India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

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Postby sudeepj » 27 Jan 2018 11:05

Indranil wrote:I don't understand why you guys find it humorous!


Most native speakers would find it beyond funny. And I am a guy who actually enjoys DD brand sanskritized hindi.. The document is in such klisht/high falutin hindi as to be nearly incomprehensible.

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Postby darshhan » 27 Jan 2018 11:19

sudeepj wrote:
Indranil wrote:I don't understand why you guys find it humorous!


Most native speakers would find it beyond funny. And I am a guy who actually enjoys DD brand sanskritized hindi.. The document is in such klisht/high falutin hindi as to be nearly incomprehensible.


If we are not proud of our own languages and are quite content with Islamic and Christian languages, then what is the point of even developing cutting edge military technology?

Because we have already surrendered our civilizational soul to others. Why even defend the state now? Let us just become a larger version of Phillipines.

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Postby sudeepj » 27 Jan 2018 11:59

this is going offtrack fast, but I am a pretty good native hindi speaker/reader.. the document is written in a style that will be **incomprehensible** to 99% of the people who are native hindi speakers. Being proud of hindi, and using hindi does not mean we revert to a style that blocks the message that is being conveyed. I would rather have the document written in a style and language that is accessible to the 9th-12th std student from small town India.. Right now, if that child is able to read that document, he is just as likely to burst out laughing as he is to completely lose interest in the subject.

Just my opinion and two cents etc.

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Postby aditp » 27 Jan 2018 17:22

sudeepj wrote:this is going offtrack fast, but I am a pretty good native hindi speaker/reader.. the document is written in a style that will be **incomprehensible** to 99% of the people who are native hindi speakers. Being proud of hindi, and using hindi does not mean we revert to a style that blocks the message that is being conveyed. I would rather have the document written in a style and language that is accessible to the 9th-12th std student from small town India.. Right now, if that child is able to read that document, he is just as likely to burst out laughing as he is to completely lose interest in the subject.

Just my opinion and two cents etc.

Well I just took the opportunity to introduce quite a few new words to my 8 year old.

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Postby jaysimha » 27 Jan 2018 17:36

lighter side of Defence Industry Development Meet on January 18-19, 2018, Chennai

guess what is close to the heart....check what
is in all the pockets of white shirts
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Image

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all photos
https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=photogallary_events_DDIM-Chennai.jsp#
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Postby prasannasimha » 27 Jan 2018 19:02

I always used to say the worst enemy of the Kannda language is the Kannada Teacher. The beauty of English's expansion is its ability to assimilate new words and make it it's own while we want to be purists and that is why the French went down. The more we assimilate and remain current the more a language grows.

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Postby SriKumar » 27 Jan 2018 20:05

sudeepj wrote:
Indranil wrote:I don't understand why you guys find it humorous!


Most native speakers would find it beyond funny. And I am a guy who actually enjoys DD brand sanskritized hindi.. The document is in such klisht/high falutin hindi as to be nearly incomprehensible.
Dont want to prolong the OT but yes, I agree. I never heard 'hetu' used in common discourse. I am actually reading the documents just for that....sangram vaahan, antarjaal. This is really OT but a lot of what passes for formal Hindi (in media) has a lot of Urdu words (the DRDO documents are mostly free from this). Jus' splainin' my perspective since the question was raised.
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Postby SriKumar » 27 Jan 2018 20:18

Thanks jaysimha,

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Postby jaysimha » 29 Jan 2018 10:13

Welcome sir...

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Postby Vips » 30 Jan 2018 08:50

Defence Ministry to stop investing in ordnance factories, DPSUs.

In what could spell the death-knell for Ordnance Factory Boards (OFBs) and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), the Ministry of Defence has decided that it will not make any further investments in these establishments, while product introduction and creation of additional capacity will have to be undertaken by the private sector.

In an internal policy move, the government has also decided that core military hardware, such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and specialised military trucks, will remain in the domain of the government-owned enterprises. Modernisation, upgrades, repowering, product launches and improvement in operational efficiencies are to be carried out with the help of private players with proven track records in a particular field, Defence Ministry sources told BusinessLine.

The decision is believed to have been taken after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman carried out a major review of the ordnance factories last December, following a move by the Prime Minister’s Office asking the ordnance factories to present reports of their achievements since 2013.

The role of OFBs and DPSUs has traditionally been limited to production, while R&D has been carried out by DRDO. At present, there are 41 factories and 8 DPSUs under OFB that produce a wide range of products for all three services.

Ordnance factories became a priority in India only after the 1962 War, when a need was felt to become self-sufficient in the manufacture of military hardware, including vehicles. One such example is the Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, which was set up in 1969 to meet the transportation needs of the Indian armed forces.

Private sector players, however, do not seem very enthused by the government’s policy as they believe it will be a waste of national resources if the same model is replicated with identical creation of infrastructure by the private sector.

