Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicArtillery guns

Topic: Artillery guns

Boost for indigenous firepower: ATAGS set for final trial, Dhanush clears fresh firing test

Dhanush needed fresh trials after Army flagged production quality issues. Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System was found to have 'inconsistency' in overall performance in trials last June.

Israel’s ATHOS gun system or Atmanirbhar ATAGS? Defence negative list to finalise next week

The towed gun system is part of Army’s Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan that was drawn up in 1999. An Israeli firm has been in the race for over two years now.

ATAGS howitzer best artillery gun in world, no need for imports, says DRDO

DRDO said the gun system is far better than the legendary Bofors in the Indian Army along with any other artillery guns in the world including the ATHOS gun offered by Israel.

How Army’s artillery modernisation plan, stuck in a rut after Bofors, is picking up pace

The Army’s artillery modernisation plans have picked up pace since 2010 and have a major indigenous component in them.  

Indian Army targets PoK terror camps with artillery guns after Pakistan violates ceasefire

Four launch pads were targeted in PoK's Neelam valley, after an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan to push infiltrators into India.

Artillery weapons including K9 Vajra & M777 howitzers to be inducted into India’s defence

K9 Vajra is the first ever artillery gun manufactured by the Indian private sector.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif | ShehbazSharif/Facebook

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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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