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DefINsights - Sugosha Newsletter Oct 2019

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INS Khanderi :
India’s 2nd Scorpene Submarine



INS Khanderi : IESA : Spacetronics
India’s 2nd Scorpene Deftronics 2019

Submarine P 18

P 09 Industry Buzz

FICCI : Army Make Project P 14
DPP Primer: Part 18
P 13
P 20

Business Opportunities

P 22


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From the MD’s Desk

In our September issue I wrote about Pakistan. I thought I would provide you with a small
commentary on what is happening around the Indian Sub-continent region, while I would
also take up few issues concerning procurement.

The European Union and Japan signed an infrastructure deal on 27 September to
coordinate transport, energy and digital projects linking Europe and Asia, seeking an
alternative to Chinese largesse. The accord, signed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, formalizes Japan’s involvement
in a new EU-Asia “connectivity” plan, backed by a 60 billion euro ($65.48 billion) EU

Mrs. Shanti Kuber guarantee fund, development banks and private investors. Abe told an EU-Asia forum in

Brussels, “Whether it be a single road or a single port, when the EU and Japan undertake something, we are able to
build sustainable, rules-based connectivity from the Indo-Pacific to the Western Balkans and Africa,” “The sea
route that leads to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic must be open,” he added, referring to the need to prevent
projects funded by Beijing and its vast foreign exchange reserves dominating transport routes.

In the meanwhile, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on a two-day visit to Japan, met Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe in Tokyo and said India was committed to enhancing defence engagements between the two countries,
besides strengthening bilateral arrangements. He also invited Japanese companies to participate in the biennial
arms exhibition Defence Expo 2020, scheduled to be held in Lucknow. The Indo-Pacific vision was discussed with an
expression of India's preference for a rule-based order along with centrality of Association of South-East Asian
Nations (ASEAN) and inclusiveness and security for all. India and Japan took forward talks on an agreement to
share military logistics for greater interoperability and declared that the two sides conducted a rare discussion on
the South China Sea situation. Both sides decided to accelerate cooperation in the area of defence equipment and
technology and have urged deeper discussions between the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA)
and the Department of Defence Production (DDP).

Iraq Turns to China to Boost Economy. An announcement that Iraq would join China’s Belt and Road Initiative,
cooperation on oil and infrastructure projects to push forward the China-Iraq strategic partnership. Trade last year
between China and Iraq totalled more than $30 billion. Beijing is Baghdad’s biggest trade partner, while Iraq is
China’s second biggest oil supplier.

Chinese Parade on 1st October by China’s secretive military offered a rare look at its rapidly developing arsenal,
like the Dongfeng 41 a series of new weapons with a possibility to have the world’s longest range at 15,000
kilometers (9,400 miles). Analysts say the DF-41, flying at 25 times the speed of sound, might be able to reach the
United States in 30 minutes with up to 10 warheads for separate targets — a technology known as MIRV, or
multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle. China’s current mainstay missile, the Dongfeng 31, has a range
of more than 11,200 kilometers (6,990 miles) that puts most of the continental United States within reach. Satellite
photos show China is increasing the number of launchers for DF-41 and DF-31 missiles from 18 to as many as 36.
Blurry images of a possible attack drone dubbed “Sharp Sword” and another drone, the DR-8 or Wuzhen 8. Others
include a supersonic drone and a robot submarine. Last year’s spending on the PLA rose 5% to $250 billion, or
about 10 times its 1994 level, according to SIPRI. The United States, with a force of 1.3 million, was far ahead at
$650 billion, or more than 2½ times China’s level. China has about 280 nuclear warheads, compared with 6,450 for
the United States and 6,850 for Russia, according to SIPRI. Compare this with the depleting investment that India
makes in its Armed Forces.

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Indian Navy’s Force Modernisation – Submarine commissioned, Frigate launched and Aircraft Carrier Dry
Dock inaugurated. The second Scorpene submarine named ‘INS Khanderi’ was commissioned into the Indian
Navy on 28 Sep 19 by the Defence Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh. Wife of the Defence Minister also launched
‘Nilgiri’, the first in a series of seven P-17A stealth frigates being indigenously built at Mazgaon Docks,
Mumbai. The Defence Minister also inaugurated an aircraft carrier dry dock in Mumbai. This largest dry dock
in India is 281 m long, 45 m wide and 17 m deep, and can accommodate the IAC, INS Vikramaditya. This dry
dock has more than one km of ship berthing space on both sides, with provision to enable multiple docking
of ships. We earlier reported on the first submarine of Project 75 class INS Kalvari, commissioned in Dec
2017. Six such boats are being built at Mazagon Dock, Mumbai. The ongoing modernisation projects of
Indian Navy - which include new aircraft carriers, maritime fighter jets, next-generation submarines, MCM
vessels, a variety of helicopters, UAVs and amphibious ships - are worth almost Rs 75,000 crores. However,
the capital expenditure of Rs 23,156 crores earmarked for Indian Navy in defence budget for 2019-20 isn’t
considered sufficient to meet these requirements. Therefore, the Navy plans to demand at least Rs 20,000
crores more at the revised estimate stage, to support its plans. It is also notable that the Indian Navy’s share
of the defence budget has declined from 18% in 2012-23 to 13.66% in 2019-20.

India Plans to Transfer Submarine to Myanmar. India is preparing to transfer its Kilo class submarine INS
Sindhuvir, bought from Russia in the 1980s, with requisite permissions from original manufacturer; fitted
with Indian systems before being given to the Myanmar Navy. The transfer is likely to take place with a line
of credit (LoC) that has been extended by India to Myanmar for enhancing military capability. India has
earlier this year, supplied advanced light torpedoes named `Shyena’ —manufactured by Bharat Dynamics
Limited — to Myanmar as part of a $ 38 million export deal signed in 2017. China has also reportedly been
trying to supply of its older submarines Type 035G- Ming class submarines to Myanmar. Bangladesh
received two refurbished Ming class submarines from China as part of a $ 203 million dealing . However, the
Kilo class boat being transferred by India is significantly more capable that the Ming class that was sold by
China to Bangladesh.