“This will also mean more investments by the private sector, which is already reeling under pressure due to lack of orders. There are more innovative ways to revive the OFBs and DPSUs. After all, our country has fought wars with product support primarily from these PSUs,” said a top executive from an Indian defence conglomerate, who refused to be identified.

The executive also said that it will not be beneficial in the long-run to hive off the state-run capacities.

One of the reasons why the private sector has not been able to come up in a big way is because the defence market is neither assured nor is there any certainty that the government will come out with big-ticket orders.

Moreover, the cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) in the defence sector is just 2 per cent of the total foreign equity received in the country.

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Postby srai » 30 Jan 2018 11:20

Vips wrote:Defence Ministry to stop investing in ordnance factories, DPSUs.

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Private sector players, however, do not seem very enthused by the government’s policy as they believe it will be a waste of national resources if the same model is replicated with identical creation of infrastructure by the private sector.

This will also mean more investments by the private sector, which is already reeling under pressure due to lack of orders. There are more innovative ways to revive the OFBs and DPSUs. After all, our country has fought wars with product support primarily from these PSUs,” said a top executive from an Indian defence conglomerate, who refused to be identified.

The executive also said that it will not be beneficial in the long-run to hive off the state-run capacities.

One of the reasons why the private sector has not been able to come up in a big way is because the defence market is neither assured nor is there any certainty that the government will come out with big-ticket orders.

Moreover, the cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) in the defence sector is just 2 per cent of the total foreign equity received in the country.

Need larger orders period. No more of these type of 20 here, 20 there kind of piecemeal orders by the armed forces/MoD/GoI. Work with the industry to figure out optimal orders (meet or exceed minimum viability quantity) for them to be profitable on. Then place large orders at one go to be delivered over a 5-to-10 year period in a continuous manner. Repeat orders need to factor in lead-times required (i.e. 12-to-36 months) and subsequent orders need to be placed by then.


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Postby Varoon Shekhar » 06 Feb 2018 22:09

Got this from another website, not sure where else to post it, so...


Ministry of Commerce & Industry
27-December, 2017 17:54 IST
Progress under 'Make In India' scheme
Significant achievements have been made under the Make in India initiative since its launch on 25th September, 2014.



‘Make in India’ initiative was launched on September 25, 2014 with the objective of facilitating investment, fostering innovation, building best in class manufacturing infrastructure, making it easy to do business and enhancing skill development. Action Plans for 21 key sectors were identified for specific actions under (i) Policy Initiatives (ii) Fiscal incentives (iii) Infrastructure Creation (iv) Ease of Doing Business (v) Innovation and R&D (vi) Skill Development areas.


Details of achievements under the ‘Make in India’ initiatives in the focus sectors are as follows :


1. Foreign Direct Investment


The total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow was USD 160.79 billion between April 2014 and March 2017 – representing 33% of the cumulative FDI in India since April 2000. In 2015-16, FDI inflow crossed the USD 50 billion mark in one fiscal year, for the first time ever. In 2016-17, FDI inflow stood at a record of USD 60 billion, highest ever recorded for a fiscal year ever. According to IMF World Economic Outlook (April 2017) and UN World Economic Situation Prospects 2017, India is the fastest growing major economy in the world, and is projected to remain so in 2017 and 2018. FDI policy and procedure have been simplified and liberalized progressively. Key sectors that have been opened up for FDI include Defence Manufacturing, Food Processing, Telecommunications, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Civil Aviation, Space, Private Security Agencies, Railways, Insurance and Pensions and Medical Devices.


2. Ease of Doing Business


Steps taken to improve ease of doing business include simplification and rationalisation of existing rules. As a result of the measures taken to improve the country’s investment climate, India jumped a massive 30 places to 100th in World Bank's ease of doing business rankings as per World Bank Group’s ‘Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs’ report. This is driven by reforms in the areas of Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minority Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading across Borders, Enforcing Contracts, and Resolving Insolvency.


3. Sector specific achievements
During Make in India’s three-year journey, significant achievements have been witnessed across different domains. Some of key achievements across focus sectors under Make in India are as below:


(i) Aerospace & Defence



Indigenous defence products unveiled - Akash Surface to Air Missile System, Dhanush Artillery Gun system and Light Combat Aircraft
Exports increased to INR 2059.18 crore (2015-16) from INR 1153.35 crore (2013-14)
The Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) - 2013 amended to introduce Buy Indian-IDDM (Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured)
Defence offset policy streamlined:
100% Offset claims filed during 2014-16 against 64% during 2008-2013

· Industrial licensing streamlined:

o 119 licenses issued during 2014-16 against 217 during 2001-14


(ii) Aviation


< million (2011-14) to $519 million (2014-17)

