Monthly Archives: March 2011

Images: Pirate Hunter INS Cankarso

StratPost recently got a chance to visit the INS Cankarso, a Car Nicobar-class Water Jet Fast Attack Craft. Built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers [GRSE], the vessel was commissioned in June last year.

India opens bids for VSHORAD tender

The Indian Ministry of Defense has opened bids for the tri-service purchase of Very Short Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) systems. The initial purchase of 5185 units is expected to be worth USD 5.8 billion (INR 26,000 crore).

Ministry to amend defense offset provisions

The Indian Defense Ministry is planning to amend the Defense Procurement Procedure (DPP) barely three months after its latest version was released, in an attempt to streamline the process for evaluation of offsets for defense contracts.

Vivek Lall to leave Boeing

After more than 14 years of service, the head of Boeing Defense, Space and Security in India, is leaving the company at the end of this month. Dr. Vivek Lall has spent the last four years driving Boeing’s presence in the Indian defense market.