Boeing, Saab and Lockheed Martin are offering to build fighters in India and each is bringing something different to the table.
Our columnist Mark narrates what transpired at Make In India Week and explains why Make In India cannot work in the defence sector under the existing dispensation.
Our pseudonymous analyst Mark is back with his take on the story so far of the IAF’s quest for fighter aircraft. He last contributed a much talked-about two-part analysis of the MMRCA tender in April 2012.
StratPost goes through the revisions in the Defense Procurement Procedure announced by the defense ministry and tells you exactly what’s changed from DPP 2013.
The two defense agreements signed by India and Japan on Saturday will enable the faster processing of a deal for the sale of US-2i amphibious aircraft to India.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has completed one year in office but defence preparedness and military modernisation continue to require his urgent attention, says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd) in an annual report card.
The IAF has lowered the bar for HAL and ADA and given up on the prospect of an LCA Mk2 by agreeing to accept the existing LCA in large numbers but HAL still has to deliver the first aircraft from the earlier order.
The post-MMRCA narrative unfolding since April is one in which the Modi government has quietly reached out to at least three foreign OEMs to invite interest in building fighter aircraft in India.
Dassault can wait to have their way in the MMRCA negotiations knowing the aversion of the IAF and defense ministry to a re-tender, unless the defense ministry walks away from the table itself, first.
Air Marshal M Matheshwaran analyzes exactly why the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft will never fully meet the ASR and cannot become the IAF ‘s frontline fighter in the Lo segment.