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Airbus offers tender validity

Airbus Defense & Space Operated ‘Air Tanker’ company offering Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) planes for wet, dry or steam renting to both military as well as civil operators, will hold talks with the Indian Air Force (IAF) in 2021 on the long-term lease of Six Airbus A330 MRTT.

Background:

Earlier this year, the Government of India suggested the leasing of military assets in its updated draught Defense Procurement Procedure (DAP) 2020, which will allow the military to provide and run expensive platforms for a short time. Under Defense Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, leasing will be allowed in two distinct categories, i.e. Lease (Indian), where Lessor is an Indian individual and is the owner of the asset, and Lease (Global) which refers to the lease of equipment from international or Indian Lessors.

According to the details given to idrw.org, ‘Air Tanker’ may retain a core fleet of 6 tankers that would be eligible full time for AAR Duties for IAF, but would also retain a 2-3 additional aeroplane surge fleet that may be given by the operator in the event of increased requirements. The IAF is likely to arrange for a ‘dry’ or ‘damp’ lease that enables aircraft to be flown on their separate military aircraft registers by their pilots, while AirTanker can have to have an engineering service to guarantee that the aircraft continues to function following the Civil Aviation Authority.

ISRO’s observation of the earth

Significantness:

The EOS-01 launch reports ISRO’sst launch since the COVID-19 lockout came into effect in March. Throughout June, ISRO Chairman who is K Sivan announced that at least 10 space missions planned for launch this year had already interrupted by the lockdown.

ISRO Chairman who is K Sivan was reported as saying, following the launch, whether the mission was highly rare and unique because space operations cannot be carried out from ‘homework.’ As a result, each engineer had to be available at the lab and then had to function together, he said.

Launching: Key Info

  • The EOS-01 satellite seems to be an Earth observation satellite that will aid applications in agriculture and forestry and disaster relief.
  • The 9 customer satellites were deployed along with ISRO ‘s primary satellite underneath a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).
  • Of the 9 customer satellites, one belonged to Lithuania, four to Luxembourg and 4 to the USA.
  • This was the 51st flight of the ISRO Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
  • The launch observation gallery was shut for launch and there was no planning for the assembly of media staff in the light of stringent COVID-19 pandemic requirements at the launch centre.

History:

In June 2020, ISRO Chairman who is K Sivan said that ISRO will determine the effect of the lockdown on its projects. He expressed that all the missions had been disturbed by the pandemic, he said they would have to make an appraisal after the COVID-19 problem had been resolved.

Sagar Kavach at Paradip Coast

 

A 2-day joint coastal defence exercise called “Sagar Kavach” was launched on the Paradip Coast, Odisha. The activity is being conducted out by a collaborative initiative of the Governments of Odisha as well as West Bengal.

About the “Sagar Kavach”:

  • The main aim of the exercise would be to train this year on the coastline of Paradip, much as last year since the bombings of 26/11 in Mumbai. The exercise has been taken out to deter the recurrence of the Mumbai attacks by sea.
  • Upwards of 10 such units, such as the Indian Navy, along with the Indian Coast Guard, the Odisha Police, as well as local fishermen, the Forest Service, as well as the Port Marine Department, participated the joint exercise.
  • It’s going to run for 2 days, with red and green powers emerging to penetrate and deter attacks. This year, the coastal defence exercise was called “Sagar Kavach.”

 

 

Twin Naval Exercises to be held for US supercarriers

INS Vikramaditya which is the Indian Navy aircraft carrier as well as the USS Nimitz which is the US supercarrier will engage in the Malabar Exercise throughout the Indian Ocean.

The 2 aircraft carriers would use the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force as well as the Royal Australian Navy in the 2nd section of the Malabar Exercise, which will occur later in the month in the Arabian Sea. The very 1st phase of the exercise finished on 6th November in the Bay of Bengal.

This wasn’t the first time the 2 aircraft carriers have engaged in a joint exercise. The 2 warships had engaged in the Malabar Exercise in the year of 2017.

Significance:

This version of the Malabar Exercise is important because it brings together the whole 4 Quad nations for the war series for the 1st time in more than a decade.

The continuing border issues between India and China in LAC, East Ladakh, the US and China throughout the South China Sea, as well as Australia and China, attach more importance to the naval drill in the Indian Ocean.

 

 

India’s representative holds a key post in the UN

In a tightly contested election, India’s representative was elected to a crucial UN committee to track the economic and financial capabilities of the United Nations.

Vidisha Maitra, who is a career diplomat actively employed as the very 1st Secretary of the Permanent Mission of India to just the United Nations in New York, was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) by 126 votings to 64.

Maitra became India’s sole candidate on the Asia Pacific Party council, while the other candidate came from Iraq.

Why is that?

Since its establishment in 1946, India has been a part of the Commission. The committee’s location is perceived to be one of the most desirable places in the United Nations system.

New Delhi’s success in this election is indeed important, as India is scheduled to begin a 2-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2021.

About ACABQ:

ACABQ conducts a variety of main tasks, including an analysis of the budget proposed to the General Assembly by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and recommendations to the General Assembly on logistical and financial matters.

The Committee also plays a key role in ensuring that Member States’ finances are used efficiently and that the mandates of the United Nations are adequately financed.

 

 

Beating Dragon in Technology

 

The face-off amid the Indian military as well as the Chinese PLA in Eastern Ladakh Japanese has contributed to similarities of all sorts between the armed services of the two countries. Although the human capital of our army is preferable to the conscript-intensive PLA on the field, it is presumed that the Chinese language armies are technologically advanced and that, although the communication war inside the excessive hills could benefit the Indian military, the PLA may also be stronger off throughout the non-contact region.

What does this mean to you?

Along the northern frontier, any physical conquest of land would entail a contact struggle with the prevailing human element. This could be accompanied by a non-contact (kinetic) component including long-range vectors and missiles that could inflict damage to different targets in-depth regions. The third category is non-contact (non-kinetic) warfare, which includes electromagnetic, electronic, area, data warfare and psychological operations.

About China:

China focuses on harnessing and developing know-how for marine use by imports, home research and development, theft and espionage. Its trademark has been an imitative invention by reverse engineering. A fee for science and know-how was founded in 2016. Below the founder of contemporary China, Deng Xiaoping, the cardinal rule was: ‘Cover your functionality’ and ‘Bide your time.’ In the last decade, this edict has been flipped on its head and, suddenly, China is taking a long time to showcase its navy and technical progress. It argues that there is so much know-how in the field of interest, just after the US.