Passengers carried by domestic airlines increased by 29%

148 Million (2012-14) to 191 Million (2014-16).

National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) to boost regional air connectivity, establish an integrated ecosystem to promote tourism and generate employment

160 airports being revived & operationalized

6 greenfield airports approved

16 Common User Domestic Cargo Terminals (CUDCT) operationalized

The GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation system (GAGAN) launched


(iii)Basic Metals and Cement


· FDI grew 5.9 times in Mining sector- from $213 million (2011-14) to $1261 million (2014-17)

India’s largest blast furnace, Kalyani commissioned at SAIL, Burnpur
First project to generate power through green technology commissioned at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)
Expansion of RINL capacity enhancement from 3 MTPA to 6.3 MTPA
Modernisation of IISCO Steel Plant (ISP), Burnpur : three fold increase in the hot metal production capacity
Modernisation of Rourkela steel plant: capacity enhancement from 2 MTPA to 4.5 MTPA.


(iv)Biotechnology


First indigenously developed and manufactured Rotavirus vaccine, 'Rotavac', launched
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) Plant inaugurated at CSIR-IIIM, Jammu for the manufacture of phyto-pharmaceuticals.
India’s first cellulosic ethanol technology, demonstration, plant developed through indigenous technology
30 bioincubators and Biotech Parks supported
A virtual centre launched across five Indian Institutes of Technology to develop advance technologies in the area of biofuels.
Asia’s largest MedTech Zone (AMTZ) being set up in Andhra Pradesh to host around 200 independent manufacturing units.


(v) Capital Goods & Automotive


· FDI grew 1.7 times in Automobile and Auto Components - from $3.98 billion (2011-14) to $6.86 billion (2014-17)

15% growth in turnover of Auto components sector during 2014-16
22% growth in exports of Auto components during 2014-16
16% growth in exports of passenger vehicles in 2016-17
Major Investments by Global Players- ISUZU Motors, FORD Motor, Mercedes-Benz, Suzuki Motor, Magneti Marelli
2.9 lakh people trained by Automotive Skill Council during 2014-16

(vi) Chemical and Petrochemicals


· Assam Gas Cracker Project commissioned, expected to produce about 2.8 Lakh MT (Metric Tonne) polymers per annum and generate 1 lakh jobs

· 0.44 Million MT Per Annum Polypropylene Plant commissioned at Mangalore

· Polypropylene Unit of Dahej project commissioned - capacity of 1.1 Million MT per annum of ethylene and 0.4 Million MT per annum of Propylene

· ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd.’s aromatics complex commissioned – capacity of 914 Kilo Tonne Per Annum (KTPA) of Paraxylene and 283 KTPA of Benzene

· Four plastic parks approved in Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Assam and Tamil Nadu.


(vii) Food Processing


7 Mega Food Parks operationalized creating more than 36,000 jobs during 2014-17
100 Cold Chain Projects operationalized, 3.69 lakh tonnes food processing capacity created
4 Abattoirs projects completed
Creation of quality testing food labs:
27 labs accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
20 laboratories notified by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)


(viii) Gems and Jewelry


FDI grew 3.5 times - from $131 million (2011-14) to $463 million (2014-17)
The world's largest diamond bourse – Bharat Diamond Bourse, Mumbai notified as a Special Notified Zone (SNZ):
36 viewing sessions (259 days) organized
41,01,828 carats of rough diamonds worth USD 688.045 Million displayed
Jewelry Park being developed at Mumbai to boost exports and encourage local workers to use world-class infrastructure.
Four Common Facility Centres (CFCs) approved in Ahmedabad, Amreli, Visnagar and Palanpur approved
0.91 lakh people trained


(ix) ICTE Manufacturing


FDI grew 4.4 times in Electronics & IT sector- from $2.77 billion (2011-14) to $12.24 billion (2014-17)
1.9 lakh crore of electronics products manufactured indigenously in 2014-15
95 proposals worth INR 20,185 crore approved under M-SIPS
INR 374 crore committed for 8 Daughter Funds under Electronic Development Fund
42 new Mobile manufacturing units setup employing 47,800 people
3 CoE Setup for Internal security, Large Area Flexible Electronics, IoT
5 patents filed


(x) Leather & Leather Products


Two new branches of FDDI built in Punjab and Gujarat.
Mega Leather Clusters approved at Nellore , Andhra Pradesh, to generate 20,000 jobs
INR 765 lakh sanctioned for Market Access Initiative scheme in 2016-17
INR 297.93 lakh sanctioned for Marketing Development Assistance scheme in 2016-17
4.28 lakh people trained



(xi) Media and Entertainment


FDI grew 1.9 times in Information & Broadcasting - from $1.5 billion (2011-14) to $2.8 billion (2014-17)
Print Media Advertisement Policy 2016, to promote transparency and accountability
Policy Guidelines for empanelment of Private FM radio stations
National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM) launched at INR 597.41 crore
Single window clearances for film shootings for foreign film makers in India
Film and Television Institute approved in Arunachal Pradesh.
INR 1,000 Million allocated for community radio stations.



