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Postby Viv S » 23 Apr 2010 07:25

(Also posted on the Small Arms thread)

Oman army all set to use India’s INSAS rifles

The indigenously built rifle was sent to Muscat in March and is currently undergoing trial for the Oman army.
“Oman has informed us that the rifles have successfully passed the trial run. INSAS will, in all likelihood, be the standard assault rifle of the Royal Oman Army,” said an OFB deputy director-rank official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
The rifles were subjected to endurance tests for extreme desert temperatures and sandstorms and performed well in both conditions, sources in OFB and Ministry of Defence told Hindustan Times.


The weapon has been sent as part of the India-Oman comprehensive defence agreement of 2003.
“If a deal is struck with Oman, the quantity and size of the deal will not be made public,” said Major General V.K. Narula, additional director general (public relations) of the Indian Army.

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Postby Nikhil T » 23 Apr 2010 07:27

INSAS lands a new customer 8) ! Source and copyright: Hindustan Times.

Had to cut out the part where OFB said that it would'nt disclose the monetary size or quantity of rifles, if the deal goes through.
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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby VinodTK » 23 Feb 2011 05:58

NDF purchases first Indian helicopter
THE Namibian Defence Force (NDF) will soon see its first Indian-manufactured military helicopter, a Cheetah Utility Chopper, on local soil, after it was handed over to Defence Minister Charles Namoloh at the Aero India 2011 Air Show in Bangalore on Wednesday.

The Cheetah is the first of three helicopters included in a N$71,5 million deal signed between the NDF and the India’s aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in 2009.
The two remaining helicopters, Chetak helicopters, will be delivered to Namibia in June this year.
Namoloh told The Namibian yesterday that the Namibian Government had bought the helicopters to replace the NDF helicopters that had crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the peacekeeping mission in that country.
“Namibia is buying these helicopters because it is satisfied with their quality based on previous experience it has using them since 1994,” Namoloh said.
Indian news sources stated that ground support and ground handling equipment, plus an initial set of spares, will accompany the delivery. The Indian company will also assist in the training of Namibian pilots and ground crew, HAL managing director Soundara Rajan was reported as saying at the handover ceremony.
“Helicopters are in high demand in Namibia. Apart from catering for security needs of the country, they will be used as usual to assist civil authorities in peacetime, in operations for emergencies such as flood and drought relief, and transportation for both military and civil purposes,” the minister said.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Kakarat » 17 May 2011 05:30

X-post from Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

VinodTK wrote:India HAL to Promote ALH to Brazil, Chile and Colombia
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I do not know as to how long the article will be available; that is why I posted an image of the article.

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Postby Nikhil T » 13 Aug 2011 20:52

India gifts 109 vehicles to Nepal Army

KATHMANDU: India has gifted 109 vehicles to Nepal Army under a defence pact as a high level Indian army delegation visited the country to hold discussions with top Nepalese brass.

The vehicles were brought to Kathmandu via Sunauli entry point on Friday, according to the Nepal Army sources.

These vehicles include 30 trucks of 7 tonne capacity, 20 trucks of 2.5 tonne capacity, 24 mine protected vehicles and 35 military jeeps. The vehicles were handed over to the Butawal-based Brigad No 22 of the Nepal Army, according to the Army headquarters sources.

The vehicles were handed over as part of the continued assistance being provided by government of India for the last five years and the assistance was provided in line with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Meanwhile, Indian Army's Lt General DS Thakur, AVSM, who was leading Indian Army's delegation today concluded a five-day goodwill visit to Nepal.

During the visit, the Indian Army delegation paid a courtesy call at Defence Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudyal, met with Defence Secretary Navin Kumar Ghimire and Chief of Army Staff of Nepal Army Chhatraman Singh Guring in Kathmandu.

The Indian Army team also inspected Army Staff College at Tokha, anti-insurgency training centre and forest warfare institute.

They also attended various programmes organised by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu before leaving Kathmandu today, according to a press release issued by the Nepal Army.


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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Hiten » 02 May 2012 15:41

GRSE has bagged an order to build a patrol vessel for the Mauritians

http://t.co/fjmXXWtx

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Postby Hiten » 10 Jul 2012 14:20

HAL has completed it export order commitment of building 3 Dhruvs for the Suriname Army

http://t.co/yrideLq4

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Postby AbhiJ » 07 Aug 2012 01:56

Pipavav Wins Order for 2 OPVs from a West African Nation for $215 Million

Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd said on Monday that it received an order from a West African client to build two offshore patrol vessels worth a combined Rs. 1,192 crore, marking its first international naval contract.

