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Postby Katare » 03 Aug 2018 10:22



I just checked the official budget numbers.

Defense expenditure is 9% of the total budget.

Total capital expenditure is over 7+ lakh corer so capital expenditure in defense is more like a fifth ofcthe total.

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Postby Aditya_V » 03 Aug 2018 12:42

I checked the Budget Numbers, from 2009-10 to 2014-15, defense capital Expenditure based actuals varied from 50.8% to 47%. In 2015-16 actuals, it was 28.7%, in 2016-17 actuals it was 34.6%, in 2017-18 Revised Estimate it has come down to 26.2% and 2018-19 Budget to 27.4%.

Part of this has been the dramatic increase in Capital Expenditure spending of the Indian Railways and on Roads and Bridges.

I feel this is a more sustainable model rather than high value Capital import of Equipment in earlier years like C-17, C-130 etc. which brought in good capability but pretty costly for us.

Total Capital Expenditure Budgeted in 2018-19 was Rs.343692 Crore, Defense Capital Expenditure was Rs. 94,011 crore. In 2013-14 Total Capital Expenditure was 168845 crore and Defense capital Expenditure was Rs. 79,125 Crore. In 2018-19 Budget Roads and Bridges Capital Expenditure is Rs. 55722 Crore (in 2013-14 Actual Rs. 14,891 Crore), in 2018-19 Ralway Capital Budget Rs. 52,727 crore ( 2013-14 Rs. 26,125 crore).

I feel the earlier model was not sustainable especially for example in 2012-13 we spent only Rs. 5471 crore on capital expenditure on Roads and Bridges. We need to have the necessary infrastructure and planned Domestic production for Defense rather than the past knee Jerk High value Defense import model.

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Postby Aditya_V » 03 Aug 2018 12:55

in 2018-19 Budget Defense expenditure is 10.5% of Overall Budget and Interest Cost is 21.5% of Overall budget, in 2013-14 Defense Expenditure 11.9% of overall Budget and Interest 22.8% of Overall Budget. I feel for longer term growth, India will need to Bring Interest within 15% of Capital and Revenue expenditure and Defense to 15% of the Overall Budget, but that needs the economy to grow and for us to domestic Industries to support defense.

However, https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/, https://www.indiabudget.gov.in/ub2018-19/afs/allafs.pdf the numbers presented by Broadsword are wrong has an agenda to ride. Unless he is including Defense pensions and some other expenses no way Indian Defense comes to 16.6% of total Government Spending. Total Goverment Spending should Revenue -Disbursements Rs. 2409895.12 crore plus Disbursements Capital Account - Rs. 343691.86. Total Pensions for all Govt employees are Rs. 169,446 crores.

Anyone have any idea how the blog is pulling numbers, not able to understand it all, it is different from Budget numbers presented in Parliament? If he is wrong in this basic maths then can he trusted ever?

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Postby siddhu » 03 Aug 2018 15:42

whats happening with medium Transport Aircraft? Any info?

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Postby Rakesh » 23 Aug 2018 22:47

Lots of important info on Indo-Russian joint military programs...from the dead-in-the-water FGFA program to S-400 (and need for NASAMSs) to a whole bunch more. Read it ALL, in this twitter thread below...

https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/statu ... 3494022144 -----> Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Ooperation (FS-MTC) (D Shugaev, Left) and Director General of Rosoboronexport (A Mikheev, Right) talking shop on India this morning in Moscow.

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Postby Vips » 25 Aug 2018 16:57

Defence Ministry clears proposals worth Rs 46000 crore.

The Defence Acquisition Council, in a major decision, cleared long pending proposals worth Rs 46,000 crore today. It approved procurement of 111 Utility Helicopters for the Indian Navy at a cost of over Rs 21,000 crore which is the first project under the MoD’s Strategic Partnership (SP) Model that aims at providing significant fillip to the Government’s ‘Make in India’ programme.

The DAC also granted approval to a few other proposals amounting to approximately Rs 24,879 crore, which included approval for procurement of 150 numbers of Indigenously Designed and Developed 155 mm Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems for the Indian Army at an approximate cost of Rs 3,364 crore. These guns have been indigenously designed & developed by DRDO and will be manufactured by production agencies, as nominated by DRDO.

