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India shows interest in modern combat vehicles from Ukraine

India shows interest in modern combat vehicles from Ukraine Jun 07,2018

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of India is showing growing interest in the Ukrainian-made modern and upgraded combat armoured vehicles. SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport” *, part of Ukroboronprom, organized a visit of the official delegation of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of India to the SE “Kiev Armored Plant” on 4 June. According to the statement of the company, during the visit to the plant, Indian guests were acquainted with the new products of the Ukrainian defence

Final trials of upgraded ‘Dhanush’ Artillery Gun underway

Final trials of upgraded ‘Dhanush’ Artillery Gun underway Jun 06,2018

Testing of indigenous weapons/artillery is in continuous progression at Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer. And this time, first indigenous, long-range artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ (Deshi Bofors) is being tested finally after two years. Developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), the trails of Dhanush have been going on for five years. Earlier, it had faced some major hiccups regarding ammunition used in it. The existing

Army Chief Bipin Rawat proposes predictive analytics using Artificial Intelligence, says Armed forces repository of big data

Army Chief Bipin Rawat proposes predictive analytics using Artificial Intelligence, says Armed forces repository of big data Jun 06,2018

Armed forces are the repository of big data and there is a need to record and institutionalise the information and carry out predictive analytics using artificial intelligence, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has said. He also laid stress on the need for collaboration with industry and academia, pitched for leveraging various technologies available in the geo-spatial field to find solutions for the challenges faced by the Indian Army. “The armed forces are the repository of big data and

Indian Army to drastically cut down its supplies from state-owned ordnance factories: Report

Indian Army to drastically cut down its supplies from state-owned ordnance factories: Report Jun 05,2018

The Army is funding three major projects as the Centre has not provided money for the same. This has resulted in the Army cutting down its supplies from state-owned ordnance factories, according to a report in The Economic Times. To what extent is the Army bringing down its supplies? “Ninety four percent of products of ordnance factories are supplied to the Army. We have decided to bring this down to 50 percent. So, from Rs 11,000 crore given to the ordnance factories it was brought down to

India Army Will Pare Down Modern Rifles Order to 250,000

India Army Will Pare Down Modern Rifles Order to 250,000 Jun 04,2018

The Indian Army will place an order for only 250,000 modern assault rifles — just a third of its total requirement — driven by budgetary constraints and the need to speed up deliveries, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The 1.3 million-strong military pruned its original requirement for 800,000 rifles, which would have cost $2.5 billion, to prioritize spending and advance the purchase of more up-to-date equipment, the person said, asking not to be identified as the information

7 private firms in race to supply ammunition to the Army

7 private firms in race to supply ammunition to the Army Jun 01,2018

The Indian Armyis evaluating the technical bids submitted by 7 private sector companies, including 2 companies from Hyderabad—HBL Power Systems Ltd and Premier Explosives Ltd—to supply different types of ammunition, sources with direct knowledge of the procurement process said on Thursday. The sources told TOI that the Indian Army had given the Request for Proposal (RFP) to the seven companies earlier this year. The technical evaluation of the bids was ongoing, the sources said. The army

Search for rifles: Russia not in list of 5 selected nations

Search for rifles: Russia not in list of 5 selected nations Jun 01,2018

India has expanded its search for hightech assault rifles, carbines and small arms for its frontline soldiers, but has excluded its traditional ally, Russia, from the list of five countries that the Army-led procurement team plans to visit mid-June. The team is set to visit gun manufacturers in the US, Israel and South Korea, and even countries from where India has never bought military equipment, a defence ministry official said. The shortlisted manufacturers include Colt and Sig Sauer of

India Army Said to Revive Israeli Spike Missile Purchase Plan

India Army Said to Revive Israeli Spike Missile Purchase Plan May 31,2018

India is set to place an order for Israeli ‘Spike’ missiles in a bid to boost its anti-tank capability against arch rival Pakistan, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The Indian Army wants to buy the Spike missile as a “stop gap” measure before the Defence Research and Development Organisation can come up with an indigenous anti-tank missile of its own within the next three years. The purchase proposal is at an advanced stage and is awaiting Indian government approval, the

Upgraded Pinaka Rocket Test-Fired Successfully From Odisha again

Upgraded Pinaka Rocket Test-Fired Successfully From Odisha again May 31,2018

An upgraded version of the Pinaka rocket, with enhanced range and guidance system, was successfully test-fired from Chandipur in Odisha for the second consecutive day today. The test was carried out from a multi barrel launcher at about 10:35 am from the firing point of the Proof and Experiment Establishment (PXE) under DRDO, a day after two rounds of the successful trial took place yesterday, defence sources said. The earlier Pinaka system, which was an unguided one, has now been transformed

Royal Enfield Is The Largest Supplier Of Motorcycles To The Indian Army

Royal Enfield Is The Largest Supplier Of Motorcycles To The Indian Army May 31,2018

Royal Enfield has had a long-standing association not only with the British army but with the Indian armed forces as well. In fact, the UK-based bike maker initially came to supply motorcycles to the Indian army 63 years ago and eventually set-up its base in Madras (now Chennai), where it operates from even today. Despite the Indian two-wheeler market growing exponentially over the years with new manufacturers and fairly advanced motorcycles, Royal Enfield continues to be the preferred choice

