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Make in India in Defence - Defence and Security Alert

Exclusive Interview With Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen CA Krishnan UYSM, AVSM

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Author: Exclusive Interview With Deputy Chief of Army Staff
Lieutenant General CA Krishnan is an alumni of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion the 4th Gorkha Rifles (Chindits) on June 13, 1976. During his long service career, he has held a variety of command, staff and instructional assignments at all levels in the Indian Army and has attended various courses of instructions that include, Defence Services Staff Course, Higher Command and National Defence College. The senior staff appointments held by him include Brigadier General Staff in Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Director General (Manpower Planning & Personnel Services) in Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army). His instructional appointments include tenures as Instructor at the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun and as Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. His command assignments include 3/4 Gorkha Rifles (Chindits) on the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir, an Infantry Brigade in Jammu and Kashmir, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) in the state of Manipur and General Officer Commanding a Corps in the Eastern Theatre. He is the Colonel of the Fourth Gorkha Rifles. He has taken over as the Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Planning and Sytems) on May 1, 2014. Here is an exclusive interview Gen Krishnan expounds his views on ‘Make in India’ concept and how it will impact the Indian Army.

 

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Exclusive Interview With Deputy Chief Of The Air Staff Air Marshal SBP Sinha AVSM, VM

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Author: Exclusive Interview With Deputy Chief Of The Air Staff
Air Marshal SBP Sinha graduated from National Defence Academy in June 1979 and was commissioned in the fighter stream on 15 June 1980. He was appointed as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff on 30 April 2014. He is also the Commodore Commandant of 7 Sqn AF. He has flown the Hunter, MiG-21, Mirage-2000 and Su-30MKI fighter aircraft and has over 3,700 hours of flying. He is a ‘Cat A’ Flying Instructor, Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College. He has undergone ‘Operational Electronic Warfare Course’ in France and ‘Executive Course on Security Studies’ in USA. He has held various Command, Instructional and staff appointments. His important Command and Instructional appointments include Instructor in Flying Instructors School, Flight Commander of a Mirage-2000 Squadron, Chief Flying Instructor of Basic Flying Training School, Air Force Examiner in Aircrew Examining Board, Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 Sqn, Commandant of Electronic Warfare Range, Team Leader of AWACS Project Team in Isreal and Air Officer Commanding of a premier Su-30MKI base. He has held the staff appointments of Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans), Principal Director of Plans, C4ISR and Acquisitions and Deputy Director of Operations (Electronic Warfare) at Air Headquarters. Here is an exclusive interview with DSA Air Marshal Sinha shares his views on ‘Make in India’ campaign and how it can contribute in developing India’s Aerospace sector and help in creating jobs.

 

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A Clarion Call Let’s Make In India

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Author: Lt Gen Kamal Davar PVSM, AVSM (Retd)
To ensure the success of the Prime Minister’s thrust, the Indian government will have to make a drastic departure from many of its earlier modus operandi. Importantly, Indian bureaucracy will have to undergo an attitudinal change, shrug off its traditional sluggishness and promote an ease of doing business in India environment.

 

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Boeing Partnering with India

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Author: Dennis Swanson VP, Boeing Defence, Space and Security, India
Boeing has been working with Indian suppliers in manufacturing, IT and engineering services for over a decade to help meet the Indian Government’s objectives to build indigenous aerospace and defence capabilities and position Indian industry for growth in the domestic and global markets.

 

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Turning Vision Into Reality

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Author: Phil Shaw Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin, India
The Indian defence sector was opened for the private sector in 2001 but a very small proportion of equipment bought by the MoD comes from the private sector. However, this scenario seems poised for a paradigm shift with the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

 

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Aircraft Production

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Author: Air Marshal Anil Chopra PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM, (Retd)
Rules for India-based joint ventures with foreign partners need relaxation. The immediate aim is to attract global companies to undertake the manufacture of their products in India. Over 50 per cent indigenous content has to be insisted. DRDO and Defence PSUs need to be made efficient and answerable. In the long-term privatisation is the answer. Meanwhile, position well paid professionals to head important DPSU projects. India will need about 2,00,000 skilled people in the defence and aerospace industry in 10 years. Foreign companies can use India as an export hub like it happened in auto sector. There is considerable opportunity at subsystem levels in aero structures, avionics and actuation and control

 

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75 Years Of The CRPF

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Author: CRPF
CRPF draws manpower from all States and Union Territories and it also provides assistance to all State and UT administrations in managing law and order in limited local mild situations like strikes and riots, tense situations like local agitations, State Assembly elections and major religious pilgrimages like Kumbh and Amarnath Yatra. It maintains internal security during national challenges like general elections, nationwide strikes, insurgency, terrorism and Left Wing Extremism.