Io enhance the capability of Indian Navy, approval has also been granted for procurement of 24 Anti-Submarine capable, Multi Role Helicopters, which are an integral part of the frontline warships like the Aircraft Carriers, destroyers, frigates and corvettes. Availability of MRH with the Indian Navy would plug the existing capability gap.

In addition, procurement of 14 Vertically Launched Short Range Missile Systems was also cleared by the DAC. Of these, 10 systems will be indigenously developed. These systems will boost the self-defence capability of ships against anti-ship missiles.

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Postby Philip » 26 Aug 2018 11:06

Better late than never.These reqs. date from UPA-2 time.
good news about ATAG.Arty reqs. in the future will be entirely desi in origin.The 48km range is the best in the world.

Let's hope the 100+ NLUHs will be evaluated swiftly and a quick decision taken.

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Postby pankajs » 12 Sep 2018 16:55

https://www.timesnownews.com/india/arti ... rmy/283422
Defence Acquisition Council likely to clear Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile deal for the Indian Army
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is set to clear the much-awaited Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile deal for the Indian Army. The deal consists of 4,500 missiles, 172 launchers at about Rs 3,742 cr.

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Postby Kashi » 05 Oct 2018 15:58

India signs $5.4-billion deal to buy 5 S-400 missile systems from Russia

India signed the much-anticipated deal worth $5.43-billion to buy five Russian S-400 Triumf missile shield systems at the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit at the Hyderabad House ahere on Friday.

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Postby Vips » 05 Oct 2018 18:22

No news on the Krivak, Kamov and AK103 deals? Seems the negotiations would take longer to finalize the payment in rupees/rouble.

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Postby arun » 05 Oct 2018 19:12

X Posted from the India-Russia thread.

Russian media outfit Sputnik on the deal for 5 squadrons of S400 Triumf quoting Kremlin Spokesman Dmitriy Peskov and Rosoboronexport Director-General Alexander Mikheev. Deliveries to begin in October 2020:

India, Russia Formally Ink $5.4 billion S-400 Air Defense System Deal – Kremlin

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Postby dkhare » 17 Oct 2018 21:50

Elta to supply Radars for an Asian Fighter

Have we acquired all the ELM/2032 radar sets for LCA Tejas Mk1 yet? This $55M contract for an undisclosed number of sets may be for us or the Koreans T-50 variants. The article states a contract in 2012 for $155M for another Asian fighter as well.

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Postby jaysimha » 07 Dec 2018 16:55

bit old news. think not posted here.
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July 5, 2017
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering WIN and IAI today announced a strategic alliance for manufacturing composite aerostructure parts and assemblies.
https://www.indiatoday.in/pti-feed/stor ... 2017-07-05

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Postby ks_sachin » 07 Dec 2018 17:02

Vips wrote:No news on the Krivak, Kamov and AK103 deals? Seems the negotiations would take longer to finalize the payment in rupees/rouble.

The blasted ak103 should be buried.
The latest versions of the insas are getting there.

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Postby rkhanna » 04 Jan 2019 15:33

Hmmm. Anti Air System procurement to be held up?

He said - she said

SOKO Side

"The Russian government is attempting to slam the brakes on Korea’s sale of 3 trillion won (around $2.66 billion) in anti-aircraft arms to India, according to official sources in Seoul.
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"Moscow, however, a traditional supplier of arms to India, apparently ordered its Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu to publicly express dissatisfaction with the decision on the sidelines of a military conference between the two countries Dec. 18.

Shoygu told the Indians that the Indian military had not properly tested the weapon in a deliberate attempt to not buy arms from Russia, according to a source in the Korean government.

The Russians followed this up by sending an official request to the Indian Defense Ministry asking it to re-evaluate the bidding process. "

http://mengnews.joins.com/view.aspx?aid=3057687


Russian Side:

"Russia has lodged a protest over India’s decision to disquality its two munitions systems from the $1.6 billion Army program, spurring newfound tensions between the two allies.

During a meeting of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation in New Delhi Thursday, visiting Russia Defence Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu made clear his displeasure about the upgraded Tunguska system and a system from Pantsir being kicked out of the pending program, a source from the India Ministry of Defence confirmed."

