India to Boost Operational Capability of Russian-Made T-90, T-72 Battle Tanks

The Indian army has recently taken several steps to curb dependence on import to increase the operational capability of the Russian origin tanks including production of primary ammunition at local factories. Indian Army has begun the process to procure thousands of auxiliary power units for the T-72 and T-90 battle tanks currently in service. The… Continue reading India to Boost Operational Capability of Russian-Made T-90, T-72 Battle Tanks

Little US-Turkish progress solving defenses row, Erdogan says -NTV

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Washington and Ankara had done little to solve a row over Turkey’s purchase of Russian defences and its procurement of U.S. fighter jets despite a November agreement, according to broadcaster NTV. Ties between the NATO allies were badly strained last year when Turkey bought Russian S-400 defense systems,… Continue reading Little US-Turkish progress solving defenses row, Erdogan says -NTV

Little US-Turkish progress solving defenses row, Erdogan says -NTV

ANKARA, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Washington and Ankara had done little to solve a row over Turkey’s purchase of Russian defences and its procurement of U.S. fighter jets despite a November agreement, according to broadcaster NTV. Ties between the NATO allies were badly strained last year when Turkey… Continue reading Little US-Turkish progress solving defenses row, Erdogan says -NTV

Strategic Partnership Model Can Boost Defence Manufacturing: Jayant Patil

Mumbai-headquartered Larsen & Toubro has for long been one of India’s leading suppliers of defence equipment and systems. BW Businessworld caught up with Jayant Patil, Whole-time Director (Defence & Smart Technologies) & Member of the Board, L&T for his take on the key issue of policy implementation in defence. Excerpts: On the Strategic Partnership model… Continue reading Strategic Partnership Model Can Boost Defence Manufacturing: Jayant Patil

India to include ‘innovation’ scheme in procurement procedures

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the inclusion of a scheme to promote innovation in small businesses into the country’s military acquisition processes. The MoD said in a statement on 21 January that the ‘Innovations for Defence Excellence’ – also known as iDEX – will be included in the official Defence Procurement Procedure… Continue reading India to include ‘innovation’ scheme in procurement procedures

Jindal Defence signs JV pact with Brazil’s Taurus Armas for manufacturing small arms

The agreement for a 51:49 JV between the two companies was signed on Tuesday at the 1st Brazil–India Defence Industry Dialogue of the India-Brazil Business Forum (IBBF), organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in association with CII, Assocham, and Ficci. Last Updated: Jan 28, 2020, 05.45 PM IST|Original: Jan 28, 2020, 05.45 PM ISTBCCLThe… Continue reading Jindal Defence signs JV pact with Brazil’s Taurus Armas for manufacturing small arms

Air Defence Command – A Bold Test Case

The year 2020 has commenced with a major change in India’s Higher Defence Organisation. General Bipin Rawat, former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has been appointed as India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). As CDS, he will head the newly created Department of Military Affairs (DMA) within the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The DMA,… Continue reading Air Defence Command – A Bold Test Case

Jindal Defence forays into small arms manufacturing

New Delhi: Jindal Defence, part of O P Jindal Group, today announced its advent into small arms manufacturing in India. In a move aimed towards empowering indigenous manufacturing, Jindal Defence has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Taurus Armas S.A., of Brazil for manufacturing an array of small arms. This JV agreement was signed… Continue reading Jindal Defence forays into small arms manufacturing

Make in India: Brazil’s Taurus Armas SA and Jindal Defence to make small arms in India

There are regular interactions between the armed forces of the two countries not only at expert-level exchanges in training, but also in operational and conceptual areas of mutual interest.The decision was taken at the recently concluded bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the visiting Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. (Twitter image)To further deepen their… Continue reading Make in India: Brazil’s Taurus Armas SA and Jindal Defence to make small arms in India