(xii) MSME


· Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP): 1.5 lakh units setup, employment to 11 lakh persons

INR 135.07 crore approved for clusters, employment to 58,904 artisans
MSMEs allowed to participate for ‘Make’ projects and granted relaxation in the registration and profitability criteria
Incubation Cell ‘Knowledge for Innovation in Trade & Technology for Entrepreneurial Start-ups’ (KITTES) set up at IIFT Delhi
‘MyMSME’ launched to submit and track applications for schemes
5.6 lakh people trained by Tool Rooms & Technology Centres



(xiii) New and Renewable Energy


Highest ever wind power capacity addition of 3,300 MW in 2015-16.
140% increase in solar power capacity addition during 2014-16 as compared to 2012-14
34 solar parks of aggregate capacity of 20,000 MW sanctioned for 21 states
Wind Atlas 2015, a Geographic Information System (GIS) launched
31,472 solar water pumps installed in 2015-16, highest ever since 1991
6653 Surya Mitras trained
Renewable energy sector re-classified as ‘white category’ sector



(xiv) Oil & Gas


· Crude oil strategic storage of 5.33 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) commissioned at Visakhapatnam, Mangalore and Padur

· IOCL refinery with a capacity of 15 Million Metric Tonnes per annum (MMTPA) commissioned at Paradip, Odisha

· 726 MW gas based thermal power project of ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) commissioned at Palatana, Tripura

· Hydrocarbon and Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP) notified

· INDMAX (lndane Maximisation) technology developed to maximize light distillates from refinery residue

· INR 100 crore “ONGC Startup fund” announced


(xv) Pharmaceuticals


Pharmaceutical industry grew by 29% in 2015-16
Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited (IDPL), Gurgaon modernized for mass production of drugs for diabetes, oncology, nephrology and cardiology
1143 Jan Aushadi stores are operationalized
Coronary Stents price reduced by 85%
‘Pharma Data Bank’ launched to facilitate online filing of mandatory returns
Pharma Jan Samadhan & Pharma Sahi Daam launched
11 National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPERs) approved


(xvi) Ports & Shipping


FDI grew 6.8 times in Sea Transport and Ports- from $0.22 billion (2011-14) to $1.5 billion (2014-17)
Highest ever capacity addition of 100.37 million tonnes in FY 2016-17,
Total turnaround time reduced by 14% and operating margin of the major ports increased by 13%
56 new projects worth INR 9,490.15 crore awarded in 2016-17, capacity addition of 103.52 Million tonnes per annum (MTPA)
Sagarmala Project: 173 projects at an investment of INR 4 lakh crore initiated; Six new mega ports and 26 port-rail connectivity projects identified
37 National Waterways identified for development


(xvii)Power


Electricity generation grew by 5.8% to 1,241.79 Million Units (MUs) in 2016-2017
Lowest ever energy deficit of 0.7% in 2016-17
Private capacity generation has increased to 135.38 GW in FY 2016-2017: 42.4% of the total power generated in the country
60,752.62 MW generation capacity added in the sector since April 2014
2,10,219 MVA sub-station capacity added during 2014-17
99.3% villages electrified under Power for All



(xviii) Railways


· First semi-high speed train- Gatimaan Express launched: top speed 160 km/hr

· JV agreements worth INR 40,000 crore signed with M/s Alstom and M/s GE

· 2,828 km of Broad Gauge lines commissioned in FY 2015-16 against an average of 1,528 km during 2009-14

· Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project sanctioned at INR 97,636 crore

· Investment of INR 15,000 crore through PPP projects during 2015-16


(xix) Skill Development


17.93 lakh people trained under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
Apprenticeship Act modified: Employers to engage 10% of total workforce as apprentices
33 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKK) set up
Number of ITIs increased: from 10,750 in May 2014 to 13,105 in May 2016
Five new Regional Vocational Training Institutes (RVTI) for women in skill development established
10 lakh people trained under the Craftsmen Training Scheme in 2015-16


(xx) Textiles and Apparel


FDI grew 2.2 times - from $467 million (2011-14) to $1047 million (2014-17)
8 Apparel and garment manufacturing centres set up North Eastern Region
Integrated Textile Office Complex set up at the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology (IIHT) in Varanasi
India Handloom Brand launched
Special Textile Package of INR 6000 crore approved, to attract investment of USD 11 billion and create one crore jobs
200 new production units have come up in existing textile parks in the last two years generating jobs for 11,000 persons
9.5 lakh people trained


