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SOURCE: SHAILJA KANT UPADHYAY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

One of the controversies over the IGA of 2016 is associated with the offsets and especially Reliance among other private companies.

Regarding Reliance and Dassault 51:49 joint venture, the limit of FDI(foreign direct investment) in automatic route (without government interference/permission) is 49% hence Dassault has formed joint venture with 72 Indian firms that include L&T, Godrej, Samtel, HAL, BEL, along with Reliance without any interference of govt. In fact there is no communication between Modi govt and Dassault regarding offsets as of now as the deal is between INDIA AND FRANCE. India has sought 50% offset with France NOT with Dassault or Safran etc, hence it is responsibility of France to execute 50% offset. Similar to Dassault,Safran(makes engine), Thales(makes avionics) and MBDA(makes missiles and weapons) has also formed a number of joint ventures with a number of Indian companies to execute their part of offsets. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Considered as one of the pathfinder projects under the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) for the joint production of weapons between Indian and the USA have officially been discontinued after last round of talks held by The Joint Working Group on Jet Engine Technology in Wright Patterson Air Force Base at Ohio this year in June failed to provide any breakthrough in talks between both partners said the latest media report.

Both countries have decided to not hold more talks, due to serious differences which have emerged due to which both parties felt any further talks on Jet Engine Technology is unlikely to lead to any new breakthroughs. Continue reading

SOURCE: Rajesh Kumar/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

DRDO recently tested fired Surface to Surface Prahaar Tactical missiles after a gap of Seven years, but this time, it is here to stay and will be used to strengthen firepower of Indian army’s strike corps and will also provide more accurate firepower then Pinaka and Smerch rocket systems.

Prahaar missile initially was developed by DRDO’s has an internal program which was meant to replace the 150 km short-range variant of Prithvi Surface to Surface missiles in conventional warfare role but the idea was rejected by Indian Army and after its first test flight in 2011 the program went into cold storage only to be revived 2018. Continue reading

SOURCE: AMIT PANDEY/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

 

After Years of Struggles with the development of the Nag third generation “fire-and-forget” anti-tank guided missile by India, it is literally raining Anti-Tank Missile Systems as India builds on the technological capabilities which were developed over the years and expertise developed that India has started many parallel projects which are fast maturing and soon India will not require them to be acquired from abroad anymore.

India already has declined American offer to jointly develop next-generation Man-portable Javelin Anti-tank missile system with them and have also recently limited purchase of spike Anti-tank missile system from Israel only to meet its immediate requirement before locally developed Anti-Tank Missile Systems are ready to enter production.

Anti-Tank Missile Systems currently under development are listed below Continue reading

SOURCE:  Joydeep Ghosh / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Why, simply bcozit’s a futile to keep a country as its protectorate. No independent nation worth its salt can digest the fact that its policies are dictated by a nation that acts like big brother. India made the mistake in Nepal. Pt. Nehru refused King Tribhuvan‘s offer of merger with India (a good decision) but he made a mistake of controlling its foreign, finance and security policy from 1947 to 1997 under Friendship Treaty.

This Friendship Treaty was main grudge used by Maoist to uproot the royalty and democratic government. Needless to say this resentment was also successfully fanned by Chinas greedy stratagem to entrap Nepal in its debt trap. Now Nepal sings only Chinese tune, evident from the fact that it is now squeezing Tibetan refugees and even dares to prick India bcoz it knows now India cant do anything. Continue reading

SOURCE: ANITA DESAI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

                                                          Al-Khalid

Pakistani military Generals are desperately scouting for a new Main battle tanks and, after evaluating many Chinese and Ukrainian options in last few years, they seem to have locked on to Russian T-90S Main Battle Tanks which according to their military planners fits the bill in different parameters and also meets their objective of trying to make Russia one of the defense suppliers of Pakistan.

T-90S Main Battle Tanks which are locally produced in India and with orders over 1500 tanks just coming from India alone, Russians don’t even want to hold talks about it with Pakistan let alone even consider selling them to Pakistan even in small numbers but that it not stopping Pakistani government officials who keep bringing that up even though Russians continue to decline to sell them to keep Indian order flow intact. Continue reading

SOURCE: ABHAY KESARKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed that they have started working on an upgrade package for their version of Twin-seater Sukhoi-Su-30SM which basically has been derived from Indian variant of Sukhoi-Su-30MKI to bring it at par with Sukhoi-Su-35, another Air Superiority fighter aircraft which Russian Air-force has in its fleet.

According to Russian media, idea is to make Su-30SM as close to technically similar to Su-35 so that technologies shared between this two jets will help in better management of maintaining spares and servicing of this jets. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa Speaking to the local media in the national capital re-confirmed that IAF is looking to induct over 200 Mark-2 development of Countries LCA-Tejas program which is over 83 Tejas Mk.1A and 40 Mk.1 making composition of IAF fighter fleet inventory somewhere close to 40% with Indian made fighter aircraft in near future.