The contract value would go up to Rs. 2,504 crore if the client exercises an option for two more similar ships, Pipavav Defence said in a filing to the Mumbai Stock Exchange.

In 2011, India’s defence ministry had placed orders with Pipavav for five similar offshore patrol vessels.

“One of the thrust areas of the company is to focus on foreign military sales to friendly countries,” a company spokesman said, adding that it was negotiating an order for four so-called corvette type warships with a global company.

In July, Pipavav Defence signed a shareholders agreement with state-run shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Ltd for jointly constructing surface warships for the Indian Navy.


Looks like Angola with Budget $3.75 Billion or Maybe Nigeria Budget $1.75 Billion.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Kakarat » 28 Jul 2013 13:54

India offers Vietnam credit for military ware

In a first, India has offered a $ 100-million credit line to Vietnam to purchase military equipment. It will be used for purchasing four patrol boats.

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Postby Kakarat » 03 Aug 2013 10:47

GRSE launches Mauritius offshore patrol vessel

An Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Mauritius Coast Guard was today launched from the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd here, the first defence export order for a warship being built in India.

The 74.10 mtr long and 1.40 mtr wide OPV will be capable of a maximum speed of 20 knots and have an approximate displacement of 1,300 tonnes.

Christened CGS Barracuda, the vessel was launched by Senior Chief Executive, PMO, Government of Mauritius, K O Fong Weng-Pooran, in the presence of Mauritian High Commissioner Arye Kumar Juggessar.

This fuel-efficient and cost-effective ship has been fitted with state-of-the-art main engines, controls and integrated bridge system catering to all needs of communication and navigation.

Contracted to be delivered within 42 months, GRSE expected to deliver the ship by September 2014, Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, Rear Admiral (Retd) A K Verma said.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby VinodTK » 06 Sep 2013 04:00

Global Insider: Indian Defense Exports Constrained by Lack of Clear Policy
Last month, Tanzania imported 591 military transport vehicles from India in an effort to improve the transport capabilities of the Tanzania People’s Defense Force. In an email interview, Laxman Kumar Behera, a research fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses in New Delhi specializing in the Indian defense industry, explained the dynamics of India’s defense exports. The views expressed are the author’s own.
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Postby chackojoseph » 26 Oct 2013 11:04

Hope this thread always be found on front page :mrgreen:

Philippines may buy naval frigates from India

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Pratyush » 26 Oct 2013 11:26

They have the money to buy new build ships?

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Postby chackojoseph » 26 Oct 2013 11:47

They are already bidding for 2 new frigates. The tender is open. They figured out that second hand ship maintenance is more costly than new builds.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby member_23455 » 26 Oct 2013 16:35

I think the question is not so much if Philippines has the money


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1 ... 0687305548

but whether we will meet the technical bid, delivery timelines, and if it is a "true" tender, be L1. Shipyards all over the world are running at idle, and ours seem to have capacity bottlenecks.

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Postby kit » 14 Dec 2013 19:30

why not let L&T or pipav bid for foreign tenders ? assuming they have spare capacity

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Postby Katare » 17 Dec 2013 13:37

ChAko, is it the second dhruv we are gifting or u have reposted the 2010 news and picture again?

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Postby chackojoseph » 17 Dec 2013 13:41

This is the latest pic from a hanger in Kochi.

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Postby Thakur_B » 27 Nov 2014 05:29

Having established a coastal surveillance radar system for two countries, BEL is interacting with Ministry of External Affairs on a regular basis for supply of similar systems to other friendly nations. On the frontline of high-technology manufacture for defence applications, BEL has woken up to stiff competition from highly capable private sector firms that stand to gain similarly from the windfall of inbound orders and technology on the offsets wave. BEL is also working to expand its export catalogue. Under the new 'Make In India' philosophy rolled out by the government, the DPSU has decided to ramp up internal R&D efforts and fund advanced systems internally in a bigger way than ever before, instead of depending solely on the DRDO and allied agencies. The resulting systems could include radars and sensors, man portable sensors and communications devices, encrypted communications equipment for indigenous and foreign aircraft and new generation warning systems.


http://www.spsmai.com/exclusive/?id=443&q=BEL-Awaits-Offsets-Windfall

Which two countries did we export coastal radars to ?

