Indian Navy seek big firepower boost against Pakistan in the Indian Ocean
*NEW DELHI - Indian Navy seek big firepower boost against Pakistan in the Indian Ocean in shape of a yet another state of the art Aircraft Carrier.*
The Indian Navy is keen to acquire a third aircraft carrier, Admiral Karambir Singh said on Friday. The Chief of Naval Staff also said the Indian Ocean Region is facing a slew of challenges.
"The Indian Navy is keen on having a third aircraft carrier. If you see the blue of 1950s, it was built on three aircraft carriers," he said.
Admiral Singh was talking to reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing 'Goa Maritime Conclave' in Panaji. The three-day meet, an initiative of the Indian Navy, is aimed at identifying common maritime priorities of littoral nations in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
Ten countries, located in India's close and extended neighbourhood, are taking part in the conclave.
"We are very much looking forward for the government to take a decision on third aircraft carrier. The procedure for that is yet to start, the Indian Navy chief said.