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Purchase only Indian weapons, forces told
New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah has played another Desi gamble, ordering the central para-military forces and central police organisations to go for purchase of arms and ammunitions from the Indian firms, besides the procurement from the State-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). He wants to put a total ban on their procurement from abroad.

Sources said the Home Ministry is in the process of floating the tenders for the purpose after interacting with at least 17 private firms having the requisite licenses through video conferencing. The purchases from these companies, shortlisted from some 40 companies, will include missiles, rockets, torpedoes, artillery guns, besides the rifles and ammunitions.

The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) or the para-military forces have the combined manpower strength of 10 lakh, including National Security Guards (NSG), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Assam Rifles.

Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has not yet sent a new list of the foreign-produced items to be barred from sale from the CAPF canteens across the country since after a goof-up and withdrawal of the first list on June 1. The only action taken so far is to remove DIG rank officer RM Meena, who had issued the earlier order in his rightful capacity as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandars (KPKB), the parent body that runs the CAPF canteens, and replace him with a new officer temporarily.

No action could be taken against Meena since he had stated in the scrapped order that some of the suppliers did not authenticate the products they were supplying to the para-military canteens as "Indian" that may have been put on the banned list. He had also mentioned that the list was drawn up on the basis of the information provided by the suppliers and "the onus to prove the information as correct will be on the respective firms."
 
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Purchase only Indian weapons, forces told
New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah has played another Desi gamble, ordering the central para-military forces and central police organisations to go for purchase of arms and ammunitions from the Indian firms, besides the procurement from the State-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). He wants to put a total ban on their procurement from abroad.

Sources said the Home Ministry is in the process of floating the tenders for the purpose after interacting with at least 17 private firms having the requisite licenses through video conferencing. The purchases from these companies, shortlisted from some 40 companies, will include missiles, rockets, torpedoes, artillery guns, besides the rifles and ammunitions.

The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) or the para-military forces have the combined manpower strength of 10 lakh, including National Security Guards (NSG), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Assam Rifles.

Meanwhile, the Home Ministry has not yet sent a new list of the foreign-produced items to be barred from sale from the CAPF canteens across the country since after a goof-up and withdrawal of the first list on June 1. The only action taken so far is to remove DIG rank officer RM Meena, who had issued the earlier order in his rightful capacity as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandars (KPKB), the parent body that runs the CAPF canteens, and replace him with a new officer temporarily.

No action could be taken against Meena since he had stated in the scrapped order that some of the suppliers did not authenticate the products they were supplying to the para-military canteens as "Indian" that may have been put on the banned list. He had also mentioned that the list was drawn up on the basis of the information provided by the suppliers and "the onus to prove the information as correct will be on the respective firms."

Much needed action.

While there is a clamour for indigenous products, the same are only limited to armed forces, with the forces under Home Ministry having a blank cheque to go for ex-India purchases and SPG sporting non-Indian product weapons.

First, the ministers would do well to equip their own protection detail with indigenous weapons.
 

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BEML, Indian Defence Contractor, Suffers Data Breach. Politically Motivated?

The article is very poorly written, I can't make heads and tails of it, First he blames Pakistan and then he says that it is politically motivated.
Second what is there to steal from BEML anyways, its not like they are doing state of the art R&D, all they do is license manufacturing and shamelessly lie and call it "indigenous"(on twitter and other media and our idiot journalists just lap it up). Not only that BEML is incredibly incompetent and very corrupt(Read anti-national), this is what they did when there corruption was highlighted by Indian army chief :-


I don't understand what the present government is waiting for, just do disinvestment and get rid of this. Perhaps they benefit form corruption too?

