List of equipment of the Indian Army

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This is a list of some of the present equipment used by the Indian Army. Most of the army equipment is of foreign design and produced under licence in India but efforts are on to progressively design and manufacture equipment locally. The 41 Indian Ordnance Factories under control of Ordnance Factories Board manufacture most of the Army equipment like small arms, ammunition, combat vehicles, artillery, tanks etc.

Infantry weapons[edit]

Small arms[edit]

Name Weapon Type Caliber Origin Country Notes
Handguns
Pistol Auto 9mm 1A Pistol Auto 9mm 1A Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  India Status: In service, as standard side-arm of the Indian Army, manufactured under license by OFB, used by special forces in small numbers
Smith & Wesson M&P bprder Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  United States Status: In service, used by special forces
Glock Glock 17 Gen 5 French Armed Forces standard version.jpg Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Austria Status: In service, as Standard Special Forces pistol
SIG Sauer P226[1] SIGSauerP226.JPG Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Germany Status: In service, used by some units and mainly by Special Forces
FN Five-seven FN5701.jpg Semi-automatic pistol FN 5.7×28mm  Belgium Status: In service, used by SPG
Beretta 92FS Beretta-92FS.jpg Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Italy Status: In service, used by special forces in small numbers.
Beretta Px4 Strom bprder Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Italy Status: In service used by Para Special Forces
Shotgun
12 Bore PAG Shotgun Mossberg 590.jpg Pump action 12-gauge shotgun  India Status: In service
Franchi SPAS-15 SPAS15.jpg Combat shotgun 12-gauge shotgun  Italy Status: In service, used by special forces, including NSG
Multi Grenade Launcher (MGL) WLUS (12).jpg Combat shotgun Grenade launcher 12 gauge
20 gauge
28 gauge
32 gauge
.410 bore
 India Status: In service used by special forces
SMGs
IWI Tavor X95 SMG Tavor X-95S-SMG (7321761154).jpg Submachine gun and bullpup rifle 9×19mm Parabellum  Israel Status: In service, 9mm variant are in service since 2011
SIG MPX SIG SAUR MPX.jpg Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum  United States Status: In service with NSG
Heckler & Koch MP5 MP5 Submachine Gun Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum  Germany Status: In service, used by Special Forces
Micro-Uzi Micro-Uzi Machine pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Israel Status: In service, used by Special Forces. Micro-Uzi variant in used[2]
Brügger & Thomet MP9 MP9 machine pistol Machine pistol 9×19mm Parabellum   Switzerland Status: In service, used by Ghatak Force[3]
FN P90 P90--.png Submachine gun FN 5.7×28mm  Belgium Status: In service,used by SFF, NSG and SPG
Beretta Cx4 Storm CX4 Sideview.png Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum  Italy Status:In service,used by BSF[4] and ITBP
SAF Carbine 2A1 SAF Carbine 2A1 Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum  India
 United Kingdom
Status: To be replaced, all the remaining SAF Carbine to be replaced by indigenously built close quarter MSMC[5]
Assault rifles
SIG-716 i SIG SG 516 14.5″.jpg Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  United States Status: In service,

72,400 units of SIG716 i model in service. A second batch for 72,000 units are on order.[6][7]

AK-203 Ak203 india.jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  Russia
 India
Status: On Order.

Will be the standard weapon of Indian Army. 750,000 rifles to be manufactured locally by OFB. Final agreement done, production to start in December 2020[8]

