New Delhi: Indian sailors have demonstrated their strength and resilience in addressing various challenges today. However, India remains resolute in its commitment to further enhance this strength. Forces in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea are being bolstered with the objective of monitoring China’s military activities closely.
To achieve this goal, the Indian Navy plans to deploy a minimum of 175 warships in the Indian Ocean by 2035. This move is expected to provide not only a strategic advantage but also strengthen India’s presence in the Indian Ocean region. In addition to this, there will be a focus on augmenting the fleet of fighter jets, aircraft, helicopters, and drones. The Indian Navy is considered the most self-reliant among the three branches of our military.
Several projects are underway to construct submarines and ships. In recent times, six submarines have been built, and there are plans to construct three additional Scorpene submarines. The Indian Navy is actively engaged in the construction of stealth frigates, with a targeted completion date set for 2026. Additionally, various guided missile destroyers are currently in the process of being built.
This information was deliberated upon during a conference attended by senior officers of the Navy. The discussion highlighted the imperative to enhance India’s naval strength, particularly in light of its extensive coastline. In addition to these efforts, the Navy is also leveraging data analytics and artificial intelligence to enhance its operational capabilities.