Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicArtillery

Topic: Artillery

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.

India’s artillery modernisation programme must not go the vaccine way

Rather than working in silos, the Army and the govt must look at the fastest way possible to realise Field Artillery Rationalisation Programme, designed in 1999.

Catapult guns & Tampella mortars, 2 long-serving artillery systems Army just decommissioned

Catapult guns had been in Army’s inventory for nearly 4 decades while Tampella mortars were inducted after 1962 war. They were decommissioned Tuesday.

With Dhanush howitzer, Artillery Corps lends a major combat arm to Indian Army at LoC

Dhanush howitzer makes outranged Pakistani artillery units more vulnerable to Indian counter-battery fire, something India has wanted since the Kargil War.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

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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