"During the IRIGC-MTC, Gen. Shoigu accused the Indian Army trial teams of purposely not completing the full trials last year. A Russian diplomat said on condition of anonymity that the two defense companies and the Russian defense ministry issued separate letters to MoD last month to reevaluate the entire selection process before making a final call."

https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia ... mpetition/

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Postby dinesh_kimar » 04 Jan 2019 16:07

^ IA considering Ki-30 Biho SPAAG system?

Maybe not too happy with Tunguska, it's a maintenance hog.

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Postby John » 04 Jan 2019 18:29

dinesh_kimar wrote:^ IA considering Ki-30 Biho SPAAG system?

Maybe not too happy with Tunguska, it's a maintenance hog.

Multiple issues iirc Russians shipped rusted Tunguska systems, system failed to live up to marketing brochure and as you mentioned it was maintenance nightmare. With China money train drying up ( more or less China has stopped all the under table deals for Russian tech) Russians are desperate for more $$.

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Postby rkhanna » 04 Jan 2019 18:51

dinesh_kimar wrote:^ IA considering Ki-30 Biho SPAAG system?

Maybe not too happy with Tunguska, it's a maintenance hog.



More than considering. Looks like the SoKos won the tender

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Postby dinesh_kimar » 04 Jan 2019 19:23

^ I like the bleddy gall of the Russians who threaten us with Indian Judicial Court cases for not choosing their supposedly shitty system.

We never indegenised Tungaska or ZPU-23 SPAAG, and are now playing the field, like a girl with rich dowry.

I wish our people show some spine, tell Russia to fix existing problems, and obtain performance targets promised to us at time of sale.

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Postby John » 04 Jan 2019 19:38

I would not waste my time trying to reengineer Tunguska the system is just a mess. The plan was to build a suite of systems around Skyshield (fixed, tracked, naval etc) but bribery scandal conveniently killed that venture..

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Postby kit » 06 Jan 2019 04:21

dinesh_kimar wrote:^ I like the bleddy gall of the Russians who threaten us with Indian Judicial Court cases for not choosing their supposedly shitty system.

We never indegenised Tungaska or ZPU-23 SPAAG, and are now playing the field, like a girl with rich dowry.

I wish our people show some spine, tell Russia to fix existing problems, and obtain performance targets promised to us at time of sale.


its not just the Russians but every other tom dick and harry arms merchant on losing out in the lucrative indian arms market.. maybe MOD can make a "Review Court" and charge a hefty fee for "re-evaluation" just like the exams and finally after an "expensive and lengthy process" give the verdict "Stare decisis" . I think there is an opportunity here :mrgreen: :((

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Postby arun » 04 Apr 2019 18:13

X Posted from the Indian Navy thread.

Here we go around the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush …………………

Our Navy on 29 March, 2019 issued an RFI for ToT for Construction of Twelve GRP Hulled Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs).

Time line is a dawdling 65 Months from RFP date, date of which is unspecified but at least 6 weeks away, for delivery of first vessel and 141 months from RFP date for the delivery of the twelfth and last vessel:

RFI for ToT for Construction of Twelve Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs)

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Postby Vips » 09 Apr 2019 01:17

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approves procurement of 464 T-90MS tanks.

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved the INR134.48 billion (USD1.93 billion) procurement of 464 Russian-made T-90MS main battle tanks (MBTs) for the Indian Army (IA).

Official sources told Jane's that the move by the CCS, which convened in early April and is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the penultimate step in the process of acquiring the MBTs and will be followed by the signing of a contract between India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Russia's arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, during the next few months.

The MoD's Defence Acquisition Council approved the procurement of the tanks in November 2016.

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Postby chetak » 15 Apr 2019 22:33

Defence Ministry Completes Negotiations To Buy C-295 Aircraft; Approval From DAC After Lok Sabha Elections




Defence Ministry Completes Negotiations To Buy C-295 Aircraft; Approval From DAC After Lok Sabha Elections

Apr 15 2019,

the aircraft in the picture is only for representational purposes
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While the negotiations to acquire C-295 aircraft have concluded, the deal is expected to be approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) only in June after the Lok Sabha elections, reports The Hindu.

