Explainer of the major changes and what they would imply in defence procurement for the government, the services as well as the supplier companies
To reduce timelines in defence procurements, streamline Defence Procurement Procedures, DAC approved several amendment to DPP-16, manual governing defence procurements.
Actions taken to fast-track procurement procedure in Central Armed Police Forces .
New 5.56 Assault Rifle developed by Armament Research and Development Establishment ARDE, Pune, DRDO and OFB.
Cashing on government's “make in India” , Mahindra and Mahindra aggressively pursuing to buy stake in ABG- India's biggest shipyard.
Economic Slow Down: India's Defence Modernisation First Casualty
The Cabinet Committee on Security cleared one of the biggest defence orders of recent times as per the Times of India valued at almost Rs 15,000 Crore for an additional 42 Sukhoi-30 MKI fighters. This will take the Sukhoi fleet of the Indian Air Force to 272 when all the aircraft are delivered by around 2018. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will begin manufacture of the 42 aircraft sometime in 2014, each costing in the range of Rs 350 Crore. The Su 30 order book started with 50 fighters, followed by licensed production of 140, to which another 40 were added. The present order for 42 fighters is up scaled from 40, with two more added to make up for the two crashed fighters.
The Indian Government’s move to provide impetus to defence research and development through a collaborative model received an impetus during the DRDO’ Director’s Conference. Some of the achievements of the DRDO were highlighted by the Defence Minister MR A K Antony in his address to include successful test of the Interceptor missile in endo and exo atmospheric roles which has enhanced India’s capability in Ballistic Missile Defence Capability.
In Year End Review, Indian Ministry of Defence covers range of achievements to include successful launch of Interceptor Missile (AAD), test flight of Agni-III (A3-02), user trial of Akash Missile by Army and Air Force, handing over of first batch of land version of BrahMos and conduct of Military World Games.

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