AK-103 AK-103 Assault Rifle Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  Russia Status: In service, used by the Indian Police, Army, Paramilitary including special forces MARCOS, GARUD, GHATAK, and NSG
FN SCAR Scar L Standard.jpg Assault rifle
Battle rifle
5.56×45mm NATO and 7.62x51mm NATO  Belgium Status: In service, used by special forces including NSG, Para SF, MARCOS and SFF
FN F2000 FN F2000S.JPG Bullpup Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  Belgium Status: In service,used by special forces including NSG and SPG
IMI Tavor TAR-21 IMI Tavor Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  Israel Status: In service, Standard Special Forces assault rifle[9][10]
FN FAL FN-FAL belgian noBG.png Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium Status:Completely phased out,But still it had been used as a DMR.
Beretta AR70/90 Scheda2c.JPG Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  Italy Status: In service,used by Special forces
SIG SG 550 Stgw 90.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO   Switzerland Status: In service, used by NSG
Trichy assault rifle(TAR) Trichy.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  India Status: In service
IMI Galil Vektor LM5 Feb 2008.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  Israel Status: In service, used by Para SF
M16 rifle The M16A4 Series 5.56mm Rifle.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  United States Status: In service, used by special forces
M4A1 Carbine M4A1 Assault Rifle Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  United States Status: In service, used by special forces, including PARA SF and Ghatak SF and MARCOS
T91 assault rifle T91 assault rifle.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  Taiwan Status: In service, 1000+ unit of this rifle were bought
Steyr AUG AUG A1 508mm 04.jpg Assault rifle
Submachine gun
5.56×45mm NATO
9×19mm Parabellum(SMG variant)
 Austria Status: In service, used in small numbers by special forces
AR-M1 Returning fire (5198239646).jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  Bulgaria Status: In service, used in a small numbers
AKM AKM automatkarbin, Ryssland - 7,62x39mm - Armémuseum.jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  Soviet Union Status: In service, used by the Army
1B1 INSAS INSAS 1B1 Assault Rifle Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  India Status: In service (To be replaced), Standard assault rifle of the Indian Army. To be replaced by AK-203 and SIG-716 i
Excalibur rifle Amogh & Excalibur.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  India Status: In service, used along with INSAS rifles
Amogh carbine AMOGH - Carbine.JPG Carbine Assault rifle 5.56×30mm MINSAS  India Status: In service, used by Indian coast guard
AK-63 GP WASR-10 63 in After Market Tactical Setup.jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  Hungary Status: In service, used in small numbers
Vz. 58 Sa 58-JH04.jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  Czechoslovakia Status: In service, used by the army in small numbers
Mpi-KmS 72 MPi-Km 72.jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  East Germany Status: In service, used by the army in small numbers
APS underwater rifle APS underwater rifle REMOV.jpg Underwater Assault rifle 5.66×39mm MPS with 5.66×120mm steel darts and tracer MPST  Soviet Union Status: In service, used by the special forces in small numbers
Sniper rifles
Dragunov SVD Dargunov Sniper Rifle Designated marksman rifle
Sniper rifle
7.62×54mmR  Soviet Union
 India
Status: In service, Standard Designated Marksman rifle (DMR). To be replaced by a 7.62mm NATO DMR under the Army modernisation plan[11]
VSS Vintorez Vss vintorez 01.jpeg Designated marksman rifle 9×39mm  Soviet Union Status: In service
VSK-94 VSK-94-removebg-preview.png Designated marksman rifle 9×39mm  Soviet Union Status: In service, used by special forces
INSAS DMR INSAS rifle (Browngirl06).jpg Designated marksman rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  India Status: In service, used by army in small numbers
Steyr SSG 69 Sniper Rifle Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Austria Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle
Heckler & Koch PSG1 Sniper Rifle Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany Status: In service, Standard semi-automatic sniper rifle used by Indian Army, NSG, MARCOS.
Mauser SP66 Sniper Rifle Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle
Tikka T3 Tikka T3 02.01.2008 11-41-55 3156x2128.JPG Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm  Finland Status: In service, used by army in small numbers
SIG Sauer SSG 3000 Sniper Rifle Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle
IMI Galil 7.62 Sniper Galil Sniper Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Israel Status: In service used by Indian Army Special Forces snipers
Barrett Model 98B Barrett M98B.jpg Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum  United States Status: In service, used by Special Forces including NSG
Sako TRG Sako TRG-42 2.jpg Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum  Finland Status: In service, 40-50 units ordered, used by Para SF[12][13][14]
Beretta Scorpio TGT CheyTacIntervention.jpg Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum  Italy Status: In service[12]
Barrett M95 Barrett M95SP.jpg Anti-material rifle .50 BMG  United States Status: In service, Small numbers used in anti-sniping role[12]
Vidhwansak NTW-20 rifle (top).jpg Anti-materiel rifle 12.7×108mm, 20x82mm  India Status: In service
Denel NTW-20 NTW-20 rifle.jpg Anti-material rifle 14.5×114mm, 20×82mm and 20×110mm Hispano-Suiza  South Africa Status: In service, 400 in service
SC-76 Thunderbolt Rangemaster .50 tactical rifle.jpg Sniper rifle .50 BMG  United Kingdom Status: In service,used by NSG
OSV-96 ОСВ-96 12,7-мм снайперская винтовка - МАКС-2009 01.jpg Anti-material rifle 12.7×108mm  Soviet Union Status: In service
Barrett M82 M82A1 barrett.jpeg Anti-material rifle .50 BMG .416 Barrett  United States Status: In service,used by special forces
Machine Guns
INSAS LMG INSAS LMG Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO  India Status: In service (To be phased out), Standard Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of the Indian Army, Light machine gun derivative of the INSAS assault rifle. Contract signed in 2020 to replace INSAS LMG by IWI Negev Ng7
FN Minimi FN MINIMI Standard Right.jpg Light machine gun 5.56x45mm NATO  Belgium Status: In service, used mainly by the NSG
M249 M249 Light machine gun 5.56x45mm NATO  Belgium
 United States
Status: In service, used mainly by the NSG and small amount is used by some units of Para (SF)
IMI Negev IWI-Negev-Zachi-Evenor-01-white.jpg Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO  Israel Status: In service, Standard Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of special forces, especially Para (SF)
IMI Negev Ng7 NegevILMachinegun.jpg Medium machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO  Israel Status: In Service, All 16,479 are scheduled delivered in june-2021.[15] Ng7 will replace all the Gun Machine 7.62MM IA still left and all the INSAS LMG.
Gun Machine 7.62MM IA Machinegun 7.62 MM IA Medium machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO  India Status: Being phased out, small number of them have still left out but soon to be replaced by IWI Negev Ng7 as per the contract signed in 2020
MG 2A1
MG 5A
MG 6A
FN MAG white background.jpg General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium
 India
Status: In service, Standard section-Medium Machine Gun for infantry battalions, Indian-made MAG 58 version. Also in service as the MG 5A (Co-axial) and MG 6A (Commander's gun) with some armoured vehicles
Mk 48 machine gun Mk 48 PEO Soldier.jpg General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium
 United States
Status: In service, 715 on order for Para (SF)[16]
PKM 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG General-purpose machine gun 7.62×54mmR  Soviet Union Status: In service, PK machine guns used as co-axial in Russian produced T-90S Bhishma, T-72M Ajeya and BMP-2S Sarath and used as general-purpose machine gun. Also used by Special Forces as section LMG
Uk vz. 59 UK vz.59.jpg General-purpose machine gun 7.62×54mmR  Czechoslovakia Status: In service in Small numbers, used by Para SF and SFF
M134 Minigun Royal Navy Minigun.jpg Heavy machine gun 7.62×51mm  United States Status: In service, used in helicopters.
M2 Browning M2 Browning, Musée de l'Armée.jpg Heavy machine gun .50 BMG  United States Status: In service, M2HB variant in service, used in small numbers[17]
NSV NSV machine gun-01.jpg Heavy machine gun 12.7×108mm  Soviet Union Status: In service, used as secondary weapon on T-72 and T-90 tanks
KPV ZPU-1 in Iraq, 2003.JPEG Heavy machine gun 14.5×114 mm  Soviet Union Status: In service, Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli, used in small numbers
Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials
JVPC MSMC - Modern Sub Machine Carbine.jpg Submachine gun 5.56×30mm MINSAS  India Status: Undergoing trial The SMG is expected to replace all SAF Carbine 2A1 left in service.[18]
ASMI DRDO ASMI.jpg Machine pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  India Status: Undergoing trial[19]