“Negotiations for the C-295 deal have been completed. However, the deal needs clearance from the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) as there is a change from earlier parameters,” said a senior defence official.“The next DAC meeting will be held in June. So we will push the deal at that time.”

India is looking to buy 62 Airbus Defence and Space C295 medium transport aircraft (MTA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) from the Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL).

The firm is a joint venture (JV) between the Tata Group and the European aerospace giant Airbus. The EUR 2.8 billion ($3.15 billion) deal will deliver 56 C295s for the IAF to replace the ageing fleet of Avro 748M transports, and six for the ICG.

Make In India

Under the deal, while 16 C295s will be imported, the remaining 46 aircraft will be assembled at a facility to be set up by the JV near Bangalore. Also as per the 2013 MTA tender, 24 of these will be imported in kit-form for local assembly and contain 30 per cent locally-sourced components. However, the remaining 22 platforms will have 60 per cent of the parts sourced from domestic manufacturers.



from wiki

Data from Airbus Military,

General characteristics

Crew: Two
Capacity: 71 troops
Payload: 9,250 kg (20,400 lb)
Length: 24.50 m (80 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 25.81 m (84 ft 8 in)
Height: 8.60 m (28 ft 3 in)
Wing area: 59 m² (634.8 ft²)
Empty weight: 11000kg ()
Max. takeoff weight: 23,200 kg (51,146 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127G Hamilton Standard 586-F (six bladed), 1,972 kW (2,645 hp) each
Performance

Maximum speed: 576 km/h (311 knots, 358 mph)
Cruise speed: 480 km/h (260 knots, 300 mph)
Range: with 3,000 kg (6,600 lb) payload, 4,600 km (2,500 nmi / 2,875 mi); (with 6,000 kg (13,200 lb) payload, 3,700 km (2,000 nmi / 2,300 mi))
Range with max 9,250 kg (20,400 lb) payload: 1,300 km (700 nmi / 805 mi)
Ferry range: 5,400 km (2,900 nmi / 3,335 mi)
Service ceiling: 9,100 m (30,000 ft)
Takeoff run: 670 m (2,200 ft)
Landing run: 320 m (1,050 ft)

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Postby Karan M » 25 May 2019 09:13

Military Acquisition - April 2019

https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/ ... pril19.pdf

Rs 12,622 crore purchase of 16x Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft cleared with 8 each to two yards.

Military Acquisition - March 2019

https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/Majormar.pdf

1. Euro 200 Mn order for 70 mm rockets from Thales for ALH WSI
2. 23x C/D Band ASRs (likely for Navy) signed for Rs 1138 crore. (This is likely the Indra radar deal with TATA SED)
3. Rs 300 crore for Smart card, RFI access project with BEL (~50 crores) and Tech Mahindra (~250 crores)

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Postby Karan M » 25 May 2019 09:19

Military Acquisition - Feb 2019
https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/Febact2019.pdf

1.72,400 rifles through Fast Track route via Sig Sauer at Rs 671 crores
2. 4x 50 Ton Bollard Tugs from PSU shipyard at Rs 261 crores

Military Acquisition - Jan 2019
https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/majactjan19.pdf

1. 2x 1153.6 ships from GSL for Rs 14,120 crore
2. 8x Clip on Influence sweeps from Thales Australia (mine sweeping gear) for Rs 310 crore
3. Brahmos for Delhi and Talwar class ships at Rs 2,911 crores

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Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Postby Karan M » 25 May 2019 10:11

I am going to put in some effort to analyze Modi Govt work on defence because propaganda efforts have not receded.

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Postby Karan M » 25 May 2019 11:23

Military Acquisition - Dec 2018

1. D-level and extended D-level maint and repair of Scorpene electronics with Thales for Euro 50 Mn

Military Acquisition - October 2018

1.300 guns from M-46 to 155mm upgrade at Rs 230 Crore
2.66 ADFCR from Israel for IA AAD with maintenance TOT at Rs 4576 Crore
3.5x LRSAM firing units ie S400
4.6700 crore purchase of 2x Talwar class frigates from Russia + 1500 crore purchase 4x survey vessels on GRSE

Approval: Rs 950 Crore upgrade of 17 Dornier aircraft of Coast Guard

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Postby Karan M » 25 May 2019 11:39

