List of equipment of the Indian Army
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This is a list of some of the modern and historical 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.
- 1 Infantry weapons
- 2 Vehicles
- 3 Artillery
- 4 Missile systems
- 5 Aircraft
- 6 Radar
- 7 Future procurements
- 8 Gallery
- 9 See also
- 10 References
|Pistol Auto 9mm 1A||Semi-automatic pistol||9×19mm Parabellum|| Canada
|Status: In service. Standard side-arm of the Indian Army, manufactured under license.|
|SIG Sauer P226||Semi-automatic pistol||9×19mm Parabellum||Germany||Status: In service. Used by NSG.|
|Glock 17||Semi-automatic pistol||9×19mm Parabellum||Austria||Status: In service. Standard Special Forces pistol.|
|Franchi SPAS-15||Combat Shotgun||18.5 x 76 mm NATO||Italy||Status: In service. Used by special forces, which includes NSG.|
|SAF Carbine 2A1||Sub-machine gun||9×19mm Parabellum|| India
|Status: In service/will be Replaced . Silenced version of SAF Carbine 1A. To be replaced by the MSMC.|
|Micro-Uzi||Sub-machine gun||9×19mm Parabellum||Israel||Status: In service. For use by Special Forces. Micro-Uzi variant used.|
|Heckler & Koch MP5||Submachine gun||9×19mm Parabellum||Germany||Status: In service. Used by Indian Army Special Forces|
|Brügger & Thomet MP9||Machine Pistol||9×19mm Parabellum||Switzerland||Status: In service. Used by Ghatak special forces|
|IMI Tavor TAR-21||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm NATO||Israel||Status: In service. Standard Special Forces assault rifle.|
|AKM||Assault rifle||7.62×39mm||Soviet Union||Status: In service. Used by the army including PARA SF, Garud, Ghatak, BSF and NSG.|
|AK-103||Assault rifle||7.62×39mm||Russia||Status: In service. Used by the Indian Police, Army, Paramilitary including special forces MARCOS, Garud, Ghatak, and NSG.|
|M4A1 Carbine||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm||United States||Status: In service. Used by special forces, including PARA SF and Ghatak SF and MARCOS.|
|Steyr SSG 69||Sniper rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Austria||Status: In service. Standard bolt-action sniper rifle.|
|Mauser SP66||Sniper rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Germany||Status: In service. Standard bolt-action sniper rifle.|
|SIG Sauer SSG 3000||Sniper rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Germany||Status: In service. Standard bolt-action sniper rifle.|
|Heckler & Koch PSG1||Sniper rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Germany||Status: In service. Standard semi-automatic sniper rifle
used by Indian Army, NSG, MARCOS.
|IMI Galil 7.62 Sniper||Sniper Rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Israel||Status: In service. For use by Indian Army Special Forces snipers.|
|Denel NTW-20||Anti-material rifle||14.5×114mm, 20×82mm and 20×110mm Hispano-Suiza||South Africa||Status: In service. Bought in small numbers.|
|IMI Negev||Light machine gun||5.56×45mm NATO||Israel||Status: In service. Standard Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of special forces, especially Para(SF).|
|General purpose machine gun||7.62×51mm NATO|| Belgium
|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.|
|M2 Browning||Heavy machine gun||.50 BMG||United States||Status: In service. M2HB variant in service, used in small numbers.|
|Dragunov SVD||Sniper rifle||7.62×54mmR|| Soviet Union
|Status: In service. Standard Designated Marksman rifle(DMR). To be replaced by a 7.62mm NATO DMR under the Army modernisation plan.|
|PKM||General purpose machine gun||7.62×54mmR||Soviet Union||Status: In service. PK machine guns used as co-axial weapons 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.|
|NSV||Heavy machine gun||12.7×108mm||Soviet Union||Status: In service
Used as secondary weapon on T-72 and T-90 tanks.