Explosives, rockets, and mortars[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Multi Mode Grenade Shivalik DM51 Transportkoffer.JPG Hand grenade 2,000,000+[20]  India Status: In service. Standard grenade of the Indian Army. This modular grenade is available in Hand mode offensive, hand mode defensive and rifle mode. Types can be interchanged by changing outer sleeve.[21][22]
Grenade 36mm N°5-MkII N°23-MkII N°36-MkI.jpg Hand grenade  India Fragmentation grenade which can be hand-thrown or rifle-launched from 1A SLR.
GP-25 GP-25 at Tula State Museum of Weapons.jpg Grenade launcher (40mm)  Soviet Union Attached to AKM and AK-103 assault rifles.
AGS-30 Atlant Interpolitex 2011 (405-40).jpg Automatic grenade launcher (30mm)  Russia
 India
Replacing the AGS-17 and being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli.
AGS-17 Plamya 30-мм автоматический гранатомет АГС-17 Пламя.jpg Automatic grenade launcher (30mm)  Soviet Union Status: In service. Standard automatic grenade launcher, used as fire support weapon in infantry formations.
Multi Grenade Launcher 40mm Milkor MGL.jpg Multi grenade launcher (40mm)  India Status: In service. Semi automatic six shot 40mm x 46mm low velocity grenade launcher. Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli.[23]
RCL Mk II Carl Gustav recoilless rifle.jpg Recoilless rifle (84mm)  Sweden Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle produced by OFB.
RCL Mk III M3E1.jpg Recoilless rifle (84mm)  Sweden Lighter, updated version of the RCL Mk II produced by OFB.
M-40A1 Land Rover Series 2A SWB with 106mm M40A2 recoilless rifle (5636779829).jpg Recoilless rifle (106mm) 13000+  United States
RPG-7 RPG-7 detached.jpg Rocket launcher  Soviet Union Locally manufactured by Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli
RPG-22 RPG-22 at exhibition «Presence».png Rocket launcher (72.5mm)  Soviet Union Status: In service.
B-300 Shipon Shipon001.jpg Rocket launcher (82mm)  Israel For use by Special Forces. Specially Marcos and Para (SF).
C90-CR (M3) C-90.jpg Rocket launcher (90mm)  Spain In use with the infantry units. C-90-CR-RB (M3) variant only.
RPO-A Shmel
RPO-A missile and launcher.jpg
Rocket launcher (93mm)  Russia
OFB E1 51mm LGI entrainement.jpg Mortar  India Used by assault sections of infantry formations.
OFB E1 81mm 81mmMORT L16.png Mortar 5000+  India Used by mortar platoons of infantry formations.
OFB E1 120mm 2S12 Sani (heavy mortar system).jpg Mortar  India

Vehicles[edit]

Armoured combat vehicles[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Tanks (Total: 5000)
Arjun Arjun MBT bump track test 2.JPG Main battle tank 124 (Mk1)
 India In service.124 Arjun Mk1 currently in service with additional 118 Mk1A on order. There are 71 additional upgrades in Mk.1A over Mk.1.[24][25][26][27]
Arjun Mk.1 Alpha tank.jpg 118 (Mk.1A)
T-90S "Bhishma"
T-90M
Indian Army T-90.jpg Main battle tank 2078 (T90S/M) / 464 T90MS on order.  Russia
 India
In service. Initial contract for 310 "T-90S" signed in 2001. Another contract signed on 26 October 2006 for 347 T-90M MBTs. A third contract was signed in December 2007 for 1000 upgraded T-90M. In all, India plans to have over 2000+ T-90 tanks in service by mid of 2020.[28] A contract for additional 464 T-90MS was placed in November 2019.[29][30]
T-72 Ajeya
Combat Improved Ajeya
T-72 Ajeya1.jpg Main battle tank 2410[31][32]  Soviet Union
 Poland
 India
In service. 968 T72M1 have been upgraded by Heavy Vehicles Factory, while requests for proposal for upgrading approximately 1,000 other T-72's have been sent to various firms in Israel, Russia, Poland and France.[citation needed]. Ajeya-M2 Standard equivalent to the Polish PT-91 Twardy. Manufactured locally in India. Will be replaced by Future Ready Combat Vehicle.[33]
Infantry fighting vehicles
BMP-2 "Sarath" Indian Army BMP-2.jpg Infantry fighting vehicle 2500[34]  Soviet Union
 India
In service. Being modernised with TISAS (Thermal Imaging Stand Alone Sights), better fire control, and more modern ATGM armament (Konkurs M). BMP-1 has been phased out and the upgraded BMP-2 is BMP-2M with two thermobaric missiles and two tandem warhead Konkurs missiles. It also has an integrated TI sight, an LRF, and has an AGL mounted on the turret which is also stabilised in the horizontal plane. 100 upgraded each year. To enhance the rate to 125 a year.[35] Currently ~2500 are in active service.[35] Manufactured locally in India by Ordnance Factory Medak. All BMP-2/2K vehicles are to be upgraded to BMP-2M standard.[36]
Armoured personnel carriers
Kalyani Group M4 Armoured personnel carrier  India On Order. A order worth Rs 177.95 crore has been given to Kalyani Group for undisclosed number of M4.[37][38][39]
TATA Kestrel Armoured personnel carrier  India In Service. Small number posted at Indo-pak border for testing. Total 200 planned.
BTR-50 BTR-50-latrun-1-2.jpg Armoured personnel carrier 100+  Soviet Union In Service. Total 200 in service.
Mahindra Straton Plus Armoured personnel carrier  India In Service. Used by UN Peace keeping force.[40]
Tank destroyers
NAMICA Nag with NAMICA Defexpo-2008.JPG Tank destroyer  India Ordered. BMP-2 based Nag missile carrier. Advanced version on order after a successful trial in July 2012. 13 units ordered with an option for further orders of up to 200. Production started jointly by Ordnance Factory Medak and L&T.
9P148 BRDM-2 Anti-tank vehicle.jpg Tank destroyer  Soviet Union
Reconnaissance vehicles
CMT The Carrier Mortar Tracked Vehicle gliding down the Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade - 2006, in New Delhi on January 26, 2006.jpg Mortar carrier 219  India In service. BMP-2 based mortar carrier. Developed by CVRDE and manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak.
ICV The ICV COMN VEH passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2010, in New Delhi on January 23, 2010.jpg Communication vehicle  India BMP-2 based communication vehicle.
NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle CBRN Recce vehicle during Republic Day Parade 2017.jpg CRBN reconnaissance vehicle 16  India In service. BMP-2 based CRBN developed by CVRDE and produced by Ordnance Factory Medak.[41]
DRDO Armoured Ambulance Armoured Ambulance Tracked Vehicle passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2013, in New Delhi on January 23, 2013.jpg Armoured ambulance 162[42]  India In service. BMP-2 based armoured ambulance developed by CVRDE and produced by Ordnance Factory Medak, 288 ordered.

