January 11, 2018 Morning Newsletter

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January 11, 2018

Your Daily Newsletter On Defence and Aviation Covering News From Across The Media Space



Sivan K Named New ISRO Chairman, To Replace As Kiran Kumar 

The government today appointed renowned scientist Sivan K as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to replace of AS Kiran Kumar.

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India To Purchase Anti-Tank Missiles From Israel Through Govt-To-Govt Deal 

India will purchase Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from Israel through the so-called government to government (G to G) route because the military wants the proven weapon, and the Defence.

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Mumbai Attacks Mastermind Hafiz Saeed Incited Jihad In UK In 1990s: BBC Report 

Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, toured the UK in the 1990s to incite Muslims to become jihadis, according to a media report.

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NSG Team Positioned In Katra, Conducts Security Recce Of Vaishno Devi Shrine 

A team of 100 NSG commandos stationed in Katra, best known as a gateway to the Vaishno Devi temple, have carried out a detailed recce of the shrine, highly-placed sources confirmed to India Today.

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More Cops Killed In Chhatisgarh Than Jammu And Kashmir Due To Maoists: Centre 

More policemen were being killed in Chhattisgarh every year due to the Maoist problem, than in militancy-prone Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre today told the Supreme Court.

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Home Ministry Gives Rs 226 Crore To Paramilitary Forces For Gadgets 

The Union Home Ministry has sanctioned Rs 226 crore to the paramilitary forces for procurement of telecommunication equipment and some other gadgets, an official said.

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Israel Cancels Second Missile Defence Test In A Month 

Israel has called off a test of an advanced missile defence system, citing a communications malfunction.

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‘Delhi, Tel Aviv Must Create Joint Ecosystem To Absorb Israeli Defence Techology’ 

Israel defence industry’s relationship with India is sometimes viewed as a vendor-driven approach and the two countries should create a joint ecosystem to get and absorb the Israeli technologies.

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Bills Worth Over 53 Lakh Passed For Movement Of Fake Army Units: CBI 

The CBI on Wednesday booked an official of defence accounts and a private person for siphoning off over Rs 53.63 lakh in 2016.

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Fire On INS Shivalik, No Damage Reported 

VISAKHAPATNAML A fire broke onboard Indian Navy’s stealth frigate INS Shivalik, but there was no major damage or any casualty, Navy officials said.

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Govt Examining G-to-G Deal To Buy Spike Missile From Israel 

India is considering purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) from Israel through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route, months after it decided to cancel a deal.

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Lt. Gen. Y V K Mohan Takes Over As Commander Of 9 Crops 

Lieutenant General Yenduru Venkata Krishna Mohan today took over as the 13th Corps Commander of the Rising Star Corps from Lt Gen S K Saini.

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Indian Army Killed 138 Pakistani Soldiers In 2017 In Tactical Operations 

The Indian Army killed 138 Pakistan Army personnel in 2017 in tactical operations and retaliatory cross-border firings along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Indian Navy Urgently Need Minesweepers: Manohar Parrikar 

The Indian Navy urgently requires minesweepers and hence there is an urgent need to re-appoint a new consultant for their aquisition, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

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Singapore Airlines Says Options Open On Air India Disinvestment 

Singapore Airlines today said it will keep options open on Air India stake after the government allowed foreign carriers to own up to 49 per cent in the national carrier.

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Boeing Sets Airplane Delivery Record, Finishes 2017 With Larger Order Book Boeing Record Order Book 2017 

Boeing (NYSE: BA) on Wednesday said it delivered more commercial airplanes than any manufacturer for the sixth consecutive year and set an industry record with 763 deliveries in 2017.

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Human Waste From Sky: NGT Directs DGCA To Issue Circular 

The National Green Tribunal today reiterated its earlier order directing the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to issue a circular to all airlines operating at IGI airport.

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FDI In Air India Means No Preferential Treatment To It: Aviation Minister 

Permitting 49 per cent foreign direct investment in Air India brings the airline on a par with other domestic carriers and does away with the preferential treatment that was extended to the national carrier, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Wednesday.

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‘Permitting Fgn Airline Stake In AI a Considered Decision’ 

Allowing foreign airlines to own up to 49 per cent stake in Air India is a “considered decision” and will send out an important message to global investors, a senior government official said today.

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IndiGo Flight to Bengaluru Suffers ‘Engine Failure’ After Take-off, Forced to Return to Airport; DGCA Probe on 

A Bengaluru-bound IndiGo flight was forced to return to Mumbai airport due to engine failure, according to several media reports.

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Malaysia Yet To Give Up On MH370 Search, To Pay US Firm $70 Million for Finding Debris 

Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a US seabed exploration firm up to $70 million if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines.

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AirAsia India IPO Talk Adds Zing To Aviation; Lift Jet, Indigo Stocks 

Aviation stocks Jet Airways and InterGlobe Aviation were trading higher in Wednesday’s trade, after AirAsia Chief Executive Tony Fernandes.

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Here Is How This Jet Airways Crew Member Tried To Smuggle Rs 3.25 Cr Out Of Country 

With the arrest of a 25-year-old Jet Airways air-hostess, a shocking money laundering racket has come to light. Jet Airways air hostess, who was caught smuggling $480,200 (valued at Rs 3.25 crore).

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Air India Mulling Laptops For Biz Class Passengers In International Flights 

In a bid to woo business class passengers on its international flights Air India is considering providing laptops to its premium travellers, its Chairman and Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola said on Monday.

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Air India Revival? New FDI Policy Allows Foreign Airlines To Invest Up To 49% In Maharaja 

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday eased foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in various sectors, including Civil Aviation, allowing foreign airlines to invest up to 49 per cent under government.

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