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Trials begin of upgraded Indian main battle tank

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IANS The trials began Thursday of an upgraded version of the indigenous Arjun main battle tank (MBT) that is expected to form the backbone of the Indian Army’s armoured fighting units from 2014, a defence ministry official said. The trials come just a year after the government had accorded the Defence Research and Development Organisation [...]

Preparations for user’s trial of Prithvi-II on

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PTI Preparations are on for the user’s trial of the nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile test by Army on Thursday at Chandipur near Balasore. The indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile will be tested at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, about 15 km from Balasore. “Range co-ordination work is almost complete and the user’s trial [...]

Indian Army, Air Force joint exercise to start tomorrow

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PTI A six-day long joint exercise of the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force will begin Monday in the deserts of Bikaner and Suratgarh near Pakistan border. ‘Vijayee Bhava’, the May 9-14 inter-services exercise, will involve tank to tank wars, helicopter operations and others, Army officials said. Personnel from both the services are practising [...]

After Pakistan missile test, India flexes muscle

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TNN Diplomatic re-engagement may have begun afresh but both sides are keeping their powder dry. The 1.13-million strong Indian Army is honing its war-fighting machinery with a major combat exercise, codenamed “Vijayee Bhava” (Be Victorious), in the Thar desert to practice “high tempo” operations to cut across the border. Squeamish for long with India’s “pro-active [...]

Nag induction likely to be delayed

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The Hindu The induction of third generation anti-tank Nag missile is likely to be delayed by more than a year with the Army seeking improvements to the specially-made missile carrier, Namica. After the completion of the missile’s “final validation trials” in the Chandan Air Force ranges in Rajasthan in July last, it was anticipated that [...]

Arjun Tank inducted into 75 armoured regiment

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PTI The indigenous Arjun tank was today formally inducted into the 75 Armoured Regiment at a ceremony here, over 37 years after the project was commissioned by the government. “Lieutenant General A K Singh, general officer commanding in chief (GOC-in-C) of the southern command, inducted the tank. The ceremony also marked the passage of T [...]

Stunning range of products :DRDO

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Frontline FROM 10 laboratories in 1958, the DRDO today has a network of 52 laboratories and is one of the biggest defence R&D organisations in the world. It develops a stunning range of products for the armed forces missiles; battle tanks; parachutes; ready-to-eat food items; armoured fighting vehicles; titanium sponges; carbon composites; tungsten alloys and [...]

Modernisation Plan of Army

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PIB A well structured and institutionalized planning process is in place for capability development and modernization of the Indian Army. As part of this process, the Army is implementing a focused plan to build up the capability of the Army by force accretions and force modernization. This is based on a Long Term Perspective Plan [...]

Development of Improved Indian Arjun Complete: DRDO

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DefenseNews/ VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) claims that it has completed upgrades on the Arjun tank, replacing existing German engines and transmission systems with homemade systems. The Mark-II Arjun will incorporate up to 90 percent of indigenous content, compared with 58 percent in the current model, a DRDO scientist said, [...]

Indian Army plans 20K Crore artillery overhaul

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SOURCE : SiliconIndia The Indian Army is all set to modernise its arsenal and is investing 20,000 Crore for the same. The step ahead toward strengthening the artillery base will happen through several inter-governmental pacts and global tenders. In fact, the Army has recently issued a global tender for procurement of 400 towed artillery howitzers. [...]

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