SP's Naval Forces - April-May 2017

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    Cover Story
    Bidding Adieu... Grand Old Viraat

    It was entirely due to single-minded approach and perseverance on the part of Late Admiral Tahiliani that within a record time of little over two years of negotiations, acquisition and modernisation, the 1959 vintage aircraft carrier was commissioned as Indian Naval Ship Viraat on May 12, 1987

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    Naval Misiles
    Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile – A Game Changer

    Indian Navy successfully undertook the maiden firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile from a ship on April 21, 2017 on a land based target

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    Defence Procurement
    Expediting Defence Procurements

    The defence ministry mulling to set up a new Defence Procurement Organisation which will integrate and streamline the long and arduous process of defence acquisitions.

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    Naval Aviation
    Albatrosses (TU-142M) Fly Away into Glory

    The best and most modern option emerged then for LRMR aircraft was the Soviet built TU-142M, NATO nomenclature Bear.

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    Conference Report
    Naval Commanders' Conference

    Bi-annual Naval Commanders’ Conference was held from May 2 to 5, 2017, which was attended by all Commanders-in-Chief, senior flag officers of Indian Navy, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley...

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    Conference Report
    Navy's Mantra Towards Building a Force of the Future: Vice Admiral Deshpande

    The Indian Navy is working relentlessly towards transforming its shipbuilding, aviation and underwater capabilities by building new generation vessels by leveraging the technology and research as force multipliers.

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    Appointment
    Sanjay Mitra appointed as new Defence Secretary

    The government on May 10 approved the appointment of West Bengal cadre and 1982 batch officer Sanjay Mitra as the next Defence Secretary with a fixed tenure of two years.

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    Appointment
    Esteban García Vilasánchez appointed as new President of Navantia

    The Spanish Government has appointed Esteban García Vilasánchez as new President of Navantia. With a wide experience in the naval sector, he was previously the Director of Programs.