India Russia to sign roadmap on Kamov 226T

Def-expo 2020 IDD Bureau India and Russia are all set to take a step forward in the long pending deal to manufacture the Kamov Ka-226T helicopters. The Indo Russian Helicopter Private Ltd. (IRHL) is expected to announce a ‘road-map’ for the project at the def-expo-2020 ( Feb 5 to Feb 9) at Lucknow. This road

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M777 & K9 Vajra lead India’s Arty programme

Def-Expo2020 IDD Bureau India’s artillery gun acquisition programme, is presently being bolstered with the rapid induction of two types of guns. The M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer (ULH) produced by the BAE Systems and the K9 Vajra-T self propelled tracked gun produced by Larsen and Toubro ( L&T)  in collaboration with Hanwha Techwin of South Korea.

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Specialised wheeled armoured vehicle for Punjab and Rajasthan

IDD Bureau Indicating a change in tactics and opening up the field for local Industry, the  Indian Army now wants a specialised armoured fighting vehicle which can be deployed in the plains of Punjab and Rajasthan. Army wants a vehicle that should be wheeled, that would mean it wants speed and agility. Its existing options

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Israeli Spike ATGM fired by Indian Army

IDD Bureau The Indian Army has successfully fired two newly acquired Spike LR anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. The missiles from Israel have recently been inducted into the Army to fill in a void. The firing was witnessed by the top hierarchy of the Indian Army. Spike LR is a

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Government to promote private industry investment in Defence sector

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has voiced the government’s desire to encourage private industry investment in defence sector, while also strengthening defence PSUs and the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).  Addressing CEOs of top defence and aerospace companies at a roundtable with the theme ‘Make in India in Defence Industry’, Singh said defence companies have huge opportunities

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Indian Indigenous production touches $ 11.2 billion; set to attract global Defence biggies

Indian Defence Dialogue Staff  New data of Indian Defence market, says it has produced military equipment worth Rs 80,000 crore (some $ 11.270 billion) during the last financial year ending March 31, 2019.  Indian Defence Minister Rajnath speaking at a ‘Defence Industry Roundtable’ in the national capital said Indian defence industry’s production was Rs 80,000

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I-Day awards: Kirti Chakra for soldier Prakash Jadhav

NEW DELHI: The Kirti Chakra, the third highest military honour awarded during peacetime, will be conferred on soldier Prakash Jadhav, who died in a gunfight with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018, on Independence Day on Thursday. The Kirti Chakra will be presented posthumously to Jadhav, a sapper with the Indian Army who succumbed

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Balakot op experience unmatchable: Woman IAF officer who helped intercept Pakistan’s planes

IAF Rescue Operation

NEW DELHI: Yudh Seva medal awardee Minty Agarwal, a woman IAF officer who played a key role as flight controller during the aerial combat with Pakistan in February, on Thursday said the experience of being part of the Balakot operation was “unmatchable” to anything in the world. On conferred the coveted military honour, she said

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