Category: Indian Military

Mountain Strike Corp Against China :: India approves M-777 Howitzers from the US

  The Indian Ministry of Defense has approved the purchase of 145 M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers from BAE Systems at a cost of about $750 million, according to Indian media reports. The government-to-government deal will occur under the Pentagon’s so-called Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. “We are pleased that the Indian government is progressing the…

​New Delhi issues tri-service MALE UAV requirement

India’s ministry of defence (MOD) has issued a combined tri-service requirement for the acquisition of up to 150, medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAVs. An MOD request for information has called for the UAVs to be procured under the “Make in India” initiative from Indian companies. “The UAVs are proposed to be developed and manufactured…

Army hunts for lethal assault rifle, junks DRDO’s Excalibur

NEW DELHI: Army has launched a fresh hunt for a new-generation assault rifle all over again. Rejecting the 5.56x45mm calibre Excalibur rifle offered by the DRDO-Ordnance Factory Board combine, the force has now decided to go in for a 7.62x51mm gun with "higher kill probability and stopping power". In the race to acquire high-end weapon…

Indo-Israeli Barak-8 Air Defence System achieves a ‘hat-trick’

Scoring a hat-trick, India today successfully test fired the new surface-to-air missile developed jointly with Israel from a defence base off Odisha coast in a third consecutive trial of the air defence system. The missile with a strike range of 70 km was launched at 1020 hours from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur, a…

MoD concludes deal with L&T for K9 Vajra-T Howitzers

India is set to award its largest order for military equipment to the private sector, with the Ministry of Defence concluding negotiations with Larsen & Toubro for 100 new mobile artillery guns that may be deployed along the western border to blunt the edge that Pakistan has with US-supplied weapons. The Rs 4,500-crore contract for…

India successfully test-fires Barak-8 Medium Range SAM Missile

India on Thursday successfully test fired a new surface-to-air missile, developed jointly with Israel, from a defence base off Odisha coast. The medium range missile (MR—SAM), a product of joint venture between India and Israel, was successfully test launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur at around 08.15 hours,…

TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL WEAPONS OF THE INDIAN MILITARY

India is one of the most rapidly growing militaries in the world. We have evolved from a regional force with tactical capabilities to a growing strategic force with global reach. We are heavily dependent on foreign suppliers for equipment as their local industry hasn’t quite delivered as promised. But the ones in our  service are…

India’s Nag Anti-tank Guided Missile To Undergo Final User Acceptance Trials In Few Days

India’s Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) will undergo its final user acceptance trials of its Nag, Gen-3 Fire and Forget Anti-Tank Guided Missile in the next few days. DRDO had to postpone the trials after it cited technical reasons in the 'Qualification Testing of the Rocket Motor' used in the missile as the ground for…

Artillery Guns on shopping list for Saturday

The government is likely to take a call on Saturday on a $750-million procurement of ultra-light howitzers and armed drones from the US. Should the defence acquisitions council chaired by minister Manohar Parrikar approve the acquisition, it would be the first howitzer deal the government would be going ahead with since the Bofors guns in…

Rs 1 lakh crore defence purchases on Manohar Parrikar’s mind

In a marathon meeting on new acquisitions, defence minister Manohar Parrikar is set to discuss projects worth over Rs 1 lakh crore, including critical purchases like armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), an advanced air defence system, carbines for the Army and a range of vessels for the Navy. A meeting of the high-powered Defence Acquisition…

After 5 year Gap, India to test fire Prahaar Tactical ballistic missile next week

Days after India cleared the hurdles for its entry into the elite Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is all set to go for a crucial test of surface-to-surface highly maneuverable tactical ballistic missile Prahaar. Since Prahaar’s export variant ‘Pragati’ is being readied for interested nations, a successful test…

Remember This: India Was A Victim Of The MTCR For Decades

The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is a consensus group of 35 countries. It was established in 1987. The regime’s aim is to prevent the proliferation of missile technology and unmanned delivery systems for nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction. Since India wasn’t a member of the MTCR, it had to face sanctions…