Indian Defence Exports

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Tata Motors gets order for over 200 Hexa units from Bangladesh Army

PTI | Jul 08, 2019, 05.56 PM IST

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NEW DELHI: Tata Motors on Monday said it has received an order for over 200 units of its sports utility vehicle Hexa from Bangladesh Army.

The company said it has won the contract for the four-wheel drive version of the model.

"Bangladesh is a key market for us and this order is a clear sign of Tata Motors' commitment and growing success in the market," Tata Motors Head International Business (Passenger Vehicles) Sujan Roy said in a statement.

The company is exploring multiple avenues to work closely with the Bangladesh armed forces, he added.

Tata Motors has been selling passenger vehicles in Bangladesh since 2012. It is currently amongst the top two best-selling passenger vehicle brands in Bangladesh with the Tata Indigo, Tata Tiago and Tata Nexon in its portfolio of offerings.

The Tata Hexa is being made available exclusively for the use of the Armed Forces and is currently not available for purchase for private customers.

Tata Motors gets order for over 200 Hexa units from Bangladesh Army
 
@Gautam We already offered Varunastra Heavy Weight Torpedo to Vietnam before. Don't know about status of the offer now.
The offer stands, don't know about the progress of deal/negotiations.

There was also rumours of Akash NG being exported to Vietnam.


Do read the rest of the thread.
This fellow is a member here, doesn't post much though. I'd consider him a reliable source, but nothing is official. So take it with a huge lump of salt.:)

South Asia, South East Asia, Africa and Latin America are going to be our target markets in defence exports. If we can't make a dent here, our dreams of becoming a sizable defence exporter will be dead.
 
Defence Products' Exports To Exceed Rs. 35,000 Crore Target

Last fiscal, exports were about Rs. 10,700 crore and in 2019-20, the Centre set a target of Rs. 20,000 crore.
All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: July 14, 2019 13:15 IST
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In 2019-20, the Centre has set a target of Rs. 20,000 crore.

KOLKATA : With the growing trend of shipments in recent years, exports of defence products will exceed the Rs. 35,000 crore target by 2024-25, an official said.

"I expect the exports will surpass the target of Rs. 35,000 crore by 2024-25," Defence Production Department Secretary Ajay Kumar told PTI.

Defence components are key drivers, he said. Mr Kumar was in the city to promote private sector participation in defence production and also inaugurated a facilitation centre for the defence production at Bharat Chamber of Commerce. "Defence exports had been growing exponentially. It is like a big rock, which is hard to move, but once it starts rolling, it only gains momentum," he said.

Last fiscal, exports were about Rs. 10,700 crore and in 2019-20, the Centre set a target of Rs.20,000 crore. In the first quarter of the current fiscal, exports worth Rs. 5,600 crore had already been recorded," he said. Exports were just worth Rs. 1,500 crore in 2016-17 and Rs.4,500 crore 2017-18, he said.

Mr Kumar stated that the government had been taking several steps to encourage the private sector, MSMEs in particular, in defence production under the existing production policy and some "notable changes" had been brought in the recent policy.

Ordnance Factory Board had decided that it would not seek capacity verification for almost 90 per cent of the products barring some of the sensitive items. OFB and defence PSUs are planning to outsource about 3000 items which will give boost to MSMEs sector, Mr Kumar said.

The government had also allowed suo-motu defence products development and production. "Six to seven suo-motu proposals had already been accepted," Mr Kumar said.

Traditionally, the Defence department used to float tenders for products that it decided to procure, but now the government has allowed private sector to pitch for useful products that they have developed.

Defence Products' Exports To Exceed Rs 35,000 Crore Target
 
India’s defence exports continue to grow

Jon Grevatt, Bangkok - Jane's Defence Industry
18 July 2019

Indian defence exports climbed to about INR107.45 billion (USD1.5 billion) in fiscal year (FY) 2018-19, according to media reports in the country citing the Indian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) annual report for the year.

The new export figure, which is based on defence export “authorisations”, is more than double the value of India’s international defence sales in 2017-18 and seven times the value of such exports in 2016-17. India’s defence exports for these two fiscal years were INR46.82 billion and INR15.21 billion respectively.

MoD annual reports for previous years also show that defence exports in 2015-16 reached INR20.59 billion and exports in 2014-15 were INR19.41 billion.

India’s defence exports continue to grow | Jane's 360
 
OFB is exporting !!!!:eek::eek::eek: What is happening ??o_Oo_Oo_O

In its largest ever export order, OFB to supply 50,000 Bofors shells to UAE

A contract worth Rs 315 crore contract was signed last month, adding to an earlier order for 40,000 shells that finalized in 2017.

By Manu Pubby, ET Bureau, Aug 02, 2019, 07.54 PM IST
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In its largest ever export order, the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) will supply 50,000 artillery shells used with the Bofors guns to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A contract worth Rs 315 crore ($45.75 million) contract was signed last month, adding to an earlier order for 40,000 shells that finalized in 2017.