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby JE Menon » 27 Nov 2014 08:04

Probably East African seaboard states

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Postby member_28840 » 27 Nov 2014 08:59

maybe sri lanka? we already supply them with air search radars and opv's amongst other things.
personally though i am hoping one of the two is Vietnam, we really need to take things forward with them.

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Postby Rahul M » 27 Nov 2014 09:02

burma I guess.

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Postby Thakur_B » 27 Nov 2014 19:12

Saurav Jha says Mauritius and Seychelles.

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Postby pankajs » 20 Dec 2014 19:59

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 585454.cms
After Mauritius, India to export warships to Sri Lanka
KOLKATA: India will now export two warships to Sri Lanka after delivering a warship to Mauritius for the first time, minister of state for defence production Rao Inderjit Singh said here on Saturday.

"From Sri Lanka, we have received an order to build two off-shore patrol vehicles (OPV) and they are under construction in Goa Shipyard," the minister said on the sidelines of the ceremonial delivery of warship CGS Barracuda to the Mauritian Coast Guard.

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Postby ajay_hk » 21 Dec 2014 03:00

Indian firm bids for building frigate in Philippines
Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers joined the bidding process to make two frigates for the navy along with shipyards from Spain and France and three Korean yards. The bid is currently going through the technical evaluation and the final round for the clarification is scheduled in January 2015.

Its a 2,000 crore contract for 2 Frigates.

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Moreover, GRSE will make 10-12 fast patrol boats for Vietnam for which India has extended a $100 million line of credit to the friendly neighbour nation when President Pranab Mukherjee visited Vietnam in September 2014.

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Postby shaun » 21 Dec 2014 10:44

Another pic of Barracuda
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Postby Sanjay » 21 Dec 2014 23:57

I like this ship. One day, I might be able to tell how it might have been exported to us Trinidad but fell through because of our failure to grab an opportunity. Am livid that only 2 photos ! Any others around ?

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Postby arshyam » 22 Dec 2014 00:22

^^ I came across few more, but the one posted above seems to be the best pic. Too bad there is not an online version of the same.

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Postby Sanjay » 22 Dec 2014 02:22

Thanks. The finished vessel needs to be shown off more.

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Postby Sagar G » 13 Jul 2015 20:55

India eyes defence export market with radars

India, the largest importer of weapons and military equipment in the world, is on the verge of increasing its exports and looking at indigenously produced electronic surveillance systems and airborne radars as a lead option.

Several countries have shown interest and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is ready to work at the systems and radars. It will try to match China, which figures among the top five exporters of weapons and military equipment.

DRDO’s Director General and Secretary (Defence Research) Dr S Christopher said: “We have the potential to export. There is scope for surveillance systems. It is very much within our limits to export the equipment”. He was appointed to head the DRDO on May 28 this year.

Dr Christopher, who has been associated with indigenously developed airborne early warning systems (AEWS), said South American countries and even a country in south-east Asia were interested in radars mounted on planes to capture images from deep inside enemy territory.

“We must change the notion that we do not have a potential to export. The present government is very positive and supporting us”, he said. “We have to now see which countries we could sell the equipment. The export versions have to be of ultimate quality with some sensitive elements,” Dr Christopher said.

In March this year, the Sweden-based think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in its assessment for 2010-2014 titled ‘Trends in international arms transfers’, said India had emerged as the world’s largest buyer of weapons and military equipment, accounting for some 15% of all such international imports.

According to the SIPRI report, China is the third largest importer and also the exporter of weapons ahead of traditional manufacturers Germany, France and UK. Its biggest benefactors are Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma — all having a shared boundary with India — accounted for 68% of Beijing’s exports.

Since 2011, India has exported defence equipment to the tune of Rs 1,812 crore. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had informed Parliament in November 2014.


About time !!! We have been capable for quite some years now in terms of exporting defence equipments but that will mean hurting gora interests which the italian mafia wouldn't have let happen.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby VinodTK » 06 Aug 2015 06:27

Import-dependent India exported defence equipment to 22 countries in one year
At a time when close to 70 per cent of India’s military hardware requirement is import-dependent and Make in India is being pushed for balancing out this huge gap in import-export ratio, notably, in the last one year, India exported defence equipment to 22 countries, including to the US, the UK, Israel and Russia.

At a time when close to 70 per cent of India’s military hardware requirement is import-dependent and Make in India is being pushed for balancing out this huge gap in import-export ratio, notably, in the last one year, India exported defence equipment to 22 countries, including to the US, the UK, Israel and Russia.

