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Digital Transformation and Indian Defence Industry

'Industry 4.0' is  an approach that uses advanced technologies to control over the entire product lifecycle keeping in mind to make the entire process cost effective by reducing the production costs while improving product quality and production scalability and individualization by means of digitalization...

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India’s Defence Budget 2019-20

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, presenting her maiden budget on July 05, 2019, kept unchanged the allocation provided to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the interim budget on February 01, at Rs 4,31,011 crore ($ 61.96 billion).1 Nonetheless, she changed the composition of the...

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Artillery Guns on Upward Trajectory

The recent induction of types of artillery guns signals a momentum for the Make in India in defence production. Besides boosting the artillery power of the Indian Army after almost 31 years, the indigenous production will equip units with cost-effective platforms and even open avenues...

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Innovations for Defence Excellence

The emerging dimensions of threats and the contingencies the global defence  landscape is expanding with enabling technologies having  potential to cause disruptive effects on military capabilities and geopolitical competitions.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Def Expo - 2018 mentioned new and emerging technologies like...

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DEFENCE PRODUCTION POLICY: ARE WE SERIOUS?

The 'Make in India' policy, can potentially be a turning point in India's endeavor to have a robust home-grown defence industrial base. This initiative will pave the way for Defence Industry to realize its dream for self-reliance and sustenance. However, to accomplish this dream, India needs to...
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TECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVE & CAPABILITY ROADMAP 2018

The first edition of the Technology Perspective & Capability Roadmap (TPCR) was published in Apr 2013. Numerous inputs have since been received from the industry and business organizations for making the document more informative for potential manufacturers. TPCR- 2018 released by MoD in Feb 2018...

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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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INFANTRY MODERNISATION: WHEN IT WILL TAKE OFF?

Infantry soldiers are the first line of protection; therefore, they need to be equipping with best weapons and arms. Presently, Infantry is still struggling with the small arms shortage and most of its inventory is outdated. Moreover, half hearted efforts have failed to...

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DEFENCE PROCUREMENT ORGANISATION

Indian defence procurement is still modeled on the traditional structures and procedures. As an experienced and independent nation; the time has come to take proactive and dynamic decisions for cost-effective management of the defence and need to migrate to the models being adopted by most of the developed world.

 A lot has...

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MEDIUM COMBAT AIRCRAFT

In the Medium Fighter Aircraft segment, India currently requires 200 aircrafts, which include both single and twin engine as replacement. India's future 5th-generation aircraft, the Russia-Indian Sukhoi/HAL FGFA and the indigenous Medium Combat Aircraft, though will not be ready before 2025. Thus the...

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