In order to enhance the force’s maritime capability the Indian Navy is looking at inducting 56 warships and six submarines, including of an advanced class- the Project 75I, said Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba.
The process for bringing in a third aircraft carrier has been moved.
The construction of an aircraft carrier will start in the next three years.
“Navy is looking at inducting 56 warships and submarines to enhance its strength. This is apart from 32 warships under construction,” he shared the developments during his annual press conference.
Admiral Lanba also assured the nation that the Navy is keeping round-the-clock vigil on India’s maritime domain.
Admiral Lanba further said, “The process for installing automated identification transponders on around 2.5 lakh fishing boats has been started as part of efforts to enhance coastal security.”