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Monthly Archives: January 2017

ABG Shipyard in talks with prospective investors

India’s ABG Shipyard is in talk with potential investors. Currently, it is on a very preliminary stage, only non-disclosure agreement has been entered with few of them. The Reliance Defence, Shapoorji Pallonji Group and the UKs Liberty House Group have shown interest in buying ABG Shipyard, but the company has not received any expression of...
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India’s MKU bagged contract for 1.58 lakh helmets for Army

Indian Army is acquiring 1.58 lakh ballistic helmets for its soldiers and has awarded a massive contract to the Kanpur-based MKU Industries, deal worth Rs. 170-180 crore. These new helmets are designed to bear the impact of 9 mm ammunition fired from a short range. They are also designed to be comfortable and many of...
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Appointment

Lieutenant General Sarath Chand YSM, AVSM, VSM has taken over as Vice Chief of Army Staff. An alumnus of Sainik School, Kazhakootam (Trivandrum), he commissioned into the Garhwal Rifles in Jun 1979 He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, the Higher Command Course and the National Defence College, New Delhi. He commanded battalion...
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Russia offers its Super-Jet ‘MiG-35’ to India

Russia has offered India to consider its advance fighter MiG-35, if it were looking to induct more twin-engine jets after Rafale. MiG-35 is an advanced version of MiG-29 and can reach speeds of Mach 2.23 and fly as high as 19,000 meters. The aircraft is armed with a 30mm gun, air-to-air, air-to-surface, anti-ship, and anti-radar...
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Defence Ministry to push foreign collaboration for arms manufacture in India

The Indian Defence Ministry is envisioning proposals for manufacturing top-of-the line fighters, warships and battle systems under the Make in India programme by facilitating collaboration between Indian and foreign arms manufacturers. This would ensure complete technology transfer and long-term commitment of the foreign firm to manufacture in India. The ministry would identify Indian players in...
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India’s new Fighter Aircraft requirement

India is intending to procure hundreds of fighter jets proviso that they be manufactured in India and has issued letters to several manufacturers seeking their response. This time the expected fighter aircraft acquisition maybe around 200 light single-engined aircraft, worth estimated to be around $12-15 billion. Moreover, the Ministry is targeting to complete the selection...
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Army envisioning future, equipping better technology

  The Indian Army is setting up to induct future technologies into its fleet. It is envisioning at five to 10 years from now and planning to include better technology, modern weapons, equipment, ammunition, operational logistics and infrastructure. They require ballistic helmets, night vision devices, Future Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICV) and Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCV)....
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Navy launched Kalvari class Scorpene – INS Khanderi

The Indian Navy has launched another second Kalvari class Scorpene – INS Khanderi. The submarine is the second of the six submarines being built at MDL in collaboration with M/s DCNS of France. It has superior stealth and the ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater...
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3M India to foray in Indian Defence Sector

India’s 3M India Limited is eyeing a foray in India's defence sector. Recently the company has bagged a $64 million contract in the United States for the army in the area of soldier protection and has already working with some defence manufacturing entities. The company claimed that it is one of the best in the...
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India to induct artillery gun “Dhanush”

Indian indigenously made artillery gun Dhanush will soon be inducted into the Army. At present the field trials have been successfully completed for Dhanush, which has 155mmx45 calibre. Additionally another self-propelled artillery gun with 155x52 calibre is in the final stage of order. It is being developed under joint-venture between India’s L&T and Samsung of...
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