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All-Women Crew Completes Maiden Voyage on Indian Navy Sailing Vessel Mhadei



All-Women Crew Completes Maiden Voyage on Indian Navy Sailing Vessel Mhadei 
The Navy’s famous sailing vessel “Mhadei” set sail from Visakhapatnam for her home port, Goa, after participating in the International Fleet Review. Unique to this seemingly normal voyage was that she was skippered and crewed by an all-women crew of Naval officers for the very first time. Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, a Naval Architect, was appointed as the first woman Skipper of Mhadei on 08 Feb 16 just prior to the return voyage. Mhadei is crewed by Lieutenant P Swathi, Lieutenant Pratibha Jamwal (Air Traffic Control specialists), Lieutenant Vijaya Devi and Sub Lieutenant Payal Gupta (both Education officers). The sixth member of the crew, Lieutenant B Aishwarya is a naval architect and is expected to join the boat shortly. 


These women officers are training to form an all-women crew that would attempt to circumnavigate the Globe in 2017. To prepare themselves for the arduous voyage, they have undergone theoretical training in Navigation, Communication, Seamanship and Meteorology at the Navy’s various Training Establishments based at Kochi in August last year. Since then, the officers have been training under the guidance and watchful eyes of Cdr Dilip Donde. Cdr Donde was the first Indian to solo-circumnavigate the globe in 2009-10 on board the same boat, Mhadei. The rigorous training included sorties of various durations with Cdr Donde as well as working on the boat and training on the equipment fitted on board. The officers sailed for the Fleet Review along with Cdr Donde and post the IFR, the Navy decided to appoint Lt Cdr Vartika Joshi as the Skipper for the return journey.

Mhadei visited the Ports of Chennai (12-19 Feb) and Kochi (27 Feb-02 Mar) on her return journey. She returned to her homeport Goa today which coincidentally happens to be International Women’s Day. Future training plans include an independent voyage to Mauritius in May 2016. The officers would shift to a new boat of the same class as Mhadei that has been ordered by the Navy on M/s Aquarius Shipyard, Goa slated for delivery in Feb 2017. Mhadei and her yet to named sister are both completely made in India.

During the maiden voyage by these gritty and adventurous women officers of the Navy, Mhadei and her crew encountered moderately rough weather and heavy seas in the Gulf of Mannar. The present Skipper, Lt Cdr Vartika Joshi, was part of the crew on board Mhadei for the return leg of the Cape to Rio race in 2013-14. Lt Swathi was also part of the crew for the return leg of the boat from Cape to Goa. This is the first all women crew ocean-going sailing boat of the Navy. All the crew members are volunteers and are driven by their passion for adventure and a love for sailing and the seas. 

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“Exercise Force -18” Culminates 

“Exercise Force -18”, the largest ground forces multinational field training exercise on ‘Humanitarian Mine Action and Peacekeeping Operations’ culminated at Pune with a closing ceremony which was presided over by General Dalbir Singh, Chief of Army Staff. The week long exercise witnessed participation of over 300 foreign participants and observers from ASEAN Plus countries.

The closing ceremony began with marching in of contingents from the participating ASEAN Plus countries followed by National Anthem and ASEAN Anthem. The Chief of Army Staff handed over plaques to all contingent commanders of foreign armies and also gave away Award of Excellence to the best performers in the exercise. Excerpts of closing address by Chief of Army Staff are contained below.

            “This exercise in India is a watershed event in the history of ASEAN Defence Ministers meeting (ADMM). It has showcased perfect harmony amongst the ASEAN Plus Nations in the field of Humanitarian Mine Action and Peace Keeping Operations.”

            “The activities conceived and planned under the ADMM Plus umbrella are of strategic importance to all of us. They further the all encompassing aim for the peace, stability and development of the region. The forum provides an equal and beneficial playground for all the participants, harmonizing relations, building capacities and facilitating meaningful interaction among the regional players.”

