Monthly Archives: January 2016


Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, AVSM, VSM, will assume charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command (FOC-in-C, South). He was deputy chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) at IHQ, Ministry of Defence (Navy) at Delhi prior to being appointed as the FOC-in-C (South). He was commissioned in the executive branch...

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Mahindra, Airbus to build Helicopters in India

India's Mahindra Defence and France's Airbus have agreed to form a Joint Venture for making military helicopters in India and recently signed a Statement of Intent in this regards. Previously, both the companies had also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in July 2015. Through this partnership, the companies intend to target building...

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US to offer Javelin missiles under “Make in India” initiative

US firm Lockheed Martin intends to revive its pending bid to sell Javelin missiles to India under ‘Make in India’ campaign. The deal was shelved when the Defence Ministry chose to buy Israel’s Spike anti-tank guided missile in 2014. Now, US government is also planning to put the deal under US-India Defence Technology...

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Indian suppliers to supply special clothing for soldiers

Indian suppliers have for the first time given their samples to the Indian Army for trials in five items of Siachen and Super High Altitude clothing. Basically, these clothes are designed to allow soldiers deployed in areas beyond an altitude of 14,000 feet having extreme climatic conditions and environmental factors. The requirement is...

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Integrating Defence Logistics


The logistics support of the future war, would not only require joint Services effort but will require the effort of the entire nation in terms of industrial back up, research and development, material support, infrastructure and manpower. But apparently, no integration is visible at any...

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Integrating with Global Supply Chain



Till recent past DPSUs were preferred partners in defence deals, however the policy has not been very successful. Time has come to create competitive environment and encourage the competent private sector entities to enter into collaborations, as this will not only...

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