Why doesn’t the Indian Army use the word martyr for its fallen braves?

Why doesn’t the Indian Army use the word martyr for its fallen braves: The Defence Ministry clarified in Parliament that the Indian Armed Forces do not use the word martyr for personnel who sacrifice their lines in the line of duty. The reason why the term martyr is not used is that it has religious … Read more

AT4 Weapon Contract

Swedish defence major Saab’s AT4 anti-armour weapon had been selected by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force through a competitive programme for a single-shot weapon. The Indian armed forces are a new customer for AT4. This order includes the AT4CS AST, which can be fired from confined spaces such as from inside buildings, … Read more

CAG flags delays in Army’s offloading model

The Army’s ambitious plan for modernisation of the Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and implementation of ‘Government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO)’ model is “delayed” and the original timeline for implementing the system lapsed in December 2019, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said in its report tabled in the Parliament. The implementation of GOCO model is fraught with … Read more

Army Told to Beef Up Defenses in Tawang

The Army has significantly augmented its firepower along the 1,300-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern sector, while also beefing up overall defences in the region, especially in the Tawang sector, by integrating various services in real time through automation. This includes upgraded L-70 air defence guns, M777 Ultra Light Howitzers, and automated … Read more

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Expand Indian Army’s Eyes

The Indian Army Aviation has recently got control of israeli Heron-I unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the eastern sector — these were earlier with the Artillery — bringing all aviation assets under one roof and augmenting its ability to keep an eye on Chinese activities across the border. The move comes just months after the … Read more

Indian Army to Participates in Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2021

As part of the ongoing Indo-US Defence Cooperation, the Joint Military Training Exercise “Ex Yudh Abhyas 2021” will be conducted at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska (USA) from 15 to 29 October 2021. Exercise YudhAbhyas is the largest running joint military training and defence cooperation endeavor between India and USA. This will be the 17th … Read more