Aatmanirbharta: Beyond Rhetoric

Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2020 with a Rs 2,000,000 crore (US$ 262 billion) package (10 percent of India’s GDP), the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign aims to foster […]

Defence Minister Reviews Performance of OFB, DPSUs

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on February 24 reviewed the performance of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Defence Public Sector Undertakings – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bharat Electronics Limited […]

Ordnance Factories Strike Called off

New Delhi. Continuing the process of dialogue which had started two week ago on August 14, the fourth meeting was held on August 23 with the office bearers of AIDEF, […]

Ordnance Factories to be Corporatised

New Delhi. In a move aimed at reducing dependence on imports, the government has decided to corporatise ordnance factories as this would boost combat efficiency of the Armed Forces and […]

No Proposal to Privatise OFB: MoD

New Delhi. In continuation of the meeting held on August 14, a Committee of senior officials of Ministry of Defence (MoD) led by Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production alongwith […]

A Framework for Defence Interaction with IITs

This is an extension of my article Defence Technology – An Indian Conundrum KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. IT COMES FROM RESEARCH. RESEARCH GENERATES TECHNOLOGY. TECHNOLOGY OWNED IS CHEAP. TECHNOLOGY BOUGHT IS COSTLY […]

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AK-203 Production Kicks-off in India

CORVA, Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened a plant for production of 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles in Corva, Uttar Pradesh. The founders of the Joint Venture (JV) Indo-Russian Rifles […]