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3 decades after Bofors scandal, India gets its first howitzer guns

After a 30-year wait for new artillery guns since the Bofors scandal, the Indian Army on Thursday received the first two ultra light howitzers from the United States as part of an order for 145......

India inks Rs 5,000 crore howitzer deal with US

Breaking the Bofors jinx, India and the United States on Wednesday inked a nearly Rs 5,000 crore deal for 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers, which will be mostly deployed near the borders with China.......

Better late than never: The M-777A2 howitzer is coming to India

Flexible, maneuverable, mobile and swift, the M-777A2 Ultra-Light Howitzers are just what India needed to replace its ageing battle-tested Bofors guns, says Debalina Ghoshal. In mid-November 2016,......

BAE Systems, Mahindra join hands for howitzer facility

BAE Systems on Wednesday announced selection of Mahindra as its India partner for the nearly $700 million (Rs 480 crore deal for the supply of 145 M777 howitzers, which are ultralight weight......

Blown Apart: India drops plan to buy 145 US howitzers

India has told the United States that in view of the price increase, it cannot go ahead with the procurement of 145 ultra-light howitzers for the Army, which plans to deploy such artillery guns in......

The united colours of Make In India

From home-made Dhanush howitzers to mine-protected vehicle to rock bands to folk dances to foreigners posing with Indian artistes to gigantic dumping trucks to families having a gala time.......

'Big fish have fled India; they are 10 times smarter than the government'

While some criticise the government, others, despite the inconvenience, hail demonetisation as revolutionary.Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore reports. WAR ON BIG NOTES IMAGE: A queue up outside an......

Defence budget hiked by nearly 10%

The capital outlay for the three services, for modernisation, stood at Rs 78,586.68 crore The defence budget was on Monday increased by 9.76 per cent to Rs 2.58 lakh crore for the next fiscal as......

Budget cuts: Defence, nuclear power, roads and welfare

Finance Minister P Chidambaram is putting defence, atomic energy and road projects under the knife in a final attempt to hit a tough fiscal deficit target by March, risking short-term economic......

Govt takes army's money to fill Budget gap

As in the past, the armed forces have been asked to surrender around Rs 4,000 crore (Rs 40 billion) ahead of the Budget.Normally, this is the amount not spent from the capital account, usually from......
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Chinese Army conducts live-fire drills in Tibet plateau

Chinas military today said it has conducted live-fire exercises in the remote mountainous Tibet region to test its strike capability on plateaus,... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/623135/chinese-army-conducts-live-fire.html
30 years after Bofors scandal, Indian Army conducts trials using ultra-light howitzers in Pokhran

Exhaustive field trials are being carried out on two long-range ultra-light howitzers in Pokhran which the Indian Army received from the US after a... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-30-years-after-bofors-scandal-indian-army-conducts-trials-using-ultra-light-howitzers-in-pokhran-2504046
Reaching out

When US president Donald Trump junked the Paris deal earlier this month, it appeared to be an all-hell-break-lose moment for Indo-US relations.... ...

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/news/reaching-out-571
Field trials of M-777 Ultra Light Howitzer gun begins in Pokharan

Most of the M777 Ultra-Light Howitzers will be deployed in high-altitude areas in Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh, bordering China. Representional... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/india/field-trials-of-m-777-ultra-light-howitzer-gun-begins-in-pokharan-2017416.html
Gen Bipin Rawat

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has given a thumbs up to the strategic partnership model rolled out by the government to rope in leading private players... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/615381/strategic-partnership-model-big-ticket.html

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