The first regiment of 18 Dhanush artillery guns, the indigenously upgraded variant of the Swedish Bofors guns, is scheduled to be inducted into the Army by the end of the year. Dhanush is based on the original design of the Swedish 155-mm Bofors howitzers, which India procured in the mid-1980s. It is a
WOMEN TO GET COMBAT ROLES
The Indian Army is all set to open up combat positions for women, a gender barrier broken by only a few
TEJAS TEST FIRES MISSILE
Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft successfully demonstrated an Airto- Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile in RADAR guided mode on 12 May 2017. The missile launch was performed in Lock ON after Launch mode for a BVR target in the look down
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15th BSF INVESTITURE CEREMONY 2017
In a glittering ceremony at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, 29 BSF personnel were awarded
Honouring the Bordermen, Shri Rajnath Singh said that Border Security Force is the first “WALL” of Defence for our country. Saluting the bravery of BSF men, the Home Minister said that along with Army, the credit for the decreased infiltration across LC/IB goes to BSF also.
BULLET PROOF JACKET
A bullet-proof jacket designed by Bengali scientist Professor Shantanu Bhowmick has finally received the government’s approval. The empowered committee of the Ministry of Defence approved the jacket, which is made from indigenous ultra modern lightweight thermoplastic technology. It will be included in the Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ project. The task of manufacturing the jackets will begin after the PMO gives it the green-light.A joint collaboration between the DRDO and defence ministry, this is the first time in 70 years that the Indian Army will have bullet-proof jacket manufactured completely through indigenous technology.Currently, India spends Rs 1.5 lakh on a single jacket used by the military and para-military forces, which are imported from America. Dr Bhowmick’s jacket will cost only Rs 50,000 per jacket, which will result in a net saving of Rs 20,000 crore. The present bullet proof jackets being used by our jawans in the Army, and by police personnel in BSF, CRPF and state police forces.