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    Ministry of Defence20-November, 2016 16:35 IST
    Chief of Army Staff Visit to China

    Gen Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff is leading a high level military delegation comprising senior military officers to China on a four day visit from 21-24 Nov 2016. During the four day visit the General along with delegation will be visiting important military installations and is scheduled to meet a number of high ranking dignitaries of PLA and CMC. This visit is an opportunity to re-engage PLA in field of defence cooperation and build upon existing mutual cooperation and trust between the two nations. The delegation will also be visiting military installations including Infantry Division and Army Air Defence Brigades.
    The visit aims at engaging China on subjects of mutual concern and shared interest, which include terrorism, humanitarian assistance and Peace keeping training. This visit comes amidst growing stronger economic and military ties between the emerging Asian giants and follows high level diplomatic and military exchanges between the two neighbours. The visit also coincides with a joint military exercise (Exercise Hand in Hand), between two armies which is underway in Pune and will be followed by visit of General Zhao Zongqi, Commander, Western Theatre Command of PLA in second week of December 2016.
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    Ministry of Defence22-November, 2016 15:20 IST
    Welfare Measures for Families of Martyred Soldiers

    The details regarding educational concessions, healthcare and other facilities for children of martyred soldiers is as under:
    Educational Concessions:
    The following educational concessions are provided to the Children of Armed Forces Officers / Personnel Below Officer Ranks, Missing / Disabled / Killed in action:
    · Tuition Fees: Full reimbursement of tuition fee (Capitation fee and caution money not included) levied by the educational institutions concerned (including charges levied for the school bus maintained by the school or actual fare paid for railway pass for students or bus fare certified by the Head of Institutes).
    · Hostel Charges: Full reimbursement of Hostel charges for those studying in boarding schools and colleges.
    · Cost of books / stationery: Rs.1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) per annum per student or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.
    · Cost of Uniform where Compulsory: Rs.1,700/- (Rupees One Thousand Seven Hundred Only) at the maximum during 1st year and Rs.700/- (Rupees Seven Hundred Only) for the subsequent years per annum per student or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.
    · Clothing: Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only) for the 1st year and Rs.300/- (Rupees Three Hundred Only) for the subsequent years per annum per student or the amount claimed by the student, whichever is less.
    The above educational concessions are admissible only for undertaking studies in Government / Government aided schools / educational institutes, Military / Sainik Schools and other Schools or colleges recognized by the Central or State Governments including the autonomous organizations financed entirely by the Central / State Governments.
    Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his / her class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class, the re-imbursement of CEA shall not be stopped.
    Healthcare:
    Central Organization, Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme provides for free healthcare to all dependents of martyred soldiers. The dependents of martyred soldiers are also exempted from payment of one time contribution for becoming ECHS members.
    Other facilities:
    · The wards of Defence / Coast Guard Personnel killed in action are the first priority for award of Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme under which 5500 Scholarships are awarded annually to the wards of ex-servicemen / widows in order to support their higher technical / professional education.
    · The wards of Defence Personnel killed in action are the first priority for MBBS / BDS seats (normally 20-24 MBBS and 2-3 BDS seats annually) reserved for Defence personnel.
    · Recurring grant of Rs.1350/-p.m. is provided to War Memorial Hostels for the children of War Widows / war-disabled.
    An institutionalized mechanism at all levels down to the unit at Services’ Hqrs. exists to ensure that families / dependents of martyred soldiers are provided with uniform and adequate financial assistance. Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat, an attached office of Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare implements other facilities / welfare measures for ex-servicemen including martyred soldiers.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Prabhat Jha in Rajya Sabha today.
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    Ministry of Defence22-November, 2016 15:18 IST
    Complaints over OROP

