WARN# 36: INDIA ROLE, DOVAL MEETING, DRDO EXPORT,VIKRAMADITYA TRIALS, T-90 TANKS, BULLETPROOF JACKET

WARN# 36: INDIA ROLE, DOVAL MEETING, DRDO EXPORT,VIKRAMADITYA TRIALS, T-90 TANKS, BULLETPROOF JACKET


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todays News headlines are ——————————————————————————
INDIAN-MADE BULLETPROOF JACKETS IN FEW MONTHS Defence Research and Development Organisation
(DRDO) consultant Lt Gen J P Singh (Retd) told TOI that the jackets are under production
at ordnance factory in Kanpur and set for induction in next few months. He also added
that the new jackets would also give a feel of modular clothing to troops. The design is yet to reach the Prime Minister�s
Office and the approval is pending. Once the PMO approves it, the jacket will be ready
for manufacturing. ———————————————————————————– Army to get 464 T-90 Russian tanks soon. Rs
13,448-crore deal to have Make-in-India element. The new purchase to guard western frontiers
with Pakistan. The 10 new regiments of T-90MS tanks, equipped
with thermal imaging night sights to allow the tank commander to hit at enemy locations
even during night battles, will strengthen army’s fire power along the land border stretch
with Pakistan-from Jammu in north till the western flank in Gujarat. ———————————————————————————–
The Indian Navy conducted trials of French Rafale, Swedish SAAB Sea Gripen, Russian MiG-29K
and American F-18 for its $11B (INR 75,000 crore) fighter jet procurement deal for its
aircraft carriers. The Indian Navy recently invited foreign vendors
to carry out trials to see if the planes could operate off the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya,
reported India Today Saturday. All the four defence companies to a Request
for Information issued by the Indian Navy in January to procure 57 multi-role combat
aircraft for its carrier. “The foreign vendors were asked to prove that
their aircraft would be able to operate off our Russian-origin aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya,”
a senior Navy source was quoted as saying by the broadcaster.
Aircraft manufacturers were asked to provide more inputs on their respective plane’s capabilities
to be able to take off and land at the Vikramaditya, the sources said.
The trials were held at INS Vikramaditya’s home-base in Karwar in Karnataka.
———————————————————————————- Having developed an array of defence systems
over the past five decades, Defence Research and Development Organisation is now set to
tap the overseas export market. At a customary news briefing on the sidelines
of three-day scientific exhibition �Science for Soldiers and Society� organised at Combat
Vehicle Research and Development Establishment, S Christopher, DRDO chairman, said marketing
of Indian defence products is being keenly pursued. �We are in talks with a few friendly
foreign nations. When Indian Army upgrades to the latest technology, the older systems
become redundant. These systems have overseas market,� he said without naming the potential
foreign customers with whom India is in touch with.
potential products are : Raddar, Astra Missile, Pinaka Mark 1 and 2 Missiles, tactical sonar
systems, advanced light weight torpedo and hypersonic missile BrahMos-2 ————————————————————————————- Doval also joined other security officials
in calling on Xi, who said that BRICS should play a bigger role in international affairs
by Saibal Dasgupta BEIJING: National security advisor Ajit Doval’s meeting with Chinese
President Xi Jinping did not yield any breakthrough that could end the current standoff in Doklam. ————————————————————————————– A bipartisan group of American senators have
sought enhanced cooperation with India in Afghanistan, including increasing New Delhi’s
role in helping the Afghan security forces, a move that could annoy Pakistan. The lawmakers
have introduced a legislative amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA),
2018, in the Senate to support their demand. India is one of the biggest providers of developmental
assistance to war-torn Afghanistan. The amendment seeks increasing India’s role in assisting
the Afghan security forces through logistics support, threat analysis, intelligence, materiel,
and maintenance support. “Improve the provision by India of humanitarian
and disaster relief assistance to Afghanistan, including through the provision of logistics
support by India, joint training between Afghanistan and India, and combined military planning
by Afghanistan and India for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in
Afghanistan,” the amendment says. ————————————————————————————-
The Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) constructed at Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL)
for the mission requirement of the Sri Lanka Navy, arrived at the Colombo harbour this
Friday. Upon its arrival at the Colombo port, the
brand new vessel that is expected to join the SLN fleet, was warmly received by the
Navy in compliance with naval traditions. The ship is commanded by Captain (N) Nishantha
Amarosa and its crew consists of 18 officers and 100 sailors.
Subsequently, the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne made an inspection
visit onboard ship and supervised the functional and operational aspects of the new AOPV.
The ship will be commissioned by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Maithripala Sirisena, at the Colombo harbour premises on 2nd August, as SLNS Sayurala.

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