Defence Industry

FDI in Defence Manufacturing-26-49-100 Percent

FDI in Defence Manufacturing-26-49-100 Percent

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 06 Nov , 2020

There are times when a nation is blessed with decisive leadership, which can take bold policy initiatives that would benefit future generations. In the budget of 2014, Foreign Direct Investment...

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Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces awards Rosoboronexport with...

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces awards Rosoboronexport with...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Nov , 2020

In line with Order No. 1 of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin dated October 15, 2020, Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State...

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Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament...

Complexification and Public-Private Positioning in the Land Forces Armament...

By: Jai Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Oct , 2020

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, restructuring has pervaded the land forces defense industry. Without the needs demanded by such a threat, a transformation precipitated in the Western...

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Thales Partnering with the Indian Air Force for a better tomorrow, today

Thales Partnering with the Indian Air Force for a better tomorrow, today

By: Emmanuel de Roquefeuil | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2020

With initiatives and policy decisions on several fronts, India is marching steadfastly towards an era of Atmanirbharta. The country has shown will and muscle to become a global manufacturing...

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Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

Indian Defence Private Sector: Some Initial Successes Yet Miles To Go

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Vol. Apr-Jun 2020, (35.2) & Jul-Sep 2020, (35.3) | Date: 07 Oct , 2020

The much publicised Strategic Partnership Model (SPM) launched with a laudable aim to allow the growth of the private sector through the route of Joint Ventures with foreign OEMs failed to...

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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...

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

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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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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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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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...

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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,...

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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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Corporatization versus Privatization

Corporatization versus Privatization

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jun , 2020

On May 16, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) would be corporatized. It was emphasized this did not mean privatization and the corporatized OFB...

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Fully Autonomous Military Systems – Challenges in Development

Fully Autonomous Military Systems – Challenges in Development

By: Commander (Dr) Jayakrishnan N Nair | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 May , 2020

After the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), few advanced nations are busy in developing and deploying an array of autonomous weapon systems to attain better speed and accuracy. All fatal...

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Far reaching reforms in Defense Production

Far reaching reforms in Defense Production

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2020

As a part of PM’s grand initiative to combat COVID and looming economic crisis, the FM has been unveiling a slew of major initiative to resuscitate MSMEs, Power sector, migrant workers, farmers...

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Hiking FDI in Defence Aimed At  Drawing in Active Foreign Participation

Hiking FDI in Defence Aimed At Drawing in Active Foreign Participation

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 May , 2020

Announcing the fourth tranche of the economic package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman revealed three important government decisions related to defence. These include corporatization of the...

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GRADO Launches Anti-Viral Fabrics with Neo Tech Technology

GRADO Launches Anti-Viral Fabrics with Neo Tech Technology

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 May , 2020

With the intention of creating one mega-brand which caters to a wide range of consumer psychographics, we had invested in bringing together WORSTEDS from the house of OCM and TR/BI-STRETCH...

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Loitering Munitions – advantage plus

Loitering Munitions – advantage plus

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2020

Loitering munitions can provide a breakthrough against enemies well protected by their surroundings, like built up areas, as also top attacking tanks and armoured vehicles. These munitions are...

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