Indian MoD issues follow on RFP for 200 Ka 226T Helicopter

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a follow-on request for proposal (RFP) to the India-Russia Helicopters Limited Company for 200 Kamov Ka-226T ‘Hoodlum’ light multirole helicopters that are to be acquired for the Army Aviation Corps (AAC) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) for…

India & US Finalising A Proposal To Equip Defence Teams With Latest Technologies

India and the US are finalising a proposal to enable defence teams of both the countries to liaison with a cutting-edge defence innovation unit in Silicon Valley that identifies and funds emerging military technologies. “A liaison has been offered with the Silicon Valley unit that…

NAVY’S EAGERNESS TO BUY 20 BILLION AIRCRAFT CARRIER CUTS INTO FUNDS FOR ARMY & AIR FORCE

Indian Navy’s proposal, however, is yet to secure an ‘in principle’ approval from the ministry of defence. Why has the Indian Navy been so eager to acquire a new 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier, putatively called INS Vishal, for north of $20 billion? Many would perhaps find…

Proposed Space Force to Protect, Expand U.S. Cosmic Capabilities

The proposal to form the U.S. Space Force is rooted in protecting America’s advantages in space and in ensuring such advantages continue, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said during a roundtable discussion with reporters at the Pentagon. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Proposed Space Force…

Rafale deal Internal notes flag loss of L1status if plane was made locally

One reason for the NDA government’s June 2015 decision to scrap a request for proposal (RFP) for a 126 fighter aircraft deal arrived at under the previous administration was because Dassault Aviation, the L1or lowest bidder, would have lost that position after taking into account…

IAF 110 jet deal F/A 18E/F Super Hornet, F-16,Rafale,Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab Gripen, MiG35 in Race

Indian Air Force (IAF) is likely to issue the request for proposal for 110 fighters around mid-2019, according to a report in The Hindu. The daily claimed that a senior defence source had told the newspaper that the IAF was in the process of studying…

Govt Mulls Military Training for 10 lakh ‘force of youth’

In the name of having a “disciplined” and nationalist “force of youth,” the government has discussed a proposal to target 10 lakh young men and women every year with a military training programme, The Indian Express has learnt. Billed as the National Youth Empowerment Scheme…

Hoping for support at NSG India’s OPCW vote a message to China

India’s decision last week to vote against a UK sponsored proposal at the special meet of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that favoured Russia was a simultaneous message to both the West and China. While India’s explanation of the vote made…

Govt approves Phase II Strategic Oil Storage facility for emergency stockpile

The government on Wednesday gave in-principle approval to the proposal, announced in the 2017-18 budget, to build two more underground crude oil storages with private partnership to raise emergency stockpile cover by 12 days to 22 days. The proposal envisages building a 4-million tonne (MT)…

L&T opposes plan to give Submarine project to Mazagon Dock

With the government considering a proposal to move a Rs 60,000-crore project to build submarines to the public sector on a nomination basis, India’s top shipbuilder Larsen and Toubro has sought the Niti Aayog’s intervention, asking that it be reserved for the private industry as…