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Monthly Archives: June 2016

ICG received Fast Patrol Vessel from Cochin Shipyard

Indian Cochin Shipyard (ICG) has handed over the Fast Patrol Vessel “ICGS Aryaman” to Indian Coast Guard. It is the 18th vessel in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels under construction for the ICG. The vessel aids in providing a communication link, and escort coastal convoys, in times of hostilities and war....

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India-US in talks for aircraft carrier technologies

India and the United States are in the final stage of talks to arrive at an agreement on transfer of technology for aircraft carriers under the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) signed by the two nations. The main aim of the DTTI is to strengthen cooperation through collaboration between Indian and US...

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Reliance Defence accelerates Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels

Reliance Defence is speeding up with the work on an inherited order for Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) for the Indian Navy with the deliveries of all the five craft slated by the end of 2017. The NOPV order worth Rs 2500 Crores was initially bagged in 2011 by Pipavav Defence and Offshore...

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Indigenous Trainer Aircraft makes its maiden flight

India's indigenous basic trainer aircraft, Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40), has made its successful inaugural flight. The aircraft is aimed at being used for the first stage training for all flying cadets of the three services. The programme aims to achieve its operational clearance by 2018, and towards this the company will be manufacturing...

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India all set to test fire surface-to-surface Missile

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are all set to go for a crucial test of surface-to-surface highly maneuverable tactical ballistic missile “Prahaar”. Developed by DRDO with the support of Missile System and Quality Assurance Agency for the Indian Army, this missile is small, lean and slim to achieve better maneuverability in...

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French Thales eyeing Indian UAV market

French company Thales is eyeing the Indian UAV market with its new mini UAV Spy 'Ranger, being built with a French mid-tier company 'Aviation Design'. Currently the UAV is under development phase, the UAV weighs around 15 kgs and is claimed to have a range of about 30 kms with an endurance of...

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India to export BrahMos missile to Vietnam

India is set to export supersonic BrahMos missile to Vietnam. Also to boost exports, the Indian government has ordered BrahMos Aerospace, which produces the missiles, to accelerate sales to a list of five countries topped by Vietnam, then Indonesia, South Africa, Chile and Brazil. In the second list of countries, the Philippines is...

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Appointment

Vice Admiral, G Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM, has assumed the charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Pune, he was commissioned into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy on July 1, 1982.  ...
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Indian private firms to participate in Vietnam’s military modernisation

Government has asked the Indian Private Defence Manufacturers to take initiative and explore and actively participate in Vietnamese modernization of defence forces. The major areas identified for working together are upgradation of thermal sights and fire control systems for - BMP, T 54 and T 55 tanks; upgradation of MI 17 / Mi...

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India all set to join “Missile Technology Control Regime” 

The United States has supported India’s entry for membership for joining the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as well as the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The other members of the MTCR have also now agreed to admit India into the group. The deadline for 34-nation group members to object to India’s admission had...

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