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This is a list of present equipment used by the Indian Army.

Individual equipment

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Country Notes
Uniforms and Gears
New Battle Dress Uniform (BDU)

(2022–present)

Indian Army in New uniform.jpg
Military camouflage
Combat uniform
 India Status: In service Designed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), comprising of a pixelated camouflage pattern, with improved ergonomics and greater operational efficiency.[1] Was first revealed on Army Day 2022.[2]
Indian Army Snow Camouflage Military camouflage
Combat uniform
 India Status: In service [3]
PC-DPM

(c.2006-2022)

Indian Army personnel with Sig 716i.jpg
Military camouflage
Combat uniform
 France Status: In service/being phased out. Standard uniform since 2006 using French CCE pattern printed on BDU.Being replaced by new NIFT made uniform since 2022.[4]
High altitude combat uniform
The Air Officer Commanding-In-Chief, Western Command, IAF, Air Marshal NAK Browne AVSM VM paying tribute to the war heroes by laying wreath at Siachen War Memorial, during his visit to Siachen Base Camp.jpg
Combat uniform  India Status: In service/being phased out,to be replaced by New Indian Army Snow Camouflage. Used extensively on high altitudes such as Siachen Glacier
Bhabha Kavach
Bulletproof Vest - DRDO - Pride of India - Exhibition - 100th Indian Science Congress - Kolkata 2013-01-03 2577.JPG
Bulletproof vest  India Status: In service, as standard bulletproof vest of the Indian Army. Named after Homi J. Bhabha
Bomb Blast Protection Suit
NSG bomb disposal squad.jpg
Bomb Blast Protection Suit  India In Service, manufactured by DRDO
CBRN Suit
Soldier CBRN.jpg
Chemical, biological, nuclear radiation suit  India Status: In Service, protects from chemical, biological, nuclear radiation.
Head Protective Gear
PATKA
(Model- 1)
(Model- 2)
(Model- 3)
Arsenalakimage.jpg
Protective headgear  India Status: In service (to be phased out), used extensively by several branches of the Indian Army. Variants mentioned provide different areas of protection to the head and are composed of steel and kevlar.[5] Currently being replaced by MKU Advanced Combat Helmets and EXFIL High Cut Helmets[citation needed].
MKU Mukut
211027-F-HY271-0058.jpg
Protective headgear 158,000  India Status: In service. [6]
TATA Advanced Combat Helmet Protective headgear  India Status: In service. [7]
OR-201
Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Infantry Instructors Course (6).jpg
Protective headgear  Israel Status: In service. Used by Para SF, Paratroopers.[8]
Exfil High Cut Ballistic Helmet
Para SF operator in Ladakh (cropped).jpg
Protective headgear  United States Status: In service. used by Para SF[9]
Galvion Viper P2 Protective headgear  United States Status: In service. [7]

Infantry weapons

See also: List of Indian Infantry regiments

Knives and Bayonets

Name Image Type Origin Notes
Khukri
Kukri.jpg
Combat knife  India Status:In Service. Standard issue combat knife of the Indian Army. [10]
M9 Bayonet
Bayonet-Knife M9 w Scabbard.jpg
Bayonet  India Status:In Service. Standard issue combat knife and Bayonet of the Indian Army.
Glock knife
Glock Feldmesser FM 78 noBG.jpg
Bayonet  Austria Status:In Service. Standard service issue knife of the special forces.

Small arms

Name Weapon Type Caliber Origin Country Notes
Handguns
Pistol Auto 9mm 1A
FN Browning High Power (left side).png
Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  India Status: In service, as standard side-arm of the Indian Army, manufactured under license by OFB, used by special forces in small numbers.[11]
Glock
GLOCK 17 Gen 4 Pistol MOD 45160305.jpg
Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Austria Status: In service, as Standard Special Forces pistol.[11]
Beretta Px4 Storm
BerettaPX4Storm.jpg
Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Italy Status: In service, with Special forces.[12]
Nonlinear line of sight weapons
ShootEdge Nonlinear line of sight weapon 9×19mm Parabellum  India Status: In service,can use all pistols in service as main weapon. It is equivalent to Israel's Cornershot[13][14]
DRDO CSWS (CornerShot Weapon System) Nonlinear line of sight weapon 9×19mm Parabellum  India Status: In service Developed by DRDO in collaboration with Zen Technologies, can use all pistols in service as main weapon. It is equivalent to Israel's Cornershot[15][16]
Shotguns
12 Bore PAG
PEO Mossberg 590A1.jpg
Pump action 12-gauge shotgun  India Status: In service [17]
SMGs
Micro-Uzi
Micro-Uzi
Machine pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  Israel Status: In service, Micro-Uzi variant is used by Special Forces.[11]
Heckler & Koch MP5
MP5 Submachine Gun
Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum  West Germany Status: In service, used by Special Forces.[11]
Brügger & Thomet MP9
MP5 Submachine Gun
Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum   Switzerland Status: In Service. Small number of MP9s in service.[18]
SAF Carbine 2A1
SAF Carbine 2A1
Submachine gun 9×19mm Parabellum  India
 United Kingdom
Status: To be replaced, all the remaining SAF Carbine to be replaced by indigenously built close quarter MSMC[19]
Assault rifles
1B1 INSAS
INSAS 1B1 Assault Rifle
Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  India Status: In service (To be replaced), Standard assault rifle of the Indian Army. To be replaced by AK-203 and SIG 716i[20]
AK-203


Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  India
 Russia
Status: On Order. 601,427 rifles to be manufactured in India. 70,000 to be imported from Russia. Total plan is of 670,000+ rifles. Will be the standard service rifle of Indian Army replacing INSAS [21]
SIG 716i
SIG SG 516 14.5″.jpg
Battle rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  United States Status: In service,

72,400 units of SIG 716i in service. Additional 73,000 on order.[22] [23]

FN SCAR L
FN SCAR H
FN SCAR Sideview.png
Assault rifle
Battle rifle
5.56×45mm NATO
7.62x51mm NATO
 Belgium Status: In service, used by special forces.[24]
IWI X95
MicroTavorX95MARS-white.jpg
Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  Israel Status: In Service, manufactured locally by PLR systems.[25]
IMI Tavor TAR-21
IMI Tavor
Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  Israel Status: In service, Standard Special Forces assault rifle[26][27] like Para SF, Garud and Marcos.
M4 carbine
M4A1 Assault Rifle
Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  United States Status: In service, used by special forces.[28]
T91 assault rifle
T91-3 (65).JPG
Assault rifle 5.56×45mm NATO  Taiwan Status: In service, 400 units were bought.[20][29]
AR-M1
A Indian CRPF QRT operator.jpg
Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Bulgaria Bulgaria Status: In service, used by the Army. Modified locally by FAB Defense.[30]
AKM
Indian Army personnel with a Mod. Ak rifle.jpg
Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  Soviet Union Status: In service, used by the Army. Modified locally by FAB Defence and SSS Defence India [20]
AK-47
AK74M FAB Defense tuning (3).jpg
Assault rifle 7.62×39mm  Soviet Union Status: In service, used by the Army. Modified locally by FAB Defence and SSS Defence India.[31]
MPi-KMS-72
MPi KmS 72.jpg
Assault rifle 7.62×39mm East Germany East Germany Status: In service.[32]
Vz. 58
Sa 58-JH04.jpg
Assault rifle 7.62×39mm Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Status: In Service.[32]
Sniper rifles
Dragunov SVD
SVDM sniper rifle at Military-technical forum ARMY-2016 01.jpg
Designated marksman rifle
Sniper rifle
7.62×54mmR  India
 Soviet Union
Status: In service, Standard Designated Marksman rifle (DMR). Upgraded by FAB defence.[33]
IMI Galil 7.62 Sniper
Galil Sniper
Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Israel Status: In service used by Indian Army Special Forces snipers.[11]
Heckler & Koch PSG1
MSG 90 rifle 2014 noBG.jpg
Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany Status: In service, Standard semi-automatic sniper rifle used by Indian Army.[34]
Mauser SP66
Mauser sp66 noBG.png
Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle.[35][36]
SIG Sauer SSG 3000
Sniper Rifle
Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm NATO  Germany Status: In service, Standard bolt-action sniper rifle.[37]
Sako TRG 42
Sako TRG-42 2.jpg
Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum  Finland Status: In service , used by special forces and soldiers deployed along the Line of Control (LoC).[38][39][40]
Beretta Scorpio TGT Sniper rifle .338 Lapua Magnum  Italy Status: In service[41]
Anti-material rifles
Barrett M82
Barrett-M82A1-Independence-Day-2017-IZE-048-white.jpg
Anti-material rifle .50 BMG .416 Barrett  United States Status: In service,used by special forces [24]
Barrett M95
Barrett-M95-Grass.png
Anti-material rifle .50 BMG  United States Status: In service, used in small numbers for anti-sniping role.[41]
OSV-96
ОСВ-96 12,7-мм снайперская винтовка - МАКС-2009 01.jpg
Anti-material rifle 12.7×108mm  Soviet Union Status: In service [42][43]
Vidhwansak
Vidhwansak.jpg
Anti-materiel rifle 12.7×108mm
14.5×114mm
20x82mm
 India Status: In service [44]
Machine guns
FN Minimi
FN MINIMI Standard Right.jpg
Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO  Belgium Status: In service, used by special forces.[45]
IMI Negev NG5
IWI-Negev-Zachi-Evenor-01-white.jpg
Light machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO  Israel Status: In service, Standard Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) of special forces.[45]
IMI Negev NG7
NegevILMachinegun.jpg
Medium machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO  Israel Status: In Service, 16,479 were purchased to replace all Machine Gun 1A in service.[46]
MG 2A1
MG 5A
MG 6A
FN MAG white background.jpg
General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO  India
 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 [45]
Mk 48 machine gun
Mk 48 PEO Soldier.jpg
General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO  Belgium
 United States
Status: In service, with special forces.[47][24]
PK machine gun
7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012 no background.JPG
General-purpose machine gun 7.62×54mmR  India
 Soviet Union
Status: In Service, Used by Front line troops as well as Co-axial weapon on Tanks and APC. Locally manufactured at OFB Tiruchirapalli.[48]
NSV machine gun
NSV machine gun-04.jpg
Heavy machine gun 12.7×108mm  India
 Soviet Union
Status: In Service, Used by Front line troops.[48]
M2 Browning
PEO Browning M2E2 QCB (c1).jpg
Heavy machine gun .50 BMG  United States Status: In service, M2HB variant in service.[49]
Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials
MSMC
DRDOJVPC.png
Submachine gun 5.56×30mm MINSAS  India Status: Trials completed. Ready for induction.[50]
ASMI
DRDO ASMI.jpg
Machine pistol 9×19mm Parabellum  India Status: Undergoing trials.[51]