 

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Interview With Loïc Piedevache Country Head, MBDA Group, India

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Author: Interview With Loïc Piedevache Country Head, MBDA Group, India
Defence and Security Alert: How is this initiative conceptually different from the ‘Make’ procedure introduced by MoD in 2006? In your opinion, has the government formulated a sector-specific policy and evolved a new procedure to execute the ‘Make in India’ initiative in defence? If so, could you please elaborate and also tell us whether you are satisfied with the efficacy of the new sector-specific policy and the related procedure? If not, what, in your opinion, still needs to be done?
MBDA: The ‘Make in India’ initiative is certainly a strong statement from PM Modi and a crystal clear indication that he is committed to boosting local industry and indigenous production. Of course at the moment it is somewhat premature to talk about its prospective efficiency or to compare it with previous initiatives. MBDA has already been making in India in partnership with BDL regarding the Milan missile for over 40 years. We remain committed to India and to its growing industrial structure. We are therefore keen to see how the government’s new policy will implement the Make in India initiative and allow us to further boost our commitment to India.

 

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Mahindra Group Rising to the occasion

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Author: SP Shukla President, Mahindra Group
‘Make in India’ is an excellent initiative to create partnership between Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces, DPSUs and Indian private sectors. Not only will this help in creating an indigenous production base for defence equipment which is a critical requirement when the need arises, it will also help in upgrading the technological base, reducing long-term cost, as well as generating lakhs of jobs for our growing young population.

 

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Rolls Royce A Successful Legacy In India

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Author: Steven Gillard VP, Customer Business – Defence, Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce, with a legacy of over 80 years has been a partner in India’s defence modernisation and remains committed to country’s efforts towards achieving self-reliance. The launch of first Tata Aviation Services aircraft which was powered by Gypsy engines marks the beginning of company’s association with India. In 1933, Indian Air Force took to the skies powered by Bristol Jupiter engines. Over the years, we have played a pivotal role in the development of India’s aerospace industry.

 

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Energising ‘Make in India’ in Defence

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Author: Amit Cowshish
There are a whole lot of issues ranging from the process of industrial licensing to taxation, land acquisition to security, labour laws to intellectual property rights and from foreign direct investment (FDI) to exports that need to be addressed. Increase in the FDI limit in defence to 49 per cent, though a step in the right direction, cannot work wonders.

 

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Interview With Sanjay Bhandari Chairman and MD, OIS-AT

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Author: Interview With Sanjay Bhandari Chairman and MD, OIS-AT
Defence and Security Alert: Your company makes products of critical importance for India. How do you propose to align your future plans in India with ‘Make in India’ campaign?
Sanjay Bhandari: We are privileged that we have been working for some years, on what is presently being termed as the ‘Make in India’ campaign. We have been making investments in the development and manufacturing of advanced technology products. We have developed four advanced Radars that are either an industry first or have features that are industry leading. As an Indian company, we are the owner of the intellectual property, having designed and manufactured advanced radars for international and Indian markets.

 

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US-2 Amphibian Aircraft

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Author: Cmde Sujeet Samaddar NM (Retd)
From an economic perspective the Japanese offer to manufacture the US-2 in India in the private sector, will build-up the aeronautics supply chain and create a cluster of high technology SMEs servicing not only the US-2 but also global aircraft and helicopter manufacturing companies quite like the Suzuki model which galvanised the automobile industry in India. The potential for export of the US-2 aircraft to third countries under mutual agreement between India and Japan as well as the supply of sophisticated aero structures to global aircraft manufacturers can open a multibillion-dollar market.

 

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HAL’S role in ‘Make in India’

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Author: T Suvarna Raju, CMD HAL
HAL, as a major aerospace DPSU Ministry of Defence, right from its beginnings has assimilated the ‘Make in India’ concept. We continue to believe in this and accordingly several strategies are being implemented at HAL for indigenous development of aircraft, helicopters, aero engines, UAVs, aircraft systems such as avionics, mechanical systems etc. Some of the indigenous development programmes that are underway at HAL include Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas, Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT-40), Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH -WSI), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA), Fixed and Rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Advanced 25-kN Aero Engine and Mission Computer (MC), Aircraft Display systems and AESA Radar etc.

 

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Developing The Concept

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Author: Col KV Kuber (Retd)
Involvement of DRDO in ‘Make/Made in India’ projects is an essential prerequisite. It is important for DRDO to drive the programme till the successful development of prototype and then handshake with Services/industry to take the lead for mass production. DRDO will need to continue to assist the Armed Forces in the mass production stage too, since at this stage a number of problems will come requiring a technology oriented solution.

 

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Thales Supporting India’s Defence Modernisation Needs

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Author: Antoine Caput Country Director & VP, Thales India
According to the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report, India is, for the first time, leading the World Bank’s growth chart of major economies with an expected growth of 7.5 per cent this year. Several sectors have contributed towards the growth of the Indian economy; defence sector being one of them. This sector in India saw tremendous growth last year with the clearance of around 40 new defence acquisition proposals, worth over ` 1 lakh crore.

 

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