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India’s First Private Sector Small Arms Manufacturing Unit Unveiled

Defence & Security
Date: 05 May 2017
India’s first private sector small arms manufacturing plant has been inaugurated at Malanpur in Madhya Pradesh. This unit is a joint venture of India based Punj Lloyd Raksha Systems Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of infrastructure giant Punj Lloyd, and Israel Weapon Industries (IWI). The plant will manufacture small arms X95 Carbine & Assault Rifle, Galil Sniper Rifle, Tavor Assault Rifle and Negev Light Machine Gun for use by Indian forces as well as for export to other countries of the world. This is likely to greatly boost the defence indigenisation programme and will help in replacing the outdated small arms and weaponry being used by our forces. 

INS Chennai Dedicated to Chennai City

Defence & Security
Date: 19 Apr 2017
Indian Naval Ship INS Chennai (D65) has been dedicated Chennai city. INS Chennai is a Kolkata class stealth guided missile destroyer built by the Mazagaon dockyard. The ship was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 21st November, 2016 by Mr Manohar Parrikar, the then Defence Minister of India. MPs & MLAs  from Tamil Nadu were invited to pay a visit to the ship and many of them spent the whole day aboard it. This was the first ever visit of the warship to city after which she has been christened.