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Govt ignored Navy warning on dwindling submarine strength

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 09:28

The recent INS Sindhuratna mishap has brought to the fore a startling revelation that the Manmohan Singh-led Congress government had ignored the warning issued by the Indian Navy in 2010 that the country`s submarine fleet was depleting and was in a poor condition.

First Scorpene submarine would be ready by 2014: French envoy

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 22:59

Scorpene submarines ordered by Indian Navy from French firm DCNS in 2005, as part of technology transfer between 2 countries, will be rolled out by 2014, France`s top diplomat in India said.

Ex chief of Scorpene project under scanner

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 17:36

An inquiry is being conducted against a former Director in-charge of the Rs 23,000-crore Scorpene submarine project for alleged financial irregularities in a defence shipyard, Lok Sabha was informed Monday.

After Rafale jet, India eyes French submarine

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 09:44

After clinching Rs 99,000-crore deal to equip the Indian Air Force with Dassault Aviation’s Rafale fighters, the government is now eying to acquire next generation submarines manufactured by France.

First Scorpene submarine to roll out by 2015: Raju

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 20:24

India is expected to commission its first Scorpene submarine, being developed by French naval construction group DCNS, by 2015, said Union Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju here on Monday.

Navy plans Rs 10,000 cr expansion of Karwar base

Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 09:23

Navy plans to deploy the Admiral Gorshkov, Scorpene submarines and other surface ships at the base after completion of over Rs 10,000 crore project.

Delivery of Scorpene submarines delayed: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 17:39

The delivery of the 6 Scorpene submarines, has been revised and the first vessel will be ready by June 2015.

First Scorpene submarine from Mazagaon to roll out in 2015

Last Updated: Monday, March 14, 2011, 19:21

The delivery of the first Scorpene submarine under Project-75 to the Indian Navy has been put off till second half of 2015, Parliament was informed on Monday.

Induction of Scorpene submarines delayed by three years

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 21:09

The first of the six Scorpene submarines would now be inducted into the Navy by 2015 against the planned induction in December next year, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

`Scorpene delivery delay may affect force levels`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 00:08

The delay in delivery of Scorpene submarines is likely to have an impact on the envisaged under-water force levels of the Indian Navy, Government told the Lok Sabha today.

`Delay in Scorpene submarines will impact force levels`

Last Updated: Monday, April 26, 2010, 17:34

The delivery of Scorpene submarines to the Indian Navy has been delayed by three years and this will impact on its force levels but corrective measures have already been taken, Parliament was informed Monday.

PAC slams Def Min over Scorpene submarine deal

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 22:26

Slamming Defence Ministry over the nine-year delay in awarding contract to French firm Thales to build six Scorpene submarines , a PAC today said the indecisiveness resulted in cost overruns and undue favour to the vendor.