Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicDefence Acquisition Council

Topic: Defence Acquisition Council

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.

From choppers to missiles, Modi govt cuts defence foreign shopping list, favours Make in India

Defence Acquisition Council meeting chaired by Rajnath Singh puts emphasis on indigenous products. Foreign firms can tie up with Indian companies to produce for global market.

Rafale’s Hammer story captures what’s wrong with India’s defence acquisition

The Hammer is only the latest and most high profile case in a frenzy of ‘emergency procurements’ kicked off by the Ladakh crisis.

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.

Defence Ministry clears acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 2,000 crore

Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, also accorded approval for indigenous development & production of ammunition for T72 and T90 tanks.

India misses the deadline for issuing tenders to procure submarines & naval helicopters

The development is a setback to PM Modi’s $250-billion military modernisation plan to arm India's defense forces with state-of-the-art military hardware at a time when threats from neighbours China and Pakistan are rising.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

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The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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