Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicDefence industry

Topic: Defence industry

Sweden’s defence company Saab will manufacture deadly Carl Gustaf anti-tank weapons in India

This is also the first time a foreign Original Equipment Manufacturer has announced its plans to open up a fully-owned production facility in India for global customers.

‘Made in India’ hinges on existing small arms manufacturers. Global players come and go

Army's initiative to procure carbines to replace its decades-old British Sterling submachine guns is a chance for Indian companies to benefit.

Boost for India’s plan to be aircraft maintenance hub as Navy planes get heavy work done in TN

Air Works & Boeing doing heavy maintenance on 3 P-8I aircraft simultaneously, a significant step as work on this scale takes 'immense capacity, capability and technology'.

China’s PLA now has more say in weapon development, procurement. India stuck for 8 years

Like India, China’s Defence Industrial Base is State-owned and has a monopoly over defence production. Xi's new regulations will make it stronger.

As war clouds gather over Ukraine, American defence stocks rise even as markets go down

Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman’s stocks saw sharp 4.53% rise, among several defence companies defying market trend as US and other NATO countries warned citizens to leave Ukraine.

Defence innovation will cost money, private control. Else be happy with drone light shows

Govt procedures that masquerade as safety nets for minimising financial loss can only stifle innovation. Modi govt's well-intentioned iDEX scheme seems headed that way.

Military innovation is just the rocket science India needs to push its development graph

Indian armed forces need to be assured that their ideas will be listened to, no matter how ‘out of the box’, or whether or not they have a PhD. It’s the crazy ones who have the ideas.

India’s national security challenges need self-reliant defense industry, says Rajnath Singh

Singh's comments Thursday came amid growing concerns in India and elsewhere over Taliban sweeping and seizing control of Afghanistan following the collapse of the US-backed govt.

Buy weapons from us, India says as it pushes exports to compete with China in neighbourhood

Modi govt is learnt to have decided to present itself as an ‘alternative to China’ in providing quality defence items to nations in Indian Ocean Region, ASEAN.

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.

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Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.