    A Judicial Committee headed by Justice L. Narasimha Reddy, retired Chief Justice of Patna High Court was appointed to look into the anomalies of implementation of OROP. The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016 which is under examination.
    Out of 20,63,529 pensioner beneficiaries, 1429 complaints have been received from Ex-Servicemen and the Family Pensioners with regard to OROP benefits. Public Grievance Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners / family pensioners and taking up the matters with the concerned Departments for redressal of their grievances. Disposal of grievances is monitored at the highest level in the Government.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri PL Punia and Shri Pramod Tiwari in Rajya Sabha today.
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    Ministry of Defence22-November, 2016 15:17 IST
    Stationing of Army Personnel in Foreign Countries

    Indian Army personnel are deployed in United Nations Peacekeeping Missions as part of our national commitment to United Nations. Indian army personnel are also deployed as part of Indian Army Training Teams / Indian Military Training Teams in friendly foreign countries for the purpose of providing military training including training related to IT, Telecommunication, English Language, etc. Further, to enhance defence cooperation, Indian Army personnel are also stationed on deputation in various countries as Military / Defence Attaches, etc., to Defence Wings of our Embassies / High Commissions. Presently over 8,000 army personnel are deployed for above purposes in various countries.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. KVP Ramachandra Rao in Rajya Sabha today.
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    Ministry of Defence22-November, 2016 15:16 IST
    Rafale Fighter Jets Deal

    The induction of 36 Rafale aircraft will enhance the operational capabilities of the IAF.
    The costs of the 36 aircraft cannot be directly compared to the cost of the original MMRCA bids since the deliverables are significantly different. Although there is no Transfer of Technology (ToT) involved in the procurement of the 36 aircraft, the provision for 50% offsets has been retained. The delivery schedule, maintenance arrangement and product support under the Inter-Governmental Agreement are also more beneficial.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri AU Singh Deo in Rajya Sabha today.
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    Ministry of Defence22-November, 2016 15:15 IST
    Acquisitions for the Armed Forces

    During the last three years and the current year a total of 177 contracts have been signed with Indian and foreign vendors for the Armed Forces and for Capital procurement of Defence equipment such as Ships, Missiles, Rockets, Simulators, Aircrafts, Helicopters, ammunition and Radars.
    Capital procurement of defence equipment is a continuous process undertaken as per Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). Capital procurement proposals flow from the planning process. The Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) covers a period of 15 years. Currently the LTIPP 2012-27 is in vogue wherein the requirements specific to Army, Navy and Air Force include Guns, Rockets, Missile Systems, Non-Lethal Weapons, Flight Control Systems, UAVs, Amphibious Aircraft, Air-Launched Weapon and Submarines. The LTIPP is translated into specific assets to be acquired, in the form of Services Capital Acquisition Plan (SCAP), covering a five year period. The Annual Acquisition Plan (AAP) of each service is a two year roll on plan for capital acquisition and consists of the schemes from approved five years SCAP.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri R Vaithilingam in Rajya Sabha today.
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    Ministry of Defence22-November, 2016 15:14 IST
    Import value of Defence related Equipments

    During 2015-16, 17 contracts with value of Rs. 29171.75 crore have been signed with foreign vendors including those from USA, Russia, Israel, Sweden, UK and Germany for Capital procurement of Defence equipment such as rockets, simulators, aircraft, helicopters, ammunition and radars.
    During the current financial year (upto October, 2016), 15 contracts with value of Rs. 71953.60 crore have been signed with foreign vendors including those from France, USA, Russia, Israel, UK, and Germany for Capital procurement of various Defence equipment including aircraft, missiles and ammunition.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Vayalar Ravi in Rajya Sabha today.
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    Ministry of Defence22-November, 2016 15:14 IST
    Delay in Acquisition of Bulletproof Jackets

