Monthly Archives: July 2014

Expediting Defence Procurement

The government has started paying some attention to the eco issues such as IL and FDI, but micro issues the procurement procedures being one of them - are equally important and needs to be addressed.

With leaders of the major defence equipment exporting countries like the US, UK and France making/about to...

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Contemporary Technology Development is a Joint Responsibility

Need for participation of all stake holders in product innovation and upgrades.

It has been customary to condemn or criticise the indigenously developed product and technology for variety of reasons and from different quarters having their own interest in mind. Recently, the  known quality problems with 5.56mm INSAS rifle designed & developed...

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Will 49% FDI in Defence Serve the National Perspective?

Allowing 49% FDI in the Defence Sector is a much needed step. Will the  decision be a right step towards national capability and capacity building in the strategic sector of defence and aeronautics?

Industry associations and stake holders have been debating this matter and divergent opinions have been reported in the media...

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Prime Minister's Vision for attaining total Self-Reliance in Defence Production and achieving Export potential necessarily calls for a paradigm change in fundamental approach.

It is a well known fact that even after six decades of Independence, more than 70 percent of our inventory of war machinery is directly ex-import or based on foreign technology...
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The Changing Dynamics – Defence Industrial capability

Some of the credible measures taken by Govt are sign of changing dynamics for defence industrial capability.

The year 2001 looked as the game changer for Indian industries when the government opened up the defence industries for them, to meet the national objective of indigenization and self-reliance. However, the industries neither got...

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The 21st century is witnessing a technology driven transformation, with the nature of warfare primarily making imagery in decision-making processes paramount and thereby  triggering the use of electro-optics technologies to counter rapidly evolving security threats and fastening the decision making process. Thus, there is an urgent need by the three armed forces to...

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L&T acquire 74% stake in Thales Software India

Indian company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has recently acquired 74 per cent stake in Thales Software India Pvt Ltd, to grow its avionics business. Thales Software is an Indian subsidiary of France-based Thales which is the global technology leader in aerospace, transportation and defence and security markets. In the new venture, L&T Technology...

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Indigenous ASW for Indian Navy

Indian shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) built Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette (ASW) INS Kamorta has been commissioned into the Indian Navy. With about 90 per cent of the ship being indigenous, it would also be the first warship armed with an indigenous rocket launcher for anti submarine warfare. The ASW...

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Indian Defence Resource Allocation

The defence budget sends a signal of greater focus on indigenous capabilities with relatively better allocation to DRDO, OFB and creation of a initial corpus for technology development fund to assist SMEs.

In the recently tabled Indian budget for 2014-15, the Indian Government has allocated Rs 2,29,000 crore ($41.66 Billion) for the...

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The pragmatic approach to politics and his focus on tackling problems rather than theorizing, the Prime Minister has set the ball rolling for reforms in Defence Production and Acquisitions. Need of the hour is to tackle seemingly intractable structural problems and the policy framework for galvanising indigenous aerospace and defence industry. There is...

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