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.

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Infantry weapons

Small arms

NameWeaponTypeCaliberOriginNotes
Handguns
Pistol Auto 9mm 1A Pistol Auto 9 mm 1A - Kolkata 2012-01-23 8779.JPG Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Flag of India.svg  India Status: In service, as standard side-arm of the Indian Army, manufactured under license, used by special forces in small numbers
Beretta 92FS Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Status: In service, used by special forces in small numbers.
SIG Sauer P226 [1] SIG P226 img 1624.jpg Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Status: In service, used by some units and mainly by Special Forces
Glock 19 GLOCK 19.JPG Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Status: In service, as Standard Special Forces pistol. Manufactured under licence by OFB
Shotgun
Franchi SPAS-15 Franchi SPAS 15.png Combat shotgun 18.5 x 76 mm NATOFlag of Italy.svg  Italy Status: In service, used by special forces, including NSG
OFB 12 Bore Pump Action Shotgun 6--sa12pagun.jpg Pump action 12-gauge shotgun Flag of India.svg  India Status: In service
SMGs
SAF Carbine 2A1 Sterling SMG.JPG Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Status: To be replaced, all the remaining SMG to be replaced by indigenously built close quarter carbines [2]
Micro-Uzi IWI UZI.jpg Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Status: In service, for use by Special Forces. Micro-Uzi variant used [3]
Heckler & Koch MP5 Heckler Koch MP5.jpg Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Status: In service, used by Special Forces
Brügger & Thomet MP9 MP9 23-11-2010 11-00 00224.jpg Machine pistol 9×19mm Parabellum Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Status: In service, used by Ghatak Platoon [4]
IWI Tavor X95 Tavor X-95S-SMG (7321761154).jpg Submachine gun and bullpup rifle 9×19mm Parabellum VariantFlag of Israel.svg  Israel Status: In service, 9mm variant are in service since 2011
SIG MPX SIG SAUR MPX.jpg Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum Flag of the United States.svg  United States Status: In service with NSG
Assault rifles
Steyr AUG AUG A1 508mm 04.jpg Assault rifle/Sub-machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO and 9×19mm Parabellum(SMG variant)Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Status: In service, used by special forces in small numbers
FN SCAR Scar L Standard.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO and 7.62x51mm NATO Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Status: In service, used by special forces including NSG, Para SF, MARCOS and SFF
IMI Galil IMI-Galil.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Status: In service, small numbers used by Para SF
IMI Tavor TAR-21 IWI-Tavor-TAR-21w1.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Status: In service, Standard Special Forces assault rifle [5] [6]
AKM AKM automatkarbin - 7,62x39mm.jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Status: In service, used by the Army
Vz. 58 Sa 58-JH04.jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Status: In service, used by the army in small numbers
Mpi-KmS 72 MPi-Km 72.jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Status: In service, used by the army in small amount
AK-103 AK-103 Assault Rifle.JPG Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Status: In service, used by the Indian Police, Army, Paramilitary including special forces MARCOS, Garud, Ghatak, and NSG
AK-203 Ak203 india.jpg Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of India.svg  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 [7]

SIG-716 Patrol G2 SIG SG 516 14.5''.jpg Battle rifle 7.62x51mm Flag of the United States.svg  United States Status: In service,

72,400 units of SIG-716 Patrol G2 model in service. Another lot of 72,000 ordered [8] [9]

