Dept of defense research and development is headed by secretary who is the Scientific advisor to the Defence minister.
Defence Procurement Policy: Strategic Partner Model
Make in India aims to boost the indigenous production of defence equipments. In this the private sector of India shall have a critical role. A Strategic Partner model was proposed that envisages selection of an Indian private sector company that would get all contracts of manufacturing for a long period of 20 years. This means that if an Indian company like Tata is selected then it would get permission to manufacture helicopters for the army or airforce for the next 20 years. Such a commitment can encourage private sector companies to manufacture in India.
However opposition to this move is also strong due to the following points:
Due to this delays many defence projects are struck.
Defence Exports: Problems and the Future Path
The Defence Minister Parrikar has set a target of 2 billion dollars for the export of Indian defence equipments. This would mean an increase of 6 fold from the current exports. The main steps taken by the Government so far to achieve this are:
Recent efforts have been taken to ensure that Indian private manufacturers are involved in the manufacturing of defence equipment for the military. These Industries have been taken on board the foreign delegations for discussions on defence between Government to Government.
The other major problems seen by the Indian defence exporters is that the Government doesn’t allow for exporting of Equipments currently in use by the Indian army to neighbouring countries. The mindset of Indian political institutions too has to change as foreign firms have shown interest in manufacturing in India but the bureaucracy and the politicians have to work in tandem to ensure this happens in reality.
Joint Military Exercises conducted in the Army in 2016
Amphibious warfare ship
Torpedo launch and recovery vessel
Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
Ans . C
Indigenously built Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel ‘INS Astradharini’ commissioned in October 2015.
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Q1:Scientific advisor to the Defence minister is
1. secretary of Dept of defense research and development
2. National security advisor
3. Principal secretary to PM
4. Cabinet secretary
Q2:first indigenously designed long range subsonic cruise missile with a range of 1000 km is
Q3:[ Light combat aircraft]: indeginously developed is
Q4:Inter continental ballistic missile with range of 5000km. is
1. Agni V
2. Agni IV
3. Agni VI
4. Agni III
1. Two staged missile
2. solid propellant booster engine
3. range of 290 km.