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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Government to simplify offset clause for procurement contracts

The Government is likely to simplify offset clause for procurement contracts in near future as it is thinking of allowing defence procurement contracts to go through even if negotiations for offset agreements linked to them are not sealed because it takes time to identify partners. This in turn is expected to reduce down...

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Indian Govt, TATA to establish a defence manufacturing unit at Gopalpur

As part of ‘Make in India’ drive, the Government is planning for establishment of a defence manufacturing unit at Gopalpur, Odisha in partnership with Tata Group which has around 3,000 acres of land in the area. The proposed project, which is at a conceptual stage, can be developed jointly by Tata Group, the...

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MoD to consider Industry suggestions for new DPP

To make new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) “simplified and time bound’, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has asked for suggestion and recommendations from representatives of Indian defence industry. A committee has been formed between the MoD officials and industry members representing - the three prominent industry bodies FICCI, CII and Assocham. While the...

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Adani Group to foray in defence and aerospace production

India’s Adani Group, whose businesses span logistics, power generation, coal mining and gas distribution, is planning to foray in defence and aerospace production. At present, the company is in talks with various global defence companies for a strategic partnership for manufacturing a range of defence equipment. It has been pitching its main asset...

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Appointments

  • G Mohan Kumar (IAS 1979 Odisha cadre) has been appointed Secretary, Defence. He will succeed RK Mathur whose two-year tenure is expiring on May 24.
  • Ashok Kumar Gupta (IAS -1981 Tamil Nadu cadre) has been appointed new Secretary, Defence Producton, Gupta is presently Special Secretary, Defence Production. He will succeed G Mohan Kumar.
  • The Govt appointed eminent...
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India to likely cancel Assault Rifles procurement

India is likely to cancel the procurement for new-generation assault rifles (ARs) with interchangeable barrels for conventional warfare and counter-insurgency operations for the Indian Army. Previously, a global tender worth Rs 13000 crores ($250 Million) was issued in Dec 2011 for acquisition of 65768 multirole assault rifles. The army’s initial requirement is for...

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Reliance Infrastructure looking for Russian partner to build submarines

India’s Reliance Infrastructure is scouting for an international joint venture-cum-technology partner in Russia to locally manufacture nuclear-powered submarines and stealth warships at Pipavav in Gujarat. Reliance Infrastructure has the 18 percent stake in Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering. The Reliance Infrastructure is keen to finalise an international technology partner at the earliest as...

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DRDO-IAI-BDL to jointly develop MR-SAM

India and Russia are most likely to sign another mega defence deal soon to jointly develop Medium-Range Surface-To-Air Missile System (MR-SAM) for the Indian Army. As of now, the contract negotiation committee has virtually sealed the joint development through collaboration between DRDO and Israeli Aerospace Industries, where Defence PSU Bharat Dynamics, in turn,...

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Fourth Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette Launched at GRSE

The Fourth Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette named ‘Kavaratti’ of Project-28 was successfully launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE). The ASW Corvettes is about 109.1 meters in length and 13.7 meters at the beam. It is propelled by four diesel engines to achieve speeds in excess of 25 knots and...

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