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) in October, 2009 for procurement of 3,53,765 Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJs), including quantity 1,86,138 to be procured in the 11th Army Plan. The Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued to 36 vendors on 3.3.2011, but had to be retracted on 8.12.2011 to address issues in respect of conduct of trials. The RFP was issued again on 7.12.2012 to 39 vendors. However, as none of the BPJs produced by the vendors for trials were found to be compliant to the RFP parameters, the RFP was retracted on 5.10.2015. A fresh RFP has been issued on 4.4.2016. On completion of the technical evaluation of the offers, trials will be scheduled by Army Headquarters. However, to meet the immediate requirement of BPJs, an order for supply of 50,000 BPJs, through revenue expenditure route, has been placed on 31.3.2016, against which the first consignment of 5000 BPJs has been delivered on 15.10.2016.
    This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Dilipbhai Pandya in Rajya Sabha today.
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    25-November, 2016 18:05 IST

    Joint Military Exercise Hand-In-Hand 2016 Culminates

    The Sixth India China Joint Training Exercise, Exercise Hand-in-Hand 2016 culminated today with a closing ceremony which was held at Aundh Military Camp, Pune. Thirteen days of Joint Training included understanding of each others operational methodology, developing interoperability and conduct of a joint tactical operations controlled by a Joint Command Post. The exercise concluded with a validation exercise by Indian Army & the Peoples’ Liberation Army of China.
    Major General S K Prashar, Indian Army and Major General Wang Haijiang, Deputy Commander of People’s Liberation Army jointly reviewed the parade commanded by Colonel Dayanand Sharma, the Indian contingent commander.
    Major General S K Prashar, General Officer Commanding of the Indian Army after addressing the parade declared the joint training exercise closed. Observers of both the nations appreciated the professionally conducted training which has resulted in instilling confidence in each other’s capability. The exercise also demonstrated the determination of the two Armies in working closely with each other to eradicate the menace of terrorism in all its forms.
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    25-November, 2016 16:53 IST
    Recruitment in Defence Forces

    Government has taken a number of measures to encourage the youth to join the defence forces, including sustained image projection, publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career, participation in career fairs and exhibitions, motivational lectures in schools and colleges etc. The support of State Government authorities is also solicited in disseminating requisite information to the target population.
    Further, recruitment rallies are conducted in different parts of the country to provide opportunity to youth from these areas to join the Armed Forces. Efforts are made to cover entire country including remote, border, tribal and hilly areas.
    For recruitment in Army, certain relaxations in physical and educational standards are available for candidates of tribal / hilly and other backward areas. In the case of Navy and Air Force, there is no provision for relaxation in educational standards. However, relaxation in height is given to candidates from certain areas.
    At present, there is no proposal under consideration of the Government to further relax the criteria for recruitment in defence forces. The Government has set up Sainik Schools in various parts of India including difficult and border areas with the primary aim of preparing boys academically, physically and mentally for entry into the National Defence Academy. As on date, 25 Sainik Schools are functioning in the various parts of the Country and out of them 05 Sainik Schools are set up in difficult and border areas. In addition, students in border and difficult areas are also encouraged to join National Cadet Corps (NCC) which strives to provide the youth of the country opportunities for all round development with a sense of commitment, dedication, self-discipline and moral values, so that they become responsible citizens of tomorrow.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” and Shri Bharat Singh in Lok Sabha today.
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    25-November, 2016 16:51 IST
    Use of Military Infrastructure

    As per the existing policy, civilians, para-Military personnel and other Central Armed Police Forces personnel requiring medical treatment are admitted to Armed Forces Hospital, if beds are available.
    Further, Army Public Schools admit upto 10% civilian inhabitants who reside in and around military garrisons in small towns. Admission to some colleges are also open to citizens and domiciles of the State based on approvals of the respective State Government where these colleges are located.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Jagdambika Pal in Lok Sabha today.
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    Ministry of Defence25-November, 2016 16:50 IST
    Aircraft squadrons of IAF

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is equipped to cater for the threat environment that exists and is ready to meet the role assigned to it. Operational preparedness of IAF is reviewed from time to time based on the threat perception.
    Phasing out of aircraft including MIG versions and their replacement with new generation aircraft depends upon national security consideration, strategic objectives and operational requirements of the defence forces. Further, augmentation of capabilities of IAF including its modernization and acquisition is a dynamic and continuous process. A total number of 4 fighter aircraft of IAF including MiG versions have crashed during the year 2015-16.
    Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is carrying out research for development of various aeronautical technologies including aircraft and weapon systems.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Baijayant Jay Panda and others in Lok Sabha today.
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    Ministry of Defence25-November, 2016 14:40 IST
    NCS Delhi Celebrates Annual Day 2016