|KPV||Heavy machine gun||14.5×114 mm||Soviet Union||Status: In service. Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli, used in small numbers.|
|Vidhwansak||Anti-materiel rifle||12.7×108mm, 20x82mm||India||Status: In service.|
|Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System||Assault Rifle||5.56×45mm NATO
|India||Status: Currently undergoing trials. Multicaliber rifle to become the next standard assault rifle of the Indian Army.|
|Excalibur||Assault Rifle||5.56×45mm NATO||India||Status: Under Development/Testing. Some sources say that it will replace INSAS Rifle as a stopgap.|
|1B1 INSAS||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm NATO||India||Status: In service. Standard assault rifle of the Indian Army.|
|INSAS LMG||Light machine gun||5.56×45mm NATO||India||Status: In service . Standard Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of the Indian Army. Light machine gun derivative of the INSAS assault rifle.|
Explosives, Rockets, and Mortars
|Grenade 36mm||Hand Grenade||India||Fragmentation grenade which can be hand-thrown or rifle-launched from 1A SLR.|
|Multi Mode Grenade Shivalik||Hand grenade||1.8 million||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.|
|GP-25||Grenade launcher (40mm)||Soviet Union||Attached to AKM and AK-103 assault rifles.|
|Multi Grenade Launcher 40mm||Grenade launcher (40mm)||India||Status: In service.Semiautomatic six shot 40mm x 46mm low velocity grenade launcher. Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli. *|
|AGS-17 Plamya||Automatic grenade launcher (30mm)||Soviet Union||Status: In service. Standard automatic grenade launcher, used as fire support weapon in infantry formations.|
|AGS-30||Automatic grenade launcher (30mm)||Russia||Replacing the AGS-17 and being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli.|
|RCL Mk II||Recoilless rifle (84mm)|| India
|Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle produced by OFB.|
|RCL Mk III||Recoilless rifle (84mm)|| India
|Lighter, updated version of the RCL Mk II.|
|106mm M-40A1||Recoilless rifle||13000+||United States|
|B-300 Shipon||Rocket Launcher||Israel||For use by Special Forces. Specially Marcos and Para(SF).|
|RPO-A Shmel||Rocket Launcher||Russia|
|C90-CR (M3)||Rocket Launcher||Spain||In use with the infantry units. C-90-CR-RB (M3) variant only.|
|OFB E1 51mm||Mortar||India||Used by assault sections of infantry formations.|
|OFB E1 81mm
L16 81mm mortar
|Used by mortar platoons of infantry formations.|
|OFB E1 120mm||Mortar||India||Used by artillery corps.|
Utility and miscellaneous
|Tata Safari Storme 4x4||Light Utility Vehicle||1300+||India||3192 units ordered in April 2017. GS800 category.|
To replace Maruti Gypsy.
|Maruti Gypsy||Light Utility Vehicle||31,000||India||Additional 4,100 ordered in September 2014.|
To be replaced by Tata Safari Storme.
