Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle project gets delayed again; Indian Army to rework the project

The Indian Army is reworking the $8-billion Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) project. Highly placed sources told FE ONLINE that “The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has sent the proposal back to the Indian Army for the combat vehicle which is expected to be produced under…

Is India made fighter possible It’s never too late to get started

It may be late in the day to think of an indigenously designed and manufactured fighter jet for the Indian Air Force, as much time has been lost over the decades, but things are still not — yet — beyond redemption. It’s still possible to…

India and Russia likely to sign a $2.5 billion deal for four stealth frigates

To boost Indian Navy beside procuring missile from Russia, both India and Russia might also sign a $2.5 billion deal for four Krivak (Talwar) class stealth frigates. The deal is likely to happen during Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin’s delegation level meeting…

IAF equips Adampur base with upgraded MiG-29s to fight 2 front war

Aiming to deal with the possibility of a two-front war with Pakistan and China, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has equipped its Adampur-based squadrons with upgraded version of MiG 29, which had played a significant role during Kargil war in 1999.Situated at about 25 kms…

India Hopes for Early Conclusion of $19 Billion Contract for 110 Fighter Jets

The Indian Air Force is waiting for the government’s nod before formally inviting a tender for 110 fighter jets. The tender would be open for both single-engine and twin-engine aircraft. Approximately 16-17 (15 percent) are to be bought in fly-away condition, whereas the rest are…

Breaking IAF, Govt had no role in Rafale deal, Dassault selected partner Dhanoa

Indian Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa on Wednesday said it was French fighter jet manufacturer Dassault that was to select offset partner in Rafale deal and the Indian government and IAF had no role to play. The IAF chief added the Rafale was good…

Russia may train Indian astronauts at ISS

Indian astronauts may get an opportunity to fly onboard a Russian shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS) for a hands-on training session before they crew the nation’s first manned mission to the low earth orbit. Moscow of late conveyed to New Delhi that it…

T-14 Armata in the Spotlight as Indian Army Chief Visits Russia

The Indian Army is looking to procure 1,770 multipurpose future ready combat vehicles (FRCV) to replace the aging force of T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs). Russia’s T-14 Armata FRCV is a key contender for the deal that is likely to have a price tag of…

INDIAN ARMY PARTICIPATES IN CHINESE NATIONAL DAY AT NATHU LA

In efforts to boost trust and promote peace in the region, an Indian Army delegation on Monday participated in the 69th national day of China at Nathu La in East Sikkim. “On invitation from People’s Liberation Army of China, a Military Delegation of Indian Army…

The SiG 716 rifle could be the replacement for Indian Army’s INSAS

A rifle made by US-based SiG Sauer, the SiG 716, could well be the replacement for the Indian Army’s INSAS, after it emerged as the lowest bidder last week in a tender for standard-issue assault rifles. The Army had issued a tender in February to…