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The first fortnight of 2016 has been action packed. The Indian Armed forces and defence industry have been in the news consistently.

BharatShakti salutes the seven brave Indian defence personnel who laid down their lives in the Pathankot IAF base terrorist attack and joins the nation in sharing the pain that their families feel.

Army Day was celebrated on 15 January, 2016 with the usual pomp and show. The Army Chief assured that the Mountain Strike Corps will be raised fully in the next six years.

The Defence Acquisition Council also approved the new Defence Procurement Procedure. A game changer, most significant are the changes in the contract threshold of Rs 300 to Rs 2,000 crore for offsets. Another definitive change is the creation of a new category ‘IDDM' or 'Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured' platforms, that will give a boost to the Indian Defence Industry and related research endeavours.

BharatShakti interviewed the Chief of Army Staff Gen Dalbir Singh. The General opined in favour of rightsizing the Army as against downsizing. The other exclusive interview we carried was of Dr Vivek Lall of General Atomics who spoke on the Predator series UAVs.

BharatShakti had a few issues debated through its Opinion Pages. Vice Admiral Sinha wrote about the role of Integrated Defence Staff. We had Mr. Amol A. Gokhale suggesting the Redefining of DRDO to Create, Innovate and Make in India. Mr. P M Heblikar, formerly of RAW, wrote on the necessity of more Technology being used for Internal Security.

The news highlights of the fortnight include the inching forward of the Rafale deal, news about L&T likely to bag the 4,900 crore order for the manufacture of 155mm guns as also partnering Russians for the Rs 5,000 crore contract to upgrade the Kilo Class submarines.



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Game Changing Policy in Defence Procurement approved

BharatShakti.in broke the story of the new DPP which would be a game changer in Defence Procurement. In fact the story was out while the DAC meet was still on (it was modified with further details subsequently)! Read More...
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Industry responds to the new DPP

We also had exclusive reactions from stalwarts of the Indian Defence Industry, who listed out why the new DPP would be beneficial for the industry as well as the nation. Read More...


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Interview of Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag with founder Nitin A. Gokhale and Editor-in-Chief Brig S K Chatterji

The COAS opined in favour of right sizing the Army rather than downsizing with a threat cum capability matrix being central to it. Various other issues to include J&K, the requirement of a new design for the border fence along the Line of Control and the Army’s involvement in Internal Security were commented upon by the COAS. Read More...
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Interview of Dr. Vivek Lall, Chief Executive for international Commercial Strategic Development for General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

Dr. Lall primarily spoke on the Predator series of UAVs that is used primarily by the United States Air force and the Central Intelligence Agency. He explained how in the Indian context, it can provide world-class Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability... Read More...


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Role of Integrated Defence Staff in Defence Procurement
By Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retired)

The role of Integrated Defence Staff in Acquisition process is extensive and inclusive. Right from the LTIPP to 5 Year Plan, Annual Acquisition Plan, vetting of each proposal for Acceptance of Necessity, the passage of the proposals through the three acquisition committees are all in the ambit of HQ IDS charter. This HQ also plays a key role... Read More...
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Redefining DRDO to Create, Innovate and Make in India
By Amol A. Gokhale

DRDO is the premier defence science and technology organisation of the country, with its motto being ‘Balasya Moolam Vigyanam’ – Science and Technology are the Foundations of Strength. However, often DRDO is expected to produce simply because the volumes required are too small for commercial production or because the product has... Read More...
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Technology in Internal Security
By P M Heblikar

The corporate sector today can provide solutions to most requirements of our security establishments, both central and state. This needs to be harnessed. Role of industries in building capacity must be given enhanced importance. Expertise could be sought particularly in creating a state of the art training infrastructure, developing solutions...Read More...
At BharatShakti.in, our RFI/RFP pages attempt to inform you of business opportunities. While the Industry Capabilities 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.

We at BharatShakti.in invite you all to be a part of our team. Do visit our pages regularly. 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.

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