SP's MAI Issue No. 14 | July 16-31, 2014 - Military Updates

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Defence budget 2014-15
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    The fact is that while the FDI confidence index of the country is very high, that in the defence sector is extremely low. It is imperative that all stakeholders be integrated in reforming the Defence Procurement Policy and procedures, without which raising the FDI limit is unlikely to provide significant dividends.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    2.5 per cent of GDP ideal
    By Air Marshal (Retd) B.K. Pandey

    Given the huge backlog of acquisitions of military hardware, it appears that the 12.7 per cent enhancement in the budgetary allocation for defence may not be adequate.

  • MILITARY / REPORT
    The defence budget: Some new elements
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The current government has first to clear the backlog of the previous government’s pending decisions and make fresh acquisition plans to augment India’s combat capability to take care of India’s strategic interests.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    FDI – Cautious response
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    The multinational arms companies would have loved to see India opening up the Indian defence sector for them without any strings attached.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Burns ignites Indo-US relations
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    US arms companies have bagged deals over $10 billion in last one decade, mostly after the 2008 nuclear deal. Now, the US wants more.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Deterrence against proxy wars
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    We need to establish credible deterrence against irregular warfare.

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    MILITARY / SPECIAL FEATURE
    Russian air defenses for India: Reliable protection and national defense industry driver

    India’s geographical position, its territory, rich natural resources and the status of a major military and political power...

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    MILITARY
    Port call at Vladivostok and exercise Indra 2014

    Ships of the Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy, viz., Shivalik, Ranvijay and Shakti, under the Command of Rear Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, arrived at Vladivostok recently.

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    MILITARY
    Lt General Philip Campose appointed Vice Chief of Army Staff

    Lt General Philip Campose, the Western Army Commander, will take over as Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) on August 1, 2014...

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    MILITARY
    Lt General Kamal Jit Singh promoted Western Army Commander

    Lt General Kamal Jit Singh has been promoted as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command...