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Monthly Archives: April 2017

EDITORIAL Mar-Apr 2017

India is in for change. The recent election results are indicative of the end of Dynasties, Nepotism, Caste and Religion based politics. The politics as family enterprise, alliances to grab power, sans responsibilities and status quo mindset have been dumped. The mandate is for governance...

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MTA C-295 Transports

MoD begins contract negotiations for the purchase of 56 Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft (MTA) to replace the service's ageing fleet of Avro 748M transports for the Indian Air Force (IAF).The MTA programme involves a joint venture (JV) between Airbus and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL).The tender worth’s around INR119.29 (USD1.78 billion), under which16 C295s...
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HAL Indigenisation Drive

The HAL and Russian defence firms have finalised a JVs agreement for production of light weight multi-role ‘Kamov 226T’ helicopters in India which will replace the aging fleet of Cheetah and Chetak choppers. The inter-government agreement for the deal was signed in December, 2015. HAL plan to build around 1,000 helicopters including Kamov 226, LCH...
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Multi-role Transport Aircraft (MTA) program

India and Russia decided to terminate a bilateral defense program to develop and produce a new medium-airlift military transport aircraft for the Indian and Russian air forces. Aimed to co-develop and produce a new transport plane, the UAC/HAL II-214 Multi-role Transport Aircraft by 2019.  Both countries earmarked $300 million each for the first phase of...
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T-90 tanks Upgrade

India contracted for about 1,450 T-90s from Russia in 2001, of which 124 were bought directly from Russia and the rest are being license-built at HVF Avadi. Indian inventory of about 1,000 T-90 needs upgrade on fire control, mobility and comfort to the crew. The upgrade program under the proposed technology transfer from Uralvagonzavod OAO,...
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CCS Clears Procurement of 155 mm SP Gun

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared the Rs 4,500 crore acquisition of 100 tracked, self-propelled the K-9 Vajra, guns that will be manufactured in India by Larsen & Toubro (L&T), in partnership with South Korea’s Hanwha Techwin. The contract is likely to be signed shortly....
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