            “Since its establishment, the ADMM Plus has made remarkable progress. The forum has enabled alignment of views to collectively address the humanitarian    and security challenges that confront us. It provides valuable platform for our armed forces to work together, in a constructive and meaningful manner to enhance peace and security of the region.”


            “Sharing the responsibilities for removing  Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) is a humanitarian matter and a topic of mutual concern for our region and the international community.”

            “Peacekeeping with multiple troop contributing countries and multidimensional mandates in dynamic and complex environment is a challenging task. It demands more intrusive consultative process for developing credible and legitimate response mechanisms.”

            “The Exercise Force Eighteen gave all of us an excellent platform to introspect Country specific practices in Peacekeeping Operations, and evolve common understanding towards handling complex situations.”
           

Senior dignitaries from the participating countries including Deputy Chief of General Staff Vietnam Army, Senior Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan also attended the closing ceremony. The event was then followed by speech by co-chairs from Vietnam, South Korea and India.

Indian Army later displayed combat deployment of Special Forces using Indian origin Helicopters DHRUV. The participants later witnessed the Equipment display by Indian Army, DRDO, Private and Public Sector Units and NGOs.


Col Rohan Anand, SM
PRO (Army)

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Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Garuda shakti IV 
            Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise GARUDA SHAKTI is conducted as part of military diplomacy between Indian and Indonesian Army alternatively in India and Indonesia respectively. The exercise is conducted on a reciprocal basis and its first edition was conducted in the year 2012 in India. The second edition was conducted in Indonesia in 2013 and third in India in 2014. The exercise is aimed at building and promoting positive relations between the two Armies of India and Indonesia.
            The fourth edition of the joint exercise will be conducted for 13 days from 10 to 23 March 16 at Magelang, Indonesia in which an Indian Army platoon strength contingent will carry out cross training with a platoon from the Airborne battalion of the Indonesian Army. The selected Indian unit has had varied operational experience in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorist operations in the Northern, Western and Eastern theatres. The Indian Contingent has been put through a rigorous training schedule to prepare it for the exercise which includes combat conditioning, firing, tactical operations, tactical skills and special heliborne operations training.
            To coordinate modalities of training of the exercise, an Exercise Planning Conference was held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 22 and 23 September 2015. During the conference both Armies finalized the modalities of conduct of joint training and signed an Agreement. The operational part of the exercise commenced with individual Armies training in respective countries and this would translate in exchange of expertise during the Joint Training Exercise in Indonesia. The opening ceremony for the exercise will be conducted on 11 March 16. The Indian contingent will reach the exercise location at Magelang, Indonesia, familiarize with the weapons, equipment, tactical drills and orient themselves to the terrain.
           

 The exercise will be conducted as joint Counter Insurgency operations exercise in urban and rural scenario and encompass various facets of tactical Counter Insurgency operations. The aim of the exercise is to build and promote positive relations between the armies of India and Indonesia and to enhance the ability of Indian and Indonesian Army to undertake joint tactical level operations in a Counter Insurgency environment under United Nations Charter. The scope encompasses visualization of insurgency related crisis situation in rural / urban setting in Counter Insurgency environment, learn each other's Counter Insurgency doctrines, tactics and share experience of Counter Insurgency operations. It also includes the ambit of identifying areas of expertise/ specialization of each other, evolution of combat tactical drills for conduct of tactical Counter Insurgency operations and to undertake combined training for neutralization of insurgency threat.
             The exercise will culminate with the Closing Ceremony to be conducted on23 March 16 and is to be attended by senior officers from both the armies and civil dignitaries.
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Soldiers martyred at Siachen Avalanche 
     Details of soldiers martyred in the recent avalanche in Siachen Glacier are as under:-

S. No.
Rank
Name

(i)
Subedar
Nagesha TT
(ii)
Havildar
Elumalai M
(iii)
Lance / Havildar
S Kumar
(iv)
Lance / Naik
Sudheesh B
(v)
Lance / Naik
Hanamanthappa Koppad
(vi)
Sepoy
Mahesha PN
(vii)
Sepoy
Ganesan G
(viii)
Sepoy
Rama Moorthy N
(ix)
Sepoy
Mustaq Ahmed S
(x)
Sepoy / Nursing Assistant
Suryawanshi SV

