Articles in Defence Industry

ALH Dhruv Simulator Cockpit at HATSOFF

ALH Dhruv Simulator Cockpit at HATSOFF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2011

The Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF) is a Rs 300 crore joint venture enterprise with 50:50 partnership between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and CAE of Canada....

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Aero India 2011 to surpass all previous edition statistics

Aero India 2011 to surpass all previous edition statistics

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2011

The 8th edition of Aero India, being held in Bengaluru from February 9 to 13, 2011, is expected to surpass all previous editions of the premiere air show in terms of participation and volume....

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Offset Contracts: under defence procurement procedures

Offset Contracts: under defence procurement procedures

By: Sandeep Verma | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 31 Jan , 2011

The practice of countries demanding discharge of offset obligations as a prerequisite to foreign firms’ participation in major defense contracts is not new. While there is substantial...

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CII lauds US Export Control reform effort

CII lauds US Export Control reform effort

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2011

US President Barack Obama promised India Inc during his address in Mumbai in November 2010 to work on fundamentally reforming the US export regime to allow greater cooperation with India in a...

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Guns versus Butter

Guns versus Butter

By: Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 28 Jan , 2011

India, with limited resources and rising aspirations, faces the age old “guns versus butter” question, which has become even more complex in the era of terrorism, piracy, insurgency, in the...

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Blue Print for Indian Aerospace Industry

Blue Print for Indian Aerospace Industry

By: Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major | Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 26 Jan , 2011

All of us would agree that aerospace power has multiple applications in peace or war. It impacts our lives, energises international relations and economic activity. It also matches the demands of...

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Need for Multi-purpose Demining Systems

Need for Multi-purpose Demining Systems

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 21.1 Jan-Mar 2006 | Date: 24 Jan , 2011

According to an assessment of the United Nations, there are more than 100 million mines lying buried in various present and past conflict zones in over 60 countries in the world. The...

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Defence Purchases: time India asserts itself

Defence Purchases: time India asserts itself

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 19 Jan , 2011

Press reports have been highlighting Russian refusal to deliver aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov at the contracted price and within the agreed delivery period. It is demanding more money on the...

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Defence Production Policy: A Politive Change - CII

Defence Production Policy: A Politive Change - CII

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2011

CII has welcomed the newly released Defence Production Policy and has appreciated the remarkable work done by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Having a prime aim of self-reliance in defence, the...

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Middlemen in Defence Procurements

Middlemen in Defence Procurements

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 14 Jan , 2011

The role of middlemen in defence deals has been a subject of intense debate in India for decades now. The recent statement of the Prime Minister that India needs to regulate the functioning of...

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New Defence Production Policy 2011

New Defence Production Policy 2011

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2011

Self-reliance in Defence is of vital importance for both strategic and economic reasons and has therefore been an important guiding principle for the Government since Independence.  Accordingly,...

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Communication Technologies and non-state Actors

Communication Technologies and non-state Actors

By: Ajey Lele and Gunjan Singh | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 12 Jan , 2011

Technology brings development. However, every new technology comes with few drawbacks. At times the drawbacks of new technologies are so serious that they could change the strategic focus of the...

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Defence Procurements: Need for Accountability Audit

Defence Procurements: Need for Accountability Audit

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 10 Jan , 2011

Sluggish modernisation of the Indian armed forces has been a cause of serious concern to all who are concerned with national security. Whereas the process of modernisation is lagging behind by 10...

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Public Sector: survival through circumventing competition

Public Sector: survival through circumventing competition

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

The current equipment profile of the Indian Armed Forces has been a matter of serious disquiet to all those who are concerned with national security issues. Many wonder if India possesses the...

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Indo-French bilateral Naval Exercise 'VARUNA 10' gets underway with two...

Indo-French bilateral Naval Exercise 'VARUNA 10' gets underway with two...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2011

‘VARUNA 10′ the bilateral naval exercise between the Indian Navy and the French Navy is scheduled to commence from 07 Jan 11 with aircraft carriers, destroyers/frigates, tankers and submarines...

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Offsets in US Military Sales

Offsets in US Military Sales

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 05 Jan , 2011

According to some estimates, India is likely to spend close to USD 100 billion on capital acquisitions during the current plan period of 2007-12. Presently, imports account for nearly 70 percent...

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Elbit to Supply EHUD Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Systems

Elbit to Supply EHUD Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Systems

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded an approximately $18 million contract, for the supply of an EHUD® Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) system for an Asian air force....

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Commonly used terms in Defence Offsets

Commonly used terms in Defence Offsets

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

Offsets can broadly be termed as formal arrangements of trade, wherein a foreign supplier undertakes specified programmes with a view to compensate the buyer as regards his procurement...

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Defence Offset Facilitation Agency

Defence Offset Facilitation Agency

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

Defence Offset Facilitation Agency (DOFA) has been established under the Department of Defence Production (DDP) as a single window agency to facilitate implementation of the offset policy of the...

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Offset Banking

Offset Banking

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

Offset banking implies generation and accumulation of offset credits prior to the award of the main contract. A bank of offset credits is created in anticipation of getting contracts to defray...

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