Production of Shoulder-Launched Missiles



Production of Shoulder-Launched Missiles 

Government has accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for indigenous manufacture of shoulder-launched missiles under Transfer of Technology (ToT) from foreign Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). 


As the Government has not finalised the contract, no time-line for production of these missiles can be given at this stage 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to ShriLalSinhVadodia in RajyaSabha today. 
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Building of Indigenous Submarines 

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved of a proposal to build six conventional diesel electric submarines indigenously;The Acceptance of Necessity (AON) cost of the project is Rs.18798 crore (2005 cost). However, the final cost arises through the bidding / negotiation process. 

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved constitution of a ‘Core Committee’ to identify suitable Indian shipyards to bid for construction of six submarines. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to ShriA.K. Selvaraj in Rajya Sabha today. 
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Training Aircrafts for IAF Pilots 

A comprehensive roadmap for ab-initio training in IAF to increase training capacity is already in place. Acquisition of all equipment and aircraft including trainer aircraft is a continuous process and is based on the Services Capital Acquisition Plan (SCAP). 

The training is currently conducted on Pilatus PC-7 Mk-II, Kiran Mk-I/A and Hawk Mk-132 aircraft. 

Government has entered into a contract with M/s Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, Switzerland to supply 75 PC-7 Mk-II Basic Trainer Aircraft. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. V. Maitreyanin Rajya Sabha today. 
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Prioritising Requirements of the Defence Forces 

The Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2013 mandates higher preference to the ‘Buy (Indian)’, “Buy & Make (Indian)’ and ‘Make’ categorisations in Capital Procurement. Consequently, all cases are processed under DPP-2013 as per the above hierarchy of preference to give the desired boost to indigenous defence industry and enhance domestic procurement. 

There has been a thrust on indigenous manufacture of defence equipment through the collaborative efforts of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence Public Sector Undertakings, Ordnance Factory Board and the Indian Private Sector. The upgradation of facilities at the National Defence Academy is an ongoing process. Approval has been accorded for the construction of Fifth Battalion along with all its ancillaries, 16th Squadron, Porta Cabins etc. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to ShriS. Thangaveluin Rajya Sabha today. 
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Demand for Shifting of Naval Base at Goa 

There is a demand being made particularly from South Goa that the Naval Unit functioning at Dabolim, Goa should be shifted to Karwar or at any other appropriate place;Demand has been made in 2013 to shift the Naval unit from Dabolim, Goa. 

Shifting of the Indian Naval unit would be against national security interest due to its strategic location. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to ShriShantaramNaik in Rajya Sabha today. 
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Irregularities in Tender Process of ATAS 

The complaints regarding irregularities in technical evaluation and procedural issues for procurement of Active Towed Array Sonar (ATAS)for Indian Navy were examined in the Ministry. The matter was also referred to the Independent Monitors. The complaints were not substantiated and nothing adverse has been found after examination. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to ShriAlok Tiwariand others in Rajya Sabha today. 
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Acquisition of Land at Karuvadikuppam for Coast Guard 

The Central Government accorded sanction on 21.10.2013 for acquisition of 35.02 acres (approximately) of private land at Karuvadikuppam, Puducherry at a cost of Rs.54,15,42,276/- under Land Acquisition Act 1984, for setting up of Coast Guard Air Enclave. However, further action pursuant to the Government sanction could not be taken due to promulgation of the new Land Acquisition Act 2013. 

No such proposal has been received from Coast Guard. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to ShriD. Raja and Shri M.P. Achuthan in Rajya Sabha today. 
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Non-Renewal of Lease of Defence Land 

Defence lands in Cantonments have been given on lease under the provisions of the Cantonment Code, 1899, 1912 and Cantonment Land Administration Rules (CLAR), 1925 &1937. These leases were given long time back, either in perpetuity or for fixed terms. Lease rent and premium (wherever applicable) for these leases were fixed at that point of time based on the prevalent land value. There are a number of leases which have expired and difficulties have been encountered in their timely renewal on account of absence of renewal application with full documents, violation of lease terms, non-mutation due to disputes etc. There is no permanent financial loss to the Government as the ex-lessees will be required to pay arrears of rent at the time of renewal of leases. Instructions have been issued to either renew the leases in a time bound manner or cancel the same. Record management of field offices of Defence Estates Department has also been strengthened with a view to improving land management including management of leases. 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr ChandanMitrain Rajya Sabha today. 

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Setting up of Veterans Commission 

President of India in his Address to the Joint Session of Parliament on 9.6.2014, inter-alia mentioned that Government will appoint a Veterans Commission to address their grievances. The proposal regarding setting up of the Commission is under consideration of the Government. 

No funds have been allocated for setting up the Veterans Commission during the year 2014-15. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to ShriRajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha today. 

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