United States Of America agrees to sell two of the most advanced missile defence systems to India. The defence systems will be installed on Air India One and are being purchased for an approximate $190 Million. This will be a major leap in the advancement of the security of the aircrafts carrying the Prime Minister and the President of India. This deal will positively support the U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security and help solidify the U.S. – Indian Strategic Relationship, as per Pentagon.

The two advanced defence security systems known as – Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCAM) and Self-Protected Suits (SPS), was approved by and under the Trump Administration, for an estimated $190 Million, stated by U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a notification to the Congress.

Keeping in mind the high-level threat to the Prime Minister and the President, United States Of America approved the request for LAIRCAM and SPS made by the Indian Government.

The aircrafts will be purchased from the National Air Carrier, Air India for defence purposes. “The defence systems, which would bring security of Air India One at par with that of Air Force One, would be installed in two Boeing 777 Head-of-State aircraft,” the Pentagon said.

The purpose of the LAIRCAM program is to protect large aircraft from man-portable missiles. “The LAIRCAM mechanism increases crew-warning time, decreases false alarm rates and automatically counters advanced intermediate range missile systems”, as per the Federation of American Scientists. It also mentioned,”The missile warning subsystem will use multiple sensors to provide full spatial coverage. The counter-measures subsystem will use lasers mounted in pointer-tracker turret assemblies. It also automatically counters advanced intermediate range missile systems with no action required by the crew.”

A panel of eight, highly qualified and experienced pilots will be on call 24/7 to fly VVIPs, along with a crew that has been specially trained for these flights. The aircraft will undergo a mandatory pre-flight inspection procedure by “Special Protection Group Commandos” to check for sabotage and secure every corner of the cabin. Every panel, switch and lever will be examined in detail with swab tests being a major part of the inspection process. Even the fuel and water will be scanned before being filled.

Considering that it will improve India’s capability to turn down major threats, the Congressional notification said “SPS will facilitate a more robust capability into areas of increased missile threats”. “India will have no problem absorbing and using this system,” it said.

We’ve all heard it, said it, and done it, “Call an UBER!”. The days of waiting for a taxi, or hailing a cab, have never been quite so “trendy”, as it is to call an Uber driver. Sounds most fitting, to have a personal car service arrive at one’s location, with the single speed dial of a number, HOWEVER, be careful before you click that button on your phone.

The colloquial German word “Uber”, is supposed to mean “superior”, and although the San Francisco, California based, global transportation, technology company, Uber Technologies, Inc., gives an impression of such high standard service, it has succumbed to huge problems lately and many legal disputes. (more…)

Nominated to be on the shortlist, in the category of International Best Practices for his system “FIST OF FIRE”, Dr. Mustafa El-Nahrawy, from Egypt, has been selected alongside other outstanding and exceptional candidates, to be held in high esteem, at the 2017 EXCELLENCE FIRE & EMERGENCY AWARDS, in London, England, on December 8th, at One Great George Street, Westminster, UK.

“FIST OF FIRE”, is a new system that suppresses all major fires. Patented by the Ministry of Scientific Research in Egypt, August 2016, it is designed to be mounted on a plane or on giant helicopter. Capable of carrying 15 cubic meters of substance, the system is equipped to extinguish fires with water, foam material or powder, depending on the requirements needed for the specific type of fire. (more…)

The Hindu holiday, Festival of Lights, is a very important holiday to most people living in India, however, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, yesterday paid tremendous respect to the Indian culture too, by celebrating in the Oval Office of the White House.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and the Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma, both Indian-Americans, joined President Trump, at the festivities. In addition, Chairman of the U. S. Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, was present, together with his Principle Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah.

While President Trump lit diyas, he praised the Indian people by recognizing their extraordinary contributions to art, science, medicine, business and education. He especially thanked the Indian- American citizens, who bravely serve in the U. S. armed forces, as well as India – American first responders who serve in their respective American communities.

It was during the Diwali Ceremonial Lighting of the Diya, that President Trump, expressed his sincere appreciation for the Indian people. His greatest accolade was to the leader of India, when he complimented the Hindu people of great faith, who built the world’s largest democracy and emphasized, “I greatly value my strong relationship with Prime Minister Modi.

Daughter Ivanka Trump, was also in attendance and tweeted, she looks forward to her visit to India, at Prime Minister Modi’s kind request, to attend November’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), in Hyderabad.