INDIA & WORLD

India – Australia joint Naval excercises “AUSINDEX-2015” in Vishakapatnam
The first ever India – Australia joint Naval excercises called “AUSINDEX-2015” have been started in Vishakapatnam on 11 September upto 19 September. In a significant development that is seen as the tangible sign of the growing defence cooperation between Australia and India, it is noted that the bilateral maritime excercise will be a regular event to be held every two years.


6th Indo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise begins in Thiruvananthapuram
The sixth Indo-Maldives joint Training Exercise with tha name “EKUVRIN 2015 has commenced at Pangode Military Station in Thiruvanantha puram district of Kerala. Aim of the Joint Exercise is to acquaint forces of both countries with each other’s operating procedure and increase understanding and interoperability between Armies of both countries.


Government cleared multi billion dollar deal with America’s Boeing for military helicopters
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on 22 September cleared a multi billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing. The deal valued to be over USD 2.5 Billion. The 22 Apache AH, 64 D Longbow helicopters are one of the most advanced multi role combat helicopters, featuring all weather and night fighting features, ability to track up to 128 targets in less than a minute and engage with 16. The deal for Apache is a hybrid one. The deals have direct commercial contracts with Boeing as well as a direct government to government component between the two governments.


Modi addressed special summit on Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a visit to US addressed a special summit on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Modi met the United Nations Chief Ban Ki-Moon on 25 September. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina discussing bilateral ties. Modi attended a meeting with 42 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies in New York in the name of ‘Round Table with American Inc’. Modi invited US companies to set up manufacturing units in India. During his visit in US Narendra Modi also met the World Bank president Jim Yong Kim.


India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Excercise “Mitra Shakti – 2015″
The third edition of India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Excercise “MITRA SHAKTI-2015″ has begun in pune on 29 september. It is a 14 days excercise. The aim of the excercise is to share the best military practices, to develop joint strategies between the two armies and to build Military to Military Co-Operation and inter operability.


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