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SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

India army boost of 264 artillery regiments. but most of them are equipped with 70’s era 105mm Indian field Gun which are complemented by 130mm M-46 howitzer guns Supplied by the Soviet union in 60’s while these howitzer guns have been upgraded to 155 mm standard now. but this upgraded equipment simply cannot compete with modern Computer aided artillery howitzer guns in today’s modern warfare.

Indian Army’s long-term plan to replace these with 155 mm howitzers recently got a major boost after OFB developed 155mm Howitzers based on specification and manufacturing know how received under Transfer of Technology (TOT) decades ago from Bofors of Sweden, were cleared for production after extended field trials in Sikkim and Rajasthan . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Indian Navy has transferred all its fleet inventory of Kiran Mk-II trainer aircrafts to Indian air force which were operated by INAS 551 Indian naval air squadron based at INS Hansa, Goa.

INAS 551 operated the Kiran MK-II for conversion onto the aircraft for pilots joining INAS 300. INAS 551 conducts Naval Orientation Courses for pilots before they progress onto the Sea Harrier and the MiG 29 K aircraft now operate HAL supplied Hawk Mk 132 trainer aircrafts for that role now said informed Sources close to idrw.org from INS Hansa Goa. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) on 15-06-2015 has issued Tender seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputed Indian private / public sector industries / organisations for manufacturing and assembly of 80 kN thrust class engine consisting about 20000 number of components and parts.

Tender document which idrw.org has gone though informs that GTRE is developing an aero gas turbine engines, with an objective of manufacturing and assembly of 80 kN thrust class engine prototypes (20 engines) over a period of 3-4 years. Continue reading

SOURCE: Vishal Asolkar / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Recently a report prepared by idrw.org ( Read: United States takes lead in India’s INS Vishal ) highlighted how United states has taken lead role in helping India develop next generation 65,000-tonne Aircraft carrier ” INS Vishal ” which will be constructed in next decade to come .

United States active help for INS Vishal design only came when India agreed to buy Expensive and operationally untested Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) developed by General Atomics. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

India has indirectly conveyed to Russian negotiation team that Indian Air force and India are not in any hurry to ink final Research and Development (R&D) agreements over developments of Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) based on Russian Pak-Fa aircraft.

While Russians team has repeatedly has been pushing Indian negotiation team for an early agreement on FGFA, but repeated issues with engines of Sukhoi-30s of Indian air force which already contributed to 3 crashes in Indian Airforce fleet has made IAF even more jittery and it is determined that Russia provide more information on new engines which are under development for FGFA. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Pune-based Kalyani Group finally has got Central government clearance to test its indigenous developed Bharat-52 and Garuda-105 artillery systems. Trails of this guns developed by Kalyani Group will be carried out in next few months in India and Indian Army also has been invited as an observer for trails of the gun.

Kalyani Group developed “Bharat-52” is a long-range 155mm/52 caliber gun, which is capable of hitting targets in the range exceeding 40km and is an all- weather system with superior all-terrain mobility.and utilizes self-propelling capability and automatic laying mode. Bharat-52 can move at 25 km an hour on its own and needs a team of six crew members to deploy the system within one minute during day time and 1.5 minutes during night time. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

On 08-June-2015, Indian Army has issued Request for Information (RFI) from Vendors for design of Future Universal Combat Platform upon which new Main Battle tank will be developed to replace existing Soviet-era T-72 Main battle tanks in the Armoured Corps which will enter service in Indian Army by 2025-27.

“Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV)” under which RFI has been issued requested Design Bureaus from India and Abroad to submit their Design information by 31-July-2015. Continue reading

SOURCE: SUDESH CHARI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

A Recent report prepared by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) came heavily on India’s home-grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas program.

Report tabled in Parliament highlighted many shortfalls and technical deficiencies in the aircraft but same report failed to highlight User requirements which have steadily been changed over the years making aircraft which started off low-cost fighter based on ASR which wanted aircraft which was bigger than Gnat but Smaller than a Mig-21. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter recent visit to India might have provided India much-needed boost in developing Second Indigenously developed Aircraft Carrier. Carter and Parrikar “agreed to expedite discussions to take forward cooperation on jet engines, aircraft carrier design and construction, and other areas”

While the possible sale of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) developed by General Atomics was agreed upon by both. United States also has agreed to play a lead role in helping in developing a modern Aircraft carrier which can really challenge Chinese Navy in the region. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Pakistani News media reported that a high level of Pakistani delegation will be going to Washington to provide ” Proofs of India’s involvement in Sponsoring terror activities in Pakistan to United States and World.”

But it turned up  mere rhetoric on the Pakistani side, Much hyped Pakistani delegation with proofs against India did not utter a word on the subject in the talks. Instead, the Pakistani delegation was grilled on nuclear proliferation, money laundering and other hot-button topics that the U.S wanted on the agenda. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Eric Trappier, chairman and chief executive of Dassault Aviation in an interview to defensenews.com has confirmed that Dassault Aviation is still in talks with India regarding purchase of 126 Rafale Fighter jets over 36 Rafale fighter jets which are currently been negotiated at present.

Reacting to Indian defence minister Manohar Parrikar remarks that India will not purchase more than 36 Rafale Fighter jets, Trappier said that Indian air force will need more than 36 Rafale fighter jets which later can be manufactured in India and Current order for 36 Rafale jet is a Quick Interim purchase since there is slow pace in negotiation of original tender under which 126 jets were to be acquired by India. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Crack 21st parachute commandos along with Indian air force Mi-17-V Choppers were involved in operations, which were carried out  deep inside into Myanmar border areas can be confirmed by idrw.org at this point of time.

idrw.org can confirm that 21st para commandos did not suffer any casualties and Operation clearance had come directly from PMO after Myanmar Cleared India’s request for Cross-border raid. Continue reading

SOURCE: SUDESH CHARI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at a function a few days ago in New Delhi hosted by Private news Channel made a Statement that said ” Why only my Army men Should be used to neutralise terrorists and why can’t terrorist take on terrorist?

While he made the statement clearly referring to Situation in Kashmir, Many Pakistan Saw it another way . Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs, Mr Sartaj Aziz and Pakistan’s defence minister both responded in same voice by asserting that Indian defence minister Statement, in fact, merely confirmed Pakistan’s apprehensions that India has been involved in terrorist activities inside Pakistan . Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

With Strong backing from Central Government, Indian Army has been tasked to go after militants who recently ambushed and killed 18 Soldiers of 6 Dogra Regiment.

Intelligence inputs suggest militants who were involved in the attacks have already reached their hideouts inside Myanmar and Myanmar Army which in past have helped in flushing out Various Militants groups operating in North-east seems reluctant to pursue any kind of operations against them in deep jungles areas which they are not familiar with . Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

IAF Chief Arup Raha Speaking to few journalist responded when asked about Jaguar Upgrade program that ” Jaguar Strike aircrafts are very capable aircraft which have enough life left in them and can serve Indian air force till 2034″.

IAF is said to be working with BAe/HAL to provide product support and life cycle for Jaguar aircrafts so that it enables them to keep them in the fleet till 2034. Continue reading

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