Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicDefence equipment

Topic: Defence equipment

Lasers out of sci-fi — what is Iron Beam, the new air defence system Israel just tested

PM Naftali Bennett said Thursday's test was successful, and shared video showing laser beams intercepting & destroying rockets, mortars, UAVs. Each shot will cost $3.50, he said.

Another lesson for India from Ukraine: DRDO must get its act together & get along with military

DRDO projects are victims of massive time and cost overruns, plus there's a trust deficit between them and the armed forces. These issues need fixing.

Can India get spares for Russian military equipment elsewhere? Learn from Poland, Iran

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict demonstrates how over-reliance on one supplier can have major long-term consequences for India’s force structure.

The weight of dead Indian soldiers is also on missing body armour. Army needs them now

Modern protection equipment could have saved 70% of personnel killed in J&K since 1990. Nothing else can highlight the urgency of mass-producing PPE better than this.

119 capital procurement proposals worth Rs 2.15 lakh cr approved in 3 years, says govt

MoS for Defence Ajay Bhatt said the proposals were approved to promote the domestic defence industry, and added that Rs 71,438 cr has been earmarked for capital procurement.

India notifies 2nd list of defence items it won’t import, industry hopes more will be added

108 items are on the second list, which include light helicopters with single engines, next generation Corvettes, mini UAV for surveillance and anti-material rifles among others.  

Defence ministry signs deal with Mahindra Defence to procure 1,300 light combat vehicles

The defence ministry says the vehicle will be authorised to various fighting units for carriage of medium machine guns, automatic grenade launchers and anti-tank guided missiles.

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.

Govt approves export of indigenous Akash missiles as UAE, Vietnam among others show interest

Modi govt has created a high-ranking committee comprising the defence minister, the external affairs minister and the national security advisor for faster export approvals.

China has become a major exporter of armed drones, Pakistan is among its 11 customers

Defence experts say Chinese arms supplies, especially in India’s neighbourhood, should be a cause for concern.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.