India & Ukraine discuss potential partnership in the field of Shipbuilding

A Ukrainian delegation led by its Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Ms. Nataliya Mykolska, met Secretary, Ministry of Shipping Shri Ravikant in New Delhi yesterday to discuss the potential for developing sustainable partnership between the two countries in the area of shipbuilding. Giving an overview of ship building industry in their country, the Ukrainian delegation invited senior officials of the Ministry of Shipping to visit Odessa and Kiev to study the logistic chain and shipbuilding yards in particular. Secretary, Shipping Shri Ravikant invited Ukraine to send a group-cum-business…

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Sri Lanka Receives Naval Vessel from India

An Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), earlier owned by the Indian Coast Guard has been officially handed over to Sri Lanka by the Indian Government. According to Navy media, the official handing over ceremony was held on Tuesday (05th September) at the Port of Kochi in India. The ceremony saw the ship being officially handed over to the Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge by the Director General of the Indian Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Rajendra Singh. The 74.10m long and 11.4m wide OPV, has…

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Defence Secretary agrees closer cooperation with India

April 13, 2017 – Sir Michael attended today the first meeting as part of the 2015 Defence and International Security Partnership (DISP), with his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley. The pair discussed UK-Indian defence industries, upcoming exercises and global security among other topics. The Defence counterparts jointly set out their ambitions to design, make, exercise, transform, train and co-operate together. They reaffirmed their intent for a stronger, deeper, wider relationship that delivers growth and jobs in the UK and India, improves regional security and supports both nations’ interests globally. UK Defence…

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Kaman Increases Stake in India Joint Venture with Kineco

March 30, 2017 – Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc. (Kaman), a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation, and Kineco Limited (Kineco) today announced that Kaman has increased its stake in the parties’ Indian manufacturing joint venture Kineco Kaman Composites India Pvt. Ltd. (JV) to 49% from 26%. The Goa based JV manufactures advanced composite structures for aerospace, imaging/medical, and other industries for customers including BAE Systems, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. The announcement was jointly made today in Goa by Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaman…

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Defence Minister Hands Over Indigenous DRDO Naval Systems

March 24, 2017 – The Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley handed over three Naval Systems indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba here today. The Minister also released two other products developed by DRDO namely-based Secure Phone and the Gallium Nitride Technology. Speaking on the occasion Shri Jaitley remarked that DRDO is becoming an important instrument for self-reliance of the nation. He stated that some of the best innovations have come from the…

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Lok Sabha Passes the Admiralty Bill 2016

March 11, 2017 – The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha yesterday. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework to consolidate the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, arrest of vessels and related issues. It also aims to replace archaic laws which are hindering efficient governance. The Bill confers admiralty jurisdiction on High Courts located in coastal states of India and this jurisdiction extends upto territorial waters. Introduced during the winter session of Parliament,…

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UK Defence companies step up globally at Aero India 2017

February 13, 2017 – Mrs. Baldwin, the Minister for Defence Procurement, joins 20 UK companies at the aerospace exhibition held at Air Force Station Yelahanka. Showcasing some of the most innovative technology in the defense, aviation and security sectors, these cutting edge businesses will be forging long-lasting industrial partnerships and joint ventures with Indian companies. The visit builds on the Defence and International Security Partnership (DISP) agreed in November 2015. Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin said: The UK and India have much to offer one another in defense: from manufacturing…

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