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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 Secures Defense Ministry Contract for Surveillance Drones (Indian Defence News)

In a groundbreaking development, IG Drones, a leading drone company in India renowned for its expertise in drone surveying, mapping, and inspection services, has secured a substantial order from the Defence Ministry. The company has chosen not to disclose the specific amount of the contract, which is earmarked for the supply of state-of-the-art surveillance drones to fortify the capabilities of the Indian Army. 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

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

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

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

Indian Air Force Unveils Indigenous Samar-2 Missile System Re-Purposing Old Russian R-27 Missiles (Indian Defence News)

Air Marshal Vibhas Pande emphasizes that SAMAR-2 marks a significant leap forward, showcasing the IAF’s prowess in maximizing the utility of expiring missiles by integrating them into a potent air defense system. The endeavor is a testament to the IAF’s commitment to strengthening its air defense capabilities through in-house development and collaboration with the industry.

Indian Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Secures Palau-Flagged Cargo Vessel After Missile Attack In Gulf Of Aden

In a significant operation, the Indian Navy’s destroyer, mission deployed in the Gulf of Aden for maritime security operations, arrived at the scene on February 22 to assist the MV Islander, which had caught fire following a missile attack by Houthi militants. The US military’s Central Command reported that two anti-ship ballistic missiles were fired

Air Force Chief Announces Groundbreaking Deal With L&T For Next-Gen Radars At Maharashtra Defence Expo (Indian Defence News)

During his visit to the Maharashtra MSME Defence Expo in Pune, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary made a significant announcement, stating that the Indian Air Force is set to enter into a groundbreaking deal with L&T in the coming days. The deal aims to introduce cutting-edge technologies and superior-quality radars, marking a pivotal shift from

Drdo Chief Applauds Government’s Commitment, Declares ‘Make In India’ Success In Defence Sector (Indian Defense News)

During the Firstpost Defence Summit 2024, DRDO Chairman Samir V Kamat lauded the Indian government’s unwavering commitment to fostering self-reliance in defence production, leading to remarkable progress in the sector. Addressing the success story of ‘Make in India,’ Kamat emphasized the crucial role played by the government’s determination to achieve ‘Aatmanirbharta’ (self-reliance). He highlighted the

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