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India’s First IAC to be commissioned in 2022

According to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) named ‘INS Vikrant’ (meaning courageous) will be commissioned in 2022. Key Points Defence Minister described this achievement as India’s pride and a shining example of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Commissioning of IAC will be befitting tribute to India’s 75th year of India’s independence. About INS ..

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Defence Conclave, 2020 in Gujarat

On June 25, 2020, the Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik inaugurated a two-day Defence Conclave 2020 in Gujarat. Highlights The minister addressed the conference virtually. The conclave was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers. About the Conclave The Conclave will bring together the government representatives and serve ..

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Defence Minister unveils updated manual DPP-2020

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled an updated manual DPP-2020 (Defence Procurement Procedure-2020). For the last 18 years, this DPP is the procurement manual that has been used for governing the purchase of weapons and equipment from the defence capital budget. The 2020 draft version aims to promote more indigenous content in defence equipment which are ..

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Share of Indian Companies in defence contracts increases to 75.03%

As per the recent information from the Union Defence Ministry, the share of Indian companies in contracts awarded by the Union Defence Ministry for procurement of defence equipments is 75.03 per cent in 2019-20. The share has increased from 39.06 per cent in 2015-16 to 75.03 per cent in 2019-20 as the Ministry tries to ..

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HAL offers indigenous multirole chopper to Indian armed forces

Bengaluru-based Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) recently offered an indigenous multirole chopper to the Indian armed forces. This new chopper is to replace its medium lift choppers such as MI-17s, Kamovs and Seakings. The company also announced that its Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) are ready for operational induction in the services.

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