Mine protected, clearing and laying[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
OFB Aditya Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ)'s Mine Protected Vehicle.jpg MRAP 1300+  India Status: In service. Based on Casspir. 1400 to be produced. 20/month manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak and Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.
Casspir[43] Mechem Casspir Mk II (9686200019).jpg MRAP 165[44]  South Africa Status: In service.
Hydrema The Hydrema Demining Vehicle gliding down the Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade - 2006, in New Delhi on January 26, 2006 (1).jpg Mine clearing vehicle 24[44]  Denmark
 India
Status: In service. Manufactured locally by OFB India
Sarath Surface Mine Clearing System on Sarath manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak.jpg Mine plow  India Status: In service.
T-72 FWMP T-72 FWMP.jpg Mine plow  Soviet Union
 India
Status: In service.

Light utility and armoured vehicles[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Mahindra Armored Light Specialist Vehicle Light armored utility vehicle  India On Order. 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles ordered worth 1,056 crore. To be delivered by 2024.[45]
Maruti Gypsy Maruti Gypsy IndArmy.jpg Light utility vehicle 31,100  India
 Japan
Additional 541 ordered in July 2020.[46]
To be replaced by Tata Safari Storme.[47]
Mahindra 550 DXB Mahindra.jpg Light utility vehicle  India Used as troop carrier
Mahindra Bolero Mahindra Bolero ZLX.jpg Light utility vehicle  India Used as troop carrier
Tata Safari Storme TATA safari STORME 4*4.jpg Light utility vehicle 1500+[48]  India 3193 units ordered in May 2017.[49] GS800 category.
To replace Maruti Gypsy.[47]
Tata Xenon Tata Xenon.JPG Light utility vehicle  India Light pick-up truck for troop carrier
Mahindra Rakshak Rakshak.JPG Light armoured utility vehicle  India All Units will be replaced by Mahindra ASLV till 2024. Bulletproof vehicle with composite armour which offers protection against 7.62 mm bullets.[50][51][52]
Force Gurkha Light strike vehicle  India Ordered in May 2018[53][54]
Tata 407 Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ)'s Bullet Proof 407.jpg Tactical mobility vehicle  India Troop carrier
Royal Enfield Bullet 350/500 Royal Enfield modified standard 350, black modified.jpg Motorcycle  India Used by Corps of Military police and Acrobatic team

Goods and field transport vehicles[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Swaraj Mazda T3500 Swaraj Mazda T3500.jpg Light 4x4 truck 200+  India In service from 1996. 2.5 Ton truck
Tata LPTA 713 TC 2.5 ton (2).jpg Light 4x4 truck  India 2.5 Ton truck. Manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.
Ashok Leyland Topchi Light 4x4 truck  India 3 Ton truck. Gun towing vehicle
Isuzu F-Series Isuzu Plaza Isuzu Forward TKG-FRR.jpg Medium 4x4 truck  Japan 7 Ton truck
Ashok Leyland Stallion Mk III/Mk IV Stallion Indian Army.jpg Medium 4x4
6x6 truck
60,000  India 5-8 Ton trucks, in a wide range of configurations manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.
KrAZ-6322 KrAZ-6322 Border Guard Ukraine.jpg Medium/heavy 6x6 utility truck  Ukraine 12-13 ton truck
Tata LPTA 2038 HMV INDIAN ARMY TATA LPTA 2038C.jpg Medium/heavy 6x6 high mobility truck  India 1858 units on order.[55] To augment and replace older BEML Tatra 6x6 fleet.
Ashok Leyland Super Stallion Ashok Leyland Stallion 6X6 (9686037415).jpg Medium/heavy 6x6
8x8
10x10 truck
 India [56] 10, 12 and 15 Ton trucks.
BEML Tatra Know Your Army Jalandhar 2009-83.jpg Medium/heavy 6x6
8x8
10x10
12x12 truck
7000[57]  India
 Czechoslovakia
License produced Tatra Force heavy truck. Various models. Used for carrying sensitive equipment like Radars as well as vehicle for Pinaka and Smerch MBRL systems. Its entire 6x6 fleet will be replaced by Tata LPTA 2038 HMV.
BEML Tatra Mobile Decontamination Vehicle Haavy ballistic launcher at Indian Army Aviation Corps and Air Defence Arty Joint Display Ex.jpg Mobile decontamination vehicle 8x8
10x10
 India
Volvo FH-12 Agni-V missile during rehearsal of Republic Day Parade 2013.jpg Missile tractor 6x6
8x8
 Sweden
Tata Prima 4038S/4938S Tata Prima Modified (crop).jpg Artillery tractor 6x6  India
Ashok Leland Super Stallion FAT Le1s 20180228-142634-1-1.jpg Artillery tractor 6x6 450  India [56]
Tata LPTA 1615 TC TATA LPTA 1615 TC.jpg Artillery tractor 4x2  India
Tata 1210 Field Artillery Tractor INDIAN ARMY TATA 1210 FIELD ARTILLERY TRACTOR.jpg Field artillery tractor and gun towed carrier  India
Sisu Nasu Tracked transport vehicle Sisu NA 110.JPG All-terrain transport vehicle  Finland
Tata LP 1512 C INDIAN ARMY TATA 1512 C BUS.jpg Army school bus/staff bus  India
Tata Crash Fire Tender Fire Tender 6x6  India

Staff transport[edit]

