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The 45-calibre Dhanush field artillery gun is here!

Ordnance Factory Board officials say upgrading the 39-calibre FH-77 into the 45-calibre Dhanush has increased the gun's range from 27 to 38 kilometres, using enhanced range ammunition. Ajai Shukla......

OFB signs deal to produce Russian rockets in India

India and Russia have signed an agreement for producing the 80 km-range Smerch rockets at ordnance factories in India. "The Ordnance Factory Board signed an MoU for a joint venture with Russian......

Raytheon discusses bombs' jt production with India

US defence major Raytheon has initiated discussions with Ordnance Factory Board on licensed production of the Paveway precision guided bombs that it earlier sold to the Indian Air Force, a top......

Want a revolver? Rs 62,116 only

As if Indians don't have enough problems to deal with, the Indian Ordnance Factories is adding to the stockpile of arms among the public by offering 0.32 revolvers for sale.An advertisement in a......

Why India still hasn't built a combat vehicle

Defence ministry incompetence hobbles development of battle-taxis for the Indian Army, discovers Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: The Future Infantry Combat Vehicle project was approved in 2008, but has seen......

Blacklisting companies? What the govt must do

Every government and organisation has a blacklist of companies and people whom they would rather avoid. Their reasons could be political or commercial. Some such lists are kept a secret and need to......

No progress in efforts to attract FDI in defence

There has been no progress in the government's efforts to open up the defence sector for more foreign direct investment, while a number of deliberations have been taking place on the issue for the......

Govt mulls 100 per cent FDI in defence

The government is considering a proposal to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment into the country's defence sector, despite stiff opposition from the defence ministry that has raised......

New defence purchase policy soon

Defence Minister A K Antony has sprung a surprise by revealing that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) would implement a new procurement policy this year. Of late, he has been facing mounting criticism......

Private firms to arm police with modern weapons

The ministry of home affairs has turned to India's private sector to arm the police forces with weapons needed to respond to terror attacks like 26/11.On December 21, MHA promulgated a draft Arms......
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DRDO, OFB come up with improved INSAS, but Army not sure if it wants it

The army currently uses DRDO designed and OFB produced 5.56mm X 39mm INSAS rifles, which were introduced in the late-1990s. With the defence... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/drdo-ofb-come-up-with-improved-insas-but-army-not-sure-if-it-wants-it/
Retired defence civilians to have canteen facilities

By Sandip Dighe MoD notifies all headquarters, ex-civilians welcome move Even as the Ministry of Defence (MoD) struggles to resolve the... ...

http://www.punemirror.in/pune/civic/Retired-defence-civilians-to-have-canteen-facilities/articleshow/48533613.cms
51 AM India Exported Helicopters, Aircraft Spares, Military Hardware In 20-14-15 India has exported defense equipment worth INR 670 crore (US $104 million) that include helicopters, bullet proof jackets, aircraft spares...

India has exported defense equipment worth INR 670 crore (US $104 million) that include helicopters, bullet proof jackets, aircraft spares and... ...

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/13663/India_Exported_Helicopters__Aircraft_Spares__Military_Hardware_In_20_14_15
Defence ministry

New Delhi, Aug 5: The Centre on Wednesday refuted in the Delhi High Court that INSAS (Indian small arms system) rifles were to blame for the death... ...

http://www.oneindia.com/india/insas-rifles-not-to-blame-for-soldiers-deaths-defence-mini-1829391.html
Why India still hasn't built a combat vehicle

Defence ministry incompetence hobbles development of battle-taxis for the Indian Army, discovers Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: The Future Infantry Combat... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/why-india-still-hasnt-build-a-combat-vehicle/20150804.htm

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