Defence Technology Current Affairs - 2020

India-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative group meeting held virtually

On September 16, 2020, the tenth Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Group meeting was held virtually. The meeting is usually held twice a year alternating between India and US. For the first time, the group meeting has been held virtually. Highlights The initiative signed statement of intent to strengthen dialogue on defence technology cooperation. Read More…

Indian Army begins work on GOCO Model

On December 7, 2020, the Indian Army began its work on the GOCO (Government Owned Contractor Operated) Model. The model is extended to base workshops and ordnance depots. The workshops play vital role as they ensure the Indian Army is operationally prepared all the time. Highlights The workshops are assigned the role of overhauling (testing Read More…

I-Stem portal; DRDO Science Expo launched at the Indian Science congress

On January 3, 2020, PM Modi inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru. He launched the I-Stem portal at the inaugural function. Also, the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) has installed more than 150 exhibits at the congress I-STEM Portal I-STEM is Indian Science, Technology Engineering Facilities Map. The portal will act as a Read More…

Defence Ministry: 5th Edition of ARTECH to be held in New Delhi

Ministry of Defence is to hold ARTECH seminar in New Delhi on 23rd December, 2019. ARTEC is Army Technology Seminar that is being held since 2016. Highlights The fifth edition of ARTEC is to be organized by the Indian Army under Ministry of Defence on “Technologies for Non-contact Warfare”. Speakers from diverse industries, subject matter Read More…

UKIBC sets up Aerospace and Defence Industry Group

The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) announced the establishment of Aerospace and Defence Industry Group to boost bilateral cooperation in the areas. The initiative demonstrates close ties between Indian and United Kingdom’s aerospace and defence industry as well as recognises that UK-India relationship is at a critical turning point. Key Highlights In 2019, a memorandum Read More…