All of them have been given full military honours at their respective home villages. The details of benefits / compensation admissible to Next of Kin of the soldiers (fatal battle casualties) are as under:-

I.          Ex Gratia Lump Sum Compensation from Central Government:

·         Death occurring due to accidents in the course of duties  -  Rs.10.00 lakh.
·         Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, etc.-Rs.10.00 lakh.
·         Death occurring during enemy action  in war or border skirmishes or in action against militants, terrorists, etc.   -  Rs.15.00 lakh.
·         Death occurring during enemy action in International war or war like engagements specifically notified   -            Rs.20.00 lakh.
·         Death occurring while on duty in the specified high altitude, inaccessible border posts, etc. on account of natural disasters, extreme weather conditions - Rs.15.00 lakh.
II.        Details of other Monetary Benefits entitled to Next of Kin (NoK) of Battle Casualty:
·         Liberalised Family Pension as applicable to Battle Casualty that is equal to emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.
·         Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity that is based on length of service rendered and emoluments last drawn by the deceased individual.
·         Army Group Insurance Fund:-
o   Officers                                   :           Rs. 60.00 lakh
o   JCO/ORs                                 :           Rs. 30.00 lakh
·         Army Group Insurance Maturity that is based on the contribution made by the deceased Army personnel.
·         Army Wives Welfare Association Fund:-
o   Officers                                   :           Rs.10,000/-
o   JCOs/ORs                               :           Rs.15,000/-
·         Army Officers Benevolent Fund:-
o   Officers                                   :           Rs.50,000/-
·         Army Central Welfare Fund   :           Rs.30,000/-
III.       Other Benefits:
·         Education Concession Card
·         Air Travel Concession Card
·         Telephone Concession

As per Unit Headquarters Quota scheme of Army, 20% of the total recruit vacancies are earmarked for wards / dependents of serving / retired soldiers including war widows. The Honours and Awards Committee of the Ministry of Defence considers and recommends grant of military awards on merits. No proposal relating specifically to Siachen has been received by Ministry of Defence.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha today.

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Shortage of Officers in the Army 
In Army (excluding Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps and Military Nursing Service), as on 01.07.2015, against the authorized strength of 49631 officers, held strength of officers is 40525 with a shortage of 9106.

Shortage of officers is inter alia attributable to accretions of posts from time to time, tough selection procedures, difficult service conditions coupled with perceived high degree of risk involved in the service career as also inherent limitation of number that could be trained without compromising the quality of training.

A number of measures have been taken from time to time to reduce the shortage of officers in the Army including by making Short Service Commission more attractive, introduction of Colonel (Time Scale) rank, enhancing promotional avenues by way of upgradation of posts in Select Ranks, additional family accommodation through Married Accommodation Project.

Army has undertaken sustained image projection campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career. Awareness campaigns, participation in career fairs and exhibitions, advertisements in print and electronic media, motivational lectures in schools, colleges are some of the measures in this direction.

All the above mentioned measures have resulted in progressive improvement with shortage of officers reducing from around 26% in 2010 to approximately 18% in 2015, inspite of accretion of about 1800 posts during this period.

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

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Space and Cyber Warfare 
Government has seen such reports that subsequent to latest reforms in China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), China has established the PLA Strategic Support Force which is aimed at protecting China’s Cyber and Space domains.

India is a member of United Nations Committee on the peaceful use of Outer Space (COPUOS) from 1959 and maintains its stand on peaceful use of Outer Space.

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

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Ship Building Capacity of Indian Navy 
The current ship building capability of defence shipyards meets the requirements of the Indian Navy. Presently, all major warships and submarines under construction are being built at the Indian Shipyards, these include both DPSUs as well as Private Shipyards.

