Monthly Archives: July 2016

Top Pentagon official to visit India for tech talks

Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of defence for acquisition, technology and logistics accompanied by a high-level official delegation and representatives of several US defence companies, will arrive on 27th Jul16 for the joint technology group meeting with India’s defence secretary G Mohan Kumar. His main agenda is to review the existing transfers and identifying...

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PMO Reviews Progress with Pvt Sector

The PMO during interaction with Industry has asked MHA to address concerns related to issue of small arms licences.  MoD to take steps to boost the FDI in defence as a mere Rs 1.1 Crores FDI inflow over the last two years Private sector has also suggested to Identify about 15 large programmes...

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India to construct special dock for large aircraft carriers

India is all set to construct a special dock for high-capacity aircraft carriers at the existing premises of Cochin Shipyard Limited. The new dry dock will cost an estimated $270 million. The objective is to augment the shipbuilding/ship repair capacity essentially required to tap the market potential by building specialized and technologically advanced...

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India likely to contribute in Australia-French submarine project

India is likely to contribute to the submarine project involving Australia and France by obtaining sub-contracts orders. Recently India and Australia have ventured into the areas of defence collaboration and joint research and as a part of this collaboration Indian firms may obtain sub-contracts in Australia's submarine project with France.

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Thales, scouts for more partners

Thales is keen to increase its presence in India and is looking for more joint ventures. Earlier it has Joint Ventures with the state-run BEL, Samtel and L&T. Its aim is to involving the country in the group's global strategy. India currently contributes less than 2.5 per cent to the Thales 14 billion...

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Reliance signed pact with Gujarat Maritime Board for pipavav 

Reliance Defence and Engineering has signed an agreement with the Gujarat Maritime Board to manage shipyard activities at Pipavav.  The pact, referred to as sub-concession agreement, has been inked for 30 years, expiring in June 2046, but may be further extended. Source:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/reliance-defence-in-pact-with-gujarat-maritime-board-to-manage-shipyard-activities-at-pipavav/articleshow/53334611.cms...
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Indo- US Defence Relations on Up Swing


In the recent past, the ties between the two countries have witnessed rapid expansion in different fields from trade to science, technology & defence and USA's support in securing India's entry into MTCR has boosted the relationship further....

Relationship between India and US is...

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Powering the Aero Platforms: Aero Engine


Designing & developing Aero engine is one segment where India has been completely dependent on imports till date. With the huge requirement of aerospace platforms in coming years by the Armed Forces, the need of the hour calls for indigenous development of the engine by...

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Our country is heavily dependent on imports to meet the critical technology requirements of the Defence Forces & this imposes a huge burden on our exchequer. The newly introduced category, 'Buy (Indian-IDDM)' seems to be a good intent in the overall national interest but it...

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Centralized Defence Equipment Procurement


To make the procurement process more effective and accountable, a separate body for defence procurement is the need of the hour, as the delay in procurements have derailed the entire modernization programme of the Indian Defence Forces.

Despite recent reforms, India's defence procurement system...

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