November 2018

1.100 upgrades of L-70 guns under option clause from BEL at Rs 340 crores

September 2018

1. 12.7mm Stabilized Remote Control Guns for IN and CG with ammunition for Rs 1161 Crore
2. 2 Diving Support Vessels at HSL for Rs 2494 Crore
3. 3x HUMSA NG for Rs 200 crores

August

Approvals:
1.6x submarines for Rs 40,000 crore
2.111 utility helicopters for Rs 21,000 crore Navy
3.Rs 25,000 crore including 150 ATAGs, 24x MRH helicopters, 14x VLS for Navy of which 10x indigenously developed
4.Rs 4941 Crore for 6x NGOPVs

July
Approvals:
1. 17x new baffle firing ranges in military establishments for Rs 238 crore, in addition to existing 60 ranges
2. Guidelines for SPP model

June
1.A contract for procurement of 3,92,300 Fuzes and 540 Fuze Hand Setters at a cost of Rs. 374.76 crore with BEL, Pune
2. Contract for setting up of D Level and Extended D Level Repair Facility for Navigational Complex, Periscopes and Radar of Scorpene (P-75) for the Indian Navy has been signed on 18th May, 2018 at a total cost ofRs. 367.20 crore
3.Contract for setting up of Weapon Repair Facility at Naval Ship Repair Yard (Port Blair) was signed with BEL, Bangalore on is" May, 2018 at a total cost of Rs. 530 crore.
4.Contract for upgradation of 08 Shikari/Lynx Systems was signed with Mis BEL, Bangalore on 18th May, 2018 at a total cost ofRs. 496 crore
5.Indent for Procurement of 20 AK 630 Gun Mounts (Ten Shipsets) for P17A and Talwar Class Ships along with onboard spares and four sets of Base and Depot (B&D) spares was signed with Ordinance Factory BoardlGSF Cossipore on 15th May, 2018 at a total cost of Rs. 205 crore

Approvals
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri, met in New Delhi on zs" May, 2018 and accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs. 6900 crore.

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May 2018

Approvals

Ministry of Defence
DAC approves procurement of equipment for Defence Forces
Posted On: 28 MAY 2018 5:44PM by PIB Delhi

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, met here today and accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs. 6900 crore.

In a major boost to indigenisation and in realisation of India’s growing technological prowess, the DAC approved procurement of Thermal Imaging (TI) Night Sights for the Rocket Launcher (RL) used by the Army and the Air Force under ‘BUY(Indian) IDDM’ category through established Indian Vendors. The TI sight for 84mm RL will be used by troops in operations to facilitate accurate and continuous engagement of moving and static enemy targets and destruction of field fortifications (bunkers) during hours of complete darkness. The sight will enable own troops to detect and recognize enemy tanks and soldiers’ movement during night and engage them with greater efficiency. Furthermore, the effect of camouflage and concealment will be drastically reduced as RL detachments will be able to ascertain location of enemy taking cover behind foliage and thin walled constructions with greater ease.

The DAC also accorded approval for undertaking Design and Development of the Long Range Dual Band Infrared Imaging Search and Track System (IRST) for SU-30 MKI aircraft under ‘Make II’ sub category and subsequently, for procurement of at least 100 IRSTs under ‘Buy (Indian–IDDM) category. The system will be able to operate in day and night conditions and will substantially enhance the capabilities of the aircraft.

With the above approvals, in the last eight months alone, the DAC has pursued modernisation of the Armed Forces with greater vigour and has accorded major thrust on indigenisation. Approvals for procurement of equipment valued at approx Rs 43,844 crore, have been accorded, of which, Rs 32,253 crore would be Made-in-India, through the indigenous route.

SRR/NAo/Nampi/Rajib


April 2018

Government Contracts World Class Bullet Proof Jackets for Army Under ‘Make In India’ Initiative
Posted On: 09 APR 2018 6:52PM by PIB Delhi

A major contract through capital procurement route, for procurement of 1,86,138 Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJs) has been signed. The impending requirement of the Indian Army for effective BPJs, has been met after successful conduct of stringent field evaluation trials.

