These next generation ships can patrol the oceans for three or four months compared to the navy's current patrol boats, which can be at sea for a maximum of 45 days. IMAGE: The Indian Navy's offshore patrol vessel INS Saryu. Photograph: Indian Navy The defence ministry has cleared the acquisition of the first of its planned 'next-generation' warships -- six Next-Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (NGOPVs) for an estimated cost of Rs 4,941 crore (Rs 49.41 billion), or about Rs 825 crore (Rs 8.25 billion) each. These will be followed by 'next-generation missile boats', 'next-generation frigates' and 'next-generation destroyers'. All these vessels are currently being designed by the navy's internal design directorate.'The NGOPVs will be built in indigenous shipyards and will be fitted with state-of-the-art sensor suite with increased endurance,' a defence ministry release stated. Tenders are likely to go out soon to public sector and private sector Indian shipyards. Each NGOPV will … [Read more...] about Coming soon: Navy’s next-gen patrol vessels
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Video PlayerClose SHAOXING, China, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Igor Gorgonzola Novara of Italy scored its second full-set victory, beating Vakifbank Istanbul of Turkey 3-2 in the FIVB Women's Club World Championship here on Thursday evening. Both sides staged a marathon match which lasted two hours and 20 minutes before debutants Novara had the upper hand 25-21, 25-22, 25-27, 24-26 and 15-12. Ever losing the third set 25-27, the Italian side still looked to be on the way to an easy success as the reigning European champions established a 16-6 lead in the fourth set, which Vakifbank astonishingly rallied to tie 23-all and took it 26-24. However, Novara who won their opener 3-2 against Tianjin Bohai Bank from two sets down on Wednesday, survived the tough challenge from the Turks as they led 10-5 en route to the 15-12 win in the decisive fifth set. Opposite spiker Jovana Brakocevic scored a match-high 30 points for Novara, with middle blocker Stefana Veljkovic and wing spiker Megan Courtney … [Read more...] about Novara win 2nd full-set victory in FIVB Women’s Club World Championship
Video PlayerClose ISTANBUL, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said the second quadruple summit on Syria by Britain, France, Germany and Turkey would be held in Istanbul in February. "We agreed to have this quadruple summit at least once a year from now on," Erdogan said at a meeting with media representatives in London. The leaders of the four countries met on Syria on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the NATO summit in London. "During the summit, we have discussed the Operation Peace Spring in Syria in details," Erdogan said, adding that the leaders significantly focused on the question of "when Turkey would get out of there." "I am telling you loud and clear, I said. Tel Abyad and Rasulayn have a length of 420 km and a depth of 32 km. We can not leave these places without establishing peace," he noted. Erdogan also said Turkey has a 911-km border with Syria and is becoming a frequent target of attacks by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). … [Read more...] about Erdogan says to host 2nd quadruple summit on Syria in Feb.
NEW DELHI: Luxury sports carmaker Porsche on Monday launched all new version of its compact SUV Macan in India with price starting at Rs 69.98 lakh (ex-showroom). A more powerful version of the model - Macan S - is priced at Rs 85.03 lakh. "The Macan has been one of our most successful series in India and with the new generation combining even more pronounced Porsche DNA, greater performance and comfort, I am confident that the success story is sure to continue," Porsche India Director Pavan Shetty told reporters here. All those who have been asking of the price point being right, yes you read that & heard that right. Porsche Macan… https://t.co/hXImMfoWrM— Porsche India (@Porsche_India) 1564387208000 The new range offers the perfect balance of emotions and functionality, he added. The Macan comes with an enhanced two-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine, producing 252 hp of power. It can accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds with an ability to … [Read more...] about Porsche drives in new-gen Macan at Rs 69.98 lakh
High-octane campaigning for the second of the five-phase Assembly elections in Jharkhand came to a close on Thursday, two days before 20 constituencies in the State go to polls. A total of 260 candidates, including Chief Minister Raghubar Das, will fight it out in this phase, which will cover Baharagora, Ghatsila, Potka, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur (East), Jamshedpur (West), Seraikela, Chaibasa, Majhgaon, Jaganathpur, Manoharpur, Chakradharpur, Kharsawan, Tamar, Torpa, Khunti, Mandar, Sisai, Simdega and Kolebira. The nominees include 29 women candidates and 73 Independents, an Election Commission release here said. Sixteen of the 20 constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates and one for Scheduled Caste, it said. Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said “dry day” has been declared in the poll-bound districts and their adjoining ones, 48 hours prior to voting. … [Read more...] about Campaign ends for 2nd phase of Jharkhand Assembly polls