Here’s why the first India-Singapore defense industry joint working group held last May didn’t include Singapore’s biggest defense company.
The Delhi High Court has dismissed the challenge filed by Israel Military Industries (IMI) to its blacklisting, saying there was no merit in its petition.
Dean McCumiskey, Managing Director and Chief Executive of BAE Systems’ India operations told StratPost his company would be open to discussing any question of technical assistance the OFB might require, in its attempt to execute the designs and technology documentation transferred to it as part of the old Bofors howitzer procurement.
The Indian government will soon decide on penal action against an Israeli defense company blacklisted in connection with a graft case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against a former Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) chief, the Indian Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.
The CAG submitted a report to Parliament last week, that testifies to the acts of omission and commission, based on incompetence, lack of foresight or mala fide intent, that led to the recommendation for the blacklisting of Singapore Technologies, arising from the issue of the supply of carbines to paramilitary forces.
The Indian Defense Minister AK Antony confirmed to Parliament on Tuesday, the recommendation of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the blacklisting of six arms firms by the Ministry of Defense, Singapore Technologies, Israel Military Industries, TS Kissan and Company Private Limited and RK Machine Tools Private Limited, Rheinmetall Air Defence of Germany and a Russian firm called Cooperation Defence.
The Indian Army has issued a Request For Information (RFI) for towed artillery guns, effectively canceling the previous process for procurement of these weapons systems, in which BAE Systems was fielding the FH77 B05 against Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics’ iFH 2000.