Another big defence corruption probe is set to hit India. This time it’s a joint US Brazil investigation into bribery charges against Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer that has now been expanded to include the sales made to India. While Embraer has also sold VVIP executive jets to the Indian Air Force, the deal likely to come under probe is a $210-million contract inked in 2008 with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a project to develop a new range of early warning and control aircraft
A series of donations worth Rs 21 crore by a French arms company — the key weapons provider to Scorpene submarine and Rafale jets — to an Indian NGO have come under the scanner after income-tax raids on a New Delhi-based consultant in June. The donations, earmarked for mobile medical units in Punjab and Rajasthan, were apparently
India’s chief of Army Staff, Gen Dalbir Singh on Wednesday launched the Army Design Bureau (ADB), the interface of the Indian Army that will provide a better understanding of the Army’s requirements to the academia, research organisations and the industry for developing high tech defence products. Gen Singh said the setting up of ADB comes in the wake of rapid changes in technology and consequent changes in war fighting techniques that requires the ultimate user—the Indian Army to be constantly involved at every stage from conceptualisation to design to development trails and production to sustenance.
The air assets demonstration included AN-32 aircraft involved in airlifting relief material and as Air Ambulance and 2 Mi17 heavy lift helicopters of the Indian Air Force, in addition to Dornier, Seaking, UH3H and Chetak helicopters of the Indian Navy.
Demonstration inside Naval Dockyard included IN Ships Jalashwa and Gharial loading/unloading of HADR relief material while INS Nirupak demonstrated the role of an Hospital Ship.
In what is seen as the first of its kind set up between leading private firms in India’s defence sector, a weapons integration facility to manufacture Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is all set to come up in Andhra Pradesh.
In honor of Russian Aerospace Force Day, the Russian Ministry of Defense has released its first official footage of the fifth-generation stealth aircraft
Applauding the efforts of the Indian armed forces in tackling terrorism and remaining in the forefront of relief and rescue operations both in India and abroad, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the eve of India’s 70th Independence Day assured the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Coast Guard of being provided the best weapons and defence platforms in the shortest time.
The government procured defence equipment in excess of Rs 76,000 crore for the Indian Armed Forces during 2015-16, which was around Rs 2,000 cr less than the previous year. This procurement of equipment was from both foreign and Indian vendors.This information was recently shared by defence minister Manohar Parrikar in the Parliament.Individual details of the total procurements of defence equipment from Indian Vendors and Foreign Vendors for the Armed Forces in the last two
Top small arms manufacturers from across the globe are looking to set up shop in India with a critical tweak in rules by the government that has enabled the private sector to set up manufacturing units and even cater to export orders after due permissions
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, is likely to meet on August 18 to take up the final report submitted by the team negotiating the Rafale fighter jet deal with France. “The negotiating team has submitted its report which is under examination,” the Minister said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.The Parrikar-headed council had met last month to review the multi-billion Euro Rafale deal and had directed the negotiating team to submit its report expeditiously.