Import of Weapons




Import of Weapons 

The Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP-2013) regulates the capital procurement of defence equipment. As per provisions of DPP-2013 equipment has to be procured from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)/Authorised Vendors / Government sponsored Export Agencies (applicable in the case of countries where domestic laws do not permit direct export by OEMs). Any changes in policy relating to procurements including issues relating to agents is effected through amendments in the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), which is reviewed from time to time. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha today. 
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Construction of Roads in Border Areas 

Construction of roads in the border States of the country, funded under the Central Government schemes are undertaken by various agencies including Border Roads Organisation (BRO). BRO consists of Army as well as civilian personnel. 

The GREF civilian personnel are subjected to Central Civil Service Regulations for regulating their retirement, pension, etc. Hence, as in the case of other Central Government civilian employees, presently, the superannuation age of GREF civilian personnel is 60 years. On the other hand, the Armed Forces personnel retire at an earlier age and therefore are extended benefits for re-employment. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shrimati Neelam Sonkar in Lok Sabha today. 
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Chairman COSC & CAS Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha leaves for a two day visit to Mumbai 

On reaching Mumbai, the Air Chief will visit Indian Naval Ship (INS) Shikra which provides Air support to the Indian Navy and HQ Western Naval Command (WNC) where he will be received by Vice Admiral AK Karve, Chief of Staff (COS) and other defence dignitaries. The Air Chief will interact with Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Western Naval Command Vice Admiral Anil Chopra. Here, he will be briefed about the ongoing issues pertaining to the Armed Forces. He will also visit Indian Naval Ship (INS) Viraat where he will be given a presentation on the Op preparedness of the Navy. A Visit to HQ Maritime Air Operations (MAO) which is tasked with coordination of the joint Maritime Air Operations of the Indian Air Force ((IAF) and Indian Navy, is also scheduled. An interaction with personnel of Madh Island is planned thereafter. This will be followed by a visit by the Air Chief to INS Hamla which is a Logistics Training Establishment of the Indian Navy. 
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Induction of Tejas in Indian Air Force 

Indian Air Force (IAF) placed order for 20 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas in Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) configuration and 20 more Aircraft in Final Operational Clearance (FOC) configuration. LCA, Tejas has already achieved IOC in December 2013 and FOC is likely to be achieved by end of 2015. The first of the IOC standard aircraft has been built and successfully completed its maiden flight on 30th September 2014. This aircraft will be handed over to IAF by March 2015 after some upgrades. The second aircraft will also be ready by March 2015 for maiden flight. The first 20 aircraft will be built by 2017-18. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Chand Nath and Shri Mullappally Ramachandran in Lok Sabha today. 
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Armed Forces Participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions 

Since 1950, Indian Army has contributed approximately 2,15,000 Indian Army personnel to United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, which is largest amongst all troop contributing countries. Presently, India is the third largest troop contributing country. 

Till date, Indian Army personnel have been deployed in UN Peacekeeping Missions in 38 countries. 

Till date, 147 Indian Army personnel have died in various UN Peacekeeping Missions. Out of this, 88 personnel were killed in action and rest due to accident, natural causes / sickness, suicide etc. 

Army personnel killed in action are classified as “Battle Casualty (Fatal)”. UN pays US$ 70,000 to Indian Army Personnel who die in UN Missions due to enemy actions, accidents, natural causes and sickness. 

In addition, Indian Government also pays compensation to the families of Army Soldiers which is as per Annexure. Provisions exist for ‘Instant Enrolment’ in the Army in respect of one son / brother (if unmarried / married but without a male child) of the Battle Casualty, wherein the candidate is enrolled in the Army as a soldier if he is medically fit and in recruitable age. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Chand Nath in Lok Sabha today. 
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Use of Helicopters 

The existing instructions allow use of defence helicopters / aircraft by Ministers of Central Government as well as Central / State Government functionaries for official duties with the approval of competent authority provided helicopter / aircraft are available and without prejudice to service requirements. 

