Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

Navy to get advanced choppers


Mains Paper 2: Governance | Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Particulars of the Strategic Partnership Model

Mains level: Indian Government has a well structured plan to increase Indian Navy presence in the Indian Ocean, as a Blue Water Navy, this step can be seen as a step towards this plan.


Helicopters for ‘Special Operations’

  1. The Indian Navy is looking to add to its fleet dedicated helicopters for ‘Special Operations’
  2. Some of the Naval Multi-Role Helicopters (NMRH) for which the tender was issued last week will be in this configuration
  3. Of the 123 NMRH to be procured, 33 will be dedicated variants for Special Operations

Request for Information (RFI) by the Navy

  1. The Navy had issued the Request for Information (RFI) to global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) for the procurement of 123 NMRH and 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH)
  2. The procurement would be under the recently approved Strategic Partnership (SP) model of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)


Strategic Partnership(SP) Model

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