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders Engineers (GRSE) are engaged in building complex weapon intensive vessels like destroyers, stealth frigates, corvettes etc. Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL) and Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. (HSL) have capability to build various categories of vessels like Patrol Vessels, Tankers, Landing Platform Docks, Survey Vessels, Tugs, Barges etc.  MDL is also constructing submarines for Indian Navy.
A comprehensive assessment of the modernization needs of the Defence Shipyards have been made based on the requirement of the ongoing and future Projects.  The modernization programme is intended to increase productivity and reduce build periods through upgradation of existing infrastructure, enhancement of capacity and incorporation of ‘state of the art’ ship building technology.  Accordingly, the DPSU Shipyards i.e. Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL), Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL) and Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. (HSL) have embarked on a comprehensive modernization programme.  Details are as under:

MDL:
MDL has undertaken the ‘Mazdock Modernisation Programme’ at a cost of Rs.966.88 Crore (out of which Rs.846.20 Crore was provided by Government of India and the balance Rs.120.68 Crore was from MDL’s internal accruals).  In the last two years Government of India has provided Rs.157.32 Crore to MDL for modernization activities.  The modernization included creation of Module Workshop, 300 Ton Goliath Crane, New Wet Basin and Cradle Assembly Shop.  MDL, with the completion of the modernization programme is aiming for a paradigm shift in Warship construction i.e. construction from unit assembly to block assembly enabling ‘Integrated Modular Construction’.  This would substantially reduce the construction / building periods.
Post modernization, the capacity of outfitting has increased from hitherto 3 Warships to 5 Warships and from 3 submarines to 6 submarines.  The submarine building capacity is being further enhanced by constructing additional submarine related infrastructure.

GRSE:
The modernization Plan which was focused on enabling modular construction has been completed at a financial outlay of Rs.605.85 Crore (out of which Rs.331.27 Crore was provided by Government of India and the balance Rs.274.58 Crore was from GRSE’s internal accruals, nil funds allotted in the last two years).  GRSE is now capable of constructing concurrently multiple large modern ships.  GRSE modernization plan included creation of the following facilities:-
·         Modern hull shop, upgradation of TRIBON ship design software, augmenting capacity of inclined berth, shipbuilding shop etc.
·         Dry Dock of 10,000 Ton capacity, inclined berth OF 4500 Ton capacity, Pier Quay and associated works & systems.
·         Goliath Crane of 250 Ton capacity.
·         Module Hall, Paint Cell & Equipment.

GSL:
GSL has undertaken a planned modernization programme and is in the process of creating infrastructure for indigenous construction of MCMVs (Mine Counter Measure  Vessels)  for  Indian  Navy.  Infrastructure  modernization  plan  is  being implemented in four phases of which Phase-1 & 2 has been completed in March 2011.  Work for balance phases are in progress.  On completion of modernization plan, GSL will have the capacity to build high technology glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) hull Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs) indigenously with the help of foreign technology provider.
In addition, this will also substantially enhance the rate of production and shipbuilding capacity of the yard.  Government of India has sanctioned Rs.480 Crore for modernization of GSL (out of which Rs.100 Crore has been provided by Government of India in the last two years).

Post modernization:-
·         GSL will overcome the constraints in terms of launch weight restriction by installation of 6000 Ton shiplift & transfer system with associated civil structures (i.e. improvement from the existing 1500 Ton to 6000 Ton capacity).
·         There will be addition of construction berths for Offshore Patrol Vessels (from 1 to 3 for OPV size ships).
·         Augmentation of Jetty Berthing Space (from 4 wet berths to 10 wet berths).
·         Augmented material handling & crane capacity (addition of new workshop cranes from 5 Ton to 80 Ton capacity).
·         New Level Luffing outdoor cranes upto 60 Ton Lifting capacity, two new block transporters of 100 Ton capacity.
·         Increased repair capability with two berths for repairs of ships upto 6000 Ton and rationalization of layout and material flow for efficient modular construction methodology.
HSL:
Currently the Repair and Refurbishment of Machinery & Infrastructure (RRMI) to modernize and upgrade the shipyard is under progress.  The RRMI activities are being carried out progressively to meet the requirement for construction of future platforms.  Government of India in 2011 sanctioned and provided Rs.457.36 Crore to HSL for RRMI activities (nil funds allotted in the last two years).