|Mahindra 550 DXB||Light Utility Vehicle||India|
|Force Gurkha 4x4||Light Strike Vehicle||India||Ordered in May 2018|
|Windy 505||Fast attack vehicle||700||India||In service from 2005.|
|Tata LPTA 713 TC||Medium 4X4 truck||India||2.5 Ton truck. Manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.|
|Ashok Leyland Stallion Mk III/Mk IV||Medium 4x4
|60,000||India||5 Ton trucks, in a wide range of configurations manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.|
|Tata LPTA 2038 HMV||6x6 High Mobility Truck||India||1858 units on order. To augment and replace older BEML Tatra 6x6 fleet.|
|BEML Tatra||Heavy 4x4 trucks
|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.|
|Ashok Leyland Super Stallion||6x6, 8x8, 10x10 Truck||India|| 10,12 and 15 Ton trucks.|
|Ashok Leyland Super Stallion FAT||Artillery Tractor 6x6||450||India|||
|Ashok Leyland Topchi||Medium 4x4 truck||India||3 Ton truck. Gun Towing vehicle|
|KrAZ-6322||Heavy Utility Truck||Ukraine|
|Isuzu F-Series||Medium 4x4 truck||Japan||7 Ton truck|
|Ashok Leyland Crash Fire Tender||Fire Tender||India|
|Tata LPTA 1615 TC||Artillery Tractor Truck||India|
|Tata Prima 4038S/4938S||Tractor truck||India|
|Tatra 8x8 Mobile Decontamination Vehicle||Mobile Decontamination Vehicle||India|
|Tata LPTA 1621||Medium 4x4 truck||India||5 Ton truck|
|Swaraj Mazda T3500||Medium 4X4 Truck||200+||India||In service from 1996. 2.5 Ton truck|
|Mitsubishi Pajero||Light Utility Vehicle||Japan||Unknown numbers. Deployed at the Indo-Chinese Border|
|Sisu Nasu||All-terrain transport vehicle||Finland|
Engineering and support
|Kartik ABL||Armoured vehicle-launched bridge||34||India||Status: In service. Based on a Vijayanta chassis and manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory.|
|Bridge Laying MT-55||Armoured vehicle-launched bridge||Soviet Union||Based on T-55 Tank|
|T-72 BLT||Armoured vehicle-launched bridge||12||India||Developed by CVRDE and manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory.|
|Sarvatra||truck-mounted, multi-span, mobile bridging system||India||8x8 truck-mounted bridging system|
|CEASE||Main battle tank||6||India||The Canal Embankment Assault Equipment|
|AERV||Military Engineering Vehicle||India||BMP-2 based engineering and reconnaissance vehicle (Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle) being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.|
|BMP-2||Armoured Amphibious Bulldozer||India||BMP-2 with turret removed and bulldozer blade and other engineering equipment added and being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.|
|FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor||Armoured combat engineering vehicle||39||United Kingdom|
|VFJ Light Recovery Vehicle||Light Recovery Vehicle (4x4)||India||Manufactured at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.|
|Yuktirath Light Recovery Vehicle||Armoured Light Recovery Vehicle (4x4)||India||Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.|
|Mat Ground Surfacing CL-70||All Terrain vehicle||India||Mounted on Tatra vehicle with automated laying and recovery has been developed for providing mobility in sandy and marshy terrain.|
|Armoured Vehicle Tracked Light Repair||Armoured recovery vehicle||India||Based on BMP-2 for Light Repair being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.|
|WZT-2||Armoured recovery vehicle||196||Poland|
|WZT-3M||Armoured recovery vehicle||352||Poland||204 on order. Assembled locally from kits and components produced in India.|
|VT-72B ARV||Armoured recovery vehicle||200+|| Slovakia
|Armoured recovery vehicle replacing the Vijayanta ARV|
Mine protected, Mine clearing and Mine laying
|Casspir||Armoured personnel carrier||255||South Africa||Status: In service.|