Non entitled persons are also allowed to use defence helicopters / aircraft under emergent conditions with the approval of competent authority and on payment basis, subject to request from the concerned State Government / Union Territory provided helicopter / aircraft are available and without prejudice to service requirements. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Ashwini Kumar in Lok Sabha today. 
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llegal Entry of Helicopters / Aircraft 

The details of transgression of Indian airspace by helicopters / aircraft in the border areas during the years 2012, 2013 & 2014 (till 15.12.2014) are as follows:

Year
No. of transgressions of Indian airspace

2012
06
2013
12
2014
(till 15.12.2014)
16












During the last two years and the current year (till 15.12.2014), helicopters of Pakistan and China have transgressed into Indian airspace.

The incidents of violation of Indian airspace are taken up with the concerned countries through established channels including Ministry of External Affairs.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Chandra Prakash Joshi in Lok Sabha today.
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Supply of Sub-Standard Food to Soldiers 

No case of supply of sub-standard food-stuff and rations to soldiers has been reported in recent past. Improvement in quality of rations is the prime concern of the Government and is a continuous process.E-procurement has been started for procurement of Atta. All dry ration items are pre-checked before dispatch. To ensure the quality and nutrition of food items, Defence Food Analyst have been posted in Composite Food Laboratories (CFLs) and Food Inspection Units. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Sanjay Kaka Patil in Lok Sabha today. 
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Laboratories of DRDO 

Laboratories / units functioning under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) alongwith their locations and areas of research are given below:-

DETAILS OF LABORATORIES /UNITS OF DRDO:

S.
No.
Name of laboratories/establishments
Location
Areas of Research
1
Advanced Centre for Energetic Materials (ACEM)
Nasik
Energetic Materials
2
Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG)
Hyderabad
Computational Systems
3
Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL)
Hyderabad
Missiles & Strategic Systems
4
Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment (ADRDE)
Agra
Parachutes & Aerial Systems
5
Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE)
Bengaluru
Aeronautics
6
Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE)
Pune
Armaments
7
Centre for Air Borne System (CABS)
Bengaluru
Air Borne Systems
8
Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR)
Bengaluru
Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
9
Centre for Advanced Systems (CAS)
Hyderabad
Integration of Strategic System
10
Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC)
Bengaluru
Airworthiness & Certification
11
Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM)
Delhi
Personnel Management
12
Centre for Fire, Explosive & Environment Safety (CFEES)
Delhi
Fire, Explosives & Environmental Safety
13
Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS)
Hyderabad
Directed Energy Weapons
14
Centre for Millimeter Wave Semiconductor Devices & Systems (CMSDS)
Kolkata
Millimeter Wave Semiconductor Devices (MWSD)
15
Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE)
Avadi
Combat Vehicles
16
Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE)
Bengaluru
Avionics
17
Defence Bio-engineering & Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL)
Bengaluru
Bio-engineering
18
Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL)
Dehradun
Electronics & Communication Systems
19
Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC)
Delhi
Information Systems
20
Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL)
Mysore
Food Research
21
Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER)
Haldwani
Bio-Energy Research
22
DRDO Integration Centre (DIC)
Panagarh
Integration of Strategic System
23
Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR)
Leh
High Altitude Agro-animal Research
24
Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Science (DIPAS)
Delhi
Physiology
25
Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR)
Delhi
Psychological Research
26
Defence Laboratory (DL)
Jodhpur
Camouflaging and Isotopes
27
Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL)
Hyderabad
Electronic Warfare
28
Defence Materials & Stores R&D  Establishment (DMSRDE)
Kanpur
Textile, Polymers & Composites
29
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL)
Hyderabad
Polymers and Composites
30
Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE)
Gwalior
Chemical & Biological Warfare
31
Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL)
Hyderabad
Missiles & Strategic Systems
32
Defence Research Laboratory (DRL)
Tezpur
Health & Hygiene
33
Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL)
Delhi
Terrain Research
34
Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE)
Bengaluru
Gas Turbine
35
High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL)
Pune
High Energy Materials
36
Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS)
Delhi
Nuclear Medicines
37
Institute of Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA)
Delhi
System Analysis
38
Institute of Technology Management (ITM)
Mussoorie
Technology Management
39
Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE)
Dehradun
Electronics & Optical Systems
40
Integrated Test Range (ITR)
Balasore
Missiles & Strategic Systems
41
Joint Cypher Bureau (JCB)
Delhi
Cypher System
42
Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC)
Delhi
Laser Technology 
43
Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE)
Bengaluru
Radar
44
Military Institute of Training (MILIT)
Pune
Military Training
45
Mobile Systems Complex (MSC)
Pune
Missile
46
Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC)
Bengaluru
Microwave Tube
47
Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL)
Ambernath
Corrosion Preventive Technology
48
Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL)
Cochin
Naval Systems
49
Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL)
Visakhapatnam
Underwater Weapons
50
Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE)
Balasore
Armaments Testing
51
Recruitment and Assessment Center (RAC)
Delhi
Human Resource
52
Research Centre Imarat (RCI)
Hyderabad
Missiles & Strategic Systems
53
Research & Development Establishment (Engrs) [R&D (Engrs)]
Pune
Engineering Systems & Weapon Platforms
54
DRDO Research & Innovation Centre (RIC)
Chennai
Accreditation Projects
55
Scientific Analysis Group (SAG)
Delhi
Cryptology
56
Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE)
Manali
Snow and Avalanche
57
SF Complex (SFC)
Jagdalpur
Propellant
58
Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL)
Delhi
Solid State/ Semiconductor Materials
59
Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL)
Chandigarh
Terminal Ballistics
60
Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE)
Ahmednagar
Wheeled Vehicles






