Thursday, 2 February, 2023
TopicDefence procurement

Topic: defence procurement

Eye on China threat, Army launches Project Zorawar to deploy light tanks for mountain warfare

Army wants the light tanks to be amphibious, allowing for them to be deployed across the riverine and the Pangong Tso lake in Eastern Ladakh.

Army’s quest for close-quarter battle carbines continues. Here are its options 

Army has been trying to acquire CQB carbines since 2008 to replace outdated & ageing 9mm British Sterling 1A1 submachine guns. MoD gave nod to induct new weapons this week.

Modi govt needs to learn from US, France. India’s defence industry needs a push for private

If India wants to counter China’s forays into Africa, it must harness the private sector to strike procurement deals on a tricky continent.

Defence ministry’s PMA policy is protectionism. Indian-made arms need export market

The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.

Armed forces get breather from negative list, can import items in ‘immediate’ cases

A committee chaired by Gen. Bipin Rawat will oversee indigenisation efforts, and recommend the removal of items from the negative import list if needed.

India’s defence procurement must be driven by investment in emerging tech. CDS taking lead

The review by the CDS seeks to break down the silos that the three Services work in as far as procurement is concerned.

Rafale, S-400 or C-295, all came from out-of-the-box thinking. India should do it more often

Recent defence deals have been successful only because they were made through unconventional means, circumventing the long and tedious procurement processes.

Russia a forever partner but defence ties with India seems to have run its course

Indian defence establishment has already made up its mind about what it wants from Moscow now.

Gen Naravane urged to drop L1 regime from defence procurement. That’s just one problem area

What Naravane stated publicly has been rued for years, in private, in the defence establishment.

Scrap L1 concept for procurement, need revolution in bureaucratic affairs, Army chief says

At a seminar by the United Services Institution, Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane speaks out against procedural lacunae in defence procurement, emphasises need for more agile processes.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

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The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.