Attack on Saudi Aramco and Lessons for India. The attack on Saudi Aramco oil infrastructure which on 14 Sep
19, against one of the strong air defence network, which includes Patriot weapon system, defended by radar
assisted 35 MM anti-aircraft Guns and Crotale system, demonstrates a different type of vulnerability. In all,
18 drones and seven cruise missiles were fired but, despite dense air defence deployment, none of the
attacking drones/ missiles could be destroyed. From available information these either were either not
detected or very late for any viable action. These were low cost drones that flew at ultralow level to avoid
detection, GPS guided for a precision attack on the oil storage tanks. It is difficult to neutralize all drones in
mass raid situations even with best of air defence systems for various reasons. Some elements of the raid
will always succeed to strike. The economics of the attack are more revealing, for a possible USD 200 K
investment by drones, the effect of devastation was in the range of USD 4 bn and thereabouts.

The terror elements actively sponsored by State could use drones in its nefarious design. Who could have
thought that they could use the sea route to hit Mumbai? A careful examination of such locations/targets
which are susceptible to this threat is a must. Indian government has undertaken an effort to protect the
Delhi NCR region by a NASAM system from the US, do we need more for our other strategic cities and


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Global Deals

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced that Seoul will purchase
20 additional F-35 fighter jets from the US as part of the second phase of its F-X III procurement program @
USD 3.3 bn, making for a planned fleet of 60 aircraft. The government previously purchased 40 F-35As from
as part of a $6.4 billion contract in 2014.

Indian Procurement News

A contract for installation and commissioning of 09 Precision Approach Radars (PARs) was signed on 26th
August, 2019 at a cost of Rs. 380 Crore with M/s Data Patterns (India) Pvt. Ltd. This is a real good news for
the Indian defence industry, companies like Data Patterns, who excel in electronics were struggling to keep
themselves afloat, for a couple of decades now.

The issue of pricing of 83 Light
Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Mk1A, to be
manufactured by the Hindustan
Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has
been finalised and the contract
could be signed in the next few
months. The 83 jets are in addition
to the 40 LCAs already ordered by
the IAF in two batches of 20 each
in the Initial Operational Clearance
(IOC) configuration and the Final
Operational Configuration (FOC)

Procurement of additional Akash surface-to-air missiles (SAM) for the Indian Air Force (IAF), worth Rs. 5500
crore, had also been cleared by the Union Cabinet to be signed soon.

Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) and the Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009 are currently
being revised. MoD will come out with new versions by March 2020. There would be separate chapters on
ship-building and air platforms, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and sub-committees have
been appointed to look into them.

India is set to go ahead with a $3.1-billion deal for procurement of 10 Boeing P8I maritime patrol aircraft to
be processed under the foreign military sales (FMS) route. The deal, which will include a mandatory clause
for at least 30% offsets to domestic companies, will add to the 12 P8I aircraft that have already been
ordered by India and will help maintain strong vigil over a region that has seen increasing deployments by
the Chinese Navy.

Eight US made Apache attack helicopters were inducted into the Indian Air Force at the Pathankot air base
on 3 September 2019. Apache attack helicopter are being purchased to replace the ageing Mi-35 helicopter

October 2019 | DefInsights | 5

attack fleet. The Apaches are part of the 125 Helicopter Squadron, also known as the Gladiators, at the
Pathankot air base. The next batch of the Apaches will be inducted into the 137 Helicopter Squadron.

HAL has outsourced significant works on the light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mark 1A to companies like
Larsen and Toubro, Dynamatic Technologies and Alpha Designs. According to the plan, the wings for the next
generation of the Tejas aircraft, orders for which are yet to be placed by the Indian Air Force (IAF), will now
be manufactured by Larsen and Toubro (L&T). The front fuselage of Mark1A has been outsourced to
Dynamatic Technologies, the middle section to VEM, and rear section to Alpha Design.

In a favourable development, the Adani Group submitted a bid for the Rs 45,000-crore Indian Navy
submarine project, taking other contenders by surprise for what is the largest ongoing Make-in-India
initiative in the defence sector. The much-awaited contest was expected to be a face-off among traditional
contenders such as Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) and hence our choice
was pretty limited. Adanis have now opened up hope for Indian Private sector.

IAF will be receiving the first batch of Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVR-AAM) Astra by end of this
year and Defence Ministry and IAF have started the process of placing fresh orders for the Astra missile by
end of this year or early 2020 for at least 100 units produced by defence PSU BEL .

Indian MoD, has also approved the procurement
of six additional squadrons of the Akash surface-
to-air (SAM) missile system for the Indian Air
Force (IAF) for INR55 billion (USD767.7 million).
Some of the new missiles will be fitted with a
new, indigenously designed radio-frequency
seeker that was successfully tested in December
2017 in an effort to improve accuracy. The new
Akash systems will supplement two Akash
squadrons that were formally inducted into the
IAF in July 2015 to replace the ageing Soviet-era
S-125M Pechora-M (SA-3B Goa), 9K33 Osa (SA-8
Gecko), and 9K38 Igla (SA-18 Grouse) air-
defence systems.

Indian Air Force formally inducted the 2nd Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft into its
inventory on 11 September, at Air Force Station Bhasiana in Punjab. The project costs a total of Rs 2,400
crore. The system has been programmed to detect and classify aerial threats in the surveillance area. It has
been integrated on the Brazilian-made Embraer-145 aircraft. The system holds a 240-degree coverage radar.
It is time for India to enhance our surveillance capabilities with a focus on North and NE parts of the nation.
It is also time to consider the ISTAR program initiated a few years ago, for an integrated enhanced real-time
surveillance and intelligence gathering capability for our Armed Forces.

We are very happy to report the exports generated by a small company in a globally competitive tender. The
Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) cleared a combat management system (CMS) that a small, but cutting-edge,


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Indian electronics company has developed for two of its frontline warships – the British-origin RMN frigates,
KD Leiku and KD Jebat. Validating the truism that high-technology is mostly developed by micro, small and
medium enterprises (SMEs), C2C DB Systems is the only Indian firm that has developed a complete CMS,
including tactical datalink capability and warfighting modules (which navies guard zealously). Yet, this small
firm partnered with a Malaysian firm, Marine Crest Technologies, to wrest the tightly contested RMN
contract from global competitors such as Thales of France, Saab of Sweden and UK-headquartered BAE
Systems. C2C DB Systems is tightly integrated into India’s warship production eco-system. It has worked
with WESEE to develop the complete front-end software for the CMS of India’s first indigenous aircraft
carrier, INS Vikrant. It has also done classified work for the nuclear missile submarine, INS Arihant.

