Today’s Top 3 Latest Headlines on Indian Defence Updates shows you the following exclusive and latest news on Indian Defence :
1. Belarus to manufacture defence equipment under make in india program.
Belarus has agreed to manufacture defense equipment in India in partnership with the Indian industry.
An agreement to this effect was signed by Indian Prime Minister Modi and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
India would immensely benefit from military cooperation with Belarus as it would ensure transfer of high end Belarusian technology for upgrading Soviet-era tanks and military equipment.
belarus is particularly interested in India as most of India’s defense equipment are of Russian origin and Belarus’ defense industry has high level of skills in maintaining and upgrading Soviet-era equipment.
the two countries are also exploring the possibility the setting up of a technology demonstration center in India to showcase Belarusian technology.
2. India soon to sign to purchase of Two frigates of 11356 project from Russia.
Presidential aide for military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin has said that Russia and India will sign soon the contracts – on supply of project 11356 Admiral Grigorovich
frigates, for the Indian Navy. Three such ships have already been built for russia’s Black Sea Fleet.
Currently negotiations are underway on providing to India four project 11356 frigates.
All final contracts will be signed by the end of this year. Under the terms of the contract russia will build the frigates, but India will purchase the power plants on its own.
two frigates will be built in Russia and provided to India in finished form, while another two will be built at one of India’s shipyards.
3. Hyundai-HSL to build first of five Fleet Support Ships.
Hindustan Shipyard expects to conclude its strategic partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea to construct five-fleet support ships at an investment of Rs 9,500 crore for the Navy early next year.
The agreement may be signed sometime next year and the talks are in progress between the defence ministry and the Korean company.
Hindustan Shipyard chairman and managing director said if all goes as per the plans, the first ship will be rolled out in October 2022 from the Hyundai facility in South Korea. The construction of remaining four FSS would start at the Vizag facility with the technical support of Hyundai.
HSL is planning to roll out one FSS every 10 months after the delivery of the first vessel from Hyundai.
Source : http://www.defencenews.in/