Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicDefence Acquisition Council

Topic: Defence Acquisition Council

Olive green Maruti Gypsy to be history as Army seeks new 4×4 soft-top vehicle for operations

A total of 4,964 such vehicles will be bought in the first phase and an RFP for the same will be issued over the next few months.

India eyes more military satellites, aims for secure communication & 24-hr border surveillance

Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday cleared first step of procurement for indigenously designed and built GSAT 7B, a state-of-the-art, multiband, military-grade satellite for Army.

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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PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
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Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.