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INS Rajput on a 3-day visit to Yangon
INS Rajput, Indian Navy's front line guided missile destroyer entered Yangon, Myanmar for an Operational Turn around (OTR) from 11-13 May 17. The ship was given a traditional welcome and received by Commodore Thant Sin Lay.


ITBP Holds First Pension Adalat in Chandigarh
The first pension adalat of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was held at Transport Battalion, ITBP on May 11. Around 650 retired personnel and families of the Force attended the Adalat to seek removal of pension and family pension anomalies.


29th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol Commences
The 29th series of India–Indonesia coordinated patrol (CORPAT) commenced on 9 April 2017 with the opening ceremony Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. The coordinated patrol will go on till 25 May.


Rolls-Royce and GRSE to Assemble Naval Engines in India
Rolls-Royce has signed a pact with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) to assemble the former's MTU Series 4000 engines and to finally install them in naval vessels.


Pratt & Whitney Announce their New Service Brand
Pratt & Whitney, which designs, manufactures and services aircraft engines, announced its new EngineWise service brand. "Our EngineWise brand is all about sharing our engine expertise and fleet intelligence with Pratt & Whitney customers so they can optimize engine performance and keeps their operations running smoothly," said Chris Calio, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines.


LoC Scanners Stuck in Bureaucratic Transition
Finance Ministry, MoD and MHA have been not able to find common ground for the purchase of the scanners. The National Investigative Agency (NIA) is investigating the barter trading route along the Kashmir border for illicit transport of weapons and money.

 
Defence Acquisition Council Agrees Upon 'Strategic Partnership'
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) agreed upon the 'strategic partnership' (SP) model under which private firms would manufacture select military platforms such as fighter jets, helicopters, submarines etc in India but with partnership with foreign companies.


Indian Navy and Space Application Centre sign MoU
Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, Director General Naval Operations and Tapan Misra, Director, Space Application Centre (SAC) signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding on Data Sharing and Scientific cooperation in the field of Meteorology and Oceanology’ on May 15 at SAC, Ahmedabad.


L&T Wins Largest Private Sector Defence Order for Artillery Guns
Larsen & Toubro, India’s multinational engineering conglomerate, has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for supply of 100 units of 155mm/ 52 calibre Tracked Self-Propelled Gun systems to the Indian Army.


Home They Brought the Warrior Dead
Lieutenant Umar Fayaz Parray, was laid to rest and offered full military honours at his Village Sursoona Yaripora of Kulgam District on Wednesday. The 22 year-old officer was attending a relative's wedding in Shopian when he was abducted from the ceremony.


Indian Navy decommissions Naval Ships Karwar and Kakinada
Indian Navy decommissioned Naval Ships Karwar and Kakinada, belonging to the Flotilla, on 9 May 2017.


Airbus Achieves Automatic Air-to-Air Refuelling Contact
Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated automatic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) contacts with a fighter aircraft from a tanker’s refuelling boom – the first time in the world that this has been done.


Shades of Defiance: Kashmiri militants attend the public funeral of recently killed Fayaz Ahmad
In a clear sign of defiance and growing confidence, a group of militants attended the funeral of Lashkar-e-Toiba’s Fayaz Ahmad in Qoimuh village, about 70 kilometres from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.


Naval Commanders’ Conference Commences in New Delhi
A four day Naval Commanders’ Conference commenced on 2 May 2017 at New Delhi. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley addressed the Naval Commanders and interacted with them along with Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, Defence Secretary and other senior functionaries of the Ministry of Defence.
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