SP's MAI - Issue No. 11 | June 01-15, 2014

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    MILITARY / NEW LEADERSHIP
    Modi Government

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has come to form the government on a development plank has begun in right earnest. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading from the front in providing a stable, strong and sustainable government, having initiated measures to give the economy...

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA
    Rejuvenating SAARC
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    Opening a fresh chapter in SAARC cooperation setting aside prejudices can bring in a wave of prosperity in the region, taking the Asian Century to the next level.

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA / REPORT
    Modi-Nawaz talks Ice broken, not melted
    By Ranjit Kumar

    The swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister provided India an opportunity to invite the leaders of the member States...

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA
    Reforms in MoD urgent and necessary
    By Lt General (Retd) V.K. Kapoor

    There is no representation of the uniformed community in the Ministry of Defence. Thus it lacks professional competence in the business in which they are placed.

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA
    Higher defence organisation
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    Changes would provide a boost to defence preparedness, usher in a Revolution in Military Affairs, evolve requisite strategies and policies including for national security, response to asymmetric war, defence procurements, R&D, technology acquisition and reorganising the defenceindustrial base, etc.

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA / OEMSPEAK
    Approach to indigenisation

    By José Luis Montes Martínez, General Manager, India Liaison Office, Navantia
    The Indian defence policy of indigenisation by developing own materials, products and systems through a network of institutions and laboratories...

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA / OEMSPEAK
    'From small steps to faster pace, key to developing India's defence industry'

    By Lars-Olof Lindgren, Chairman, Saab India Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    India steps into a new era with a new government, new agenda and the opportunity to make fresh beginnings.

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    AEROSPACE / NATIONAL AGENDA
    Re-energise defence procurement
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    The undue delay in defence procurements has resulted in serious erosion in the operational capability of the Indian armed forces raising serious doubts about their capability to fight a war even on a single front, leave alone fighting a twofront war.

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    AEROSPACE / NATIONAL AGENDA / OEMSPEAK
    'For over 50 years, Airbus Group has supported the modernisation of the Indian armed forces and the development of indigenous capabilities'

    Interview with Yves Guillaume, President India, Airbus Group

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    AEROSPACE / NATIONAL AGENDA / OEMSPEAK
    MBDA keen on in-depth partnership with India

    By Lo√Įc Piedevache, Country Head, India, MBDA
    India’s status as the subcontinent’s largest land mass, combined with its strategic location between the major economic and military focal points...

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    AEROSPACE / NATIONAL AGENDA / OEMSPEAK
    Hopeful of streamlined procurement process

    By Ram Prasad, Managing Director, Rockwell Collins India
    Rockwell Collins is proud to be present in India for many years and excited about the country’s growth potential under the new Indian Government.

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    AEROSPACE / NATIONAL AGENDA / OEMSPEAK
    Indigenisation through co-development and collaboration

    By Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India and South Asia
    Characterised by a high growth potential, India’s aerospace and defence industry is important to the country’s strategic and economic interests.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY
    Ajit Kumar Doval appointed as National Security Advisor

    Ajit Kumar Doval, former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief, has been appointed as the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The appointment of the 69-year-old former head of IB to the post of NSA...

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Security breach at Venezuelan President swearing-in ceremony

    Last year, the swearing-in of Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela’s new President was interrupted by a man who ran on stage and grabbed the microphone.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    US indicts 10 for stolen identity fraud

    The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said 10 people were indicted recently for their roles in a $20 million stolen identity refund fraud conspiracy.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    World Trade Center security to be tightened following breaches

    Security efforts at the World Trade Center site will be reshuffled in the wake of two highly publicised breaches, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Civilian trucker kills sailor

    A civilian trucker with no authorisation to be on base shot and killed a sailor aboard the destroyer Mahan on the night of March 24 while it was moored on Pier 1 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia...

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    CORPORATE
    DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme Winners
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Thirty innovators have been awarded under the the DSTLockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme which in its eighth year received...