Category: Indian Military

Army initiates long-term contracts with private firms for ammunition manufacture

The army has issued a Request for Information (RFI), inviting Indian industry to respond to a proposal for manufacturing ammunition in the country. “The purpose of the RFI is to facilitate preparation of Request for Proposal (RFP) and identify prospective manufacturers for participating in the proposal for indigenous manufacture of ammunition”, says the document, which…

Better late than never: The M-777A2 howitzer is coming to India

Flexible, maneuverable, mobile and swift, the M-777A2 Ultra-Light Howitzers are just what India needed to replace its ageing battle-tested Bofors guns, says Debalina Ghoshal. In mid-November 2016, the Defence Acquisition Council approved for purchase the much-delayed M-777A2 Ultra-Light Howitzers — also known as the “Triple Seven”. India will now buy 145 of such 155mm 39-calibre…

Indian army’s toll double as compared to Pak: Lt Gen Iqbal

Islamabad: A top Pakistani military commander on Saturday claimed said that Indian army's casualties were double as compared to Pakistan in the ongoing clashes at the Line of Control. "Only 20 of our soldiers were killed while they lost more than 40 soldiers," Commander of 10 Corps Lt-Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal told a selected gathering…

Where Is India In China’s Wild Arms Race?

The situation emerging in South and Southeast Asia with China and India as key players is akin to the Cold War arms scenario between the US and the USSR. It is for New Delhi to choose whether it wants to become a ‘strong economic power’ making it a credible military force, or a ‘lethal military…

Indian Army Wants to Urgently Induct New Generation Russian Tanks

The Indian Army is raring to bolster its firepower due to the heightened tensions between India and Pakistan. On Monday, the Pakistan Foreign Office called in the Indian envoy to protests against the killing of seven soldiers on the border. According to the Defense Ministry sources, the Army wants to induct the latest version of…

India Looks to Fast-Track Ammo Purchases Worth $1 Billion

NEW DELHI - Faced with "critical shortages" of ammunition and other equipment, India has triggered its Fast Track Purchase (FTP) process to tap the overseas market, bypassing prescribed routine acquisition procedures, according to a Ministry of Defense (MoD) official. "Small teams constituting senior defense service officials and MoD procurement officials have been sent to Russia…

India to assemble T-90SM in India if Russia agrees

In a major push to provide more teeth to its armed forces, India has decided to procure 464 T-90 tanks from Russia at cost of approximately $2.1 billion. Sources said the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by India’s Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared the proposal for latest version of T-90 tanks. The approved version of T-90 tanks will be equipped with thermal imaging night vision…

India will add unmatched Fire-Power with an additional 464 T-90 Tanks

Furthering its defense cooperation with Russia, India is set to approve another high-value purchase from Moscow in next few weeks. Sources say that the Indian Army is interested in purchasing the latest version of T-90 tanks equipped with thermal imaging night vision cameras and some additional countermeasures to significantly reduce the chances of being hit…

Indian Air Force to use combat drones in future surgical strikes to prevent risking soldiers’ lives

After using Special Forces troops to attack and destroy terrorist launch pads in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir, India is now planning to add combat drones to its fleet which can do the same job without risking soldiers’ lives. The Indian Air Force is working to upgrade and equip its fleet of Israeli-made Searcher and Heron Unmanned…

‘Hang my head in shame’, Former Navy Chief pens emotional letter to President and PM Modi on Diwali

  An open letter addressed to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi written by Former Navy chief Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas highlighted the 'deep shame' he felt pertaining to relentless attacks on minorities in the country. The Magsaysay award winner wrote the following in his letter :: Honourable President and Honourable Prime Minister, It…

India is ramping up its multi-vector defense strategy

At a time when India's diplomatic commitment to rally international support against Pakistan's alleged role in the recent terrorist incursions into Indian-administered Kashmir is producing no significant result, Delhi's drive for military modernization has instead received a new boost. Fresh off a US10 billion defense deal with Russia, inked on the sidelines of the BRICS…

Pakistan launches sneaky cyber attack on Indian Army

NEW DELHI: India’s cross-border surgical strikes involved real men and real bullets. In a counter- offensive, Pakistan is using computers and virus-laden emails to ‘attack’ the Indian Army. Launching a cyber war, Pakistan Army is sending spoofed emails to Indian Army personnel with the subject line ‘Actual story of surgical strike done by Indian Army…

India To Constitute Integrated Control Centers In Defense Ministry To Meet Urgencies

Indian has considered constituting integrated control centers (ICC) in the home ministry as well as defense ministry to get real time information of any urgent need and respond quickly to it. The integrated control centre (ICC) will be having nodes from the key agencies and departments like Central Water Commission, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), National…

Operation Ginger: When troops crossed LoC and brought back Heads of 3 Paki Soldiers in Revenge Attack

Over a few weeks in the summer of 2011, India and Pakistan staged two of the bloodiest cross-border surgical strikes in which at least 13 soldiers were killed, and six of them decapitated. Five of those heads were carried across the border as trophies — two to Pakistan and three to India. Official documents, video…

India never counts bullets while retaliating to Pak :: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday reviewed security on the international border in the desert state and said India never attacked anyone but doesn't count the bullets when retaliating. On the second day of his visit to Rajasthan, Singh visited the Border Security Force's Munabao Border Outpost (BOP) here. "India never attacks anyone and…