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Trainer aircraft
MAY-JUN 2015: The saga of the indigenous creation of an ab initio propeller driven trainer aircraft and an initial jet trainer (IJT) aircraft for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy by the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd reads like the script of a farce
Artillery modernization
MAR-APR 2015: After about 28 years of misbegotten abstention in acquisition of new artillery guns for the Indian Army there is a glimmer of hope that an indigenous Bofors gun could emerge
Submarine needs
MAR-APR 2015: The state of the submarine arm of the Indian Navy is dismal. With a high of 20 vessels in its inventory in the 80s when the threats to the Indian mainland were
Make in India
MAR-APR 2015: The recently concluded Aero India 2015 was a much bigger show as compared to last decade and with Indian Prime Narendra Modi
Artillery guns
MAR-APR 2015: Though the sanction for 814 artillery guns worth Rs 15,750 crore ( US$ 2.56 billion) was cleared last November, by the Defence Minister
Tank upgradation
JAN-FEB 2015: The Indian armored regiment’s modernization is not as pathetic as the Indian artillery regiments, which has not seen
Defence cooperation
JAN-FEB 2015: India and Russia are once again set to further deepen their defence nuclear technology cooperation. The issue of acquiring
Tank modernization
JAN-FEB 2015: The modernization of India’s tank fleet must begin with the upgradation of the long-delayed Arjun tank before the cumulative
PGMs and battlefield
JAN-FEB 2015: With the recent successful test of 1000 kg glide bomb guided to its target with “great precision” a multi-disciplinary group of Defence Research and
Joint operations
JAN-FEB 2015: Space for deployment of armor and mechanized forces is available at several points along the Himalayan range. In the north-east the defence of the Siliguri corridor which