Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicIndigenous defence manufacturing

Topic: indigenous defence manufacturing

Naval utility chopper, light tanks on 3rd list of items India will stop importing

List consists of 101 items. Inclusion of naval choppers a boost to HAL, which wanted in on project. Rajnath Singh speaks about danger of importing systems with foreign codes.

More jobs can shock-proof the Indian economy. Unemployment allowance can be cushion for now

Firms must build buffers, concerted indigenisation needed in strategic sectors like defence. At individual level, partial social safety net now exists, but more funding required.

As globalisation is bombed, a ‘fortress economy’ is tempting, but India must know its limits

India can’t break free of global supply chains & will stay import-dependent for energy, weapons parts. Selective integration may work better by creating mutual interdependence.

Defence ministry’s PMA policy is protectionism. Indian-made arms need export market

The increase in momentum of 'self-reliance' projects by the defence ministry is palpable. But it can't be successful as a standalone initiative.

Need a robust and reliable gun, says Army as artillery modernisation plan faces hiccups

Lt Gen. T.K. Chawla, Director General Artillery, stresses importance of indigenous defence manufacturing while discussing challenges facing Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System & Dhanush.

Tejas flying record world’s best, criticism unfortunate, says IAF veteran who flew LCA at 78

Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (Retd), who turns 80 Sunday, also became the oldest man to have flown the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas after a flight in February 2020.

‘Positive indigenisation list’ got lengthier but India’s defence industry far from ready

Until the technological base of defence industry improves, ‘Make in India’ with transfer of technology and specified indigenous content may be a better bet.

Aatmanirbhar in defence can’t be a mere slogan. Modi govt must handhold private players

For making India aatmanirbhar in defence production, the Modi government, along with the armed forces, private industry and the DRDO, will have to walk the talk.

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Protecting pilots’ mental health will keep us all safer.Photographer: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America

Mental health of pilots under scanner after plane crash in China

An anonymous survey of 1,848 pilots in 2015 found 12.6% suffered from depression while 4.1% experienced suicidal thoughts.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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