Monthly Archives: March 2017

Defence Minister Reviews SP Policy

Defence Minister Jaitley reviewed some of the pendinf issues such as strategic partner policy, plans to create CDS post, and restructuring of higher defence structures along with a committee report on enhancing the combat potential of India’s three Armed Forces, rationalising   the     defence  budget, and improving the teeth-to-tail ratio. Some of the recommendations relate to...
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Unmanned variant of Tejas 

A HAL team has started work on the project to convert the LCA into a drone. The Air Force has already placed orders for 123 LCA fighters. An unmanned version of the LCA could be used for Cross-border strikes. India is also working on a project named AURA to make a futuristic combat drone that...
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Russia and India JVs on technology transfer

Russian defence firms such as United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), United Engines Corporation (UEC), United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Russian Helicopters and Ural Vagonzavod have in principal agreed to facilitate repair and maintenance of Su-30MKI aircraft, Mi-17 helicopters, Mig-29K jets, T-90 tanks and the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya through joint venture and technology transfer with Indian companies. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/russian-defence-companies-keen-on-technology-transfer-jvs-with-indian-firms/articleshow/57757747.cms...
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Canada – India to seek Opportunities in Defence Production

Before the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is coming to India the next month to explore opportunities for cooperation especially in defence production. Minister is expected to be accompanied by representatives of top defence companies from Canada like Bombardier, ANDRE HVAC International, CAE Simulation Technologies, Genaral Dynamics Land...
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MSME in defence manufacturing

The Ministry of Defence has framed the Defence Procurement Procedure – 2016 which aims at enhancing the role of MSMEs in the defence sector. No additional scheme is being implemented to boost the contribution of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector towards manufacturing in the field of defence under the 'Make-in-India programme. http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/no-specific-scheme-to-boost-msme-sectors-role-in-defence-manufacturing-says-government/595384/...
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Protection Clothing’s

NitiAyog has prepared a draft note on "incentivising" domestic manufacturing of light weight body armours for the army and para-military forces. This will ensure low-cost supplies and end to the endless wait for foreign vendors to supply the equipment. Indian firms like MKU and Tata Advanced Materials export bullet proof vests and helmets to other countries. Read more