Name Image Quantity Origin Notes
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Suzuki Ciaz.jpg  India
 Japan
Used by Army to ferry senior officers
Toyota Innova 2017 Toyota Kijang Innova 2.4 V wagon (GUN142R; 01-12-2019), South Tangerang.jpg  Japan
 India
Used by Army to ferry senior officers
Mahindra Scorpio Mahindra Goa 5door in Avellino.JPG  India Staff car used to ferry senior officials as well as armoured version used as troop carrier
Tata Sumo Tata Sumo EX 2.0 TDi 4x4 2001 (15260028476).jpg  India Staff car and also used as ambulance previously
Mitsubishi Pajero Mitsubishi Pajero 2004.jpg 12  Japan Deployed at the Indo-Chinese Border[58]

Engineering and support vehicles[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Light Recovery Vehicle Light recovery vehicle (4x4)  India Manufactured at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.
WZT-3M POL Warsaw WZT-3.jpg Armoured recovery vehicle 352[44]  Poland
 India
204 on order.[59] Assembled locally from kits and components produced in India.
WZT-2 Polish WZT-2.jpg Armoured recovery vehicle 222[44]  Poland
VT-72B ARV VT-72M4 CZ 001.JPG Armoured recovery vehicle 200+  Slovakia
 Poland
 India
Replacing the Vijayanta ARV
HRV AV 15 Heavy recovery vehicle  India Tatra truck chassis-based heavy recovery vehicle
Arjun ARRV Heavy recovery vehicle  India Arjun tank chassis-based heavy armored recovery and repair vehicle
AERV The AERV passing through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day Parade - 2005, in New Delhi on January 23, 2005.jpg Armoured engineering vehicle 16  India
 Soviet Union
BMP-2 based engineering and reconnaissance vehicle (Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle) being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.
AVTLR Armoured engineering vehicle  India
 Soviet Union
BMP-2 based with turret removed and bulldozer blade and other engineering equipment added (Armoured Vehicle Tracked Light Repair) and being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.[60]
T-72 BLT Bridge Layer Tank on Ajeya manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) of Ordnance Factory Board.jpg Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 18[citation needed]  India
 Soviet Union
Developed by CVRDE and manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory.
T-55 Kartik ABL MT-55 Militärtag - Uffenheim - 2015 .jpg Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 34[citation needed]  India
 Soviet Union
In service. Based on a Vijayanta chassis and manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory.
MT-55 Bridge Laying MT-55 Armoured Bridge layer - geograph.org.uk - 1806494.jpg Armoured vehicle-launched bridge  Soviet Union
 India
Based on T-55 tank
DRDO Sarvatra 15 Metre Sarvatra Bridging System passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2013, in New Delhi on January 23, 2013.jpg Truck-mounted, multi-span, mobile bridging system  India 8x8 truck-mounted bridging system[61][62]
DRDO AFFS The Amphibious floating bridge & Ferry System gliding down the Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade - 2006, in New Delhi on January 26, 2006.jpg Pontoon bridge  India Amphibious Floating Bridge and Ferry System (AFFS) developed by DRDO. The 10m x 3.6m x 4m vehicle can covert to a decked bridge of length 28.4 metres, in 9 min.
CL 70 Mat Ground Surfacing CL 70 Mat Ground Surfacing.jpg Truck-mounted mat ground surfacing  India Mounted on Tatra vehicle with automated laying and recovery has been developed for providing mobility in sandy and marshy terrain.[63]

Unmanned ground vehicle[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
DRDO Daksh Daksh.JPG Bomb disposal robot 200 + 50 newer version. Total 250.  India Status: In service. The Army has placed orders for 200 Dakshs.[64] Newer version is also been in service.[65]

Artillery[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Smerch 9K58 MBRL
Haavy ballistic launcher at Indian Army Aviation Corps and Air Defence Arty Joint Display Ex.jpg
Multiple rocket launcher 62 Batteries. Each Battery got 6 Launchers. Total 372 Launchers.  Russia Status: In service. 300 mm multiple rocket launch system.
Pinaka MBRL Pinaka.JPG Multiple rocket launcher 280 Mark 1 (50km) & 68 Mark 2 (90km) Launchers. Total 348 Launchers.  India In service (Mk1, 40-50 km range).
In service (Mk2, 90 km range).
Under Development (Mk3, 120 km range). 214 mm multiple rocket launch system. Replacing the 122 mm BM-21.[66] Being produced at a rate of 5000 missiles per year.[67] 3 more regiments of Pinaka Mark 1 & 6 more regiments of Pinaka Mark 2 on order to be produced by Larsen and Toubro and Tata.
BM-21 BM21 Indian Army.jpg Multiple rocket launcher Total 240 Launchers.  Soviet Union In service/ All 240 Units will be replaced by Pinaka Mark 1 MBRL till 2023. BM-21 is a 122 mm multiple rocket launch system. Its is upgraded indigenously & its firing range is extended up to 40KM by DRDO .
K9 Vajra-T Rajnath Singh in the K9 VAJRA-T on January 16, 2020.jpg 155 mm Self-propelled artillery 100[68]  South Korea
 India
In service. All 100 units were delivered with an option for an additional 2 regiments for high-altitude warfare, variant of K9 Thunder. Manufactured by Larsen & Toubro in India.[69][70]
OFB Dhanush howitzer Indian Army Aviation Corps and Air Defence Arty Joint Display Ex 2.jpg 155 mm/ 45 caliber Towed Howitzer 54  India In Service. 54 pieces delivered to the Army. Total 114 guns on order. Order may increase to 414.[71][72][73][74]
M777 howitzer M777 Light Towed Howitzer 1.jpg 155 mm Light Towed Howitzer 135[75]  United States In service. Total 145 ordered through FMS as of June 2016, 135 units have been delivered and are in service.[76]
Haubits FH77A/B Haubits 77BMK2.JPG 155 mm Howitzer 410[77]  Sweden In service. All will be replaced by end of 2025 with OFB Dhanush howitzer . 155 mm gun made by Bofors. 410 acquired from 1986 to 1991. To be replaced in near future by Dhanush howitzer.
M-46 Sharang M-46 Lutsk.jpg 130 mm /155 mm Field gun 900 + 200 Upgraded into Sharang. Total 1100.  Soviet Union
 Israel
In service. 180 M-46 130 mm howitzer guns were upgraded to 155 mm standard by Soltam in 2008.[78] 300 M-46 guns are to be upgraded by OFB to 155 mm/45 calibre.[78] These upgunned 155 mm M-46 guns developed by the OFB are referred to as "Sharang" guns.
D-30 Хаубица Д-30 122мм.jpg 122 mm Field gun 550  Soviet Union In service .
OFB Indian Field Gun Mk 1/2/3 Indian Army Aviation Corps and Air Defence Arty Joint Ex 3 (cropped).jpg 105 mm Field gun 1700  India In service. Being upgraded with digital FCS and INS, to extend the range up to 30 km with bleed base
OFB Light Field Gun Ranjit Lal Jetley at the Pragati Maidan Defence exhibition.jpg 105 mm Field gun 700+  India In service. 105mm gun. Ongoing upgrade.
Future procurements or currently under Army trials
DRDO Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) 155 mm/ 52 calibre Towed Gun 7  India Undergoing trials, DRDO conducted the first proof firing of armament for the ATAGS on 14 th July, 2016. 40 guns on order production will start soon. In August 2018, Defence Acquisition Council approved the procurement of 150 ATAGS with an estimated cost of 3,364.78 crore (US$470 million).[79]
Bharat-52 Bharat 52 small.jpg 155 mm Towed Howitzer 6  India Undergoing trials. Made by Kalyani Group. 400+ guns will be inducted in the near future.

