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IA Interested in Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Indian Army ended the contract with Maruti Suzuki for the supply of new cars to choose Tata Safari Storme previously. Army has now placed fresh orders for the India-spec Suzuki Jimny. The upcoming Suzuki Jimny SUV for India will be in compliance with the new safety and emission norms. The off-roader will share...

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ICG eyes 200 Ships, 100 Aircraft By 2025

The Indian Coast Guard has 145 ships and 62 aircraft and has a budget of about Rs 5,000 Crores procurement budget. It has plan to acquire 16 advanced light helicopters apart from 50 vessels to its fleet as part of its vision to have 200 ships and 100 aircraft inventory by 2025.

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CCS clears Advanced Weapon Systems for Destroyers

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has cleared CS over Rs 6,150 Crores acquisition cost of a wide range of advanced weapon systems and sensors for the four 7,300-tonne Destroyers being constructed under ‘Project-15B’ being constructed at Mazagon Docks.  It will take the overall project cost of the four stealth warships to around...

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Army to buy Self Propelled Air Defence Gun Missile System

The Indian Army wants 104 SPAAGS for five regiments of the guns that can be deployed with forward moving forces and can be quickly relocated on the basis of threat perception while the IAF wants 76 of them. These are to come with 4,928 missiles and 172,260 rounds of ammunition. Subsequently a global...

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Additional Airborne Warning and Control Systems

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) cleared an Rs 9,000 Crores joint proposal of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Air Force to purchase two Airbus 330 twine engine jet and convert them into 360-degree long-range capability Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS). The IAF already has two Israeli PHALCON...

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Submarine Projects

The existing strength of Submarine with Indian Navy is 15 in conventional domain comprising of Russian Kilo, German HDW and the French Scorpene class and 1 SSN (INS Chakra Akula class from Russia) which is available on lease. The plan is to have 18 (Conventional) plus 6 SSN (nuclear-powered attack) submarines. The Indian...

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Army issues RFI for 8×8 Wheeled APCs

Indian Army has issued Request for Information (RFI) inviting vendors to submit proposals for 198 8×8 wheeled APCs meant for a reconnaissance and support role by 17 February 2020.The technical parameters indicated in RFI are stiff and as on date most of the APC such as Russian BTR-82A, US Stryker, Tata WhAP, French...

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Army troops do not have snow glasses, boots in high altitude areas

As per a recent Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, the Indian Army troops do not have requisite snow glasses and multi-purpose boots to wear and requisite sanctioned food to eat in high altitude areas in Siachen and Ladakh. The shortage of snow goggles is between 62 percent to 98 percent exposing soldiers'...

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IAF looks to Private Sector for MRO of AN-32 planes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is moving ahead with a plan to outsource maintenance of its aging twin-engine Antonov AN-32 transport aircrafts to the private sector. The IAF has around 100 AN-32 aircrafts in its inventory. IAF has been working with private manufacturers on the indigenization of components such as nuts, bolts, washers,...

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India to lease third Akula-class sub from Russia

India and Russia have begun initial discussions for the lease of a third Akula-class nuclear-powered attack submarine. Previously, in 2012, the Indian Navy leased a nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine that was christened INS Chakra II (Akula class) for 10 years which currently serves with the Eastern Naval Command. Moreover, India has also signed...

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