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Indian Army held artillery demonstration in Nashik

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PTI Indian Army today held a spectacular demonstration of its fire power with 155 mm Howitzers blazing and multi-role helicopters displaying their might in the sky at the annual event organised by Artillery Division at Deolali Camp near here. Under “Exercise Topchi”, major artillery guns including 120 mm mortar, Indian Field Gun, 155 mm Bofors [...]

FMBT to focus on weight reduction of battle tanks, says DRDO chief

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Indian Express MK-II variant of Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun has entered into the user trial phase and DRDO is looking at the Futuristic Main Battle Tank (FMBT) project aimed at reducing the weight of the battle tanks, said DRDO chief V K Saraswat, who was in the city to attend the valedictory function of [...]

Army gets attack helicopters as India eyes China threat

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NDTV The ability of the Indian Armed forces, especially of the Indian Army, to take on China and Pakistan in the icy Himalayan heights will get a new boost soon. By March 2013, the Indian Army’s plan to have an inbuilt air component for each of its 13 Corps (a Corps has approximately 60,000 soldiers) [...]

Indian Army’s modernization drive gathers steam

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TNN The Army’s futuristic programme to transform its infantry soldiers into high-tech, self-contained killing machines is gathering some steam, after a long delay, under the F-INSAS (future infantry soldier as a system) project. Having issued global tenders for new assault rifles, “close-quarter battle” (CQB) carbines and light-weight ballistic helmets with internal communication gear, the defence [...]

Post-protest, govt rethinks US gun deal

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Indianexpress India’s plans to urgently purchase M777 ultra-light howitzers from the US for deployment along the China border in the east have hit a roadblock as the Defence Ministry has developed second thoughts following an Army report that the gun may fall short of desired specifications. While the Army, sources said, also took the line [...]

Indo-French army drill in October

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TNN After joint naval and air force war games, India and France will now hold an army exercise, ‘Shakti’, at Chaubatia, near Ranikhet, in September-October. ”The exercise between the two armies will basically focus on counter-terrorism,” said an official. The two navies and air forces regularly conduct the ‘Varuna’ and ‘Garuda’ series of exercises. The [...]

Army’s Future Main Battle Tank (FMBT) project likely to be delayed

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ECONOMIC TIMES Army’s futuristic tank programme is likely to be delayed, with the military still procrastinating over its requirements, more than six months after it was scheduled to hand it over to the country’s defence research establishment. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is yet to receive a critical document listing the Army’s technological [...]

Army set to place order for 248 more arjun main battle tanks

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ECONOMIC TIMES The much-maligned Arjun Main Battle Tank is poised to get a fresh lease of life, with the Indian Army set to order 248 more of India’s first indigenously-built tanks, a decision that will also give a much-needed shot in the arm to the country’s beleaguered tank fleet. “We are definitely expecting more orders, [...]

Upgradation of T-72 tanks begins in Jaisalmer

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TNN The Army with the help of a team ofRussian scientists are performing summer trials for the modified version of Russian tank T-72 in Jaisalmer’s Lathi Field Firing Range. The summer trials will continue for one week. By the end of 12th Five Year plan, some armoured regiments will replace the T-72 with T-90 tanks. [...]

Indian Army raising new special forces battalion

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PTI Strengthening its capabilities to carry out special operations, the Indian Army is raising a new special forces battalion which will be deployed in the north-eastern sector. A new battalion of the Parachute Regiment — 11 Para (SF) — is being raised and will be first deployed in the north-eastern sector, Army sources said here. [...]

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