Equipment of the Indian Army
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This is a list of some of the modern & historical equipment used by Indian Army. Most of the army equipment is of foreign design and its license produced in India but efforts are on to progressively design and manufacture equipment indigenously. 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 : Inducted . Standard issue side-arm of the Indian Army, manufactured under license.|
|Glock 17||Semi-automatic pistol||9×19mm Parabellum||Austria||Status : Inducted . Standard issue Special Forces pistol.|
|Franchi SPAS-15||Combat Shotgun||18.5 x 76 mm NATO||Italy||Status: Inducted. Used by special forces, which includes NSG.|
|SAF Carbine 2A1||Sub-machine gun||9×19mm Parabellum|| India
|Status : Inducted/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 : Inducted . For use by Special Forces. Micro-Uzi variant used.|
|Heckler & Koch MP5||Submachine gun||9×19mm Parabellum||Germany||Status: Inducted. Used by Indian Army Special Forces|
|Brügger & Thomet MP9||Machine Pistol||9×19mm Parabellum||Switzerland||Status: Inducted. Used by Ghatak special forces |
|IMI Tavor TAR-21||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm NATO||Israel||Status : Inducted. Standard issue Special Forces assault rifle.|
|AKM||Assault rifle||7.62×39mm||Russia||Status: Inducted. Used by the army including PARA SF, Garud, Ghatak, BSF and NSG.|
|AK-103||Assault rifle||7.62×39mm||Russia||Status: Inducted. Used by the Indian Police, Army, Paramilitary including special forces MARCOS, Garud, Ghatak, and NSG.|
|M4A1 Carbine||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm||USA||Status: Inducted. Used by special forces, including PARA SF and Ghatak SF.|
|M16 rifle||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm||USA||Status: Inducted. Used by special forces, including PARA SF and NSG.|
|Steyr SSG 69||Sniper rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Germany||Status : Inducted . Standard issue bolt-action sniper rifle.|
|Mauser SP66||Sniper rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Germany||Status : Inducted . Standard issue bolt-action sniper rifle.|
|SIG Sauer SSG 3000||Sniper rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Germany||Status : Inducted . Standard issue bolt-action sniper rifle.|
|Heckler & Koch PSG1||Sniper rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Germany||Status : Inducted . Standard issue bolt-action sniper rifle
used by Indian Army, NSG, MARCOS.
|IMI Galil 7.62 Sniper||Sniper Rifle||7.62×51mm NATO||Israel||Status : Inducted . 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: Inducted. Bought in small numbers.|
|IMI Negev||Light machine gun||5.56×45mm NATO||Israel||Status : Inducted . For use by Special Forces. Specially Para(SF).|
|General purpose machine gun||7.62×51mm NATO|| Belgium
|Status : Inducted . Indian-made MAG 58. 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 : Inducted . M2HB variant in service, used in small numbers.|
|Dragunov SVD59||Sniper rifle||7.62×54mmR|| Soviet Union
|Status : Inducted . Standard issue 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 : Inducted . 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 : Inducted
Used as secondary weapon on T-72 and T-90 tanks.
|KPV||Heavy machine gun||14.5×114 mm||Soviet Union||Status : Inducted . Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli, used in small numbers.|
|Vidhwansak||Anti-materiel rifle||12.7×108mm, 20x82mm||India||Status : Inducted .|
|Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System||Assault Rifle||5.56×45mm NATO
|India||Status : Currently undergoing trials. Multicaliber rifle to become the next standard issue 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.|
|1B1 INSAS||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm NATO||India||Status : Inducted. Standard issue assault rifle of the Indian Army.|
|INSAS LMG||Light machine gun||5.56×45mm NATO||India||Status : Inducted . Standard issue Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of the Indian Army. Light machine gun derivative of the INSAS assault rifle.|
|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 : Inducted .Standard issue 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|
|Multi Grenade Launcher 40mm||Grenade launcher (40mm)||India||Status : Inducted .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 : Inducted. Standard issue automatic grenade launcher, used as fire support weapon in infantry formations.|
|AGS-30||Automatic grenade launcher (30mm)||India||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|
|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
|Mahindra 550 DXB||Light Utility Vehicle||India|
|KrAZ-6322||Heavy Utility Truck||Ukraine|
|Swaraj Mazda||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|
|Maruti Gypsy||Light Utility Vehicle||31,000||India||Additional 4,100 ordered in September 2014.|
|Windy 505||Fast attack vehicle||700||India||In service from 2005.|
|VFJ LPTA 713 TC||Medium 4X4 truck||India||2.5 Ton truck. Manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.|
|Ashok Leyland Topchi||Medium 4x4 truck||India||3 Ton truck|
|Sisu Nasu||All-terrain transport vehicle||Finland|
|VFJ Stallion Mk III
VFJ Stallion Mk IV
|60,000||India||5 Ton trucks, in a wide range of configurations manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.|
|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|
|Isuzu F-Series||Medium 4x4 truck||Japan||7 Ton truck|
|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.|
Engineering and support
|Kartik ABL||Armoured vehicle-launched bridge||34||India||Status : Inducted .Based on a Vijayanta chassis and manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory.|
|Bridge Laying Tank MT-55||Armoured vehicle-launched bridge||Soviet Union||Based on T-55 Tank|
|T-72 BLT||Main battle tank||12||India||Developed by CVRDE and manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory.|
|Sarvatra||Main battle tank||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 : Inducted .|
|Tarmour AFV||Armoured personnel carrier||900*||India||Status : Inducted .Based on Indian T-55 Tank. *potential quantity based on existing T-55 stock.|
|Hydrema||Mine clearing Vehicle||24|| Denmark
|Status : Inducted .Manufactured locally by OFB India|
|T-72 FWMP||Mine plow||India||Status : Inducted .|
|Aditya||Mine protected Vehicle||1300+||India||Status : Inducted .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 : Inducted .The Army has placed orders for 200 Dakshs. Newer version is also been Inducted.|
Armoured Combat Vehicles
|Arjun MBT||India||248(Mk1)/118(Mk2)||Mk1 Status: Inducted.
