Category: Indian Military

High Altitude Flight Acceptance test of CE20 Engine conducted successfully

GSLV MKIII, future launch vehicle of ISRO, capable of launching 4-ton class spacecraft in Geo Transfer Orbit (GTO) is in the advanced stage of realisation. It consists of two solid strap-ons (S200) motors, one earth storable liquid core stage (L110) and the indigenously developed C25 cryogenic stage. The C25 stage is powered by CE20 cryogenic…

Defence Ministry proposes foreign collaboration for Arms manufacture in India

The defence ministry has come out with a proposal for manufacturing top-of-the line fighters, warships and battle systems under the Make in India programme by facilitating collaboration between Indian and foreign arms manufacturers. The proposed “strategic partners” policy, which is awaiting approval, would invite long-term tie-ups and complete technology transfer, sources in the ministry said.…

Ignored Dimensions Of India’s MTCR Membership

India joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) on June 9, 2016 prior to the formal plenary held in Busan (South Korea) on October 17-21, 2016 primarily thanks to the assistance of Russia. As such, India immediately decided to benefit from its entry into the group by deciding on to the enhancement of the range…

We Cherished Surgical Strikes, But Operation Mandhol – First Ever Raid By Para Commandos In 1971 Was Equally Impressive

If the surgical strikes carried by Para commandos of Indian Special Forces on September 29 didn’t satiate your quest for heroics of India’s Special Forces, here is another story of from 1971 war when brave commandos had carried the first raid after their formation by entering enemy territory and eliminating their artillery guns. 'Operation Mandhol’,…

India’s Future Main Battle Tank Will Come Without Life-Saving ‘Active Protection System’

NEW DELHI: India's future main battle tank, the T-90MS 'Tagil', which will be license manufactured in Avadi in Chennai, will not be equipped with new-generation active protection systems that destroy incoming missiles and shells before they can hit the tank. Active protection systems have saved the lives of dozens of tank crew deployed in Israeli…

Two key missile launches – Agni-V ICBM and Nirbhay Cruise Missile this month

If weather permits, two important missile launches are to take place this month. India’s long-range, subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay, will lift off from the Launch Complex-III of the Integrated Test Range, Balasore, Odisha, on Wednesday. The redoubtable Agni-V, which can carry nuclear warheads over a distance of about 5,000 km, will be fired from a…

Lt Gen Bipin Rawat to be the new Army chief

NEW DELHI:  Lt General Bipin Rawat will be the next chief of the India Army, the government announced today. Lt General Rawat belongs to the famous 5th Battalion of 11th Gorkha Rifles. He is the current Vice Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army. Air Marshal BS Dhanoa meanwhile was named the next chief of…

Home Made Artillery Gun Booms in World’s Biggest Artillery Programme – Major Milestones Achieved

At 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, in a historic moment for India’s artillery programme, an indigenous, fully integrated, 155-millimetre artillery gun fired its first rounds of live ammunition at the Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) in Balasore, Odisha. The 155-mm, 52-calibre gun, dubbed the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), has been developed by the Defence…

World Bank ‘pauses’ Indus Waters Treaty processes by India, Pakistan to resolve row

The World Bank has paused the separate processes initiated by India and Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty to allow the two countries to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements. “We are announcing this pause to protect the Indus Waters Treaty and to help India and Pakistan consider alternative approaches to resolving conflicting interests…

Field Artillery Modernization Program of the Indian Army.

After decades of setbacks and neglect, the artillery regiment of the Indian Army, is gearing up for major procurement processes, to address the short fallings in its war making capabilities. India after a decade of negotiations, has finally concluded a $737 million deal with US for acquiring 145 M777 howitzers from America. This is expected…

Indian Army to receive M777 Howitzer by June 2017

In a major fillip to the capabilities of the artillery regiment, the Indian and US government have formally signed the Letter of Acceptance (LoA), for the sale of 145 M777 howitzers under a $750 million deal. The multi-million dollar deal was formalized on the sidelines of the 15th India-US Military Cooperation Group (MCG) meet which…

Indian Army’s $1.8-billion BMP-2 Tank upgrade programme gets delayed

Despite receiving responses to the RFI for $1.8-billion upgrade programme of 1,500 BMP-2/2K tanks with anti-tank guided missile systems and engines for the Indian Army, the government has not yet started the process for evaluation. The upgradation of the Indian Army’s Russian-made BMP-2 Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV) will include increasing the mobility with change in…

Top American Naval Engineers found serious flaws in India’s Under Construction Carrier INS Vikrant

When top American naval engineers recently inspected India’s first locally made aircraft carrier they expected to find a near battle-ready ship set to help counter China’s growing sway in the Indian Ocean. Instead, they discovered the carrier wouldn’t be operational for up to a decade and other shortcomings: no small missile system to defend itself,…

India Took 35 Years to Make Its First Tank (And It Was a Total Disaster)

In the mid-1970s, India began development on a totally new, advanced main battle tank that would satisfy the needs of the country’s Armored Corps. An impressive combination of firepower, armor protection and mobility, the tank was to be India’s first indigenously produced tank—and one of the best in the world. The service date for the…