|Tarmour AFV||Armoured personnel carrier||900*||India||Status: In service. Based on Indian T-55 Tank. *potential quantity based on existing T-55 stock.|
|Hydrema||Mine clearing Vehicle||24|| Denmark
|Status: In service. Manufactured locally by OFB India|
|T-72 FWMP||Mine plow||India||Status: In service.|
|Aditya||Mine protected Vehicle||1300+||India||Status: In service. OFB India. 1400 to be produced. 20/month manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak AND Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.|
|DRDO Daksh||Bomb disposal robot||190+||India||Status: In service. The Army has placed orders for 200 Dakshs. Newer version is also been In service.|
Armoured combat vehicles
|Arjun MBT||Main Battle Tank||248(Mk1)/118(Mk2)||India||In service (Mk1). Total of 248 Mark 2 to be built by Heavy Vehicles Factory. 118 Arjun MK-II (60Mt/1400 hp) ordered after clearing Army trials in February 2015. Arjun MBT Mk. II to be fielded by 2016.|
|Main Battle Tank||1650|| Russia
|In service. Initially contract for 310 "T-90S" signed in 2001. A contract, worth $800 million, was signed on 26 October 2006, for another 330 T-90M MBTs that were to be built with locally sourced raw materials. A third contract, worth $1.23 billion, was signed in December 2007 for 347 upgraded T-90Ms, the bulk of which will be licence-assembled built by Heavy Vehicles Factory. The Indian Army would begin receiving its first T-90M main battle tank (MBT) in completely knocked-down condition from Russia's Nizhny Tagil-based Uralvagonzavod JSC by the end of 2009. In all, India plans to have 310 T-90S and 1,330 T-90M tanks in service by 2020 (total of 1,657 tanks with upgradation of night visions by 2020). Manufactured locally in India. Rs10,000-crore purchase of 354 new T-90MS tanks for six tank regiments for the China border has been approved. This takes total no. of T-90 tanks to 2011. In an effort to improve night-fighting capacity, 1400 night vision devices for drivers are to be procured. They are based on uncooled thermal imaging technology developed by DRDO.|
Combat Improved Ajeya
|Main Battle Tank||2410|| Soviet Union
|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.. Ajeya-M2 Standard equivalent to the Polish PT-91 Twardy. Manufactured locally in India. Will be replaced by Future Ready Combat Vehicle.|
|Infantry fighting vehicles|
|BMP-2 "Sarath"||Infantry fighting vehicle||2691|| Soviet Union
|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 added each year. To enhance the rate to 125 a year. Currently ~2500 are in active service. Manufactured locally in India by Ordnance Factory Medak. All BMP-2/2K vehicles are to be upgraded to BMP-2M standard.|
|Abhay IFV||Infantry fighting vehicle||India||Status: Unknown.|
|Armoured Personnel Carriers|
|BTR-50||Armoured Personnel Carrier||100+||Soviet Union||Status: Total 200 in service.|
|TATA Kestrel||Armoured personnel carrier||India||Under development. Expected to be ready by 2017-18). Trials to be held in summer 2016.|
|NAMICA||Tank Destroyer||0||India||Ordered. BMP-2 based Nag missile carrier. Advanced version on order after successful trial in July 2012. 13 units ordered with option for further orders of 200. Production started jointly by Ordnance Factory Medak and L&T.|
|9P148||Tank destroyer||Soviet Union||Used as a Tank destroyer.|
|CMT||Mortar Carrier||198 + 21 ordered||India||In service. BMP-2 based mortar carrier. Developed by CVRDE and manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak.|
|Armoured personnel carrier||Czechoslovakia Poland||TOPAS-2A converted into a Technical support vehicle|
|DRDO Armoured Ambulance||Armoured Ambulance||162 ||India||In service. BMP-2 based armoured ambulance developed by VRDE and produced by Ordnance Factory Medak, 288 ordered.|
|NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle||CRBN Reconnaissance vehicle||16||India||In service. BMP-2 based CRBN developed by VRDE and produced by Ordnance Factory Medak.Vehicle|
|Mahindra Rakshak||Armoured vehicle||India||Bulletproof vehicle with composite armour which offers protection against 7.62 mm bullets.|
|PRP-3||Battlefield surveillance system||Soviet Union||1RL126 "Small Fred" Battlefield Surveillance Radar based on BMP-1. NATO designation was BMP M1975|
|TATA LAMV||Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle||India||Undergoing trials as of 2015 (Completed By 2016).|
|Dhanush Howitzer||Howitzer||6||India||Undergoing user trials. Six artillery pieces delivered to the Army for user trials in July 2016 with 114 guns in total on order. Indian army plans to induct 18 Guns in 2017, 36 Guns in 2018 and 60 Guns in 2019.|
|M777 howitzer||Howitzer||2||United States||Entering service. 145 ordered through FMS as of June 2016.|
|Haubits FH77/B||Howitzer||200||Sweden||In service/Being replaced. 155 mm gun made by Bofors. 410 acquired from 1986–1991. To be replaced in near future by Dhanush Howitzer.|
|M-46||Howitzer||900|| Soviet Union
|In service. M-46 130 mm howitzer guns upgraded to 155 mm standard by Soltam.|
|D-30||Howitzer||550||Soviet Union||In service/Being replaced.Being replaced by the M-46.|
|Indian Field Gun MK 1/2/3||Field gun||1700||India||In service. Being upgraded with digital FCS and INS, to extend the range up to 30 km with bleed base;|
|Light Field Gun||Field gun||700+||India||In service. 105mm gun. Ongoing upgrade.|
|FV433 Abbot SPG||Self-propelled artillery||~80||United Kingdom||In service/Being replaced. 105 mm howitzer. Being replaced by the K9 VAJRA-T.|
|2S1 Gvozdika||Self-propelled artillery||110||Soviet Union||In service/Being replaced.122 mm howitzer. Being replaced by the K9 VAJRA-T.|
|K9 Thunder||Self-propelled artillery||10||South Korea||Ordered. 155 mm howitzer, 100 units ordered with an option for an additional 50, variant of K9 Thunder. Will be manufactured by Larsen & Toubro.|
|Smerch 9K58 MBRL||Multiple rocket launcher||62||Russia||Status: In service. 300 mm multiple rocket launch system. Will be replaced by Pinaka mk3.|
|Pinaka MBRL||Multiple rocket launcher||54 units||India||In service (Mk1, 30 km range).
Testing/ Entering service (Mk2, completed by 2016)(65 km range.)
|BM-21||Multiple rocket launcher||150+ units||Soviet Union||Status: In service/Being replaced. Modernized rockets with range of 40 km were purchased from Russia. To be replaced by Pinaka.|
Anti Tank Guided Missiles
|Amogha-1||Anti-tank guided missile||India||Status: Under Development/Testing. Range 2.5-2.8 km.|
|Nag Man-Portable Missile||Anti-tank guided missile||India||Status: Under Development(Developed By 2018). It will be completed in two years. And will replace majority of Anti-tank missile in Indian Army.|
|Spike (missile)||Anti-tank guided missile||5,500 (on order)||Israel||Status: Inducting. Man portable and Selected over the U.S. FGM-148 Javelin., ordered along with 275 launchers|
|Nag missile||Anti-tank guided missile||40+ (400 on order)||India||Status: Inducted. For Namica Tank Destroyer (IFV).|
|MILAN||Anti-tank guided missile||30000+|| France
|Status: Inducted. Standard ATGM of infantry units, manufactured locally under license in India.|
|MILAN 2T||Anti-tank guided missile||4100||France||Status: Inducted. Man portable and purchased from France|
|9M133 Kornet (AT-14 Spriggan)||Anti-tank guided missile||3000||Russia||Status: Inducted. Man portable and purchased with 250 Launchers|
|9M113 Konkurs (AT-5 Spandrel)||Anti-tank guided missile||15,140|| Russia
|Status: Inducted. For BMP-2 (IFV), manufactured locally in India. Total cost of the acquisition being ₹13.77 billion.|
|9K114 Shturm (AT-6 Spiral)||Anti-tank guided missile||800||Russia||Status: Inducted.|
