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Dec 12, 2019, 04.42 PM IST

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  • China currently has one aircraft carrier, Liaoning, a refit of the Soviet era ship which was commissioned in 2012. It is being largely used for training, especially to test the carrier fighter jet J-15 which has been specifically developed to operate from the decks of the aircraft carriers. According to a media report China has established a huge aircraft carrier factory. .

    "Thirteen fighter aircraft have crashed during the period from 2017-18 to November 2019. Every accident is followed by an investigation by a BoI or a CoI which gives causes of accident and suggests remedial measures to avoid similar accident in the future. "These recommendations are circulated to all the operating units for implementation," he said.

    It is expected that the two sides will sign the Industrial Security Annex (ISA) that will enable transfer of technology by a US firm to its Indian partners in the private sector. While several US companies, including Lockheed Martin and Boeing, are already working on defence products with Indian partners — mostly to meet offset obligations.

    The Hercules C130 aircraft took off at 4:55 p.m. (1955 GMT) from the southern city of Punta Arenas and operators lost contact with it shortly after 6:00 p.m.

    Home Minister Amit Shah is learnt to have asked heads of all central forces to switch to ‘Make-in-India’ products and promote use of khadi, including using Khadi fabric for uniforms. Home ministry officials confirmed the development saying that more than 1 million personnel of CRPF, BSF, SSB, ITBP, CISF, NSG and Assam Rifles will be using uniform made of terry-Khadi.

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently conducted a review of the force at its headquarters here after which he directed that the lead internal security force of the country should devise a mechanism that enables it to keep its fighting blood fresh and lethal at all times.A committee has been asked to submit its "specific" recommendations by Dec 15.

    To commemorate the 10th edition of the Joint Military Training, the scope of the exercise was expanded to include an air-sea training component for the first time, with supporting assets from the Indian Navy, said Singapore's Def Ministry. The RSAF has deployed six F-16C/D fighter aircraft to train alongside the IAF's six SU-30MKI fighter aircraft.

    “India is on the march! It became a 3.0 trillion economy this year (IMF World Economic Outlook, Oct 2019). It took us nearly 60 years after independence to reach the 1 trillion mark, only 12 years since then to take it to 3.0 trillion and only 5 years, from 2014-2019, to take it from 2.0 trillion to 3.0 trillion.

    The West Bengal govt is setting up a museum featuring the 'Albatross' and it is likely to be thrown open to the public by mid-2020, Commodore Suprobho De said. "A TU-142 aircraft has been handed over by the Navy to M/S Taneja Aerospace on November 15 for dismantling, transportation and reassembly towards setting up a TU museum at Kolkata," he said.

    The ministers exchanged views on the recent developments in the South China Sea in the backdrop of Beijing’s aggressive postures this year in the territorial waters of Vietnam.

    Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, speaking at an annual press conference, also assured the nation that the Navy is fully prepared to deal with national security challenges. On the challenges in the neighbourhood, he said no action of any other player in the region should impact us."We are ready to work with like-minded nations in the region," he said.

    The long-delayed project, which was to be completed by 2018, is now back on track, with senior officers saying that the 37,500-tonne aircraft carrier will initially operate MiG 29K fighters and could also feature indigenous combat aircraft.

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