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ARMY AVIATION: ENHANCING CAPABILITIES

The existing fleet of the aviation arm of the Army is facing issues of deficiency in the inventory, poor age profile and level of serviceability of helicopters which impacts on effective operations. Though procurement programmes have been undertaken but these need to be fast tracked.
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Manufacturing Small Arms and Ammunition in Private Sector

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The manufacture of arms and ammunition has been under the Govt domain which has resulted in large deficiencies, poor quality production and increasing  import dependence. With provisions of FDI and promulgation of Arms Rule- 2016 for allowing private industries, this sector is likely to evolve...

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Centralized Defence Equipment Procurement

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To make the procurement process more effective and accountable, a separate body for defence procurement is the need of the hour, as the delay in procurements have derailed the entire modernization programme of the Indian Defence Forces.

Despite recent reforms, India's defence...

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FIGHTER AIRCRAFTS DEVELOPMENT: DELAYS & CONCERNS

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The fast-depleting and obsolete air combat fleet of the Indian Air Force has been a matter of concern and requires urgent replacement and new inductions. Indigenous and co-development programmes with regards to fighter aircrafts have been taken by India; however, huge delays are...

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Artillery Modernisation : On Track

knArmy in 1999 initiated a $8 Billion Artillery Modernization Program or Field Artillery Rationalization Plan (FARP) aimed at acquiring between 2700-3600 guns over the next 15 to 20 years (2020-25) but things have virtually remained stalled with there being no new inductions. Key acquisitions planned...

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List of Potential ‘MAKE’ Projects

 

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has come out with a list of potential defence projects for the Indian Armed Forces under 'Make in India' initiative with an aim to boost the indigenous defence manufacturing. These being :

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INDIAN NAVY
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INDIAN AIR FORCE
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The interested companies may...
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Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS)

rbHaving a robust fleet of AWACS is paramount for a nation like India with a great deal of territory to cover. A beginning has been made with several foreign and indigenous procurement in pipeline, however, these needs to be implemented on fast track coupled with...

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BUILDING NAVAL AVIATION: FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR

rbAround half of the inventory of the Indian Navy's aviation arm, as of now, consists of ageing and obsolete aero platform fleet which needs to be replaced; the fleet of Helicopters alone is facing an average age of three decades. We need to take timely...

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Shifting Focus and Spread

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1990s was the turning point for Indian defence sector as the focus shifted from import to building its own defence industrial base and the need was felt to diversify defence purchases, identifying the best globally available equipment for specific tasks. Accordingly, the traditional...

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INS Kochi Commissioned

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Indian Navy has commissioned INS Kochi on 30 Sep 15. It is the second ship of the indigenously designed and constructed Project 15A (Kolkata-class) guided missile destroyers, built by India's Mazagon Dock Ltd., Mumbai.

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