(xxi) Tourism


e-Visa scheme extended to 161 countries, 2.5 times increase in e-visa arrivals in 2015-16
26.2% growth in Foreign exchange Earnings: from INR 2.3 Trillion (2012-14) to INR 2.9 trillion (2014-16)
Swadesh Darshan launched -13 theme tourist circuits identified, 5 pan- India mega circuits identified, 56 projects worth INR 4823.91 crore underway
PRASAD launched - 25 cities identified, 18 projects worth INR 488.45 crore underway
12 Institutes of Hospitality Management has been sanctioned for North East, 4 institutes operationalized; Indian Culinary Institute setup at Tirupati
1.85 lakh people trained under ‘Hunar se Rozgar Tak’ scheme


The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Shri C.R.Chaudhary gave this information in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby ramana » 06 Feb 2018 22:21

Varoon, Please x-post in the Econ and Tech forum too.

Its very good summary report.

To me reviving IISCO steel plant which is a perennial sick plant is awesome.

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Postby jaysimha » 07 Feb 2018 10:43

http://ddpmod.gov.in/sites/default/files/HAL-CMD.pdf

call for application for the post of Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL)

Nice to know that a person serving in
(d) Private Sector in company where the annual turnover is *Rs 5,000 crore or more. is also eligible to become head of PSU.. I don't know if this was the case earlier..

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Postby jaysimha » 07 Feb 2018 18:11

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-February-2018 16:32 IST
Achievements in Defence Sector

Details of New Achievements / Initiatives of the Government during the last three years in the Defence Sector are as below:-

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease. ... lid=176177

if MOD agrees, can be posted in full..

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Postby ramana » 07 Feb 2018 21:50

Please. We are starved for every scrap on good news.


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-February-2018 16:32 IST


Achievements in Defence Sector




Details of New Achievements / Initiatives of the Government during the last three years in the Defence Sector are as below:-


•Reform Measures: Based on the recommendations of the Shekatkar Committee, the Government has decided to restructure posts of different corps of Army. This will free up approximately 57,000 positions of Officers/JCO’s/OR’s and civilians which will be redeployed to improve the “teeth to tail” ratio of the Indian Army in future. Further, seven Military Farms have been closed and the cattle of these Farms have been transferred to other Military Farms. Closure of six more Military Farms is in progress.

•Decentralisation in decision making: To empower the Armed Forces as also to reduce the time taken in decision making, a number of powers exercised hitherto by the Ministry of Defence have been delegated to the Armed Forces. These include powers relating to procurement of critical Ammunition/Spares; post-contract management of capital acquisition contracts as well as revenue expenditure; full powers in respect of revenue and capital account with respect to perimeter security etc.

•Strategic Partnership: Government’s policy on Strategic Partnership in the Defence Sector has been finalised. It is intended to institutionalise a transparent, objective and functional mechanism to encourage broader participation of the private sector in manufacture of major defence platforms and equipment.

•Capital Acquisition for the Armed Forces: During the last three years and current year, 119 contracts involving Rs. 1,16,522.89 crore have been signed with Indian vendors and 68 contracts involving Rs. 1,24,291.33 crore have been signed with foreign vendors for capital procurements of defence equipment.

•Policy initiatives in respect of Defence Production: ‘Make in India’ in defence sector is primarily driven by providing preference to procurement from Indian vendors under the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), promoting indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment, and other policy measures such as liberalization of the licensing regime & FDI policy by raising the cap on FDI in the defence sector, simplification of export procedure, streamlining of defence offset guidelines etc.


•Major Achievements by Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs):


◦Goa Shipyard Limited delivered Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels, Damage Control Simulator, Fuel Barge, Fast Patrol Vessel for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard.

◦The Bharat Dynamics Limited developed Akash Weapon System for Army, Long Range Surface to Air Missile for the Indian Navy and test fired the Anti-Tank Guided Missile.

◦The Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited launched the Visakhapatnam Class Destroyers and commissioned the INS Kalvari, the Scorpene class Submarine.

◦During the period the Light Combat Helicopter attained initial operational clearance, first technical flight of Light Utility Helicopter was undertaken and Brahmos Integration with SU-30MKI Aircraft was undertaken by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

◦Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) commissioned the secure CDMA Cellular Network at Srinagar.

◦Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited delivered the Anti Submarines Warfare Corvette, Offshore Patrol Vessel, Water Jet Fast Attack Aircraft and Landing Craft Utility during the period.


•Research & Development in Defence Sector: A number of major products has been developed for defence and civilian use by the DRDO. These include the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas; Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System; 155 mm / 52 Calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS); Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) Swati; High Speed Heavy Weight Ship Launched Torpedo (Varunastra); Arudhra-Medium Power Radar; Akash Weapon System; Abhay Sonar; Hull Mounted Sonar (HUMSA); Advanced Indigenous Distress Sonar System (AIDSS); various types of Ammunition for MBT Arjun; Anti Torpedo Decoys; Electro-Optical Fire Control System for Naval Ships; Electro-Optical Sensors for Airborne Platforms; Mountain Foot Bridge; Sub-munition warheads for Pinaka; Terrain Assessment System for Trans-border Deserts etc.

