TATA Motors In Fray For Army's Rs 60,000-Cr Combat Vehicle Program

TATA Motors In Fray For Army's Rs 60,000-Cr Combat Vehicle Program
TATA Motors In Fray For Army's Rs 60,000-Cr Combat Vehicle Program

TATA Motors will vie with the Ordnance Factory Board and private companies, including Mahindra, L&T, Reliance and TATA Power SED-Titagarh Wagons combine for the defence ministry's Rs. 60,000-crore Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) program.

Some of the global original equipment manufacturers such as General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin,

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Martyrs’ Wives Start New Lives As Army officers

Martyrs’ Wives Start New Lives As Army officers
Martyrs’ Wives Start New Lives As Army officers

After marching to 'Auld Lang Syne' at Chennai's Officers' Training Academy, 332 candidates broke ranks and hugged to celebrate becoming officers of the Indian Army. Among them were Swati Mahadik, wife of Colonel Santosh Mahadik who died fighting terrorists in Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir in November 2015, and Nidhi Misra, the widow of

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Government Sacks 13 Group 'A' Officers of Ordnance Factories

Government Sacks 13 Group 'A' Officers of Ordnance Factories
Government Sacks 13 Group 'A' Officers of Ordnance Factories

The ordnance factories are managed by the officers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS), which is a group 'A' central service

NEW DELHI: The defence ministry has decided to sack 13 senior officers employed with ordnance factories after finding their overall performance "unsatisfactory".

Few months ago, the government had ordered rigorous

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India Marching Towards Self Reliance

India Marching Towards Self Reliance
India Marching Towards Self Reliance

by Arun Jaitley

Can a nation aspiring to be a superpower continue to depend on import of defence equipment and ignore the development of its Indigenous defence production or defence industrial base? Definitely not. Indigenous defence production or defence industrial base are the essential components of long term strategic planning of a country.

Th

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Ordnance Factories Won't Be Privatised: Arun Jaitley

Ordnance Factories Won't Be Privatised: Arun Jaitley
Ordnance Factories Won't Be Privatised: Arun Jaitley

"We are not going to privatise ordnance factories," he added

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said ordnance factories are not being privatised, but added that these defence manufacturing units should not be "sewing clothes" either.

"Ordnance factories should focus on ammunition manufacturing, they should not be sewing clothes and

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Pakistan Defence Industrial Base Better Than Ours: Army Vice Chief

Pakistan Defence Industrial Base Better Than Ours: Army Vice Chief
Pakistan Defence Industrial Base Better Than Ours: Army Vice Chief

Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS), said the ordnance factories have not been able to keep pace with changing technology while "there is no competition whatsoever" and it is "an unsuccessful method of supporting our defence requirements"

Pakistan has a better military industrial base and exports more defence equipment than

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Army Decides To Go Big On Indigenisation of Critical Spares

Army Decides To Go Big On Indigenisation of Critical Spares
Army Decides To Go Big On Indigenisation of Critical Spares

Russia's T-90 Main Battle Tank is the mainstay of Indian Army's mechanised forces

With delays in import of critical equipment severely affecting its combat readiness, the Army has decided to fast-track indigenisation of key components and spares for battle tanks and other military systems.

The Ordnance Factory Board, an umbrella body of 41

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