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Monthly Archives: June 2016

‘Combat’ Hawk Jet for India

BAE Systems is working on the ‘Combat’ Hawk Jet Trainer for India. As of now, the firm is proceeding with design and wind-tunnel testing of a new wing for the Hawk jet trainer. Previously, in 2015 India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and BAE Systems agreed to explore the co-developing and building a ‘Combat...

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Fire at Ammunition Depot

Recently a major fire incident in the storage shed, containing over 130 tones of Ammunition at Central Ammunition Depot, Pulgaon on 31 May 16 not only killed 19 defence personnel, but also had a huge loss of property. Since last 25 years there has been approx 20 such serious fire incidents at various...

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Appointment

  • Admiral Sunil Lanba taken over as the new Chief of Naval Staff. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, and 21st Indian to be the Navy Chief. Admiral Lanba is a recipient of the Param Vishist Seva Medal and the Athi Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished service.
  • Shri...
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New guidelines for awarding shipbuilding tenders

Indian Government has recently issued guidelines for evaluating and awarding tenders for shipbuilding, dry-docking and ship repair works. According to the guidelines, the departments or agencies including PSUs procuring any type of vessels for governmental purposes or for their own use or requiring ship repair shall henceforth, till 2025, grant 'Right of first...

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Indian Private Players allowed building Rockets

The Ministry of Defense (MoD), under its new 'Made in India' policy, has allowed private defense companies to build rockets, in order to meet the weaponry requirements of the defense forces. Till date the three services are procuring munitions from OFB or through imports from overseas. Currently there is the requirement from Indian...

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Main Battle Tank Arjun Mark II

Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Avadi is all set to build Main Battle Tank Arjun Mark II and is awaiting for final confirmation from Army. Some of the major components, chassis building, gear box and miscellaneous components will be part of the augmentation for which construction has been started and machinery is being procured....

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Defence Minister forms three new independent Committees

The defence ministry has formed a set of independent committees, whose recommendations could provide the cover needed for radical reform. The first committee - a 12-member body, will look at how to cut down manpower without reducing the military's combat capability. A second committee is required to suggest the functional mandate of the...

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