Monthly Archives: May 2017

New Defence order with Tata

Tata Motors has signed a contract with the Indian Army for the supply of 3192 units of  Tata Safari Storme 4x4 under a new category of vehicles - GS800 (General Service 800) to replace Maruti Gypsy .  The Defence ministry has opted the RFP for vehicles on three criteria: Minimum payload, hard roofs...

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Niti Aayog on Capital Expenditure

Government think-tank Niti Aayog has submitted a document to the Govt on action agenda during 2017-18 to 2019-20 for resource allocation on purchase of defence equipment. It has sought increased allocation of Rs 1,72,000 crore by 2019-20 for  Defence Capital expenditure, an increase  of  around Rs 95,000 crore from in 2015-16. The proposal...

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IIT all set to bring Innovation in defence

DRDO and IIT Delhi have developed a ‘Science Park’ under the Joint Advanced Technology Centre to develop smart technology for Indian defence. Few of the new-age defence technologies in the works at IIT-Delhi are:-
  • Aluminium Cenosphere syntactic foam
  • Ballistic Helmet
  • Unmanned Water Vehicle (UWV)
  • Aerostat
  • Smart Uniform
  • Terahertz technology
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MoD may seek fresh contract for LPDs

The Government will be seeking fresh commercial bids from Private sector firm-   L&T and Reliance Defence and Engineering (RDEL), who have  cleared financial, technical capacity and assessment last year and now eligible to undertake defence projects for the 4 Landing Platform Docks (LPD). The worth of the project is about Rs 20,000-crore. On...

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Indian Defence ‘Joint Doctrine’

The recently issued ‘Joint Doctrine’ will emphasize on coordination between Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. It plans to bring agencies like RAW, Intelligence Bureau and Intelligence organization as a part of Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC). With the help of three services, JIC will formulate, orchestrate and implement war plans which will serve...

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India’s Defence Budget is on Fifth Position

India’s defence budget is on the fifth position in 2006 with annual increase by 8.5 per cent. Also, there is a ten per cent hike in 2017-2018 defence budget. In the list, the top spender is US (1, 686 billion), Second-China ($ 215), Third-Russia ($ 63.7 billion), Fourth- Saudi Arabia ($ 611 billion)...

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