India becomes “frontline” state in US war plans against China

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    India becomes “frontline” state in US war plans against China
    7 March 2017

    India is to become a major service and repair hub for the US Seventh Fleet—the armada that is at the center of US war preparations against China.

    Last month the Pentagon awarded a contract, said to be worth up to $1.5 billion over the next five years, to a shipyard in Gujarat to maintain the Seventh Fleet’s warships, patrol and service vessels.

    This is a strategic move aimed at giving flesh and blood to last August’s agreement opening India’s military bases and ports to routine use by the US military for the resupply and repair of its warplanes and warships.

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    • Ils ont intérêt à vérifier plutôt deux fois qu’une le boulot effectué dans les chantiers navals !

      La frégate a chaviré lors de la remise à flot du dock.

      Indian Navy frigate INS Betwa capsized in dock, two missing
      https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2016/16247/indian-navy-frigate-ins-betwa-capsized-dock-two-mi

      On Dec 5 Indian Navy frigate INS Betwa slipped off blocks in a dry dock, while leaving dock, and capsized. 14 crew injured, 2 missing, one of them believed to remain trapped inside. The ship was undergoing refit at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. On a photo from dnaindia.com capsized frigate.
      INS Betwa (F39) is a Brahmaputra-class guided missile frigate of Indian Navy, displacement 3850 tons, armament missiles, guns, torpedoes, crew 440-450, commissioned in 2004.

      Elle vient tout juste d’être redressée.

      Indian Naval Ship Righted After Dock Accident
      http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/indian-naval-ship-righted-after-dock-accident

      Resolve was contracted to conduct an immediate dive survey, then to stabilize, block and support the vessel to allow the drydock to be fully dewatered. Working alongside the Indian Navy, crews inspected all compartments of the vessel, then proceeded to patch and repair all damages, and secure all openings.

      With a sophisticated engineering plan in place, salvage teams were able to complete extensive repairs to the internal tanks as well as the side shell of the vessel. By systematically flooding and pumping compartments, the vessel was rolled upright and done so without the use of any external lifting force.

      The entire salvage operation was concluded in less than two months and required complex hydrodynamic calculations and the use of intricate measuring and monitoring systems.

      The news of the vessel’s righting comes as a board of inquiry constituted to investigate how the INS Betwa toppled found that human error had led to the accident. The incident is reported to have occurred due to a miscalculation of the load distribution equilibrium.

      INS Betwa is expected to be operational by April 2018.