Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicAero India

Topic: Aero India

Intent alone won’t make India enter defence exporters club. We need deal hunters abroad

Russia and the US have a lot of depth and influence in India because they remain tied up in a complex web of defence purchases and upgrades.

BrahMos, Tejas, artillery guns, grenades & more — India ready with defence export list

India has listed 85 kinds of equipment and 47 sub-systems for export to Indian Ocean & African countries to help increase defence base to $25 billion by 2025.

At Aero India, India pitches defence partnership to nations in Indian Ocean Region & beyond

On the air show’s last day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says India plans to move from $11 bn defence base to $25 bn by 2025, with a $5 bn export component.

With ‘see-through armour’ & night visibility, this combat vehicle is turning heads at Aero India

The BMP 2 on display at the Aero India is a refurbished version that addresses one of the combat vehicle’s greatest drawbacks.  

Airbus in talks with Indian Navy to lease out Panther helicopters

The Navy has been desperate to replace its Chetak helicopters of 1960s vintage with NUH but the procurement process for 111 such choppers has been stuck.

‘We’ll monitor HAL’s delivery’ — IAF appoints team to ensure mega Tejas order is on schedule

Defence officials also said the contract for 15 indigenous Light Combat Helicopter is set to be awarded by March this year.

Defence ministry, HAL to sign Rs 48,000-cr deal for 83 LCA Tejas at Aero India tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second production line for Tejas Tuesday. His ministry is set to sign a contract worth Rs 48,000 crore with HAL.

Aero India 2021 — world’s first ‘hybrid’ air show takes flight in Bengaluru this week

Top aviation & defence firms from around the world are expected to take part, either physically or virtually. India will showcase its indigenous capabilities.

Eye on China, India to host Indian Ocean Region defence ministers’ conclave next month

As China expands maritime footprint in IOR, India is hoping to sell indigenously built defence equipment, such as fast patrol vessels & Akash missile.

Covid dampener for Aero India, several foreign players to give event a miss

Aero India website shows that only 75 foreign companies have booked their spots for the event at Bengaluru as opposed to the over 200 such firms in the 2019 edition. 

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.