|9M120 Ataka-V (AT-9 Spiral-2)||Anti-tank guided missile||Soviet Union||Status: Inducted.|
|9M119 Svir (AT-11 Sniper)||Anti-tank guided missile||Russia||Status: Inducted. For use with the T-90S.|
|3UBK-Invar||Anti-tank guided missile||25000|| Russia
|Status: Inducted. Bharat Dynamics (BDL) signed a contract with MOD for Invar anti-tank guided missiles on 19-Aug-2013. It is reported that 10000 will be procured from Russia while BDL will manufacture 15000.|
|Helina||Air launched Anti-tank missile||India||Status: In development. It has been tested on July 12, 2015.It is to be used, in near future, for HAL LCH and HAL Rudra.|
Ballistic and Cruise
|Brahmos||Cruise missile||60-90 TELs|| India
|Status: Inducted. 300 km range, will be updated to 600 km range in future.|
|Nirbhay||Cruise missile||India||Status: Under Development/Testing(Ready By 2019-20). 3 Test was held in 2016. First test was held in April/May 2016. Nirbhay with BrahMos seeker was planned to be launched in December. 1,000 –1500 km range.|
|Prahaar||Tactical ballistic missile||India||Status: Inducted .150 km range.|
|Prithvi-I||Short-range ballistic missile||India||Status: Being Phase Out.150 km range.|
|Prithvi-II||Short-range ballistic missile||India||Status: Inducted. 250 – 350 km range.|
|Prithvi-III||Short-range ballistic missile||India||Status: Inducted. 350 – 600 km range.|
|Shaurya||Medium-range ballistic missile||India||Status: Inducted. 700–1900 km range.|
|Agni-I||Medium-range ballistic missile||India||Status: Inducted. 700 – 1250 km range.|
|Agni-II||Intermediate-range ballistic missile||India||Status: Inducted. 2000 – 3500 km range.|
|Agni-III||Intermediate-range ballistic missile||India||Status: Inducted. 3500 – 5000 km range.|
|Agni-IV||Intermediate-range ballistic missile||India||Status: Inducted. 4000 – 6000 km range.|
|Agni-V||Intercontinental ballistic missile||India||Status: Inducted in 2014.(Tested in April 2012 and September 2013. All successful launches)|
|Agni-VI||Intercontinental ballistic missile||India||Status: Under Development(Ready By 2018). 8,000 – 10,000 km range.|
|PAD||Ballistic missile defence system||India||Status: Under Development/Induction Phase. It is under Phase 1 Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme. 250–350 km range.|
|Advanced Air Defence (Ashwin Anti Ballistic Interceptor Missile) or (AAD)||Ballistic missile defence system||India||Status: Testing/Induction Phase(Ready By 2016). It can be also used as Anti-aircraft missile.Last/final test to be held on April/May 2016. 150 km range. It is under Phase 1 Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme.|
|PDV||Ballistic missile defence system||India||Status: Under Development(Ready By 2018). It is under Phase 2 Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme. 150 km and above Range|
|DRDO QRSAM||Surface-to-air missile||0||India||Status: Under Development(Ready By 2018-19). Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile. 30 km range.|
|FIM-92 Stinger||MANPADS/Air-to-Air Version||245||United States||Status: Inducting. India has currently ordered 245 Stinger with launchers.|
|Advance Air Defence||Surface-to-air missile||0||India||Status: Testing/Induction Phase(Completed By 2016). It can be also used as Anti-aircraft missile.Last/final test to be held on May/June 2016. 150 km range.|
|Akash||Surface-to-air missile||40 TELs||India||Status: Inducted. Indigenous surface-to-air missile to replace SA6. 2 regiments ordered by Army, 1 delivered. Ordered for 2 additional regiments was placed in May 2017.|
|S-400 Triumf||Mobile surface-to-air missile system||0||Russia||Status: Ordered. India's Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) approved the deal, IGA formally signed. Order includes 5 battalions, consisting of Transporter Erector Launchers (TELs), missiles and fire control radar, deliveries starting 2020.|
