Monthly Archives: July 2019

Indigenous Hand Grenade: Development

The belated development  and non availability of good design of Hand Grenade, a  basic but a very effective and lethal anti-personnel ammunition in the hands of an Infantry soldier in close quarter combat, is a story of lack of  accountability. The development agency and Army has to...

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Standardizing the Small Arms Inventory

Indian Defence forces are still using the small arms based on different designs the mixed bag of design is mainly due to failure to develop own design / development capability.The design and production agencies have not been able to meet the forces huge requirement, which has...

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Fighter Aircraft through Strategic Partnership

Team Q-Tech

With the issue of second RFI under SP model for the Fighter Aircraft,  the Process has inched a bit. The model can build a formidable indigenous defence industry provided MoD streamlining the issues concerned with the process.

The Strategic Partnership policy is laying down the qualification criteria with the financial and...

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

By Team Q-Tech

The UAV ecosystem is an excellent force multiplier and brings the synergy between the three Services to optimise their employment. It has been undergoing revolutionary innovations. Unmanned Aircraft Systems are an emerging sector of the aerospace due to its capability in undertaking high threat tasks.

The UAV ecosystem...

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Indo-US Defence Relations and DTTI

By Team Q-Tech

India-US bilateral relations have  their own dynamics and imperatives and recently developed into a global strategic partnership.The foundational agreements  and Defence Trade and Technology Initiative will facilitate collaboration and ease the transfer of US high-technology in defence sector.

Indo-US relations have their own dynamics and imperatives.The ties between...

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Development of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM)

 Indigenous development of Anti tank Guided Missiles has met repeated delays and did not meet user's aspirations. Army has been keen to go for more advanced and capable ATGMs…..

Indian Army (IA) has approx 400 units and the units deployed in the plains are supposed...

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Small Arms Procurement – Slow Start

 The lack of concerted effort and unrealistic demands coupled with lack of indigenous design has been the hall mark of procurement of the Small Arms systems. Resultantly most of the inventory of Small Arms is of obsolete design.

Obsolete Inventory


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Artillery Guns on Upward Trajectory

The recent induction of types of artillery guns signals a momentum for the Make in India in defence production. Besides boosting the artillery power of the Indian Army after almost 31 years, the indigenous production will equip units with cost-effective platforms and even open avenues...

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