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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mahindra Defence JV with Telephonics Corporation for Radars

India’s Mahindra Defense Systems has entered into a joint venture with US-listed Telephonics Corporation to manufacture the new RDR Series of Airborne Weather Radars in India. The current JV is the expansion of earlier JV named MTIS, first established in 2013, used the aerospace and defence technology from Telephonics Corporation and Initial transfer...

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Saab proposed sale of Gripen jet to India

Swedish firm Saab has proposed its next generation Gripen fighter aircraft to India under a government-to-government deal. It’s offering the highly effective and highly qualified aircraft at an acceptable cost, and in a good time frame. Also the Swedish delegation is interested in selling Gotland-class submarines to India under the Project 75-I programme...

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India applies for Missile Technology Control Regime

 

India has formally applied for the membership of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), a West-dominated elite club of 34 countries that controls trade in missile and space technology. MTCR will allow it to export its own technology to countries that comply with the regime, also it brings India closer to technology control regimes...

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India’s first homegrown aircraft carrier undocked

India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant has undocked. The ship is being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited and now will undergo a series of fitment and trial processes before it is ready for propulsion and inducted into the Navy. The ship has a length of over 260 meters and breadth of 60...

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BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENCE (BMD) SYSTEM

It is imperative for a nation to have an anti-missile umbrella to thwart any hostile missiles entering their aerospace due to the growing sophistication of the nuclear capable ballistic missile arsenal with their neighboring countries. The author talks about the Indian story on the development of Ballistic Missile Defence System…

A mechanism...

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IMPACT OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION ON DEFENCE MODERNIZATION

 Modernization of the Armed Forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational necessity, technological changes but the capital allocation has been inadequate to address the needs of the Armed Forces.

Although the Indian defence services have drawn up elaborate plans for modernizing and upgrading their capabilities, however, the pace of...

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