Upgraded Pinaka rocket successfully test-fired from PXE at Chandipur in Odisha

Upgraded Pinaka rocket successfully test-fired from PXE at Chandipur in Odisha May 30,2018

An upgraded version of Pinaka rocket, with a guidance system and an enhanced range, was successfully test-fired from the Proof & Experiment Establishment (PXE) at Chandipur in Odisha today. “Two rounds of tests have been conducted and some more rounds have been planned,” said a defence source here. The earlier Pinaka version, which was an unguided one, has now been upgraded into a guided version, with a navigation, guidance and control kit developed by the Research Centre, Imarat (RCI),

Days After Pak Rangers’ Attack in Dark, Armed Forces to Get Indian-Made Night Vision System

Days After Pak Rangers’ Attack in Dark, Armed Forces to Get Indian-Made Night Vision System May 29,2018

Days after Pakistan Rangers were said to have used thermal camouflage suits to attack Indian border outposts in Jammu and Kashmir, the government on Monday approved procurement of thermal imaging system for the Armed Forces to enhance their night fighting capabilities. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s nod to buy ‘India-designed, developed and manufactured (IDDM) equipment worth Rs 6,900-crore at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gives a major boost to indigenisation and in

ITBP to get 514 satellite phones from Ministry of Home Affairs for forward area postings

ITBP to get 514 satellite phones from Ministry of Home Affairs for forward area postings May 24,2018

Post Doklam standoff, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will get 514 satellite phones under a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) project that also covers other central armed police forces and some strategically important states for better communication and security coordination. Also, the Intelligence Bureau will get 420 satellite phones. BSF and CRPF will get 117 and 307 such devices. “During the Doklam face-off, we required robust communication system. The allocation of maximum satellite

India's first long-range artillery gun `Dhanush' set for trial this week

India's first long-range artillery gun `Dhanush' set for trial this week May 22,2018

Dhanush, the first long-range artillery gun developed indigenously by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), will undergo trial in Jaisalmer’s Pokhran sometime this week. The test of the first indigenous, 155 mm long-range artillery gun 'Dhanush' will be conducted at Jaisalmer's Pokhran field firing range in the presence of representatives of Indian Army technical officers and GCF experts. Along with the trial of its long-range firepower,

Tata Commences Deliveries Of The Safari Storme To The Indian Army

Tata Commences Deliveries Of The Safari Storme To The Indian Army May 22,2018

Tata Motors has started the deliveries of the Safari Storme to the Indian Army. Almost a year ago, we did a story on how the iconic Safari Storme passed a field trial test amongst other candidates and was selected by the Indian Army for the purposes of personnel and troop movement along with deployment in tough terrains for action. The company will be delivering the Safari Storme to the Army in a phased manner. Tata Motors will deliver a total of 3,192 units of the Safari Storme to the Indian

Dhanush gun to boom again in Pokhran

Dhanush gun to boom again in Pokhran May 19,2018

India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ will be tested at the Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer next week. Developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), the trial of Dhanush has been going on for the five years and initially face some major hiccups regarding ammunition used. Two years ago, the trial of Dhanush had to be stopped because a shell burst in the barrel during the trial. But this

150-billion INR deal to revamp Indian Army’s stockpile

150-billion INR deal to revamp Indian Army’s stockpile May 17,2018

Sun Tzu, the great Chinese general once stated, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics”. His words were as significant for the medieval battles as it is for contemporary wars. A war is won by not a nation’s ability to send men to the frontlines but by its ability to provide those men with essentials such as ammunition, foods. Numbers won’t matter if the magazines are empty. If reports are to be believed, India, it seems, is waking up to this revelation made by the

Army moving towards procuring mounted gun system, trying to revalidate project

Army moving towards procuring mounted gun system, trying to revalidate project May 15,2018

In its latest efforts to equip its artillery regiments with news guns, the Indian Army is finally moving towards procuring 814 of the ‘mounted gun system’- a gun mounted on a wheeled vehicle- a project worth about Rs 15,750 crore. The army is trying to ‘re-validate’ the project and seek a fresh Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) from the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by the defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, ministry officials explained. The AoN is the first step towards

Rs 150-bn mega deal inked to enable Indian Army to fight a 30-day war

Rs 150-bn mega deal inked to enable Indian Army to fight a 30-day war May 13,2018

  After years of deliberations, the Army has finalised a mega Rs 150-billion project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously to overcome long delays in imports and address the problem of a dwindling stockpile. Official sources told PTI that 11 private firms would be involved in the ambitious project, the implementation of which is being monitored by the top brass of the Army and the Defence Ministry. The immediate aim of the

Indian Army soldiers to get special jackets capable of blocking AK-47 bullets

Indian Army soldiers to get special jackets capable of blocking AK-47 bullets May 13,2018

Bravehearts of the Indian Army will soon get a new shield that could prove to be a lifesaver during combat operations. The new bulletproof jackets for Indian Army soldiers would reportedly be capable of blocking fire from AK-47 assault rifles. AK-47 – considered one of the deadliest assault weapons in the world – would be of no threat to soldiers of the Indian Army because they would soon be getting a bulletproof jacket especially designed to block out fire from a wide range of