Mk2 Status: Inducting. With a total of 248 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.
|1650||Status: Inducted. 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
| Soviet Union
|2410||Status: Inducted. 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.|
|Infantry fighting vehicles|
|BMP-2 "Sarath"|| Soviet Union
|2691||Status: Inducted. 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 gets 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||India||Status: Unknown.|
|Armoured Personnel Carriers|
|BTR-50||Soviet Union||100+||Status : Inducted .Total 200 Inducted.|
|TATA Kestrel||India||Status : Under Development(Ready By 2017-18) . Trials to be held in summer 2016.|
|NAMICA||India||0||Status: 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.|
|BRDM-2||Soviet Union||Used as a Tank Destroyer.|
|CMT||Mortar Carrier 198 + 21 ordered||India||Status : Inducted .BMP-2 based mortar carrier. Developed by CVRDE and manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak.|
|Armoured Personnel Carrier|| Czechoslovakia
|TOPAS-2A converted into a Technical support vehicle|
|DRDO Armoured Ambulance||Armoured Ambulance||India||Status : Inducted .BMP-2 based Armoured Ambulance. 275 on Order, developed by VRDE and produced by Ordnance Factory Medak.|
|NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle||CRBN Reconnaissance vehicle 16||India||Status : Inducted .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 7.62mm 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||Status : Undergoing trials as of 2015(Completed By 2016) .|
|Dhanush Howitzer||Howitzer||6||India||Status: Undergoing user trials.6 artillery pieces delivered to the Army for user trials as of July 2016.|
|M777 howitzer||Howitzer||-||USA||Status : Negotiating/Inducting. 145 Ordered through FMS as of June 2016.|
|Haubits FH77/B||Howitzer||200||Sweden||Status : Inducted/Replacing. 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
|Status : Inducted. M-46 130 mm howitzer guns upgraded to 155 mm standard by Soltam.|
|D-30||Howitzer||550||Soviet Union||Status : Inducted/Replacing.Being replaced by the M-46.|
|180 mm gun S-23||Heavy Gun||100||Soviet Union|||
|Indian Field Gun MK 1/2/3||Field gun||1700||India||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||Status : Inducted . 105mm gun. ongoing upgrade.|
|FV433 Abbot SPG||Self-propelled artillery||~80||United Kingdom||Status : Inducted/Replacing .105 mm howitzer. Being replaced by the K9 VAJRA-T.|
|2S1 Gvozdika||Self-propelled artillery||110||USSR||Status : Inducted/Replacing .122 mm howitzer. Being replaced by the K9 VAJRA-T.|
|K9 Thunder||Self-propelled artillery||0||South Korea||Status : Ordered. 155 mm howitzer, 100 units ordered, variant of K9 Thunder. Will be manufactured by Larsen & Toubro.|
|Smerch 9K58 MBRL||Multiple rocket launcher||62||Russia||Status : Inducted .300 mm multiple rocket launch system.In future it will be replaced by Pinaka mk3.|
|Pinaka MBRL||Multiple rocket launcher||54 units||India||Mk1 Status : Inducted(30 km Range).
Mk2 Status : Testing/ Induction Phase(Completed by 2016)(65 km Range).
|BM-21||Multiple rocket launcher||150+ units||Soviet Union||Status : Inducted/Replacing .Modernized rockets with range of 40 km was purchased from Russia. To be replaced by Pinaka.|
|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||15000+|| Russia
|Status : Inducted. For BMP-2 (IFV) and manufactured locally in India. Another 10000 Konkurs-M ordered in a USD 250 Million.|
|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 2016-17). 3 Test to be held on 2016. First test will be held on April/May 2016. Nirbhay with BrahMos seeker is planned to launch 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||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.|
|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||132–184||Russia|
|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||Status: Inducted/Under Trials. 40 more on order.|
|Kamov Ka-226||Russia||Utility helicopter||Ka-226T||Status:200 to be built in India at HAL Helicopter Manufacturing plant being built at Tumkuru.|
|HAL Dhruv||India||Utility helicopter||73+||Status: Inducted. Total of 151 on order.|
|HAL Cheetah, Cheetal & Lancer||India||Utility helicopter
|Status: Inducted. 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||Status: Inducted. Being withdrawn from service and replaced by HAL Dhruv.|
|HAL Light Combat Helicopter||India||Attack helicopter||LCH||Status: Under Trails (Completed by 2016). 114 on order. It has completed all initial test. Trails of missile firing to be held in mid 2016.|
|HAL Light Utility Helicopter||India||Utility helicopter / Observation Helicopter||LUH||Status: Under Development/Reading for Testing. Trails to be held on mid 2016.|
|IAI Heron||Israel||Unmanned aerial vehicle||50+|
|DRDO Nishant||India||Unmanned aerial vehicle||15+||Status: Inducted . New variant called 'Panchi' to be inducted as replacement of Nishant. Panchi is in 'Advance stage of development' as of Feb 2016.|
|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/Reading for Testing(Ready By 2016). Low taxi run to be held on first week of March 2016.First flight to be held on May/June 2016.|
|Rajendra||Passive electronically scanned array radar||India||Status : Inducted .|
|INDRA||Passive electronically scanned array radar||India||Status : Inducted .|
|BEL 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.
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 - 3500 new sniper rifles to be procured to replace old Dragunov SVDs. The new sniper rifles should have 1000m range and should be fitted with bipods and fire the 7.62mm NATO 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$55.9 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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