Wednesday, February 8, 2023
The recent withdrawal of the move to import 114 'single-engine fighters' (SEF) by India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) opens a window of opportunity for the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), controlled by the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), to...
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...
Over the past decade, India has been steadily purchasing military platforms from the United States that typically come with secure communication systems of US-origin. However, since India has thus far refused to sign the so-called Communications Compatibility and Security...
India’s biennial Defence Exposition (Defexpo) is usually an event that resonates in the main with those who have a deep engagement with the military-industrial side of things. However, this year’s Defexpo stood out for being an event that went...
Whether it be mobile phones or modern airliners, contemporary gadgetry and equipment are ultimately made possible through the use of semiconductors. And semiconductors are set to play an ever greater role as technologies such as the internet of things,...
Like its neighbours, the peninsular state of Tamil Nadu (TN), India, is also seeking to attract aerospace and defence (A&D) manufacturing investments to its territory. In particular, as  Vikram Kapur, Principal Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu, Industries...
  “Nothing should be as favourably regarded as intelligence; Nothing should be as generously rewarded as intelligence; Nothing should be confidential as the work of intelligence,” – Sun Tzu   A great book is one that prompts the reader to contemplate its content even after...
‘It was former Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam who inspired me to embark on this journey’, says R. Sundaram, Managing Director of Aerospace Engineers Pvt Ltd (AEPL) located in Salem, Tamil, Nadu, India. ‘Today we are a premier supplier...
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...
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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