Explosives

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
MMHG Shivalik
DM51 Transportkoffer.JPG
Hand grenade >1,000,000  India MoD signed a 409 crore deal with Solar Group, Nagpur to buy 10 lakhs grenades. Shivalik grenade is used in hand mode offensive and hand mode defensive. Can be used in rifle mode. Types can be interchanged by changing the outer sleeve of the grenade.
ARDE 40MM UBGL
40MM UBGL.jpg
Grenade launcher (40mm)  India Status: In service. Standard under barrel grenade launcher for INSAS and AK style rifles in the Indian Army. Manufactured by Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli.[52]
Multi Grenade Launcher 40mm
Milkor MGL.jpg
Multi grenade launcher (40mm)  India Status: In service. Semi automatic six shot 40mm x 46mm low velocity grenade launcher. Manufactured at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli.[53]
AT4CS AST
AT4 launcher noBG.jpg
Recoilless rifle (84mm)  Sweden Status: On Order. [54]
Carl Gustav RCL M2/M3/M4
Carl Gustav M3 Kokonaisturvallisuus 2015 noBG.png
Recoilless rifle (84mm)  India
 Sweden
Status: In service. Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle produced by OFB. M4 variant used by special forces.[55][56]
B-300 Shipon
Mk 153 SMAW.png
Rocket launcher (82mm)  Israel Status: In service. Used by special forces.[57]
RPO-A Shmel
RPO-A missile and launcher.jpg
Rocket launcher (93mm)  Russia Status: In service..[58][59]
AGS-30
AGS-30 maks2009.jpg
Automatic grenade launcher  Russia Status: In service..[60]
Mines
Nipun Anti-personnel mine 700,000  India Status: In service. [61]
Prachand Anti-personnel mine 100,000  India Status: In service. [61]
Ulka Anti-personnel mine 100,000  India Status: In service. [61]
Parth Anti-personnel mine 100,000  India Status: In service. [61]

Vehicles

Armoured combat vehicles

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Tanks
Arjun
Arjun MKI Rajpath.jpg
Main battle tank 124 (Mk1)
 India Status:In service.124 Arjun Mk1 and 1 Mk.1A currently in service. [62]
Arjun MK1A field trials.jpg
1(Mk.1A)
118 Mk.1A on order.[63]
T-90S "Bhishma"
T-90S
T-90 Bhisma cropped.jpg
Main battle tank 2078 (T90S) in service. 464 T90 on order.  India
 Russia
Status:In service. Initial contract for 310 "T-90S" signed in 2001. Another contract signed on 26 October 2006 for 347 T-90S MBTs.[64] A third contract was signed in December 2007 for 300 upgraded T-90S. A contract for additional 464 T-90S was placed in November 2019.[65][66]
T-72 Ajeya
Ajeya MK2
T-72 Ajeya1.jpg
Main battle tank 2410[67][68]  India
 Soviet Union
 Poland
Status: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]. Combat Improved Ajeya under trials. Manufactured locally in India. Will be replaced by Future Ready Combat Vehicle.[69]
Infantry fighting vehicles
BMP-2 "Sarath"
Indian Army BMP-2.jpg
Infantry fighting vehicle 2500[70]  India
 Soviet Union
Status:In service. Being modernised with TISAS (Thermal Imaging Stand Alone Sights), better fire control, and more modern ATGM armament (Konkurs M). BMP-1 has been phased out and the upgraded BMP-2 is BMP-2M with two thermobaric missiles and two tandem warhead Konkurs missiles. It also has an integrated TI sight, an LRF, and has an AGL mounted on the turret which is also stabilised in the horizontal plane. 100 upgraded each year. To enhance the rate to 125 a year.[71] Currently ~2500 are in active service.[71] Manufactured locally in India by Ordnance Factory Medak. All BMP-2/2K vehicles are to be upgraded to BMP-2M standard.[72]
Armoured personnel carriers
TATA IPMV
WHAP During Defence Expo 2018.jpg
Armoured personnel carrier  India Status:In Service. First batch of Infantry Protected Mobility Vehicle based on DRDO-TATA Kestral inducted.[73]
Kalyani M4
Kalyani M4 UN.jpg
Armoured personnel carrier  India Status: In Service. A order worth Rs 177.95 crore was place for 27 M4s.[73]
TATA Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle Armoured personnel carrier  India Status:In Service. First batch of Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle inducted.[73]
Mahindra Straton Plus Armoured personnel carrier  India Status: In service. Used by UN Peace keeping force.[74]
OFB Aditya
Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ)
MRAP 1300+  India
 South Africa
Status: In service. Based on Casspir. 1400 to be produced. 20/month manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak and Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.[75]
Casspir[76]
Mechem Casspir Mk II (9686200019).jpg
MRAP >200[77][full citation needed]  South Africa Status: In service.
Mahindra Armored Light Specialist Vehicle Light armoured vehicle  India Status:On Order. 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles ordered worth 1,056 crore. To be delivered by 2024.[78]
Mahindra Marksman
Mahindra Marksman Delhi Police New Delhi.jpg
Light armoured vehicle  India Status:In service. Mainly used for anti terror operations in Kashmir region.[79]
Mahindra Rakshak
Rakshak.JPG
Light armoured vehicle  India In service. All Units will be replaced by Mahindra ALSV until 2024. Bulletproof vehicle with composite armour which offers protection against 7.62 mm bullets.[80][81][82]
Tank destroyers
NAMICA
Nag with NAMICA Defexpo-2008.JPG
Tank destroyer  India Status:On Order. BMP-2 based Nag missile carrier. Advanced version on order after a successful trial in July 2012. 13 units ordered with an option for further orders of up to 200. Production started jointly by Ordnance Factory Medak and L&T.[83]
9P148
BRDM-2 Anti-tank vehicle.jpg
Tank destroyer  Soviet Union To be replaced. [84] Also used as a reconnaissance vehicle.[84]
Miscellaneous vehicles
NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle
CBRN Recce vehicle during Republic Day Parade 2017.jpg
CRBN reconnaissance vehicle 16  India Status:In service. BMP-2 based CRBN developed by CVRDE and produced by Ordnance Factory Medak.[85]
Carrier Mortar Tracked
The Carrier Mortar Tracked Vehicle gliding down the Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade - 2006, in New Delhi on January 26, 2006.jpg
Mortar carrier 220  India Status:In service. BMP-2 based mortar carrier. Developed by CVRDE and manufactured by Ordnance Factory Medak.[86]
DRDO Armoured Ambulance
Armoured Ambulance Tracked Vehicle passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2013, in New Delhi on January 23, 2013.jpg
Armoured ambulance 275[87]  India Status:In service. BMP-2 based armoured ambulance developed by CVRDE and produced by Ordnance Factory Medak, 288 ordered.

