SP's MAI - Issue No. 12 | June 16-30, 2016

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    100% FDI in defence is a good move
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Narendra Modi Government has announced that foreign direct investment (FDI) in the defence sector is permitted to 100 per cent level.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Asia-Pacific — China plays leech and bully
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    As the 1,00,000-tonne US aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, which carries F-18 fighter jets, joined the naval ships of Japan and India in the seas off the Japanese Okinawan Island chain for Exercise Malabar 2016, a PLA Navy (PLAN) spy ship was observed...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Exercise Malabar 2016 in the strategic calculus of India
    By Rear Admiral S. Ramsay (Retd)

    Indian Naval ships Satpura, Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch participated in the recently concluded 20th edition of Exercise Malabar 2016 with the US Navy (USN) and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF).

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    NSG — India on cusp of membership
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The preliminary technical meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in Vienna on June 9 discussed the new applications from India, Pakistan and Namibia.

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    MILITARY / MARKETING FEATURE
    Rosoboronexport starts marketing new Verba MANPADS globally

    The Rosoboronexport state arms trader begins active promotion to the international market of the newest Russian-made man-portable air defence missile system...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    DPP 2016 — What is new?
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On June 8, 2016, the Ministry of Defence uploaded on its website the Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 Chapters I to VI including Appendices and Annexures.

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    MILITARY / SPOTLIGHT
    Indian warships visit Busan after Exercise Malabar 2016

    In a demonstration of India’s ‘Act East policy’ and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian naval ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch...

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    MILITARY
    India-Singapore after Defence Ministers' Dialogue

    The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited Singapore on June 3 to attend the 15th Shangri-La Dialogue. Parrikar met the Minister for Defence of Singapore Dr Ng Eng Hen to cochair the inaugural Singapore-India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD).

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    MILITARY
    Passing out parade at Officers Training Academy

    General Dalbir Singh, Chief of Army Staff, reviewed the 9th passing out parade of Officers Training Academy held on June 11, 2016, in which 92 Gentleman Cadets of the Technical Entry Course Serial 27 along with 46 Special Commission Officers of Course Serial 36...

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    MILITARY
    Indian Military Academy passing out parade

    About 610 Gentlemen Cadets including 45 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from six friendly foreign countries passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, on June 11, 2016.

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    MILITARY
    All-women crew sails into Port Louis

    Indian Navy’s sail boat INSV Mhadei sailed into Port Louis, Mauritius, with the first all-women crew recently. The Navy’s famous sailing vessel Mhadei set sail from her home port Goa on May 24, 2016...

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    MILITARY
    Armed forces celebrate International Yoga Day

    From performing aasanas in sub-zero temperature at Siachen to desert in Rajasthan and warships, the Indian armed forces marked the International Yoga Day across India on June 21, 2016.

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    AEROSPACE / VIEWPOINT
    Women breaking barriers!
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The commissioning of female pilots into the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force will indeed be inspiring as well as challenging for the future generations of women

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    AEROSPACE
    Indigenous trainer aircraft makes inaugural flight

    The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar witnessed the inaugural flight of India’s own indigenous HTT-40 (Basic Trainer Aircraft - BTA) designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on June 17, 2016, at HAL airport.

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    AEROSPACE
    France takes delivery of 9th A400M Atlas

    The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) recently received the ninth series production A400M Atlas military transport aircraft for the air force. The aircraft carries the manufacturer’s serial number MSN33.

  • AEROSPACE
    First of eight Aermacchi M-346 aircraft for the Polish Air Force unveiled

    The roll-out ceremony for the first of eight Polish Air Force M-346 aircraft took place recently at Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s facility in Venegono Superiore (near Varese).

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Orlando killings expose lax gun security laws

    On June 12, 2016, a mass shooting occurred inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlanda, Florida, in which 49 people were killed and 53 injured by a lone terrorist identified...

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Flares at Euro 2016; UEFA powerless

    The Union of European Football Associations told The Independent that it was powerless to prevent flares being smuggled into games at its European Championships...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Terror attempt in Belgium

    Three Belgian nationals arrested last week have been charged with attempting to commit terrorist murder and with taking part in the activities of a terrorist group, Belgium’s federal prosecutor has said.

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    CORPORATE
    Boeing, Tata joint venture establishes aerospace facility in Hyderabad

    Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems celebrated the foundation laying of a new facility in Hyderabad for its joint venture named TBAL on June 18, 2016.