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

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Irregularities in Implementation of ECHS 
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, in its report on implementation of Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) during the year ending March, 2015, has made observations mainly relating to administration of the scheme by Central Organisation of Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (CO, ECHS), functioning of the empanelled hospitals, budgetary and manpower matters, bringing out issues such as overcharging, anomalies in submission of bills and non-adherence to Memorandum of Agreement by empanelled hospitals, short supply of medicines in Polyclinics, non-disposal of expired medicines, diversion of ECHS funds for service personnel hospitals and shortage of manpower in ECHS Polyclinics etc.

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

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Reviewing Pay and Allowances of Armed Forces Personnel 
The Government entrusted the task to a Pay Commission in 1973, at the time of setting up of 3rd Central Pay Commission. The Government had set up a Post War Pay Committee in 1947, a departmental pay committee (Raghuramiah Committee) during 1959-60 and another Departmental Committee in 1967 for review of pay and allowances of Defence Forces Personnel. There was general discontentment amongst the Services with respect to the recommendations of these Committees. Thereafter, the Government decided to entrust the examination of structure of emoluments, including benefits in cash and kind and death cum retirement benefits of the Armed Forces to the 3rd Central Pay Commission.

The terms of reference with respect to the Armed Forces personnel were different to the extent that the 3rd Central Pay Commission was not required to make recommendations on the conditions of service of the Armed Forces personnel. Though, the matters related to pension of Defence Service personnel was referred to 3rd Pay Commission, there has been no clubbing with civilians. The Commission felt that by and large, the principles followed by Armed Forces Pension Revision Committee (AFPRC) continue to be valid. The 3rd Pay Commission had considered the peculiar conditions of service and hierarchical set up of the Services, age of retirement, period of qualifying service pension etc. in respect of Armed Forces personnel. As such there has been no mistake in entrusting the matter to 3rd Central Pay Commission.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra in Rajya Sabha today. 

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Safety and Survival measures for Soldiers posted at difficult conditions 
Indian Army soldiers deployed in extremely harsh terrain and weather conditions are properly trained to undertake the operational challenges and carry out their mandated tasks. The soldiers deployed at Siachen Glacier are provided with quality winter clothing including ‘Extreme Cold Climate’ clothing. Besides, they are provided with prefabricated insulated shelters and wherever it is not possible to construct such shelters due to technical difficulties, insulated tents are provided which can withstand low temperatures upto -500 C.

Modernization and capability development of the Defence Forces is a dynamic and continuous process based on operational requirements and threat perception.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Ramdas Athawale and others in Rajya Sabha today. 

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Accidents involving Dhruv Helicopters 
Since 2002, 14 military and 2 civil Dhruv helicopters have been involved in accidents, out of which 11 occurred in India and 5 abroad. Out of 16 accidents, 12 occurred due to human error & environmental factors and the remaining 4 occurred due to technical reasons.

As per notice issued by Ecuador Government, ‘non-compliance of the seller of some of the obligations contracted by virtue of the present contract’ and ‘value of the fines exceeding the amount of guarantee of faithful compliance of the contract’ have been cited as the reasons.

After the enquiry, based on the specific nature of the recommendations, the required improvements / corrective measures are implemented by the operator, HAL & other OEMs as applicable.

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

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Withdrawal by Empanelled Hospitals from ECHS 
Some empanelled hospitals have stopped providing services citing reasons of delayed payments, low CGHS rates of treatment etc. 407 empanelled hospitals have not renewed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Ex-Servicemen Contributory Scheme over the time.

The Government has received complaints from Ex-Servicemen regarding non-admission of patients by hospitals demanding advance payments. Action, such as show cause notice to the concerned hospitals to explain reasons for asking advance payment, direction to refund the advance payment, stoppage of referral to the defaulter hospitals and warning to desist from such action else face dis-empanelment is taken by the Government.

