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Category Archives: Procurement

Military Helicopter Programmes- Needs A Push

The existing fleet of the helicopters with the Indian Armed Forces is facing issues of deficiency in the inventory coupled with poor age profile of helicopters which impacts on effective operations. Though procurement programmes have been undertaken but these need to be fast tracked.

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Way Forward for Self Reliance

India at present still meets its defence requirements through imports which accounts for 60 percent of the total procurement while rest is met by ingenious manufacturing. Need of the hour is revering this ratio via developing a strong Defence Industrial Base (DIB) so that India becomes self reliant....
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Defence Import: Shifting Scenario

Despite India and Russia sharing a strong defence and bi-lateral relationship, the ties between the two countries have been drifting as India slowly and steadily have started becoming an important partner to the US. The Article throws light on shifting defence import scenario of...

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Fighter Aircraft through Strategic Partnership

Team Q-Tech

With the issue of second RFI under SP model for the Fighter Aircraft,  the Process has inched a bit. The model can build a formidable indigenous defence industry provided MoD streamlining the issues concerned with the process.

The Strategic Partnership policy is laying down the qualification criteria with the financial and...

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

By Team Q-Tech

The UAV ecosystem is an excellent force multiplier and brings the synergy between the three Services to optimise their employment. It has been undergoing revolutionary innovations. Unmanned Aircraft Systems are an emerging sector of the aerospace due to its capability in undertaking high threat tasks.

The UAV ecosystem...

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Indo-US Defence Relations and DTTI

By Team Q-Tech

India-US bilateral relations have  their own dynamics and imperatives and recently developed into a global strategic partnership.The foundational agreements  and Defence Trade and Technology Initiative will facilitate collaboration and ease the transfer of US high-technology in defence sector.

Indo-US relations have their own dynamics and imperatives.The ties between...

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Small Arms Procurement – Slow Start

 The lack of concerted effort and unrealistic demands coupled with lack of indigenous design has been the hall mark of procurement of the Small Arms systems. Resultantly most of the inventory of Small Arms is of obsolete design.

Obsolete Inventory

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