Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicMake in India

Topic: Make in India

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. 

India is finally willing to grow manufacturing at home with customs exemptions of Budget 2022

FM Sitharaman announced in the Budget speech the withdrawal of customs exemption on over 350 tariff items. Know why it's good news.

The ‘make in India’ dream of an IIT-Delhi startup whose drones lit up sky at Beating the Retreat

The drones are the brainchild of BotLab Dynamics — a startup led by 2 IIT Delhi & a University of Illinois alumni. Even the drone body was made by a Seelampur fruit basket maker.

Collaborate or make in India, Rajnath tells French counterpart Parly in defence talks

India & France held Annual Defence Dialogue in Delhi Friday. Visiting defence minister Florence Parly said her country was 'open & ready' to provide more Rafale fighter aircraft.

US and China trade disputes are an opportunity. India could become the next tech hub

Bengaluru did not become a tech innovation hub overnight. It shows key policy changes that are required in India to foster an innovative ecosystem.

Why Vikrant sea trial is key in the power-posturing regions of Indo-Pacific, South China Sea

The US Navy successfully tested the new AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range, just ten days before the Indian navy tested the Vikrant’s sea-faring systems.

Not swadeshi, samarthya is the answer to India’s economic nationalism

Swadeshi has found a new wind in Indian politics as a form of popular resistance to China. But raising barriers to Chinese imports only affects those lower down the income pyramid.

How INS Kiltan has become the strategic flag-bearer of India’s Act East policy

The warship has been a significant pillar in India’s policies at a time when maritime sub-regions in the Pacific have been subject to China’s assertive actions.

‘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.

‘Make in India’ gets big push with 64% of defence modernisation budget kept for Indian players

The 64% allocation under capital acquisition budget amounts to about Rs 70,000 crore and is to be used for purchases from domestic sector. Experts say it will help boost the sector at large.

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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

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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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