    Navy Children School Chanakyapuri, New Delhi hosted its Annual Day themed “Kalanjali” on 24th Nov 2016. The Chief Guest Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, PVSM, AVSM, ADC presided over the function.
    The programme was ushered in by the rendition of Mangal Abhinandan followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. The school annual report tracing the significant achievements of the school in the year 2015-16 was read out by the Principal Ms Ruma Purkayastha. This was followed by a cultural bonanza presented by the students. All the acts conveyed the importance of healthy living and well being. The vibrant costumes, the lifelike expressions, and the graceful movements of the students enthralled the audience.
    The evening showcased a harmonious blend of music, rhythm and dance. The Chief Guest congratulated the Principal, Staff and Students and applauded their efforts.
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    Ministry of Defence25-November, 2016 16:40 IST
    FDI in Defence Sector

    The Government liberalized FDI policy provisions on various sector including defence sector vide. Press Note.5 (2016 Series) on 24th June, 2016. As per the current FDI policy, foreign investment upto 49% is permitted under automatic route and beyond 49% through Government approval route wherever it is likely to result in access to modern technology or for other reasons to be recorded. The FDI policy in defence sector is further subject to industrial licensing under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act 1951. As per earlier policy notified in Nov 2015, FDI upto 49% was permitted under automatic route and FDI above 49% was permitted through Government approval route on case to case basis, wherever it is likely to result in access to modern and state-of-art technology in the country.
    As technology requirement changes with time, FDI proposals of beyond 49% are examined by Ministry of Defence from technology perspective, after consultation with various stakeholders such as Armed forces, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), etc.
    The foreign investment proposals beyond 49% are considered by Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) under Ministry of Finance. FIPB is an inter-ministry body having representatives of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Home Affairs and other concerned Departments. So far, since opening of defence sector for FDI, 36 FDI/ JV proposals have been approved for manufacture of various licensable defence items. After the notification of revised FDI policy in June 2016, a total of 06 proposals have been received by the FIPB.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha today.
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    Ministry of Defence25-November, 2016 16:40 IST
    Centre of Excellence in Defence Sector

    There are nine Centres of Excellence (CoE) functioning under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Details are given below:
    • DRDO Bhartihar University (DRDO-BU) Centre of Excellence, Coimbatore.
    • Advanced Centre for Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), University of Hyderabad.
    • Centre of Excellence in Cryptology, ISI Kolkata.
    • Centre of Millimeter Wave Semiconductor Devices and System, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.
    • Advanced Centre for Excellence on Composite Materials, National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL), Bengaluru.
    • Research and Innovation Centre (RIC), Chennai.
    • Centre of Propulsion Technology (CoPT), IIT- Bombay.
    • Jagdish Chandra Bose Centre for Advanced Technology (JCBCAT), Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
    • Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC), IIT- Delhi.
    At present, there is no proposal to set up new Centre of Excellence by DRDO. Out of nine Centres of Excellence, six were established more than three years ago. Whereas, the following three Centres of Excellence have been established during 2016. Details of funds allocated to these three Centres during 2016-17 are given below:
    • Centre of Propulsion Technology (CoPT), IIT- Bombay. Established in June 2016. Rs. 10.70 Cr has been allocated during 2016-17.
    • Jagdish Chandra Bose Centre for Advanced Technology (JCBCAT), Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Established in June 2016. Rs. 19.20 Cr has been allocated during 2016-17.
    • Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC), IIT- Delhi. Established in Oct 2016. Rs. 81.10 Cr has been allocated during 2016-17.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Smt Poonam Mahajan in Lok Sabha today.
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