Defence

Current Status: India-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative

February 23, 2017

India-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) is one of the central pillar of cooperation between the two countries. However, since it was created in 2012, has done little progress. Background India and US have been formally cooperating in defence since 1995 under the Defense Framework Agreement...

Missile Technology Control Regime : Key Facts

September 22, 2016

India has joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as its 35th member. The instrument of accession was signed in a ceremony held in South Block in the presence of diplomats from the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg missions. Earlier, India has also joined the Hague Code of...

LSA, CISMOA and BECA Agreements

February 16, 2016

In earlier modules we have discussed that DTTI (Defence Trade and Technology Initiative) is one of the main vehicles for bilateral security ties between United States and India. DTTI is neither a treaty nor law. Its objective is to strengthen India-US cooperative research, co-production, and co-development of...

Defence Procurement Policy

January 2, 2016

Defence Procurement Policy came into effect in 2002. Under DPP all capital acquisitions are categorized into: Buy(Indian), Buy & Make (Indian), Make, Buy & Make, Buy (Global). Buy (Indian) : minimum of 30% indigenous content. Buy & Make (Indian) : Initial quantities are purchased through the Indian...

Defence Production and Import Dependency in India

January 2, 2016

The indigenous production of Defence equipments in the country comes under the purview of the Department of Defence Production under Defence Ministry. India inherited the Ordnance Factories (OF) Organization from British, now known as Ordinance Factories Board. There are 41 Indian Ordinance Factories, placed under a Ordinance...

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)

January 2, 2016

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts is collective name of several acts passed by Indian parliament for providing special powers to the Indian Armed Forces and to provide army officers and jawans legal immunity for their actions in disturbed areas. Historical Background The British had promulgated the Armed Forces Special...

List of India’s Missiles

January 2, 2016

In 1970s, the Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) undertook the Project Devil and Project Valiant. The Project Devil was aimed to produce short range surface-to-air missile. The project Valiant was aimed to produce long-range ballistic missile. Both Projects were considered failures. Project Valiant was terminated in...

Indian Navy: Commands, Ranks, Insignia and Operational Bases

January 2, 2016

The primary objective of Indian Navy is to secure the nation’s maritime borders; have greater influence of India in maritime interests, further maritime trade and They show a greater influence in India’s maritime area of interest, to further the nation’s political, economic and security objectives. Commands of...

Weapons and Arms of Indian Army

January 2, 2016

The equipment of the Indian army include Infantry weapons such as small arms, rockets & mortars; Vehicles, Combat vehicles such as battle Tanks, Artillery, Missile Systems and Aircrafts. Most of the equipments are imported with an increasingly use of indigenous components and equipments. For tactical air transport,...

Indian Army: Important Facts

January 2, 2016

Current form of Indian army finds its origin from East India Company’s military department created at Kolkata in 1776. Gradually, three Presidencies of Bengal, Bombay and Madras organized their separate armies until 1895 when they were unified into single Indian Army. At that time, Indian Army had...

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