Utility and staff transport

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Force Gurkha Light utility vehicle  India In Service, was ordered in 2018. [88][89]
Tata Safari Storme
TATA safari STORME 4*4.jpg
Light utility vehicle >1500[90]  India In service. 3193 units ordered in May 2017.[91] GS800 category.
To replace Maruti Gypsy.[92]
Tata Xenon
Tata Xenon.JPG
Light utility vehicle  India In service. [93]
Tata Sumo
Tata Sumo EX 2.0 TDi 4x4 2001 (15260028476).jpg
Light utility vehicle  India In service. [93]
Mahindra Scorpio
ScorpioDelhi.jpg
Light utility vehicle  India In Service- Armored version in service[94]
Mahindra 550 DXB
Mahindra.jpg
Light utility vehicle  India In service. Used as troop carrier [93]
Maruti Gypsy
Maruti jeep.jpg
Light utility vehicle  India
 Japan
In service. Additional 541 ordered in July 2020.[95][92]
Mitsubishi Pajero
Mitsubishi Pajero 2004.jpg
Staff transport  Japan Deployed at the Indo-Chinese Border[96]
Arctic Cat Alterra TBX 700
Arctic Cat ATV Finnish Border Guard 20100918.jpg
All-terrain vehicle  USA In Service. Used by PARA SF [97]
Polaris Sportsman 6x6 ATV
Lippujuhlan päivän paraati 2014 090 Utin jääkärirykmentti Polaris Sportsman.JPG
All-terrain vehicle  USA

 India

In Service. Used on Indo-Tibetian border [98]
Polaris Ranger
Polaris 570 EFI Ranger Crew (20327592953).jpg
All-terrain vehicle  USA

 India

In Service. Used on Indo-Tibetian border [98]
Polaris MRZR
Special Warefare Command MRZR - Aviation Nation 2019.jpg
All-terrain vehicle  USA In Service. Multi-purpose all-terrain vehicle. In service with Indian Army Northern Command.[99][100]

Goods and field transport vehicles

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
DRDO Prahaar 510
The Prahar–510 passes through the Rajpath during the 62nd Republic Day Parade-2011, in New Delhi on January 26, 2011.jpg
Troop carrier  India [101]
Swaraj Mazda T3500 Light 6x6 truck  Japan In service from 1996.[102]
Tata LPTA 713 TC
2.5 ton (2).jpg
Light 4x4 truck  India 2.5 Ton truck. Manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur.[102]
Ashok Leyland Topchi
Dhanush howitzer during Republic Day Parade 2017.jpg
Light 4x4 truck  India 3 Ton truck. Used as Gun towing vehicle [103]
Tata LPTA 2038 HMV
INDIAN ARMY TATA LPTA 2038C.jpg
Medium 6x6 high mobility truck  India 1858 units on order.[104] To augment and replace older BEML Tatra 6x6 fleet.
Scania SBA111
ART.200015.jpg
Medium 6x6 Artillery tractor  Sweden Indian Army purchased 410 FH77B Bofors howitzers, they also ordered 660 SBAT111S trucks[105]
Ashok Leyland Super Stallion FAT 6x6
Le1s 20180228-142634-1-1.jpg
Medium 6x6 Artillery tractor  India [106]
Ashok Leyland Super Stallion
Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ)
Medium/heavy 6x6
8x8
10x10 truck
 India [106] 10, 12 and 15 Ton trucks.
BEML Tatra
Tatra 815 8x8 NVA.jpg
Medium/heavy 6x6
8x8
10x10
12x12 truck
[107]  India
 Czechoslovakia
License produced Tatra Force heavy truck. Various models. Used for carrying sensitive equipment like Radars as well as vehicle for Pinaka and Smerch MBRL systems. Its entire 6x6 fleet will be replaced by Tata LPTA 2038 HMV.

Engineering and support vehicles

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
WZT-3M
POL Warsaw WZT-3.jpg
Armoured recovery vehicle 352[77]  Poland
 India
204 on order.[108] Assembled locally from kits and components produced in India.
WZT-2
Polish WZT-2.jpg
Armoured recovery vehicle 222[77]  Poland
Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle
The AERV passing through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for Republic Day Parade - 2005, in New Delhi on January 23, 2005.jpg
Armoured engineering vehicle 16  India Status:In service.. 53 on order. BMP-2 based engineering and reconnaissance vehicle (Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle) being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.[109]
AVTLR Armoured engineering vehicle  India BMP-2 based with turret removed and bulldozer blade and other engineering equipment added (Armoured Vehicle Tracked Light Repair) and being manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak.[110]
Hydrema
The Hydrema Demining Vehicle gliding down the Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade - 2006, in New Delhi on January 26, 2006 (1).jpg
Mine clearing vehicle 24[77]
 Denmark
Status: In service.
Bridge Laying Tank T-72
Bridge Layer Tank on Ajeya manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) of Ordnance Factory Board.jpg
Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge  India BLT-72 is a variant of T-72 M1 tank integrated with long Military Load Classification 70 bridge, which can be used to cross canal/stream/river by all tracked & wheeled vehicles in service with Indian Army.[111]
Pontoonova Mostova Subravia (PMS)
Pontoon bridge Indian army.jpg
Pontoon bridge  India Status: In Service[112]
Arjun BLT Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge  India BLT Arjun is a fast and reliable bridge laying system built on the Main Battle Tank Arjun, it is capable of launching a 24 m bridge with in 10 minutes on any wet and dry obstacles, facilitating speedy induction.[113]
Kartik BLT Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge  India [114]
DRDO Sarvatra
15 Metre Sarvatra Bridging System passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2013, in New Delhi on January 23, 2013.jpg
Truck-mounted, multi-span, mobile bridging system 50  India 8x8 truck-mounted bridging system[115][116]
CL 70 Mat Ground Surfacing Truck-mounted mat ground surfacing  India Mounted on Tatra vehicle with automated laying and recovery has been developed for providing mobility in sandy and marshy terrain.[117]

Unmanned ground vehicle

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
DRDO Daksh
Daksh.JPG
Bomb disposal robot 250  India Status: In service.

Artillery

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Rocket artillery
Smerch 9K58 MBRL
Smerch 30MM hemant rawat (11).jpg
Multiple rocket launcher Total 972 launchers.[118]  Russia
 India
Status: In service. 300 mm multiple rocket launch system having a range of max 90 km.[119]
Pinaka MBRL
Pinaka MBRL at rehearsal of Republic Day Parade 2011.jpg
Multiple rocket launcher Total 288 launchers.[118][120]  India Status:In service. (Mk1, 37–45 km range)
Status:In service. (Mk2, 60 km range).
[121] Being produced at a rate of 5000 missiles per year.[122] 3 more regiments of Pinaka Mark 1 & 6 more regiments of Pinaka Mark 2 on order to be produced by Larsen and Toubro and Tata by 2022. Army all set to have total 22 regiments of pinaka launchers by 2028.
BM-21
DRS-122 georgian MLRS (3).jpg
Multiple rocket launcher Total 240 launchers  India
 Soviet Union
Status:In service (All 240 Units will be replaced by Pinaka Mark 1 MBRL until 2023). BM-21 is a 122 mm multiple rocket launch system. It is upgraded indigenously & its firing range is extended up to 40 km by DRDO .[123]
Self-propelled artillery
K9 Vajra-T
Rajnath Singh in the K9 VAJRA-T on January 16, 2020.jpg
155 mm Self-propelled artillery 100[124]  India
 South Korea
Status:In service. All 100 units were delivered. 2nd batch of additional 200 units are planned to be ordered soon,[125] variant of K9 Thunder.[126] Manufactured by Larsen & Toubro in India.[127][128]
Towed artillery
Dhanush (howitzer)
Indian Army Aviation Corps and Air Defence Arty Joint Display Ex 2.jpg
155 mm/ 45 caliber Towed Howitzer 12 [129]  India Status:In Service. Total 114 guns on order. Order may increase to 414.[130]
BAE Systems M777
M777 Light Towed Howitzer 1.jpg
155 mm Light Towed Howitzer 89 [131]  India
 United Kingdom
Status:In service. Total 145 ordered. Assembled in India by Mahindra Defense[132]
Haubits FH77A/B
Bofors gun 155mm.jpg
155 mm Howitzer 410[133]  Sweden Status:In service. All will be replaced by end of 2025 with OFB Dhanush howitzer . 155 mm gun made by Bofors. 410 acquired from 1986 to 1991. To be replaced in near future by the Dhanush (howitzer).
M-46 Sharang
M-46 Lutsk.jpg
130 mm/155 mm Field gun 860 + 240 Upgraded into Sharang. Total 1100.  Soviet Union
 Israel
 India
Status:In service. 180 M-46 130 mm howitzer guns were upgraded to 155 mm standard by Soltam in 2008.[134] 300 M-46 guns are to be upgraded by OFB to 155 mm/45 calibre.[134] These upgunned 155 mm M-46 guns developed by the OFB are referred to as "Sharang" guns.
OFB Indian Field Gun Mk 1/2/3
Indian Field Gun.jpg
105 mm Field gun 1700  India Status:In service. Being upgraded with digital FCS and INS, to extend the range up to 30 km with bleed base.[135]
Static artillery
Vijayanta MBT
WLUS (25).jpg
105 mm Pillbox 200  India In Service. 105 MM Gun, used as static defence on LOC.[136]
T-55 MBT
T-55 (Russian-built tank).jpg
105 mm Pillbox 700  India
 Soviet Union
In Service. 105 MM Gun, used as static defence on LOC.[136]
Future procurements or currently under Army trials
DRDO Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)
ATAGS.jpg
155 mm/ 52 calibre Towed Gun 7  India Undergoing trials, DRDO conducted the first proof firing of armament for the ATAGS on 14 th July, 2016. 40 guns on order production will start soon. In August 2018, Defence Acquisition Council approved the procurement of 150 ATAGS with an estimated cost of 3,364.78 crore (US$420 million).[137]