T91 assault rifle T91 assault rifle.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan Status: In service, 1000+ unit of this rifle were bought
M16 rifle The M16A4 Series 5.56mm Rifle.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Flag of the United States.svg  United States Status: In service, used by special forces
M4A1 Carbine PEO M4 Carbine RAS M68 CCO.jpg Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Flag of the United States.svg  United States Status: In service, used by special forces, including PARA SF and Ghatak SF and MARCOS
Sniper rifles
Steyr SSG 69 Steyr SSG 69 PII.jpg Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATOFlag of Austria.svg  Austria Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle
Mauser SP66 Mauser sp66.JPG Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATOFlag of Germany.svg  Germany Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle
SIG Sauer SSG 3000 SIG Sauer SSG 3000.jpg Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATOFlag of Germany.svg  Germany Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle
Dragunov SVD Interpolitex 2013 (536-15).jpg Sniper rifle 7.62×54mmR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of India.svg  India
Status: In service, Standard Designated Marksman rifle (DMR). To be replaced by a 7.62mm NATO DMR under the Army modernisation plan [10]
Heckler & Koch PSG1 PSG1 and MSG 90.jpg Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATOFlag of Germany.svg  Germany Status: In service, Standard semi-automatic sniper rifle used by Indian Army, NSG, MARCOS.
IMI Galil 7.62 Sniper Galil-Sniper-Galatz-r001.jpg Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATOFlag of Israel.svg  Israel Status: In service for use by Indian Army Special Forces snipers
Barrett M95 Barrett M95SP.jpg Sniper rifle .50 BMGFlag of the United States.svg  United States Status: In service, Small numbers used in anti-sniping role [11]
Beretta Scorpio TGT Beretta-Scorpio-TGT-.png Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Status: In service [11]
SAKO TRG Sako TRG-42 2.jpg Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Status: In service, 40-50 units ordered, used by Para SF [11] [12] [13]
Barrett Model 98B Barrett M98B.jpg Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum Flag of the United States.svg  United States Status: In service, used by Special Forces including NSG
Denel NTW-20 NTW-20 rifle.jpg Anti-material rifle 14.5×114mm, 20×82mm and 20×110mm Hispano-SuizaFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Status: In service, bought in small numbers
Machine Guns
IMI Negev IWI-Negev-Zachi-Evenor-01-white.jpg Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATOFlag of Israel.svg  Israel Status: In service, Standard Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of special forces, especially Para (SF)
IMI Negev Ng7 NegevILMachinegun.jpg Light machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Status: On order, contract signed for 16,479 of this LMG. This Ng7 will replace all the Gun Machine 7.62MM IA still left and all the INSAS LMG [14] . A Few Hundred already inducted under emergency procurement
FN Minimi FN MINIMI Standard Right.jpg Light machine gun 5.56x45mm NATOFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Status: In service, used mainly by the NSG
M249 PEO M249 Para ACOG.jpg Light Machine Gun 5.56x45mm NATOFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Status: In service, used mainly by the NSG and small amount is used by some units of Para (SF)
Mk 48 machine gun Mk 48 PEO Soldier.jpg General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Status: In service, 715 on order for Para (SF) [15]
Uk vz. 59 UK vz.59.jpg General-purpose machine gun 7.62×54mmR Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Status: In service in Small numbers, used by Para SF and SFF
MG 2A1
MG 5A
MG 6A
FN MAG white background.jpg General purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATOFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  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 M2 Browning, Musee de l'Armee.jpg Heavy machine gun .50 BMG Flag of the United States.svg  United States Status: In service, M2HB variant in service, used in small numbers [16]
PKM 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG General purpose machine gun 7.62×54mmRFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  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
NSV NSV machine gun-01.jpg Heavy machine gun 12.7×108mm Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  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 mmFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Status: In service, Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli, used in small numbers
Indigenous Weapons
Vidhwansak NTW-20 rifle.jpg Anti-materiel rifle 12.7×108mm, 20x82mmFlag of India.svg  India Status: In service
1B1 INSAS INSAS Black.JPG Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO Flag of India.svg  India Status: In service (To be replaced), Standard assault rifle of the Indian Army. To be replaced by AK-203 and SIG-716 Patrol G2
INSAS LMG INSAS-LMG.jpg Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO Flag of India.svg  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
Gun Machine 7.62MM IA Keeping Watch.jpg Light machine gun 7.62 x 51 mm NATO Flag of India.svg  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

Explosives, Rockets, and Mortars

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
Grenade 36mm Hand grenade Flag of India.svg IndiaFragmentation grenade which can be hand-thrown or rifle-launched from 1A SLR.
Multi Mode Grenade Shivalik Hand grenade 1.8 million [17] Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: 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. [18] [19]
GP-25
GP-25 at Tula State Museum of Weapons.jpg
Grenade launcher (40mm)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Attached to AKM and AK-103 assault rifles.
Multi Grenade Launcher 40mm Grenade launcher (40mm)Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: In service. Semiautomatic six shot 40mm x 46mm low velocity grenade launcher. Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli. *
AGS-17 Plamya
30-mm avtomaticheskii granatomet AGS-17 Plamia.jpg
Automatic grenade launcher (30mm)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Status: In service. Standard automatic grenade launcher, used as fire support weapon in infantry formations.
AGS-30
Interpolitex 2011 (405-40).jpg
Automatic grenade launcher (30mm)Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Replacing the AGS-17 and being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli.
RCL Mk II
Carl Gustav recoilless rifle.jpg
Recoilless rifle (84mm)Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle produced by OFB.
RCL Mk III Recoilless rifle (84mm)Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Lighter, updated version of the RCL Mk II produced by OFB.
106mm M-40A1
Land Rover Series 2A SWB with 106mm M40A2 recoilless rifle (5636779829).jpg
Recoilless rifle 13000+Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
B-300 Shipon
Shipon001.jpg
Rocket launcher Flag of Israel.svg  Israel For use by Special Forces. Specially Marcos and Para (SF).
RPO-A Shmel
RPO-A missile and launcher.jpg
Rocket launcher Flag of Russia.svg Russia
C90-CR (M3)
C-90.jpg
Rocket launcher Flag of Spain.svg  Spain In use with the infantry units. C-90-CR-RB (M3) variant only.
OFB E1 51mm Mortar Flag of India.svg  India Used by assault sections of infantry formations.
OFB E1 81mm
L16 81mm mortar
81mmMORT L16.png
Mortar 5000+Flag of India.svg IndiaUsed by mortar platoons of infantry formations.
OFB E1 120mm Mortar Flag of India.svg  India

Vehicles

Staff transport

NameImageQuantityOriginNotes
Hindustan Ambassador 2013 Hindustan Ambassador Grand in showroom, front right.jpg Flag of India.svg  India Ambassador is assigned to commanding officers and officers of the rank of Brigadier and above
Mahindra Scorpio Mahindra Goa 5door in Avellino.JPG Flag of India.svg  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 Flag of India.svg  India Staff car and also used as ambulance previously
Mahindra Bolero Mahindra Bolero ZLX.jpg Flag of India.svg  India Used as troop carrier
Tata Safari Storme 4x4 TATA safari STORME 4*4.jpg 1500+ [20] Flag of India.svg  India 3193 units ordered in May 2017. [21] GS800 category.
To replace Maruti Gypsy. [22]
Maruti Gypsy Maruti Gypsy IndArmy.jpg 31,100Flag of India.svg  India Additional 541 ordered in July 2020. [23]
To be replaced by Tata Safari Storme. [22]
Mitsubishi Pajero Mitsubishi Pajero 2004.jpg 12Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Deployed at the Indo-Chinese Border [24]
Maruti Suzuki Swift Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXi VVT (front).JPG Flag of India.svg  India Used by Army General and CDS
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Suzuki Ciaz.jpg Flag of India.svg  India Used by Army to ferry senior officers
Tata Vajra Tata Vajra.jpg Flag of India.svg  India Used for riot control
Jaguar Land Rover Range Rover Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography 2016.jpg Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Used by special forces for Prime Minister of India road transport

