SIDM Defence Weekly Newsletter


28 March – 03 April 2022

National Policy & Industry Updates

Need to progress on 10 tonne Indian multipurpose chopper: Rajnath Singh

Stating that India has shown its strength in design, development and operation of helicopters in the 5 tonne category, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said in order to become a global leader there is a need to progress in the design of 10 tonne Indian Multirole helicopter. Read More

Army chief General Naravane leaves for Singapore on official visit

Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane left for Singapore on Sunday on a three-day visit to explore ways to strengthen bilateral military cooperation.  Read More

Defence Ministry signs Rs 3,102 crore worth contracts with BEL


The Defence Ministry and BEL-Bengaluru concluded a contract for supply of Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force.  Read More

India successfully test-fires two more surface-to-air missiles off Odisha coast


India on Wednesday flight-tested two more rounds of Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles off the Odisha coast, DRDO sources said. The MRSAMs were test-fired from the Integrated Test Range launch pad-III at Chandipur near here before noon, they said. Read More

HAL to supply 15 LCH Limited Series Production to Indian Army and IAF

The Government will procure 15 Light Combat Helicopters Limited Series Production from Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL)  Read More

Defence ministry brings key changes to speed up private sector project plan

The defence ministry has brought in key changes to accelerate private sector led military design and development projects by drastically reducing procurement timelines and simplifying the contract negotiating process, laying the ground to sign at least 30 significant deals with Indian companies by this year-end.  Read More

BEL, ADB sign MoU for developing AI solutions for Indian Army

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed an MoU with the Army Design Bureau (ADB) of the Indian Army for collaboration in the field of Artificial Intelligence for Defence applications. Read More

Army to get version of Israeli Barak missile

The Indian Army is getting a version of the Israel-origin Barak missile that is used at medium range — up to 120-140 km — to target incoming enemy aircraft, copters, drones and missiles. Read More

Boost to maritime security as Coast Guard gets 2 Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters

In a major boost to India’s Maritime Security, two indigenously designed and manufactured Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III was formally welcomed on Thursday at Indian Coast Guard Air Enclave, Kochi. Read More