New Delhi has suggested it can host new production lines, participate in US export orders for the Asian market and host maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities for US equipment operating in the Indo-Pacific.
The policy aims to promote ‘Make in India’ as OEM’s which transfer technology to Indian companies will gain under the new policy while those who can move their manufacturing plants to India will get priority.
IDD Bureau Almost two months into the nerve-wracking military posturing between India and China, New Delhi has okayed a two-pronged $ 5.18 billion upgrade of its military prowess. The upgrade will be a mix of locally made and imported weapons, equipment and platforms. These will include a new 1000 km Long range land attack
IDD Bureau As a part of its recast into a leaner force, the Indian Army is to outsource repair and maintenance of some of its fleet of two Russian-origin tanks — T-72 and T-90 — to private companies in India. India operates some 3500 tanks of these two types, including 1,070 T-90 tanks as well
IDD Bureau Continuing to provide cutting edge equipment to its ally India, the US has notified the possible sale of 10 Harpoon missiles and also 16 MK 54 Torpedoes coupled with three MK 54 exercise Torpedoes kits, collectively costing $ 155 Million ( approx Rs 1162 crore) The AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air launched anti-ship
IDD Bureau A designated committee of Parliament in India, has asked for ‘adequate’ funding enabling greater acquisition of military equipment and modernization. The committee has found how budgetary allocation for armed forces was 35 percent lower – or $ 8.72 billion lesser– than what the projected needs were. A Standing Committee of Parliament having members
IDD Bureau India will protect its capital city, New Delhi, with a US made systems supplied by Raytheon. As of now the Indian air defence uses a mix of Russian, Israeli and Indian missile systems. This will include a clutch of ground based radars, fire control centres, ground launched air defence missiles and also air
Def-Expo 2020 IDD Bureau US giant Boeing, on Wednesday said, the Super Hornet FA/18 block III fighter jet being offered to India is almost a ‘new plane’. Thomas Breckenridge, Vice President, International Sales at Boeing Strike, Surveillance & Mobility said at the def-expo 2020 at Lucknow “We offer the new plane to have an air
IDD Bureau An officially constituted committee of the Indian Parliament has recommended to the Government to make India a ‘lucrative place’ for foreign military equipment manufacturers to be ‘investing’ in the defence industrial sector. It has also, separately asked for promotion of India industry, as imports were not decreasing. These are part of suggestions to
IDD Bureau India has announced a change in its military structure. A new rank called the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) has been added. A uniformed four-star rank General will be the CDS. The same person will also head the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), a newly created entity under the Ministry of Defence. These