Indian Defence industry exports, Privatization, Indigenization Watch Thread

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  1. Chinmoy

    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Indian home security need is also too large. CISF, CRPF and BSF too showed interest in this. It might be for that. Most probably for CRPF.
     
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    Tejas Steals Sino-Pakistani ‘Thunder’? Malaysia Shifts Interest From JK-17, May Buy 30 Indian LCAs
    by Swarajya Staff - Jan 09 2019, 5:27 pm,




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    India’s LCA Tejas. (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
    In what is being seen as an endorsement to the Indian Tejas’s quality, Malaysia may be shifting its interest from the Sino-Pakistani JF-17 ‘Thunder’ to India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and is reportedly keen on buying 30 such planes.

    Kuala Lumpur has asked New Delhi to send a Tejas fighter plane to the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA’19) which is Malaysia’s premier defence exhibition, as reported by Business Standard.

    Malaysia switching to the Indian fighter instead of the one developed jointly by China and Pakistan will be the second setback to Islamabad after Sri Lanka earlier backed away from the JF-17 despite expressing interest in it.

    The Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), though not fully developed, is considered far deadlier than the JF-17 Thunder fighter by many experts.

    The current version of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) Tejas might be slightly costlier than its Pakistani counterpart with the former priced at $28.5 million and the latter at $25 million. However, Tejas reportedly offers better performance compared to the Pakistani jet, which has been developed jointly by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation of China and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra.

    Tejas excels JF-17 in the technologies that are utilised in it, including lightweight composite material body, sophisticated quadruplex digital flight control system, microprocessor-based utility controls and the superior American GE-404IN engine among others.

    The Malaysian Air Force is already flying Sukhoi-30MKM, which is modelled on the IAF’s Sukhoi-30MKI.
     
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  3. Prashant12

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    According to international media Philippine Department of National Defense has awarded Indian company L&T the acquisition project for the Philippines' Light Armor System Upgrade (LARSU), for a budget of 14 million USD!

     
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    Force motors won the light strike vehicle contact, whereas this is a light specialist vehicle. Afaik Mahindra,tata & Ashok Leyland are competing for this LSV contract
     
  5. Bhumihar

    Bhumihar Jako Rakhe Saiyan Mar Sake Na Koi Senior Member

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    It may or may not be legit but anyway
    This shows the strengths of private sector

    India has a untapped potential in defence industry.
     
  6. Chinmoy

    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    The posted pic is that of Light Strike Vehicle. The one you are talking of is different.

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    You could see some tell tale difference between two. Light Specialist Vehicle has been envisioned as a multiple platform system unlike Light Strike Vehicle. Although I've yet to come across any RFI for Light Speciality Vehicle from IA or IAF.
     
  7. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Seems more like speculation than anything real. As an island country, Tejas has very limited use for RMAF. They would need long distance, deep penetration strike aircraft.
     
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    Tamil Nadu Defence Corridor to be Launched on January 20

    New Delhi: The government will launch a defence industrial corridor in Tamil Nadu on January 20 during which major investments in the sector are expected to be announced, Secretary of Defence Production Ajay Kumar said on Monday.

    The event will be attended by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and senior defence ministry and armed forces officials. Defence products are expected to be unveiled at the event, besides launching of a defence innovation hub in Coimbatore, officials said.

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech on February 2 last year, had announced that two defence industrial production corridors will be set up in the country to promote domestic defence industry.

    The government had envisaged building corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The idea behind setting up the defence industrial corridors was to ensure connectivity among various defence industrial units.

    The Tamil Nadu industrial corridor will connect Chennai, Hosur, Coimbatore, Salem and Tiruchirappalli.

    "During the January 20 event, major industry announcements on investments are expected," Kumar said. The event will see participation of several defence PSUs and industry players, he said.

    When asked whether Ambani and Adani would be participating in the event, Kumar said "Ambani is not participating" as far as he knows.

    The defence nodes in Tamil Nadu have a mix of government entities, large private companies, Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) and academic institution which makes it an ideal hub for further enhancing the defence-related ecosystem, defence officials said.

    Tamil Nadu has over 500 engineering colleges and varsities, including the Anna University in Chennai, the National Institute of Technology in Trichy, and the Vellor Institute of Technology.

    https://www.news18.com/news/india/t...dor-to-be-launched-on-january-20-2002355.html
     
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    Hyderabad-based Midhani signs pact with Tubacex


    HYDERABAD: City-based defence PSU, Midhani, which manufactures special steels and super-alloys has entered into a MoU with Spanish multinational group Tubacex which produces stainless steel and high-alloyed tubular products, on Thursday.

    The MoU between the two companies will be taking forward the ‘Make in India’ bandwagon as they will be entering into a collaborative business expansion model that will help Midhani use its metal produce to make pipes using Tubacex’s know-how and manufacture pipes for the oil and gas industry.

    Dr Dinesh Kumar Likhi, CMD of Midhani, said that the move will help India achieve a dual role of reducing imports and also help in taking Midhani’s commercial scope to the outside world.