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

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Security Audit of Military Installations 
The Government has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of a former Vice Chief of Army Staff to inter alia suggest measures to strengthen security of various military establishments across the country. The Committee is expected to submit its report by 31st March, 2016.

Security arrangements in military establishments are dynamic in nature and are periodically reviewed. The observations and recommendations of these reviews are progressively implemented to maintain a robust and strong response mechanism to emerging threats.

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

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Achievements made by DRDO 
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is a Mission Mode Organisation, which is primarily engaged in design and development of strategic, complex and security sensitive systems for the Armed Forces. DRDO has developed number of systems/products/ technologies, a large number of which have already been productionised. The value of systems/products/technologies developed by DRDO and inducted into Services or in the process of induction stands at over Rs. 1,90,000 Crore.  These include combat vehicles; missiles;  multi-barrel rocket launcher; unmanned aerial vehicles; radars; electronic warfare systems; sonars; torpedos; bridging systems; combat aircraft; sensors; NBC technologies; parachutes; combat free fall systems; propellants and explosives; detonators; communication systems; armaments systems; cyber systems, etc.  These are helpful in the long run for the country to achieve self-reliance in defence sector. 

Significant achievements of DRDO:

Some of the major products/systems developed by DRDO and accepted/inducted by Armed Forces are:
Platforms:
·         Light Combat Aircraft  ‘Tejas’
·         Remotely Piloted Vehicle  ‘Nishant’
·         Pilotless Target Aircraft  ‘Lakshya-I’
·         Main Battle Tank ‘Arjun Mk-I’
·         Armoured Amphibious Dozer Mk-I
·         Armoured Engineer Recce Vehicle
·         NBC Recce Vehicle
·         Bridging Systems  ‘Sarvatra’

Sensors:
·         Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C)
·         Integrated Sonar System for EKM Submarine.
·         Hull Mounted Sonar.
·         Short Range Battle Field Surveillance Radar
·         Weapon Locating Radar  ‘Swathi’
·         3D Low Level Light Weight Radar ‘Aslesha’ Mk-I
·         3D Surveillance Radar ‘Revathi’
·         Electronic Warfare System for Navy ‘Sangraha’
·         Electronic Warfare System for Army ‘Samyukta’
·         Electronic Warfare System ‘Divya Drishti’
·         Electronic Support Measure ‘Varuna’
·         Commander’s Thermal Imager Mk-II for T-72, T-90 and BMP tanks
·         Holographic Sights for Small Weapons

Weapon Systems:
·         Akash Weapon System
·         Prithvi Missile for Army and  Air Force
·         Supersonic Cruise Missile ‘BrahMos’
·         Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System ‘Pinaka’ Mk-I
·         Torpedo Advanced Light
·         Heavy Weight Ship Launched Torpedo ‘Varunastra’
Soldier Support Systems:
·         Computerised Pilot Selection System for Indian Air Force
·         Telemedicine System for Navy
·         Submarine Escape Suit
·         Flame Retardant Gloves
·         NBC products

DRDO has been making all possible efforts to increase indigenous content in DRDO products.  The percentage of import content in some of the major DRDO systems are given below:
System
Import Content
(in %)

Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) System (excluding Aircraft)
16
Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA), Lakshya
5 - 7
Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV), Nishant
10
Aircraft Arrester Barrier
5
Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)
40
Combat Free Fall  System
35
Parachutes
0
Heavy Drop System
10
Agni Missile
15















Prithvi Missile
15
Akash Missile
10
Nag Missile
30
Supersonic Cruise Missile, BrahMos
65
Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM)
60
Multi Barrel Rocket System-Pinaka
10
MBT Arjun
55
Radars
10
Electronic Warfare Systems
5 – 30
Sonars
5 - 30
Pocket Dosimeter  
12
Portable Dose Rate Meter
9
Roentegnometer
6
NBC Recce Vehicle
5

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


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