Cutting-Edge Assault Capability: Indian Army Inducts Locally-Made Modular Bridge (Indian Defense News)

The Indian Army marks a technological leap with the induction of a 46-meter indigenous modular bridge, designed and manufactured by DRDO and produced by Larsen & Toubro (L&T). Valued at ₹2,585 crore, this strategically vital addition enhances the Army’s bridging capabilities, demonstrating India’s prowess in advanced military equipment and commitment to self-reliance in defence production. Indian Defense News

IG Drones Lands ₹120 Crore Defence Ministry Contract for Surveillance Drones (Indian Defence News)

India’s prominent drone company, IG Drones, clinches a substantial ₹120 crore order from the Defence Ministry to provide cutting-edge surveillance drones for the Indian Army. This strategic move solidifies IG Drones’ prowess in the drone technology domain, marking a significant leap in bolstering national security capabilities. The contract, focused on border security, reconnaissance, and anti-terror operations, is slated for completion by the end of 2024. Indian Defence News

French and Indian Army Chiefs Confer on Enhanced Military Collaboration (Indian Defense News)

The French Army Chief, General Pierre Schill, engages in high-level talks with Army Chief General Manoj Pande to bolster military cooperation between the two nations. General Schill’s three-day visit includes homage-paying ceremonies, Guard of Honour, and discussions on strategic collaboration. The visit underscores the enduring bond between France and India, emphasizing their joint commitment to regional stability and global security. Indian Defense News

Prime Minister Unveils Gaganyaan Team: Four Astronauts Set for Historic Indian Space Mission (Indian Defence News)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reveals the chosen astronauts for India’s Gaganyaan mission during his visit to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. Group Captains Prashanth Balakrishnan Nair, Angad Prathap, Ajit Krishnan, and Wing Commander Shubanshu Shukla have been selected for extensive training in Russia and ISRO centers, marking a historic leap in India’s space exploration journey. Modi also inaugurates key space projects and envisions India as a global commercial hub for space operations in the next decade. Indian Defence News

Government Extends Ban on ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ for 5 More Years Under UAPA (Indian Defence News)

Indian government, led by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, extends the ban on ‘Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir’ for an additional five years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The move, aimed at curbing terrorism and separatism, reflects the government’s commitment to zero tolerance against threats to national security and sovereignty. The decision comes after recent NIA raids targeting the proscribed JeI in a terror funding case. Indian Defence News

ISRO’s Strides in Space Exploration: Semi-Cryogenic Engine Facility Unveiled at Mahendragiri (Indian Defense News)

ISRO unveils the Semi-Cryogenic Integrated Engine and Stage Test facility at Mahendragiri, a groundbreaking step in developing a robust semi-cryogenic engine for Indian launch vehicles. The facility, equipped for simultaneous engine and stage development, marks a significant leap in ISRO’s journey towards self-reliance in space propulsion technology.

Indigenous Modular Bridge Boosts Indian Army’s Bridging Capabilities (Indian Defence News)

The Indian Army celebrates the induction of a 46-meter indigenous modular bridge designed by DRDO and produced by L&T, marking a significant leap in bridging capabilities. The mechanized single-span assault bridge, valued at ₹2,585 crore, is set to replace the manually-launched medium girder bridges, aligning with India’s commitment to “Aatmanirbhar Bharat.” Indian Defence News

Astra: India’s BVRAAM Takes Aim at Global Market, Su-30 Operators Eye First Deals (Indian Defence News)

India’s indigenously developed Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) is making waves in the defense export arena, with Su-30 fighter jet operator countries emerging as potential early adopters. This development marks a significant milestone for India’s aspirations to become a major player in the global arms market. Astra’s Advantages: Developed by the Defence Research

55-Ton Weight Limit: A Hurdle in India’s FRCV Procurement Race?

The Indian Army’s ambitious plan to replace its aging fleet of T-72 tanks with 1,700 Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCVs) has been met with a significant challenge: the 55-ton weight limit. This restriction, with a +/- 5% tolerance, has sparked debate and potentially limited the pool of contenders in the upcoming procurement process. Why is

Maharashtra’s Aerospace and Defence Landscape Set for a Revamp: Four New Defence Clusters Unveiled (Indian Defence News)

In a significant development, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Saturday that Maharashtra is gearing up for a substantial overhaul of its aerospace and defence manufacturing policy, initially implemented in 2017. The unveiling took place during the MSME Defence Expo in Pune, where Industries Minister Uday Samant shared insights into the state’s strategic initiatives

₹3 Lakh Crore Annual Defence Production & ₹50,000 Crore Exports Expected By 2028-29, Affirms Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (Indian Defence News)

In a significant address at a Defence Summit held in New Delhi on February 24, 2024, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh highlighted the government’s commitment to achieving ₹3 lakh crore in annual defence production and ₹50,000 crore in exports by 2028-29. Singh emphasized the shift towards long-term gains and self-reliance in the defence sector as key

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