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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 Presently, Infantry is still struggling with the small arms shortage and most of its inventory is outdated.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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HELICOPTER SEGMENT: A CASE FOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Helicopter is one of the priority segment selected for Strategic Partnership. India needs at least 2 integrators in this segment keeping in view the defence and civil Helicopter requirements.

Indian Armed forces are presently having the fleet of over 750+ helicopters. The...

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INTEGRATING DEFENCE IN NATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The recently launched revised version of 'Joint Doctrine Indian Armed Forces 2017' by the Indian Defence Ministry is a step towards integration. Apparently, India needs integration in other areas too, for the smooth working of defence sector and for effectively utilizing the limited...

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INDIAN DEFENCE BUDGET 2017-18: AN ANALYSIS

Modernization of the Armed Forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational necessity, technological changes etc. however, the resources allocation has been inadequate over the years to address the needs of the Armed Forces.

The Budget proposal for 2017-18 maintained a 'small'...

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