Arms & munitions

US pushing arms sales to Saudi ahead of Trump visit

US pushing arms sales to Saudi ahead of Trump visit

06 May 2017

Large-scale arms sales to Saudi Arabia will help US pit its Middle East ally against Iran and thereby corner Russia, while also giving a big boost to America’s military industrial complex

India clears Rs17,000-crore missile deal with Israel

India clears Rs17,000-crore missile deal with Israel

25 Feb 2017

Delivery of the first MR-SAM system for the Army, which will have a strike range of up 70 km, will  be ready for deployment by 2023

Parrikar orders probe into alleged trial manipulation in Rs4,000-cr missile deal: report

17 Feb 2017

UK military intelligence experts warn of threat from Russia's deadly Armata tank

UK military intelligence experts warn of threat from Russia's deadly Armata tank

08 Nov 2016

The tank is faster than any western rival and will incorporate a radar system currently used by Russian fighter jets

India likely to buy 145 ultra-light M777 Howitzers from US

India likely to buy 145 ultra-light M777 Howitzers from US

22 Oct 2016

While 25 guns will come to India in ready-to-fire condition, the rest will be assembled at the proposed Assembly Integration and Test facility in India in partnership with Mahindra

Smith & Wesson loses race to supply US army pistols

27 Sep 2016

India successfully tests nuclear-capable Barak-8 missile

India successfully tests nuclear-capable Barak-8 missile

21 Sep 2016

India has successfully test-fired the Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air nuclear-capable ballistic missile, jointly developed with Israel, designed to defend against airborne threats including supersonic aircraft and missiles

Chilli-based PAVA shells may replace pellet guns in Kashmir

26 Aug 2016

Fire at Pulgaon ammo depot controlled; army orders inquiry

Fire at Pulgaon ammo depot controlled; army orders inquiry

31 May 2016

The fire, at the depot in Wardha district is now said to be limited to a small area and several surrounding villages have been evacuated

Defence `Make in India’ will benefit SMEs as well: Parrikar

25 Apr 2016

Defence minister clears Rs7,000-cr acquisition of 244 air defence guns

12 Mar 2016

N Korea claims to have mini-hydrogen bombs

09 Mar 2016

US, S Korea to chalk out moves against North

US, S Korea to chalk out moves against North

15 Jan 2016

South Korea and the United States are considering a military exercise that would simulate a pre-emptive strike against North Korea's nuclear weapons capabilities

N Korea claims successful test of hydrogen bomb

N Korea claims successful test of hydrogen bomb

06 Jan 2016

The announcement has left the international community scrambling to verify the accuracy of North Korea’s claims, though last month had suggested Pyongyang had already developed a hydrogen bomb

CAG pulls up defence ministry for Army's ageing assets, inferior equipment

19 Dec 2015

Fifth test-firing of Agni-IV missile goes sans hitch

09 Nov 2015

Brahmos missile successfully tested in land mode

09 Nov 2015

Defence minister calls for indigenous efforts in defence as spending mounts

07 Sep 2015

PIL says INSAS rifles endanger soldier’s lives, govt defends it

06 Aug 2015

Iconic gun maker Colt files for bankruptcy protection

16 Jun 2015

India capable of developing ICBM beyond 10,000-km range: DRDO official

04 Apr 2015

IAF successfully test-fires beyond visual range air-to-air missile ‘Astra’

19 Mar 2015

China overtakes Germany as world’s third-largest arms exporter: study

16 Mar 2015

India is still world’s largest arms importer

India is still world’s largest arms importer

18 Mar 2014

The study throws a damning sidelight on India’s state-controlled armament manufacture and indigenisation efforts, which have made little headway over decades of efforts

India’s nuclear sub ‘Arihant’ to be fitted with Agni-V for sea trials soon

India’s nuclear sub ‘Arihant’ to be fitted with Agni-V for sea trials soon

08 Feb 2014

The nuclear-tipped missiles are ready for installation and their integration would begin after some of the scheduled sea trials of Arihant are over

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