Missile systems[edit]

Anti-tank guided missiles[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Spike SPIKE ATGM.jpg Anti-tank guided missile  Israel Status: Inducted. 400 missiles and 40+ launchers were inducted [80][81]
9M133 Kornet
(AT-14 Spriggan)
9M133 Kornet.JPG Anti-tank guided missile 3000  Russia Status: Inducted. Man portable and purchased with 250 launchers
9M119 Svir
(AT-11 Sniper)
9M119F1 Invar-M.jpg Anti-tank guided missile 25,000  Russia
 India
Status: Inducted. Bharat Dynamics Limited signed a contract with MOD for Invar anti-tank guided missiles on 19-Aug-2013.[82][83] It is reported that 10000 will be procured from Russia while BDL will manufacture 15,000.[84]
9M120 Ataka-V
(AT-9 Spiral-2)
Engineering Technologies 2010 Part7 0032 copy.jpg Anti-tank guided missile  Russia Status: Inducted.
9K114 Shturm
(AT-6 Spiral)
9M120 Ataka.jpg Anti-tank guided missile 800  Russia Status: Inducted.
9M113 Konkurs
(AT-5 Spandrel)
9M113 Konkurs (AT-5 Spandrel) Anti-tank guided missile 15,140  Russia
 India
Status: Inducted. For BMP-2 (IFV), manufactured locally in India. Total cost of the acquisition being ₹13.77 billion.[85]
MILAN 2T MILAN P1220770.jpg Anti-tank guided missile 34,000  France
 India
Status: Inducted. Man portable and purchased from France[86]
DhruvAstra ILA Berlin 2012 PD 017.JPG Air launched anti-tank missile  India Status: Completed user trials and Ready for Induction.[87]
Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials
MPATGM DRDO flight tests MPATGM in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh on September 11, 2019.jpg Anti-tank guided missile  India Status: Under development/Testing. Range of 2.5-2.8 km.[88]
SAMHO Cannon launched anti-tank guided missile  India Status: Under development/Testing. DRDO conducted two developmental tests on 22 September and 1 October 2020. More trials are scheduled on Q1 2021[89][90]

Air defence[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Air defence - anti-ballistic missile systems
Prithvi Air Defence A modified Prithvi missile as the enemy target lifting off from the integrated test range at Chandipur-on-sea for the advanced air defence missile test on December 06, 2007.jpg Surface-to-air missile
Ballistic missile defence system

