Defence

September 22, 2016

Missile Technology Control Regime : Key Facts

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…

February 16, 2016

LSA, CISMOA and BECA Agreements

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…

January 2, 2016

Defence Procurement Policy

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) :…

January 2, 2016

Defence Production and Import Dependency in India

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…

January 2, 2016

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)

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…

January 2, 2016

List of India’s Missiles

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…

January 2, 2016

Indian Navy: Commands, Ranks, Insignia and Operational Bases

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…

January 2, 2016

Weapons and Arms of Indian Army

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…

January 2, 2016

Indian Army: Important Facts

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…