SP's MAI - Issue No. 19 | October 1-15, 2017

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    MILITARY / HOMAGE
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    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Late Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, a rare gift of God to the nation, is tragically no more with us; but his memory will live on forever!

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    The challenges facing the new Defence Minister
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Mrs Sitharaman holding independent charge of Ministry of Commerce & Industry did have an overview of the pathetic state of equipping of the military; the chapter on defence on official website of Ministry of Commerce & Industry in 2014...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Red zone over Kashmir Valley
    By Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik (Retd)

    The thought that must prevail in our minds is that Kashmir is an integral part of India and it is our sacred duty to restore the Valley to pristine condition.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    India & US: New Phase in Defence Partnership
    By Ranjit Kumar

    To win Indian hearts and minds, Mattis talked of steadily expanding defence cooperation, underpinned by a strategic convergence based on common objectives and goals in the region

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Indo-Japanese Strategic Partnership boosted
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Indo-Japanese relations have always been special. Even during the recent Doklam standoff, it was Japan’s envoy to India Kenji Hiramatsu who said there should be no attempt to change the status quo on the ground by force; categorizing the crisis...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Indo-Russian defence ties - Waning is misnomer
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Even as the armies of India and US are engaged in joint military two-week exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 2017’ to hone their skills in counter insurgency and counter terror operations under a joint brigade headquarters at a military base in Washington...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Doklam pullback - Advantage Modi
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    There is no doubt that the simultaneous pullback from the Doklam standoff by the Indian Military and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is advantage Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    MILITARY
    Defence Minister reviews security situation in Valley

    The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Chinar Corps in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and reviewed the overall security situation prevailing in the Valley.

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    MILITARY
    Indo-USA Joint Exercise Yudh Abhyas-2017 concludes

    Exercise Yudh Abhyas-2017, a joint military exercise between Indian and US armies commenced on September 14, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, USA with a brief and impressive opening ceremony.

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    MILITARY
    Indian Navy gets the first Scorpene submarine, Kalvari

    History was written at MDL on September 21, 2017, with the delivery of the first Scorpene submarine, Kalvari, to the Indian Navy.

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    MILITARY
    Indian Navy commissions Water Jet Fast Attack Craft

    INS Tarasa, a water jet fast attack craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai recently.

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    MILITARY
    Raksha Mantri flags off Navika Sagar Parikrama

    The Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, flagged-off Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) with an all women crew from INS Mandovi boat pool, Goa on September 10, 2017.

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    MILITARY
    Chief of the Naval Staff visits Vietnam

    Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Naval Staff visited Vietnam from October 4 to 7, 2017.

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    EXCLUSIVE
    AEROSPACE / INTERVIEW
    CAS answers to SP's on Air Force Day press conference

    Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s M.A.I. interacts with the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa ahead of the celebrations commemorating 85th anniversary of Indian Air Force.

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    AEROSPACE / SPOTLIGHT
    Successful development trials of astra missile

    The final development flight trials of Astra – beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) were successfully conducted over the Bay of Bengal, off the Coast of Chandipur, Odisha from September 11 to 14, 2017.

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    AEROSPACE
    New milestone for Lockheed's T-50A

    Lockheed Martin achieved a new milestone recently as the T-50A aircraft flew its 100th sortie at the Greenville, South Carolina, facility. This flight continues to demonstrate the company’s low-risk, Ready Now approach to the APT competition.

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    AEROSPACE
    Airbus Defence and Space hands over 50th A400M

    Airbus Defence and Space recently delivered the 50th A400M new-generation airlifter to the German Air Force marking a key milestone for an aircraft which is transforming the world of air mobility.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    HBO hackers leak Game of Thrones stars' phone numbers and addresses

    A recent security breach at HBO has led to the personal phone numbers and email addresses of some Game of Thrones actors leaking online.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    McCarran Airport fence breached by people fleeing Las Vegas shooting

    About 300 people fleeing the mass shooting at Mandalay Bay managed to break through the security fence surrounding McCarran International, wandered onto an active airfield and brought flights to a halt, airport officials said.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Las Vegas massacre raises questions about hotel security

    When police entered 64-year-old Stephen Paddock’s 32ndfloor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says, they found “in excess of 10 rifles.”

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    CORPORATE
    New Director (Finance) takes charge at BEL

    Koshy Alexander has taken charge as the new Director (Finance) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) on September 25, 2017. He was GM (Finance) & Chief Financial Officer before his elevation.

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    CORPORATE
    Christopher J. Davis is the new President, Raytheon International

    Raytheon Company has appointed Christopher J. Davis as President, Raytheon International Inc. effective immediately. Davis will report to John Harris, Vice President, Business Development and CEO, RII, and be based in Washington, D.C.

  • CORPORATE
    Leonardo strengthens its commercial effort and focuses on customer support

    The Board of Directors of Leonardo, convened under the chairmanship of Gianni De Gennaro, was informed by the Chief Executive Officer, Alessandro Profumo, about the creation of two new organisational structures...

  • CORPORATE
    Terma and Marand sign MoU on future collaboration

    A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed recently at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition between Terma and Marand.