Category: Indian Military

Indo-Russian Hypersonic BrahMos Prototype By 2024

Russia and India will start research and development works on the hypersonic version of BrahMos missile approximately in 2022. A prototype of the BrahMos hypersonic missile is expected to be manufactured in 2024, Marketing Director of the Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace Company Praveen Pathak was quoted as saying by TASS on Thursday. "This will be another…

Secure Ladakh before China teaches us another lesson

East Ladakh was so isolated and so lightly patrolled by Indian police that only in 1957 did India realise the Chinese had occupied the region. An Indian Army officer, who photographed parts of the Aksai Chin highway cutting across Ladakh, was disbelieved by Army HQ. Because of increasing problems with China, the Army asked for…

Not scared of any ‘threat’: Government to Finmeccanica

  NEW DELHI: Government today reacted sharply to scam-tainted Finmeccanica's warning to reassess ongoing projects of supplying components to India, which has initiated process of blacklisting the Italian firm, saying no threat can scare it. "If you have any queries on this, the Defence Ministry , in appropriate manner, will respond to it. But let…

Govt to cancel all defence tenders bagged by Italian Co. Finmeccanica during Congress rule

  The government has decided to cancel all ongoing tenders for defence equipment won by Italy's Finmeccanica as a precursor to blacklisting of the firm which is being investigated for bribery in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. This was disclosed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who in an interview to PTI also said that the…

India May Downsize Army To Pay For Weapons

Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh has ordered a study to increase the ratio of combat troops to noncombat troops with the aim to find more funds to buy weapons. The 1.3 million-strong military uses more than 55 percent of its allocated funds to cover salaries, leaving it with less than 45 percent to buy weapons,…

Israeli Spyder system emerges as frontrunner for Indian Army’s air defence needs

NEW DELHI: The Israeli Spyder system has emerged as the frontrunner for an Army requirement for a fast reaction air defence cover against enemy aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. The Army's short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) programme, which was started in 2011, is nearing final selection that will lead to a contract valued at over Rs…

India’s successful AAD makes Pakistan’s missile striking capability obsolete

India on Sunday launched successfully test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, which is capable of bringing down hostile ballistic missiles. With this latest development, India has become fourth country after US, Russia and Israel to have successfully developed a ballistic missile defence system beating China in the race to deploy an effective Defence System.…

India successfully test-fires N-capable Prithvi-II missile

      India on Wednesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around…

Official: India Will Postpone S-400 Triumf Purchase

NEW DELHI — Contrary to the defense minister's claim in parliament Tuesday that the Indian Air Force will acquire five firing units of the S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) system between 2017 and 2022, one senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) official who requested anonymity says a budget crunch will prevent such a purchase for at…

The way forward in military command

    In a small amphibious training exercise called Jal Prahar that terminated last week, India’s military paid token obeisance to the notion of tri-service command, which serious, warfighting militaries have embraced decades ago. Jal Prahar was conducted by the Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC), India’s only tri-service command --- which means it owns assets…

MoD starts process to further liberalise FDI in defence

    Just five months after the government liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence, by permitting global vendors 49 per cent stake in Indian joint ventures (JVs) without the need for further permissions (i.e. “under the automatic route”), the doors for foreign vendors are being opened wider. So far, incremental liberalisation has failed to…

Excalibur :: The future assault rifle of Indian armed forces

      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. To plug this major operational void, the Indian Army is fast-tracking the development and induction of the indigenously designed Excalibur 5.56 x…

‘China wants to resolve boundary dispute with India’

China has conveyed to India that it wants to resolve its boundary dispute as early as possible, the way it claimed to have done with 12 of its other neighbors. This was conveyed to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval by his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi when they met in Beijing last week during the annual…

Parrikar: Real impact of Make in India in defence sector will be seen in 2017

  The face of the Indian defence sector is changing rapidly with a strong focus on indigenisation. The man leading that change is Manohar Parrikar, India's defence minister. Parrikar has worked hard over the last one-and-a-half years to bring a complete turnaround in the defence establishment. In a latest interview, Parrikar spoke about his future…

Govt sitting on proposals to sell BrahMos missile

  India has the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, BrahMos, which a number of countries want to buy. However, a lack of clarity in the defence exports policy means that it has not yet been sold. BrahMos is a short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. It…

India And US Get Closer To Using Each Other’s Military Bases: 10 Facts

  US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is in New Delhi and said today that progress has been made towards sealing a deal that could see American soldiers on Indian bases under specific circumstances. Here is a 10-point guide to this story :: 1. Secretary Carter has met with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and said India…