Missile systems

See also: List of Indian artillery regiments

Anti-tank guided missiles

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Spike
Spike LR-II[138]
SPIKE ATGM.jpg
Anti-tank guided missile 400+  Israel Status:In service. Army operates more than 400 Spike MR and Spike LR-II missiles while Indian Air Force procured Spike-NLOS for Mi-17 helicopters.[139][140]
MILAN 2T
MILAN P1220770.jpg
Anti-tank guided missile 34,000  India
 France
Status:In service.Man portable and purchased from France and locally licensed manufactured in India by Bharat Dynamics Limited[141]
9M119 Svir
(AT-11 Sniper)
9M119F1 Invar-M.jpg
Anti-tank guided missile 25,000  India
 Russia
Status:In service. Bharat Dynamics Limited signed a contract with MOD for Invar anti-tank guided missiles on 19-Aug-2013.[142] It is reported that 10000 will be procured from Russia while BDL will manufacture 15,000.[143]
9M113 Konkurs - M
(AT-5 Spandrel)
9M113 Konkurs (AT-5 Spandrel)
Anti-tank guided missile 15,140  India
 Russia
Status:In service. For BMP-2 (IFV), manufactured locally in India by Bharat Dynamics Limited.[144]
9M133 Kornet
(AT-14 Spriggan)
9M133 Kornet.JPG
Anti-tank guided missile 3000  Russia Status:In service. Man portable and purchased with 250 launchers.[145]
9M120 Ataka-V
(AT-9 Spiral-2)
Engineering Technologies 2010 Part7 0032 copy.jpg
Anti-tank guided missile  Russia Status:In service. [146]
9K114 Shturm
(AT-6 Spiral)
9M120 Ataka.jpg
Anti-tank guided missile 800  Russia Status:In service.[146]
DhruvAstra
ILA Berlin 2012 PD 017.JPG
Air launched anti-tank missile  India Status: Completed user trials and Ready for Induction.[147]
MPATGM
MPATGM launched in final deliverable configuration.jpg
Man-portable Anti-tank guided missile  India Status: Final trial completed and ready for induction. [148]
Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials
SAMHO (missile)
SAMHO.png
Cannon launched anti-tank guided missile  India Status: Under development/Testing. DRDO conducted three successful developmental tests on 22 September, 1 October 2020 and 29 June 2022.[149][150]

Air Defence

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
Anti-Satellite Missile Systems
Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) Mk-II

Launch of DRDO

Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile / Anti-satellite weapon  India Status: In service. Dual-stage solid-fueled missile with final kinetic-kill stage. It can shoot down targets moving at 10 km per second in orbits as high as 1,200 km[151]
Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems
Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV)

Target missile for Advanced Area Defence interceptor test.jpg

Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile  India Status: In service. Dual-stage solid-fueled missile. It can intercept targets above 150km. [151]
Prithvi Air Defence (PAD)
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
Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile  India Status: being replaced by Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV). Dual-stage liquid-fueled missile. It can intercept targets at 80km. [151]
Advanced Air Defence (AAD)
Advance Air Defence (AAD-02) interceptor missile in flying mode, launched from wheeler island of Dhamra coast in Orissa.jpg
Endo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile  India Status: In service.[151]
Air Defence Systems
S-400 Triumph
С-400 «Триумф».JPG
Long-range mobile surface-to-air missile system 5 regiments. Each regiment will have two batteries with eight launchers each. Total 80 launchers.[152]  Russia Status: In service. 1 regiment delivered. 4 more regiments on order.[153][154] 400 km operational range
Barak-8 (MR-SAM)
Medium Range Surface to Air Missile successfully test launched on December 23, 2020.jpg
Medium-range surface-to-air missile 5 regiments (8 TELs per Regiment,40 Launchers).  India
 Israel
Status: In service. Medium range surface to air missile.[155] 70 km operational range and flight ceiling of 16 km.To be integrated with S-400.
Akash
Akash Prime (1).jpg
Medium-range surface-to-air missile 4 regiments for army (50+ launchers).[156]

15 squadrons for IAF (100+launchers).

 India Status: In service. Indigenous surface-to-air missile to replace SA6.4

regiments in service including Akash 1S with 40 km operational range and flight ceiling of 20 km. Akash NG with increased range of 70–80 km being tested.[157]

