SP's MAI - Issue No. 12 | June 16-30, 2014

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA
    India China – first step in the thousand-mile journey?
    By Ranjit Kumar

    However, in spite of India’s concerns on some of the Chinese policies affecting India, the bilateral economic relations have moved...

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA
    Energising India-China relations
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    President Xi Jinping is visiting India later this year. That would be the right time to cement a new dawn provided the Indo-China border issue is settled and India’s strategic interests are accommodated.

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA
    FDI in defence – Welcome move
    By Ranjit Kumar

    Talk of security concerns have become irrelevant and the government must think of developing self-dependency in weapon systems...

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    MILITARY / NATIONAL AGENDA
    Reorganising border defence
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    Resolution of LAC is a complex issue, but there can be no excuse why we have not been able to resolve our border with Myanmar and Bangladesh, demarcated it, and established effective measures...

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Prime Minister's day at sea
    By Rear Admiral (Retd) Sushil Ramsay

    In his first visit to an operational military formation after assuming office, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the country’s new aircraft carrier...

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    MILITARY
    Defence Minister visits forward areas in Uri sector

    Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who on his twoday tour to the Kashmir Valley June 14-15, visited the forward post on the line of control (LoC) in Uri sector. He was accompanied by General Bikram Singh, the Chief of Army Staff...

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    MILITARY
    Chief of Singapore Navy visits India

    Rear Admiral Ng Chee Peng, Chief of Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy, called on Admiral R.K. Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff, recently. The visit intensified the cooperation between both navies...

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    MILITARY
    Chinese Navy admirals visit headquarters of Eastern Naval Command

    Rear Admiral Han Xiaohu, Commander PLAN Training Ship Task Group, and Rear Admiral Li Jianjun, Assistant Chief of Staff and Political Commissar...

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    MILITARY
    Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Forces Command appointed

    Lt General Amit Sharma, has been promoted as Army Commander and appointed Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Forces Command.

  • MILITARY
    10 Weststar GS cargos for Timor-Leste

    In a concentrated move to broaden the Weststar Group of Companies’ horizon and exert more presence abroad, Global Komited Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Weststar Group of Companies...

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    AEROSPACE / REPORT
    Exercise Garuda V – Strengthening strategic partnership
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    The 400-year-old relationship between India and France and the over six decades of partnership between the Indian and French military aviation...

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    AEROSPACE
    Boeing delivers fourth P-8I to India

    Boeing has delivered the fourth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, fulfilling the first half of a contract for eight aircraft. The aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle and arrived May 21...

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    AEROSPACE
    IAF warehouse at HAL, Nasik inaugurated

    Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff has said that Indian Air Force, Department of Defence Production, MoD and HAL are working together as one entity towards meeting the defence preparedness...

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    AEROSPACE
    Boeing multi-intelligence tactical aircraft surpasses 1,000 flight hours

    Boeing’s reconfigurable airborne multi-intelligence system (RAMIS) aircraft has flown for more than 1,000 hours, demonstrating the reliability...

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    AEROSPACE
    New batch of Su-34 transferred to Russian Air Force

    n June 10, Sukhoi Company transferred to the Russian Air Force the first batch of serial Su-34 front-line bombers under the 2014 State Defense Order. The aircraft took off the airfield of the Novosibirsk aircraft plant...

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    AEROSPACE
    Antonov AN-70 passes long-distance tests

    Antonov continues working on programme of the AN-70 wide-body medium military STOL transport. Having passed tests the aircraft began performing long-distance flights.

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Schiebel Camcopter S-100 maritime capabilities for Brazilian Navy

    Schiebel’s dedication to the maritime domain and its ability to respond to the evolving unmanned systems requirements lead to a series of trials...

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Elbit Systems for Swiss UAS programme

    Elbit Systems has beaten compatriot IAI to win the competition for Switzerland’s new UAV, which will replace the Ranger UAVs...

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Improved Gray Eagle flies with SIGINT Pod and Hellfire missiles

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced the successful...