Before I sign off, I want to flag a few aspects that may have an immense concern for the Indian industry. The
procedures both for capital and revenue procurement are under revision and we do expect to see a boost
provided to the Indian industry. In the DPP 2016, for the first time, MSMEs did get a mention on more than
ten occasions. Has this helped MSMEs to get more contracts, has this increased their business potential, has
the money flow increased? In this version we expect to see a few fundamental changes. These revolve
around ease of doing business with MoD, logical culmination of MAKE procedures, increased thrust on
Design, ownership of IPs, increased use of AI/VR/AR in military platforms, increased budgetary allocations,
business to private sector, boost to MSMEs and true incorporation of the L-1/T-1 concept.

Our procedures, often, are more obstructive than facilitating. While the real decision for procurement of
strategic defence systems is with the political establishment and rightly so; the balance of decision making
must shift to the Military leadership. The non-stakeholders, which includes all establishments other than the
Armed Forces and the Industry, need to take a back-seat (does not indicate back-seat driving though). It is
shameful to see acquisitions getting held up for frivolous reasons, objections often initiated by a babu
behind a small desk. The easiest thing to do is to deny, the harder one is to make it happen. The
procurement executive must look for that one single reason to enable an acquisition than the ten reasons to
stop it, hiding behind the letter in the procedures; let the spirit take precedence over the letter. We expect
to see a more aggressive DPP this time over.

We are looking forward to the as announcement of the first Five Star General to lead the Ministry of
Defence as a single point advisor to the political leadership. True integration is in the inter-mingling of the
military and bureaucracy at operational levels (AS/ JS levels), in a ratio of 60:40; in favour of the Military. Let
the Defence Ministry wear a look of uniformed professionals attired to immaculation than a weary drab run
of the mill government office. I think we can do better!

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Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria takes
over as the 26th Chief of the Air Staff

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM
ADC took over as the 26th Chief of the Air Staff at a ceremony held
at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) on 30 Sep 2019.

In his address to the IAF, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said “I feel
honoured and privileged to have been entrusted with the
responsibility of leading one of the finest Air Forces in the world. I
draw immense strength from exceptional achievements and
remarkable leadership shown by my illustrious predecessors who
built the Indian Air Force. I convey my sincere gratitude to Air Chief
Marshal BS Dhanoa for his vision, untiring efforts and extra ordinary
leadership in bringing glory to the IAF and the Nation. The focus of
the IAF shall be to rapidly operationalise newly inducted platforms
and equipment as well as to ensure earliest and complete
integration of these capabilities in IAF’s operational plans. There
shall be impetus on modernisation through acquisition of crucial
technologies and critical capabilities with increased reliance on indigenous design and development. We
shall proactively promote indigenisation for sustenance of all existing fleets and equipment.” He also laid
stress on the importance of training as well the safety of the aircraft and other war fighting equipment.

An alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy, he graduated from the Air Force Academy with
the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’ and was commissioned in the fighter stream of IAF on 15 June 1980. He
has over 4270 hours of experience on twenty seven types of fighters as well as transport aircraft and holds
the unique distinction of being an Experimental Test Pilot, a Cat 'A' Qualified Flying Instructor and a Pilot
Attack Instructor. He completed his Masters in Defence Studies from Command and Staff College,

During his illustrious career, spanning almost four decades, the Air Chief Marshal has held a number of
significant field and staff appointments which include command of a front line Jaguar Squadron, Command
of a premier Air Force Station in South-Western sector, Commanding Officer of Flight Test Squadron at
Aircraft & System Testing Establishment and Chief Test Pilot as well as Project Director of National Flight Test
Centre on Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project. He was extensively involved in the initial prototype flight
testing on the LCA. He has tenanted the appointments of Air Attaché Moscow, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
(Projects), Commandant National Defence Academy, Senior Air Staff Officer at Central Air Command, Deputy
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Air Command and Air Officer
Commanding-in-Chief of Training Command. Prior to taking over as the Chief of the Air Staff, he held the
appointment of Vice Chief of the Air Staff.

In recognition of his meritorious service the Air Chief Marshal has been awarded the Vayu Sena Medal(VM)
in 2002, Ati Vishist Seva Medal(AVSM) in 2013 and Param Vishist Seva Medal(PVSM) in 2018. He
was appointed as the Honorary Air Force ADC to the Honorable President of India on 01 January 2019.

October 2019 | DefInsights | 9

Indian Navy commissions second Scorpene-
class submarine INS Khanderi

The Indian Navy has commissioned the second indigenously-built Scorpene-class attack submarine, INS
Khanderi, during a ceremony in Mumbai. Indian Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh presided over the
commissioning ceremony.
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) called ‘Ship Builder to the Nation’, is one of India’s leading Defence
public sector undertaking shipyards under the Ministry of Defence continuing their service to the nation with
‘’Make in India’’ programme. They delivered the second Scorpene submarine ‘KHANDERI’ to the Indian Navy on
28 Sep 2019. The Acceptance Document was signed by Cmde Rakesh Anand, Chairman & Managing Director,
MDL and RAdm B Sivakumar, Chief of Staff Officer (Tech), Western Naval Command in the presence of MDL
Directors and Navy personnel at MDL.
Government is deeply conscious of the requirements of the Armed Forces and remains committed in providing
requisite focus and financial support for its modernisation, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh said at the
Commissioning Ceremony of indigenously built submarine INS Khanderi in Mumbai. Shri Rajnath Singh said due
impetus has been given for timely acquisition of state-of-the-art weapons, sensors and platforms, adding that
the Government has given more freedom and support to armed forces to take decisions in the nation’s interest.
“We are committed to far-reaching changes in our defence preparedness”, he said.
“You cannot buy a confident Navy. A confident Navy is always built by a confident Government”, Raksha Mantri
said, adding that the Indian Navy has the confidence which no other country in the Indian Ocean possesses.


