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Defence Minister releases "Brahmand World Defence Update 2016"

BNS , (March 28, 2016)

QUEPEM, GOA (BNS): Honourable Defence Minister of India Shri Manohar Parrikar on 28th of March 2016 released the fifth edition of the global military yearbook "Brahmand World Defence Update 2016" at the BrahMos Aerospace pavilion on the inaugural day of Defexpo India being held at Quepem, Goa.

Chief Minister of Goa Shri Laxmikant Parsekar and Dr. S Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development and Director General, DRDO, were also present on the ocassion.

The yearbook was released in the presence of Shri Sudhir K Mishra, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace, who handed over the first copy of the book to Shri Parrikar.

The Foreword of the yearbook has been written by Honourable Minister of State for Defence Shri Rao Inderjit Singh.

Brahmand World Defence Update 2016 provides incisive, comprehensive and up-to-date facts, figures and data on the armed forces of 113 countries worldwide with the objective to give a comprehensive assessment of the present-day global military order.

The yearbook has covered each country's overall military capability by listing its existing weapons' inventory, ongoing/ future arms procurement plans and annual defence spending besides detailing important political & defence personnel along with the country's conflict areas.

It has also provided detailed strategic information on 33 leading countries selected from each continent/region with key focus on their geopolitical importance, strategic relations, threat perception, defence capabilities and defence budget trends.

In its latest issue, the yearbook also includes a new chapter on "Land Warfare Systems" of six important countries - Brazil, China, France, India, Russia and the USA.

Even as modern warfare is rapidly evolving with a sea-change in military technology, the importance of ground troops and land platforms remains critical even today. The new chapter lists the existing inventory of land platforms of all the above six countries along with some new/futuristic ones which are expected to be inducted in future.

Like all its previous editions, the military yearbook promises to be a vital source of reference for the armed forces and defence establishments and also for the global arms manufacturers, research institutions, academia, think-tanks, Captains of industries and even for the general readers keen to know about latest global military trends.

The yearbook is published by Pentagon Press.

  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander