Articles By Rear Adm AP Revi

Submarine Ahoy – Whither to Bound?

Submarine Ahoy – Whither to Bound?

By: Rear Adm AP Revi | Issue: Vol. 31.2 Apr-Jun 2016 | Date: 21 Jul , 2016

The MOD’s 1997 proposal for a 30-year s/m building programme got CCS endorsement only in 1999. It consisted of a long term plan for indigenous construction of twenty-four s/m over a period of...

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India’s Nuclear Submarine Programme

India’s Nuclear Submarine Programme

By: Rear Adm AP Revi | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 26 Mar , 2016

The first major challenge was to reorient the s/m design team from a conventional single hull design framework to a double hull nuclear powered s/m concept. Besides, having to put aside all the...

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A Strategic Dilemma: Fast Depleting Submarine Force Levels

A Strategic Dilemma: Fast Depleting Submarine Force Levels

By: Rear Adm AP Revi | Issue: Vol. 29.4 Oct-Dec 2014 | Date: 09 Sep , 2015

As far as submarine design expertise is concerned – India is at present at the initiation point of the learning curve. The submarine design capability curves of others like USA, Russia, UK and...

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Arihant: The Annihilator

Arihant: The Annihilator

By: Rear Adm AP Revi | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 03 May , 2014

The launching of the Arihant by the Prime Minister (PM) on 26th July 2009 has hopefully, at last, partially lifted the top security veil over the Advance Technology Vessel (ATV) Project. In that...

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India’s Indigenous Submarine Design Dilemma

India’s Indigenous Submarine Design Dilemma

By: Rear Adm AP Revi | Issue: Vol 27.3 Jul-Sep 2012 | Date: 17 Sep , 2012

The defence shipyards have not as yet come up to Navy’s expectations, particularly in respect of productivity standards. Time and cost overruns have become a perpetual problem. Some of these...

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Coastal Security Paradox

Coastal Security Paradox

By: Rear Adm AP Revi | Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 19 Apr , 2012

A constabulary role and coordination between the civil agencies lie wholly outside the scope and capability of the Indian Navy. The IN should not even consider venturing into those domains as it...

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Revolution in military logistics

Revolution in military logistics

By: Rear Adm AP Revi | Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 14 Feb , 2012

Everyone on the streets today is talking about globalisation. In military circles, there is much talk about Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA). The military is also going full steam ahead on...

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