SP's MAI - Issue No. 19-20 | October 1-31, 2016

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    India-Russia relations take next step
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The recent meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Putin of Russia on the sidelines of the BRICS summit at Goa and the deals signed between India and Russia have silenced the critics that the Modi Government is putting all its eggs...

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Goa takeaway: India-Russia mega defence deals
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Despite India’s strengthening of defence and other ties with the US and Russia’s recent overtures in Pakistan, the relationship between India and Russia has a historic bonding.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    SAARC shuns Pakistan
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Pakistan is blaming India for pulling out from the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meet scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Arihant-functional arm of India’s nuclear triad
    By Rear Admiral S. Ramsay (Retd)

    A decision to create indigenous design, development and construction capability for strategic arm of nuclear powered Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN) was taken by the Government of India way back in the early 1970s.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Big-ticket acquisitions — Overshadowing cuttingedge again?
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    As per media reports, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is working towards seeking an annual hike of eight per cent in terms of capital expenditure in the next decade plus in order to procure new equipment for the Army, Navy and the Air Force.

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    MILITARY / SPOTLIGHT
    INS Tihayu joins the Indian Navy

    The Indian Navy commissioned the highly manoeuvrable fast attack craft INS Tihayu at the Eastern Naval Command on October 19, 2016.

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    MILITARY
    Defence Minister calls upon ASEAN countries to fight terrorism

    Expressing concern over the rising incidents of terrorism in recent times, the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stated that non-traditional threats and terrorism remained the foremost challenges to South East Asia region.

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    MILITARY
    Goa Maritime Symposium

    Inaugurating the first ever Goa Maritime Symposium conducted by the Naval War College, Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, reiterated the importance of cooperative engagement to promote maritime security in the Indian Ocean region (IOR).

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    MILITARY
    Indian Navy urges Indian industry to forge strategic partnership for design and construction of underwater vehicles

    Vice Admiral G.S. Pabby, AVSM, VSM, Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition (CWP&A), Indian Navy, said this is the right time for India to take a major step...

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    MILITARY
    Inauguration of Naval Air Enclave

    Naval Air Enclave (NAE) was inaugurated at the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) on October 5, 2016.

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    MILITARY
    INS Sumitra visits Indonesia

    In pursuit of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and outreach to friendly countries, the Indian Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Sumitra was at Surabaya, Indonesia, on a two-day visit from October 10-12, 2016, as part of its deployment to the South Western Pacific Ocean.

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    MILITARY
    ANC celebrates 16th Raising Day 2016

    The 16th Raising Day was celebrated by the Andaman and Nicobar Command on October 8, 2016. The only tri-service operational Command of the Indian armed forces commemorated its raising, by conducting several events over three days.

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    MILITARY
    India-Russia Joint Military Exercise Indra 2016 begins in Vladivostok

    The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise Indra 2016 has begun in the Ussiriysk District in Vladivostok, Russia. Main focus of this edition of the joint exercise is on counter-terrorism operations in semi-mountainous and jungle terrain...

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    MILITARY
    Rear Admiral B. Dasgupta assumes command as Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet

    Rear Admiral B. Dasgupta took over command of the sword arm of the Indian Navy, the Eastern Fleet, from Rear Admiral S.V. Bhokare, at an impressive ceremony held...

  • MILITARY
    Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2016 concludes

    Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2016 concluded at Chaubattia, Uttarakhand, on September 27, 2016. The two-week exercise included a Company Group from an Infantry Battalion of Indian Army and 5th Battalion 20th Infantry Regiment...

  • MILITARY
    Dilli seminar 2016 at INA

    The 2016 edition of the annual Dilli seminar on ‘Regional Instabilities in Indian Ocean Rim States — Legacy of Maritime Conquest and Colonisation’ was held at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) in Ezhimala.

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    India-Indonesia Bilateral Maritime Exercise commence in Indonesia

    In a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Indonesia and to the maritime security in the Indian Ocean region, Indian naval ship Karmuk, an indigenously built missile corvette, based under the Andaman and Nicobar...

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    Second joint tactical exercise held by Indian and Chinese Armies in Ladakh

    As part of the ongoing initiative to enhance interaction and cooperation between India and China, under the provisions of Border Defense Cooperation Agreement, 2013, the Indian and Chinese armies held second joint exercise...

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    AEROSPACE / IAF DAY CELEBRATIONS
    IAF celebrates 84th anniversary
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The high point of these celebrations was the Air Force Day parade and the enthralling aerial display put up by aircraft of the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindon

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    AEROSPACE / VIEWPOINT
    Rafale — Finally a reality
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Rafale combat jet packs a powerful punch that will be a potent force multiplier for the IAF and a deterrent for the Pakistan Air Force

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    AEROSPACE
    IAF Commanders' Conference at Air Headquarters, New Delhi

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar interacting with Air Force Commanders during the Air Force Commanders’ Conference.

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    AEROSPACE
    MICA missile firing by Tiger squadron of IAF

    Tigers, the first squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF), successfully fired the recently acquired long-range beyond visual range air-to-air MICA missile on a manoeuvring target from Mirage 2000 upgrade aircraft.

  • AEROSPACE
    Sikorsky delivers 1,000th H-60M Black Hawk helicopter to US Army

    Sikorsky delivered the 1,000th H-60M Black Hawk helicopter to the US Army in a ceremony held in Stratford, Connecticut recently.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / REPORT
    There is a need for National Security Policy for effective management and guarding of India's borders: N.N. Vohra, Governor, Jammu & Kashmir
    By SP’s Correspondent

    The eighth edition of FICCI’s Homeland Security programme was organised in partnership with India Foundation and was inaugurated by N.N. Vohra...

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Guard stabbed, intruder shot at Miranda Kerr's Malibu home

    Supermodel Miranda Kerr’s Malibu mansion was broken into on October 14 morning and has left two people hospitalised — one victim has multiple gunshot wounds, and the other has a stab wound to the eye.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Security lapse at IGI Airport, man scales perimeter wall to reach runway

    Exposing a shocking security lapse at the IGI airport just two days after the Uri attack, a man scaled the perimeter wall of the airport and roamed around the runway area with a bag in hand, unnoticed for almost half-an-hour.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    White House investigating possible leak of Michelle Obama's passport

    The White House is investigating the apparent hack of an e-mail account belonging to a low-level contractor that purportedly contained a scan of Michelle Obama’s passport and information about vice presidential travel.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Biggest cyber breach ever? Yahoo says 500 million accounts hacked in 2014

    In what appears as the biggest cyber breach ever, Yahoo Inc recently said information of at least 500 million user accounts was stolen from its network in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor.