Data on Indian Defence
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) Report
India’s arms imports fell 33 % between 2011-15 and 2016-20, country has taken a raft of measures to cut dependence on imported military hardware.
India's top three arms suppliers during 2016-20 were Russia (accounting for 49% of India's imports), France (18%) and Israel (13%), the report said.
According to Sipri, India accounted for 0.2% of the share o
BrahMos missile-Export potential
India and the Philippines signed the “Implementing Arrangement” for “procurement of defense material and equipment procurement”.
This agreement lays the groundwork for sales of defence systems such as the highly anticipated export of the BrahMos cruise missile, through the government-to-government route.
Features of the BrahMos cruise missile system
Research and development of the BrahMos cruise missile sy
Brahmos is the first supersonic cruise missile to enter service.Capable of attaining a speed ofMach 2.8 (almost three times thespeed of sound), it has a range of atleast 290 km (a new version canreach up to 400km).
Travelling with such velocitymeans that it would be difficult forair defence systems utilising surfacetoair missiles to intercept theBrahMos while making it easier for it to target and neutralise advanced fighter jets such as the Chinese J20 fighter aircraft moving at less than M
Despite the huge countries due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, global military spending in 2020 was the highest in at least 22 years, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The world's military expenditure stood at $1,981 billion in 2020. The five biggest spenders, which accounted for 62% of global military expenditure in 2020, were the U.S, China, India, Russia, and the U.K. India's military expenditure as a share of the GDP and total go
Lightweight anti-tank missile tested by DRDO
A new generation of Akash surface-to-air missile was recently flight-tested by the DRDO from an integrated test range off the Odisha coast along with an indigenously developed low weight man-portable anti-tank guided missile.
The new variant of the Akash missile (Akash-NG) has a slightly better range compared to the original version that can strike targets at a distance of around 25 km.
What is Man-Portable Anti Tank Guided M