SPYDER
IAF SPYDER.jpg
Medium-range surface-to-air missile 18 regiments in service.  Israel Status: In service. [158] 18 SPYDER-MRs Regiments along with 750 Python-5 surface to air missiles (SAMs) and 750 Derby SAMs has been delivered. 50 km operational range and flight ceiling of 16 km.
QRSAM Short-range surface-to-air missile Unknown  India Status: In service. Limited Numbers in service. Further planned, 25 km operational range and flight ceiling of 10 km[citation needed]
Kub (SA-6 Gainful)
Sa6 1.jpg
Surface-to-air missile 180  Soviet Union Status: In service (To be replaced by Akash). 180 in service as of 2012.[159]
9K33 Osa (SA-8 Gecko)
The OSA-AK Weapons System passes through the Rajpath during the 60th Republic Day Parade-2009, in New Delhi on January 26, 2009.jpg
Surface-to-air missile system 80  Russia Status: In service (To be replaced by QRSAM). [159]
9K35 Strela-10 (SA-13 Gopher)
Strela 10.jpg
Surface-to-air missile 200  Soviet Union Status: In service (Currently under upgradation with indigenous EO systems and the 9M333 missiles). 200 in service as of 2012.[159]
Man-portable air-defense systems
FIM-92 Stinger
FIM-92 (JASDF) noBG.png
Man-portable air-defense system 245  United States Status: In service. 245 Stinger Air-to-Air Variant missiles for AH-64E helicopters inducted.[160]
9K38 Igla (SA-18)
9K338 Igla-S
SA-7.jpg
Man-portable air-defense system 2500  Russia Status: In service. [161] Additional 24 launchers, 216 missiles Igla-S system indutucted.[162]
Air defence - anti-aircraft gun systems
ZSU-23-4M Shilka
Upgraded Schilka Weapon system passes through the Rajpath, at the 72nd Republic Day Celebrations, in New Delhi on January 26, 2021.jpg
Anti-aircraft gun 75  Soviet Union
 India
Status: In service. Upgraded by Bharat Electronics Limited with AESA Fire Control Rader. 75 in service as of 2010.
2K22 Tunguska[163]
The Tangushka Mount System gliding down the Rajpath during the Republic Day Parade - 2006, in New Delhi on January 26, 2006.jpg
Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon SAMs) 66  Russia Status: In service. 2S6M variant in service with corps of air defence.[164]
L-70 Upgraded
L-70.png
Anti-aircraft gun/Anti Drone System 200  India
 Sweden
Status: In service. Older L-70 system upgraded by Bharat Electronics Limited. Also used as anti drone system by integrating it with Zen Anti-Drone System .[165][166]
L-70
L70.jpg
Anti-aircraft gun 1000+  India
 Sweden
Status: In service. Bought in the 1960s from Sweden. To be upgraded by Bharat Electronics Limited.[165]
Sudarshan CIWS Close-in weapon system Unknown  India Status: In Service [167]
Bofors L60 IWM
Bofors L60 IWM England.jpg
Anti-aircraft gun Unknown  Sweden Status: In service (To be replaced by Sudarshan CIWS). [168]
ZU-23-2
Zu-23 30 M1-3 - InnovationDay2013part1-40.jpg
Anti-aircraft gun 468+  Soviet Union

 India

Status: In service. Upgraded locally with electro-optical fire control system for detecting, tracking and engaging targets with precision. [169]

Ballistic and cruise missiles

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
BrahMos
Brahmos launcher Republic day.jpg
Supersonic cruise missile 4 regiments  India
 Russia
Status: In service. 290–700 km range. Fastest operational supersonic cruise missile in the world.

4 regiments are operational. Each regiment have 24 launchers or 72 ready to fire missiles. Number of TELs with IAF and IN is unknown . China claim that india have nearly 14,000 BrahMos missiles .

Nirbhay
Nirbhay missiles during Republic Day Parade 2018.jpg
Subsonic cruise missile Unknown  India Status: In service. 1,000–1500 km range.[170]
Shaurya
Quasi Ballistic Missile Unknown  India Status: In service. 700–1900 km range.[171]
Prithvi-II
Prithvi-II missile launch on 11 March 2011 (cropped).jpg
Short-range ballistic missile Unknown[77]  India Status: In service. 150–350 km range.
Agni-I
Agni-I missile test on 13 July 2012 (cropped).jpg
Medium-range ballistic missile Unknown[77]  India Status: In service. 700–1250 km range.
Agni-II
Agni-II missile (Republic Day Parade 2004).jpeg
Medium-range ballistic missile Unknown[77]  India Status: In service. 2000–3500 km range.
Agni-III
Agni-III Republic day.jpg
Intermediate-range ballistic missile Unknown  India Status: In service. 3500–5000 km range.[172]
Agni-IV
Agni-IV A4.png
Intermediate-range ballistic missile Unknown  India Status: In service. 4000–6000 km range.[173]
Agni-V
Agni-V missile during rehearsal of Republic Day Parade 2013.jpg
Intercontinental ballistic missile Unknown  India Status: In service. 5500–8000 km range [174]

Aircraft

See also: Army Aviation Corps (India)

Helicopters (380)
Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Number Notes
HAL Light Combat Helicopter
IAF LCH Induction 2.jpg
 India Light attack helicopter 1 [175] Status: In Service . Total 5 Limited Series Production variant on order.
Boeing AH-64 Apache
Apache at Air Force Day Parade, at Air Force Station Hindan, in Ghaziabad (cropped).jpg
 United States Heavy attack helicopter AH-64E Status: On Order.
6 are on order.[176]
HAL Rudra
HAL Rudra firing gun.jpg
 India Attack / Utility helicopter ALH-WSI 75[177] Status: In service.
25 are on order.
HAL Dhruv
IA Dhruv Berlin-08.jpg
 India Utility helicopter MK1/MK2/MK3 141 Status: In service.
63 are on order.[176]
HAL Light Utility Helicopter
HAL - Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) (cropped).jpg
 India Utility helicopter Status: On Order.
6 are on order.[178]
HAL Cheetah
Indian Army
 India
 France
Utility helicopter
Utility helicopter
Counter-insurgency
Cheetah
Cheetal
Lancer
160 Status: In service.[177] To be replaced by HAL Light Utility Helicopter.
HAL Chetak
Indian army CHetak helicopter.jpg
 India
 France
Utility helicopter 4[176] Status: In service (To be replaced by HAL Light Utility Helicopter).

