48 killed in a PIA ATR-42 aircraft crash in Pakistan | The twin-engine propellor aircraft was on way from Chitral to Islamabad | India marks Navy Day | Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets all Navy personnel, and salutes their bravery on Indian Navy annual day | PM Modi, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani jointly inaugurate Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference at Amritsar (India) Dec 4 | Need of the hour is to identify terrorism and bring stability in the region, says PM Modi | India’s commitment to Afghan is absolute, Mr Modi said addressing 6th HoA Ministerial Conf | Afgan Prez accused Pakistan of sheltering terror, and thanked India of financial aid | HoA Conf began at Amritsar Dec 3 | INS Vikrant likely to be operational in 2018 | Vikrant to operate both Russian MiG-29K and Western origin Aircraft | Indian Navy to mark 2017 as the year of submarine: Adm Lanba | Gujarat-cadre officer Rakesh Asthana to take over as CBI Director after Anil Sinha, who retires Dec 2 | Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa is Pakistan’s new army chief | Gen Bajwa took over from Gen Raheel Sharif Nov 29 | The outgoing chief stressed all should work together “against external and internathreats” | Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia | Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dies. He was 90. | Castro had challenged the US might and invited Soviet presence next door to the US | US-Cuban relations have normalized now after half a century | Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Commissions INS Chennai into Indian Navy Nov 21 | INS Chennai is a Project 15A Guided Missile Destroyer | This is the 3rd and last ‘Kolkata’ class destroyer indigenously designed by DND and constructed by MDL, Mumbai | India successfully tests nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile in Odisha | India becomes associate member of European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva | Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inducts four Indigenous Naval Systems | The 4 Indigenous Naval Systems – ABHAY, HUMSA UG, NACS and AIDSS – were indigenously developed by DRDO | These Indigenous Naval Systems will boost underwater surveillance capability of the Indian Navy | India, Japan sign Civil Nuclear Deal | The Deal signed during PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan Nov 10-11 | With this Deal, Japan is able to export N-technology to India for peaceful uses | PM Modi calls the Deal “a historic step to build a clean energy partnership between India, Japan” | US elects Donald Trump as the next President | Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, seasoned diplomat and a respected intellectual, loses | Trump’s Republican Party will now dominate both the Presidency and Congress | Indian Prime Minister Modi congratulates Trump | Russia to play a key role in emerging world order, says expert | India clears Customs hurdle for M777 gun deal | Indian Navy commissions Arihant SSBN Submarine | Arihant, commissioned in August, is nuclear powered and nuclear missiles capable | India, France sign Euro 7.8b Rafale deal | Indian Navy launches Mormugao, second ship of Project 15B, in Mumbai Sep 17 | This is an Advanced Guided Missile Destroyer indigenously built at MDL, Mumbai | India, Nepal sign 3 agreements | The agreements signed during Nepalese PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to New Delhi Sep 15-16 | The 3 agreements were for Nepal’s post earthquake reconstruction, development of Terai roads, hydro-power projects and establishing polytechnic | India extended $750 million line of credit for post-earthquake reconstruction of Nepal | I am confident that our discussion today would further cement our centuries old relations, says PM Modi in a joint statement | Brazil’s Embraer Aircraft deal under CBI scanner | Afghan President Ashraf Ghani terms terrorism as a medium term challenge | Dr Ghani stated this during a lecture in New Delhi Sep 14 | Decision on Rafale deal likely today (Sep 12) | The deal is now on the agenda of the Indian Cabinet Committee on Security Affairs | IAF MiG-21 crashes at Barmer in Rajasthan Sep 10 | Pilots eject to safety | India successfully launches advanced weather observation satellite INSAT-3DR | India, Vietnam deepen defence cooperation | India, Egypt sign Maritime Transport Agreement | IAF Chief describes occupation of part of Kashmir by Pakistan as “a thorn in flesh” | Air Chief Marshal Raha apparently reflected the anger at Pakistan’s persistent terror attacks on India | Pakistan had sent raiders and military personnel soon after Independence in 1947 to occupy Kashmir | IAF had used only Dakotas to ferry Indian Army personnel to save the Indian territory and sought UN intervention | UN had asked Pakistan to withdraw which it has NOT done to date | Terror dominates India-US ministerial talks in New Delhi and Washington | India, US ask Pakistan to dismantle its havens for terrorists and criminals | India bags orders to launch 68 foreign satellites | India, US sign military logistics agreement LEMOA | LEMOA signed in Washington during the visit of Indian Defence Minister Parikkar Aug 29 | LEMOA will “facilitate additional opportunities for bilateral engagement,” a joint statement said | Indian MoD said LEMOA does not envisage bases for US | It will facilitate both countries in port visits, joint exercises and disaster relief | ISRO Successfully Test Fires Scramjet Engine Technology Demonstrator | India becomes 4th country to demonstrate the flight testing of Scramjet Engine | President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates ISRO scientists for this remarkable achievement | Indian Navy Scorpene Submarine data hacked | Defence Minister Parrikar says leak being investigated | Indian Navy is acquiring six scorpenes from the French DCNS | So far only one submarine, INS Kalvari, has been supplied and five are due by 2020 | The submarines are being built by state run MDL in Mumbai | Indian Navy Initiates Steps to Acquire Predator B Guardian and EMALS | Indian Navy acquiring four more P8-I Aircraft | Boeing Awarded $2.8B for KC-46A Tanker Initial Production |
December 10, 2016
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