Modi Govt Saddling India’s Military With More Bureaucracy

Modi Govt Saddling India’s Military With More Bureaucracy

by Prakash Katoch

Recent media reports indicate that India’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has decided to allow private companies to manage and operate all Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and station workshops in eight cities across six states. The scheme is called GOCO (Government Owned, Contractor Managed).

Ostensibly, the move is part of a major

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Bottlenecks In India’s Defence

Bottlenecks In India’s Defence

Defence Disappointingly though, the bureaucratic grip on the MoD remains strong , AFP

India must be ready to face a two-and-a-half front war, warned chief of army staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat not long ago. He meant Pakistan, China and internal insurgencies. More recently, General Rawat said India would not be deterred from “crossing the b

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‘Make-II’ Promise For Arms Firms

‘Make-II’ Promise For Arms Firms

Flying High: Industry now have more opportunities to participate in defence production. Indian industry can suggest projects related to sub-systems for innovation

Indian industry can suggest projects related to sub-systems for innovation and import substitution under the revised Make-II procedure in the Defence Procurement Procedure, the Defence

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Attack Helicopter Rudra First Time In R-Day Parade

Attack Helicopter Rudra First Time In R-Day Parade

Indigenously-developed weapon system integrated helicopter Rudra will make its maiden appearance in the Republic Day parade on Rajpath here on January 26, Indian Air Force officials said.

The flypast by the Indian Air Force on the Republic Day parade will involve 38 aircraft, including 21 fighters, 12 helicopters and five transporters, Group

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Defence Ministry Eases Procurement Regulations

Defence Ministry Eases Procurement Regulations

Under the so-called Make II category of the Defence Procurement Procedure, Indian companies, including start-ups, can now make suo motu proposals to the armed forces. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday also cleared procurement of assault rifles and carbines worth Rs 3,547 crore on ‘fast track basis’

New Delhi: The defence ministry has

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No Rat In The Rafale Deal

No Rat In The Rafale Deal

by Major General Mrinal Suman

Quite unexpectedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while on a tour of France in April 2015, announced that India had decided to negotiate the purchase of 36 “ready-to-fly” French-made Rafale fighter jets in a government-to-government contract to meet emergent requirements of the Indian Air Force (IAF). It was claimed th

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Finally, To Make A Plane And Fly It

Finally, To Make A Plane And Fly It

by Ajay Sukumaran

Back in the 1980s, the diminutive Dornier 228 (Do-228) was part of a fleet that connected some remote corners of the country. Now, three decades later—and after a couple of ambitious homegrown civilian aircraft projects—the Dornier can possibly lay claim to be the first light transport aircraft for civilian use that will be fully

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Following Mishap, Army Suspends ‘Slither Down' Operations From Dhruv

Following Mishap, Army Suspends ‘Slither Down' Operations From Dhruv

Following an accident two days ago, the Army has suspended the use of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), Dhruv, for ‘Slither Down’ operations by its troops

by Ajay Banerjee

‘Slithering Down’ is a technique by which troops are inserted into an operation and they have to ‘come down’ from the helicopter using a special rope that is attached to the body

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