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Boeing CEO Calls On Modi To Discuss Partnership In Aatmanirbhar Bharat Agenda

Support for India’s aircraft leasing industry in Gujarat’s GIFT City broached

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India Formalises Bar On Import Of Arms By Amending Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

L1 concept for awarding contract to lowest bidder diluted in another major policy shift: big ticket orders to be split among shortlisted vendors willing to match lowest price bid

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FM Discusses Growth Potential In MRO With Boeing Defense CEO

Colbert mentioned that Boeing is expanding its India operations and is committed to the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat

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$27.7 Bn Push For Domestic Arms Industry With India’s 3rd Negative Import List

Staggered ban on import of Naval helicopters, long endurance drones, light tanks, top-end radars and missile systems by 2027

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In A1st, Govt To Fund Industry For Development Of 15 Major Military Platforms

Hypersonic missiles, laser weapons, light tanks among 18 big ticket Defence requirements listed for Industry-led design and development

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We Are Hopeful Of Not Only ATAGS To Be Inducted But Garuda And Light Weapon Also—Baba Kalyani, CMD Bharat Forge

Kalyani Strategic Systems, the defence arm of Bharat Forge is aiming to be the leading Indian OEM of the world in Defence & Aerospace. KSSL is developing an entire range of field Artillery for Army: Bharat 52/ 45, Garuda 105 and ATAGS with DRDO. Fact that in decades, Indian Army could only acquire M777 howitzer into its Artillery, reflects how heavy our defence import has been — a dereliction in addressing the huge technological gaps. In an exclusive interaction, Baba Kalyani speaks with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld on his boldest steps and efforts, where he is striving to build indigenous capabilities for Indian Armed Forces. He also puts forth his vision for the critical advance technology in the areas of complex materials and structure for the engine & propulsion system.

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The ‘Digital Rupee’ Will Be The Virtual Form Of Physical INR Overseen By The RBI : PM Modi

PM Modi addressed that the ‘digital rupee’ will strengthen the digital economy. It can also be exchanged with the physical currency.

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Defence Budget 2022 Puts Spotlight On R&D in Defence; Reserves 68% of Capital Budget For Domestic Industry

In the Union Budget 2022-23 on Tuesday, a total of Rs 5.25 lakh crores has been allocated to the Defence Ministry and the Services this year. Overall, the budgetary allocation is increased by Rs 47,000 crores from last year's allocation of Rs 4.78 lakh crores which is around 10% compared to the last year. While the announcement to reserve 68% of the capital procurement budget for domestic industry is towards indigenization, the finer aspect of the budget is the focus on R&D.

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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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