Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: Weapons

Sweden’s defence company Saab will manufacture deadly Carl Gustaf anti-tank weapons in India

This is also the first time a foreign Original Equipment Manufacturer has announced its plans to open up a fully-owned production facility in India for global customers.

Swedish defence manufacturer Saab to set up facility for manufacturing weapons system in India

The company's senior vice-president Gorgen Johannson said the production in its new facility in India is expected to start in 2024.

Ukraine-Russia shows us the future of war with high-end ATGMs, drones. India has to step up

The Army has state-of-the-art Russian Igla missiles and some Stinger missiles for Apache attack helicopters. However, they are too small to make a difference.

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.

Boat found floating off Maharashtra coast with cache of weapons, high alert sounded

The boat was found near the Harihareshwar beach in the state’s Raigad district; security was raised in adjacent areas.

In Kashmir, militants are high on recruitment, but weaponless

This deficit in weaponry has provoked desperate attempts by Pakistan to find new routes and modes of weapon delivery — like air drops — to militants in Kashmir.

Apart from FDI limit increase, Modi govt’s defence reforms won’t boost ‘Make in India’

The private sector is struggling in defence because the Ordnance Factory Board and other Defence Public Sector Undertakings always get preference in India.

UAE ran covert arms flights to aid Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar: UN report

The flights were operated by a complex network of companies registered in the UAE, Kazakhstan, and the British Virgin Islands to disguise the delivery of military equipment.

Artificial intelligence-based warfare is the new space race among nations

Proliferation of Machine Intelligence capabilities in the commercial sector will provide low-cost access to intelligent systems, may spur unexpected threats.

China is biggest arms supplier to India’s neighbours, US sales to Pak drop 76%

Beijing is the dominant weapons exporter to Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh, says Stockholm institute report.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


Representational image | File photo of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | ANI

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.