Strongly pitching for indigenisation of warships and submarines, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan on Thursday said the future of Indian Navy is firmly anchored on indigenisation and the force has transformed from "Buyers Navy" to "Builder's Navy" after relentless efforts.
Indian Navy would have 200 warships in another 10 years, with three aircraft carriers in each of the three naval commands, for which orders have already been given to various docks in the country, a senior official said here on Wednesday.
A US aircraft carrier set sail for the Philippines on Tuesday to accelerate relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one coastal city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as rescuers reach hundreds of isolated towns and villages.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be apprised of the objections raised by political parties in Tamil Nadu to India`s plan to supply warships to Sri Lanka and his participation in the Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting in Colombo.
Russia is sending two warships to the east Mediterranean, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, but Moscow denied this meant it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.
Amid allegations of non-compliance and favouritism, the Defence Ministry has put on hold a joint venture between public sector Mazagon Dockyards and private sector Pipavav shipyard for building warships for Indian Navy.