While India exported forging equipment, electronic assemblies, flight control panels to the US, it sold transmitting tubes to the UK and MIG and Sukhoi 30 aircraft spares and services to Russia.

Major exports from India included Cheetal helicopters to Afghanistan, Dhruv helicopters and bulletproof jackets to Nepal, Sukhoi 30 avionics and MIG spares to Malaysia, offshore petrol vessels and ammunition to Mauritius and Jaguar aircraft spares and services to Oman.

Officials at the MoD said that even though the export from India was only to the tune of Rs 669.88 crore in 2014-15, the government has simplified and streamlined the no objection certificate (NoC) processes to encourage Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and private sector companies to apply for export orders.

The Indian domestic defence industry has been lobbying with the MoD to help them explore international markets and also wants to avail the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) labs and other state-run facilities for R&D, testing and making prototypes. Some of the products that Indian firms are eyeing to have a long term international markets for are Airborne Radar systems, missile systems, naval systems, naval ships, armoured protected vehicles and others.

A Defence Export Steering Committee at MoD frames policy and procedural issues related to defence exports, An official said that MoD is constantly working with the ministry of external affairs (MEA) to explore new avenues for export. It is the MEA that maintains a negative list of countries (like Pakistan) for defence exports and its views are factored mandatorily before any export contract is given approval.

Meanwhile, defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday told parliament that India's defence exports since 2010 stood at Rs 2,600 crore.

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Postby Philip » 06 Aug 2015 13:36

That's around $380M only! Take a dekko at how much we otherwise import. "40 times our export basket"!

India’s defence imports 40 times its export basket
Rajat Pandit, TNN | Nov 29, 2014,
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Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has told Parliament that the total expenditure on “direct payments to foreign vendors for capital acquisitions” for the Army, Navy and IAF during the last five years stood at Rs 1,03,535 crore.
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may want India to start exporting weapons in a major way, instead of importing them in large numbers, but it will take a lot of doing. Latest figures show India's arms imports are a staggering 40 times the size of its exports, and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has told Parliament that the total expenditure on "direct payments to foreign vendors for capital acquisitions" for the Army, Navy and IAF during the last five years stood at Rs 1,03,535 crore ($16.72 billion).

In sharp contrast, as per a written reply in Lok Sabha on Friday, the five defence PSUs, four shipyards and 39 ordnance factories as well as the private sector, all put together managed to export defence equipment worth just a paltry Rs 1,644 crore in the last three years. The figure in the first six months of the ongoing fiscal stands at just Rs 167 crore.

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Postby VinodTK » 07 Sep 2015 06:04

Indian Companies Stake Claim to African Vehicle Market
GABORONE, Botswana — Indian military vehicle manufacturers have joined the scramble for the African defense market with Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland delivering nearly 1,200 vehicles to at least six African armies between February and July.

In July, Ashok Leyland delivered 633 out of an order of 670 troop carriers, buses, transport trucks, water tankers, fuel tankers, fire-tenders, ambulances and light commercial vehicles ordered by the Zimbabwe Defense Forces late last year. The equipment was acquired at a cost of US $50 million secured from India's Exim Bank.

A Zimbabwean government official who declined to be identified told the privately owned Zimbabwe Independent business weekly that Ashok Leyland will also provide training for Zimbabwean technical staff in vehicle operation and maintenance.

“The vehicles, which include military tankers, trucks and buses, have been delivered and are being kept at the Zimbabwe National Army Ordnance Supply Depot in Harare pending distribution to various Army bases around the country," said the official.

He said the vehicles were ordered under cover of the Ministry of Hospitality and Tourism to avoid a political backlash from opposition and civil rights groups who have protested against the prioritization of military acquisitions in a country with pressing social and economic problems.

The Army declined to comment on the delivery, but Hospitality and Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi confirmed it, saying some of the vehicles will be used to promote GABORONE, Botswana — Indian military vehicle manufacturers have joined the scramble for the African defense market with Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland delivering nearly 1,200 vehicles to at least six African armies between February and July.

In July, Ashok Leyland delivered 633 out of an order of 670 troop carriers, buses, transport trucks, water tankers, fuel tankers, fire-tenders, ambulances and light commercial vehicles ordered by the Zimbabwe Defense Forces late last year. The equipment was acquired at a cost of US $50 million secured from India's Exim Bank.

