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Monthly Archives: September 2014

INDIAN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, REPAIR & OVERHAUL (MRO) MARKET

The global Aircraft MRO is a multi-billion dollar industry growing at a robust rate year-on-year, however the Indian market is yet to catch up. The author explains the estimated market size from the MRO and its market segmentation…

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) includes all actions which have the objective of retaining...

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INDIAN DEFENCE EXPORTS

India has one of the largest defence industrial base in the developing world, however, the quantum of India's defence exports has all along been negligible. The author explains the major reasons for this and the way forward to improve the export…

Export-Import of defence equipment has both security and commercial dimension. In the last...

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RESTRUCTURING DEFENCE QUALITY ASSURANCE

Prime Minister's clarion call to achieve world-class defence production base indubitably involves long overdue revamp our Defence QA Organisations. The author advocates some changes to make the QA more prudent…

Introduction The Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech and often in the recent past has emphasized the need to strengthen...

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Learning Curve on Way to Indigenization

There are apparent sign of thrust to the nation’s ongoing endeavour on indigenization; need of the hour is involvement of all stake holders.

A sure sign of thrust to the nation's ongoing endeavour on indigenization is apparent with the recent commissioning of two Naval platforms INS Kolkata and INS Kamorta have been...

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India-Japan Relations: Crossing the Rubicon

Japan's desire to be a "proactive contributor of peace" as a stronger international identity and a assertive player in the world geopolitics through sharing of military technology with friendly countires, has opened immense opportunities for cooperation between Japan and India.

After several years of self-denial of the realist nature of...

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Russia offers to upgrade India’s Kilo class submarines

Russia has offered to upgrade India’s Project 877 EKM (Kilo Class) diesel-electric submarines designed by the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering. This offer is in light of the Indian MoD recently clearing a midlife upgrade proposal worth $2.8 billion of six Russian origin subs. India has nine such submarines that are...

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HMT Machine Tools develops Directing Gears

HMT Machine Tools has ventured into defence manufacturing by successfully producing Directing Gears, a critical onboard equipment for naval application. HMT Machine Tools developed the system through a collaborative effort with Bharat Electronics, and Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL). The Directing Gear is a computer-controlled rotary system using state-of-the-art technology for tracking...

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