SP's MAI - Issue No. 10 | May 16-31, 2017

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    MILITARY / NDA@3
    NDA's achievements in defence sector in three years
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    The Modi Government which completes three years on May 26, 2017, is planning to celebrate their achievements by putting out a report card giving out statistics of their achievements in the last three years of National Democratic Alliance’s governance.

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    MILITARY / NDA@3
    Defence modernisation in three years of NDA rule
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The three services had suffered prolonged neglect in respect of modernisation in the period 2004 to 2014 owing to a number of factors.

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    MILITARY / NDA@3
    Defence in three years under NDA II
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On May 26, 2017, the NDA II government completes three years in office. Last three years have seen India rising in economic strength and making way...

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    MILITARY / NDA@3
    Well begun...and miles to go — NDA@3
    By Rear Admiral S. Ramsay (Retd)

    After what was termed as a lost decade as far as building up the strategic assets from the national security perspective, during May 2014, India witnessed the beginning...

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Expediting defence procurements
    By Ranjit Kumar

    The defence ministry is mulling to set up a new Defence Procurement Organisation which will integrate and streamline the long and arduous process of defence acquisitions.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Phased induction of M777 in the Indian Army
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    As part of its massive artillery modernisation plan, the army had planned to induct several types of howitzers through inhouse manufacture by Defence Research and Development Organisation/Ordnance Factory Board, inter-governmental pacts and global tenders.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    M777 howitzer finally debut in India
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In what is being described as “laying the Bofors ghost to rest”, the first two M777 howitzer guns manufactured by BAE System of the United States arrived in India...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Modernisation of the Armed Forces
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Are the Indian armed forces adequately equipped to confront the challenge posed by Pakistan or more importantly, by Pakistan and China acting in collusion?

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    MILITARY / SPOTLIGHT
    IAI signs another significant deal in India

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced on May 21, 2017, it has been awarded an additional, $630 million- contract for supply of LRSAM air and missile defense systems...

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    MILITARY
    Defence Acquisition Council fine tuning private sector participation

    Breaking new ground, the DAC under the Chairmanship of Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley, has finalised the broad contours of a policy aimed at engaging the Indian private sector in the manufacture of hightech defence equipment in India.

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    MILITARY
    Indian warships visit Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    As part of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to the West Coast of Africa and the Mediterranean Sea, three Indian warships, INS Mumbai, INS Trishul and INS Aditya, visited Jeddah for three days.

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    MILITARY
    Exercise Thar Shakti concludes
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    The Chetak Corps of the Indian Army is a Holding Corps or what is termed as a Pivot Corps.

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    MILITARY
    Bilateral exercise SIMBEX-17 commences

    As part of SIMBEX-17, the ongoing Bilateral Naval Exercise between Navies of the Republic of Singapore and India, lndian Naval Ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one P8-I Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft are participating.

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    MILITARY
    Eastern fleet's overseas deployment to Singapore

    In pursuance of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shivalik, Jyoti and Kamorta are on an overseas deployment to the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean under the command of Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta...

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    MILITARY
    Vice Admiral Sunil Anand assumes charge as Controller of Logistics

    Vice Admiral Sunil Anand assumed duties of the Controller of Logistics with effect from May 1, 2017 on superannuation of his predecessor Vice Admiral Jaywant Korde. Prior to assuming the present appointment, he was Assistant Controller of Logistics...

  • MILITARY
    INS Sharda foils piracy attempt in the Gulf of Aden

    INS Sharda is deployed for anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden since April 6, 2017. On May 16, 2017, at about 1645 hrs, the ship received a distress call from MV Lord Mountbatten (a Liberian registered ship)...

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    AEROSPACE
    Light Utility Helicopter (PT-2) makes maiden flight

    On the heels of maiden flight of HTT-40 (PT-2), the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) carried out first flight of Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)-PT-2 on May 22, 2017, at its facility in Bengaluru.

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    AEROSPACE
    Air Marshal P.N. Pradhan takes over as DCIDS

    Air Marshal P.N. Pradhan has taken charge as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations), HQ IDS. He was commissioned as a pilot in the transport stream of the Indian Air Force in 1981.

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    AEROSPACE
    Tejas tests Derby air-to-air beyond visual range missile

    Tejas, the light combat aircraft (LCA) successfully demonstrated an air-to-air beyond visual range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby missile in radar-guided mode.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Security lapses' in Erdogan visit

    Turkey summoned the US Ambassador John Bass to protest “aggressive behaviour” by American security personnel and “security lapses” during Turkish President...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Digital heist that terrorised the world

    Digital heist that terrorised the world Robert Gren had 26 minutes left to decide whether to pay the ransom. It was Monday, May 15, three days after the global cyberattack now known as WannaCry had begun...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Zomato hacked: 17 million user data stolen

    According to Hackeread.com, a user by the name of “nclay” claimed to have hacked Zomato and was willing to sell data pertaining to 17 million registered users on a popular Dark Web marketplace.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' breach

    The upcoming fifth season of Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’may turn out to be Hollywood’s biggest breach since the Sony hack in 2014.

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    CORPORATE
    Leonardo appoints Alessandro Profumo Chief Executive Officer

    The Leonardo board has ppointed Alessandro Profumo as the Chief Executive Officer, giving him all the attributions for the unitary management of the Company and the Group.

  • CORPORATE
    Launch of Saudi Arabian National Defense Company

    The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced the creation of a new national military industries company. Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) will manufacture products...

  • CORPORATE
    New Raytheon Arabia business unit to be established

    In a ceremony witnessed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and President Donald J. Trump, Raytheon Company and the Saudi Arabia Military Industries Company signed a MoU to cooperate...

  • CORPORATE
    Business agreements strengthen Boeing, Saudi Arabia partnership

    Several defense and commercial agreements announced yesterday will further strengthen Boeing’s partnership with Saudi Arabia, create or sustain thousands of jobs in both the US and Saudi Arabia...