•One Rank One Pension (OROP): The Government has implemented the One Rank One Pension (OROP) for Defence Forces Personnel.

•Facilitating servicemen to register and vote from their place of posting: Government has already introduced e-Postal Ballot System in October 2016 to facilitate participation of service voters. The Election Commission of India (ECI) directed to undertake the process of de-novo registration of Service Voters. As per ECI data, 13.37 lakh service voter requests from Armed Forces (Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard) have been registered with ECI.

•Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund: A Fund namely, ‘Army Battle Casualties Welfare Fund’ has been set up w.e.f. 1.1.2016. Under this fund, assistance of Rs. 2.00 Lakh is provided to the army battle casualties which are fatal, 60% and above disability and battle casualties invalided out due to disability and Rs. 1.00 Lakh to disability less than 60%. This will be in addition to other admissible dues.



Some of the new initiatives taken during the last three years, as mentioned in reply to part (a), are long gestating by their nature and will bear fruit in the medium / long term.



This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr.SubhashBhamre in a written reply to Shri P. Bhattacharya in Rajya Sabha today.




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Postby jaysimha » 08 Feb 2018 11:56

Thanks sir,,,,,

International Conferences on Military Science and Technology (ICMST) updated,

(2) International Conference on Future Learning Aspects of Mechanical Engineering (FLAME2018)
Date: 3-5 October 2018
Place: Noida, Delhi NCR, India

(2) 6th International IEEE Conference on Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems
Date: 16-17 November 2018
Place: Rajpura (Near Chandigarh),
Punjab, India

(3) Combat Vehicles India Conference & Exhibition
Date: 20-21 Aug 2018
Place: New Delhi

COntact
Director DESIDOC
Phone 01123902403
FAX 01123819151
director@desidoc.drdo.in

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/egate/FICM ... y_2018.pdf

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Postby jaysimha » 08 Feb 2018 15:24

==Repost==
Feb is full of major events. BRF/members should capitalise these events.


International Conferences on Military Science and Technology (ICMST)

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/egate/FICM ... y_2018.pdf

The International Conferences on Military Science & Technology (ICMST)


FORTHCOMING DRDO CONFERENCES
(1) 5th National Symposium on Shock Waves (NSSW-2018)
Date: 28 February- 2 March 2018
Place: TBRL, Chandigarh

(2) National Technical Seminar on “Future Technologies for Combat Vehicle Electronics”
Date: 23 February 2018
Place: Avadi, Chennai

(3) International Conference on ACODS –Advances in control and optimization of Dynamical systems
Date: 18-22 February 2018
Place: Hyderabad

(4) International Conference on Sonar Systems & Sensors (ICONS 2018)
Date: Feb 22-24, 2018
Place: Kochi, Kerala, India

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Postby jaysimha » 09 Feb 2018 10:52

Robotics for Improved Livelihood in Indian Context
February 24 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Details
Date: February 24 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Organisers : CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, The Robotics Society
Venue

Jaipur-Center
CSIR-CEERI's, Incubation-cum Innovation Hub, CFC-1, Malviya Industrial Area
Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017 India
+ Google Map
Website: http://www.ceeri.res.in/jaipur

http://www.ceeri.res.in/event/robotics- ... n-context/

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Postby hanumadu » 14 Feb 2018 14:04

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/963686692547854336
Saurav Jha‏
@SJha1618
Following Following @SJha1618
More
Short clip of the 'Daksh Warrior' weapon mounted unmanned ground vehicle in autonomous engagement mode. It has been developed by @DRDO_India's R&DE(E), Pune.

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Postby jaysimha » 18 Feb 2018 15:44

dont know how / where to vent the frustration about the govt. way of working.

following is the call for WALK IN INTERVIEW FOR THE POST OF JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW IN DRDO.
date : 16 FEB 2018 (FRIDAY) / 17 FEB 2018 (SATURDAY)

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/whatsnew/MTRDC-JRF-ADVT-2018.pdf

this ad appears on the website not before 15th night after 8pm or so.............
If they had advertised 1 month, may more deserving candidates would have appeared... rather than moving out of country for job prospects.........

the same is true with many many vendor meets / conferences related to indeginisation which literally appear at the 11th hour of the night............

:(
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Postby sarang » 18 Feb 2018 15:59

the advertisement is just a procedure.

Long live babudom.

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Postby Rahul M » 18 Feb 2018 16:06

these type of ads are deliberately published at the 11th hour so that only those pre-informed via chachas & mamas can take part.

