Defence Exports
Defence Exports – An Adjunct to India’s Foreign Policy

The Term In general, the term ‘defence exports’ imply transfer of lethal weaponry and warlike equipment to another country under various parameters of mutual understanding and terms of exchange. Export of defence hardware is an adjunct to a...

Science and Technology (S&T) Digest (1-15 April 2024), Issue 35

In this Issue I. Defence and Security New Generation Ballistic Missile Agni-Prime Flight-Tested Indigenous Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile Weapon System Defence Exports Touched a Record Rs 21,083 crore in the FY 2023-24 Need Collaboration to...

Science and Technology (S&T) Digest, 1-15April 2023, Issue 11

In this Issue Defence and Security Defence Exports Reaches an All-Time High of Rs. 15,920 crore in FY 2022-23 India’s Defence Industrial Corridors (DICs) Defence Forces to Place Orders for Two More Units of the Pralay Ballistic Missiles HAL...

India’s Defence Exports: Onwards to a Goal that Seemed Impossible

Start point - disbelief When the Draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP) issued on 03 Aug 2020 by the MoD had stated upfront a goal of achieving defence exports target of Rupees 35000 Crores as a part of the overall defence...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 01-15 April 2023

DEFENCE Defence exports reach an all-time high of Rs 16,000 crore in financial year 2022-23. Prime Minister reviews operational readiness of the Armed Forces during Combined Commanders’ Conference in Bhopal. General Manoj Pande proceeded on a...

Defence Exports: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives

Premise This work is based on the premise that the current level of defence exports in India is well short of its stipulated targets and there is a need for revamping the same. Layout The analysis is laid out as under:- Current status vis-à-vis...

With Defence Production and Procurement Policies in Place – Are We Headed Correctly?

‘Year of Covid’ – an Important Year for Defence Sector The stigma, ‘year of Covid’ notwithstanding, 2020 has been a very important year when it comes to self-reliance in defence and aerospace sector. It was in this year when the Ministry of Defence...

PM’s call at Kevadia – What is the ‘Big Picture’?

Ever since the PM addressed the Combined Commanders Conference in Kevadia on 06 March 2021 the media has been picking up bits and pieces of his address and pitching it as ‘stand-alone agendas’ complete with all the semantics aimed to sensationalise...

Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020: Effective Implementation is the Key

Following closely on the heels of Draft Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, which was open for comments till 10 Aug 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has formulated another document called Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020...

Defence Exports: Analysing the Armenian Success

On 01 Mar 2020, the media was abuzz with the breaking news of India having won a 40 million USD contract to supply four Swathi Weapon Locating Radars (WLR) to Armenia beating strong competitors like Russia and Poland1. A contract of this magnitude...

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