Monthly Archives: April 2021

Improving Indian Defence Industrial Capabilities


The Indian geostrategic locations, signs of emerging  Indian economy, improving strategic relationship with developed nations, India as a regional power has to have  a  advanced technology diversified Arms portfolio for its Armed forces through technology partnership. The Author analyses...

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India successfully test-fires new-generation Akash missile

India successfully conducted the launch of the new generation (NG) surface-to-air Akash missile which met all the test objectives by performing high mobility truck. The Akash-NG missile is indigenously designed by DRDO and produced by BEL for use by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army in order to intercept high-manoeuvring aerial...

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L&T built ICGS Vajra commissioned into Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) ‘Vajra’, the 6th Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) has been formally commissioned into service. The ICGS Vajra is the sixth vessel in the series of seven OPVs being indigenously designed and built by L&T under a Ministry of Defence contract signed in the year 2015. ICGS Vajra was also...

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MIDHANI delivers of high temperature alloy for Kaveri engine

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) has dispatched its first consignment of high temperature alloy for the indigenous ‘Kaveri dry engine program’ powering Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV). Basically, the consignment comprised of nickel base super alloy (Superni 263A) and titanium alloy (Titan 31A) forged bars thoroughly qualified in airworthy certification requirements. The manufacturing...

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India issues over 460 licenses for private firms in defence production

As per Government data, till date more than 460 licenses issued so far to private companies for contributing from low value added to hi-tech cutting-edge systems to the Defence Forces. Also, over 24,000 MSMEs are currently involved in the defence supply chain

Further, with India projected to spend $130 billion on defence...

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DRDO developed Unexploded Ordnance Handling Robot ready for technology transfer

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) developed Unexploded Ordnance Handling Robot (UXOR) is ready for technology transfer to private firms. As of now the Research & Development Establishment (Engineers), a premier lab under DRDO has already issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) already which is expected response from...

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Mahindra Defence to supply 1300 LSVs to Indian Army

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract worth Rs 1056 Crores with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) for supply of 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles (LSVs) to the Indian Army. The induction of vehicles is slated to be completed in four years. Indigenously designed and developed by MDSL, the LSV is a...

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Indian Navy commissions landing craft utility ship

The Indian Navy has commissioned the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) ship, L-58 which is the eighth and last ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mark IV Class. Indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), the ship will be used for a variety of activities like transporting of...

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Indian Army decommissions 130mm self-propelled guns, 160mm mortars

The Indian Army (IA) has decommissioned two of the longest-serving Artillery systems, namely the 130mm Self Propelled M-46 Catapult Guns and the 160mm Tampella Mortars. These weapon systems have been in the inventory of the IA for almost 60 years and with decommissioning has paved way for newer equipment equipped with the latest technologies. Read more