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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S NOTE


BharatShakti.in began its journey on 25 Nov 2015 with the launch of its website and created a ripple in the Indian Defence Sector. Our commitment to indigenisation of defence production and extending the frontiers of domestic technology also found immediate traction with thought leaders, owners and senior management of Indian Defence Industries. BharatShakti’s goal is to be a one stop platform for all aspects of defence equipment production.

At inception, we decided to start the innings with an interview with the man who matters the most: Defence Minister Mr Manohar Parrikar. In a tell all interaction with Nitin A Gokhale, Founder BSI, and reputed strategic affairs analyst, the Minister chalked out the road-map for modernisation of the armed forces.

The strength of our website lies in the Opinion articles we host. These are by subject matter specialists, who are forthright and rational in their views. Our RFI/RFP pages attempt to inform you of business opportunities. While the industry listing page gives you details of various IDIs, their product range, niche capabilities and contact information, thus easing your search for the right partner for your business activities.

Our Policy page is a repository of knowledge, hosting relevant government and departmental documents required for transacting in the area defence production. It also devotes space to FAQs on defence procurement that would be updated based on inputs from readers.

SOME OF OUR SPECIAL FEATURES SINCE LAUNCH


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS


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Interview of Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar with founder Nitin A. Gokhale

BharatShakti.in launched with Mr Parrikar’s free and frank interaction, a reflection of the transparency he has always promised in the functioning of the Ministry of Defence. He dwelled on policy issues, the grand contours of India’s $100 billion acquisition plans, indigenisation of defence... Read More...
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Interview of Ashok Atluri, CMD of Zen Technologies

Zen Technologies, an MSME, has the distinction of being India’s largest simulator manufacturer. Ashok Atluri reflected on the past, the long road to its present leadership position, and shared his views on how best to shape an environment where MSMEs, the cradles of innovation and creativity, can become the prime contributors... Read More...

OPINION PIECES


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Indian Naval Indigenisation Plan 2015-30: Not Quite There Yet
By Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan (Retired)

In failing to articulate the changed operational environment within which the Navy will have to function in the period 2015-2030, it forces a quintessentially blue-water biased Indian Navy to operate — both offensively and defensively — largely within brown waters. Read More...
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Artillery Modernisation: Awaiting the Boom of Indian 155 mm Howitzers
By Major General PK Chakravorty (Retired)

Our 122 mm Howitzer has become obsolete and currently there are no spares available. Similarly the Ordnance Factory Board has stopped producing the 105 mm Indian Field Gun and is currently... Read More...
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Make in India: The Aviation Sector
By Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (Retired)

There has to be a top down approach, with clear directions given by the political leadership. Though certain steps have been taken, there is still reluctance to go the full distance to reduce the time frame and get maximum benefits, which can happen only if a single window system... Read More...
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Defence Research and Development: Need for a reboot
By Brigadier Sunil G Gokhale (Retired)

DRDO must reinvent itself to grasp the opportunity the PM has offered while yet reposing faith in its abilities. The Make in India program launched by the PM in which defence manufacturing is one of the key sectors, from amongst the sectors identified under this programme offers... Read More...
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A Reality check: Make In India policy & indigenous capabilities of the Indian Defence & Aerospace sector
By Lt. Gen. B. S. Pawar (Retd)

Despite the PM’s personal ‘Make in India’ mantra, very little has changed. This is evident from the fact that despite the Government increasing the FDI in the defence sector to 49 percent and its stated commitment... Read More...
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Raksha Mantri Parrikar’s State visit to USA – The Outcome
By Giriraj Pai Vernekar

The mission highlighted tremendous potential for engagement between US and India. In addition, it conveyed to stakeholders in the US the definitive commitment of the Indian Industry towards this relationship and to find ways to chart a bold new path for deepening US-India partnership. Read More...
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Make (Weaponry) in India
By Lt Gen AV Subramanian (Retd)

As we strive to increase the private industry’s contribution, it is imperative upon the government to support them on a long term basis. After all, that is what all countries do. It requires handholding in various stages of the acquisition cycle ranging from R&D to validation and... Read More...
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The Defence Dance Continues: Raksha Mantri Visits the United States
By Richard M. Rossow

The U.S. government looks for guidance on how India envisions its regional security role and how that translates into potential new areas for cooperation. At the same time, the Indian government presses... Read More...
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Ensuring optimal utilisation of the defence budget
By Amit Cowshish

The problem of financial management can, therefore, be traced back to the defence plans. For optimal utilization of the budgetary allocation, it is important that the problems besetting defence planning are addressed, the most fundamental of them being the need to ensure that the... Read More...
BharatShakti.in wishes all of you a very Happy New Year. May 2016 be full of new possibilities and opportunities.
We invite you all to be a part of our team. Write to us, list your defence capabilities with us and engage with us. It’s BharatShakti’s faith and belief that the Indian Defence Industry is capable of addressing most of the requirements of Indian Armed Forces.

Our motto remains: Self Reliance in Defence Production.


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