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Helming the MoD

Helming the MoD

Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, has been sent back to Goa in the party’s interest to take over as ….. Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, has been sent back to Goa in the party’s interest to take over as the chief Minister once again. His departure has created a void at a critical time when the state […]

Boeing 777-300ER: The next Air India One aircraft

Boeing 777-300ER: The next Air India One aircraft

Prime Minister of India, a jet setter Narendra Modi will soon get his very own, state-of-the-art Air Force One aircraft, the Air India One.

DAC gives go ahead to IAF to purchase C17 transport aircraft

DAC gives go ahead to IAF to purchase C17 transport aircraft

The government today gave the go ahead to the IAF to purchase one more C17 heavy transport aircraft and also gave the nod to the Coast Guard’s proposal to acquire six multi-mission maritime aircraft for Rs 5,500 crore.

Parrikar Headed DAC Clears Defence Proposals for Rs. 1900 crore

Parrikar Headed DAC Clears Defence Proposals for Rs. 1900 crore

In an important decision that comes within 10 days of the tragic terror attack on the army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday gave its approval to defence proposals worth Rs 1900 crore. This includes a go ahead on the procurement of Rs 330 crore worth of electronic warfare systems for Jammu and Kashmir. Equipment like jammers and other security systems are being procured for army to deal with low intensity conflict in the J&K region.

DAC Finds Reliance Defence Financially and Technically Fit for Defence Projects : Sources

DAC Finds Reliance Defence Financially and Technically Fit for Defence Projects : Sources

Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd (RDEL) – formerly known as Pipavav has got clearance from the Defence Ministry to participate for defence projects following a detailed financial and technical capability check of the company’s shipyard

At DAC Meet: MoD’s Nod To Defence Acquisition Proposals For Over Rs 31,000 crore

At DAC Meet: MoD’s Nod To Defence Acquisition Proposals For Over Rs 31,000 crore

The DAC headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar reviewed a host of major capital acquisition proposals for the current financial year (2016-17) at its August 18 meeting and was informed that since May 2016, as many as 10 acquisition schemes worth about Rs 16,000 crore have been approved by the government including six at the level of the Cabinet Committee on Securities (CCS). Another, four major acquisitions worth Rs 15,000 crore have been cleared by the ministry and forwarded for the consideration of the CCS.

Def Ministry’s Top Acquisition Council to take up final report on Rafale deal next week

Def Ministry’s Top Acquisition Council to take up final report on Rafale deal next week

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.

C295W completes Indian flight trials programme

C295W completes Indian flight trials programme

Airbus Defence & Space has moved a step closer to securing an Indian contract for 56 C295W medium transports, with in-country flight trials of the type having been completed.

Defence Ministry nod to buy 145 ultra light howitzers worth Rs 5,000 crore from US

Defence Ministry nod to buy 145 ultra light howitzers worth Rs 5,000 crore from US

Defence Ministry today approved the much delayed purchase of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers, worth about Rs 5,000 crore

Purchase of M777 ULHs and Naval Vessels To Be Discussed in the DAC Meeting on June 25

Purchase of M777 ULHs and Naval Vessels To Be Discussed in the DAC Meeting on June 25

The Forthcoming meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), if sources are to be believed, on Saturday will be a mark different from those so far.

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