100 Phase I & 500 Phase II

 India Status: Inducted. It was developed under Phase I (2000km) of Indian BMD Programme. Phase II (3000km) went into mass production in 2018, November. Till 2021, March around 500 Phase II TEL's were delivered. Each TEL's carry 1 Launcher & 1 Missile. 2000-3000 km operational range and flight ceiling of upto 80-110 km.
Prithvi Defence Vehicle Mark II DRDO's Ballistic Missile Defence interceptor being launched for an ASAT test on 27 March 2019.jpg Surface-to-air missile
Ballistic missile defence system/Anti-satellite weapon
 India Status: Prithvi BMD Mark2 Under development/Prithvi ASAT is inducted. Being developed under Mark 2 of Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme. 1500–2000 km operational range and flight ceiling of 150–200+ km for Prithvi BMD.
Advance Air Defence AAD Launch Crop.jpg Surface-to-air missile
Ballistic missile defence system
220+ TEL's. 20 regiments. 10-12 TEL's per regiment.  India Status: Inducted. It can be also used as anti-aircraft missile. 150-200 km operational range and flight ceiling of 30-35 km.
Air defence - anti-aircraft missile systems
S-400 Triumf S-400 Triumf launch vehicle.JPG Long-range mobile surface-to-air missile system 5 regiments. 24 TEL's per regiment.  Russia Status: On Order. includes 5 regiments, each regiment will have 24 launchers & 240 missiles. Total of 120 Launchers & 2400 Missiles are on order. Deliveries will be starting from the October-december 2021.[91] 400 km operational range.
Barak-8 Salon du Bourget 20090619 077.jpg Medium-range surface-to-air missile 5 regiments (40 TEL's per regiment)  India
 Israel
Status: Inducted. Medium range surface to air missile.[92] 120 km operational range and flight ceiling of 16 km.
SPYDER SPYDER.jpg Medium-range surface-to-air missile 18  Israel Status: Delivered. 18 SPYDER-MRs along with 750 Python-5 surface to air missiles (SAMs) and 750 Derby SAMs has been delivered. 50 km operational range and flight ceiling of 16 km.
Akash The 'Akash' super sonic cruise missile with a range of 25km, passes through the Rajpath during the 58th Republic Day Parade - 2007, in New Delhi on January 26, 2007.jpg Medium-range surface-to-air missile 13 squadrons (40 TEL's per squadron/ 3 missile per TEL). Total 520 TEL's.  India Status: Inducted. Indigenous surface-to-air missile to replace SA6. 2 regiments in service. Akash 1S tested with indigenous seeker. 40 km operational range and flight ceiling of 20 km. Akash NG with increased range of 70-80 km being tested.[93] Ordered for 2 additional regiments of Akash 1S was placed in May 2017.[94]
DRDO QRSAM Second test of DRDO QRSAM (cropped).jpg Short/medium-range surface-to-air missile 1 Sq Deployed  India Status: Inducted. 72 regiments planned for Plain & Mountain IBGs. Highly Effective SAM system. 30 km operational range and flight ceiling of 10 km
Kub (SA-6 Gainful) Sa6 1.jpg Surface-to-air missile 180 (as of 2012)  Soviet Union Status: To be replaced by Akash
9K33 Osa (SA-8 Gecko) Bulgarian SA-8.jpg 6x6 amphibious surface-to-air missile system 80  Russia Status: To be replaced by QRSAM
9K35 Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher) Strela 10.jpg Surface-to-air missile 250 (as of 2012)  Soviet Union Status: To be replaced by QRSAM
S-200 ZRK S-200V 2007 G1.jpg Surface-to-air missile  Soviet Union Status: Being phased out
Man-portable air-defense systems
9K38 Igla (SA-18) IGLA-S MANPADS at IDELF-2008.jpg Man-portable air-defense system 2500  Russia
FIM-92 Stinger 1-7 repels enemy assault at Lava Training Area 140203-M-OM885-094.jpg Man-portable air-defense system
air-to-air version
245  United States Status: Inducted. 245 Stinger with launchers inducted.[95]
Air defence - anti-aircraft gun systems
2K22 Tunguska[96] 2008 Moscow Victory Day Parade - 9K22 Tunguska.jpg Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon (2x30mm guns
Short-range SAMs)
66  Russia Status: In Service 2S6M variant in service with corps of air defence.[97]
ZSU-23-4M Shilka ZSU23-4 EP.jpg Anti-aircraft gun 75 (as of 2010)  Soviet Union Status: In Service. Upgraded.
Bofors L60 IWM Bofors L60 IWM England.jpg Anti-aircraft gun (40mm) 2,000+  Sweden Status: To be replaced by Sudarshan CIWS. Primary anti-aircraft gun of the Indian Army
ZSU-23-2 Zu-23 30 M1-3 - InnovationDay2013part1-40.jpg Anti-aircraft gun (2x23mm) 800  Soviet Union Status: To be replaced by Sudarshan CIWS. Twin 23mm AA gun
Sudarshan CIWS Close-in weapon system 1,000  India Status: Under Induction

Ballistic and cruise missiles[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Range
Prahaar Prahaar Missile.jpg Tactical ballistic missile Unknown  India Status: Inducted. 150–200 km range.
Prithvi-II The Prithvi Missile system of Indian Air Force gliding down the Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade - 2006, in New Delhi on January 26, 2006.jpg Short-range ballistic missile Unknown[44]  India Status: Inducted. 150–350 km range.
Prithvi-III Prithvi-II missile launch on 11 March 2011 (cropped).jpg Short-range ballistic missile Unknown  India Status: Inducted. 350–650 km range.
BrahMos Brahmos launcher Republic day.jpg Supersonic cruise missile 500+ TELs[68]  India
 Russia
Status: Inducted. 450 km+ range. Fastest operational supersonic cruise missile in the world. Actual numbers are Unknown.
Shaurya 'Shourya' missile test fired on November 12, 2008.jpg Hypersonic cruise missile Unknown  India Status: Inducted. 700–1900 km range.
Nirbhay Nirbhay missiles during Republic Day Parade 2018.jpg Subsonic cruise missile Unknown  India Status: Limited Deployment. 3 tests held in 2016. Nirbhay with BrahMos seeker launched. Indigenous Manik being tested [98] with 1,000–1500 km range.
Agni-I The Agni 1 Missile successfully launched from Island launch complex of Dhamra, Orissa on March 23, 2008.jpg Medium-range ballistic missile Unknown[44]  India Status: Inducted. 700–1250 km range.
Agni-II Agni-II missile (Republic Day Parade 2004).jpeg Medium-range ballistic missile Unknown[44]  India Status: Inducted. 2000–3500 km range.
Agni-III Agni-III Republic day.jpg Intermediate-range ballistic missile Unknown  India Status: Inducted. 3500–5000 km range.
Agni-IV Agni-IV A4.png Intermediate-range ballistic missile Unknown  India Status: Inducted. 4000–6000 km range.
Agni-V Agni-V missile during rehearsal of Republic Day Parade 2013.jpg Intercontinental ballistic missile Unknown  India Status: Inducted in 2014. 5000–8000 km range (was tested in April 2012 and September 2013. All successful launches[99])
Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials
Agni-VI Intercontinental ballistic missile  India Status: Under development. Expected range was 11,000–12,000 km range.
Surya missile Intercontinental ballistic missile  India Status: Speculated to be under development. Expected range 16000 km.

Aircraft[edit]

Helicopters (218)
Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Number Comment
HAL Light Combat Helicopter Light Combat Helicopter first flight.jpg  India Light attack helicopter Status: On order
97 are planned.[100]
Boeing AH-64 Apache Apache at Air Force Day Parade, at Air Force Station Hindan, in Ghaziabad (cropped).jpg  United States Heavy attack helicopter AH-64E Status: On Order
6 are on order.[101]
HAL Rudra Indian Army Rudra MK-IV.jpg  India Armed/Utility helicopter ALH-WSI 58[102] Status: In service
2 are on order.
HAL Dhruv Hindustan ALH Dhruv, India - Army AN1546730.jpg  India Utility helicopter MK1/MK2/MK3 141 Status: In service
63 are on order.[101]
HAL Light Utility Helicopter HAL - Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) (cropped).jpg  India Utility helicopter Status: On Order
6 are on order.[103]
HAL Cheetah Indian Army's HAL Cheetah at Leh cropped.JPG  India
 France
Utility helicopter
Utility helicopter
Counter-insurgency
Cheetah
Cheetal
Lancer
45 Status: In service. [101] To be replaced by Kamov Ka-226 and HAL Light Utility Helicopter.
HAL Chetak Indian army CHetak helicopter.jpg  India
 France
Utility helicopter 4[101] Status: In service. To be replaced by Kamov Ka-226 and HAL Light Utility Helicopter.
Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials
Kamov Ka-226 Kamov Ka-226 MAKS 2005.jpg  Russia
 India
Light utility helicopter Ka-226T Status: Planned[104]

