Category: Indian Military

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…

Pak Army in panic mode as public backlash looms large after India’s surgical strikes

The Pakistan Army is in jittery, days after the Indian commandos raided several terror “launchpads” in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, apparently over an imminent public backlash over the attack. The situation has worsened following the Indian media blitzkrieg on the success of the mission. Already, the Pakistani media regulator has banned all Indian television broadcast in the country.…

Army’s Surgical Strikes Were Carefully Measured: American Think-Tank

WASHINGTON: The Indian Army's surgical strike inside Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) against terrorists planning to infiltrate into India for terror activities was "carefully measured", a top American think-tank said today, adding the onus for escalation lies purely on Pakistan. "This Indian response was indeed coming. Both as a signal to Pakistan and as reassurance for Indian…

The Modern Sub Machine Carbine(MSMC) : An advance and lethal carbine.

The Modern Sub Machine Carbine / MSMC submachine gun also known as “Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC)” was born from the INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) program, which originally included three weapons - the 5.56mm INSAS assault rifle, the 5.56mm INSAS squad automatic / LMG, based on the rifle, and a compact carbine. The INSAS rifle and…

Indian Army to Receive 100 New Self-Propelled Howitzer Guns

India has moved a step closer in acquiring 100 new K-9 Vajra 155 mm/52 caliber self-propelled tracked howitzers for the Indian Army. A contract between the Indian Ministry of Defense and the howitzer’s maker, South Korea’s Samsung-Techwin (and its local Indian private-sector partner Larsen & Toubro (L&T), is expected to be signed within the next…

Will the US use Indian military bases to wage its Afghan War?

In a blog titled “US unleashes the dogs of war in Afghanistan,” Indian geopolitical analyst M.K. Bhadrakumar has warned that Washington will likely soon seek to use Indian military bases and combat troops to wage war in Afghanistan. Such action, he warns, would rile China and Pakistan, both of which border Afghanistan, and would set…

Excalibur assault rifle : Not scrapped yet

Excalibur is an assault rifle which is derived from the INSAS Rifle, which is the standard rifle of the Indian Army. The rifle has many improvements over the INSAS rifle and is slated to replace the INSAS as the Indian Army's standard assault rifle. In November 2011, the Indian Army sent a request for proposal (RFP) for 65,678 multi-caliber rifles for about Rs.…

Mechanised Infantry, More Troops, Army’s Preparedness For a China Face-Off

LADAKH: All along the 826-kilometre-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) - starting from the Karkoram Pass in the North - the de-facto border between India and China, the Indian military is ramping up. Numbers of boots on ground have increased exponentially. Soldiers have been pre-positioned along the border. More are expected in the next few…

Deployment of Indian tanks near Indo-China border may hurt investments: Chinese media

Criticising the reported deployment of battle tanks by the Indian army near the Indo-China border, Chinese state-run media today said that the move may affect flow of Chinese investments into the country and called for joint efforts to avoid misunderstandings. "A media report stating that nearly 100 Indian tanks have been positioned near the Indo-China…

Indian Army to become less visible, more lethal in Kashmir

In a tactical shift, the Indian Army will be less ‘visible’ on ground in the Kashmir Valley, but more surgical operations will be launched against militants hiding in and around the hinterland. According to a military estimate, nearly 150 militants are still roaming in parts of south Kashmir and out of these, 89 are local…

Gun Carriage Factory hands over three ‘Dhanush’ guns to army

Three indigenously-developed 155 mm 'Dhanush' artillery guns have been handed over to the Indian Army by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF). "Three 155 mm howitzers (Dhanush) have been handed over to the army recently for user's trial," GCF's Joint General Manager and PRO Sanjay Shrivastava said. GCF is an ordnance factory, which received its…

Ghatak : The deadliest Assault Rifle

A modern, reliable assault rifle is the very basic and primary weapon of an infantry soldier posted either on the border or deployed for counter militancy missions in the hinterland. As per the Armys experience, the 5.56mm rifle is considered better for conventional war since it generally injures an enemy soldier, which ties down at…

India completes price negotiations for 100 modified K-9 self-propelled howitzers

India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has completed price negotiations with the Indian private-sector company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for the supply of 100 modified South Korean K-9 self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) for around USD750 million. Industry sources said the tender for the K-9 Vajra (Thunderbolt), which is an L&T-modified version of Samsung Techwin's K-9 155 mm/52-calibre…