India to outsource tank repair too private contractors

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

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China’s military spend beats India, Japan, Korea & Australia

IDD Explainer The Indo-Pacific is now global military hotspot. Military spends of countries have risen constantly in the past three decades. China is leading the dangerous race of weaponisation in the region. It is now spending much more on military than what India, Japan, South Korea and Australia spend collectively in an year. The data

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Russia to export ‘Boomerang’ wheeled combat platform. Matches Indian need

IDD Bureau Russia has announced that the ‘Boomerang’ a wheeled combat platform – having multiple usages — is now available for sale in the international market. The product meets India’s ongoing programme to acquire 198 such vehicles. Read the Indian programme request here “We estimate exports of this platform in the foreseeable future at about

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India Russia to sign roadmap on Kamov 226T

Def-expo 2020 IDD Bureau India and Russia are all set to take a step forward in the long pending deal to manufacture the Kamov Ka-226T helicopters. The Indo Russian Helicopter Private Ltd. (IRHL) is expected to announce a ‘road-map’ for the project at the def-expo-2020 ( Feb 5 to Feb 9) at Lucknow. This road

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83 Tejas this year, work to be outsourced. RFP for 114 foreign jets soon

IDD Bureau As India struggles to maintain the desired number of fighter jets for its air force, a fresh contract to procure 83 more jets of the next version of the light combat aircraft, the Tejas, is expected to be inked this year. Part of the production work is expected  to be outsourced. The 83

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Changes to Indian Military structure alters nothing for companies

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

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Russia agrees to Indian demand for quick servicing of equipment

IDDBureau Following demands formIndia for quicker availability of military spares, Russia has agreed to formspecific groups that will take care of after-sales servicing of Russianequipment being used by armed forces in India. Indian Defence MinisterRajnath Singh at a meeting with his Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoiguin Moscow on November 6 highlighted the importance of the

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Rosoboronexport to make splash at expo

IDD Bureau Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is taking part in the four day ( Oct 22 to 25)  International State Security Exhibition, Interpolitex 2019, which opened Tuesday at the VDNKh All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow. At Interpolitex 2019, Rosoboronexport will undertake active efforts to promote the entire range of security products

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