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SP's Naval Forces - April-July 2020

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Issue Features

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    Lead Story
    Protecting National Interests in Uncertain Times
    By Admiral Sunil Lanba (Retd)

    A secure internal and external security environment, provided by the military and other agencies will facilitate sustained growth and development of the nation.

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    Maritime Air Power
    Modernisation for Operational Effectiveness
    By Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd)

    Airborne fighter assets at sea provide the flexibility of shifting the theatre of war as also bring to bear concentrated firepower which can cripple the economy of any adversary

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    Naval Strategy
    Hitting the Chinese at Sea
    By Commodore G. Prakash (Retd)

    A revisionist power like China needs to be countered with strength, for, anyone out to alter the status quo is unlikely to be amenable to reason. So, while India exerts strength economically and diplomatically, the military must remain ready to act.

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    Naval Exercises
    A Timely Meeting of Minds
    By Commodore G. Prakash (Retd)

    The Indian Navy - US Navy Passex conducted on July 20, 2020 was a timely initiative. With China persisting with its confrontational expansionism even in the middle of a global pandemic...

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    Indo-Pacific
    Quadrilateral (QUAD) Security Dialogue
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    QUAD had lost its momentum till November 2017 when it got revived as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US’ President Donald Trump agreed...

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    Make in India
    Successful ‘Make in India’ for P75(I) by Navantia
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Navantia organised the first Indian Industry online event for the P75(I) submarines programme with the participation of more than 200 Indian companies. 500 RFIs specific to P75(I) were submitted in a period of 6 weeks.

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    Technology
    Navantia’s “BEST” AIP (Bio-Ethanol Stealth Technology)
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Navantia’s BEST AIP is to be installed into a submarine under construction, the S80 Plus. This is a step forward which emphasizes the uniqueness and maturity of Navantia’s AIP solution.

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    Launch
    Navantia Launches the First Corvette for Saudi Arabia

    Navantia has successfully carried out the launching of AL-JUBAIL, the first of five corvettes built for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). The ceremony was chaired by the Commander of RSNF, H. E. Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily...

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    Special Report
    EMI /EMC Testing as per MIL-STD-461

    MIL-STD-461 specifies the requi rements for the control of electromagnetic interference characteristics (emissions and susceptibility) of electronic, electrical, and electro-mechanical equipment/system/ subsystems...

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    Special Report
    Indian Navy completes “Operation Samudra Setu”

    Operation Samudra Setu, which was launched on May 5, 2020 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic has culminated after successfully bringing 3,992 Indian citizens back to their homeland by sea.

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    Special Report
    Armed Forces Get Free Hand for Procurements up to $40 million
    By Vishal Thapar

    A special meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on July 15, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, delegated powers for making urgent capital acquisitions up to Rs 300 crore ($40 million) to the armed forces.

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    Appointments

    Vice Admiral S.N. Ghormade, outgoing Chief of Staff of Eastern Naval Command has transferred as Controller Personnel Services at Integrated HQs, Ministry of Defence (Navy) on June 12, 2020.

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

    During these difficult times of COVID-19 and China’s aggressive posture in Ladakh, it is but natural that defence strategists attempt ways to stretch the adversary in other dimensions like sea and air.