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Indian Army to buy small arms through foreign Military Sales

The Indian Army is all set to purchase small arms through Foreign Military sales. Highlights The small arms are to be purchased from the US based firm FN Herstal. The small arms purchased will be used by the special forces. India will purchase 7.62 x 51 mm FN scar made by the US unit of ..

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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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United States leads arms exporting countries

According to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the largest exporter of arms during the past five years (2015-2019) was the United States, whose exports grew by 23 per cent and share in global arms exports grew to 36 per cent. Half of US arms exports are reported to have gone ..

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A 5% increase in the global arms sales – SIPRI

According to a new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2018, the global arms sale has increased by 5% in the market dominated by the US. As per the report, the turnover of the top 100 of the biggest arms manufacturers is 420 billion USD. The US arms manufacturers alone account for ..

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Sudha Rani Relangi new prosecution director of Central Bureau of Investigation

Sudha Rani Relangi, who is currently serving as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Law and Justice, has been appointed as new director of prosecution in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years. The post had been lying vacant since the last Director of Prosecution OP Verma completed his term ..

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