IAF commits to hand-hold domestic defence industry
On addressing a defence seminar, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat announces that the Indian Armed Forces are proud to produce indigenous products and are willing to be fully self-reliant. He also added the unmatchable satisfaction of entering into the warfare and victoriously coming out of it with the help of indigenous products.
The hand-hold industries have received a commitment from the IAF, and there are various policies that are being undertaken by the domestic defence industry.
Two more Israeli Phalcon AWACS for IAF
India has ordered two more Israeli Phalcon airborne warning and control system (AWACS), known to be powerful eyes in the sky. These aircraft are critical in modern warfare because they can detect and track incoming fighters, cruise missiles and drones much before ground-based radars, direct friendly fighters during air combat with enemy jets, and keep tabs on enemy troop build-ups and movement of warships.
Second negative arms import list to be issued by the end of this year
The first list, issued on August 9 by the Defence Ministry involved banning 101 military items including artillery guns, conventional submarines and fighter aircraft. Such a second list is said to be under the making to firmly base the self-reliant goal of India. Various government departments are working to form the list, creating more opportunities for the indigenous defence firms which are working in the military hardware and software production and can supply world-class equipment to the armed forces.
24 hours of electricity in Machil after 74 years of Independence
Being the northernmost part of the country Machil, like Keran, used to receive three hours of electricity in the evening, through Diesel Generators. The developments in the villages across the Line of Actual Control near the India-Pakistan border have escalated since the steady electricity supply in Keran, for the first time in 74 years, around the Independence Day. The entire region is expected to receive the same service within 20 days.
India to get S-400 Triumf Air Defence Systems in 2021
As per the $5.43 billion contrac between India and Russia for S-400 Triumf ‘SA-21 Growler’, which is a long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems for the Indian Air Force (IAF); along with five Triumf regimental kits from Russia. Maria Vorobyova, the official representative of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) of Russia, reveals that the first delivery of the regiment is expected in the end of 2021.
It is referred to as the SA-21 ‘Growler’ by NATO and has four different types of missiles with ranges between 40 km, 100 km, 200-km and 400 km, the capability to detect and destroy high and low flying targets, among many other highly upgraded features.