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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Govt. withdraws duty exemptions in defence production for DPSUs and OFBs

To put the Indian Private Sector and Defence Public sector units (DPSUs) at par, the Government of India has issued a notification to withdraw the excise and customs duty exemptions enjoyed by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Defence Public Sector Units (DPSUs) in defence sector. The initiative will attract the foreign OEMs...

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India signed 10-year defence pact with US

India and the US has signed a new strategically 10-year defence framework pact for joint development and manufacture of defence equipment and technology. Including jet engines, aircraft carrier design and construction. Two sides have finalised two project agreements for joint development of Mobile Electric Hybrid Power Sources and the Next Generation Protective Ensembles,...

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L&T to construct Floating Dock for Indian Navy

India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged a contract for designing and construction of Floating Dock for the Indian Navy. The worth of the contract is around Rs 468 Crores. The floating dock will be capable of docking naval ships and submarines of up to 8000 T displacement with draughts up to 7...

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Appointments

  • Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa AVSM YSM VM took over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) on 01 June 2015. He was commissioned in the IAF in June 1978 as a fighter pilot. He is an alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, the National Defence Academy and the Defence Services Staff College,...
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