Articles in Defence Industry

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board: A Strategic Necessity for India

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board: A Strategic Necessity for India

By: Anil Bhat | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 26 Sep , 2020

An Empowered Group of Ministers has been constituted under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to oversee and guide the entire process of corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board...

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Corporatizing the Defence Ordnance Factories: Gainful Employment of Support...

Corporatizing the Defence Ordnance Factories: Gainful Employment of Support...

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Sep , 2020

Introduction On the heels of my earlier article carried by IDR , some very important initiatives have been announced and steps taken by the Government. While these in my considered opinion have...

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Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the industry

Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy will be the oxygen for the industry

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2020

IBT: India has recently imposed an import embargo on 101 items in the defence sector. How well is the country positioned for indigenous manufacturing of these items? How can the government make...

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The Indian Army Contracts with Private Military Companies: Way Forward?

The Indian Army Contracts with Private Military Companies: Way Forward?

By: Brig Pradeep Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Sep , 2020

Annually the armed forces release approximately 75,000 personnel (Officer and other ranks), well trained, skilled and experienced in various fields. The Army stays young and agile with this...

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Impact of Embargo on Defence Imports

Impact of Embargo on Defence Imports

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 21 Aug , 2020

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced an embargo on the import of 101 items through a press release issued on August 9, 2020.1 The annexure to this press release lists a wide range of embargoed...

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Atma Nirbhar in Defence Technology

Atma Nirbhar in Defence Technology

By: Laxman K Behera | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 19 Aug , 2020

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Vocal for Local” call and launch of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (Self-Reliant India Campaign), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has tweaked its capital...

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NAVAL GROUP: A partner for all naval needs

NAVAL GROUP: A partner for all naval needs

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2020

NAVAL GROUP as shipbuilder and integrator The NAVAL GROUP of today can trace its roots back to 1631, when France’s Louis XIII ordered the construction of new naval shipyards. More than just an...

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India can make major defence equipment

India can make major defence equipment

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 16 Aug , 2020

The Central Govt in India accords very high priority and funds allotment to cater for the equipment requirements of the Armed Forces. Yet the bulk of the major equipment requirements are neither...

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European UAV/UAS Requirements

European UAV/UAS Requirements

By: admin | Date: 29 Jul , 2020

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The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace...

The Case for hastening India's self reliance in Defense and Aerospace...

By: Ramesh Saligame | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2020

At the end of 2018, India’s defence spend was close to $50Bn. This will continue to grow at 8% – 10% for the next few years. Roughly 60% of this spend is on imported goods and services. India’s...

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Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating...

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd Names Kiran Dambala Chief Operating...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2020

Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL) — a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics— has appointed Kiran Dambala as chief...

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Is KNDS really what Europe has long been waiting for?

Is KNDS really what Europe has long been waiting for?

By: Jai Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jul , 2020

Europe’s industry is getting in shape, facing the mounting pressure of American and Asian competition. After a string of market restructurations in the aeronautical, space and industrial...

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Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military...

Boeing delivered 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook military...

By: IDR News Network | Date: 11 Jul , 2020

Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over...

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What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

What S-400 will bring to the Indian Ground-Based Air Defence Capability?

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Vol. 31.1 Jan-Mar 2016 | Date: 03 Jul , 2020

Good strides of progress, cutting across Service boundaries have taken place in automating the erstwhile manual/semi-automatic Control and Reporting (C&R) Nodes that exercise tactical, operational...

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Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

Military Spending – Getting Bang for the Buck

By: Lt Gen NS Brar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jun , 2020

A nation maintains its military as an instrument of national power and means of safeguarding national interests. Military capabilities in turn mean expenditure. Universally countries spend in...

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