defence

Govt to reduce licencing time for sensitive, dual-use exports: Adl DGFT

Mr Vijay Kumar, Additional DGFT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India today said that the government is taking necessary steps to further reduce the licencing time for exporting sensitive and dual-use products and technologies from India.

Speaking at the 3rd National Conference on Export Controls 2019 organised by FICCIMr Kumar said that the government has simplified many policies in the last year and strengthened the e-platform for licencing sensitive and dual-use exports.

MoD pushes for innovation

In a major boost to Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC), Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science and Technology on 09 July 2019.

3rd India-Australia Naval Exercise AUSINDEX-19 begins

The third edition of AUSINDEX, an acronym for Australia India Exercise is scheduled to commence with the arrival of HMAS Canberra (L02), a Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS New Castle(06)  and HMAS Paramatta(154), both frigates; HMAS Collins, a conventional submarine and HMAS Success(OR 304), a Durance-class multi-product replenishment oiler at Visakhapatnam on 02 April 19.

IAF MIG-27(Upgrade) crash

An Indian Air Force MiG-27 (Upgrade) aircraft got airborne from Air Force Station Uttarlai, Rajasthan at 1127 hrs today for a routine sortie. The aircraft crashed at 1145 hrs, approximately 120 km south of Jodhpur. The pilot ejected safely and has been recovered by Search and Rescue helicopter. The pilot is safe and preliminary investigations have revealed no damage to any person or property on ground. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.