Ministry of Defence (MoD) tenders for six more submarines at $1 billion each

Source – The Business Standard What is the news? The Ministry of Defence has request for proposals for the establishment of an eco-system in India for the indigenization and incentivization of critical submarine technology. Introduction  The MoD issued the formal tender under project 75(I) to domestically build six conventional submarines for the Navy at a… Continue reading Ministry of Defence (MoD) tenders for six more submarines at $1 billion each

Govt accepts Shekatkar recommendations to boost border roads projects

News:The Government of India has accepted and implemented three important recommendations relating to border infrastructure made by the Shekatkar Committee. Facts: The Shekatkar Committee was set up by the Government of India to recommend measures on enhancing Combat Capability and Rebalancing Defence Expenditure. Key Recommendations accepted and under implementation: Speeding up road construction and outsourcing… Continue reading Govt accepts Shekatkar recommendations to boost border roads projects

Innovations for Defence Excellence(iDEX) framework

News:The Government of India has set up a Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework to boost India’s indigenous defence sector. Facts: About IDEX Framework: Innovations for Defence Excellence(iDEX) was launched by the Government of India in 2018. It is funded and managed by the Defence Innovation Organization(DIO). It primarily aims at creation of an ecosystem… Continue reading Innovations for Defence Excellence(iDEX) framework

China says it wants security & stability along India border

China has released a white paper titled “China’s National Defence in the New Era”.The paper has touched upon various aspects of its military development comparing with India, US, Russia and other countries. The Chinese military has said that it is striving to promote security and stability along the India-China border and has created favourable conditions… Continue reading China says it wants security & stability along India border

Budget 2019: Defence allocation disappoints military

Union Budget has allocated Rs 3.18 lakh crore for defence.The allocation is estimated to be at around 1.6% of the GDP which experts have said is the lowest since the 1962 war with China. The defence officials has said that the capital expenditure allocated for the Navy and the Indian Air Force(IAF) does not meet… Continue reading Budget 2019: Defence allocation disappoints military

Indian Army to undergo major reforms

Defence ministry has approved major reforms in the Indian Armed forces.The reforms approved are (a)relocation of 229 officers from the Army headquarters (b)creation of a new post of deputy chief for military operations and strategic planning (c)setting up new wings for vigilance and human rights issues and (d)creation of a new information warfare wing. The… Continue reading Indian Army to undergo major reforms

Deadlier version of BrahMos to be tested in three years

The BrahMos Aerospace has been working on a smaller and more lethal version of BrahMos- the BrahMos NG. The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile. A cruise missile is an unmanned self-propelled (till the time of impact) guided vehicle that sustains flight through aerodynamic lift for most of its flight path. Its primary mission to… Continue reading Deadlier version of BrahMos to be tested in three years

India signs defence pacts with Germany and Sweden

India signed defence cooperation and security protection agreements with Germany and Sweden during the ongoing visit of Defence Minister of India. India and Sweden have concluded a security protection agreement that will enable both countries to share classified information with each other. Classified information is that which a government or agency deems sensitive enough to… Continue reading India signs defence pacts with Germany and Sweden

India inks contract for 72,000 assault rifles

India has signed a contract with a US firm under fast track procurement (FTP) for 72,400 Assault rifles. The assault rifles will replace the Indian National Small Arms System (INSAS) rifles. Fast Track Procedure (FTP) was promulgated by the Ministry of Defence in 2001. The objective of the procedure is to ensure expeditious procurement for… Continue reading India inks contract for 72,000 assault rifles

Budget shortfall worries Defence Services

The shortfall in Defence allocation in the interim Budget 2019-20, especially in its capital allocation, has left the Services worried as it threatens to delay the capability enrichment and modernisation under way. The shortfall is so significant that, for the Navy and the Air Force, the capital allocation does not even meet the committed liabilities… Continue reading Budget shortfall worries Defence Services