|Kub (SA-6 Gainful)||Surface-to-air missile||180 (as of 2012)||Soviet Union||Status: Inducted/Replacing. To be eventually replaced by Akash|
|S-125 Neva/Pechora||Surface-to-air missile||Soviet Union||Status: Inducted. Being Upgraded.|
|S-200||Surface-to-air missile||Soviet Union|
|9K33 Osa (SA-8 Gecko)||6x6 amphibious Surface-to-air missile system||80||Russia||Status: Inducted.|
|9K35 Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher)||Surface-to-air missile||250 (as of 2012)||Soviet Union|
|9K22 Tunguska||Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon||66||Russia||2S6M variant in service with corps of air defence.|
|ZSU-23-4M 'Shilka'||Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun||75 (as of 2010)||Soviet Union||To be upgraded.|
|ZSU-23-2||Anti-aircraft artillery||800||Soviet Union||Twin 23 mm AA gun|
|Bofors 40 mm gun||Anti-aircraft artillery||2,000+||Sweden||About half are WWII vintage systems. Some L70 have Dutch Flycatcher FCS. Indian Army is planning to replace the aging Anti Aircraft gun systems|
|HAL Rudra||India||Attack helicopter||ALH-WSI||20||In service/trials. 40 more on order.|
|Boeing AH-64 Apache||USA||Attack helicopter||AH-64E||Army has a requirement of 39 Apache, out of which six were cleared by Defence Acquisition Council. Deal with US Govt. is under negotiation.|
|Kamov Ka-226||Russia||Utility helicopter||Ka-226T||200 to be built in India at HAL Helicopter Manufacturing plant being built at Tumkuru.|
|HAL Dhruv||India||Utility helicopter||73+||Total of 151 on order.|
|HAL Cheetah, Cheetal & Lancer||India||Utility helicopter
|In service. They are expected to be replaced by Kamov 226T Helicopters in near future and there after by indigenously being developed HAL Light Utility Helicopter.|
|HAL Chetak & Chetan||India||Utility helicopter||Chetak||4||Licence-built Aérospatiale Alouette III. Being withdrawn from service and replaced by HAL Dhruv.|
|HAL Light Combat Helicopter||India||Attack helicopter||LCH||Status: Limited Series Production|
5 LCH to be procured under LSP. Total 114 on order. It has completed all initial tests. Trials of missile firing to be held in mid 2016.
|HAL Light Utility Helicopter||India||Utility helicopter / Observation Helicopter||LUH||Status: Under Development/Undergoing Trials|
First flight held on September 6, 2016.
|IAI Heron||Israel||Unmanned aerial vehicle||50+|
|DRDO Nishant||India||Unmanned aerial vehicle||15+||Status: Retired.|
New variant called 'Panchi' to replace Nishant. Panchi is in 'Advance stage of development' as of Feb 2016.
All units of DRDO Nishant crashed.
|IAI Searcher||Israel||Unmanned aerial vehicle||Searcher II
|IAI Harpy||Israel||Unmanned combat aerial vehicle||40|
|DRDO Rustom 2||India||Unmanned combat aerial vehicle||Status: Under Development/Undergoing Trials. First flight held on November 16, 2016.|
|Rajendra||Passive electronically scanned array radar||India||Status: Inducted .|
|INDRA||Passive electronically scanned array radar||India||Status: Inducted .|
|Swathi Weapon Locating Radar||Artillery Locating Radar||India||Status: Inducted .|
|Rohini||3D radar||India||Status: Inducted .|
|Samyukta||Electronic Warfare||India||Status: Inducted .|
|Bharani||Low Level Light weight 2D Radar||India||Status: Inducted .|
|Multi Mission Radar||Multi Mission Radar||India||Status: Development .|
|Short Range Battle Field Surveillance Radar||Short Range Battle Field Surveillance Radar||India||Status: Inducted .|
|Through wall detection Radar||Through wall detection Radar||India||Status: Development . Prototype ready.|
|Ground Penetration Radar||Ground Penetration Radar||India||Status: Development . Prototype ready.|
- BMP-2 based AKASH SAM carrier production started at Ordnance Factory Medak.
