Snipers Only Shoot to Kill

Indian forces have traditionally neglected the sophisticated weapons, but the Army, ITBP, and NSG are seeking to swiftly acquire them before the end-December deadline foreclosing the import of sniper rifles kicks in. Representative image of a sniper. Chandigarh: Sniping is a highly-skilled, precision killing business for most armed forces, but one that has been employed desultorily by India’s military, and even ...

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After Chinese Aggression, India Goes on Fast-Track Defence Equipment Import Spree

The government has invoked the fast track procedure for military procurements worth Rs 10,000 crore in the recent months, primarily from France, Israel, Russia and the United States, to prepare for any eventuality. An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir’s Ganderbal district June 18, 2020. Chandigarh: The enduring military challenge India faces from China’s ...

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Defence Ministry’s Revocation of CQB Carbines Tender Leaves Indian Army in the Lurch

The continually-deferred fast track procurement of close quarter battle carbines for an estimated $110 million from Caracal International of the UAE has been called off. Indian soldiers stand in a formation after disembarking from a military transport plane at a forward airbase in Leh, in the Ladakh region, September 15, 2020.  Chandigarh: The recent revocation by India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) ...

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