SP's MAI - Issue No. 21 | November 1-15, 2017

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Tillerson cements India-US strategic bonds
    By Ranjit Kumar

    The Tillerson visit has laid the ground work for this evolving strategic partnership which will have a significant bearing on the changing strategic equations of the 21st century.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    India and France to deepen security partnership
    By Ranjit Kumar

    The first visit by the French Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly from October 26 to 28, 2017, to New Delhi signified the sincere wish of the two strategic partners to further strengthen defence and security relations.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Thumbs up for the Rotary Wing - Indian Navy
    By Rear Admiral Sushil Ramsay (Retd)

    The Indian Navy is facing acute shortage of the Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) for replacing its aging fleet of Chetak helicopters for the frontline frigates and offshore patrol vessels with small-decks and aircraft carriers...

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    INS Kiltan ASW stealth corvette commissioned
    By Our Special Correspondent

    During her address post commissioning, Defence Minister emphasised that the Navy’s relentless pursuit of self-reliance through indigenisation is highly...

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    MILITARY / SPOTLIGHT
    Prime Minister Modi celebrates Diwali with jawans

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with the jawans of Indian Army and BSF, in the Gurez Valley, near the Line of Control, in Jammu and Kashmir on October 19, 2017.

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    MILITARY
    Defence Minister inaugurates Goa Maritime Conclave

    Inaugurating the Goa Maritime Conclave (GMC), the Minister of Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman said that it aimed to bring together like minded nations to evolve and formulate collective responses to challenges in the maritime domain.

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    MILITARY
    Exercise Indra-2017 concludes

    The Indo-Russian military Exercise Indra-2017 culminated on October 29, 2017 at Vladivostok after eleven days of joint training in counter-terrorism operations.

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    MILITARY
    Indo-Kazakhstan joint exercise Prabal Dostyk 2017 begins

    A 14-day joint training exercise Prabal Dostyk-2017 between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army commenced on November 2, 2017, with the opening ceremony at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

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    MILITARY
    Defence Minister addresses Naval Commanders' Conference

    The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the Naval Leadership the Naval Commanders’ Conference which was held from October 24 to 27.

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    MILITARY
    Vice Admiral Karambir Singh takes over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC

    Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, AVSM took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) from Vice Admiral H.C.S. Bisht at a ceremonial parade held at the Naval Base on October 31. Vice Admiral HCS Bisht retired after 40 years of service.

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    MILITARY
    Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P. assumes charge as VCNS

    Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P. AVSM, VSM has assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff from Vice Admiral Karambir Singh who proceeds to Visakhapatnam to take over as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command. Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P. is an alumni of the National Defence Academy.

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    MILITARY
    Defence Minister's maiden visit to CVRDE, Chennai

    The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, Chennai, on October 15, 2017.

  • MILITARY
    MoS Defence says indigenisation vital in defence sector

    The Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre has said that the quest for indigenisation must be the foremost concern of any organisation as it is even more important in Defence sector as it leads to self-reliance...

  • MILITARY
    Navika Sagar Parikrama - Tarini enters Fremantle

    INSV Tarini entered Fremantle (Australia) port during it’s maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew.

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    AEROSPACE / VIEWPOINT
    Expressway landings
    By Air Chief Marshal Fali H. Major (Retd)

    Air operations from expressways and highways have combat potential and other spin-offs

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    AEROSPACE / DUBAI AIR SHOW
    All systems go for 15th air show
    By Bikram Vohra, Dubai

    The 15th exhibition of Dubai air show, to be held from November 12 to 16 at the Dubai World Central, will have more than 1,200 exhibitors – including 100 taking part for the first time – and over 160 aircraft on display during the show.

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    AEROSPACE
    WAC Station Commanders' Conference

    The Western Air Command, Station Commanders’ Conference was held on October 23-24, 2017 at New Delhi. The Chief Guest, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) was received by Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding, Western Air Command.

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    AEROSPACE
    Boeing, Air Force test team completes first KC-46 to KC-46 refuelling

    Boeing-US Air Force test team recently refueled a KC-46A tanker from another KC-46A tanker for the first time.

  • AEROSPACE
    Indra develops a trainer for the A330 MRTT inflight refuelling tanker

    Airbus Defence & Space has entrusted Indra, one of the world’s leading global consulting and technology companies, the development of a tactical and integrated procedures trainer (IPT) for training pilots who operate the A330 MRTT aerial refueling tanker.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Mariah Carey's Los Angeles home burgled

    Singer Mariah Carey became a victim of a burglary when thieves broke into her mansion here and took away $50,000 worth of purses and sunglasses. Burglars gained access to Carey’s residence around 3 a.m. recently and entered through a window or door on an upper floor...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Hijacker on board Jet Airways

    A Mumbai businessman was recently arrested for carrying out a hijack threat on a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight. The flight was diverted to Ahmedabad, where it made an emergency landing.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Heathrow Airport security USB on Queen found on street

    AUSB stick containing confidential details about Heathrow security— including the route the Queen takes when flying — has been found in a London street.

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    CORPORATE / REPORT
    Dassault-Reliance Aerospace manufacturing facility inaugurated
    By Our Special Correspondent

    Eric Trappier, Chairman of Dassault Aviation and Anil D. Ambani, Chairman of the Reliance Group recently laid the Foundation Stone for the DRAL manufacturing...