SP's Naval Forces - August-September 2017

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    Cover Story
    Future Aircraft Carriers

    “It is an important day for our nation. It is a golden day in Indian Navy’s history. For me, it is a matter of pride and happiness that INS Vikramaditya is joining the Navy. It is a historic step.”
    —Prime Minister Narendra Modi while dedicating INS Vikramaditya to the Nation, June 14, 2014.

  • Submarines
    INS Arihant - Strategic Arm of Nuclear Triad

    The most significant take away from the success of the Programme was the grooming and development of indigenous private sector companies who have focussed on continuous improvements to successfully bring down the cycle time on subsequent projects while progressively improving quality by reducing the non-conformities.

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    Change of Guard
    Nirmala Sitharaman India's New Defence Minister

    With only 20 months left for the new defence minister to justify her appointment, Nirmala Sitharaman faces an uphill task to meet the expectations of the defence community.

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    Naval Aviation
    Hunt for Multi-Role Carrier-Borne Fighters

    Design and development of LCA-Navy has run into severe rough weathers, compelling Indian Navy to back track from the project, as indefinite delay in its fructification runs contrary to the progress of IAC programme

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    Marketing Feature
    Product Lifecycle Management for Shipbuilding

    Tomorrow’s high tech fleets will depend on shipyards – long after the christening is over. Siemens PLM software makes that dream possible – today

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    F/A-18 Super Hornet: Multi-role Advanced Fighter for Navy and Air Force

    With adva nced technologies and multi-role capabilities, the Super Hornet is perfectly suited to meet the needs of the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force (IAF) now and in the future.

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    Exercise Malabar 2017 with a Difference

    The timing, structure and composition of participating forces in Exercise Malabar 2017 acquired strategic significance in the context of ongoing stand-off between China and India at the Doklam Plateau

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    Expedition for Circumnavigation of the Globe

    Navika Sagar Parikrama is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew.