third aircraft carrier has been moved.

When enquired about the status of the proposal to set-up an airbase at Seychelles’ Assumption Island, said Admiral Lanba talks were on with the government of the Island nation.

Maldives government is now having a favorable time, the two countries are to strengthen their maritime cooperation, added the Navy Chief.

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