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Exclusive Interview With Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen CA Krishnan UYSM, AVSM

Author: Exclusive Interview With Deputy Chief of Army Staff
Lieutenant General CA Krishnan is an alumni of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion the 4th Gorkha Rifles (Chindits) on June 13, 1976. During his long service career, he has held a variety of command, staff and instructional assignments at all levels in the Indian Army and has attended various courses of instructions that include, Defence Services Staff Course, Higher Command and National Defence College. The senior staff appointments held by him include Brigadier General Staff in Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Director General (Manpower Planning & Personnel Services) in Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army). His instructional appointments include tenures as Instructor at the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun and as Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. His command assignments include 3/4 Gorkha Rifles (Chindits) on the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir, an Infantry Brigade in Jammu and Kashmir, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) in the state of Manipur and General Officer Commanding a Corps in the Eastern Theatre. He is the Colonel of the Fourth Gorkha Rifles. He has taken over as the Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Planning and Sytems) on May 1, 2014. Here is an exclusive interview Gen Krishnan expounds his views on ‘Make in India’ concept and how it will impact the Indian Army.



Exclusive Interview With Deputy Chief Of The Air Staff Air Marshal SBP Sinha AVSM, VM

Author: Exclusive Interview With Deputy Chief Of The Air Staff
Air Marshal SBP Sinha graduated from National Defence Academy in June 1979 and was commissioned in the fighter stream on 15 June 1980. He was appointed as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff on 30 April 2014. He is also the Commodore Commandant of 7 Sqn AF. He has flown the Hunter, MiG-21, Mirage-2000 and Su-30MKI fighter aircraft and has over 3,700 hours of flying. He is a ‘Cat A’ Flying Instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College. He has undergone ‘Operational Electronic Warfare Course’ in France and ‘Executive Course on Security Studies’ in USA. He has held various Command, Instructional and staff appointments. His important Command and Instructional appointments include Instructor in Flying Instructors School, Flight Commander of a Mirage-2000 Squadron, Chief Flying Instructor of Basic Flying Training School, Air Force Examiner in Aircrew Examining Board, Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 Sqn, Commandant of Electronic Warfare Range, Team Leader of AWACS Project Team in Isreal and Air Officer Commanding of a premier Su-30MKI base. He has held the staff appointments of Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans), Principal Director of Plans, C4ISR and Acquisitions and Deputy Director of Operations (Electronic Warfare) at Air Headquarters. Here is an exclusive interview with DSA Air Marshal Sinha shares his views on ‘Make in India’ campaign and how it can contribute in developing India’s Aerospace sector and help in creating jobs.



A Clarion Call Let’s Make In India

Author: Lt Gen Kamal Davar PVSM, AVSM (Retd)
To ensure the success of the Prime Minister’s thrust, the Indian government will have to make a drastic departure from many of its earlier modus operandi. Importantly, Indian bureaucracy will have to undergo an attitudinal change, shrug off its traditional sluggishness and promote an ease of doing business in India environment.



Boeing Partnering with India

Author: Dennis Swanson VP, Boeing Defence, Space and Security, India
Boeing has been working with Indian suppliers in manufacturing, IT and engineering services for over a decade to help meet the Indian Government’s objectives to build indigenous aerospace and defence capabilities and position Indian industry for growth in the domestic and global markets.



Turning Vision Into Reality

Author: Phil Shaw Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin, India
The Indian defence sector was opened for the private sector in 2001 but a very small proportion of equipment bought by the MoD comes from the private sector. However, this scenario seems poised for a paradigm shift with the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.



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