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Postby jaysimha » 18 Feb 2018 19:02

Image

The picture above shows the past, present and future of CEMILAC Certification focus.

bham bhole ,,,,,,, masti me dole

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Postby schinnas » 18 Feb 2018 19:50

jaysimha wrote:dont know how / where to vent the frustration about the govt. way of working.

following is the call for WALK IN INTERVIEW FOR THE POST OF JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW IN DRDO.
date : 16 FEB 2018 (FRIDAY) / 17 FEB 2018 (SATURDAY)

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/whatsnew/MTRDC-JRF-ADVT-2018.pdf

this ad appears on the website not before 15th night after 8pm or so.............
If they had advertised 1 month, may more deserving candidates would have appeared... rather than moving out of country for job prospects.........

the same is true with many many vendor meets / conferences related to indeginisation which literally appear at the 11th hour of the night............

:(


Good to tweet to PMO and Sitaraman.

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Postby vasu raya » 18 Feb 2018 21:00

jaysimha wrote:
The picture above shows the past, present and future of CEMILAC Certification focus.

bham bhole ,,,,,,, masti me dole


Maybe an ignorant question, why is Dhruv certified by CEMILAC is not certified elsewhere?

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Postby Indranil » 18 Feb 2018 22:36

Certification is long and expensive process, especially when you do the first time. HAL never took the time and energy to get Dhruv certified elsewhere.

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Postby vasu raya » 18 Feb 2018 23:03

once CEMILAC certified, it should be more of a formality to get it certified elsewhere, and HAL shouldn't be repeating the process all over again. Obviously that statement isn't true else they would have done it, what gives?

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Postby prasannasimha » 18 Feb 2018 23:17

CEMILAC certification is for military use. Civilian certification is more stringent.

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Postby vasu raya » 18 Feb 2018 23:26

Thank you prasannasimha, Civilian cert. is done by DGCA in India? Wasn't the president entourage flying in a Dhruv fleet? as head of armed forces, that was technically mil? :P


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Postby shiv » 21 Feb 2018 17:47

https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/02 ... 30mki.html
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EXCLUSIVE: How A Secretive DRDO Lab Is Saving The IAF Su-30MKI
Shiv Aroor

It all begins with the Russian SAP-518 jammer pod that Moscow supplied with the Su-30MKI. After grappling for years with the pod, the Indian Air Force finally in 2015 realised it simply couldn’t use them for two reasons. One, they were heavy — and when slung onto wingtip hardpoints, they cut into flying envelope like a butcher’s knife.

‘With the Russian pods, the Sukhoi is basically a transport aircraft,’ one of the scientists says.

The second issue is even worse. The IAF realised the SAP-518 pod hadn’t been properly interfacing with the indigenous on-board radar warning receiver (RWR), therefore killing pilots’ chances to exploit both systems fully. While the reasons why the IAF took their time remains unclear (but at one level understandable), DARE stepped in immediately, offering to help. The result is the pod you see those three scientists standing next to in the photograph above.

DARE’s High Band Jammer (HBJ) pod begins dummy carriage trials in six months on an IAF Su-30MKI, with full integration within the year. By 2019, DARE has committed to seeing the pod become fully operational with the IAF’s Flanker fleet.

Significantly, the HBJ pod will be a fully indigenous one. A DARE scientist explains that the HBJ pod currently has three major systems: the integrated EW suite, the active array phased transmit-receive unit and the cooling system. While the first two have been rapidly developed in-house, the complex cooling system is in process, with DARE sourcing an Israeli system for the moment. The team says they’ll have a fully functional Indian cooling system on the HBJ pod before full integration trials by the end of the year.

Better still, the HBJ pod, the scientists tell Livefist, will spawn a family of EW sensors and systems for platforms like the LCA Tejas, MiG-29 and any other fighter the IAF chooses to operate.

The Indian Air Force, which has embraced the wares from DARE more than equipmentfrom most other DRDO labs is expectedly thrilled. An IAF Su-30MKI pilot at the show confirmed that the HBJ pod was a ‘very promising system’ and that ‘more than anything, it is our own in-house development, so I don’t have to run to the Russians if something doesn’t work’.

A DARE scientist associated with the project tells a familiar story: Russia’s unwillingness to share codes (or its insistence on an additional commercial understanding) that could have helped manage the interfacing issues between the SAP-518 pod and Indian RWR better and faster.

Incidentally, the indigenous DARE RWR on the IAF’s Su-30MKIs will also be replaced soon. The lab is in final testing of an all digital RWR (the existing system is analog) christened ‘Dhruti’ that will begin ground testing in May this year, followed by a phased installation across the fleet.

DARE is one of the DRDO’s most low-profile laboratories and also one of its most successful. Its systems populate virtually every combat aircraft currently in service, including missile approach warning systems, mission computers and avionics of every kind.