Goods and field transport vehicles

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
Royal Enfield Bullet 350/500 Royal Enfield modified standard 350, black modified.jpg Motorcycle Flag of India.svg  India Used by Corps of Military police and Acrobatic team
Mahindra 550 DXB Mahindra.jpg Light utility vehicle Flag of India.svg  India
Force Gurkha 4x4 Light strike vehicle Flag of India.svg  India Ordered in May 2018 [25] [26]
Tata LPTA 713 TC 2.5 ton (2).jpg Medium 4X4 truckFlag of India.svg  India 2.5 Ton truck. Manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.
Ashok Leyland Stallion Mk III/Mk IV Stallion Indian Army.jpg Medium 4x4
6x6 truck
60,000Flag of India.svg  India 5 Ton trucks, in a wide range of configurations manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.
Tata LPTA 2038 HMV INDIAN ARMY TATA LPTA 2038C.jpg 6x6 high mobility truckFlag of India.svg  India 1858 units on order. [27] To augment and replace older BEML Tatra 6x6 fleet.
Tata 407 Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ)'s Bullet Proof 407.jpg Medium 4x4Flag of India.svg  India Troop carrier as well as Truck
Tata Xenon Tata Xenon.JPG Pickup truckFlag of India.svg  India Troop carrier
BEML Tatra Know Your Army Jalandhar 2009-83.jpg Heavy 4x4 trucks
6x6 trucks
8x8 trucks
10x10 trucks
12x12 trucks
7000 [28] Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  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.
Ashok Leyland Super Stallion Ashok Leyland Stallion 6X6 (9686037415).jpg 6x6, 8x8, 10x10 truckFlag of India.svg  India [29] 10,12 and 15 Ton trucks.
Ashok Leland Super Stallion FAT Le1s 20180228-142634-1-1.jpg Artillery tractor 6x6450Flag of India.svg  India [29]
Volvo FH 12 Agni-V missile during rehearsal of Republic Day Parade 2013.jpg TractorFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Ashok Leyland TopchiMedium 4x4 truckFlag of India.svg  India 3 Ton truck. Gun Towing vehicle
KrAZ-6322 KrAZ-6322 Border Guard Ukraine.jpg Heavy utility truckFlag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Isuzu F-Series Isuzu Plaza Isuzu Forward TKG-FRR.jpg Medium 4x4 truckFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 7 Ton truck
Tata Crash Fire Tender Fire engine 6x6.jpg Fire Tender 6x6Flag of India.svg  India
Tata LPTA 1615 TC TATA LPTA 1615 TC.jpg Artillery tractor truckFlag of India.svg  India
Tata Prima 4038S/4938S Tata Prima Modified (crop).jpg Tractor truckFlag of India.svg  India
Tatra 8x8 Mobile Decontamination Vehicle Haavy ballistic launcher at Indian Army Aviation Corps and Air Defence Arty Joint Display Ex.jpg Mobile decontamination vehicleFlag of India.svg  India
Tata LPTA 1615 C INDIAN ARMY TATA 1615C.jpg Medium 4x2 truckFlag of India.svg  India 10 Ton truck
Tata LP 1512 C INDIAN ARMY TATA 1512 C BUS.jpg Army school bus as well as staff busFlag of India.svg  India
Swaraj Mazda T3500
Swaraj Mazda T3500.jpg
Medium 4x4 truck200+Flag of India.svg  India In service from 1996. 2.5 Ton truck
Sisu Nasu Tracked transport vehicle Sisu NA 110.JPG All-terrain transport vehicleFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
TATA 1210 Field Artillery Tractor INDIAN ARMY TATA 1210 FIELD ARTILLERY TRACTOR.jpg Field artillery tractor and gun towed carrierFlag of India.svg  India

Engineering and support

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
T-55 Kartik ABL MT-55 Militartag - Uffenheim - 2015 .jpg Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 34[ citation needed ]Flag of India.svg  India Status: 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 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of India.svg  India
Based on T-55 tank
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 ]Flag of India.svg  India Developed by CVRDE and manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory.
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 systemFlag of India.svg India8x8 truck-mounted bridging system [30] [31]
Floating bridge
The Amphibious floating bridge & Ferry System gliding down the Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade - 2006, in New Delhi on January 26, 2006.jpg
Flag of India.svg IndiaAmphibious 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 surfacingFlag of India.svg IndiaMounted on Tatra vehicle with automated laying and recovery has been developed for providing mobility in sandy and marshy terrain. [32]
Light Recovery Vehicle Light recovery vehicle (4x4)Flag of India.svg  India Manufactured at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.
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 Engineering vehicle16Flag of India.svg  India BMP-2 based engineering and reconnaissance vehicle (Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle) being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.
WZT-2 Polish WZT-2.jpg Armoured recovery vehicle 222 [33] Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Armoured Vehicle Tracked Light Repair Armoured recovery vehicle Flag of India.svg  India BMP-2 with turret removed and bulldozer blade and other engineering equipment added and being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak. [34]
HRV AV 15 – Heavy Recovery Vehicle BEML Heavy recovery vehicle.jpg Heavy recovery vehicleFlag of India.svg  India Based on Tatra chassis
WZT-3M POL Warsaw WZT-3.jpg Armoured recovery vehicle 352 [35] Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 204 on order. [36] Assembled locally from kits and components produced in India.
VT-72B ARV VT-72M4 CZ 001.JPG Armoured recovery vehicle 200+Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of India.svg  India
Armoured recovery vehicle replacing the Vijayanta ARV
Armored Recovery and Repair Vehicle (Arjun ARRV) Arjun ARRV.jpg Armoured recovery vehicle Flag of India.svg  India Arjun tank chassis based recovery vehicle

Mine protected, clearing and laying

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
Casspir [37] Mechem Casspir Mk II (9686200019).jpg Armoured personnel carrier 165 [38] Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Status: In service.
Aditya Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ)'s Mine Protected Vehicle.jpg Mine protected vehicle1300+Flag of India.svg  India Status: In service. OFB India. 1400 to be produced. 20/month manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak and Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.
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 vehicle24 [39] Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Flag of India.svg India
Status: In service. Manufactured locally by OFB India
T-72 FWMP T-72 FWMP.jpg Mine plow Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of India.svg  India
Status: In service.
Sarath Surface Mine Clearing System on Sarath manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak.jpg Mine plow Flag of India.svg  India Status: In-service.

Unmanned ground vehicle

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
DRDO Daksh Daksh.JPG Bomb disposal robot 190+Flag of India.svg  India Status: In service. The Army has placed orders for 200 Dakshs. [40] Newer version is also been In service. [41]

Armoured combat vehicles

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
Tanks
Arjun MBT Arjun MBT bump track test 2.JPG Main battle tank 124 (Mk I)
Flag of India.svg  India In service (Mk 1). [42] [43]
118 Arjun Mk.1A (60Mt/1400hp) ordered after clearing Army trials in February 2015. Arjun MBT Mk. II was to be fielded by 2016. [44] [45]
Arjun Mk II side (2).JPG 118 (Mk.1A)
T-90S "Bhishma"
T-90M
Indian Army T-90.jpg Main battle tank 2,078 [46] Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of India.svg  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-90Ms. In all, India plans to have over 2000+ T-90 tanks in service by mid of 2020. [47] A contract for additional 464 T-90MS was placed in November 2019. [48] [49]
T-72 Ajeya
Combat Improved Ajeya
T-72 Ajeya1.jpg Main battle tank 2,410 [50] [51] Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Flag of India.svg  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. [52]
Infantry fighting vehicles
BMP-2 "Sarath" Indian Army BMP-2.jpg Infantry fighting vehicle 2691 [53] Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of India.svg 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 added each year. To enhance the rate to 125 a year. [54] Currently ~2500 are in active service. [54] Manufactured locally in India by Ordnance Factory Medak. All BMP-2/2K vehicles are to be upgraded to BMP-2M standard. [55]
Tarmour AFV Armoured personnel carrier 900*Flag of India.svg  India
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Status: In service. Based on Indian T-55 Tank.[ citation needed ] *Potential quantity based on existing T-55 stock.
Abhay IFV Infantry fighting vehicle Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: approx 2600 planned to replace the old BMP-2
Armoured personnel carriers
BTR-50 BTR-50-latrun-1-2.jpg Armoured personnel carrier 100+Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Status: Total 200 in service.
TATA Kestrel Tata DRDO Kestrel.jpg Armoured personnel carrier Flag of India.svg  India Small number posted at Indo-pak border out of 200 ordered, yet to be fully delivered.
Mahindra Armored Light Specialist Vehicle (ALSV) Mahindra ALSV-5.jpg Armoured personnel carrier Flag of India.svg  India Small number posted in UN Peace keeping force at DR Congo [56]
Mahindra Straton Plus Mahindra-Defence Straton.jpg Armoured personnel carrier Flag of India.svg  India Small number posted in UN Peace keeping force [57]
Tank destroyers
NAMICA Nag with NAMICA Defexpo-2008.JPG Tank destroyer Flag of India.svg  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 200. Production started jointly by Ordnance Factory Medak and L&T.
9P148 BRDM-2 Anti-tank vehicle.jpg Tank destroyer Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  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 carrier198 + 21 orderedFlag of India.svg IndiaIn 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 vehicleFlag of India.svg  India BMP-2 based communication vehicle.
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 ambulance162 [58] Flag of India.svg IndiaIn service. BMP-2 based armoured ambulance developed by VRDE and produced by Ordnance Factory Medak, 288 ordered.
NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle CBRN Recce vehicle during Republic Day Parade 2017.jpg CRBN reconnaissance vehicle 16Flag of India.svg IndiaIn service. BMP-2 based CRBN developed by VRDE and produced by Ordnance Factory Medak.Vehicle [59]
Mahindra Rakshak Rakshak.JPG Armoured vehicleFlag of India.svg IndiaBulletproof vehicle with composite armour which offers protection against 7.62 mm bullets. [60] [61] [62]
Renault Sherpa Light Festival automobile international 2012 - Renault Sherpa light Scout - 006.jpg Light tactical vehicleFlag of France.svg  France Used by National Security Guard & Central Industrial Security Force [63]

