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Monthly Archives: July 2017

CLOSE IN WEAPON SYSTEMS

Indian Armed Forces require around 1000 Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) and each Service projected their different qualitative requirements. Production and life cycle manufacturing of small quantity of different weapons for each Services with similar operational need would be the costlier effort. Therefore, the...

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STRENGTHENING STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP

India is looking to strengthen its relation with other countries for defence cooperation. It includes many dimensions such as the sale, purchase and joint development, ToT, intelligence sharing and coordination for counter-terrorism and counter-proliferation. The recent visits by Prime Minister and Defence Minister are the...

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SELF RELIANCE IN GUIDED MISSILES

The Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) led the path to develop  technology, competence and expertise in the fields of propulsion, navigation and manufacture of Missiles in India. Author dwells on the journey—

The importance of guided missiles to the armed forces has considerably...

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PURCHASE PREFERENCE TO LOCAL SUPPLIERS IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Ministry of Commerce, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), as a recent  measure to energise manufacturing in India, has notified provisions  for mandatory procurement of any category of goods and services from the local sources. The author analyses the implications for defence...

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NIGHT SIGHT: REQUIREMENT OF INDIAN ARMY

In present context Electro-optics instruments are used for range of applications - surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition, engagement, and missile guidance. The author deliberates on Indian Army Rifle mounted Sights requirement.

In this contemporary era, it is crucial to equip our...

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GREEN CHANNEL POLICY- A NON STARTER?

Department of Defence Production in order to promote ease of doing business for defence industry in order to achieve the national vision of 'Make-in-India' has instituted a mechanism of awarding Green Channel status to firms having predefined financial and quality credentials.

The...

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SMALL ARMS PRODUCTION IN PRIVATE SECTOR

The recent Indian Army request for information to procure large number of Assault Rifles and Carbines under the Buy & Make India category provide scope and opportunity for Private sector participation. The author analyses the background and way forward.

 

Recently, Indian Army...

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PAVING WAY FOR DEFENCE EXPORT & INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS

The updated munitions list is an India's efforts to harmonize it with international standard. The move will ease the process for Indian companies to gain the necessary approvals for exports and additionally would help India joining the multilateral export control regimes for international...

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DEFENCE IL- BACK TO SQUARE ONE

The process of issue of Industrial Licence for manufacturing of defence equipment has been in a mess for over a year. The files of pending cases of IL have been tossing around with DIPP and MHA and almost equal numbers of applications which...

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DEFENCE INDUSTRIAL PARTNERSHIP: ARE WE READY?

“Make in India” mission is a major initiative for ushering a turn-around of the Indian Defence Industry. It is opportune time to review as to where the Defence Industry stands today.

India's attempts to create a domestic defence industrial base is one of the...

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