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    Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missiles

    Subsequent to the India joining Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), Russia and India have agreed to extend the range of Brahmos supersonic cruise missile beyond 300 km. The proposal for undertaking joint technical development work for extending range beyond 300 kms has been executed between India & Russia.

    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri R Parthipan and Shri B Senguttuvan in Lok Sabha today.

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    Defence Shipyards

    Defence Shipyards have capability of manufacturing frontline warships like destroyers, frigates, corvettes including auxiliaries like fleet tankers, fast attacks crafts, landing craft utilities, mine counter measure vessels, offshore patrol vessels, etc. Cochin Shipyard Limited, under administrative control of Ministry of Shipping is building the Aircraft carrier for Indian Navy. Government has taken several initiatives to modernize these shipyards. The details of some of the initiatives are as under:-
    Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL): MDL has successfully completed Mazdock Modernisation Program (MMP), which included creation of facilities like New Wet Basin, Module Workshop, heavy duty Goliath Crane, Cradle Assembly Shop etc. In addition new Submarine Assembly Workshop has been developed as a second line for Submarine in 2014-15 and 2015-16, Rs.75.80 Crore and Rs. 38.99 Crore respectively were allocated for this purpose. Rs. 9.84 crore has been spent upto 30.11.2016 in 2016-17.
    Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE): GRSE modernization project was completed in 2013 at a total cost of Rs. 606 Crore. The important facilities created under this modernization phase include Dry Dock (10000 Ton capacity), inclined Berth (4500 ton capacity), Module Hall, 250 Ton Goliath Crane, Electrical Substation, Paint Cell etc.
    Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL): GSL has undertaken infrastructure modernization programme at an outlay of around Rs. 1300 Crore. It has four phases. Phase 1, 2 & 3A have since been completed. Work for balance phases (phase 3B & 4) is in progress. Rs. 212 Crore was provided for the above modernization in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
    This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri K.N Ramachandran in Lok Sabha today.
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    GENERAL BIPIN RAWAT takes over as the 27th COAS of the INDIAN ARMY

    General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Army Staff, after an illustrious career spanning over four decades, handed over the baton to General Bipin Rawat in a ceremony held at South Block today. Amongst numerous achievements, the tenure of Gen Dalbir Singh was operationally significant wherein a high tempo of operations was maintained in J&K and North East. Gen Dalbir Singh laid a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti and was accorded a guard of honour at South Block Lawns prior to relinquishing as COAS.

    General Bipin Rawat took over as the 27th Chief of the Army Staff. The General Officer was tenanting the appointment of the Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) of the Indian Army from 01 Sep 2016.

    General Bipin Rawat was commissioned in the Fifth Battalion of the Eleven Gorkha Rifles in December 1978, from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, where he was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’. The General Officer has vast experience in high altitude warfare and counter insurgency operations. He commanded an Infantry battalion, along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Sector; a Rashtriya Rifles Sector and an Infantry Division in the Kashmir Valley, a Corps in the Eastern theatre and the Southern Command. He has tenanted instructional appointments at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and at Army War College, Mhow.

    Lt Gen Bipin Rawat has held important staff appointments at Directorate General of Military Operations and Military Secretary’s Branch at Army HQ. He has also been Major General General Staff (MGGS) at HQ Eastern Command. The General Officer commanded a Multinational Brigade, in a Chapter VII mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC). Whilst serving with the United Nations, he was twice awarded the Force Commander’s Commendation.

    An alumni of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the Higher Command & National Defence College Courses, the General Officer, during the span of over 38 years service in uniform, has been awarded for gallantry and distinguished service with the UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, COAS Commendation on two occasions and the Army Commander’s Commendation. The General Officer also attended the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA.

    Academically inclined, he has authored numerous articles on ‘National Security’ and ‘Leadership’, which have been published in various journals and publications. He was awarded M. Phil in Defence Studies from Madras University. He has a Diploma in Management and another Diploma in Computer Studies. Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat has also completed his research on military media strategic studies and was awarded Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut in 2011.


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