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As per the deal HAL, will make the aircraft under license production with BAE and Rolls Royce of UK, where BAE will provide the avionics and Rolls Royce will give the engine for the aircraft, of which 40 are for the IAF and 17 for the Indian Navy.
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The Indian Army had recently sought a feasibility report from certain formations about raising its own special rapid reaction force units, to counter China, in the northeast, in which one of the main points raised was that of poor infrastructure, which could hinder the movement of troops. In the northeast Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1046 kilometer long border with China, while in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indo-China border is 523 kilometer long.
Considering that the BRO has been building roads and other infrastructure for the past 50 years in the border areas for the Indian Army, the Standing Committee today discussed the possibility of good quality roads to be made by BRO at the Indo-China border, which would speed up the movement of troops and also took up the reasons causing the delay in the BRO projects involved in road laying in this terrain.
The all-party MPs who attended the meet stressed on time-lines to be met , release of extra funds for the same and maintenance of quality of roads and other infrastructure. A detailed report of today's meet will be handed over to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), which will later be tabled in Parliament.
Air-lift capability during an emergency for troops to be moved, from one place to another was another focus area of the agenda.
Besides land acquisition, other reasons leading to delays like, General elections and late release of funds were also taken up.
Citing reasons for delay as adverse climatic conditions, hard rocks being encountered during construction, shortage of manpower and inadequate availability of air effort, Defence Minister A K Antony had earlier said in Parliament that out of 61 roads being constructed by BRO, 43 will be completed on schedule by 2012. Another nine will be completed by 2013, and the remaining nine are likely to be completed by 2018.
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India will also help extend surveillance operations in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Kayani, has held the coveted posts of DGMO (Director General Military Operations) and the DG of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and replaced General Pervez Musharraf as Chief in 2007.
Based on Pakistan embassy inputs.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
DNA Xclusive : Raytheon Complains To Indian Govt Against Israeli Elta In Business Surveillance Jet Deal !!!
Right now in service are five aircraft, an assortment of G-3 from Gulfstream, and Boeing 707s.
A Cabinet source told DNA that the Indian government never gave an assurance of a second time price bidding after the technical evaluation was completed.
These aircraft do not come under the charter of the DGCA, nor are they under the operational control of the IAF.
Till now the army had its NBC training in Pune, the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Delhi and the Navy in Lonavla, but there was no full-fledged training and research institute in the country for all the armed forces to come under one roof and train are carry out research together, said a source, adding that Nagpur was chosen as it was centrally placed.
The Institute, will have all the modern equipment and research facilities, keeping the NBC threat in mind in future wars. DRDO already has NBC research facilities in Jodhpur and Gwalior in its laboratories, but is at a small scale. Super specialization will also be provided in the Institute along with basic courses.
According to a source, the Institute will be world class and will begin in 2011. It is expected to be completed by 2016.
The Bhopal-based 21 Corps, falling under the Southern Command, had its first ever five-day war-game based on NBC warfare, in the deserts of Rajasthan, in January this year, named 'Amogh Raksha', where war plans against a nuclear backdrop were validated.
In the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, the army will have some of its trained battalions to provide a Chemical Biological Radio and Nuclear (CBRN) cover during the Games, as a threat is perceived in the Games with its huge international participation.
The IAF too will have its NBC team ready for the Games along with the army, to provide its cover, in identification and evacuation.
Friday, July 16, 2010
The officer, who is married, has been serving in the UN's MONUSCO (Mission of the UN in the Democratic Republic of Congo), as part of the Indian contingent since July 2009.
Sources have told DNA, "Authorities in Congo when informed, said that they were not aware of the officer's whereabouts as he was on leave, but on July 10, allegations of misconduct were reported to the Brigade Commander, after which a contingent investigation into the allegations was decided and the officer was called to Goma."
The flash report, a copy of which is with DNA, says that on July 12, while the inquiry was in progress, the officer was found by officers of 5 Bihar regiment, in the wash-room with blood on the floor. He was immeditaely administered first-aid and rushed to Level III hospital for life and limb saving surgery. He is reported to have lost approximately 1.5 liters of blood.
Sources reveal that,"It is difficult to ascertain whether he did it out of embarrassment or if there was pressure on him during the inquiry. The inquiry will resume only when he has fully recovered."
The presiding officer of the inquiry is Colonel Prashant Halgeri, Commanding Officer of 5 Bihar.
The incident occurred on the night of July 6, where around 12 am Maj Ghumman along with Tunisian Military Observer Major Hatim were spotted with two local women in the premises of Hotel La Brize. The women were arguing with the officers, the commotion of which attracted a woman employee of the OIOS (Office of Internal Oversight Services), who complained to the UN Military Police, and later a case was registered with the UN's CDU.
The Indian contingent is the largest in the Mission of the UN in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC), with more than 4000 personnel.