A final little flourish from the unassuming DARE stand at Aero India is the SIVA pod, a development from the nineties that didn’t quite work out and was quietly abandoned. Recently, scientists dusted out from the corner of a DARE warehouse when a team of scientists suddenly realised they could help the people at BrahMos save a penny on testing the airborne seeker on the BrahMos-A.

With the new DRDL-led imaging and monopulse RF seeker (IMR, for a future variant of the BrahMos) fitted into the Siva pod in a matter of days (the DRDL had tendered out for the integration process), the pod was quickly slung onto a Su-30MKI and sent up for the required airborne tests. It was an immediate success, with BrahMos Corp. sending a special word of thanks to the DARE team. Without that flash of brilliance from DARE, BrahMos would have had to hot-step it to Russia or elsewhere to get a testbed. And the Siva pod would have forever remained a failed relic from DARE’s early days. Instead it is now a valuable, cheap test-bed for high-performance systems.

‘Now we have a very capable in-house testbed capable of testing a variety of electronics and systems in the airborne regime. This is the beginning of a testbed capability that is normally very expensive to hire. It will be finetuned and evolved before being offered as a full-fledged service, perhaps even to foreign customers,’ says a DRDO officer.

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Postby ramana » 21 Feb 2018 20:46

Would like to ask Livefist, what '(but at one level understandable)'?

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Postby jaysimha » 26 Feb 2018 09:33

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=176776

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
24-February-2018 19:11 IST
Raksha Rajya Mantri Visits OFAJ

Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre Visits OFAJ He was accompanied by Shri VidyaSagarVerma, IOFS, Member / M&C, Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata, Shri CS Vishwakarma, IOFS, Sr. DDG (M&C), Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata and Shri Ravindran Viswanathan, IOFS, General Manager, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari.

During the visit, Dr.Bhamre inaugurated the Pinaka project building No. 01 inside the factory.

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Postby udy » 26 Feb 2018 10:45

Progress of Project Uttam as of Feb. 2018.


1.Dr. Christopher in Feb. 2018 newsletter (year 2017 roundup. Pg.6):
Active Electronic Scanned Array Radar (AESAR) Uttam has been integrated and subjected to extensive ground evaluation at LRDE and STIR, Bengaluru. System is ready for integration on LCA Tejas.


2. M.V. Reddy from Astra Microwave Products Limited Q3 FY2018 Earnings Conference Call (pg 10):
Ketan Gandhi: Sir any update on Project Uttam?

M.V. Reddy: Project Uttam LRDE has completed the development part of it and only the aircraft integration
part is left and that they are working out with ADA and once it is proved and then probably we
will get orders. We are in the fray and it may take some more time for us to get the production
quantity so the discussions are going on with, the DRDO is discussing with users so we are yet to
finalize the quantity and all sort of a thing.

Ketan Gandhi: Sir user trial is completed for Uttam or still under process?

M.V. Reddy: Not completed in fully.

Ketan Gandhi: So we are not sure whether it will be as soon as it is complete then only we will come to know
that whether it is we are getting that order or not?

M.V. Reddy: Yes I think, they are confident that it will be completed soon so we are hoping that this will be
completed in next year so I think that is a model way we have followed.

Ketan Gandhi: So after the initial quantity it might be if it is a stressful then we might see Project Uttam to be
fitted in the Tejas?

M.V. Reddy: Yes.

Ketan Gandhi: Thank you.


link

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Postby jaysimha » 27 Feb 2018 10:28

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/whatsnew/nsc-dsf-2018.pdf

DRDO DEFENCE SCIENCE FORUM organizing National Science Day Oration Bridging Academic R&D with Product Innovation
- a few case studies and a way forward….
Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao Director IIT Delhi New Delhi
on 5th March 2018, (Monday) at 2 pm


Dr. S. Christopher
Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO will preside over the event
Venue Bhagavantham Auditorium, Metcalfe House, Delhi

all rajadhani BRFites can/should/must visit. This is a chance to barge in to the palace and ask for any thing from the king.

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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby srai » 28 Feb 2018 05:14

Indranil wrote:Certification is long and expensive process, especially when you do the first time. HAL never took the time and energy to get Dhruv certified elsewhere.

Raises a question how will they plan to export without international certifications?

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Postby Indranil » 28 Feb 2018 05:42

They can't sell to civilian operators.

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Postby Indranil » 28 Feb 2018 05:56

Cross post from the munitions thread:

Indranil wrote:ARDE is licensing out the manufacture of the 500kg GP bomb (under development) and the 250 kg prefragmented bomb in production at OFB. The ToT cost is an upfront fee and 2% royalty.

The design qualification trials of the 500 kg bomb are complete. Flight trials be completed by April 2018. The demand will be 1000 pieces upfront and then 200 pieces a year. Bomb is similar to Mk 83 bomb.

The private sector is also invited. Will the private sector step up?


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