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Short Note : Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

The advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) is a 155mm, 52 calibre gun that is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in two separate collaborations with Tata Power’s Strategic Engineering Division and the Bharat Forge. After successful initial trials of the four guns (2 each from each company), new production orders ..

Tech in Focus : Nag Anti-tank Missile

3 successive Nag missiles were test-fired and hit their targets precisely at the Pokhran Firing range. As per the Government sources, the missile is currently in its the final stages of induction into the Indian Army. What is the Nag? The Nag missile is a modern third generation anti-tank guided missile. It can be used ..

Fact in Focus : INS Vikrant

The first aircraft carrier constructed wholly in India, the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) is now in the advanced stages of construction and is expected to be delivered to the Indian Navy for further trials and tests. Points to remember The IAC will be christened as the INS Vikrant in the service of the Indian Navy. ..

Budget 2019 : Defense

The Union Budget of India has allocated nearly Rs 3.18 crore for the Defense sector in the budget. This is a modest increase of Rs 20,000 crore over the previous allocation. The allocation is a growth of 7.93 % over budget estimates of Rs 2.95 lakh crore and 6.87 % over revised estimates Rs 2.98 ..

Acquisition Plans of the Indian Navy

The Indian Navy has plans to induct several items to improve its core-competence and power projection abilities in its area of responsibility. Among the major items of acquisition planned are 24 new MH-60R anti-submarine helicopters, 10 advanced P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft (both from the United States via the Foreign Military Sales route), 111 naval ..

Update : Tax on Disability Pension of Military Veterans

After a ruckus in the lower house of the Parliament, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the house that he would inquire into the matter of tax on the disability pension for military veterans. Want is the issue? The Central Board of Direct Taxes had come out with a circular which stated that the disability ..

India to conduct its first-ever simulated space warfare exercise ‘IndSpaceEx’

India is planning to conduct its first-ever simulated space warfare exercise titled ‘IndSpaceEx’ in the last week of July under the aegis of the Integrated Defence Staff of the defence ministry. All military stakeholders, including those from the scientific community, will participate in it. The purpose of the exercise is to understand the possible challenges ..