    “Our usual role ends at making alloys and steel and the process stops at that. With this alliance we will now be making tubes and pipes for oil and gas industry along with Tubacex’s technology,” Dinesh Kumar said.


    http://www.newindianexpress.com/sta.../midhani-signs-pact-with-tubacex-1926602.html
     
  10. Indx TechStyle

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    India's defence exports may cross Rs 10,000 crore by end of FY19: Secretary of Defence Production
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    Since the government liberalised Foreign Direct Investment in the defence sector, nearly Rs 4,000 crore of FDI has come in this sector. (Representative Image)

    ₹10,000 Crores = $1.54 billion!

    Means very soon in top 10 exporters if growth continues.
     
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    Parrikar did said that we will try to touch $2 Bn of exports within two years in 2016 . At least we are heading in the right direction even if we are moving little slow . wish Parrikar stayed as DM and also his health was better ...:tsk:

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    China's Military exports we're $9 billions outta which $6-7 billions are from Pakistan alone. We aren't far behind.

    The day we get a credible industry able to deliver all requirements of our own armed forces and have a friendly country who's weaker & enemy of our enemy country will transform both situation & perception (may be Vietnam vs China).

    We are covering every small defense deal on this thread right now, but we won't do after that.:p
     
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    Huh? We barely can produce 8-9 Tejas a year!. The IAF requires 88 at present. So doing the math it will take a good 10-11 years to equip the IAF, ie,, not before 2030 - 32!! By which time the Tejas would become obsolete! Unless of course the govt sets up at least three more manufacturing plants.
     
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    Under fire for ignoring HAL, govt diverts Rs 200 crore meant for MES builders to HAL
    Under political fire for overlooking the interests of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in favour of a private defence player, the Narendra Modi government is said to have diverted approximately Rs 200 crore of funds allocated for payment of dues to developers of military-grade infrastructure towards the Bengaluru-based state giant earlier this month.

    The decision to divert funds meant for private military contractors to HAL has created resentment among the military builders across the country, who are now threatening to stop operations due to shortage of funds and non-payment of dues to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore.

    The Military Engineering Service (MES) Builder Association of India (BAI) said at a press conference in New Delhi on Monday that the Union Defence Ministry owes them an approximate Rs 2,000 crore in non-payment of dues. MESBAI looks after the basic infrastructure requirements of all the three wings of the armed forces, besides being involved in maintenance and operations. They also construct runaways and hangars at the IAF bases among other crucial responsibilities entrusted upon them.

    The only recognised association under the Ministry of Defence, MESBAI boasts of 10,000 private contractors, collectively employing three lakh staff and 15-20 lakh labourers in the country.

    “We have been facing the problem of non-payment of legitimate dues for the last three years. We have been making constant efforts to draw the attention of the government on this issue,” Praveen Mahana, the President of MESBAI, told mediapersons at a press conference in New Delhi on Monday.

    “Due to scarcity of the funds, our members are paying to their workers by taking loans and they also buying materials from the market on credit by paying higher cost to keep continue the work. If the amount of Rs. 2,000 Crore is not released soon and the payment is made to the contractors, then they will be compelled to stop all the ongoing construction works, maintenance and operation works for all the wings of Armed Forces,” added Mahana.

    MESBAI’s vice-president Azeezulla Khan said that earlier this month, MESBAI was assured of a payment of Rs 230 crore towards fulfilment of their dues, but it didn’t go through the last minute.

    “We were happy to know that some of our dues had been cleared on Jan 16. But a few days later, we were informed by the Engineer-in-Chief of the Armed Forces that the funds had been diverted to HAL, since it needed the money more than us,” he says.

    “If contractors are not paid soon, thousands of construction workers and due to this the basic infrastructure of armed forces, will be badly affected,” Khan added.

    Balbir Singh Vij, the general secretary of the Association, says that repeated assurances from the Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman, the Engineer-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and other officials from the government haven’t been fulfilled yet.

    “The defence minister had assured us in person on October 26, 2018, that our funds would be released before Diwali. However, only Rs 250 crore of the total liability was cleared then,” says Vij, adding that they had called off a “tools down” strike scheduled for Oct 29-30 after meeting the Raksha Mantri.

    The military builders’ association says that the situation is so serious now that they may be forced to stop developments works of "national security” grade infrastructure in coming days if their bills remain unsettled.

    The association says that they are also involved in the construction of hangars for Rafale fighter jets at the Indian Air Force bases in Ambala (Punjab) and Hasimara (West Bengal).

    “Over the last four to six months, the development there has been going on at snail’s pace. More or less, the activity has come to a standstill since we don’t have the funds to pay to the contractors, who have significantly cut down on their labour,” says Mahana.

    “Where would they park the Rafale aircraft, which the government has been selling off as a deal important to national security whenever they are questioned,” the association’s president asks.

    Press Trust of India (PTI) reported in July last year that Rs 220 crore had been sanctioned for setting-up hangars, shelters and maintenance facilities at the Ambala air base, where 18 of the total 36 ordered Rafale jets are supposed to be stationed. The remaining 18 fighter jets will be stationed at Hasimara air base in West Bengal. The first batch of jets from the order will reach India by September 2019.

    https://www.nationalheraldindia.com...ts-rs-200-crore-meant-for-mes-builders-to-hal
     
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    You couldn’t find any other article than from national herald, Is it?
     
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    I don't understand. Is there something wrong with the article?
     
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