 

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IIT-Madras and General Electric tie-up to build a next-gen combustor for small aircraft and helicopter engines

Chennai: IIT Madras and General Electric India Technology Centre (GEITC) are jointly developing a 3D printed combustor aimed at reducing weight and improving fuel efficiency in small aircraft and helicopter engines.
Both organisations are designing the combustor - the burner in a gas turbine engine, with nearly one-tenth of the parts as compared to traditional engines.
The Rs 7.24 crore Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY) project is being carried out by the aerospace department at the Institute and is being funded by the government of India (75%) and GEITC (25%).
"The fabricated combustor has only four parts whereas the same combustor, with conventional manufacturing, will have at least thirty parts," said Prof SR Chakravarthy, Faculty In-charge, National Centre for Combustion Research - NCCRD at IIT Madras.
"The primary objective of this project is to reduce the length of the combustor, which will reduce its weight. It also reduces the fuel consumption of the engine," he said.
The engine could also be used in power generation. In larger aircraft, it could be used as part of an auxiliary power unit (APU), as well as for distributed/decentralised power generation as in backup gensets, or in remote locations, or along with hybrid solar/wind smart grid solutions.
While there have been several improved combustors designs recently, this project aims to further improve these metrics with a design that uses additive manufacturing technology and non-intrusive laser diagnostics.
The project team has successfully completed testing three 8-cup full annular combustor configurations. The results show the feasibility of 30% reduction in length of a conventional rich burn combustor. Currently, the team is focussing on the optical diagnostics experiments where laser diagnostics tools are being used to understand the flow physics inside the combustor. These results will help optimize the performance and to probe any further possibilities of length reduction, the professor said.
The size and weight of the engine would be the same depending upon how the combustor is designed to fit into the rest of the engine. The weight savings, however, will be on the raw material of fabrication in additive manufacturing. This could lead to a substantial drop in weight, as much as 50% when compared to conventional combustors.
Further, Dr Chakravarthy said the additive manufacturing of the combustors which were tested for this project were outsourced to Indian suppliers. These suppliers, he said, were now capable of adapting additive techniques for geometries as complex as combustor domes and liner, which in turn would help in developing the country’s additive manufacturing infrastructure.
A special feature of this project is that it marks the first time that a 3D printed full annular combustor was tested at actual turbine conditions in India. The lab, which is housed in the National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) at IIT-M also boasts of being the first in India to have a high pressure optically accessible combustor test rig and state of the art laser diagnostics tools under one roof.
IIT-M has an IP rights share with GEITC and expects GEITC to immediately use this in their product. Going forward, Dr Chakravarthy said that if GEITC is not absorbing the technology, for whatever reason, they have the first right of refusal after a lock-in period for IIT-M to commercialise the IP. Commercialization will be in the form of licensing to similar such engine houses as GEITC or to a start-up to develop a product that could be incubated by IIT-M itself.
 

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Much needed action.

While there is a clamour for indigenous products, the same are only limited to armed forces, with the forces under Home Ministry having a blank cheque to go for ex-India purchases and SPG sporting non-Indian product weapons.

First, the ministers would do well to equip their own protection detail with indigenous weapons.
Actually, this is a good idea. Let police, CRPF, coast guards do the beta testing and then bring well tested designs into the hands of troops.

Best of breed small arms for troops.
 
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India confirms move to abolish offset banking

The Indian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Department of Defence Production (DDP) has confirmed plans to discontinue offset banking provisions.

In a notice published by the MoD’s Defence Offsets Management Wing (DOMW) on 23 June, the DDP indicated that the existing offset-banking clause discourages investment in India’s defence industrial base.

The Indian MoD has confirmed its decision to abolish offset banking provisions. The MoD has entered more than 50 offset deals with foreign contractors, the majority of which support Indian Air Force purchases such as its procurement of Boeing C-17 transport aircraft (pictured).  (Boeing)

The Indian MoD has confirmed its decision to abolish offset banking provisions. The MoD has entered more than 50 offset deals with foreign contractors, the majority of which support Indian Air Force purchases such as its procurement of Boeing C-17 transport aircraft (pictured). (Boeing)
The MoD plans to introduce updated defence offset guidelines in the near future to replace the existing policy, which has been in place since April 2016.

This updated offset policy, based on a set of draft proposals issued by the MoD in March, will exclude the banking provision, confirmed in the new DOMW notice, which featured DDP responses to industry queries about the draft policy.

In the notice the DDP said the decision to remove the offset banking provision was “aligned with the [overall] objectives of the offset policy, ie, to attract investment and technology in the desired area of the defence sector”.

It added, “Offset banking comes in the way of attracting new investments and thus defeats the prime objectives of the offset policy.”

