Interview

Our Labs are Working on Many Products With AI-Based Technologies. We Have Also Set-Up a Young Scientist Lab in This Critical Technology Domain (August 2019)
Secretary, department of defence R&D and chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy

IEDs remain a matter of concern for CRPF (August 2019)
Director General, Central Reserve Police Force, R.R. Bhatnagar

At present, Approximately 25 Per Cent BOPs of the ITBP Are Air Maintained. We Won’t Have a Separate Air Wing as We Already Have Helicopters Available From Different Sources (August 2019)
Director General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police S.S. Deswal

BEL’s strategic and R&D plans have been made by defining a clear roadmap for the next three-five years, consisting of long-term projects / goals using AI and Big Data Analytics (June 2019)
Chairman and managing director, Bharat Electronics Ltd, M.V. Gowtama

With the Acquisition of Gemalto, the Company’s Presence Has Become Even Stronger in India and has Brought us Closer to New Customers (June 2019)
Vice president and country director, Thales in India, Emmanuel de Roquefeuil

The IIGP has supported more than 400 innovators and start-ups with in-depth technology commercialisation training and handholding support to commercialise and scale their ventures in India and across the world (June 2019)
Vice president, strategy and business development, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Dr Vivek Lall

As part of our proposed F/A-18 Super Hornet ‘Make in India’ plan, Boeing will not shift an existing Super Hornet production line to India, but will create an entirely new facility (June 2019)
Spokesperson, the Boeing Company

MQ-9B is the latest evolution of GA-ASI’s multi-mission Predator® B fleet. GA-ASI named its baseline MQ-9B aircraft SkyGuardian, and the maritime surveillance variant SeaGuardian (March 2019)
Director, India Strategic Development, General Atomics, Pratesh Gandhi

The Level of Privileged Strategic Partnership That Underlines Indo-Russian Diplomatic Relations Enables us to Develop Joint Research Even in Most Sensitive Fields of Knowledge (February 2019)
Director, FSMTC, Dmitry Shugaev

Not Less Than 140 of 200 Helicopters Shall Be Produced at The Facilities of the Joint Venture in India, Thereby Supporting the Make in India Initiative (February 2019)
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Helicopters, Andrey Boginsky

We have taken a dual approach of making equity and non-equity investments in support of Make in India. We partnered with TASL to establish a JV that is producing aerostructures in India, for the world (February 2019)
Acting managing director, Boeing Defence India and Vice President, India, Boeing Defence, Space and Security, Michael Koch

We have inked MoUs with BDL, BEL, Astra Rafael Company, Defsys, Bharat Forge Limited and Reliance Defence and Aerospace Ltd. We always look forward to jointly developing systems with DRDO, HAL, BEL and BDL (February 2019)
EVP Marketing and Business Development, Rafael, Giora Katz

We have inked MoUs with BDL, BEL, Astra Rafael Company, Defsys, Bharat Forge Limited and Reliance Defence and Aerospace Ltd. We always look forward to jointly developing systems with DRDO, HAL, BEL and BDL (February 2019)
Vice President and Country Head India, MBDA, Loïc Piedevache

The largest project under the Russian-Indian defence cooperation in aviation sector is shipment and licensed production of Su-30MKI, a multipurpose fighter jet (February 2019)
President, PJSC United Aircraft Corporation, Yury Slyusar

India offers exciting business possibilities for GA and its affiliated companies (February 2019)
Director of India Strategic Development for General Atomics, Pratesh Gandhi

Creating an aerospace ecosystem and improving the rate of world-class infrastructure development is critical to the success of this industry (February 2019)
Vice President, customer & account management for Collins Aerospace in Asia Pacific, Jim Walker

HAL Has Established a Manufacturing Facility for Production of Eight Aircraft Per Annum (February 2019)
Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, R. Madhavan

We Have the Capability for Indigenisation of Critical Mechanical Items Particularly Parts Utilised in Aero Engines, Gear Box and Landing Gear (February 2019)
Chairman, Kalyani Group, Baba Neelkanth Kalyani