Light armoured vehicle

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
Force Gurkha 4x4 Light Strike Vehicle Flag of India.svg  India Ordered in May 2018 [64] [65]

Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials

NameImageTypeOriginNotes
Tata Motors LAMVLight armoured multipurpose vehicleFlag of India.svg  India Undergoing trials as of 2015.
Mahindra and Mahindra Straton PlusMine resistance vehicleFlag of India.svg  India Already used by United Nations Protection Force for peace keeping missions [66]
Mahindra and Mahindra ALSVLight armoured multipurpose vehicleFlag of India.svg  India
Kalyani Group M4Armed car for multi purposeFlag of India.svg  India light armed car made by Kalyani group

Artillery

NotesImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
Dhanush Howitzer Indian Army Aviation Corps and Air Defence Arty Joint Display Ex 2.jpg Howitzer 24Flag of India.svg  India In Service. 24 pieces delivered to the Army. Total 114 guns on order. Order may increase to 414. [67] [68] [69] [70]
Bharat 52 Howitzer 2Flag of India.svg  India Undergoing trials. Made by Kalyani Group. 400+guns will be inducted in the near future
DRDO Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) ATAGS.jpg Howitzer 2Flag of India.svg  India Undergoing user 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). [71]
M777 howitzer M777 Light Towed Howitzer 1.jpg Howitzer 145 [72] Flag of the United States.svg  United States In service. 145 ordered through FMS as of June 2016. [73]
Haubits FH77/B Haubits 77BMK2.JPG Howitzer 410 [74] Flag of Sweden.svg  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 Sharang M-46 Lutsk.jpg Field gun 600Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
In service. 180 M-46 130 mm howitzer guns were upgraded to 155 mm standard by Soltam in 2008. [75] 300 M-46 guns are to be upgraded by OFB to 155 mm/45 calibre. [75] These upgunned 155 mm M-46 guns developed by the OFB are referred to as "Sharang" guns.
D-30 Khaubitsa D-30 122mm.jpg Howitzer 550Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union In service/Being replaced. Being replaced by the M-46.
Indian Field Gun MK 1/2/3 Indian Army Aviation Corps and Air Defence Arty Joint Ex 3 (cropped).jpg Field gun 1700Flag of India.svg  India In service. Being upgraded with digital FCS and INS, to extend the range up to 30 km with bleed base;
Light Field Gun Ranjit Lal Jetley at the Pragati Maidan Defence exhibition.jpg Field gun 700+Flag of India.svg  India In service. 105mm gun. Ongoing upgrade.
K9 Vajra-T Rajnath Singh in the K9 VAJRA-T on January 16, 2020.jpg Self-propelled artillery 100 [76] Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Flag of India.svg  India
In service. 155 mm howitzer, 100 units were ordered with an option for an additional 50, variant of K9 Thunder. Will be manufactured by Larsen & Toubro. [77] [78]
Smerch 9K58 MBRL
Smerch Indian Army.jpg
Multiple rocket launcher 62Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Status: In service. 300 mm multiple rocket launch system.
Pinaka MBRL Pinaka.JPG Multiple rocket launcher 126Flag of India.svg  India In service (Mk1, 40km range).
In service (90km range.)
Under Development (Mk3, 120km range.) 214 mm multiple rocket launch system. Replacing the 122 mm BM-21. [79] Being produced at a heavy rate of 5000 missiles per year. [80] 6 more regiments on order to be produced by Larsen and toubro and tata.
BM-21
BM21 Indian Army.jpg
Multiple rocket launcher 150+Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Status: In service/Being replaced.

Missile systems

Anti-tank guided missiles

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
MPATGM DRDO flight tests MPATGM in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh on September 11, 2019.jpg Anti-tank guided missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Under Development/Testing. Range 2.5-2.8 km. [81]
DhruvAstra ILA Berlin 2012 PD 017.JPG Air launched anti-tank missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: In development. It has been tested on 12 July 2015. It is to be used, in the near future, for HAL LCH and HAL Rudra.
SAMHO Cannon-launched laser guided missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: In development.
MILAN 2T MILAN P1220770.jpg Anti-tank guided missile 34,000Flag of France.svg France
Flag of India.svg India
Status: Inducted. Man portable and purchased from France [82]
9M133 Kornet
(AT-14 Spriggan)
9M133 Kornet.JPG Anti-tank guided missile 3000Flag of Russia.svg RussiaStatus: Inducted. Man portable and purchased with 250 Launchers
9K114 Shturm
(AT-6 Spiral)
9M120 Ataka.jpg Anti-tank guided missile 800Flag of Russia.svg RussiaStatus: Inducted.
9M120 Ataka-V
(AT-9 Spiral-2)
Engineering Technologies 2010 Part7 0032 copy.jpg Anti-tank guided missile Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Status: Inducted.
9M119 Svir
(AT-11 Sniper)
9M119F1 Invar-M.jpg Anti-tank guided missile 25000Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Flag of India.svg India
Status: Inducted. Bharat Dynamics (BDL) signed a contract with MOD for Invar anti-tank guided missiles on 19-Aug-2013. [83] [84] It is reported that 10000 will be procured from Russia while BDL will manufacture 15000. [85]
9M113 Konkurs
(AT-5 Spandrel)
Strel'ba-PTRK-perenos.jpg Anti-tank guided missile 15,140Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Flag of India.svg India
Status: Inducted. For BMP-2 (IFV), manufactured locally in India. Total cost of the acquisition being ₹13.77 billion. [86]
Spike (ATGM) SPIKE ATGM.jpg Anti-tank guided missile 210Flag of Israel.svg IsraelStatus: Inducted. 210 missiles and 12 launchers at a cost of ₹2.8 billion rupees($40.3 million). [87]

Ballistic, cruise and anti-ballistic missiles

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginRange
Prahaar
Prahaar Missile.jpg
Tactical ballistic missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted. 150-200km range.
BrahMos
Brahmos launcher Republic day.jpg
Cruise missile 150 TELs [88] Flag of India.svg India
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Status: Inducted. 300-600km range.
Nirbhay
Nirbhay missiles during Republic Day Parade 2018.jpg
Cruise missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Under development/testing. 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. [89] 1,000 –1500 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 (SRBM)30 [90] Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted. 150–350 km range.
Prithvi-III Prithvi-II missile launch on 11 March 2011 (cropped).jpg Short-range ballistic missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted. 350-650  km range.
Shaurya 'Shourya' missile test fired on November 12, 2008.jpg hypersonic surface-to-surface tactical missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted. 700-1900 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 12 [91] Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted. 700–1250km range.
Agni-II
Agni-II missile (Republic Day Parade 2004).jpeg
Intermediate-range ballistic missile 12 [92] Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted. 2000–3500km range.
Agni-III
Agni-III Republic day.jpg
Intermediate-range ballistic missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted. 3500–5000km range.
Agni-IV
Agni-IV A4.png
Intercontinental ballistic missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted. 4000–6000km range.
Agni-V
Agni-V missile during rehearsal of Republic Day Parade 2013.jpg
Intercontinental ballistic missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted in 2014. 5000-8000km range (Tested in April 2012 and September 2013. All successful launches [93] )
Agni-VI Intercontinental ballistic missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Development halted. Expected range was 11,000–12,000km range.
Surya missile Intercontinental ballistic missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Speculated to be under development. Expected range 16000Km.

Air defence

Air defence
NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
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 Ballistic missile defence system

390

Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Induction phase. Similar to American THAAD. Developed under Phase I Indian BMD Programme. 2000 km range and flight ceiling of 50 to 80 km. Delhi deployment by 2023 Mumbai Deployment by 2025
PDV Mark II DRDO's Ballistic Missile Defence interceptor being launched for an ASAT test on 27 March 2019.jpg Ballistic missile defence system/Anti-satellite weapon Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Under developmen/induction. It is under Phase 2 Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme. Flight ceiling of 150 km and operational range 1500-2000 km
Advance Air Defence AAD Launch Crop.jpg Surface-to-air missile
Ballistic missile defence system
170Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Induction phase. It can be also used as Anti-aircraft missile. It has 150 km range and flight ceiling of 30 km.
S-400 Triumf
S-400 S-400 Triumf launch vehicle.JPG
S-400
Mobile surface-to-air missile system5 regiments (18-20 TEL's per regiment)Flag of Russia.svg RussiaStatus: Ordered India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the deal, IGA formally signed. Order includes 5 regiments, each regiment will have 18-20 launchers & 200 missiles. Deliveries will be starting from the end of 2020. [94]
Barak-8
Barak 8 launcher.jpg
Surface-to-air missile 5 regiments (40TEL's per regiment)Flag of India.svg India
Flag of Israel.svg Israel
Status: Inducted. Medium range surface to air missile. [95]
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
Surface-to-air missile 2 regiments (250TEL's per regiment/ 3 missile per TEL)Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted indigenous surface-to-air missile to replace SA6. 2 regiments in service. Akash 1S tested with indigenous seeker.Akash Mk2 with increased range of 100 km under development. [96] Ordered for 2 additional regiments of AKASH 1S was placed in May 2017. [97]
SPYDER SPYDER.jpg Short and medium range mobile air defence system18Flag of Israel.svg IsraelThe SPYDER systems were delivered starting in 2012. 18 SPYDER-MRs along with 750 Python-5 surface to air missiles (SAMs) and 750 Derby SAMs has been delivered.
DRDO QRSAM Second test of DRDO QRSAM (cropped).jpg Surface-to-air missile Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Development complete, cleared for production (2021-22). Some reserve units have been deployed in Eastern Ladakh. 72 regiments planned for Plain & Mountain IBGs.
S-200 ZRK S-200V 2007 G1.jpg Surface-to-air missile Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Status: Being phased out
Kub (SA-6 Gainful) Sa6 1.jpg Surface-to-air missile 180 (as of 2012)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Status: To be replaced by Akash
9K33 Osa (SA-8 Gecko) Bulgarian SA-8.jpg 6x6 amphibious surface-to-air missile system80Flag of Russia.svg RussiaTo be replaced by QR SAM
9K35 Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher) Strela 10.jpg Surface-to-air missile 250 (as of 2012)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union To be replaced by QR SAM
9K22 Tunguska [98] 2008 Moscow Victory Day Parade - 9K22 Tunguska.jpg Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon 66Flag of Russia.svg Russia2S6M variant in service with corps of air defence. [99]
ZSU-23-4M Shilka ZSU-23-4 Shilka 01.jpg Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun 75 (as of 2010)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union To be upgraded.
ZSU-23-2 Zu-23 30 M1-3 - InnovationDay2013part1-40.jpg Anti-aircraft artillery800Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Twin 23mm AA gun
Bofors 40 mm gun Bofors L60 IWM England.jpg Anti-aircraft artillery2,000+Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Primary anti-aircraft gun of the Indian Army
9K38 Igla IGLA-S MANPADS at IDELF-2008.jpg MANPADS 2500Flag of Russia.svg Russia
FIM-92 Stinger 1-7 repels enemy assault at Lava Training Area 140203-M-OM885-094.jpg MANPADS
air-to-air version
245Flag of the United States.svg  United States Status: Inducted. 245 Stinger with launchers inducted. [100]

