September 2023

Increasing indigenous content in warship building-Def Sec

As part of the ongoing ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ celebrations, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane visited Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Mumbai on September 25, 2023. He inaugurated a security complex of MDL and had an interactive session with the executives addressing their concerns. In his address, the Defence Secretary highlighted the importance of cleanliness in nation-building, stating that Swachhta is not just about cleaning the surroundings, it also focuses on being free from corruption of all kinds - moral, financial and intellectual.

Untapped Potential of Indo-Pacific Region Needs Joint Effort

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has called for collective wisdom and concerted efforts to deal with the complexities of the Indo-Pacific Region, while tapping its full potential, to ensure a future marked by prosperity, security & inclusivity, in consonance with the ancient Indian ethos of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (The World is One Family) and the G-20 motto ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’. He was delivering the inaugural address at the 13th Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs’ Conference (IPACC) in New Delhi on September 26, 2023.

‘Bharat Drone Shakti 2023’ Inaugurated

Bharat Drone Shakti 2023, a first-of-its-kind drone exhibition cum display was inaugurated by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Air Force Station, Hindan in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on September 25, 2023. It has been jointly organised by Indian Air Force (IAF) and Drone Federation of India (DFI). The two-day event, which is being held on September 25 & 26, 2023, features over 75 drone start-ups from across the country.

Indian Fleet in Singapore for SIMBEX 23

Indian Naval Ships Ranvijay and Kavaratti and submarine INS Sindhukesari arrived in Singapore to participate in the 30th edition of the Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX), an annual bilateral Naval exercise between the Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), which is being conducted since 1994. SIMBEX holds the distinction of being the longest continuous naval exercise that Indian Navy has with any other country.

India Approves Procurement worth over USD 8 Billion

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for nine capital acquisition proposals of approx. Rs 45,000 crore. The meeting was held, today, under the chairmanship of defence minister Rajnath Singh. All these procurements will be made from Indian vendors under Buy (Indian-Indigenously Designed Developed and Manufactured (IDMM)/Buy (Indian) category which will give substantial boost to the Indian defence Industry towards achieving the goal of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

Naval Group's Workshop at Karwar Inaugurated

Naval Group India’s technical workshop at Karwar industrial area was inaugurated  on September 13th, 2023 by the hands of Rear Admiral KM Ramakrishnan, VSM,  Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area (FOK), in presence of Mr Vincent  Martinot-Lagarde, EVP Services of Naval Group, Mr Laurent Videau, Country &  Managing Director of Naval Group India, and other senior dignitaries.