SP's MAI - Issue No. 10 | May 16-31, 2016<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
Given India’s increasing vulnerabilities and international demands to act as a net provider of security as a rising regional power, the defence allocation and expenditure needs to be supplemented to create the capabilities which the armed forces will need in future
A report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence stated that the enhancement in the defence budget for the year 2016-17 over the previous year...
A.K. Antony, during his decade-long tenure as Defence Minister, maintained that budget allocations were more than adequate and more money could always be made available.
The illustrious and unique Sea Harriers of the Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 300 were given a befitting farewell in a function organised at INS Hansa, Goa, on May 11, 2016.
In a written reply given to the Parliament in response to a question about foreing direct investment (FDI) in defence, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said...
As reported in the media, the government has approved the establishment of a ‘Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System’ (CIBMS) for 24 x 7 x 365 surveillance of the border through technology.
Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, presently the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, has been approved by the government to be the next Chief of the Naval Staff with effect from the afternoon of May 31, 2016.
In a follow-up to Exercise Shatrujeet by the Strike Corps (Strike One) last month, the pivot formations held the fortnight-long military training exercise code-named Exercise Chakravyuh-II, which concluded on May 10 in the general area of Suratgarh in Rajasthan.
General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of the Army Staff, visited the Armoured Corps Centre and School and the Mechanised Infantry Regimental Centre, Ahmednagar, recently. General Dalbir Singh appreciated the laudable work being done by both institutions...
A symposium on ‘100 Years of the Tank’ was organised by South Asia Defence & Strategic Review on May 2, 2016, at Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhawan, in New Delhi on the occasion of the Armoured Corps Day.
Indian Naval Ships Delhi, Tarkash and Deepak under the command of Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, Rear Admiral Ravneet Singh, NM entered Manama on May 16.
The Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha flew the indigenously designed and produced LCA Tejas at the HAL in Bengaluru on May 17, 2016.
The prestigious Red Flag exercise 2016, has concluded its advanced aerial combat training between the Indian Air Force, the US Air Force and the US Navy on May 13, 2016.
The raging forest fires in Uttarakhand and the inability to douse the fires immediately has thrown up the issue of equipment and also strategy.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has released the draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, which is open to public for comments till June 3. Under this bill, the Central Government will set up Security Vetting Authority (SVA) whose permission will be needed for acquiring maps, geospatial data though space or aerial platforms...
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group in the US, has said that the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used an unsecured phone line when the secure line was experiencing technical issues.
A suspicious package destroyed by a bomb disposal team after prompting the evacuation of Manchester United’s stadium recently was a fake device accidentally left behind after a training exercise.
The government came under a sharp attack from a parliamentary panel for lapses and failures in the Pathankot airbase security, and said “something was seriously wrong” with India’s counter-terror mechanism.
Boeing has equipped the US Navy’s new P-8 Maintenance Training Facility with a suite of realistic, interactive training systems...
Two new Directors have taken charge at Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd on May 1, 2016. They are Girish Kumar, Director (Bengaluru Complex), and Nataraj Krishnappa, Director (Other Units).
Airbus Group SE and Safran have signed an agreement for the second and final phase of their 50/50 joint venture, Airbus Safran Launchers.