Thursday, 19 May, 2022
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Topic: Defence Ministry

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

India’s defence offset contracts are in shambles, need a revamp

A number of the 57 offset contracts signed so far have resulted in penalties with the number expected to rise.

Defence ministry’s 3rd indigenisation list is a step forward. Now integrate private sector

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As Russia-Ukraine war lingers, India goes for indigenisation of imported defence spares

The new import restriction list released Thursday mentioned 107 subsystems or strategically-important line-replacement units that will be phased out from December 2022 to the end of 2028.

‘Learn Russian words’: Defence ministry issues survival guidelines for Indians stuck in Ukraine

Dos & don’ts list is the first of its kind in a decade, advises to 'walk close to buildings, keep white flag ready, conserve phone battery, be ready for long trek’.

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Defence ministry’s ‘mammoth’ digital survey of 17.78 lakh acres of land — how, why & what next

The largest landowner in the country, Defence Ministry used drones, satellites, 3D modelling for faster, efficient survey in 4,900 pockets, remote terrain to check encroachment

Defence ministry puts curbs on import of 351 items that will be ‘indigenised’ in next 3 yrs

It is the third list by the ministry in 16 months as it aims to achieve self-reliance in defence manufacturing. The import restrictions on 172 items will be in place by December 2022.

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks to Rajnath Singh, recalls meeting with Gen Rawat

During the call, Austin expressed his condolences on the demise of CDS General Bipin Rawat and reaffirmed the US commitment to strengthening bilateral defence ties with India.

Tourist video shows CDS Rawat’s chopper was flying at low altitude, disappeared into thick fog

Defence minister Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha that the chopper lost contact with ATC at Sulur Air Base seven minutes before it was expected to land.

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Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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