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Offsets multipliers desired in India’s defence policy: American Chamber of Commerce

February 1, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

The American Chamber of Commerce in India (AmCham) is pursuing further evolution of the Indian defence offsets policy. While largely welcoming the Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) 2011, it would like to see offset multipliers and transfer of technology included in the next review of the policy

India’s defence offsets policy: civil aerospace, internal security added, banking allowed

January 6, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

International companies winning defence contracts in India will no longer be required to invest in direct defence equipment to fulfil offset obligations. An amendment to the policy made public today includes civil aerospace and internal security equipment too besides allowing offsets banking

Anticipating MMRCA offsets, HAL planning large aero structures unit

January 5, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

As India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition is entering the decision phase, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is planning to set up a large aero structures unit to take advantage of the possible offsets business arising out of the $10 billion deal. Irrespective of whichever company wins the MMRCA bid,...

Indian MMRCA offsets differences near solution

December 27, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

A solution to the vexed issue of third party suppliers within the offset obligations of bidders of India’s estimated $10 billion MMRCA fighter contract appears to be near with the bidders and the MoD reportedly agreeing to the draft of a contract between the prime integrators (the six bidders-Lockheed Martin,...

Transfer of technology a must for defence purchases: new Indian policy

December 16, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) put it seal on two policies yesterday, a new version of the Defence Procurement Procedure and a new Defence Production Policy. The DAC is set to formally approve the new policies within the next few weeks

India’s Defence Procurement Procedures amended every year: Minister

December 15, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

India’s Defence Procurement Procedures (DPP) is amended every year to speed up procurement and bring in fairness and transparency, said India’s defence minister A.K

India’s MMRCA contract may force defence offsets policy change

December 14, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

The Indian MoD may be forced to bring in an offsets multiplier clause in its defence offsets policy to conclude the estimated $10 billion procurement of 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA). At least two of the six bidders have demanded offset multipliers to bring in technology for fulfilling the 50% offsets amounting to about $5 billion

Ozone Depleting Substances Substitution Clause in Indian RFPs

November 25, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

For new weapon systems in the pipeline, inclusion of a clause in RFPs for provision of alternatives is being considered. The use of recycled Halon recovered from phased-out or downgraded aircraft and equipment is being planned

Beechcraft T-6 Military Trainer for Indian Air Force field evaluation trials

November 11, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s (HBC) T-6 military trainer will come to India later this month to take part in field evaluation trials with the Indian Air Force officials as part of its competition for a new basic trainer, a HBC release said. The Beechcraft T-6 offers military organizations worldwide the most proven and most cost-effective training system available today

No offsets clause in UAE's $5 billion Apache helicopter deal

November 10, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

There will be no offsets clause in U.A

Post U.S. ban lifting, India's DRDO guns for offsets contracts

November 9, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) which was taken off the U.S

India issues RFI for air-dropped anti-submarine munitions

November 1, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

The Indian Navy plan to purchase air-dropped, anti-submarine munitions in order to strengthen its anti-submarine capability. It is considered by strategic analysts as an obvious move given that Chinese and Pakistani Navies are heavily dependent on submarines as part of their Naval warfare doctrines