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Monthly Archives: January 2018

DEFENCE PROCUREMENT: WAY FORWARD

The MoD needs to speed up decision making, de-layer approval stages, eliminate repetitive process steps, bring in real level playing field, to unleash and promote indigenization and to reduce the import.

Despite  slew of important policy reforms in the last three years,...

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BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES THROUGH INCUBATION CENTRES

In case India is to become a start-up nation we need to think differently to build technology that could address our critical security needs. Like Israel, we need to create incubation centre, an interface between the Indian military, entrepreneurs and technologist to give design solutions...

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INDO-ISRAEL DEFENCE RELATIONSHIP

The Indo-Israel relation go beyond military relations. Currently Israel is the third largest supplier of defence items to India. However, looking at the defence contracts in pipeline, it is gearing to be the top supplier for Indian requirement for defence weapons and ammunition...

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Indian Army Day 2018

The Indian Army celebrated the '70th Army Day' by paying respect to the martyr soldiers and the gallant heroes who sacrificed their lives for the protection of sovereignty, peace, and prosperity of the India. A day when Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Indian commander-in-chief in 1949. India organises...

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EDITORIAL JAN-FEB 2018

During the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's high-profile visit, India and Israel have signed nine agreements to boost cooperation in the areas of space, cyber security and oil and gas between both countries. The Indo-Israel relation go beyond military relations. Currently Israel is...

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Lockheed Martin Proposes Customized F-16 Fighter Jets for India

Lockheed Martin, has proposed to manufacture customized F-16 fighter jets in India. The F-16 Block 70 equipped with Northrop Grumman's advanced APG-83 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar provides F-16s with fifth generation fighter radar capabilities by leveraging hardware and software commonality with F-22 and F-35 AESA radars. Lockheed Martin, the only company...

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Procurement of Mi-17 V-5 Helicopter

A contract for 48 Mi-17V-5 helicopters procurement by India from Rostec State Corporation is expected to be finalised in the first quarter of 2018. India at present has around 151 Mi-17V-5 helicopters, the last of which were delivered in January 2016. The helicopters are equipped with night vision technology, on-board weather radar, a...

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DRDO Technology to MSMEs

The defence-industry interface organised resulted in 18 technology transfers from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to private enterprises.

It includes

  • Manufacturing 35-metre mountain footbridge to two companies.
  • Making Propellant for low thrust motor and high thrust motor of BrahMos missile.
  • Technology for making advance bullet-proof vest was transferred...
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