For the First Time in India, We Have Created a Knowledge Base in the Area of Air-Launched Missiles (February 2019)
Director general, DRDO BrahMos and CEO & managing director BrahMos Aerospace, Dr Sudhir Kumar Mishra

Our new Engineering Competence Centre Will be a First-of-its Kind in India That Will Focus on Software and Hardware Capabilities in the Areas of Civil as Well as Defence Businesses (February 2019)
Vice president and country director, Thales in India, Emmanuel de Roquefeuil

Both the NUH as well as the NMRH Projects Are Being Progressed Under the SP Model Because The Navy is Cognisant That True Combat Edge Can Only Emerge From Domestically Produced Capabilities (December 2018)
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM, ADC

The only requirement, in terms of equipment and vehicles, is for our units that are deployed in the Kashmir valley and LWE regions (December 2018)
Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal, Surjeet Singh Deswal

We are looking to set up a missile systems plant in India capable of significant levels of production, not only in terms of quantity but also regarding technology of the highest level (November 2018)
Country head, MBDA Group, India, Loic Piedevache

The IAF is Working Closely With The DRDO For an Indigenous 5th Generation Fighter Development Programme Called The AMCA (October 2018)
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC

In Less Than Five Years We Will be One of the Leading Artillery Houses of the World. And We Will be Extremely Competitive (August 2018)
Chairman, Kalyani Group, Baba Neelkanth Kalyani

For the current frigate programme, MDL is resorting to integrated construction methodology wherein the ships’ blocks are pre-outfitted in the shop itself
Chairman and managing director, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Commodore Rakesh Anand (retd)

L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd will be exhibiting for the first time at DefExpo 2018 with its own stand and will showcase products that we are offering to Indian armed forces through this JV
Country Head, MBDA Group, India, Loïc Piedevache

I Cannot Think of Any Other International Partnership for a Complex Platform Such as Submarine Having Worked as Well
Chairman and Managing Director, Naval Group in India, Rear Admiral Rahul Kumar Shrawat (retd)

We Intend to Create Far More Than an F-16 ‘Assembly Line’ In India. We Plan to Introduce Two New Words into the Lexicon of International Fighter Aircraft Manufacturing: India and Exclusive
Vice-president, strategy and business development, Lockheed Martin, Dr Vivek Lall

Trophy has so far saved dozens of soldiers’ lives, ever since its first deployment in August 2009, especially in Operation Protective Edge
EVP marketing and business development, Rafael, Giora Katz

We believe PHAROS will be a great asset and will significantly add to the fire control capabilities of the Indian armed forces and also customers worldwide
Vice president and country director–India, Thales, Emmanuel de Roquefeuil

Our plans in India are based not just on selling products but on creating a defence eco-system which would involve hundreds of Tier 1, 2 and 3 partners, vendors and suppliers
Chairman and Country Head, Saab India, Jan Widerström

Our priority is to build our technological know-how and to show that Nexter offers a full range of medium calibre weaponry and related ammunition, an artillery system with ammunition as well as armoured vehicle family ranging from APC to IFV
External Communication, Nexter Systems, Laetitia Blandin

‘Achieving joint-ness and integration is a continuous process and it is work in progress. A lot has been done, is being done and is yet to be done’
Chief of Integrated Staff to Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee Lt Gen. Satish Dua

‘The Longer the Programme (P-75I) Gets Delayed, The Certainty of Mazagon Being Allowed to Bid Increases’ (January 2018)
Chairman, FICCI defence committee, whole-time director and senior executive VP for L&T’s defence business, Jayant Damodar Patil

‘80% of our deployment is in operational theatres. It does cause a lot of stress in the sense that he (the soldier) works away from the family in hostile environment’
Director General, Central Reserve Police Force, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, IPS

We are optimistic about aligning the induction of these aircraft (carrier-borne fighters) with the operationalisation of IAC-1
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM, ADC

