SP's MAI - Issue No. 7-8 | April 1-30, 2016

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    A welcome breakthrough!
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    With the breakthrough in the deal of the 36 Rafale jets, finally, there is the proverbial ‘light at the end of the tunnel’!

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    DPP 2016 — The long and short of it
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 (DPP) was released by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on March 28, 2016...

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Deepening partnership — India and US
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The fourth meeting (April 11, 2016) within a span of one year between Indian Defence...

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    MILITARY / INDO-US RELATIONSHIP
    India-United States Joint Statement

    Following is the text of the Indo-US Joint Statement on the visit of Secretary of Defense Dr Ashton Carter to India from April 10-13, 2016

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Nuclear Security Summit and the ground realities
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    While President Barack Obama talked of “one of the greatest threats to global security ‚ÄĒ terrorists getting their hands on a weapon of mass destruction”...

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    MILITARY / SHOW REPORT
    Defexpo highlights 'Make in India' possibilities
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Quitol in Goa may be back of beyond. But from March 27 to 31...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    South China Sea — Dragon laying eggs
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India has never claimed the Indian Ocean but China has been saying periodically that Indian Ocean does not belong to India‚ÄĒexhibiting the intellect of a special child.

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    MILITARY / SPOTLIGHT
    Commissioning of offshore patrol vessel ICGS Shoor

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship Shoor, the second ship in the series of six offshore patrol vessels (OPV), was commissioned at Goa by Nitin Gadkari...

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    AEROSPACE / VIEWPOINT
    Super Hornet or the Fighting Falcon?
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The requirement of the IAF is not for a lightweight fighter but for a medium to heavyweight combat aircraft capable of operating over long range without in-flight refuelling...

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    AEROSPACE
    Mighty Jets: 55 years of strategic reach

    Mighty Jets, one of the oldest transport squadrons of the Indian Air Force (IAF) with its motto of ‘Ishtam Yatnen Sadyet’ that translates into ‘Achieve Goals through Perseverance,’ celebrated its 55th anniversary on March 31, 2016.

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    AEROSPACE
    Embraer selects Rheinmetall Germany for KC-390 programme

    Embraer Defense & Security announced that it has selected the German company Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Simulation and Training to develop and deliver the training media suite for the KC-390 military transport jet.

  • AEROSPACE
    BEL hands over EOIR payloads to IAF

    The Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bengaluru, handed over the first lot of two numbers of electro-optic infrared (EOIR) payloads for helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Chennai on March 21, 2016.

  • AEROSPACE
    India to acquire Raytheon Stinger missiles

    The Indian Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with the US Department of Defense to acquire Stinger air-to-air missiles made by Raytheon Company.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Belgium's Transport Minister resigns

    The Belgium Transport Minister Jacqueline Galant has resigned following accusations of security lapses prior to the March terrorist attacks in Brussels.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    US border not impregnable

    Security issues were found at nearly all of the US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) remote facilities along the southwest border...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Temple fire due to security lapses

    Serious security lapses in handling of explosives led to the fire disaster at Puttingal temple in Kollam, Kerala, on April 10, Chief Controller of Explosives said in a report submitted to the Government of India.

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    CORPORATE
    HAL conferred with 'SCOPE Excellence Award'

    The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been conferred with ‘SCOPE Excellence Award’ for outstanding contribution to the Public Sector Management.

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    CORPORATE
    Thales and Airbus to produce new digital maps

    The French National Geographic and Forestry Information Institute (IGN) has awarded the Thales-Airbus Defence and Space consortium the GeoMaps contract for the next six years.

  • CORPORATE
    JFD wins £193-million significant Indian Navy submarine rescue contract

    JFD, the leading global subsea operations and engineering company and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announced that it has been awarded a £193-million contract by the Indian Navy...

  • CORPORATE
    Saab and Tata to develop and manufacture self-protection systems

    Defence and security company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division have started the process of manufacturing self-protection systems for land-based platforms...