Names of various products including food products developed by DRDO for defence and civilian use during the last three years and the current year are given below:-

LIST OF PRODUCTS DEVELOPED BY DRDO DURING 2011-2014:



·         Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
·         Aerostat Platform
·         Parachute Systems
·         Recovery and Flotation Systems
·         Arrester Barrier System
·         Heavy Dropping System
·         Digital Signal Processing
·         Missiles
·         Carbon Nano Tubes
·         Solid Propellants
·         Airborne Surveillance Systems
·         Decision Support System
·         Communication Security Solutions
·         Information Security Gateway
·         Risk & Hazard Assessment Software
·         Protective Clothing
·         Fire Detection & Suppression System
·         Simulator
·         Hydro Gas Suspension System
·         Electronic Warfare Systems
·         Electronic Support Measures (ESM) Systems
·         Radar Warning System
·         Satcom Terminals
·         Network Management System
·         Data Link Technologies
·         Handheld and Airborne Radios
·         Life Support System
·         Onboard Oxygen Generating System
·         Compo-pack foods
·         Herbal anti Leucoderma and anti-eczema herbal medicines
·         Hyperbaric Chamber
·         Food Supplements
·         NBC Water Purification System
·         Roentgenometer
·         Water Testing Field Kit
·         Low-alloy Steel
·         Vacuum Investment Casting Technology
·         Nickel base Super Alloy
·         High Temperature Titanium Alloy
·         Shock Absorbing Materials
·         Synthetic Life Jacket
·         Silicon Carbide related Technologies
·         Bio-digesters
·         Landslide Information System (LIS)
·         Radiation Medicine
·         Night Vision Gap Measuring Device
·         Electro-Optical Fire Control System
·         Target Acquisition System
·         Laser Warning System
·         Thermal Imager
·         War Game Software
·         Laser Dazzler
·         Radars
·         Underwater Paints
·         Fire Retardant Paints
·         Metal Matrix Composites
·         Sonars
·         Mines
·         Torpedo
·         Bridging Systems
·         Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
·         Field Shelters for NBC
·         Cryptanalytical Tools
·         Operational Avalanche Forecasting
·         Snow Cover Information System
·         Sensor and Detectors
·         Grenades
·         Unmanned Ground Vehicle
·         Combat Vehicles
·         Assorted Ammunition

During current financial year (2014-15), a sum of Rs.15282.92 Crore has been allocated to Department of Defence Research and Development.



This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri C.R. Chaudhary in Lok Sabha today.

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