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Indian Army is currently fielding the Milan 2 T and the Konkurs Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) lacking the fire and forget capabilities that mark the third and higher generation versions.
CAS is scheduled to visit various operational and training units as well as fly a sortie in the Russian Trainer aircraft YAK-130.
The Excalibur projectile increases precision and reduces the logistical burden for artillery forces claims manufacturer Raytheon
Multiple variants of the Akash Surface to Air Missile which is indigenously developed are under testing by the Defence Research Development Organisation
The message to the armed forces was clear, prioritise acquisitions or rebalance overly bloated revenue budget due to large outlay on pay and allowances.
Ministry of Defence in a Press Release indicated issue of four shipbuilding Requests for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of various ships and craft for the Navy and the Coast Guard
“Maareech” is an Advanced Torpedo Defence System (ATDS) for surface ships capable of providing reliable defence against a possible torpedo attack by vintage as well as modern torpedoes.
With DRDO assuring delivery of the MPATGM, media reports indicate that Ministry of Defence has cancelled plans to import Spike ATGM from Israel.
In reply to a question in the parliament on 24 June, the Ministry of Defence stated that the present capacity available in HAL is adequate to fulfil the existing orders/projects in hand.
In reply to a question in the parliament on 24 June, the Ministry of Defence stated that ‘Make in India’ programme is being used by the Government for defence procurements
Shooting down of United States RQ 4 A Global Hawk RPA by a relatively dated anti air missile by Iran on 19 June has raised questions over vulnerability of high value drones in hostile environment
Government issued Expression of Interest(s) for shortlisting of potential Indian Strategic Partners for Construction of six Conventional Submarines for P-75(I) Project of Indian Navy .
Indian Army Sniper Rifle–Simultaneous RFI for Munitions Speed up Acquisition , reported acquisition of over 5000 sniper rifles likely to be delayed.
Department of Defence Production is planning to launch new Open General Export License scheme to boost Indian defence exports.
India will have to overcome increasing conflict between main strategic partners and inter-operability to achieve strategic autonomy through sustained defence capability building
Indigenously developed Varunastra and Mareech will provide high under water strike and counter strike potential for the Indian Navy
Three rockets impacted the designated target area with a high accuracy of 33 m, 23.3 m and 25.5 m in a recent test of the Guided Pinaka
Indian Army is progressing two simultaneous programmes for acquiring assault rifles, light machine guns (LMGs) and carbines through Fast Track and normal tendering process.
Meanwhile Flight Global has reported that Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has also joined the race and responded to the expression of interest with the defence ministry for the requirement.
Indian Army was struggling with procurement of assault rifle to arm almost one million front line soldiers as a replacement of the 5.56 INSAS having outlived potential.

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