SP's Naval Forces - February-March 2017

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Issue Features

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    Cover Story
    Modernisation of Indian Naval Aviation

    The Vision Statement of the Indian Navy envisages itself as the maritime power for national prosperity in the form of multi-dimensional, multi-spectrum and networked force

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    Leveraging 'Make in India' Initiatives

    In a rare media interaction with SP’s Naval Forces, Ashok Kumar Gupta, Secretary, Defence Production, outlined his vision for defence manufacturing...

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    Defence Budget
    India’s Maritime Reach — Navy Budget 2017-18

    The total allocation for defence is 2,74,114 crore (about $42.17 billion) which is 6.2 per cent higher than last year’s allocation of 2,58,000 crore and is 1.62 per cent of the GDP

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    South East Asia
    Royal Malaysian Navy

    With a coastline of 4,675 km, an exclusive economic zone covering an area of 5,98,540 square km, and geographically straddling some of the most important sea lines of communication in the world...

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    Navantia is Here (in India) to Remain

    Neetu Dhulia of SP’s Naval Forces had an exclusive opportunity to visit the Frigate F-105 – Cristóbal Colón, visiting Mumbai and to interact with the Commander Ignacio Cuartero Lorenzo, Commanding Officer, and his team along with Navantia’s Alberto Gorordo, General Manager India, and Carmen Gonzalez Martin.

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    Defence Coperation
    National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 and Indo-US Defence Partnership

    The India amendment, which forms Section 1292 of the NDA, requires the US Secretaries of Defense and State to designate an official with the specific task of clearing roadblocks to greater cooperation