Ministry of Defence (MoD) placed an order with Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Avadi, Chennai for supply of 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army on September 23, 2021. The order, worth Rs 7,523 crore, will provide further boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative in defence sector and is a big step towards achieving ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday successfully flight tested a New Generation Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni Prime. The missile was test fired from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island in Balasore off the coast of Odisha at 10:55 am.
India on Monday successfully test fired long-range supersonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from the launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur Odisha at 11:44 am. The missile with a strike range of 1,000 km is the country’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range cruise missile.
The Defence Acquisition Council on Thursday approved the procurement of 5,000 French-made Milan 2T missiles. The meeting was headed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Three services chief were also present in the meeting.
As India has demanded new tests for Israeli made anti-tank missile ‘Spike’, the Indian Army is considering to procure second-generation missiles, Milan 2T. Moreover, the army has been forced to request for these French missiles, as Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Nag missile are still under trials.
In a major breakthrough, indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has successfully test fired an air-to-air beyond visual range (BVR) missile from the Goa coast on April, 27. It demonstrated its overall capability as an effective combat jet. This move has paved the way to receive Final Operational Clearance (FOC). The test firing of theContinue reading “LCA Tejas Test Fires Derby Missile Off Goa Coast; Moves Inch Closer Towards Final Operational Certification”