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DRDO’s Turbo Fan Engine for UAVs Will Make India Self-Reliant In This Complex And Critical Technology: G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO

DRDO has been building upon the success of Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles Systems for IAF. Now the task upon DRDO is to achieve such breakthroughs in developing indigenous aero- engine and marine engine. That includes Small Turbo Fan Engine for unmanned system that is put to test by DRDO. On the foundation of Kaveri Engine, DRDO has already developed a 12 MW Kaveri Marine Gas Turbine (KMGT) engine as derivative of Kaveri Aero Engine. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, talks about such innovation with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld. He also spoke on the critical Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology for the Indian navy’s Project 75 and P-75I. The Project P-75I is unfolding under the first ever Strategic Partnership. The key is the technology here.

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With Certainty, LCA MK 2 Aircraft Is Slated To Enter Production By 2027 And AMCA By 2035--HAL CMD R. Madhavan

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has an order basket of Rs 1 lakh crore, even as its sole preserve of manufacturing aircraft and equipment for the Indian defence forces gets invaded by private sector competitors. HAL is leveraging on its depth and confidence from LCA Tejas to Combat helicopters to Unmmaned systems. In a freewheeling chat, HAL’s Chairman and Managing Director R. Madhavan, talks to BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha of the many new projects on the anvil. Madhavan throws light on crucial projects: LCA Tejas Mk1a, Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF), AMCA, Tejas Mk 2, Trainer aircraft (HTT 40) and UAVs among others. Excerpts:

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We Are Focusing On ‘Buy Global, Make in India’ Policy; Will Strive To Complete All Processes Within Two Years-- Defence Secretary, Ajay Kumar

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar has been driving policies and reforms in aerospace and defence to transform what is potentially marked as the most promising areas for industrial growth. In an exclusive interaction with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld, the Defence Secretary outlines his key policy direction, that is, ‘Make in India’ in Defence. He talks about the major acquisition plans and strategic partnerships on crucial projects – 75I submarine, AK 203-joint production line, light tank and the critical aero-engine technology. He also clarifies the key policy aspects on offset and FDI in defence and is forthcoming about the need to create a more level-playing field, testing labs, certification processes and systems for other players.

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Nowhere In The World Is Such A Commitment Of 450 Aircraft And This Depicts IAF's Plan For Capability Building: IAF Chief VR Chaudhari

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the Chief of Air Staff takes over the baton in the midst where the combat readiness of IAF is of the highest degree. IAF is playing the unprecedented role, leading critical combat missions in the conflicts. The next gen. technological breakthroughs in aerial warfare are already unfolding in sheer magnitude and in the shape of unmanned systems, hypersonic combat aircraft and laser-energy weapon. It is almost redefining the concept of modern warfare in air and in space. In an exclusive interaction, Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari speaks with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld on building and acquiring such capabilities. He spells out his thoughts on such national projects—LCA Tejas, AMCA, MRFA, HTT-40, and LCH—projecting the sheer commitment of 450 aircrafts.

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I’M Proud Of The Strategic Investments We Have Made To Grow India’s Defense Base: Leanne Caret, President & CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Boeing has made significant inroads in India. The IAF operates fleets of C-17s, AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks. Boeing's P-8I aircraft has indeed played a crucial role in building India’s Maritime Reconnaissance Capabilities in the IOR. Indian Armed Forces are gearing up for the modernization, embracing next generation capabilities. India is also striving to develop aerospace industrial base and achieve technological breakthroughs with projects like AMCA, TEDBF and MRFA under strategic partnership. Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security opens up with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on such partnership and possibilities with India. She outlines her vision for India by offering advance military hardware.

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PLI Scheme To Be Game-Changer, Will Help To Deliver Topline Growth, Says Surya Roshini

In the consumer durable business, it has continued to focus on growing fan and appliance verticals, and is investing in areas like marketing and brand building, its Managing Director Raju Bista said while addressing the shareholders.

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Govt Revises Timeline Of 2nd Tranche Of Coal Mine Auctions For Commercial Mining

The government had in March offered 67 coal mines for sale, launching the second tranche of commercial coal mining auctions and termed it a step towards 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'.

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Food Secy Launches Nafed's Fortified Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran oil has multiple health benefits, including lowering cholesterol level due to its low trans-fat content and high mono unsaturated and poly unsaturated fat contents

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MNRE Organising Webinars On Renewable Energy

An interactive webinar with biogas plant manufacturers/ developers was organised on April 12 to discuss the development of the biogas sector in the country.

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In A Major Policy Thrust Defence Ministry Sets The Second List Of 108 Military Items Under Self-Reliance & Defence Exports

Defence Ministry today notified the 'second List' to boost indigenisation in the Defence sector. Defence Minister approved a proposal of the Department of Military Affairs, Ministry of Defence (MoD) to notify the ‘Second Positive Indigenisation List’ of 108 items. MoD sets the export target of Rs 35,000 crore as Indian defence industry is striving to be part of the global defence value chain and one of the leading countries in the defence sector.

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Serving The Underserved

Ola’s leadership had said that the financial services space in India was significantly underserved due to weak distribution, low trust, and complicated products.

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Government Likely To Frame Policy On Project Financing In Coal Mining: Official

The government in March offered 67 coal mines for sale, launching the second tranche of commercial coal mining auction and termed it a step towards 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'.

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India's First And Crucial Defence Strategic Partnership Mechanism For Submarines Is Ready: Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar

Defence is as about security as crucial it is for the economy and technology. The inherent opportunity and challenges both lie in building capabilities for our industry and so the armed forces. India marks at the threshold of such breakthroughs in defense & aerospace--if the policies set forth rightly and implemented in spirit. India's Defence Secretary, Dr Ajay Kumar with his tech background is at the crucial juncture to drive policies within the complexity of defence industrial ecosystem that India must not loose the momentum at any cost. BW Businessworld's Defence Editor Manish Kumar Jha interacts with Defence Secretary on such policies issues exclusively. Interaction touches upon: Defence Export, Startups, Offsets, SP Model, MMRCA-2, OFs, NUH and crucial aero engine among others.

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BIF Seeks Reversal Of Hike In Import Duties On Components, PCBAs; Writes To Dot, Finance Ministry

Customs duty payable post the removal of this exemption, would lead to many components suffering an additional duty ranging between 8.25 per cent to 16.5 per cent making cost of Make-in-India telecom products to go up...

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Renewable Energy Key Part Of India's Growth Programmes: Javadekar

India has only 3 per cent contribution in the historical emissions and that the US, Europe and other regions have contributed more to harmful emissions over the last 150 years, the Minister said at Amazon Smbhav event.

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