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ACuriousPLAFan

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India tests its Pralay SRBM
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Off course, any new toy for India had to be pointed at China and Pakistan.

Yeah, Pralay is a new tactical ballistic missile for India. But its still not comparable to China's family of tactical ballistic missiles and HGVs. Pralay will not give India any decisive advantage against China.

What a childish video. It makes North Korean propaganda videos look mature by comparison.
Sometime ago, there are plenty of Jai Hinds on the internet who loudly boasted for quite some time when Agni-5 came out, based on the reasoning that India can finally target Beijing and the entirety of China with Agni-5.

As if China hasn't got the entirety of her own territory under the coverage of US and Soviet ICBM and SLBMs ever since the 1960s, lol.

Besides, there are little, if any, evidences of DF-12 being in active service with the PLARF. The responsibility for conducting BM-strikes at SR and MR-ranges now belongs to the DF-15C and DF-16B.
 

Sardaukar20

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Sometime ago, there are plenty of Jai Hinds on the internet who loudly boasted for quite some time when Agni-5 came out, based on the reasoning that India can finally target Beijing and the entirety of China with Agni-5.

As if China hasn't got the entirety of her own territory under the coverage of US and Soviet ICBM and SLBMs ever since the 1960s, lol.
Everything to the Jai Hinds are Wunderwaffe, from the Agni-5 to the common Jawan. Remember that tale they tell everyone that one Jawan killed 4-200 PLA soldiers with his bare hands at Galwan? They think that India can threaten Beijing with Agni-5 nuke strike over a fight for Aksai Chin and South Tibet. The Jai Hinds are a childish and degenerate bunch.

Besides, there are little, if any, evidences of DF-12 being in active service with the PLARF. The responsibility for conducting BM-strikes at SR and MR-ranges now belongs to the DF-15C and DF-16B.
Yeah I too don't see much evidence of DF-12 in active service. Nevertheless, I think that the DF-12 is still a decent tactical BM to use for land combat. It does not shoot as far as the DF-15C and DF-16B, but 2 of them can be carried in a TEL, and it should be cheaper to use. It would be a nice longer-ranged compliment to the PHL-16.
 

Soldier30

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Since there is no topic about the Armenian army, I am publishing it here. The Armenian Army continues to strengthen its units with foreign-made weapons. Armenia reportedly signed a $41 million contract with the Indian company Zen Technologies Ltd to purchase the ZADS anti-drone system. The ZADS complex was developed in 2020 and allows for classification, tracking and passive surveillance of drones. The complex is equipped with a radio frequency drone detector, radar, video cameras and drone suppression equipment. 3D X-band radar detects drones and provides precise target coordinates to jam drone communications. The video cameras of the Zen complex are capable of identifying a drone at a range of up to 3 kilometers. The complex can be equipped with a special drone with a hanging net to capture small-sized enemy drones. The exact characteristics of the ZADS complex are unknown.

 

gelgoog

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Just look at their tank or airplane park. They mix and match vendors supposedly so they will have supply in case one of their vendors doesn't deliver. The Indians can't even agree on a single caliber for rifles. The INSAS uses 5.56mm NATO, and they recently built a factory to manufacture AK-203 rifles with 7.62mm Soviet. Kalashnikov has a 5.56mm NATO version of the rifle they sold to Indonesia for example. So it is not like they had to go with 7.62mm Soviet. But they just did.

Those more skeptical among us would claim this is just so their military procurement can collect graft from as many suppliers as possible.
 
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phrozenflame

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Kinda strange news given that India developed their own Kestrel 8x8. What a Stryker can do Kestrel cant ?
Interesting indeed, they've built 12 Kestrels in 10 years.

They also have Ahbay IFV under design and development since 1990s.

I guess the whole 'Make in India' and several other half-assed projects sealed with approval of Jai-Hind media like Arjunk, LCA etc must be creating a lot of frustration somewhere leading to these Stryker, Rafale etc decisions.
 

Soldier30

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The Armenian Army purchased Indian 155-mm MArG howitzers manufactured by Bharat Forge. The MarG wheeled self-propelled gun was developed by Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited and was first shown in 2021. The MArG self-propelled gun is equipped with a 155 mm gun with a barrel length of 39 calibers and mounted on a 4 = 4 vehicle. The MarG self-propelled gun is equipped with an armored cabin for a crew of five and has a modern fire control system. It is stated that the MArG 155-BR self-propelled gun is capable of conducting long-term fire with a rate of fire of 42 rounds in 60 minutes. In intensive fire mode, the rate of fire of the self-propelled gun is 12 shots in three minutes. The firing range of the self-propelled gun is up to 24 kilometers, the transportable ammunition load is 18 shells. The time to bring the self-propelled gun into combat position is up to 2 minutes. The weight of the MarG self-propelled gun is 18 tons.

 

Pataliputra

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While depending on the USA for fighter jet engines poses a risk during sanctions, procuring additional engines and spare parts beforehand can ensure the continuous operation of Indian fighter jets for the next decade. By that time, India's indigenous Kaveri engine might be refined to replace the existing American engine in Tejas, or an entirely new engine might be developed.
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Kaveri Engine
 

Soldier30

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew on the Indian-made Tejas multirole fighter aircraft. The flight took place during his visit to the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. in Bangalore, which produces a light multi-role fighter. The Tejas fighter was developed in 2001 and is equipped with engines jointly developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and General Electric USA; Israeli specialists also took part in the development of the aircraft. All airframe elements are manufactured in India. The Indian Air Force is expected to receive a total of 123 aircraft. The rate of their production is stated at 20 aircraft per year. The Tejas aircraft costs $26 million.

 

Atomicfrog

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew on the Indian-made Tejas multirole fighter aircraft. The flight took place during his visit to the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. in Bangalore, which produces a light multi-role fighter. The Tejas fighter was developed in 2001 and is equipped with engines jointly developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and General Electric USA; Israeli specialists also took part in the development of the aircraft. All airframe elements are manufactured in India. The Indian Air Force is expected to receive a total of 123 aircraft. The rate of their production is stated at 20 aircraft per year. The Tejas aircraft costs $26 million.

Don't know why they don't built 50 a year...and buy 250. It would build up their industry and give a lot more weight on developing an indigenous engine for it. It's clearly not a top of the line fighter but it's still a descent light fighter. Tejas MK2 need to hatch soon if they just build a handfull of these.
 
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