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Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Modi Hype or Reality”

The unprecedented country-wide landslide victory for Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition was positively received by many foreign firms looking to invest in the Indian market, with its promise of empowering the bureaucracy by making it smaller and more efficient. Six months on, was it hype or reality?

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Flogged Indian Army ICVs Need Replacement

Infantry Combat Vehicles of the Indian Army are not only getting old but they are in dire need of getting upgraded/replaced. The author talks about the present inventory and its upgrades…

After 1971 Ops, in line with the common battle and training philosophy adopted for Mechanised Warfare, the Mechanised battalions (Mech Bn) were raised...

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Honeywell Aerospace India

Defence ProAc  interacted with Mr. Arijit Ghosh, President, Honeywell Aerospace India on 09 Oct 2014 to solicit his views on certain salient issues — Excerpts

Honeywell Aerospace is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations....

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ARMAMENTS TECHNOLOGY AND DRDO CONTRIBUTION

The author's observation during the Arms export ban,  Indian  self-reliance index rose much faster with Indigenous developed product, comparable with the best at much lesser cost, is the way forward on self reliance.

The Research & Development (R&D) activities in armament commenced at the erstwhile Technical Development Establishments a decade prior to...

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Bridging the ATGM Shortage

The MoDs recent decision to procure Spike ATGM to bridge the inventory gap has set some speculations. The author analyses the requirement and likely emerging scenario.

Indian Army has approx 400 units and the units deployed in the plains are supposed to be armed with four medium-range and long-range ATGM launchers each...

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Proposal for a Practical Offset Procedure

The author analyses the progress on offset provisions in present context and suggest some practical suggestions for achieving the objectives.

The Defence Procurement Procedure states that the key objective of the Defence Offset Policy is to leverage capital acquisitions to develop Indian defence industry by (i) fostering development of internationally competitive enterprises,...

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Looking East for Partnership and Growth

The sourcing of military arms/technology by India has always been mostly from Western Countries and in the bargain the technology available in our neighbouring region is neglected. In the changing ecosystem the author feels we should look at the technology developed by the neighboring countries…

India has been the leading global arms...

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VIRTUAL SIMULATION: KEY TO LOW COST TRAINING

Simulator-based training by far remains the best solution to drastically cut the cost of live training as the cost involved has become a burden on the national economy. The author explains the need and the advantages…

Simulators as part of training for operational readiness has been in use with the Indian Defence...

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