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5,000 Pinaka rockets to be produced every year


PTI The Ordnance Factory Ambajhari (OFAJ) near here is all set to enhance its manufacturing capacity of Pinaka rockets from the present 1,000 rockets to 5,000 every year for the Indian Army, sources said. “Pinaka rocket is one of the major projects (of the OFAJ). The multiple rocket launcher has successfully been indigenised and production [...]

Indian Defence budget hiked by more than 17 pc


PTI With several defence deals including the one to procure 126 combat aircraft for the IAF expected to be clinched this year, the Defence Budget was today substantially hiked by more than 17% to Rs 1,93,407 crore from last year’s Rs 1,64,415 crore.Of the total outlay, over Rs 79,500 crore would be spent on procuring [...]

Nation proud of Indian Armed Forces: President


Hindustan Times n recognition of services rendered in nation’s security, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Force, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today awarded Presidential Standards to five Armoured Regiments of Black Elephant Division in an impressive ceremony at Patiala Cantonment.“The Nation is proud of you and as a token of appreciation for your dedication; I [...]

Army needs Rs 41,000 crore to rev up waning firepower


TNN The Navy and IAF may be on the modernization track at a pace that’s much slower than desired, but it’s the Army which seems to be floundering. The 1.13-million-strong force needs as much as Rs 41,000 crore to meet even existing shortages in equipment and ammunition. The Army has painted a grim picture in [...]

New Delhi could have anti-missile shield by 2014


Business-standard According to a new Pentagon report on China’s military, Beijing has paid India a sort of compliment. The People’s Liberation Army now targets India with its best and latest nuclear-tipped missiles, the solid-fuel Dongfeng-21 (NATO designation: CSS-5) medium range ballistic missile (IRBM), tipped with a 250-kiloton nuclear warhead that would flatten a large part [...]

IAF’s Sukhoi jets to be upgraded to fifth generation fighters


IANS India’s air superiority Sukhoi-30MKI fighters will soon be converted into ‘Super Sukhois’ by upgrading them with fifth generation combat jet features, the Russian original equipment manufacturer Irkut Corporation has announced. The upgrade will include a new cockpit, an upgraded radar and advanced stealth characteristics to make the plane less visible to enemy radar than [...]

More potent MiG-29s on their way


Hindustan Times The Indian Air Force will start inducting the first batch of its upgraded MiG-29 fighters by the year-end, packing a much-needed punch for its depleting combat capabilities. Russian fighter manufacturer RAC MiG is equipping the fighter with new avionics, weapons, radar, glass cockpit and helmet mounted displays to make it a more potent [...]

Indian Navy to get a Russian nuke attack submarine soon

Submarine Akula Class

INDIA TODAY The Indian Navy will soon be equipped with a nuclear attack submarine. In a $900 million contract signed by India withBRussia in 2004, the submarine K-152 Nerpa was to be taken on a 10-year lease.The induction was halted because the submarine was involved in an accident in Russia. While the deal is now [...]

India conducts trials on its Arjun MBT MK-II


PTI The defence establishment of the country will be keeping a close watch as India’s Main Battle Tank Arjun Mark II, which can fire missiles to destroy long range targets, goes through trials in the dessert environs of Pokharan. The pre-induction trials, which started Saturday, are about the efficacy of scientific and technological up gradation [...]

Sherpa, light armoured vehicle, launched


IANS An indigenous light armoured vehicle designed keeping in mind the operational requirements of the police and paramilitary forces was launched at the ongoing homeland security exhibition here Monday.Based on the Ford Endeavour SUV, the Sherpa has been developed by Shri Lakshmi Defence Solutions Ltd (SLDS) in a joint programme with Ford India. ‘The 2+6 [...]

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