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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Midget submarines for Indian Navy

Indian Navy is going to get two new Strategic Operating Vessels (SOV) to strength its underwater capability from Indian shipyard Hindustan Shipyard Limited. The Ministry of Defence is expected to issue a Request for Proposal in a couple of months for the same. SOV’s also known as midget submarines are likely to cost...

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Prithvi, AAD Interceptor Missiles scheduled for test fire

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is all set to test fire the Prithvi and Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missiles in the coming days. As per the programme, the interceptor missile will destroy an incoming hostile missile mid-flight over the Bay of Bengal. This experiment is being conducted to observe the...

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Indian firms asks for extension on NUH RFI

Seven Indian companies have sought clarity from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on several issues with regard to the RFI issued last year for 100 Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) for the Indian Navy and have asked for the extension of the same till the end of this month. The entire procurement is estimated...

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Indo-US Defence Agreement

The renewal of defence framework agreement is a beginning. Indo-US defence cooperation has multidimensional impact on the strategic scene in the region...

During President Obama's visit to India in Jan 15, both the countries renewed their Defence Framework Agreement and agreed in principle to pursue joint development and production in some defence...

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The Weaponisation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Weaponisation of UAVs is gaining tremendous importance, as they can conduct precision strikes on faraway targets without much collateral damage. The author highlights as to how the unmanned warfare is likely to change the future concept of battle.

The UAVs are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, and it is now being called UAS...

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Desirable Changes in Offset Guidelines

The Offset procedure has been revised several times over the past decade but it is questionable if the offset procedure has actually achieved the objectives that were set out for it. The author dwells upon as to how to derive the best value....

The procedures for implementing offset provisions was promulgated vide MoD ID...
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