New Delhi: Nearly nine months after it demonstrated the swarm drones concept during the Army Day parade here on Jan. 15, a Bengaluru-based startup has bagged a $15-million order to supply 100 units of the system earlier this week. This is the first such purchase for swarm drone […]
New Delhi: India today took a few key decisions that will speed up the way its defence acquisitions are done, including reducing the timelines by half. India’s Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar tweeted the decisions, saying the acquisition wing of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Indian […]
New Delhi: India today approved a navy proposal to float a $5.9-billion tender for locally building next generation attack submarines with foreign help, for which state-run Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) are set to compete. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) of the […]
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New Delhi: Dispelling all speculations and rumours in the corridors of the Ministry of Defence, India today appointed V. L. Kantha Rao, an Indian administrative service officer, as the next Director General (Acquisition) in the defence ministry. Rao was working as an Additional Secretary in the Department of […]
New Delhi: After dithering for nearly three years on the fate of a Rs. 20,000 crore ($2.65 billion) programme for building four amphibious warships for the navy, India has retracted the tender issued in 2013, deciding to rewrite the project requirements to meet the modern threat perceptions and […]
New Delhi: In a first for India, a domestic company today bagged a $56 million order to supply indigenously made hand grenades to the army, a major bid to go self-reliant and self-sufficient in this area of arms production. The Ministry of Defence‘s Acquisition Wing signed the Rs […]
(Editor’s Note: Updated at 5 pm on Sep. 30 with New DAP 2020 document at the end, and previously updated at 9 pm on Sep. 28 with the defence minister’s remarks and reactions from the industry on DAP-220 at the end.) New Delhi: India’s new acquisition rules for […]