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Category Archives: Regular Features

Special Procurement for Para Commandos

The Services Capital Acquisition Plan Categorization Higher Committee (SCAPHCC), has cleared the purchase of 1,500 Carbines, 1,100 Rifles, 400 Parachutes, 100 Sniper Rifles, 750 Light Machine-Guns, necessary ammunition and also, technical equipment such as silencers, telescopic sights with night vision goggles etc. that will enhance the capability of the special forces soldier. These...

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Emergency Procurement

In the first 50 days of its second term in office, the Government has spent around Rs 8500 Crores on the acquisition of weapon systems including missiles and spares for the Indian Army and the Air Force. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has spent around Rs 8000 Crores in procuring missiles such as...

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Naval Multi Role Helicopters

The Indian Navy requires at least 123 Naval Multi Role Helicopters (NMRH) and had released a global Request for Information (RFI) under Strategic Partnership (SP) model for the same in August 2017. As the process was not progressing fast India is now most likely to sign a USD 2 Billion plus deal to...

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Procurement of US-2 Amphibious Aircraft

The procurement of about 12 ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious aircraft by the Indian Navy has been under discussions for long due to certain budgetary constraints and other issues. The transfer of technology and production of equipment to India could be one of the possibilities. However, the procurement is still in pipeline as of now.

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IAI to provide missile systems to IN

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a USD 50 Million follow-up deal with Indian Navy to provide complementary Naval Medium Range Surface-To-Air Missile (MRSAM) air defence missile systems to the Navy and MDL Shipyard. The agreement involves a range of maintenance and other services for sub-systems MRSAM air defence system.

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Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH)

Rs 21000 Crores project for 111 Naval Utility Helicopters under the Strategic Partnership had invited Indian Private Sector companies for participation. However, HAL has put in two bids for the project – one through the parent PSU and another through its joint venture company with Russian Helicopters, despite the clear guidelines only private...

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Indo-Russian defence co-operation & procurements in pipeline

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two days visit to Russia stressed on a slew of “Make in India” contracts to ensure with technology from Russia coupled with Indian low production cost to build weaponry and spare parts for Russian origin military equipment cost competitively in  partnership for own requirement and export.

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Progress on Main Capital Acquisitions

Mr Apurva Chandra, Director General (DG) Acquisition in the Defence Ministry during a seminar highlighted the progress in main procurement cases as under:-

  • Procurement of additional Akash surface-to-air missiles (SAM) worth Rs. 5500 crore, had also been cleared by the Union Cabinet and it would be signed soon with Bharat Electronics.
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France to offer Nuclear Subs, F21 Torpedoes to India

France is keen to offer partnership in designing and building six nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN) at an approximate cost of over Rs 100000 Crores in India. France’s Naval Group is currently building the Barracuda class SSNs for the French Navy. So far, the only two SSNs operated by India were acquired on lease...

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India to buy additional P8Is Aircrafts

India is set to go ahead with procurement of 10 Boeing P8I maritime patrol aircraft worth USD 3.10 Billion from US through Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route with 30% offsets. 12 P8I aircraft that have already been ordered - eight aircraft were ordered under a USD 2.10 Billion deal in 2009 and a...

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