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Underlining the importance of Oceans in development trajectory of a nation, Raksha Mantri said, oceans are
gateway of opportunities as well as grave threats if the maritime forces are not alert. He said, the Indian Navy
should be the last men standing in the Indian Ocean Region. “We need to safeguard the sea lanes of Indian
Ocean to maintain and promote peace & trade in the region. We care about the Indian Ocean & we will take
strong action if anyone tries to disturb the peace”, Raksha Mantri added.

Shri Rajnath Singh said the nation can never forget the exceptional role it played in 1971 war when Operation
Trident and Operation Python broke the backbone of Pakistan Navy. He said Pakistan should understand that
today with the Government’s strong resolve and advancement in naval capacity with additions like INS
Khanderi, India is capable of giving a much bigger blow to it.

Describing INS Khanderi as a ‘potent combatant’, Shri Rajnath Singh congratulated the Navy and the Western
Naval Command on its induction and for achieving very high levels of operational preparedness prior its
commissioning. He said it is a matter of great pride that India is one of the few countries capable of
constructing their own Submarine.

Here are some of the facts and other details about India’s second Scorpene-class attack submarine. The INS
Khanderi is a conventional diesel-electric submarine and has been manufactured by the state-run Mazagon
Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai. Its construction had begun in April 2009. It was constructed in five
separate segments which were welded together later.

• The motif of the attack submarine is inspired by the fish 'Kanneri' which is found in the Arabian Sea. The fish
is known for hunting while swimming close to the bottom of the ocean using the barbells to find their prey.
The fish uses its long serrated saw to kill and shred their prey before eating it.

• INS Khanderi is fully weaponised to attack its enemies. It is equipped with a set of missiles and torpedoes
that can be fired upon detecting enemy targets.

INS Khanderi has been equipped with advanced Exocet SM39 anti-ship missile.

• It has a sonar suite that enables long-range detection and classification of targets. The submarine's warfare
capability comprises a cluster of integrated advanced weapons and sensors. It has undertaken multiple
torpedo and missile firing trials to validate its fighting capability.

• The INS Khanderi has an overall length of 67.5 metres and a height of about 12.3 metres. The hull form, the
fin and the hydroplanes are specifically designed to produce minimum underwater resistance. The power of
the submarine's motor is provided by 360 battery cells, each weighing 750 kg. The motor -- known as
Permanently Magnetised Propulsion Motor -- is extremely silent in nature. The stealth of the INS Khanderi is
further enhanced through the mounting of equipment inside the pressure hull on shock absorbing cradles.

• Under a programme called Project 75, India is committed to building six Scorpene-class submarines at a cost
of around ₹25,000 crore.

• The programme has been undertaken with Transfer of Technology from Naval Group, a state-run submarine
builder in France, which was formerly known as DCNS. Naval Group was in October 2005 contracted as
partner to MDL for the execution of the Project 75 programme. As well as providing a comprehensive transfer

October 2019 | DefInsights | 11

of technology package to MDL to support the upgrade of the yard and construction of all six boats in-
country, the company has also qualified a number of local companies to establish a submarine supplier

INS Khanderi is the second of Kalvari Class diesel electric attack submarines of the Indian Navy. It has been
built in India to the French Scorpene design and is the second submarine of the Project-75. Built
indigenously by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, INS Khanderi is a lethal addition to Navy’s
conventional submarine arsenal and is designed for silent and stealthy sub-surface operations.

With the delivery of Khanderi, India
further cements its position as a
submarine building nation and MDL has
lived up to its reputation as one of the
India’s leading shipyards with a capacity
to meet requirements of the Indian
Navy by the "Indian commercial and
warship building and ship repairing
industry report" released in Mumbai
during March, 2018 by CRISIL.

The constructions of third Scorpene at MDL, KARANJ, was started on
31st January 2018, and is currently undergoing the rigorous phase of sea trials. The fourth Scorpene, VELA
was recently launched in May 2019, and is being prepared for sea trials, whilst the remaining two
submarines, VAGIR and VAGSHEER, are in various stages of outfitting. The Scorpene project would not have
been achieved up to the current progress without the unconditional support and active encouragement of
the Department of Defence Production (MoD).

It is also pertinent to mention that the two SSK submarines built by MDL in 1992 and 1994 are still serving
Indian Navy, after more than 25 years. This is testimony to our skill and capability of MDL. Mazagon Dock
Shipbuilders Limited also achieved expertise in submarine refits by successfully executing the medium refit-
cum-upgradation of all the four SSK class submarines of the Indian Navy. lt is presently carrying out the
medium refit and Life Certification of INS Shishumar, the first SSK submarine.

MDL has always been in the forefront of the nation's progressive indigenous warship building programme.
In fact, with the construction of the Leander and Godavari class frigates, Khukri class Corvettes, Missile
Boats, Delhi and Kolkata class Destroyers, Shivalik class Stealth Frigates, the SSK submarines and the first
Scorpene submarine under its belt, the history of modern-day MDL almost maps the history of indigenous
warship building in India. MDL's contribution to national security and nation building continues with the P-
15B Visakhapatnam class Destroyers and the P-17A class Stealth Frigates.

Recognising the challenges of the future well in time, MDL has completed an extensive mordernisation
programme, at the end of which, today it is building eight Warships, SIX Submarines, in its yard, which have
four drydocks, three slipways, two Wet Basins and more than sixty thousand square metres of work shop


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Army Make Projects - 2019
FICCI & Indian Army Seminar

Mr Subhash Chandra,
Secretary, Department of
Defence Production (DDP),
Ministry of Defence today
said that the MSMEs and
start-ups need to be
integrated into the defence
manufacturing ecosystem.
They also need to be
encouraged not just by the
defence public sector
companies but also the
armed forces.

Speaking at the seminar on 'ARMY MAKE PROJECTS - 2019' organized by FICCI, jointly with the Indian Army,
Mr Chandra said, "MSMEs across the globe have in many ways also been the drivers of change and
innovative solutions. That is where we feel our entire ecosystem must come together to support the larger
manufacturing environment."

Mr Chandra emphasized that collaboration between industry and defence is the need of the day, and
pointed out that the DDP would extend all possible support to sort out industry concerns. "Industry
concerns have also been taken into consideration and demystifying of work processes will come only
through interactions. The three-armed forces also need to open their doors for discussions with the
industry," he added.

Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Indian Army said that the government is
committed to Indianization and Make in India. "We have the capability but unfortunately we have not built
upon it, or we have not changed with time. Now is the time to once again build up the inherent capability
to become self-reliant," he said.

To reduce the import dependence, the Vice Chief of the Army Staff stressed upon the need for higher
spending on research and development (R&D). "We will be able to proceed only if we spend on R&D. That
has been our greatest weakness. Unless we invest in R&D, unless we think of future generation
requirements, we will always be playing catch-up," he added.

Mr JD Patil, Chairman, FICCI Defence Committee and Whole Time Director and Member of the Board,
Larsen and Toubro, said that the government, armed forces and industry have to come together to achieve
the desired goal of the MAKE process. He added that the industry needs fundamental platforms, and
technological products to be done in India. "From 1991 the whole of Indian industry dramatically grew to
become, in certain sectors, the largest in the world. If that can happen in the industry, so can happen in
defence," he said.

Col HS Shankar (Retd), Member, FICCI Defence Committee and Chairman and Managing Director, Alpha
Design Technologies Private Limited, said, "In MAKE-II, the risk is with the industry and not with the
services. We need the services to make quick decisions."

October 2019 | DefInsights | 13

Industry Buzz

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh commissions Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Varaha’; To further strengthen
coastal security

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh called for a proactive coordination among all agencies and stakeholders
involved in coastal security to achieve the common goal of national security. He was addressing a gathering
at the Commissioning Ceremony of Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) ‘Varaha’ in Chennai on 25th Sep 2019.
Raksha Mantri exuded confidence that ICGS ‘Varaha’ will further strengthen the Coast Guard fleet in
responding to the threats of maritime terrorism, smuggling and challenges of maritime law enforcement.
He hoped that ICGS ’Varaha’ will enhance the surveillance and patrolling capabilities of Indian Coast Guard
and reinforce their role as ‘Sentinels of our Seas’.

Highlighting Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Security and Growth for All in the
Region (SAGAR)’, Raksha Mantri said, as a responsible maritime power, oceans have been the
Government’s foremost policy priorities.

Raksha Mantri described ICGS ’Varaha’
as a fine example of collaboration with
industry and ‘Make in India’
where Larsen & Toubro
(L&T) shipbuilding has played a very
important role in production and
maintenance of our sea-based assets.

Raksha Mantri also stressed on the
need to ensure availability of world
class assets, both commercial vessels
& warships, in adequate numbers to
achieve maritime supremacy. He said,
there is no other way of providing the
needed numbers than having a strong
and vibrant shipbuilding industry.

“Great fleets cannot be just bought, they have to be built”, said Raksha Mantri.

Appreciating the important role played by private players in the indigenisation of shipbuilding technology,
Shri Rajnath Singh urged them to develop naval equipment of stringent standards.

“There are not many countries in the world having capability to produce such a wide variety of warships
ranging from Fast Attack Craft to Aircraft Carrier”, Raksha Mantri added.

Shri Rajnath Singh said, an Indian Naval Indigenisation Plan from 2015-2030, as a guideline document, has
been formulated in pursuance to the Government’s vision of ‘Make in India’. He said, the document is
aimed to enable indigenous development of equipment and systems over the next 15 years.

Earlier, ICGS ‘Varaha’, the state-of-the-art offshore patrol vessel, was commissioned into the Coast Guard
fleet. It is the fourth among the series of seven ships to be delivered by L&T with features like ultra-
advanced navigation, communication sensors and machinery. It will operate from the port of New

M1a4ngalore on the West Coast covering Exclusive Economic Zone up to Kanyakumari.

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Industry Buzz

Raksha Mantri’s visit to France : Delivery of first Rafale jet for IAF
Shri Rajnath Singh on October 07 attended a ceremony for the Handing over of the first of the 36 Rafale
aircrafts being acquired by India from France.
The Indian delegation included Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar, senior officials from the Ministry of
Defence and the three Services.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, held the Second India-France Ministerial level Annual Defence Dialogue
with his French counterpart, the Minister for the Armed Forces Ms. Florence Parly on October 8th in Paris.
During the Annual Defence Dialogue held in Paris, the two Ministers comprehensively reviewed the entire
gamut of bilateral defence cooperation, which is a key pillar of India-France Strategic Partnership. They also
exchanged views on contemporary regional and international developments of mutual interest. Both sides
discussed ways to further deepen defence-related official as well as operational level interactions. The two
nations agreed to expand the scope and complexity of the existing regular bilateral joint exercises (SHAKTI,
Recognising that India-France partnership in the Indian Ocean Region is crucial for preserving and
promoting the common strategic and security interests, the two Ministers noted the continuing
implementation of actions outlined in the “Joint Strategic Vision of India-France Cooperation in the Indian
Ocean Region” (March 2018). The Ministers also reaffirmed the strong intention of the two sides to further
deepen bilateral cooperation on counter terrorism.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh highlighted India’s substantial requirement of Aero engines both in civil
and military domains. He requested French OEMs to consider exploring development of an Aero engine
complex on government -to- government basis saying French companies could leverage from advantages
in India such as low wages and availability of technical manpower.

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Raksha Mantri launches DefExpo 2020 website

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched the website of 11th edition of DefEXpo, to be held in Lucknow
from 05 - 08 February, 2020, on 30 Sep 2019. The website,, provides online services to
exhibitors, besides hosting informative content about the product profile of DPSUs and Ordnance Factories.

The website enables exhibitors to register and book space online as per their requirements on first-come-
first-serve basis, make online payments, book conference halls and venues for Business-to-Business (B2B)
meetings. Exhibitors can avail early bird discounts by booking space on the website before October 31, 2019.

Trade visitors will be able to buy their tickets on the website for visiting the show during business days i.e.
05 - 07 February, 2020. Entry for general public will be free on February 08, 2020. However, general visitors
are required to pre-register on the website and they would be sent e-tickets on their registered email ids.
Exhibitors and visitors will be able to send their queries using ‘Contact us’ menu on the website.

Media persons may also register online at the website for the coverage of DefExpo2020.

Defence Acquisition Council Chaired by Raksha Mantri gives a big impetus to indigenous industry

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, met on 21 Oct 2019
and accorded approval for Capital Procurement for the Defence forces amounting over Rs. 3300 crores of
indigenously designed and developed equipment.