The contracted BPJs have contemporary and state-of-the-art specifications with added protectional level and coverage area. These ergonomically designed BPJs have modular parts, thereby providing immense protection and flexibility to soldiers operating in different operational situations ranging from long distance patrolling to high risk room intervention scenarios. The new BPJs will provide 360 degree protection to the soldier in combat, including from latest hard steel core bullets.

The concerns for BPJs for the Indian Army, have been raised at the highest levels, even in the civil domain and media reports amidst heightened security situation, along the borders and in the hinterland in the disturbed areas. The provisioning of this operationally urgent and very critical equipment concerning personal ballistic protection, will boost the confidence of the soldier and provide moral ascendency to security forces.

The case was processed as a ‘Buy Indian’. The provision of these new BPJs was done by Indian manufacturers who were successful in the trials. This has given an impetus to the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government, and provides confidence that the Indian Industry is capable of fulfilling the requirements of Indian Army for its personal protective equipment.


Approvals

DAC Approves Capital Acquisition Proposals Worth Rs 3,687 Crore
http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1530623

Indian Companies and Russian Oems Sign 7 Mous for Defence Hardware during Defexpo 2018
http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1529011

TOT to partners from DRDO
http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1528746

January 2018

Modernisation of the Defence Forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges, technological changes and available sources to keep the armed forces in state of readiness and remaining equipped with modern weapon system. During the last three years and in the current year (upto 31.01.2018), 192 contracts have been signed for capital procurement of defence equipment for armed forces.


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Postby srin » 10 Jun 2019 09:38

From Shooklaw's blog: Assocham proposes raising defence FDI cap to 51%
In 2016, the prevailing 26 per cent cap for foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence was raised to 49 per cent through the automatic route. Further, FDI above 49 per cent became permissible through case-by-case government sanction “wherever it is likely to result in access to modern technology or for other reasons to be recorded.”

That has failed to spur investment. The defence sector has received a total of US$ 0.18 million (Rs 1.26 crore) in FDI from April 2014 to December 2017, the defence ministry told Parliament on March 7, 2018.

The United Progressive Alliance government from 2009-14, as also the National Democratic Alliance from 2014-19, considered raising the defence FDI cap to 74 per cent through the automatic route. However, no government has yet bitten the bullet.


I'll post my thoughts on this in a different post.

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Postby srin » 10 Jun 2019 11:48

^^^ My thoughts on procurement:
FDI
- I don't buy into the Strategic Partner (SP) idea. It'll get bogged down in corruption/favoritism allegations. Our political climate isn't made for it.
- The real TOT is in having lots of Indians with "workex".
- I support 100% FDI. All imports are via 100% FDI. You want to buy Sig 716 ? Let them invest in a fully owned subsidiary here, employing Indians, to make them. You want to buy submarines ? Get DCNS/HDW/Rubin to fund a subsidiary, let it buy a dockyard from one of the zillion failing private players or build its own or lease from a public player, and then build the subs here. MMRCA ? same thing. Establish a factory here first.
- No offsets. All defence imports are taxed at 30% import duties. You want to not pay tax ? Then get the subsystem made in India.

MII
- Induct local/MII "good enough" products. Astra, Akash, Arjun, Nag.
- Go for rolling manufacture - say, 32 Tejas of latest version every year for next 20 years. So, when Mk1A becomes ready and then Mk2, switch to it automatically.
- Once you've chosen the product, start mass manufacturing them. Change the doctrine to choose the weapons we have if necessary. Akash or Brahmos or Astra are good enough ? Then have a few thousands of each. P17/P15B ships are good ? Then have a few dozens of each. Is Vikrant good enough ? Have a couple more - than going for unobtainium EMALS.

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Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Postby Aditya_V » 10 Jun 2019 11:57

I think this is more to placate US than a real defense, but I guess we need this to keep Trump happy and at the same time we get to use Amraam C-7's

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-to-acquire-us-air-defence-system-for-multi-tier-missile-shield-over-delhi/articleshow/69717946.cms

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Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Postby srin » 10 Jun 2019 12:11

Aditya_V wrote:I think this is more to placate US than a real defense, but I guess we need this to keep Trump happy and at the same time we get to use Amraam C-7's

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-to-acquire-us-air-defence-system-for-multi-tier-missile-shield-over-delhi/articleshow/69717946.cms


Didn't see this - just posted the same link on Missiles thread....


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