SP's Naval Forces - August-September 2020

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    EXCLUSIVE
    Indian Navy gets its First Women Airborne Combatants to be Deployed on Warships
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Sub Lieutenant (SLt.) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt. Riti Singh will join as “Observers” in the helicopter stream. In an exclusive interview with Ayushee Chaudhary...

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    INDIA-CHINA STAND-OFF
    India’s China Policy – Statement of Defence Minister in Parliament
    By SP’s Correspondent

    “I rise today to brief the esteemed Members of this august House about the developments on the Borders of Ladakh over the past few months.

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    INDO-PACIFIC
    China’s Saber-Rattling on Indo-Pacific is Alarming
    By Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd)

    The Indo-Pacific region has emerged as a key theater of engagement with the return of great power competition. China’s increasingly assertive behavior in the region based on their growing capability and influence across the Indo-Pacific...

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    FORCE PROJECTION
    Aircraft Carriers – Conquerors of the Air and Sea
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    The usefulness of an aircraft carrier in responding to a growing array of global challenges is without doubt. They also preclude the acquiring of a foreign air base.

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    TECHNOLOGY
    Network Centric Warfare – A Waypoint Check
    By Commodore G. Prakash (Retd)

    Network Centric Warfare (NCW) is an approach to warfare, which uses synergies that can be created by linking geographically separated forces into one engagement grid using computers...

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    Flameproof Cable Testing Facility

    Shipbuil ding requir es special cables that are non-combustible and self-extinguishing. Marine cables should specifically have the property of resisting flame propagation.

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    PASSEX between Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy

    The Indian Navy (IN) held Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the East Indian Ocean Region from September 23 to 24, 2020.

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    Appointments

    Vice Admiral Dinesh K. Tripathi assumed charge as Director General Naval Operations from August 13, 2020.
    Vice Admiral S.R. Sarma assumed charge as the Chief of Materiel, Indian Navy from September 1, 2020.

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    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    In yet another first in the history of Indian naval aviation, two women officers have been selected to join as “Observers” (Airborne Tacticians) in the helicopter stream.