30 Jan '16, 9pm

Indian Vehicle Program Hits Hurdle Over Company Selections

Indian Vehicle Program Hits Hurdle Over Company Selections

Efforts by the Indian Army to replace its BMP armored vehicles have hit a roadblock. (Photo: Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images) CONNECT TWEET 66 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE NEW DELHI — India's $11 billion Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) program faces hurdles after private domestic companies objected to the Defence Ministry's nomination of state-owned Ordnance Factory Board as one of the program's Development Agencies (DA). The other DA's will be selected from among more than half a dozen competing private companies, and the MoD has extended the date of filing their bids to Feb. 16. Under the Make India category, two DA's would be selected and the government would fund up to 80 percent of the prototypes. After trials, one of the DA's would be asked to produce the FICV. When asked if the private companies endorse the nomination of OFB, Rajinder Bhatia, CEO of Bharat Forge, ...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/land/vehicles/20...

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