Maintaining its impetus on the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the DAC accorded approval for three projects to be
indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by the Indian industry. The first two projects include
third generation Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) and the Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) for the T-72 and T-
90 Tanks. While the third generation ATGM would provide ‘Fire and Forget’ and “Top Attack” capabilities to
the troops in an armoured battle, the APUs would enable incorporation of various upgrades to Fire Control
System and Night Fighting capabilities of the Tanks. Both these projects will be progressed under the ‘Make-
II’ Category and will provide a boost to indigenous research and development in the Private Sector. With
this, for the first time the Ministry of Defence has offered complex Military equipment to be designed,
developed and manufactured by the Indian private industry.

The third indigenous project pertains to discrete Electronic Warfare (EW) systems for the mountain and High
Altitude terrain, which would be designed and developed by DRDO and manufactured by design cum
production partner from the Indian industry.

Single agency being set up to process Defence Exports

In a new initiative to boost the export of Indian defence products, army chief, General Bipin Rawat will on
Friday launch the Indigenous Defence Equipment Exporters Association (IDEEA) in New Delhi. IDEEA is
conceived as a non-profit association, set up under Section 8 of the Companies Act.

It has the stated objective of making India “one of the top three defence equipment exporters in the world.”
The association will effectively be a nodal agency for receiving and processing export inquiries from all
prospective customers across the globe. Its director, Major General Prem Mohan Vats (Retired) says: “IDEEA
will provide a platform for defence exporters, particularly MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises), to
air their concerns and to reach customers.” Sanjay Jaju, the defence ministry official who interfaces with
industry, had announced in June the creation of a Defence Export-Import Portal, that “will post export
opportunity leads that our sources have obtained, which exporters can follow up and translate into

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business.” IDEEA, it appears, is intended to meet the same purpose promise. IDEEA is directed towards
achieving the defence ministry’s ambitious aim, stated in the Defence Production Policy of 2018 (DPrP-
2018), of exporting defence products worth of $5 billion (Rs 35,000 crore) annually, by 2025. Given that
defence exports were Rs 11,000 crore in 2018-19, achieving this target requires defence exports to more
than triple in six years. The 2018-19 export figure was itself a more than two-fold jump over the preceding
year’s exports worth Rs 4,682 crore, according to the defence ministry website.

The ministry assesses that enhanced exports would be essential for meeting the DPrP-2018 target of making
India one of the world’s top five defence producers, with an annual defence production turnover target of
US $26 billion (Rs 180,000 crore).

India’s current defence production is Rs 90,000 crore per year, says Mr. Jaju. Export markets would be
crucial for absorbing production levels that are double of this, given that the defence capital allocation is
currently Rs 108,248 crore.

The defence ministry has moved gradually towards creating an enabling environment for exports. The first
step was to loosen barriers by gaining Indian entry into the four global export control regimes. India has
already obtained membership of the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Wassenaar Arrangement and
the Australia Group. New Delhi is now lobbying for entry into the fourth – the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Meanwhile, as an export promotion measure, the government has steadily increased the levels of foreign
direct investment (FDI) permitted in defence. If this continues, foreign defence firms might soon be allowed
a majority stake in joint ventures (JVs) they set up in India. In 2016, the prevailing 26 per cent FDI cap in
defence manufacturing was raised to 49 per cent through the automatic route. Additionally, FDI above 49
per cent was permitted through case-by-case government sanction “wherever it is likely to result in access
to modern technology or for other reasons to be recorded.” So far, this has failed to spur foreign

The defence sector has received FDI worth just $ 0.18 million (Rs 1.26 crore) from April 2014 to December
2017, the defence ministry told Parliament on March 7, 2018. The biggest recipient of Indian defence
exports is currently the US, which has imported nearly Rs 5,000 crore worth of equipment. Next comes
Israel, and then the European Union.

DRDO signs 30 agreements on Technology Transfer

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed 30 licensing agreements for Transfer of
Technology (ToT) with 16 Indian companies, including three start-ups, at Vibrant Goa Global Expo and
Summit 2019, which is being held at Goa University, Taleigao, Goa between October 17-19, 2019.

The DRDO develops technologies for the Armed Forces and has been carrying out ToT of these technologies
to the defence industry for end use of the Armed Forces.

Indian Armed Forces are procuring ready-to-eat meals, survival ration and emergency flying ration products
from companies which have acquired ToT from DRDO. These products cater to the requirements of the
Armed Forces deployed in inhospitable terrain and hostile weather conditions. These products have high
nutrition value and higher shelf-life. These technologies are useful for the larger interest of society.

Vibrant Goa Summit provided an opportunity for the companies to interact with DRDO scientists who have
developed these technologies. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Goa Shri Pramod Sawant
yesterday and was attended by senior officials from the Government of Goa and DRDO.

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IESA - Spacetronics | Deftronics 2019

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier Industry body representing the Indian
Semiconductor & Electronics System Design and Manufacturing space, hosted the 2nd edition of
Spacetronics and 6th edition of Deftronics in collaboration with ISRO – the Indian Space Research
Organisation and DRDO – the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation, to share insights
on Intelligent Electronics which is the 'new frontier for securing our Land and Space' in Bengaluru.
The purpose of an event such as this one is to make electronics in space and defence intelligent, said
Jitendra Chaddha, Senior Director - Operations and Strategy & Chairman, IESA; adding that electronics will
make up nearly half of space and defence needs in the next decade or so. This is a challenge for the
electronics and semiconductor industries but also a huge opportunity.
India’s space programme to hit unprecedented heights
India’s space programme is set to hit unprecedented levels with ISRO missions going up by three times,
even as home-grown entrepreneurs and start-ups in India are coming together to target space like never
Start-ups in the area could also help in capturing some part of the market in and outside the country and
organizations such as the IESA have a role to play here, said Dr A.S. Kiran Kumar, former chairman of ISRO,
speaking at IESA’s Intelligent Electronics seminar Sep 2019.
The expansion in space-related activities is also a reason why ISRO wants to make technology available to
industry in a more widespread manner. All this will together help the country develop, build and harness
its space-related capabilities but this means the requirement of electronics takes on a whole new level of


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significance. India is still very dependent on international suppliers for electronics even as the
Government is examining how the country can become self-reliant in sub-systems, assemblies and the
like, he observed.

