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Monthly Archives: May 2016

INS Arihant ready to be inducted soon

India's first indigenously developed nuclear armed submarine, INS Arihant has completed all trials and weapon launch tests and is soon going to be inducted in Indian Navy’s fleet. INS Arihant is the lead ship of the five nuclear powered ballistic missile submarines launched in 2009. Built at Vishakhapatnam, Arihant has been designed, developed...

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Laser walls/fence activated along Indo-Pak border

A dozen "laser walls/fence” have been made operational along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab to keep an effective vigil against intruders and terrorists exploiting the frontier areas to cross over. The sensors are being monitored through a satellite-based signal command system and armed with night and fog operability tools. While eight infra-red...

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Aditya Birla Group keen in Defence Sector

India’s Aditya Birla Group is all set to foray into the Indian Defence Sector. The company looking for the right partners to work with on casting and forging, besides making equipment for aerospace as well as combat vehicles. Private Indian companies are expanding into defence after the government took several policy measures to...

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Total Defence Procurements 2014-15

The total procurement for the three Armed Forces – Indian Army, Navy and Air Force for year 2014-15 was Rs. 78753.85 Crores, out of which the procurement from indigenous sources was Rs. 49531.55 Crores. The value of production of Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Ordnance Factories in the same year was Rs....

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Independent body for strategic partnership regulations

Indian Defence Ministry is keen to structure an independent regulator to deal with private sector players that would be chosen as strategic partners for major defence manufacturing programs. This independent regulator will be outside the purview of the Ministry of Defence and provide flexibility with unbiased view. Recently the Ministry has met the...

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Industrial Licenses

So far, 333 Industrial Licenses have been issued by the Government to 201 Indian companies for manufacture of various licensable defence items since the opening of defence manufacturing sector for private sector participation in 2001. So far 51 Companies, covering 81 industrial licenses, have reported commencement of production. During 2015-16, the Government has...

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Government to soon notify norms for hiring of defence agents

To ensure transparency in the country’s procurement process, Government will soon notify liberalised norms for hiring of authorized defence agents by foreign defence companies. As of now, the framing of guidelines on agents or authorized representatives, is in the final stages. The new guidelines will clearly draw a distinction between agents and middlemen and...

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