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Number Comment
TAPAS-BH-201
Rustom flight 2 (cropped).jpg
 India Unmanned aerial vehicle Status: On Order. 5 units of Limited series production variant in production. Total 76 planned by Indian Armed Forces.[179][180]
IAI Heron TP
IAF-Eitan--Independence-Day-2017-Tel-Nof-IZE-099.jpg
 Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle Heron TP Status: In service.[181]
IAI Heron
Salon du Bourget 20090619 075.jpg
 Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle Heron 1 Status: In service. [181]
IAI Searcher
IAI-Searcher1.jpg
 Israel Unmanned aerial vehicle Mk I / II >120 Status: In service.[182][183]
IdeaForge Switch  India Unmanned aerial vehicle Switch 1.0 Status: In service. First batch containing undisclosed number of drones delivered within a year. 200 more drones on order.[184][185]
Raphe MPhibr MR-20 [186]  India Unmanned aerial vehicle 48 Status: In Service. Indian army awarded Noida-based Raphe mPhibr, a contract for load carrying unmanned aerial vehicle that can be used to supply essentials to troops at difficult locations. MR-20 hexacopter drones capable of ferrying loads of up to 20 kg each[187]
Raphe MPhibr MR-10 [186]  India Swarm Drone Status: In service. Indian army awarded Noida-based Raphe mPhibr, a contract for swarm drones as well as a load carrying unmanned aerial vehicle that can be used to supply essentials to troops at difficult locations.[187]
Sky Striker  India
 Israel
Loitering munition 100 Status: On Order. To be Made in India by Alpha Design and Elbit Systems joint venture.[188]
Firefly  Israel Loitering munition Status: In service.[189]
Warmate
Warmate UAV 01.jpg
 Poland Loitering munition 100 Status: In Service. [190]
Swarm Drone  India Swarm Drone 100 Status: In Service. Army awarded Bengaluru-based startup Newspace Research & Technologies a $15 million contract to supply 100 swarm drone units.[191]
Possible future procurements or currently under Army trials
DRDO Rustom
Rustom prototype profile.JPG
 India Unmanned aerial vehicle Under development/Undergoing trials.[192]

Vessels

Name Image Origin Type Quantity Notes
GSL Fast Patrol Boat  India Patrol Boat 12 Status: In service. Made by Goa Shipyard. Used for patrolling in Pangong Tso lake. The boats are specially equipped with anti-ramming features, optical sensors, weapon systems and other specialized surveillance gears.[193]
Flat-bottomed Troop Boat  India Patrol Boat 17 Status: In service. Flat-bottomed boat made of fiberglass. Capable of carrying 20-22 troops, and reaching a speed of 20 knots. Made by Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd.[194]
Tempest 35 Swat Patrol Craft  USA Patrol Boat 17 Status: In service. Used for patrolling in Pangong Tso lake. These high-speed interceptor boats are equipped with GPS, sonar, echo-sounder and infrared night-vision cameras. It can reach speeds up to 40 knots and carry 10 fully-armed soldiers. [195][196]

Radar

Name Image Type Quantity Origin Notes
EL/M-2090
ELM-2090U ULTRA 1 825x515.jpg
Strategic Early Warning Dual Band Radar  Israel Status: In service.
EL/M-2080 Green Pine
ELM-2080-2080S 1 825x515 0.jpg
Long Range Anti-Ballistic Missile Radar  Israel Status: In service.[197]
Swordfish Long Range Tracking Radar Long Range Anti-Ballistic Missile Radar  India Status: In service. Modified and improved version of EL/M-2080 Green Pine radar.[198]
DRDO Air Defence Tactical Control Radar (ADTCR)
DRDO ADTCR.jpg
Air defence radar  India Status: In service.[199]
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 42(Mk I)
6(Mk II on order)
 India Status: In service. 6 additional units Swathi MK.II radar on order for mountainous operations on a 6x6 platform.[200]
AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder
Q-37 (V) Firefinder Radar.jpg
Artillery locating radar 12  USA Status: In service. [201]
Ashwini
Ashwini radar during Republic Day Parade 2018.jpg
Active phased array radar  India Status: In service. [202][199]
Flycatcher
Flycatcher in camouflagekleuren opgesteld op een vliegbasis in Nederland, 1991.jpg
Fire-control radar 260+  India

 Netherlands

Status: In service. Mass-produced under license by Bharat Electronics Limited. [203][204]
Bharani
Bharani radar.jpg
Low-level lightweight 2D radar  India Status: In service.[205]
Rajendra
Rajendra Radar for Akash SAM.jpg
Passive electronically scanned array radar  India Status: In service.[198]
INDRA-I/II
Sri Lanka Military 0257.jpg
Passive electronically scanned array radar  India Status: In service.[198]
Rohini
Rohini radar.jpg
3D radar  India Status: In service.[198]
BEL Battle Field Surveillance Radar
BFSR-SR with thermal imager.JPG
Short range battle field surveillance radar  India Status: In service.[206]

Future procurements

Vehicles

Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV)- up to 1770 in number to replace the T-72 MBT. The tanks would have 120/125mm smooth bore gun, be in medium weight class (50 tonnes) with a crew of 3/4 personnel.[69][207]

Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV)- up to 1750 in number to replace the older BMP-2 Sarath

Artillery systems

Under the Field Artillery Rationalization Plan, Indian Army plans to procure around 3000 155 mm towed, wheeled and tracked artillery systems.[208][209][210][211] The requirement for artillery guns to be met with indigenous development and production.[212] Production of crucial bi-modular charge system will be started soon at Nalanda ordnance factory. HEMRL, a DRDO lab has developed the technology indigenously.[213]

Infantry equipment

Aviation

See also

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