The importance of electronics in space missions started being recognized just a decade or so ago but this
sector now has a role in space-related activities that is much more than any other sector or industry, said
Dr. P.V. Venkitakrishnan, Director, Capacity Building Programme Office, ISRO. The rate of obsolescence in
electronics being extremely high, and especially more so in space-related electronics, ISRO needs to
handhold industry more. This is one reason ISRO plans a space entrepreneurship programme and
proposes a seed fund for six startup, he said.

Consortia-led approach to help build strategic defence preparedness

The need for private Indian industry to adopt a consortia-lead approach to tap into opportunities being
thrown up by the country’ space programme, reducing dependence on electronics imports, devising a
roadmap for strategic electronics, establishing certified processes to avoid delays and the setting up of a
wafer foundry were among the topics touched upon on day two of IESA’s Strategic Electronics 2019 that
focused on Defence Electronics.

Besides, Strategic Electronics 2019, the
report prepared by Roland Berger and the
IESA released during the conference,
pointed out that Global Strategic
electronics market is expected to grow at a
CAGR of 4% over next 12-15 years driven
by technology, integration & Industry 4.0.
To be driven by indigenization, weapons
platforms and new weapons being
launched by the three armed forces, it was
suggested that devising a strategic
roadmap to meet this demand will help
the Indian private sector exploit the
numerous opportunities emerging from this growing marketplace.

Regarding the oft-cited delays in completing various defence related programmes, India needs to have
certified processes and common test infrastructure in place to address this continuing anomaly, speakers
pointed out, adding that the absence of an indigenous wafer foundry was also a major reason for delays.

New technologies such as the Internet of Things, 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and the like will bring in
specific advantages but the threat surface also expands with these, and this must be guarded against
with hardware security not being lost sight of, speakers pointed out. AI’s role is expanding and here, the
accumulation of relevant data to imagine various scenarios is especially challenging; it is here that private
industry can be of much help in filling up this need.

Dr. Tessy Thomas, the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India and now Director General of
Aeronautical Systems, said India needs to possess indigenous chip-level strengths if only for strategic
reasons. Besides, the country needs to cut its dependence on electronic imports as well and devise
research and development-led innovation at the industry level in order to possess intrinsically sound
defence preparedness.

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Defence Procurement Procedure Primer

Part 18 – Defence Procurement Procedure for ‘Make
-II’ Category - Chapter III A

New chapter on Make II procedure is outlined in Chapter III-A of DPP 2016. A
need was felt to have a separate, simplified procedure for sub-category
'Make-II' as it does not envisage any funding by the Government for
development of prototype.

By Sohil Patel The 'Make-II' procedure, outlined in this chapter, seeks to address the
into Indian Armed Forces. objectives of wider participation of Indian industry, impetus for MSME/start-
ups sector, simplified implementation, and timely induction of equipment

Successful development under this scheme would result in acquisition, from successful Development
Agency/Agencies (DA/DAs), through the 'Buy (Indian - IDDM)' category with indigenous design and
development, and a minimum of 40% IC, by inviting commercial bid which is to be submitted prior to
Commencement of User Trials. Thereafter, the procedures detailed in Chapter II of DPP will be followed
except for the procedure outlined in subsequent paras.

Projects under the Make-II sub-category, with estimated cost of prototype development phase not
exceeding ₹3 Crores, will be earmarked for MSMEs. However, if no MSME expresses interest for a Make-II
program of less than ₹3 Crores, the same may be opened up for all.

Make - Project Management Unit (PMU)

'Make-PMU' established for Make I projects as per provisions of Chapter III will also oversee the projects
categorised as Make-II. The head of 'Make - PMU' may hire domain experts/consultants such as finance,
legal and technology, from public and private sectors.

Development and Procurement Process under 'Make-II' Category

The development & procurement process under Make-Il sub-category would involve the following

(a) Advance Planning & Consultations, and Feasibility Study
(b) Formulation of Preliminary Staff Qualitative Requirements (PSQR)
(c) Constitution of Project Facilitation Team (PFT)
(d) Categorisation and Accord of Acceptance of Necessity (AoN)
(e) Issue of Expression of Interest (EoI)
(f) Evaluation of EoI responses
(g) Award of Project Sanction Order
(h) Design and Development of Prototype
(j) Conversion of PSQRs into SQRs
(k) Solicitation of Commercial Offer
(l) User Trials by SHQ

2(m0) Staff Evaluation

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(n) Commercial negotiations by Contract Negotiation Committee (CNC)

(o) Award of Contract

Advance Planning and Consultations

On the basis of LTIPP, SHQ will initiate internal discussions for all the projects enlisted in LTIPP/suggested
by Industry or individual as potential 'Make-II' projects. SHQ will initiate collegiate discussions with
various stakeholders such as DRDO, HQ IDS, DDP, DoD, Indian Industry etc., as required.

List of potential 'Make-II' projects along with Project briefs, Questionnaire for Industry and Project
Manager Details shall be uploaded on MoD / DDP website inviting their willingness of Industry to
participate in the aforesaid potential 'Make-II' projects.

The Make-II project having AoN value less than ₹300 Crore will deem to be automatically included in
AAP, after accord of AoN. However, the Make-II project having AoN value more than ₹300 Crore, shall be
included in Annual Acquisition Plan (AAP) prepared for Make Projects as outlined at Chapter III of DPP-

SHQ shall carry out the Feasibility study with the involvement of all important stakeholders such as HQ
IDS, DRDO and DDP, Advisor (Cost) and MoD (Finance)/IFA as required and look into the following

(a) A preliminary assessment of capability of Indian industry to undertake design and development of the
requisite equipment/system/platform or their upgrades and subsequently supply the quantities
envisaged for procurement during the 'Buy (Indian-IDDM)' phase and timelines.

(b) Estimated time period for development.

(c) Estimated Cost of prototype development phase and for subsequent procurement phase under 'Buy
(Indian-IDDM), category.

(d) Any other aspect considered important.

