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    India opens huge new naval base

    The facility will eventually be able to berth 42 ships
    India has opened a new naval base on its Arabian Sea coast which it says will become one of the largest in Asia.
    The base at Karwar in south-western Karnataka state will have space for 42 warships and deep water for an aircraft carrier and nuclear submarines to dock.

    It fulfils a long-standing demand by India's navy for an exclusive facility.

    Until now Indian naval bases have had to share space with commercial ports, leaving them congested and vulnerable to attacks.

    The BBC's Sunil Raman in Bangalore says the INS Kadamba base covers 4,400 acres and will become the biggest operational base in India.

    "This base is of strategic importance," Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said at the new base in Karwar.

    "With the commissioning of this base, the navy will fulfil the responsibility of defending the country and safeguarding its exclusive economic zone."

    The base has been commissioned 19 years after its foundation stone was laid, mainly because of delays due to funding problems.

    But in 2000, the Indian government decided to make it a priority and channelled huge funds towards the project.

    Presently, the base can berth around 11 ships but the number will rise to 42 in the next couple of years.

    A ship-lifting system built by European engine maker Rolls Royce at a cost of $35m will become operational by the end of this year.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4596581.stm
    Oh, everything's too damned expensive these days. This Bible cost 15 bucks! And talk about a preachy book! Everybody's a sinner! Except this guy.

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    Does it disturb you?

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      #3
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      no mate its a topic and i thought lets post it in the military affairs section....
      is it wrong to post articles on india in militray affairs section?
      BTW this reply clearly indicates your mentality and IQ buddy
      Last edited by homer_j_simpson; Jun 2, 2005, 04:20 AM.
      Oh, everything's too damned expensive these days. This Bible cost 15 bucks! And talk about a preachy book! Everybody's a sinner! Except this guy.

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        Originally posted by homer_j_simpson
        no mate its a topic and i thought lets post it in the military affairs section....
        is it wrong to post articles on india in militray affairs section?
        BTW this reply clearly indicates your mentality and IQ buddy
        you must check your mentality and IQ, as you are posting an Indian topic in Pakistan affairs.

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          #5
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          dumb a$$ this is military and strategic forum.....because of the nature of our volatile relationship with India, any developments on the indian end can be reported
          I think it is ok to be informed about the activities of our neighbor, isn't it?
          Oh, everything's too damned expensive these days. This Bible cost 15 bucks! And talk about a preachy book! Everybody's a sinner! Except this guy.

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            Originally posted by homer_j_simpson
            dumb a$$ this is military and strategic forum.....because of the nature of our volatile relationship with India, any developments on the indian end can be reported
            I think it is ok to be informed about the activities of our neighbor, isn't it?
            A normal person could start this thread in world affairs.

            what you think does not make law.

            GupShup > Politics & Religion > Pakistan Affairs > Military and Strategic Issues

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              #7
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              anjjan cut the crap...
              the thread is perfectly in place given the significance of the event for Pakistan's military and strategic affairs. Indians keep an eye on Pakistan's develpments too as it's of importance to India whether denied or accepted.
              By the way the topic can also be discussed in world affairs in a diff light. But, since we have one focused Military and Strategic forum which happens to fall under the Pakistan Affairs section it does not mean topics relating to other militaries and their strategic affairs cant be discussed here...Military and Strategic Issues forum is and can be used for discussions on all sorts of relevant Military and Strategic Issues.

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                #8
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                anjjaan beta kacchi hogayi aapki ....now start crying as u normally do..chalo chalo jaldi jaldi shaabash shabaash
                Oh, everything's too damned expensive these days. This Bible cost 15 bucks! And talk about a preachy book! Everybody's a sinner! Except this guy.

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                  #9
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                  OK, sorry Haris bhai! Also tell me if Kashmir is also taken for the same easyness in Pakistan affairs, or it is because of Pakistan' territorial claim?

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                    #10
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                    Good luck and best wishes to the Indian Navy! They need this and have needed it for a while. I'd hope this will ripple down to better coastal security services also. It's been a long held suspicion that with a huge unguarded peninsula, smuggling of weapons to terrorist plants, drugs and even human cargo could be going on!

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                      ,,great news ,,, One huge blimp on the radar,,, mouth watering propsects for already target rich stage. including the sitting duck air craft carrier,,,,,,(not sure which smily fits here) ,,,
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                        #12
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                        ^ that's probably what the japs thought of pearl harbor...ofcourse it's quite possible that the urdu and arabic versions of world history portray japs won over the allies

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                          Originally posted by Atlantis
                          ^ that's probably what the japs thought of pearl harbor...ofcourse it's quite possible that the urdu and arabic versions of world history portray japs won over the allies
                          And the Indian version of history is all blank since hindus are so irrelavant throught it LOL

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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by elahi
                            And the Indian version of history is all blank since hindus are so irrelavant throught it LOL
                            aren't you a pakistani?

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                              #15
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                              indian navy is going to be the best in the world soon. India is increaing the pride of South Asia. Jai Hindustan.

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