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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Reciprocal Visits to Enhance Defence Export

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Export is a matter of economical survival for the defence industry, as it has very few end-users and it cannot be sustained merely on domestic requirements, hence it is imperative that it looks outward for wider markets…

The defence sector being a highly capital...

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Make Procedure In DPP 2016 – Some Thoughts

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"Make Procedure" is one of the signature features in the DPP-16, which is innovatively drafted and has some very positive features like handholding by the MoD, protecting the interests of the MSMEs and above all, injecting a sense of time-line accountability for issuing the...

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GOVERNMENT-TO-GOVERNMENT DEALS: PLAYING SAFE

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The G2G deals apparently are the safest method of purchasing arms due to absence of middlemen, with no chance of corruption and it also safeguards the interest of the nation, but it contradicts the basic essence of DPP i.e. single vendor purchases…

The Government-To-Government...

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Right Sizing Tooth-To-Tail Ratio

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The ever-increasing revenue expenditure on manpower leaves less than 20 per cent of the defence budget for weapons and equipment modernisation, which has forced the Govt to rethink on the size of the standing military by shifting towards sharpening the Army's combat potential through technology...

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ENHANCING STRATEGIC LIFT CAPABILITY

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To ensure operational readiness at any given time and to strike a balance in the holding and the timely replacement of obsolescent aviation platforms, we need to create a parallel entity by involving private sector to meet the growing requirement. This will also amalgamate the...

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Special Purpose Vehicles : No Longer Just A Backup

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The special purpose vehicles will no longer be just backup vehicles but they will enter the mainstream of the Army as a result of their increased multi-role capacity and the demand for these vehicles is likely to outrun all other variants due to changing scenario.

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India to get Minesweepers Technology soon

Goa Shipyard Linited(GSL) is likely to soon sign the contract for technology transfer for construction of the Mine Countermeasures Vessels (MCMV) with a global company. Earlier, in 2014, GSL won the $5 Billion contract for construction of MCMVs required by the Indian Navy (IN) with Transfer of Technology (ToT) from foreign shipyard. Subsequently,...

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India launched Advanced Destroyer “Mormugao”

India has launched its latest second of a class of Project 15B destroyers “Mormugao”. The destroyer will be fitted out and inducted into the Navy two years later. With displacement of 7,300 tonnes, the Mormugao spans 163 metres in length and is powered by 4 Ukrainian gas turbine engines to achieve speeds in...

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India soon to issue RFPs for air defence gun programme

The Indian Army is likely to soon issue Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for Rs 16000 Crores air defence gun manufacturing programme to around 10 local Indian firms. These 428 guns will be required to fire 500 rounds of smart ammunition and 300 rounds of standard rounds per minute under all climatic conditions, even...

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India’s Rafale deal

India and France are likely to sign the deal for 36 Rafale fighters, this month. The worth of the deal is about 7.87 billion Euros. Along with the 36 fighters, India will also get spares and weaponry. The initial weapons to be delivered include Mica Missiles, Meteor Missiles, Scalp Missiles and helmet mount...

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