Preliminary Services Qualitative Requirements (PSQRs)

Based on the feasibility study, the SHQ concerned would formulate the PSQRs, specifying essential and
desirable parameters. These PSQRs shall form part of the Statement of Case (SoC) while seeking AoN for
'Make-II' projects.

Constitution of Project Facilitation Team (PFT)

SHQ will constitute a PFT under Head of 'Make-PMU' or suitable officer belonging to the 'Make-PMU'
prior to fielding Statement of Case (SoC) before the Categorization Committees.

The PFT's responsibilities shall inter-alia, include the following important functions:-

(a) Preparing EoI, obtaining approval in SHQ and issue of EoI.
(b) Receipt & evaluation of EoI responses.
(c) Preparation of draft Project Sanction Order, obtaining requisite approvals and issue of Project
Sanction Order.
(d) Monitoring and reporting of aspects relating to prototype development including generation of
Intellectual Property.

October 2019 | DefInsights | 21

Business Opportunities : October 2019




1 Procurement of point to mul- 18th October Assam Rifles XXVI.11011/01/Proc/2019 RFP

tipoint for connectivity in the 2019 -Sigs dt 20 Sep 2019

AOR of HQ 26 and 27Sector AR

2 Empanelment of Vendors for IPR 26th October BEL CO/TP/2019/IP EMP/ RFP

Management 2019 MSCF/358

3 Development and Supply of Au- 29th October DRDO- ADRDE/QMS/MMG/ RFP
tonomous Trigger and Actuation 2019 ADRDE

System for Airborne Systems as

per Scope of Work and ATP ITR/20ATT063/TMG/CMS- RFP
4 Cloud Base Real Time Data Pro- 18th November DRDO-ITR

cessing, Data Analysis and Ar- 2019 II

chiving system 24th October DRDO-ARDE ARDE/20FCT056/CMS-I RFP
5 Warhead Empty Assembly


6 Concealable 9x19MM carbine 11th November DG, Indo- IV- Global Ten-

SMG with assys and spares Tibetan Bor- 17013/73/2019/10.10.19/ ders

2019 der Police PC-2

Force RFP-Open
7 Procurement of Explosive Detec- 14th October DG, National 22/2019

tor, Bomb basket, Water Jet Dis- 2019 Security

ruptor Guard ,MHA

8 Procurement of Passive Night 14th October DG, National 20/2019 RFP-Open

Vision Monoculars 2019 Security

Guard ,MHA

9 Clean Room Assembly Test Set 21st October DRDO ASL/31/19/4020/65/0073 RFP - Open

Up 2019

10 Procurement of Hand Held Ther- 14th October DG, National 12/2019 RFP-Open

mal Imaging Binocular System 2019 Security


11 Target System and all related 12th November DG of Cen- 13013(10)/4/Target Sys- RFP-Open

equipment/ancillaries for 50 m 2019 tral Industri- tem/Proc/51

Composite Indoor Shooting al Security

Range (CISR) as a turnkey project Force, MHA

12 EOI for the Development of Cab- 09th November DDP EOI FOR CABIN RUBBER EOI

in Rubber Items 2019 ITEMS

13 Fabrication Of Jacket and Trou- 07th November DDP-OCF, OCFAV/041ADV1920 RFP-Open

sers Combat PC Disruptive With 2019 Avadi

Indian Army Logo 220 Gsm

14 Semiautomatic Vertical Parting 24th October DDP-OF Kan- B20191523 RFP-Open

Equipment for Shells. 2019 pur

15 Design Supply Fabrication and 24th October DDP-OF Kan- 122MMETT19000929 RFP-Open

Implem. Industry 4.0 2019 pur

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Business Opportunities : October 2019


16 F/C of Plate Bracket Sling of 23rd October 2019 DDP-Rifle Fac- ATJ0120190 RFP-Open

5.56MM INSAS Rifle tory Ishapore

17 Extractor S/A Cartridge for 17th October 2019 DDP-Rifle Fac- ATJ0120231 RFP-Open
5.56MM INSAS Rifle tory Ishapore

18 Magazine Assembly for 0.315 23rd October 2019 DDP-Rifle Fac- ATJ0320188

SPR tory Ishapore

19 Procurement of Cockpit 14th October 2019 IAF 40wg/3576/742/1960/ RFP-Open
Procedure Trainer Simula-
CNID_629230 RFP-Open
tor for m - 2000 I/TI (FOC)
G23/AH/1258- National
Aircraft 59/103/158157-58 Competitive
dtd. 25.09.2019 Bid
20 Supply of SCADA Servers, work- 16th October 2019 ECIL
stations, laptops, printers G25/LSK/ARC/E-6013 RFP-Open
Supply of Auxiliary Control Sys- 17th October 2019 GSL NCW dtd. 30.09.2019

21 tem for frigates Yard nos 1258- A/BA4/1707-11693/10 RFP-Open
59. Detailed scope attached as -2019
Technical specification
Machining and Testing of Welded 17th October 2019 GSL H/IMM-ALH/BOI-3/ RFP-Open
22 Test Coupons for Welding Proce-
dures for P1135.6 Project 1700000183 RFP-Open

23 Open Two Bid – (CAMC for GHE 22nd October 2019 HAL
and GSEs of LCA and HAWK Air-
Indigenous Design Development 15th October 2019 HAL

24 and Supply of Radio Altimeter
Design, Supply, Install, Test and 16th October 2019 MDSL

25 Trials of Modular Galley with
Equipment for 7 Ships of P17A.

26 Construction, Supply, Installation 06th November MDSL EY/CD/CAP/ RFP-Open
and Commissioning of Floating 2019 JPS/1200001870 RFP-Open

Dry Dock at MDL RFP-Open
27 Implementation of Industry-4.0 05th November MDSL TENDER-3000000387


28 Supply, Installation, commission- 30th October 2019 OFB-Ordnance 140PMETT19000428

ing and Training of Thermal Ac- Factory Itarsi

tivity Monitor as per OFI specifi-


29 Supply and Commissioning of 22nd October 2019 OFB- Ord- 126MMETT19001812

Electronic Pressure Measure- nance Factory

ment Varangaon

30 Fabrication and Supply of Alumi- 28th October 2019 ISRO HSFC/PT/15/2019-20

nosilicate Glass Substrates

October 2019 | DefInsights | 23

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