- BMP-2 based NBC protected recon vehicle to be manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.
- Light Specialist Vehicle – LSV with mounting provision for MMG to be purchased by Infantry division.
- Indian Army has shown interest in TATA LAMV(Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicle) with mounting provision of MMG, BFSR, HHTI to be purchased by Mechanized Forces. It is slated to be future ready for Battlefield Management System (BMS).
- Future Infantry Combat Vehicle - 2600 FICV to be procured to replace old BMP-2s. Initially, GoI asked different private and public sector companies to delevelop FICV. But, it seems that the plan to develop new vehicle is put on hold due to budgetary cuts. Instead, upgradation of old BMP-2s with new powerful engines, transmission and new Kliver turret with 30mm gun and four Kornet-M ATGM launchers in being tried.
- Armoured Personnel Carrier - 100 APC to be procured for United Nations peace keeping missions.
- 1586 vehicles to be procured to mount ATGMs on these.
- 1770 Future Ready Combat Vehicle to replace the T-72 MBT's. The tanks would have 120/125mm smooth bore gun, be in medium weight class (50 tonnes) with a crew of 3/4 personnel.
Artillery and missile systems
Under the Field Artillery Rationalization Plan, Indian Army plans to procure 3000 to 4000 155 mm towed, wheeled and tracked artillery systems. The requirement for artillery guns to be met with indigenous development and production. Production of crucial bi-modular charge system will be started soon at Nalanda ordnance factory. HEMRL, a DRDO lab has developed the technology indigenously.
- 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.
- Agni-V – Intercontinental version of the Agni missile system. The missile was test fired for the first time on 19 April 2012 and was inducted in 2014.
- Bharat Dynamics Limited has tested Second Generation Amogha anti-tank missiles with a range of 2.8 km(Tested).This anti-tank missile will be handed to the Indian Army after some trials.
- DRDO will start working on Man portable Nag anti tank missile.
- M777 procurement under FMS Route - 145 Nos from BAE systems . Mahindra is integration partner in India
- Modern Sub Machine Carbine - to replace the Indian Sterling submachine gun.
- Indian Army has requirement for 300,000 modular body armour and ballistic helmets primarily for their Infantry regiments. RFI's have been issued.
- 1000 Anti materiel rifles are to acquired for which global RFI's have been issued by the MOD.
- Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System - A multi caliber assault rifle developed by ARDE for Indian Armed Forces. It can be fitted with either 5.56mm or 7.62mm or 6.8mm gun barrel. It is developed to replace INSAS rifles.It will be handed over to army after extensive user trials.
- Sniper Rifles - 5000 new sniper rifles to be procured to replace old Dragunov SVDs. The new sniper rifles should have 1200m range and should be fitted with bipods and fire the 8.6mm .338 Lapua Magnum bullets.
- Light Utility Helicopter: The Indian army has projected a requirement for up to 197 light helicopters to replace its ageing fleet of Chetaks and Cheetahs. The Indian Army chose Eurocopter AS 550 under a US$550 million contract in 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. 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 winner and about 200 helicopters are to be made in India under the "Make in India" initiative, Indian Army have 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.
- Light Combat Helicopter: The HAL Light Combat Helicopter is a derivative of the HAL Dhruv, which was inducted into the Indian armed forces. Using a successful and proven helicopter as the base platform is expected to conserve the project costs for the LCH, which is pegged at ₹3.76 billion (US$52.3 million). The Dhruv's weaponised version, HAL Rudra is also being inducted in the Indian Army. The LCH was expected to be ready for the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) by December 2010 with the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) in 2011. However, the revised timeframes hold that the 5.5-tonne LCH should be ready for induction into IAF by 2012–2013. The first prototype of LCH completed its first ground run on 4 February 2010. HAL has a firm order to deliver 65 LCH to the IAF and 114 to the Army.
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