Given That Now We Keep Certain Ships in War-Readiness State All the Time…, Some Ships Would Be Ready Immediately (in Case of a Crisis)
Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command Vice Admiral Girish Luthra PVSM, AVSM

During the last one year we have started to look at exports in a focussed manner. We have created an exports promotion team in the shipyard, which did not exist earlier. We have sent mailers to all our defence attaches worldwide so that they can keep us abreast with export opportunities
Chairman and Managing Director, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Commodore Rakesh Anand (retd)

The final choice for P-75(I) AIP would emerge based on developmental timelines of indigenous AIP vis-à-vis timelines by which integration data can be provided to the platform designer
Inspector General Nuclear Submarines, Vice Admiral Srikant

Honeywell is interested in supporting India’s efforts to modernise body armour. We will continue to invest in India to support increased demand in military and law enforcement
Vice President and General Manager Packaging and Composites Honeywell, Sanjay Sharma

The JV represents an exciting new development for MBDA and India as it provides the ideal vehicle for advancing the “Make in India” strategy
Country Head, MBDA Group, India, Loïc Piedevache

A proposal for attaining self-regulatory status in the BSF Air Wing is in the process and under consideration at MHA
Air Vice Marshal V S Bharti YSM VM VSM, IG (Air) Border Security Force

The IAF is Interested in Avenger Class of HALE UAV and Will Consider This Case, if Offered by The US
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC

The F/A-18 will provide unmatched benefits to not only the Indian armed forces but also to India’s indigenous aerospace manufacturing sector
President Boeing India, Pratyush Kumar

US Believes India Can Play a Role in Increasing Stability in Asia
The recently named US ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster was the Under Secretary of Commerce, when the US lifted sanctions imposed on India following the 1998 nuclear tests. Considered a friend of India among the mandarins of the Indian foreign office, Juster had been a regular visitor to India. A die-hard optimist, at that time, Juster was in charge of the Bureau of Industry and Security, which sought to advance US national security, foreign policy, and economic interests. The Bureau also oversaw issues at the intersection of business and national security, including strategic trade controls, imports and foreign acquisitions that affected US security, enforcement of anti-boycott laws, industry compliance with international arms control agreements, and critical infrastructure protection. On a visit to India to deliver a keynote address at Indo-US Space Conference in Bangalore, in July 2004, Juster spoke exclusively with FORCE editor Pravin Sawhney about the future of Indo-US trade relations in the area of high technology exchanges. We reproduce the interview.

We are Keen on Inducting DRDO AIP Without Any Add-Ons. Our Prototype is Available and Working… (it) has Been Partially Tested. The Full Testing Should be Ready by the End of This Year
Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, Dr S. Christopher

We Have Taken a Very Important Initiative in the Form of Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System to Modernise the Fence
Director General, Border Security Force, K.K. Sharma

The Indian P-8I and the US P-8A Have a Considerable Amount of Commonality… the P-8I is Perfectly Capable of Operating Alongside the P-8A
Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht

In Time UAC Will Become a Single Window For all Aftersales Support Activities for all Aviation Platforms Developed and Manufactured in Russia
President, United Aircraft Corporation, Yury Slyusar

Naval Group in India is Keen to Have the DRDO AIP Integrated in the P75 Submarines Sooner or Later
Managing director, Naval Group in India, Bernard Buisson

‘Nearly 800 Platforms Deployed by the Indian Armed Forces Are Equipped with Safran Inertial Reference Systems’
CEO, Safran India, Stephane Lauret

It’s not Enough to Give all those Modern Equipment to Troops on a Border Outpost; They Have to be Trained too to Make Use of That Technology
Director General, Sashashtra Seema Bal, Archana Ramasundaram

The Mitanin Programme has Certainly not been Implemented in the Spirit in Which it Was Formulated’ (August 2011)
President, PUCL, Chhattisgarh, Dr Binayak Sen

‘I will have all the needed systems for BMD phase I by 2013’ (March 2010)
Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister and Director General, DRDO, Padmashri Dr V.K. Saraswat

 

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