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SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

The government of India recently shortlisted Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Company which can compete with Public sector companies to build 6 AIP equipped Conventional Diesel Submarines under Project 75i for Indian Navy.

Reliance Infrastructure which belongs to Anil Ambani recently brought stake in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering just before the government announced that Pipavav Shipyards have been shortlisted. According to sources close to idrw.org both Private shipyards for the first time will be awarded to built 1 submarines each and four submarines will be awarded to PSU shipyards owned by Ministry of Defence. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

BrahMos Mini is official been dubbed as BrahMos NG (Next generation ) Since Air force, Army, and Navy all are now on-board new missile system project and have agreed to fund and Purchase new lighter Brahmos missile systems.

BrahMos Corporation (BA) in the initial stage wanted to develop BrahMos Mini for Air force so that other fighter aircraft like Mig-29 and Sukhoi-30 could be integrated with the new missile, without carrying out heavy modifications but Army and Navy have expressed their willingness to be part of BrahMos NG (Next generation ) Project which will eventually replace older BrahMos in next decade or so . Continue reading

SOURCE :  Ranesh Rajan  FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Artist impression of Naval LCA MK-2 taking off from INS Vikramaditya 

What made Indian air force demand development of MK-2 variant of Lca-Tejas? Was it shortfall in performance of Tejas MK-1 ? or MK-1 failed to meet Air Staff Requirement (ASR) issued by IAF ? are some of the questions which Indian air force has failed to answer over the years which has lead to many speculations and counter speculations on performance of Tejas MK-1.

IAF has placed orders for 40 Tejas MK-1 variant, ADA and HAL also have developed 2 Technology Demonstrators (TD), 5 Prototype Vehicles (PV), Plus orders of 8 Limited Series Production (LSP) aircraft has been executed, but the aircrafts will remain for certifications with developing agencies . according to late Air Commodore (Ret) Parvez Hamilton Khokha who was also Project director for LCA at ADA Performance of MK-1 exceeded Original ASR issued by IAF, according to him who has been credited with flying more than 62 types of aircrafts , Said MK-1 is even better then Mirage-2000 operated by IAF . So why is IAF is still adamant for Tejas MK-2? Continue reading

SOURCE: Pranav D Sharma /  FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

The Armed forces special powers act (AFSPA) is often described as a demonic law by the human rights activists and agencies. They refer to the clauses of this law as a gross violation of one’s fundamental right of freedom and justice. AFSPA is always debated in a negative light but never from a soldier’s perspective, who is the true stake holder in this case and finds his hands strengthened, all for a good reason.

The AFSPA gives unprecedented powers to security forces which can become both, a boon for a foot soldier and a curse for a common Kashmiri civilian. There are reports about the repeated violations of this law and misuse of its clauses resulting in fake encounters and killing of innocent civilians at times. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

With March deadline for completion of MMRCA negotiation fast approaching, Determined Russia is trying every trick in the books to deny France the Biggest fighter jets contract in the world, Indian media without official government information is also adding more fuel to MMRCA Speculation each passing day .

In our last report (French Media: Dassault and HAL have reached an agreement on Rafale Production) we had informed our viewers that  Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Dassault have finalized Industrial agreements on production of Rafale fighter jet in India and disagreements over Production and Warranty has been resolved. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

According to report prepared by Pierre Tran and Vivek Raghuvanshi for defensenews.com, claims that India and Russia have agreed to work on 5th-generation fighter aircraft based on Su-35, new aircraft which both countries have agreed on will be a reconfigured as Su-35 dubbed as Su-35S and have termed it as 5th generation fighter jet.

Su-35 is classified as 4++ Generation fighter jet, Class which comes close to a 5th-generation fighter aircraft, minus Internal weapons bay and Special Stealth Coating for minimum radar cross section (RCS) and next generation Avionics and weapons systems. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

After Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., (HAL) was able to save its in-house HTT-40 project to develop light trainer aircraft for Indian Air force, after IAF had repeatedly turned down the project  recently it got a boost when Defence ministry ordered IAF to place orders for HTT-40 to be used in Stage-I training of Pilots.

HAL now fears that IAF which operates Swiss-made Pilatus PC-7 Mark-II in large numbers will not a place a large order to make whole project financially viable, IAF also showed no interest in Armed variant of HTT-40 offered by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). So HAL now plans to offer Armed variant of HTT-40 to Indian Army. HAL sources close to idrw.org have confirmed that HAL wants to develop Armed variant of HTT-40 but refused to confirm if talks are been held with Indian Army. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

According to report prepared by Vivek Raghuvanshi for Defensenews.com, India may not have the funds to seal the $12 billion deal with Dassault Aviation to purchase Rafale fighter planes.While India plans to boost hike defense spending by almost 8 percent, defense analysts and military officers say it falls short of expectations and isn’t enough to buy the fresh weaponry.

Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation confirmed to French media that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Dassault have finalized Industrial agreements on production of Rafale fighter jet in India, but finalization of the contract agreement with Indian Ministry of Defence is still pending . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Will India’s First Nuclear Submarine ” INS Arihant ” which finally has started her sea trials last year will participate in International Fleet Review 2016 which for the first time will be hosted by Eastern Naval Command (ENC) of Indian Navy in February 2016 ?

Well according to Retired Vice Admiral Arun Kumar believes it will, In his latest article in a leading defence security magazine Kumar is hopeful that INS Arihant will participate in the event which will be attended by more than 60 ships from over 22 nations including USA, UK, Japan and Australia . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Eric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation have told French reporters that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Dassault have finalized Industrial agreements on production of Rafale fighter jet in India and disagreements over Production and Warranty has been resolved, with unique arrangements agreed upon by both companies .

HAL and Dassault both have softened their stand and both have agreed to take collective responsibility of Rafale fighter jet manufactured in India. Trappier also confirmed that Indian air force (IAF) is extremely pleased with the new arrangement and have no objection to the new arrangement reached by two aero majors. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

‘On-board oxygen generating system’ (OBOGS) developed by DEBEL, an organ of DRDO was recently handed over to DRDO after completing development work on the system and DEBEL is also has started to work on modified OBOGS to be fitted in another fighter aircrafts used by Indian Air force .

Sukhoi-30MKI, Mirgae-2000 and Mig-29 are aircrafts have been selected which will get crucial ‘integrated life support system’ (ILSS) system like OBOGS Ingeniously developed in India next. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Sanjay Raut in Rajya Sabha informed Parliamentarians that There are no quality gaps in the systems developed by DRDO and evaluated by the Services.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is primarily involved in design and development of strategic, complex and security sensitive systems in the fields of missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, radars, electronic warfare systems, sonars, combat vehicles, combat aircraft, sensors, etc for the Armed Forces as per their specific Qualitative Requirements. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

DRDO developed Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system mounted on Brazilian Embraer EMB-145I aircraft will be handed over to IAF this June and Second aircraft in September this year. Both aircrafts have undergone extensive trails in various forward airbases of India air force, DRDO now wants IAF to explore further option to purchase more aircrafts. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Ranjib Biswal in Rajya Sabha informed Parliamentarians that Indian Navy has Inducted only 2 Submarines in last 15 years. One was Conventional Diesel powered Kilo-class Submarine and other been leased Russian nuclear-powered Akula-II Attack submarine which joined Indian Navy as INS Chakra. Continue reading

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