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Defence

22nd October – Defence Offsets

Defence Offset Policy Recently, the government diluted the “offset” policy in defence procurement. Many contend that the move is a setback for augmenting domestic capabilities or for realising the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Offset clause – Large buyers of defence equipment and advanced technologies such as India seek to exercise their “buying power” to secure …

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Defence

31st August – Impact of import embargo on defence

Impact of import embargo on defence The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced an embargo on the import of 101 items through a press release issued on August 9, 2020. Details about the decision – The Annexure to this press release lists a wide range of embargoed ammunition, weapon systems, radars, simulators, and other platforms.  A …

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DTIS

3rd June – Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme

Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) On 30th April 2020, the Prime Minister held a meeting with various stakeholders to discuss ways to boost the Defence and Aerospace Sector. Within a fortnight of this important meeting, the Defence Minister launched the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) at an investment of Rs 400 crores. What is DTIS? …

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29th October – What is INS Baaz?

On Friday, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh visited INS Baaz, the southernmost air station of the Indian Armed Forces and spent a day with personnel stationed there. Details – INS Baaz is located at Campbell Bay on the Great Nicobar island, the southernmost and largest island in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. …

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Malabar Exercise 2017

Naval co-operation between India, US and Japan epitomises the strong and resilient relationship between the three democracies. The Malabar Exercise series, initiated in 1992 between the Indian and US Navies, have steadily grown in scope, complexity and participation into a multifaceted exercise with the participation of Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF). Details of Malabar …

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International Maritime Review | PIB Summary

Admiral Sunil Lamba, Chief of the Naval Staff, is on an official tour to Singapore from 15 May 2017. The Admiral will be attending the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) 50th International Maritime Review (IMR), commemorating 50 years of the RSN which was formed on 05 May 1967, and International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) 2017. …

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DERBY Air-To-Air Missile | PIB Summary

Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft today successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile in RADAR guided mode. The missile launch was performed in Lock ON after Launch mode for a BVR target in the look down mode and the target was destroyed. Objective  The objective …

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29th India- Indonesia Coordinated Patrol | PIB Summary

The 29th series of India–Indonesia CORPAT is scheduled from 09 – 25 May 17 with the opening ceremony being conducted from 09 -12 May 17 at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. Highlights The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI SutediSenoputra has arrived at Haddo Wharf, Port Blair to mark the commencement of …

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Brahmos Missile Supersonic Cruise Missile | PIB Summary

Indian Navy successfully undertook the firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile from a ship today. This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired from Indian Naval Ship Teg, a Guided Missile Frigate, on a target on land. About | Land Attack Variant BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia, and …

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