Military Updates

  • November 3, 2017
    India-Italy to re-engage in defence
    By Ranjit Kumar

    The first Prime Ministerial visit from Italy in a decade was intended to mend the relations with an emerging Asian giant and a rising economic power, which is also set to be the biggest defence market in the coming years.

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

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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.