Monthly Archives: January 2018

Tata Power, DSIT to supply Portable Diver Detection Sonars

India’s Tata Power SED and DSIT Solutions Ltd. together will supply 78 PointShield™ Portable Diver Detection Sonars (PDDS) for the Indian Navy, selected after the tender process under "Buy Make India" category. The systems support automatic detection, tracking and classification of all types of underwater threats. Some of the Diver Detection Sonars will...

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MCMV project shelved, New EoI to issue soon 

India has shelved the 'Make in India' project to construct 12 advanced Mine Counter-Measure Vessels (MCMVs) in collaboration with South Korea at the Goa Shipyard, worth around Rs 32,000 crore.  The tender, which began the acquisition case way back in July 2005, was stuck with Kangnam over final negotiations, on issue of ToT...

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India to Buy Spike Missile under G-to-G Route

India intends to procure Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) from Israel through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route. Recently, the Indian Ministry has shelved the Request for Proposals (RFP) for 8,000 Israeli spike missiles, a deal that would have been worth $500 million, which was about to be signed soon.

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Govt. Approves Second Submarine Base

Indian Government has approved the second phase of naval base that will house nuclear-armed submarines. Phase-II of Project ‘Varsha’ gets 670 hectares of forest land in Rambilli off Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh while Phase-I work is in full swing. The project was stuck since 2010, due to concerns of its impact on the...

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Price Negotiation for Russian Stealth Frigates

India and Russia will begin key price negotiation to acquire four new Stealth Frigates for Indian Navy. Two of the warships will be constructed at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad and the remaining two at Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL). Both the sides have inked an inter-governmental agreement in October-2016 for the four 4,000-tonne...

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FTP for Assault Rifles

India likely to buy around 100,000 Assault Rifles through the Fast Track Procedure (FTP) in order to meet the urgent operational requirements. The new assault rifles will replace the 5.56mm INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) rifles. The Army has revised the caliber of the new assault rifles to the more lethal 7.62mm instead...

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India Spends Rs 2.40 Lakh Crore in Last Four Year on Defence Items

India has procured defence items worth Rs 2.40 lakh crore in the last four years by inking 187 contracts with foreign and domestics firms. Out of total, 119 contracts involving Rs. 1.17 lakh crore have been signed with Indian vendors while 68 procurement deals worth Rs. 1.24 lakh crore have been signed with...

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P-8I Training Solution & Warfare System

Indian Defence Ministry has approved the procurement of P-8I Training Solution and Low Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System (LICEWS), at a total cost of Rs 2419.32 crore. The P-8I Training Solution for Navy, along with 10-year comprehensive maintenance service, will be brought from M/s Boeing for Rs 1949.32 crore. As of date, Navy...

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