India plans to export defense equipments and armaments built indigenously to other friendly countries, according to local media reports.
The BrahMos missiles might become the first to be exported to Southeast Asia and South American countries while Vietnam, Indonesia and Venezuela have expressed willingness to procure the missile.
The Indo-Russian agreement for joint production of BrahMos missile stipulates it may only be inducted in Indian and Russian armed forces and can be exported to friendly countries.
India hopes to sign an agreement with Vietnam during President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit from September 14-17.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier indicated of developing defense equipments indigenously and aimed at exports to friendly nations.
India could also export indigenously developed 'Tejas' - Light Combat Aircraft, 'Akash' - air defence system and 'Prahar' class of missiles to friendly countries. Tejas is a lightweight, multi-role, single-engine tactical fighter aircraft.
Akash, a surface-to-air missile, has a range of 25 km. Prahar is a 150 km-range tactical missile system. Several countries have shown interest in the Akash missile system, which was ready to be inducted into the Army. LCA is likely to be ready for induction into IAF by the end of this year after attaining the final operational clearance, the report said.
A third judge has been appointed at long last in the international arbitration requested by AgustaWestland against India after the cancellation of the 560 million euro AW101 helicopter contract in December. The news of the appointment comes only days after Indias Central Bureau of Investigation announced it has failed to find any evidence of bribery while the Italian magistrates have similarly dropped all charges against AW and its parent company, Finmeccanica
After years of delays, the Indian Ministry of Defense has cleared a proposal to buy 16 multirole helicopters worth $1 billion for the Navy. The clearance was reported given at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) yesterday meeting chaired by the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, according to Indian media reports
The Indian Defence Ministry on Friday retracted a tender to procure 197 light choppers worth $1.5 billion which had been put on hold which has been on hold due to an ongoing bribery investigation
BrahMos Aerospace will display its entire missile family at the Oboronexpo 2014 weapons exhibition, according to various reports. The range of missiles, which can be launched from the air, land, sea surface, or underwater, will be showcased at the exhibition that will be held near the Russian capital on August 13-17
The BRAHMOS cruise missile was successfully flight-tested on July 8, which flew through the designated 290 kms distance at Mach 2.8
Sudhir Mishra has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of BrahMos Aerospace Corporation where he will replace A Sivathanu Pillai. Senior missile scientist Sudhir Mishra, in-charge of all major missile programmes will take over as the head of the BrahMos on August 1 after Pillai's term expires on July 31
A Venezuelan police agency's helicopter in charge of criminal investigations has attacked the building housing the countrys Supreme Court. The Cuerpo de Investigaciones Científicas, Penales y Criminalísticas (CICPC) is the country's largest national police agency, responsible for criminal investigations and forensic services
Venezuela will allocate $480 million to upgrade its Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia. "The president [Nicolas Maduro] just authorized [the payment] of $480 million so that the service life of our Sukhoi planes… so they could continue to fulfill or give protection to the Venezuelan airspace," Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez was quoted as saying by Sputnik on Thursday
China has delivered 557 military vehicles that include VN-4 4X4 wheeled armored vehicles, ABV-1 assault breacher vehicles and WTC-1 water cannon vehicles to Venezuela. The first batch of vehicles was delivered at a ceremony in Palo Negro in the state of Aragua on June 26, according to Military Parade, a Russian-language defense website based in Moscow
Indonesia has ordered 11 rotorcraft from Airbus DS to be used in naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions, it was announced at IndoDefense 2014 today. Scheduled for deliveries within three years, the AS565 MBe helicopters will be supplied by Airbus Helicopters to PT Dirgantara Indonesia
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