Spectrum Auction



Spectrum Auction


Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for auction of Spectrum in 2100 MHz, 1800 MHz, 900 MHz and 800 MHz bands was issued by the Department of Telecommunications on 09-01-2015.


·        The details of 2100 MHz bands would be announced later.

·        Spectrum has been put on offer in 15 Service Areas (SAs) in 1800MHz band, 17 SAs in 900MHz and 20 SAs in 800MHz band.

·        Block size is 200 KHz (Paired) in 900 MHz & 1800 MHz bands; and 1.25 MHz (Paired) in 800 MHz band.

·        Validity of Spectrum in this auction shall be 20 years.

·        There is also option of deferred payment.

·        The auction format is simultaneous, multiple-round ascending auction.

·        NIA contains detailed terms and conditions regarding reserve price, pre-qualification conditions, Earnest Money Deposit (EMD), Auction Rules etc.

·        The last date for submission of application is 6th February 2015.

·        Auction is scheduled to commence on 25th February, 2015 and will be conducted on-line on URL- https://dot.mjunction.in

·        Total Spectrum put to auction is 103.75 MHz in 800 MHz band, 177.8 MHz in 900 MHz band and 99.2 MHz in 1800 MHz band.

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New Generation Electronic Warfare Equipment Integrated on Tejas Aircraft

An advance Electronic Warfare suite (EW suite) developed by Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), a DRDO laboratory, flew for the first time onboard the “Tejas-PV1 Light Combat Aircraft” today at Bengaluru. In addition to the Radar Warner, the EW suite is also equipped with jammer. It gives to the pilot an additional capability of nullifying the effect of detected Radar threat by appropriate mode of jamming. Existing EW systems fitted on various combat aircraft are basic EW equipment known as Radar Warner Receiver to provide warning to the aircraft pilot in case of detection of a Radar threat. After obtaining due flight clearances and certification, the first flight sortie of LCA PV1 with the EW equipment operational, took place today. The equipment was noted to be detecting Radar signals operating in and around the flight path.

Dr. Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, Secretary Deptt. of Defence R&D & DG DRDO congratulated the team on the achievement and said, “this warfare suite adds an important capability to our LCA”. Shri SS Sundaram, Distinguished Scientist and DG (ECS) called it a “new generation electronic warfare equipment integrated on TEJAS aircraft”. Ms. J Manjula, OS and Director DARE said “LCA is the first fighter aircraft of India fitted with a Radar Warner and Jammer equipment with capability for both Radar warning and jamming using a Unified EW Technology. Over the coming few months, ADA and DARE will be scheduling further sorties to evaluate the system in various signal scenarios”.

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The Corps of Army Air Defence Celebrates Its Raising Day

The Corps of Army Air Defence completes Twenty One years of service on 10 January 2015. The Sena Vayu Rakshaks have always lived up to their illustrious motto of ‘Akashe Shatrun Jahi’ and have earned four Battle Honours.

The transformation of the Corps of Army Air Defence is proceeding on a twin track of modernization-cum-upgradation. This involves the induction of new state-of-the-art weapon systems, as well as, qualitative upgradation of the existing systems. Besides their conventional role, Army Air Defence personnel are also actively employed in Counter Insurgency Operations in active field areas and in activities to support the civil authorities during calamities.

Corps of Army Air Defence has the distinction of being awarded Three Military Crosses, One Member of British Empire, Two Ashok Chakras, Four Kirti Chakras, Seven Param Vishisht Seva Medals, Fifteen Ati Vishisht Seva Medals, 21 Vir Chakras, Nine Shaurya Chakras, 106 Sena Medals, 31 Vishisht Seva Medals and Seven Unit Appreciations.

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2nd Admiral RL Pereira Memorial Lecture at Bengaluru



1.         The 2nd Admiral RL Pereira Memorial lecture was delivered today 10 Jan 15 by Commodore A Paulraj (Retd), VSM, Padma Bhusan, presently an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University, USA at Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Kalakshetra Auditorium, Bharat Electronics Ltd.  Complex, Jalahalli, Bengaluru.  Admiral RK Dhowan, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC Chief of the Naval Staff presided over the function and delivered the keynote address.

2.         In his lecture titled ‘Accelearting Technology Change and National Security’,  Professor Paulraj highlighted the existing asymmetry in the rate of advance of military versus civil technology and how the military needed to keep pace with the rapidly accelerating technology in the areas of biology, robotics, information, nanotechnology and energy.  He reiterated that technology would be the key to military preparedness for India in the coming years, especially in the current security environment, which was rapidly degrading due to rise in asymmetric threats.   

Background


3.         Navy Foundation (NF) is an organization of retired naval officers with the Chief of the Naval Staff as its President.  The 15 branches of NF pan India, apart from networking the veterans’ community to harness their efforts towards nation building, also undertake a lot of philanthropic work and conduct activities to generate awareness on maritime issues.  Towards this, the Navy Foundation Bengaluru Chapter conducts an annual lecture by eminent speakers in memory of late Admiral RL Pereira who had settled down in Bengaluru after his retirement and worked tirelessly for the cause of Ex-servicemen before he passed away on 14 Oct 1993.

4.         Admiral RL Pereira, the 7th Indian Chief of the Naval Staff (28 Feb 1979 to 28 Feb 1982) is widely admired and much loved for his uncompromising integrity, courage and support for technological self-reliance.  Admiral Pereira is one of the architects of the modern Indian Navy.  As commandant of the National Defence College, and Deputy Commandant of the National Defence Academy, he not only earned the lasting love and admiration of naval personnel, but also left an everlasting impression on an incredible number of Army and Air Force personnel and continues to be a leader of iconic status for them.

About Professor Paul Raj

5.         Professor Paulraj, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1965 and rose to the rank of Commodore before seeking premature retirement in 1990.  In his illustrious career spanning two and half decades, he had many significant achievements.  He is the architect of the indigenously designed SONAR  APSOH, founder of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at DRDO and the Central Research Laboratories, Bharat Electronics.  He also co-founded the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Department of Electronics.

6.         Post retirement, he devoted himself to Academics and Research.  He joined the faculty at Stanford University, USA as an Emeritus Professor, in 1993.  He has to his credit the world’s two top honours for pioneers in telecommunications technology viz. the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal in 2011 and the prestigious Marconi Prize and Fellowship for 2014, which is considered equivalent to the Nobel Prize in the field of Information Technology.  Dr Paulraj is known as the father of MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output); the idea of using multiple antennas at both the transmitting and receiving stations that is at the heart of high speed WiFi and 4G mobile systems – and has revolutionized high speed wireless delivery of multimedia service for billions of people across the globe.  Professor Paulraj is an elected fellow of seven scientific academics including the US National Academy of Engineering and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science.  He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2010.

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