This response was to a comment from an unidentified defence industry representative who called for offset banking to be permissible. “We recommend that offset banking should be allowed as it favours the Indian companies and helps them integrate… with the global supply chain,” said the industry representative.
 
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There is no point in crying now, when there was no emergency people were sleeping on file. Now two front war is about to happen and mod is running here and there
Stop propagating blatant fake news/clickbait news videos. Search for actual news item and post here.
 
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Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System
Posted On: 26 JUN 2020 1:53PM by PIB Delhi

Anti - Submarine Warfare capability of the Indian Navy has received a major boost today with the conclusion of a contract for Advanced Torpedo Decoy System Maareech capable of being fired from all frontline warships. Design & Development of this anti-torpedo decoy system has been undertaken indigenously DRDO labs (NSTL and NPOL). Bharat Electronics Limited, a Defence PSU, would undertake the production of this decoy system. The prototype of this system installed onboard a nominated naval platform had successfully completed all user evaluation trials and demonstrated the features as per the Naval Staff Qualification Requirements.

This induction not only stands testimony to the joint resolve of the Indian Navy and DRDO towards indigenous development of Defence technology, but has also given a major fillip to the Government's 'Make in India' initiative and the country's resolve to become 'Atmanirbhar' in niche technology.
 

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Navy Inducts Indigenously Developed Torpedo Decoy System
Posted On: 26 JUN 2020 1:53PM by PIB Delhi

Anti - Submarine Warfare capability of the Indian Navy has received a major boost today with the conclusion of a contract for Advanced Torpedo Decoy System Maareech capable of being fired from all frontline warships. Design & Development of this anti-torpedo decoy system has been undertaken indigenously DRDO labs (NSTL and NPOL). Bharat Electronics Limited, a Defence PSU, would undertake the production of this decoy system. The prototype of this system installed onboard a nominated naval platform had successfully completed all user evaluation trials and demonstrated the features as per the Naval Staff Qualification Requirements.

This induction not only stands testimony to the joint resolve of the Indian Navy and DRDO towards indigenous development of Defence technology, but has also given a major fillip to the Government's 'Make in India' initiative and the country's resolve to become 'Atmanirbhar' in niche technology.
 

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DAC approves capital acquisition of various platforms & equipment worth Rs 38,900 crore; Focus on indigenous design and development; acquisitions from Indian industry of Rs 31,130 crore
In the current situation and the need to strengthen the Armed Forces for the defence of our borders and in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s clarion call for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in its meeting of today held under the chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh accorded approval for capital acquisition of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces. Proposals for an approximate cost of Rs 38,900 crore were approved.

Focused on indigenous design and development these approvals include acquisitions from Indian industry of Rs 31,130 crore. The equipment are going to be manufactured in India involving Indian defence industry with participation of several MSMEs as prime tier vendors. The indigenous content in some of these projects is up to 80 per cent of the project cost. A large number of these projects have been made possible due to Transfer of Technology (ToT) by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to the indigenous industry. These include Pinaka ammunitions, BMP armament upgrades and software defined radios for the Indian Army, Long Range Land Attack Cruise Missile Systems and Astra Missiles for the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force (IAF). The cost of these design and development proposals is in the range of Rs 20,400 crore.

Acquisition of new/additional missile systems will add to the fire power of three Services. While acquisition of Pinaka missile systems will enable raising additional regiments over and above the ones already inducted, addition of Long Range Land Attack Missile Systems having a firing range of 1,000 kilometres to the existing arsenal will bolster the attack capabilities of the Navy and the Air Force. Similarly induction of Astra Missiles having Beyond Visual Range capability will serve as a force multiplier and immensely add to the strike capability of the Navy and Air Force.

Further, addressing the long felt need of the IAF to increase its fighter squadrons, the DAC also approved the proposal for procurement of 21 MIG-29 along with upgradation of existing 59 MIG-29 aircraft and procurement of 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft. While the MIG 29 procurement and upgradation from Russia is estimated to cost Rs 7,418 crore, the Su-30 MKI will be procured from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at an estimated cost of Rs 10,730 crore.