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Monthly Archives: August 2015

ITBP intends to buy 3 Mi-17 choppers

India’s Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) intends to purchase three Mi-17 helicopters and set up a full-fledged air wing in accomplishing crucial missions such as air-evacuation of people and maintenance of forward posts in high-altitude areas along the India-China frontier. As a part of modernization plan, ITBP has also demanded more long-range surveillance cameras...

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Defence Ministry approve 16 categories of products for Export

Indian Defence Minister has cleared 16 broad categories of defence products for export. This step will bring clarity to private companies pursuing export orders. With a new set of rules being framed to manage export clearances, the list gives is an indication of what India wishes to export in the coming years, after...

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Appointments – DRDO

  • Shri M.S. Easwaran has been appointed as the Director of DRDO's Centre for Air Borne Systems (CABS), Bengaluru. Mr. Easwaran is an M.Sc in Physics and Electronics from the University of Delhi and M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Delhi.
  • Z Siddique takes over as Director, Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE). He is a mechanical engineer, a...
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India signed 18 defence deals in 2014-15

India has signed 18 defence deals in the last one year starting from May 2014 to February 2015. All the deals were signed as per the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2013. The contract includes the items such as missiles, rockets and simulators from the foreign vendors - US, Russia, Israel, Germany, France and...

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Amendments in India’s offset policy

The Indian Defence Ministry has brought amendments to the offset policy. This will go a long way in easing the offset execution bottlenecks as well as greatly reducing the overall contract negotiation period. While in the past, any changes in an offset partners and work package which was decided as many as three years...

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Vikramaditya to be refitted in India

The Aircraft Carrier Vikramaditya will be refitted in India, next year. The private sector shipyard, Pipavav, is all set to get the contract which requires drying docking the 44,500-ton aircraft carrier and carrying out maintenance and repair works. The initial contract value of the refit contract is likely to be around Rs 200...

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RFP for 90 medium combat jets to be out soon

The Defence Ministry of India is finalizing a plan to produce 90 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) in India. A Request for Proposal (RFP) is expected to be issued after the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) comes in place. There will be an option of acquiring 45 additional fighters as a follow-up order....

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Barak 8 missile to be test-fired soon

India and Israel are all set to test fire its long-range surface-to-air Barak 8 missile, which can act as a potent shield against incoming missiles, aircraft and drones. If the test to be done in Israel is successful, another would be conducted on board an Indian ship before September. The state-run Bharat Dynamics...

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Negotiation begun for 16 Multi-Role Naval Helicopters

The price negotiations for Indian Navy 16 multi-role naval helicopters has started fresh with the US firm Sikorsky, which was selected by the Navy in Dec 2014. The procurement proposal for the helicopters is being processed in accordance with the Defence Procurement Procedure. Previously, the request for price escalation was not found acceptable...

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L&T to get technology from DRDO to build Lakshya

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) will now make Lakshya, the pilotless target system for India's military. With this, L&T has become the first Indian private firm to license technology of a full-scale system from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). L&T will get the technology for the digital version of Lakhsya, an unmanned drone...

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