Tejas fighter flies with a new Digital Flight Control Computer
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The new digital flight computer will connect the older Tejas fighter’s analogue ports and cabling with the new digital world   By Ajai Shukla 22nd February 24   In 1993, when development work began in earnest on the Tejas Mark-1, the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bengaluru – the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO) laboratory set up to oversee the Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) project – took on the challenge of making the new fighter highly manoeuvrable as well as highly safe.   These conflicting features were achieved through world class avionics that combined an u ..read more
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Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane: India and US are key stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific
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Defence Secretary Aramane and former US ambassador to India, Richard Verma, at INDUS-X   By Ajai Shukla Business Standard, 22nd Feb 24   A two-day India-US defence cooperation meeting in Delhi -- the India-US Defence Accelerator Ecosystem (INDUS-X) -- terminated on Wednesday with the two countries declaring it an important milestone in defence collaboration.   This is the second INDUS-X meeting. The first was in June 2023 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the US.   Addressing the gathering, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane called India and the US key s ..read more
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Delhi hosts two-day INDUS-X Summit; will discuss strategic and security
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Initially greeted with little fanfare, the INDUS-X could eventually prove crucial for developing ways of deterring China By Ajai Shukla Business Standard, 21st Feb 24   A two-day India-US defence cooperation meeting, called the India-US Defence Accelerator Ecosystem (INDUS-X), kicked off in Delhi on Tuesday marking a significant milestone in collaboration between the two countries in defence innovation.   Launched in June 2023 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the US, INDUS-X has driven the expansion of bilateral ties in defence innovation.    While bei ..read more
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Defence component maker, Nibe, opens Pune facililty
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These new weapons have been designed by DRDO, with large private firms, such as the Tatas, L&T or Kalyani as production partners. Each of these have co-opted dozens of smaller firms   By Ajai Shukla Business Standard, 20 Feb 24   Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt inaugurated a production facility for a defence component manufacturer called Nibe In Pune on Monday. This 250,000 square foot shop floor will produce components for a new generation of Indian weaponry – Pinaka rocket launchers and Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missiles (MR-SAMs).   These new weapons syst ..read more
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Ananth Technologies claims crucial role in 55 modules for launch system
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ATL has supplied complete power control system, solar array generation system, power distribution system, DC-DC power converters, star sensors   By Ajai Shukla   Hyderabad-based Ananth Technologies Limited (ATL) – which has launched 98 satellites and 78 launch vehicles for Indian space programs – has claimed a crucial role in the launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) F14 and the Indian Satellite (INSAT) 3DS.   “We are delighted to announce the successful launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle F14 (GSLV F14) by the Indian Space Research Organ ..read more
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US Drone Sale to India Unblocked Only After Key Senator Extracts Pledge on Pannun Plot Probe
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Senator Ben Cardin, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said 'he had ended his 'hold' on the agreement now that President Joe Biden's administration agreed to fully investigate an Indian assassination plot on U.S. soil and that he would hold the administration to this commitment.   By Ajai Shukla The Wire New Delhi, 3rd Feb 24   The Biden administration’s proposal to make a major armed drone sale to India – blocked by Congress two months ago over allegations that an Indian government agency sought to assassinate a US national on American soil – is finally goin ..read more
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Interim defence budget keeps spending below 2% of GDP
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The budget for FY 24-25 continues trend of keeping defence spending below 2% of GDP   By Ajai Shukla Business Standard, 2nd Feb 24   In the interim Union budget presented in Parliament on Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, herself a former defence minister, allocated just over Rs 6.21 lakh crore to the Ministry of Defence (MoD).   That is a 4.72 per cent rise over the defence allocation in the current year’s budget, i.e. for financial year 2023-24 (FY 24). However, compared to the revised allocation for the current year, it was a marginal ..read more
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US blocks $3 billion drone sale to India until ‘meaningful investigation’ of Pannun assassination conspiracy
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Indian-American lawmakers warned of “significant damage” to the US–India partnership if New Delhi does not act directly and quickly   Ajai Shukla The Wire, 31st Jan 24   The US government has held back delivery of 31 MQ-9A Sea Guardian and Sky Guardian drones to India until New Delhi carries out a “meaningful investigation” into the conspiracy to assassinate Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, The Wire has learned.   Pannun, who hold dual US and Canadian citizenship, is a New York-based Khalistan activist accused by India of terrorism.   The proposed $3 billion purchase includes ..read more
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MoD inks Rs 1,070 crore contract with Mazagon Dock for 14 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs)
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       This is aimed at bolstering maritime security in the Indian Ocean, amid China’s rapidly growing navy   By Ajai Shukla Business Standard, 25th Jan 24   With the growing activities of international pirates off the Gulf of Aden driving up the costs of freight and shipping, the government has moved to build more armed vessels to keep open the international shipping lanes that carry much of the world’s trade through this war-torn region.   In the last 20 years, the Indian Navy has taken upon itself the role of “net security provider” in the Indian Oc ..read more
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Rajnath matches Xi, talks up role of border villagers
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Defence minister says earlier governments considered border as last areas of country. Modi govt considers border areas as the “face of India”   By Ajai Shukla Business Standard, 22nd Jan 24   In 2017, the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced with fanfare a new border village policy: This involved resettling Tibetan graziers in “model villages” in disputed areas along the Sino-Indian border.   In fact, the Chinese border policy had already been implemented since 1995. In an acclaimed investigative article in May 2021, in Foreign Policy magazine ..read more
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