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…

BMP-2M

To Counter Chinese Xinqingtan light tank india to Upgrade 693 BMP-2 ICVs

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the INR24 billion (USD371 million) upgrade of 693 Indian Army (IA) BMP-2/2K Sarath infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) to BMP-2M standard. Under the proposed upgrade, the BMP-2’s current power pack will be upgraded from 285 horsepower to 380. The upgrade also will provide better observation and surveillance, night-fighting capability,…

The cryogenic engine undergoing the hot bed test at the ISRO Propulsion Research Centre in Mahendragiri

ISRO set to launch “Game-Changer” GSLV MK-III Rocket next month

Indian Space Research Organisation plans to undertake next month the first developmental flight of a “game-changer” rocket capable of launching four-ton class of satellites from Sriharikota spaceport, says its Chairman A S Kiran Kumar. ISRO rockets (launch vehicles) at present have the capability to launch satellites up to 2.2 tons; it depends on international launchers…

Dhruv helicopter of the Indian Air Forces, Sarang Helicopter Display Team in 2008.

HAL assures 75 per cent availability of Dhruv fleet through a “performance based logistics” contract

In 2013, during the Uttarakhand floods, an embattled army and air force conducted relentless rescue operations for two weeks with 22 Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), flying more than 1,000 sorties to save thousands of lives. Elsewhere, the Dhruv’s robust Shakti engine, optimized for high altitude flying operations, services the Indian Army’s daunting, 20,000 feet-high…