A Zimbabwean government official who declined to be identified told the privately owned Zimbabwe Independent business weekly that Ashok Leyland will also provide training for Zimbabwean technical staff in vehicle operation and maintenance.

“The vehicles, which include military tankers, trucks and buses, have been delivered and are being kept at the Zimbabwe National Army Ordnance Supply Depot in Harare pending distribution to various Army bases around the country," said the official.

He said the vehicles were ordered under cover of the Ministry of Hospitality and Tourism to avoid a political backlash from opposition and civil rights groups who have protested against the prioritization of military acquisitions in a country with pressing social and economic problems.

The Army declined to comment on the delivery, but Hospitality and Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi confirmed it, saying some of the vehicles will be used to promote
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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby VinodTK » 07 Sep 2015 21:58

Reliance Defence to build warships with Abu Dhabi major

This Anil Ambani venture likely to open up opportunities worth 10,000 crore


Anil Ambani-backed Reliance Defence Ltd has entered into a pact with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) to construct warships such as frigates and destroyers for the Persian Gulf nations.

The two companies are in the process of incorporating a joint venture, which will encompass both construction of new naval vessels as well as maintenance and refit opportunities of existing commercial and naval vessels in the region over the next ten years. This venture is expected to open up opportunities worth ₹10,000 crore, according to one industry estimate.

ADSB is recognised as the only shipyard with considerable naval and military shipbuilding experience in the region. It is 40 per cent owned by Mubadala, 10 per cent by Abu Dhabi’s government and 50 per cent publicly traded on the UAE’s stock exchange.

Reliance Defence has been making aggressive moves in this segment over the last six months. In March, Reliance acquired a controlling stake in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company for ₹819 crore. The Reliance-Pipavav combine has bagged three defence-related contracts from Russian companies, including a deal to manufacture 200 Kamov 226T helicopters in India and a contract to build Grigorivich frigates for the Russian navy.

Reliance Group recently said it will invest ₹6,500 crore in building an aerospace equipment manufacturing centre in Nagpur.

Reliance Group is likely to use the shipbuilding facilities at Pipavav for the collaboration with Abu Dhabi Ship Building.

“Skills developed and the experience gained through this collaboration will further add to Reliance Group's capabilities and position it favourably as a strategic partner for Indian Navy's future programmes,” the company said in a statement.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Nick_S » 21 Sep 2015 18:40

There are video reports in following links. Vids include footage of Akash & RBU-6000 production in L&T factory.

India aims to build up its domestic defence sector
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30850595

India tries to woo arms buyers
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34287297

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby K Mehta » 25 Nov 2015 16:01

Old news but not posted previously

Tata delivers nearly 600 military vehicles for Minusma
Indian vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors has supplied 585 military vehicles to African countries for use in the United Nation's Minusma mission in Mali.


Tata began delivering the vehicles last year - a process which took about five months. The vehicles sold to Minusma are all-wheel-drive vehicles and were delivered to Mali's neighbours for use in the Minisma mission.

Some of the vehicles sold to Minusma are believed to include fuel tankers, ambulances, refrigerator trucks, water tankers, 4x4 busses, 4x4 logistics trucks and light recovery vehicles.

Tata has for years been selling vehicles to African militaries, such as the Uganda People's Defence Force, Djibouti, Tanzania and Mozambican military.

A representative from Tata said that the company has a whole range of vehicles available to meet requirements, from busses to armoured personnel carriers, and that the company has a good presence in all of Africa, with agents/dealers in countries like Mozambique, Angola, Malawi, Kenya, DRC, Sudan, Djibouti, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast etc.

The Indian armed forces is Tata's largest military customer and recently awarded the company a contract to supply 1 200 high mobility 6x6 trucks for the Indian Army - the largest single order awarded to a private Indian land systems supplier by the Indian Army. The contract is worth around $150 million.

Tata Motors on 10 July said it planned to double its revenue from its defence business over the next three years to $600 million. It generated some $316 million in revenue from defence contracts over the last three years, representing 3% of total revenue. Future contracts it is bidding for include 700 light armoured vehicles and 100 wheeled armoured personnel carriers for the Indian military.

Tata recently unveiled its new Kestrel 8x8 Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle., featuring a detachable crew pod and V-shaped hull.

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Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

Postby Paul » 29 Nov 2015 08:29

Please stop using words like "Donated" for equipment transferred to neighbouring and allied nations. It is a demeaning connotation and will aggravate resentment against India


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