Archive | 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.

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Indian Navy picks Korean Kangnam’s mine hunters

The navy and the defense ministry have identified South Korea’s Kangnam Corporation to be L1 [Lowest bidding and technically qualified] for the procurement of eight such vessels.

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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).

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Images: The Cobras’ 50th

Images from the Golden Jubilee celebrations of INAS 310 Cobras at Dabolim in Goa.

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Navy’s Cobras celebrate 50 years

The Indian Navy’s electronic warfare and intelligence gathering squadron, INAS (Indian Naval Air Station) 310, better known as Cobras have completed 50 years of service.

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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.

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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.

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Indian C-17 buy ready for approval

The purchase of ten C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready to be approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

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Blog: How to win the MMRCA

Let’s speculate about the Indian Air Force USD 10 billion tender for 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) and draw some conclusions, for fun.

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Army told to reconvene court of inquiry on Purohit

Malegaon terror attack accused Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit will get the opportunity to examine the witnesses against him in the Court of Inquiry, under Army Rule 180.

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