Interviews

  • Interview Chief of the Naval Staff

    Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff, holistically addressed a wide range of contemporary maritime and security related issues in an exclusive interview with SP Guide Publications team.

  • Exclusive with Controller of Warship Production
    By Neetu Dhulia

    Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief and CMD of SP Guide Publications speaks to Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition (CWP&A), Indian Navy at the Curtain Raiser on International Seminar on Building India’s Future Navy: Technology Imperatives.

  • Rear Admiral A.K. Saxena, DG, Naval Design, Surface Ship Group

    In an exclusive interview with SP"s Naval Forces, Rear Admiral A.K. Saxena, Director General of Naval Design, Surface Ship Group, focussed on Indian Navy striving for indigenous warship production and strengthing public private partnership

  • Kishore Jayaraman, President — India & South Asia, Rolls-Royce

    SP's Naval Forces (SP’s): Rolls-Royce is one of the world's leading companies which provide aero-engines, marine engines and marine products to many countries. What are the various products and systems that you offer to the Indian Navy, either directly or through the Indian Shipyards?

  • Dr. Vivek Lall, Chief Executive of Commercial Global Strategic Development, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group

    SP's Naval Forces (SP’s): Rolls-Royce is one of the world's leading companies which provide aero-engines, marine engines and marine products to many countries. What are the various products and systems that you offer to the Indian Navy, either directly or through the Indian Shipyards?

  • Dr Vivek Lall, CEO, General Atomics

    Dr Vivek Lall, an enterprising aerospace and defence expert, has held various key appointments in the past. Of late he headed Boeing India operations and later took over as President & CEO of Reliance New Ventures. He is affiliated with the United Nations in New York to advise on Broadband and Cyber Security issues. Dr Lall has taken over as the Chief Executive of General Atomics headquartered in San Diego and will be overseeing the global operations of the company. Dr Lall speaks to SP’s on September 3rd in his first official interview indicating on the plans and strengths of General Atomics.

  • Admiral R.K. Dhowan, Chief of Naval Staff

    Admiral R.K. Dhowan who has been appointed as the Chief of Naval Staff in an interview given to SP Guide Publications when he was the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff had said that efforts are on to provide further impetus to the indigenisation process across the entire canvas of acquisition.

  • Spain keen on expanding partnership with India: Ambassador

    Spain which has a long maritime hiStory takes enormous pride in its ships. On the eve of the visit of the Spanish Armada ship Cantabria in Goa soon, the Spanish Embassy in India and also a substantial number of Spaniards here are ‘emotional’ and ‘excited’ about the docking here in India.

  • 'Raytheon has many solutions to meet the need of Indian services'

    Tim R. Glaeser, Vice President and Business Development Executive for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD), Business Development and Strategy, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), in an interview with SP’s Naval Forces, spoke in detail about Raytheon’s missile defence systems.

  • 'We feel we're a trusted partner to India'

    Prior to Singapore Air Show, SP’s Naval Forces caught up with William L. Blair, President of Raytheon India. Excerpts of the interview covering his thoughts on the Singapore Air Show and what it means for India.

  • Indian Operating System in three years: Dr. Saraswat, DRDO Chief

    With security concerns running high, the government has tasked several agencies, including the DRDO, for speedy deployment of India’s own Operating System. The Indian Operating System (IOS) should be in place in about three years time (2014), according to Dr. V.K.Saraswat, the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and the Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

  • 'We fully intend to partner with Indian industry while making the E-2D programme'

    Northrop Grumman’s E-2D is a game changer bringing new sensor, command and control, and integration capabilities to the fleet, revolutionising the way AEW&C and BMC2 platforms will be used. James Culmo, Vice President, Airborne Early Warning/Battle Management Programmes, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in an interview with SP’s Naval Forces outlined the features of the latest version of the Hawkeye programme.

  • French Naval company DCNS banking on Asia-Pacific Navies

    Frost & Sullivan estimates Asia’s overall defence budget will account for 32% of global military spending by 2016, or 480 Billion US$, up from 24% in 2007. The growth is here and 12 navies in the Asia-Pacific region have submarines and according to reports about 60 billion US$ are likely to be spent over the next five years in the navies here. The projection for India is 39.35 billion US$ in new ships and systems.

  • 'We can impart to Indian forces the skills and training to improve their level of know-how'

    Frost & Sullivan estimates Asia’s overall defence budget will account for 32% of global military spending by 2016, or 480 Billion US$, up from 24% in 2007. The growth is here and 12 navies in the Asia-Pacific region have submarines and according to reports about 60 billion US$ are likely to be spent over the next five years in the navies here. The projection for India is 39.35 billion US$ in new ships and systems.

  • Loïc Piedevache, Country Head (India Operations), MBDA Group

    MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missiles system, desires to be a major player in the Indian defence market and is viewing India as the fifth pillar of its structure in addition to current partner countries — France, UK, Italy and Germany. Loïc Piedevache, Country Head (India Operations), MBDA Group, in conversation with SP’s Editor-in-Chief Jayant Baranwal spoke about building a reliable, strategic and long-term partnership in India.

  • Minister of State for Defence Dr M.M. Pallam Raju says the lowest price bid by contenders will take precedence over lifecycle costs

    SP Guide Publications (SP's): The Ministry of Defence is now the sole organiser of Defexpo. How has this exhibition evolved, and what's your vision for this show?