Army chief Bipin Rawat says India needs to bypass US sanctions for Russian weapons

Army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that it is critical that India find ways to bypass American sanctions against Russia, given that Russian-origin weaponry is in widespread use in the Indian armed forces. In his first comments on US? sanctions against India’s top arms supplier, Rawat said: “We have to pursue own national interests…

India has ordered 464 T-90MS 'Tagil' main battle tanks

‘Make In India’ projects come undone

NEW DELHI: Bureaucratic bottlenecks, long-winded procedures, commercial and technical wranglings, coupled with the lack of requisite political push and followthrough, have ensured that no major “Make in India” project in defence has actually kicked off in the last three years. Stock-taking of half-a-dozen mega projects, collectively worth over Rs 3.5 lakh crore, shows they remain…

Army orders surface to air missile, making it the first tri-service weapon

Army orders surface to air missile, making it the first tri-service weapon

A year ago, the army was planning “surgical strikes” across the India-Pakistan Line of Control (LoC) to avenge the killing of 19 Indian soldiers near Uri, on September 18. But Pakistani retaliation was anticipated and a key Indian Air Force (IAF) base, protected only by aging Soviet-era missiles, was vulnerable to Pakistani air strikes. There…