Defence : Norms for the manufacturing of defence items relaxed

The government has relaxed norms for the manufacturing of the defence items. As per new norms, manufacturing of items of defence aerospace and warships will now be covered by Industries (Development and Regulation) Act and will not require any licence from the Commerce and Industry Ministry. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), under the …

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It is a nuclear capable long range ballistic missile. The strategic surface-to-surface missile has a strike range of 4,000 km. The indigenously developed Agni IV is a two-stage missile and is 20 meters long with a weight of 17 tonnes.

Igla-S missile

Developed by Russia It is a man-portable air defence system (MANPADS) It has won bid for Indian Army’s Very Short Range Air Defence deal. It offers superior performance over earlier supplied SA-18 missiles to India. It is designed for use against visible aerial targets at short range such as tactical aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicle …

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Prahaar Missile

It is a surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile. Solid-fuelled Developed by DRDO It has operational range of 150 km and flight altitude of 35 km. It is quick-reaction, all-weather, all-terrain, highly accurate battlefield support tactical missile with advance manoeuvring capability. It is capable of carrying multiple types of warheads weighing around 200 kg and neutralizing …

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Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM)

LRSAM has long-range engagement capability to penetrate deep water and land to intercept all types of aerial targets like subsonic and supersonic missiles, fighter aircraft, maritime patrolling aircraft (MPA), helicopter and sea skimming missiles. It is capable of countering newest generation anti-ship missiles. Indian Navy has decided to equip its all naval ships such as …

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HELINA is helicopter launched version of NAG ATGM(Anti-Tank Guided Missile), designed and developed indigenously for Indian Army under integrated guided missile development programme (IGMDP). It is manufactured by India’s sole missile producer, state-owned Bharat Dynamics Limited. HELINA is one of the most advanced Anti-Tank Weapons in the world. It works on “fire and forget” principle …

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Defence : Strategic Partnership Guidelines

Strategic Partnership Guidelines SP model aims to revitalise defence industrial ecosystem and progressively build indigenous capabilities in private sector to design, develop and manufacture complex weapon system for future needs of armed forces. It lay emphasis on incentivisation of transfer of niche technology and higher indigenous content. The SP model has four segments — submarines, single …

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Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1)

Context: United States has designated India as Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) country that will allow country to buy highly advanced and cutting-edge sensitive technologies from America. This coveted status brings India in par with US’s closest allies and partners such as NATO.   What is STA-1? STA-1 designation authorizes export, re-export and transfer (in-country) of …

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