SP's MAI - Issue No. 5-6 | March 1-31, 2016

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    EXCLUSIVE
    MILITARY / MAKE IN INDIA
    Ministry of Commerce 'facilitator' of 'Make in India' initiatives

    The Narendra Modi-led Government is going aggressive on several initiatives and top of them all is the ‘Make in India’ plan.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    The Defence Budget — Lowest rise
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Probably this year’s defence budget (2016-17) has seen the lowest rise in the history of defence budgets.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Indo-US defence ties
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    India and the US share strategic objectives and one area in which there is positive convergence between the two nations is the rising threat from China.

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    MILITARY / SPACE | FEATURE
    India's satellite-based networking capabilities
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    Rukmini will provide networking capabilities with various Indian Navy’s assets.

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    MILITARY / UNMANNED
    UAVs for land and maritime forces
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    India’s land borders are extensive thus air surveillance is the ideal medium of surveillance and gathering intelligence.

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    MILITARY / MARITIME | FEATURE
    Coastal surveillance and security
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    Consequently, a comprehensive coastal surveillance project for coastal radar network along the Indian coastline was formulated for beefing up of coastal security...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Raisina Dialogue – New geopolitical initiative
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    A second dialogue ‘Gateway of India’ Dialogue will focus on economic diplomacy with an aim to make India a manufacturing hub. These two dialogues filling up erstwhile voids should see India on the go.

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    MILITARY / SPOTLIGHT
    Exercise Force-18 culminates

    Exercise Force-18, the largest ground forces multinational field training exercise on ‘Humanitarian Mine Action and Peacekeeping Operations’...

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    MILITARY
    President's Standards presented to 75 and 43 Armoured Regiments

    Jaisalmer Military Station witnessed a historic moment recently when General Dalbir Singh, COAS, on behalf of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, presented the ‘President’s Standards’ to 75 Armoured Regiment and 43 Armoured Regiment.

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    MILITARY
    Indo-Indonesia Exercise Garuda Shakti-IV

    Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Garuda Shakti is conducted as part of military diplomacy between Indian and Indonesian Army alternatively in India and Indonesia respectively.

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    MILITARY
    Launch of Yard 2097

    The sixth ship of LCU MK IV project was launched on March 12 at an impressive ceremony at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.

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    AEROSPACE
    HAL exports structural assemblies of Dornier to RUAG

    The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has handed over the first ship-set to RUAG, Germany, at a function held at its Transport Aircraft Division (TAD) at Kanpur recently, as part of export orders for structural assemblies of Do-228-212 NG (New Generation).

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    AEROSPACE
    US Air Force unveils picture of new stealth bomber

    The US Air Force (USAF) recently unveiled the first ever image of its futuristic stealth bomber, the B-21, which will be the first American bomber of the 21st century.

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    AEROSPACE
    Deployment of P-8I to Seychelles for EEZ surveillance

    The Indian Navy has deployed a P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Seychelles since March 20, 2016, for surveillance in the EEZ of Seychelles, in accordance with the MoU between the Governments of India and Seychelles.

  • AEROSPACE
    Turbochrome Ltd agreement with P&W military engines

    TAT Technologies Ltd (TATT), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defence industries recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Turbochrome Ltd has signed a 15-year agreement with Pratt & Whitney.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Pope Francis loses temper after almost being pulled over by crowd

    Pope Francis lost his temper in Mexico after a person pulled him so hard he fell onto a child in a wheelchair.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    US citizen arrested for photographing Khajuraho with drone

    An American citizen was caught photographing the Khajuraho temples, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Madhya Pradesh, using a drone camera, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials said.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    60 suspicious flying objects sighted at IGIA in three months

    The Delhi International Airport witnessed over 60 unidentified objects in its airspace in three months from October last year. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Director General Surender Singh...

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    CORPORATE
    Boeing names Leanne Caret as President and CEO of Defense, Space & Security unit

    The Boeing Board of Directors has elected Leanne Caret as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Defense, Space & Security...

  • CORPORATE
    HAL and PHL to establish helicopter MRO at Delhi

    The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL) signed an MoU to establish a joint venture at Rohini in Delhi to carry out the maintenance work related to all types of helicopters...

  • CORPORATE
    Defence System Integration Complex

    The Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is planning to establish a Defence Systems Integration Complex in Andhra Pradesh. Foundation stone for the 360-hectre complex at Palasamudram...