The contract has been described by the defence ministry as the `largest ever single export order’ to the state owned OFB that manufactures a bulk of the ammunition in used by the Indian armed forces. In particular, the OFB will supply 50,000 numbers each of the 155 mm HE ERFB BT Shell and Primer M19l-A2 to UAE.

The order comes as a boost to Indian plans to promote defence exports, with a target to reach Rs 35,000 crore annually by 2025. Among other nations, UAE has been identified as a key partner to promote arms exports as the Rajnath Singh led defence ministry has unveiled a series of policy initiatives that range from easing norms to get export licences to financially empowering defence attaches across the world to promote Indian military equipment.

The OFB order comes two years after it signed a deal with UAE to supply it with 40,000 units of the artillery shells. The repeat order, with an increased number, is considered to be an endorsement of the quality and delivery schedule followed by OFB.

As reported by ET, Indian defence exports have zoomed to almost Rs 11000 crore – more than twice from a year ago – on the back of recent policy liberalization. The hike in defence exports – from Rs 4682 crore in 2017-18 to 10745 in 2018-19 – will likely grown faster with a plan for a new general export license to enable Indian companies to export certain equipment to identified nations without restrictions.

Latest government data shows that in the current financial year, exports worth Rs 3323 crore have already been processed, with a bulk of these being by the private sector. Of the Rs 11,000 crore odd worth of exports last financial year, the private sector contributed to over Rs 9812 crores, according the data.

The government plan is to give the defence sector a $ 25 billion pie in the $ 1 trillion Indian manufacturing economy that is targeted for 2025. Out of this, defence exports by Indian companies is targeted at $ 5 Billion.

As reported by ET, the government has drawn up a list of 85 nations that it wants to promote its defence industry. Defence attaches are being given an annual budget of up to $ 50,000 each for promoting exports of Indian made defence products from both the public and private sector by participating in exhibitions, conducting market studies, organizing seminars and distribution of publicity material.

The nations that India believes have the maximum potential of purchasing military equipment include Vietnam, Thailand, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, UAE and Malaysia. Even western nations with a developed defence industry like UK and USA are on the list due to the increasing ecosystem of sub system manufacturers in India that have access to technology thanks to defence offsets programs of the past.


In its largest ever export order, OFB to supply 50,000 Bofors shells to UAE
 
India stressing on increasing export of defence equipment to friendly countries: Defence ministry official

The country is already exporting defence equipment to various friendly nations, including the US and those in the Middle-East, South Asia and Africa.

By Press Trust of India
New Delhi, August 10, 2019
UPDATED: August 10, 2019 16:43 IST
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • India is already exporting defence equipment to US, Middle-East, South Asia and African nations
  • In 2018-19, India exported defence-related equipment worth Rs 11,000-crore
  • The country is indigenously manufacturing warships, fighter jets, helicopters, trainer aircraft

India is stressing on increasing export of defence equipment to friendly nations and has received requirements from some central Asian countries, a defence ministry official said on Saturday.

The country is already exporting defence equipment to various friendly nations, including the US and those in the Middle-East, South Asia and Africa, Secretary of the Department of Defence Production under the ministry Ajay Kumar said.

India had produced defence-related equipment worth Rs 80,000 crore in 2018-19, of which Rs 11,000-crore worth armaments were exported, he added.

"We are exporting everything related to armaments, but the biggest increase has been in the component level," Kumar said after the launch of a fast patrol vessel (FPV) manufactured by defence PSU Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) for the Indian Coast Guard.

He added that all types of components made by Indian defence production units were being bought by large and reputed companies worldwide.

"This clearly indicates that our defence industry has the capability to fulfill the requirements of global OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and not just our own requirements," Kumar said, adding that the country is currently exporting defence equipment to South-East Asia, Middle-East Asia and even to the US.

"Many of the global OEMs we are exporting to are US-listed. We are also exporting to South Asia, Africa and have also received requirements from countries in central Asia," he said.

The country is indigenously manufacturing warships, fighter jets, helicopters, trainer aircraft and efforts are always on to use the latest technology for the purpose, he added.

Kumar said the naval shipyards were ahead in indigenous production, manufacturing warships like corvettes, frigates, destroyers and also submarines and aircraft carriers.

He said there were three or four companies in the country that made artillery guns, including the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), which was making state-of-the-art long-range guns and tanks.

"We are continuously making efforts to use the latest technology for the productions and also to increase capacity," he said.

Lauding the GRSE for becoming the first naval shipyard in the country to manufacture 100 warships, a feat that the defence PSU achieved earlier this year, Kumar said the FPV launched on Saturday was indigenously designed.

"We have set a goal for the GRSE to manufacture warships for other countries as well," he said.

India stressing on increasing export of defence equipment to friendly countries: Defence ministry official