Aircraft

Helicopters (209)
AircraftPhotoOriginRoleVersionNumberComment
Boeing AH-64 Apache Apache at Air Force Day Parade, at Air Force Station Hindan, in Ghaziabad (cropped).jpg Flag of the United States.svg USA Heavy Attack helicopter AH-64E22Status: On service
Boeing said it completed delivery of all 22 Apache and 15 Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force and is fully committed to meet their operational needs of the Indian armed forces. The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters, and is flown by the US Army.
HAL Light Combat Helicopter HAL LCH at Aero india 2013.JPG Flag of India.svg  India Light Attack helicopter LCH5Status: On order
Total 162 are on order.

2LCH deployed in Ladakh.The HAL Light Combat Helicopter is an Indian multi-role attack helicopter designed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. It is the world’s lightest attack helicopter and its flight ceiling is the highest among all attack helicopters. It has been ordered for both the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army.

HAL Rudra HAL Rudra at Aero India 2013.JPG Flag of India.svg  India Attack helicopter ALH-WSI70Status: In service
Rudra is an attack helicopter manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Army. It is the Weapon System Integrated (WSI) Mk-IV variant of the Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). Rudra is the first armed helicopter being produced indigenously in India.
HAL Dhruv IA-1136 HAL Dhruv (Indian Army).jpg Flag of India.svg  India Utility helicopter MK1/MK2/MK3109 [101] Status: In service
Kamov Ka-226 Kamov Ka-226 MAKS 2005.jpg Flag of India.svg India
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Utility helicopter Ka-226TStatus: On order
200 to be built in India at HAL Helicopter Manufacturing plant being built at Tumkuru. [102]
HAL Light Utility Helicopter HAL - Light Utility Helicopter (LUH).jpg Flag of India.svg  India Utility helicopter/Observation Helicopter LUHStatus: Under development/Undergoing trials
First flight held on 6 September 2016. 126 Ordered for the army out of 187 to be produced.Waiting for Indian Army certification after high altitude trials in August 2020. [103]
HAL Cheetah, Cheetal & Lancer Indian Army's HAL Cheetah at Leh cropped.JPG Flag of India.svg  India Utility helicopter
Utility helicopter
Counter-insurgency
Cheetah
Cheetal
Lancer
23 [104]
4 [104]
12
Status: In service. [104]
They are expected to be replaced by Kamov 226T Helicopters in near future and there after by indigenously being developed HAL Light Utility Helicopter.

UAVsUAVs

AircraftPhotoOriginRoleVersionNumberComment
IAI Heron Salon du Bourget 20090619 075.jpg Flag of Israel.svg Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle 50+
IAI Searcher IAI-Searcher1.jpg Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle Searcher II
Searcher I
120+
IAI Harpy Paris Air Show 2007-06-24 n25.jpg Flag of Israel.svg Israel Unmanned combat aerial vehicle 40
IAI Harop IAI Harop PAS 2013 01.jpg Flag of Israel.svg Israel Unmanned combat aerial vehicle 110+ [105] 54 more on order
DRDO Rustom 2 DRDO Rustom.JPG Flag of India.svg India Unmanned combat aerial vehicle Status: Under development/Undergoing trials. First flight held on 16 November 2016.

Radar

NameImageTypeQuantityOriginNotes
Rajendra
Rajendra Radar during Republic Day 2019.jpg
Passive electronically scanned array radar Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted.
INDRA
Sri Lanka Military 0257.jpg
Passive electronically scanned array radar Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: 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 Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted.
Rohini
Rohini radar at 2010 Republic Day Parade.jpg
3D radar Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: 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 Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted.
Transportable Satellite Terminal Transportable Satellite Terminal.jpg Electronic warfare Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted.
DRDO Air Defence Tactical Control Radar (ADTCR) DRDO ADTCR.jpg Air defence Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Development.
BharaniLow-level lightweight 2D radarFlag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted.
Multi Mission RadarMulti mission radarFlag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Development.
Short Range Battle Field Surveillance RadarShort range battle field surveillance radar Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Inducted.
Through wall detection Radar Through wall detection Radar Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Development. Prototype ready.
Ground Penetration Radar Ground penetration radar Flag of India.svg IndiaStatus: Development. Prototype ready.

