Current Affairs – October, 2013

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Tata Sikorsky produced first indigenous S-92 copter cabin

Tata Sikorsky, the joint venture firm of Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of the U.S., manufactured India’s first 100% indigenous S-92 helicopter cabin at its Hyderabad facility.

The joint venture which came into existence in 2009 to produce S-92 cabins took three years to develop and deliver 50 cabins at the facility.

At present, the facility manufactures all the 5,000 parts needed for the cabin in the Hyderabad facility.

As per the company, Global demand for S-92 helicopters is on the rise, and cabins for the same will be sourced from Hyderabad.

What is S-92?

The Sikorsky S-92 is a four-bladed twin-engine medium-lift helicopter built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the civil and military helicopter market. The S-92 was developed from the Sikorsky S-70 helicopter and has similar parts such as flight control and rotor systems.

Month: Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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India lifts ban on military supplies to Nepal

India revoked the ban it had imposed on Nepal to supply it military equipment. Marking the end of the eight-year old ban, India has supplied some of the equipment, including vehicles and arms, it had promised to provide to Nepal ahead of crucial polls to be held in November 2013.

India has already handed over around 360 vehicles, including 25 mine-protected vehicles, while arms and ammunition, which are on anvil, will be supplied soon.

This is the first time that military equipment is being provided to Nepal by India after ending a ban on the supply of such gear, including lethal arms, that was imposed when former King Gyanendra seized executive powers in February 2005.

Nepal needs the equipment for arming its 62,000 troops who will provide security for the upcoming constituent assembly polls. The country recently brought changes in its constitution to allow the army to be mobilized to ensure free and fair elections.

So far, India has provided equipment including 216 light vehicles, 154 heavy vehicles and some arms. Among the heavy vehicles are 58 trucks with a capacity of 7.5 tonnes, four ambulances and 25 mine-protected vehicles.

Month: Categories: International

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