  • AEROSPACE
    Embraer opens assembly hangar for KC-390

    Embraer recently held the opening ceremony of the final assembly line of the KC-390 military transport. The event occurred at Embraer’s plant in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo...

  • AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    RQ-4 Global Hawk arrives at Misawa

    The first-ever RQ-4 Global Hawk to touch down in Japan arrived at Misawa Air Base May 24. The remotely-piloted system was brought to Misawa AB to support US intelligence, surveillance...

  • AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Airbus Group's Quadcruiser validated in flight tests

    An innovative electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed in a cooperative Airbus Group effort has entered a new phase of flight testing, validating the concept’s ability to take-off...

  • AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Alenia Aermacchi joint approach to nextgen drone

    Europe’s Industry is ready to develop a next generation advanced European unmanned aerial system (UAS). After their call for the development of a European drone at last year’s Paris Airshow...

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / VIEWPOINT
    Cyber prowess
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    US and China will continue to be ‘friends’ and ‘cyber enemies’ at the same time and this will be the new exemplar of global relations...

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    England footballers passport details on Twitter

    It has been reported in the media that the passport numbers of members of the England Football squad have been accidentally tweeted out...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY
    Home Minister reviews LWE situation

    The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security situation including left-wing extremism (LWE) in the state of Chhattisgarh.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY
    Security review of Jammu and Kashmir

    Senior officers of the Department of Jammu and Kashmir Affairs briefed Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, and Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home, on different issues relating to the State of J&K.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY
    Modernisation of Central Armed Police Forces

    Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, and Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State, were briefed on the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and the modernisation of CAPFs and police forces in the country.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY
    Airport security review

    The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting in New Delhi recently to review the security arrangements for airports in the country, especially in the light of the terrorist attack on Karachi airport...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY
    New Additional Secretary Appointed

    Braj Kishore Prasad, IAS, has joined as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Prasad is assigned the work of Foreigners Division, Police Modernisation, Freedom Fighters & Rehabilitation...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY
    Karachi airport attacked

    Around 10 gunmen attacked a security checkpost outside Pakistan’s Karachi airport recently. The terrorists were exchanging fire with troops, a day after a siege by the Taliban left 37 dead.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    FIFA ignored 'high risk terror' warning with Qatar bid

    A security briefing ordered by FIFA less than a month before it awarded Qatar the 2022 World Cup found the Gulf state was a “high risk” target for terror attacks during the tournament...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Britain's nuclear stations breached

    The Scottish National Party has raised concerns over reports that security at Britain’s nuclear power stations is being breached eight times every month.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Hacking expert cracks government website in four minutes

    The man who appeared before Congress recently to explain the security pitfalls of HealthCare.gov took to Fox News to explain just how easy it is to penetrate the website.

  • CORPORATE
    New Rolls-Royce UK discs facility

    Rolls-Royce marked the official opening of its new £100 million advanced aerospace disc manufacturing facility with a ceremony conducted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Business Secretary...

  • CORPORATE
    Northrop Grumman, Diamond Aircraft collaboration

    Northrop Grumman Corporation is collaborating with Diamond Aircraft Industries, Inc., to deliver new intelligencegathering aircraft capabilities to Canadian and international markets.

  • CORPORATE
    AgustaWestland and Havelsan MoU on training

    AgustaWestland and Havelsan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and jointly market and sell their complementary training products and capabilities.

  • CORPORATE
    Kale, Pratt & Whitney engine facility inaugurated in Turkey

    Kale Group and Pratt & Whitney celebrated the opening of a new factory in the Izmir Aegean Free Zone, which will specialise in manufacturing hardware for the F135 engine powering...

  • CORPORATE
    Thales acquires IMARCS

    Thales has expanded its product portfolio by acquiring the Integrated Maritime Coordination and Surveillance System (IMARCS) from Austal.

  • CORPORATE
    Airbus and NCS to establish a Centre of Excellence in Singapore for safe city solutions

    Airbus Defence and Space together with NCS will establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Singapore for the research, development and the commercialisation of safe city solutions in Asia.