The meeting marks a continuation of their regular dialogue having interacted most recently in virtual mode on April 11.
He also noted that the process of importing defence items is so long that by the time they reach our security forces, many of them have become outdated and therefore, the solution is to go for indigenous manufacturing.
”Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has received a prestigious order for the supply of compact heat exchanger sets for 83 LCA Tejas MK1A aircrafts, from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL),” the company said in a statement.
While 16 aircraft will be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain within 48 months of the signing of the contract, 40 aircraft will be manufactured in India by TATA Consortium within ten years of the signing of the contract.
Lockheed Martin is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of these planes. Through this Follow On Support II (FOS) contract, Lockheed Martin teams manage the programme, logistics and engineering support elements necessary to sustain the IAF’s C-130J fleet, informed an official release.
The Hong Kong based South China Morning Post (SCMP) is reporting that India will be keen to purchase Russian plane, whose prototype was unveiled at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, outside Moscow.
Sources said the Prime Minister also held discussions on the “futuristic challenges in the defence sector and equipping the armed forces with modern equipment”.
The HAL has already set up second line manufacturing facilities at its Nasik and Bengaluru Divisions. Equipped with the augmented infrastructure the HAL will steer LCA-Mk1A production for timely deliveries to the IAF.
The test was carried out at 6.45 a.m. at the Pokhran field firing ranges in Rajasthan, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said.
Air Force Day is observed to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932.
China had made provocative military movements to change the status quo at Pangong Tso lake after Indian soldiers had earlier occupied the heights there to thwart the PLA’s land-grabbing bid.
Singh said that the government will take more steps towards indigenisation and investment in defence infrastructure and expansion in defence manufacturing capability.
With self- reliance as the motto, aim is to move away from licensed production to Design, Develop and produce wherein the Nation owns the Design Rights and IP of the systems.
It was found that the soldier’s father had a travel history to Iran
The Ouryu is the sixth Soryu-class boat to be built by MHI and is 276 feet long, a 2,950-pound submarine that supports a crew of 65 people and carries up to 30 21-inch heavyweight torpedoes
The New Delhi-Washington ties also weathered Trump’s quirky attempts at becoming an interlocutor between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, even claiming that Modi had asked him to be an arbitrator — an assertion dismissed by India — and his barbs on trade policies and climate change.
General Rawat was named the Chief of Defence Staff just a day before he was to retire from service after completing a full three-year term as the Chief of Army Staff.
Responding to a query by IANS, Bhadauria said that India will receive the first four of the 36 Rafale fighter jets by May 2020.
Hyderabad: Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a defence public sector undertaking, will have an order book of Rs 25,000 crore for the next five years, including Rs 8,084 crore orders currently on hand. BDL Chairman and Managing Director Siddharth Mishra told reporters on Tuesday that except one export order, all others[Read More…]