Saturday, January 18, 2020
Earlier today, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Bipin Rawat, issued directives for the creation of an ‘Integrated Air Defence Command’ under the Headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS), which he now heads. Gen. Rawat directed...
The Government of India on 30th December 2019 officially announced the appointment of General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff as the country's first Chief Of Defence Staff (CDS) in the rank of a full General. The widely...
In Mid-April 2019, the Bombay Chapter of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) and the Mechanical Engineering Department of IIT Bombay jointly conducted a  two-day symposium on Critical Non-Ferrous Metals: Establishing a Value Chain. Speakers from a number of...
India began its super-computing journey with the Param in the 1980s after the United States (US) banned the export of Cray supercomputers and in 2008, ‘EKA’, from Tata’s Computational Research Laboratories, was ranked 9th among global high-power computing (HPC)...
As part of the World Trade Organization (WTO), India signed the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) in 1996. The ITA requires each participant to eliminate customs duties and bind them at zero levels for all products specified in the Agreement....
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy that broadly outlines the aim of the People's Republic of China to first attain self-sufficiency in several high-tech areas such as aerospace, industrial robotics, semiconductors etc. with a...
  Whether one likes it or not , in this new era of protectionism and domestic value capture, India needs a smart Industrial Policy to grow its manufacturing sector and exports. Exports have fallen since 2013, and our manufacturing sector...
Mr Sanjay Mitra is the Defence Secretary of India and belongs to the 1982 batch of the Indian Administrative Service. In the past, He has been the Chief Secretary of the Indian state of West Bengal and Secretary, Ministry...
The Department Defence Production (DDP), under India’s Ministry of Defence (MOD), oversees defence manufacturing in India and has direct control over nine defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) and the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) besides some other entities. In recent...
This past Thursday, Air Chief Marshal (ACM), B.S Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Indian Air force (IAF), while speaking at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) made a number of interesting statements with respect to India's military position in...

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