Future procurements

Vehicles

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.[ citation needed ] The requirement for artillery guns to be met with indigenous development and production. [107] Production of crucial bi-modular charge system will be started soon at Nalanda ordnance factory. HEMRL, a DRDO lab has developed the technology indigenously. [108]

Infantry equipment

Aviation

See also

Related Research Articles

Indian Army Land based branch of the Indian Armed Forces

The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army, and its professional head is the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is a four-star general. Two officers have been conferred with the rank of field marshal, a five-star rank, which is a ceremonial position of great honour. The Indian Army originated from the armies of the East India Company, which eventually became the British Indian Army, and the armies of the princely states, which were merged into the national army after independence. The units and regiments of the Indian Army have diverse histories and have participated in a number of battles and campaigns around the world, earning many battle and theatre honours before and after Independence.

Indian Air Force Air warfare branch of Indias military

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire which honoured India's aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in the name of Dominion of India. With the government's transition to a Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed.

<i>Arjun</i> (tank) Type of Main battle tank

The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), for the Indian Army. The tank is named after Arjun, the archer prince who is the main protagonist of the Indian epic Mahabharata.

Defence Research and Development Organisation Government agency in India

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is an agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence of the Government of India, charged with the military's research and development, headquartered in Delhi, India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production of the Indian Ordnance Factories with the Defence Science Organisation.

Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme

The Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) was an Indian Ministry of Defence programme for the research and development of the comprehensive range of missiles. The programme was managed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Ordnance Factories Board in partnership with other Indian government political organisations. The project started in 1982–83 under the leadership of Abdul Kalam who oversaw its ending in 2008 after these strategic missiles were successfully developed.

Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher Type of Rocket artillery

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Army. The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 75 km for Mark-II, and can fire a salvo of 12 HE rockets in 44 seconds. The system is mounted on a Tatra truck for mobility. Pinaka saw service during the Kargil War, where it was successful in neutralising enemy positions on the mountain tops. It has since been inducted into the Indian Army in large numbers.

M777 howitzer Type of Towed howitzer

The M777 howitzer is a towed 155 mm artillery piece. It succeeded the M198 howitzer in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army in 2005. The M777 is also used by the ground forces of Australia, Canada, India and Saudi Arabia. It made its combat debut in the War in Afghanistan.

Indian Armed Forces Combined military forces of India

The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of India. It consists of three professional uniformed services: the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. Additionally, the Indian Armed Forces are supported by the Indian Coast Guard and paramilitary organisations and various inter-service commands and institutions such as the Strategic Forces Command, the Andaman and Nicobar Command and the Integrated Defence Staff. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Armed Forces are under the management of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Government of India. With strength of over 1.4 million active personnel, it is the world's second-largest military force and has the world's largest volunteer army. It also has the third-largest defence budget in the world. As per 2015 Credit Suisse report, the Indian Armed Forces is the world's fifth-most powerful military, whereas the 2020 GlobalFirepower report lists it as the fourth most-powerful military.

India's Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) is a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Located in Pune, it is the main DRDO lab involved in the development of conventional armaments.

<i>Vijayanta</i> Type of Main battle tank

The Vijayanta was a main battle tank built in India based on a licensed design of the Vickers Mk.1. The Vijayanta was the first indigenous tank of the Indian Army.

Bharat Dynamics Limited

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) is one of India's manufacturers of ammunitions and missile systems. It was founded in 1970 in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. BDL was established in the year 1970 to be a manufacturing base for guided weapon systems. Begun with a pool of engineers drawn from Indian Ordnance Factories, DRDO and aerospace industries, BDL began by producing a first generation anti-tank guided missile - the French SS11B1. This product was a culmination of a licence agreement the Government of India entered into with Aerospatiale. BDL has three manufacturing units, located at Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, Telangana; Bhanur, Medak district, Telangana and Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Swathi Weapon Locating Radar Counter-battery radar

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Nag (missile) Anti-tank guided missile

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The Regiment of Artillery is an operational arm of the Indian Army. Formerly part of Royal Indian Artillery (RIA) of British Indian Army which itself traces its origins to the formation of Bombay Artillery in 1827. It was later involved in extensive service in the First World War, in East Africa, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia and Palestine.

The Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) is a towed 155 mm/52 calibre howitzer that is being developed for the Indian Army by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Bharat Forge. ATAGS has greater than 95% indigenous content. During user trials in September 2020 the gun suffered a barrel burst injuring four personnel. The malfunction is expected to setback the program with DRDO going back to the drawing board.

The use of rockets in India, for warfare, dates back to the 18th century. Mysorean rockets were the first iron-cased rockets that were successfully deployed for military use, reverse-engineered by British and introduced in the Europe as Congreve rocket. After British colonisation of India, scientific R&D in Indian dynasties was restricted and military science in India lagged.

33rd Armoured Division, based at Hisar Military Station, is part of I Corps "Strike Corp" of Indian Army. I Corps is a battle formation under South Western Command of Indian Army Headquartered at Jaipur.

Dhanush (howitzer) Type of Towed howitzer

The Dhanush is a 155 mm towed howitzer used by the Indian Army. The gun was approved for series production in 2019. It had struggled to clear user trials, failing on three occasions in a row in 2017.

MPATGM Anti-tank guided missile

The MPATGM, or Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile, is an Indian third-generation fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile derived from Nag ATGM. It is currently under development by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in partnership with Indian defence contractor VEM Technologies Private Limited.

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