India is ‘right-sizing’ its military as part of a plan to make defence spending more efficient

Four strategic studies are being carried out by the government to pinpoint ways to optimise the size of the military forces. As part of the restructuring of the army, overlapping divisions will be cut down while a host of new positions will be created. In August last year, the government approved the reformprogramme – which […]

Indian Army inducts two howitzer types

Rahul Bedi, New Delhi – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly The Indian Army (IA) has formally inducted the BAE Systems 155 mm/39-calibre towed lightweight howitzer as well as the K-9 Vajra (Thunderbolt), which is a modified version of the Hanwha Techwin K-9 Thunder 155 mm/52-calibre tracked self-propelled howitzer (SPH). The Indian Army inducted the K-9 Vajra […]

Indian Army to get more firepower

Indian Army to get more firepower: Projects for guns are being fast tracked, says the¬†army By: Huma Siddiqui | Published: November 12, 2018 8:16 PM Negotiations and development are at advance stages of contract and planning in an effort to modernise the artillery arsenal by acquiring 1,500 towed artillery guns for the Indian Army. Negotiations […]