Dhanoa said that Mk.2 which will come with a more powerful engine and new avionics package and with upgraded fuel and weapons carrying capacity will see induction of 12 Squadrons into IAF when aircraft is ready for induction somewhere in the middle of next decade. Continue reading

SOURCE: AARAV SHARMA/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

After Clearance from Defence Ministry, Indian air force is all set to take over the indigenous LCA-Tejas program but Tejas Mk1 and Mk1A program are far more advanced in their product development that airforce has little control to make any radical changes to the program other than fine-tuning current arrangements and supply lines so that the current production rate can be improved in next few years.

Aeronautical Development Agency and IAF have not revealed many details of the new planned development of the new fighter aircraft, which IAF Chief likes to call it Medium Weight Fighter over Tejas Mark-2 due to its increased capabilities, but IAF is already taking control of the program and it is pretty impressive. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

                       Indigenous AESAR Radar

HAL has decided to stick with imported Israeli EL/M-2052 Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) Radar over Indigenous Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar (AESAR) AESA Radar developed by LRDE to be used on 83 LCA-Tejas Mk 1A even though DRDO is trying to fast-track development of AESAR with the active partition of Private sector companies.

As per information coming from reliable sources close to idrw.org, HAL is set to announce a winner to the global tender which was floated by the company under which three vendors had responded with their AESA Radar technology, the contract is likely to go with ELTA which makes EL/M-2052 AESA Radar with local assembly clause in the contract along with some level of transfer of technology. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

US Military is in process of initiating a futuristic new helicopter program which will go on to replace OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, UH-60 Black Hawks, and AH-64 Apaches medium-lift category armed and reconnaissance helicopters from its current fleet. Under a Program called Future Vertical Lift aircraft, US Military plans to develop a family of helicopters which will go on to serve their forces from 2030 onwards and Washington is keen to have New Delhi onboard its futuristic helicopter Program.

According to reliable industry sources close to idrw.org the first offer came from Obama administration about India being part of the futuristic helicopter Program and even now the current dispensation and Pentagon is still very much wants India to be part of this program considering India in future will have a massive requirement to replace its aging medium-lift category helicopters of its forces. Continue reading

SOURCE: ABHAY KESARKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

While Modi Government tried to be street smart when it came to the procurement of 36 Dassault Rafale from France but it might end up costing Indian air force much-needed additional procurement of the same combat jets. While the Congress-led opposition is busy trying to invent a scam out of Dassault Rafale contract, procuring the second batch of 36 Dassault Rafale has invertedly been delayed and might not happen at all if the opposition makes it a single point agenda to derail India’s security interest.

Tender for purchase of 110 fighter aircraft which was recently floated by Modi Government has seen an unusual entry of Sukhoi-Su-35 in the race which interestingly was kept out on purpose by Indian Air Force and Government of India in efforts not to keep all eggs in Sukhoi basket. Continue reading

SOURCE: AMIT PANDEY/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

From MIM-104 Patriot all-altitude, all-weather air defense system to Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile defense system, United States have offered them all to thwart S-400 deal between India and Russia, but nothing seems to convince Indian military planners that S-400 has any possible American replacement system which could fit in and meet requirements of Indian aerial threat assessments specifically against short-range ballistic missiles which are been supplied in the neighborhood by China in the region.

Americans might not able to stop India from buying S-400 systems from Russia, but India can commit that it will refrain from investing in procurement of new advanced weapon systems from Russia if, the United States agrees to let India procure some of the systems which it has been eyeing from the west but have been denied in the past. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

What was been buzzing around for a while has turned out to be true now, and Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company (JSC) has now officially has responded to Request for Information (RFI) send by India for the supply of 114 units of fighter aircraft tender which many describe as MMRCA 2.0 and is offering its new Su-35.

RFI issued on 6th April 2018 initially received responses from the usual Six OEMs. Airbus with its Eurofighter Typhoon, Boeing with its F/A-18 Super hornet Block III, Dassault with its Rafale, Lockheed Martin with its F-16 Block 70, Saab with Gripen E and RAC with Mig-35, Sukhoi offer of its Su-35 makes it Seventh offer received by Air Headquarters. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Russian shipbuilders have offered to help India, design and develop jointly countries first Generation class of Nuclear Attack Submarines to be developed locally in India. A government of India has approved in recent years, the Indian Navy’s proposal to develop Six Attack nuclear Submarines and the project is at an advanced stage of the design phase.

According to media reports matter was discussed at a high-level meeting during Sochi summit in May earlier this year and India is currently evaluating this Russian offer on the project. Continue reading