Unmanned aerial vehicles[edit]

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Number Comment
IAI Searcher IAI-Searcher1.jpg  Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle Mk I / II 120+ [105][106]
IAI Heron Salon du Bourget 20090619 075.jpg  Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle Heron 1 4 additional Heron UAVs were leased from Israel on 10 February 2021.[107]
IdeaForge Switch  India Unmanned aerial vehicle [108]
Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials
TAPAS-BH-201 Rustom-2 Model.jpg  India Unmanned aerial vehicle Status: Under development/Undergoing trials. Final trials will resume in Q1 2021
DRDO Rustom Rustom prototype profile.JPG  India Unmanned combat aerial vehicle Status: Under development/Undergoing trials. [109]

Radar[edit]

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Rajendra Rajendra Radar during Republic Day 2019.jpg Passive electronically scanned array radar  India Status: Inducted.
Ashwini Active phased array radar  India Status: Inducted.
INDRA Sri Lanka Military 0257.jpg Passive electronically scanned array radar  India Status: Inducted.
Rohini Rohini radar at 2010 Republic Day Parade.jpg 3D radar  India Status: Inducted.
BEL Battle Field Surveillance Radar BFSR-SR with thermal imager.JPG Short range battle field surveillance radar  India Status: Inducted.
Swathi Weapon Locating Radar Weapon Locating Radar (Swathi) passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2018, in New Delhi on January 23, 2018.jpg Artillery locating radar  India Status: Inducted.
Bharani Bharani radar.jpg Low-level lightweight 2D radar  India Status: Inducted.
Samyukta The SAMYUKTA Jammer passing through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day Parade - 2005, in New Delhi on January 23, 2005.jpg Electronic warfare  India Status: Inducted.
Samwjia Samvija EWS.jpg Electronic warfare  India Status: Inducted.
Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials
Divyachakshu Through Barrier Imaging Radar Divyachakshu DRDO.jpg Through wall detection radar  India Status: Development. Prototype ready.
Ground Penetration Radar Ground penetration radar  India Status: In Service from 2020 june.
Swordfish Long Range Tracking Radar Very long range radar  India Status: In Service from 2019 aug.
DRDO Air Defence Tactical Control Radar (ADTCR) DRDO ADTCR.jpg Air defence radar  India Status: In Service from 2020 dec.

Future procurements[edit]

Vehicles[edit]

Future Ready Combat Vehicle [ DRDO NGMBT or T-14 Armata or K2 Black Panther ] up to 1770 in number to replace the T-72 MBT. The tanks would have 120/125mm smooth bore gun, be in medium weight class (50 tonnes) with a crew of 3/4 personnel.[33][110]

Artillery systems[edit]

Under the Field Artillery Rationalization Plan, Indian Army plans to procure around 3000 155 mm towed, wheeled and tracked artillery systems.[111][112][113][114]The requirement for artillery guns to be met with indigenous development and production.[115] Production of crucial bi-modular charge system will be started soon at Nalanda ordnance factory. HEMRL, a DRDO lab has developed the technology indigenously.[116]

  • State-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) will deliver two types of indigenously developed 155mm howitzers to the Indian Army based on the FH77B howitzer purchased way back in 1986. One version will be 155/39 calibre while the other will be 155/45 calibre. Trials are to be completed by June 2013
  • Government is also evaluating 155mm/52 self-propelled howitzers wherein three Indian vendors, including two private sector companies, have been selected for trials of their equipment.[117]

Infantry equipment[edit]

  • AK-203 - 750,000 rifles to be manufactured locally by Indo-Russia Rifles (OFB). It will be the standard weapon of the Indian Army replacing INSAS and AKM, expected to follow on orders from paramilitary and state police.
  • Sniper Rifles - 5000 new sniper rifles in .338 Lapua Magnum to be procured to replace old Dragunov SVD.[118]
  • Anti-materiel rifles - 1000 new anti materiel rifles are to acquired for which global RFI's have been issued by the MOD.
  • Ballistic helmet - Indian army has ordered about 158,000 (1.58 Lakh) ballistic helmets from Kanpur-based defence firm MKU. The Indian Government has approved procurement of 328,000 (3.28 Lakh) ballistic helmets.[119]
  • Bulletproof vest - The Ministry of Defence has ordered about 186,138 (1.86 Lakh) bulletproof vests on 9 April 2018. These will be manufactured in India by SMPP Pvt Ltd. This is in addition to the 50,000 vests ordered in 2016 under emergency procurement.[120]

Aviation[edit]

  • HAL Light Combat Helicopter - HAL has obtained a firm order to deliver 114 HAL LCH to the Indian Army.[121]
  • HAL Light Utility Helicopter: The Indian army has projected a requirement for up to 197 light helicopters to replace its aging fleet of Chetaks and Cheetahs. The Indian Army chose Eurocopter Fennec under a US$550 million contract in the summer of 2007. Under this contract, 60 helicopters were to be supplied from Eurocopter in fly-away condition and the rest were to be assembled by HAL in India. This order was later scrapped due to allegations of unfair field trials from one of the competing company, Bell Helicopters.[122][123] A fresh tender process was initiated later in which Eurocopter Fennec and Kamov Ka-226 were shortlisted for user trials. Trials were completed and Kamov Ka-226 was declared the winner and about 200 helicopters are to be made in India under the "Make in India" initiative, Indian Army has planned to replace obsolete Chetaks and Cheetahs with it, until the arrival of HAL LUH, as the later would be ready for its first flight only by 2017.

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