Tuesday, 17 June 2014

1.The Indian Army is the world’s second largest army in terms of military personnel (after China).

Active Troops                                               1,300,000
Reserve Troops                                           1,200,000
Territorial Army                                        200,000
Main Battle Tanks                                   4500
Artillery                                                          12,800
Ballistic missiles                                      100+
Cruise missiles                                          BrahMos
Aircraft                                                           10 squadrons of helicopters
Surface-to-air missiles                        90000+
The Pakistan Army, combined with the Navy and Air Force, makes Pakistan’s armed forces the seventh largest military in the world.
Army                                                      550,000
Navy                                                       24,000
Air Force                                             45,000
Paramilitary Forces                   302,000
Coast Guard                                     Classified
Total                                                    921,000

2. Nuclear doctrine ( INDIA )

The Indian military possesses nuclear weapons and sufficient means — by means of missiles and aircraft — to deliver anything over long distances. However, India has a nuclear no-first-use and no use against non-nuclear weapons state policy. It also maintains a non-nuclear doctrine based on credible minimum deterrence. India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), arguing that it unfairly favours the established nuclear powers: While the treaty places restrictions on the non-nuclear weapons states, it does little to curb the modernization and expansion of the nuclear arsenals of the nuclear weapons states; it provides no provision for complete nuclear disarmament.
Nuclear Doctrine ( PAKISTAN )
The Pakistan military possesses nuclear weapons and sufficient means, through a range of missiles and aircraft — to deliver these over considerably long distances. However, unlike India, Pakistan does not have no-first-use policy and maintains the use of nuclear weapons as a deterrent to India to offset the large conventional advantage India enjoys over Pakistan.
Pakistan is not a part of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), citing concerns that it unfairly favours the established nuclear powers, and provides no provision for complete nuclear disarmament. The Strategic Nuclear Command forms part of Pakistan’s National Command Authority which is responsible for the management of the country’s tactical and strategic nuclear weapons.



  • FN Browning GP35 9mmx19 mm
  • SAF (Small Arms Factory) Pistol 1A 9mmx19 mm, This is more or less a copy of the Canadian Inglis 9 mm
  • Glock 17 9mmx19 mm, The Glock 19 along with the 17 is in use with the Special Protection Group (Prime Minister’s Security)

Sub-machine guns and carbines

  • Heckler & Koch MP5A3 9mmx19 mm SMG
  • Heckler & Koch MP5K 9mmx19 mm SMG
  • SAF Carbine 1A 9mmx19 mm, Indian made Sterling L2A1 SMG
  • SAF Carbine 2A1 9mmx19 mm, Silenced Carbine
  • UZI 9mmx19 mm SMG
  • MINSAS carbine of the INSAS family; 5.56mm. Is in user trails.
  • Kalantak rifle PDW that is in user trails.

Assault rifles

  • RFI (Rifle Factory,Ishapore) SLR1A 7.62mmx51 mm NATO Assault Rifle, A modified FN FAL, This old work horse has now more or less been retired from IA service, most going to the police and paramilitary forces after reconditioning. Some however, remain in use.
  • RFI SLR1C 7.62mmx51 mm, full Automatic variant of the SLR for use in APCs
  • AK-7, clone of the AK-47
  • INSAS 5.56mmx45 mm Assault Rifle
  • Kalantak Rifle Under Trials
  • Zittara Indian version of the IMI Tavor TAR-21 Israeli Micro-Tavor
  • TAVOR TAR-21 5.56mmx45 mm, for special forces currently 3070 have been purchased from Israel [1]
  • IMI Galil
  • AK-101
  • AK-103
  • KBK AKMS 7.62mmx39 mm, Polish AKS47-3
  • AK47M1 7.62mmx39 mm, all black Bulgarian AK. Most of these have been imported for police and paramilitary forces
  • Soviet AKM AKMS 7.62mmx39 mm
  • East German MPi-KM MPi-KMS72 7.62mmx39 mm (Second hand)
  • Czech Vz.58 and Vz.58P 7.62mmx39 mm
  • Colt M16A2 rifle for special forces

Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

  • Nag- Third Generation fire and forget IIR Guided ATGM developed Indigenously. Its undergoing user trials. 443 missiles ordered.
  • Milan 2- License Produced
  • 9M113 Konkurs (AT-5 Spandrel)
  • 9M111 Fagot (AT-4 Spigot)
  • 9M14 Malyutka (AT-3 Sagger)- Being Phased out
  • 9M119 Svir (AT-11 Sniper)- for T-90S.
  • Lahat- fired from Arjun Tanks 120mm Cannon.

Machine guns

  • MG 1B 7.62mmx51 mm, Indian made Bren- This is currently being retired. But may remain a while longer because of teething problems with its successor, the INSAS LMG
  • MG 2A1 7.62mmx51 mm, Indian made MAG 58
  • MG 5A 7.62mmx51 mm This is the Indian manufactured Co-axial MAG 58
  • MG 6A 7.62mmx51 mm Another Indian version of the MAG58 specifically designed as a tank commanders gun.
  • INSAS 5.56mmx45 mm LMG
  • FN-Browning M1919 .30Cal, in very limited quantities
  • Browning M2 machine gun .50cal, heavy machine gun in very limited numbers
  • M607.62mm LMG
Su-30MKI Flanker-H                           100
Mirage 2000H                                        39
MiG-29SMT                                             56
Jaguar IS                                                  104(IS)
Jaguar IM                                                  6
MiG-27                                                     ML 120
MiG-21 Bison                                         109
MiG-21bis 48
MiG-21M/MF                                        72
Chengdu JF-17 Thunder 10
General Dynamics F-16A Block-15 Fighting Falcon 28
General Dynamics F-16B Block-15 Fighting Falcon 16
Chengdu F-7PG Skybolt 46
Chengdu F-7MP Skybolt                                                                  90
Chengdu FT-7P Skybolt                                                                  15
Dassault Mirage ROSE-II (Mirage-VDF)                                   6
Dassault Mirage ROSE-II (Mirage-VDF)                                  14
Nanchang Q-5/A-5C Fantan                                                         40
Both India And Pakistan Has many transport vehicles for the movement of man and machines.
Both side has many Light Combat aircrafts but in this Sense India is much powerfull than Pakistan.
The Indian Air Force is the fourth largest air force in the world. In its history, it has generally relied on Soviet, British, Israeli and French technology to support its growth. However, in recent times, India has begun building its own original aircraft, including the HAL Tejas, which is a 4.5th generation fighter. Also, India and Russia are currently building a 5th generation stealth aircraft jointly. India has also developed an UAV called Nishant and an advanced light helicopter called the HAL Dhruv. Recently, it completed a test of a long range BVR air to air missile named Astra and also conducted a successful test of its anti-ballistic missile defense system and hence became the 4th country after the US, Russia, and Israel to do so.

Ballistic Missiles

a. Prithvi I – Army Version (150 km range with a payload of 1,000kg)
Prithvi II – Air Force Version (250 km range with a payload of 500kg)
Prithvi III – Naval Version (350 km range with a payload of 500kg)
b. Dhanush is a System consisting of stabilization platform and missiles and can fire either the 250Km or the 350Km range missiles.
Then the following year in December the missile’s 350Km version was tested from the INS Rajput and hit the land based target
c.The Agni Missile system comprises of Agni I, Agni II and the Agni III 1500 Agni I uses the SLV-3 booster (from India’s Space Program) for its first stage and a liquid-fueled Prithvi for its second stage.
d.On the other hand India’s Agni II missiles have a range of the 1500 to 2500 kilometers. Unlike the Agni I, the Agni II has a solid-fueled second stage. India has also tested the Agni III IRBM with a range between 3000 and 5500km kilometres which has two stages. With a normal payload of 1000kg it can travel 5000km
e.The Surya-1 and -2 will be classified as strategic weapons, extending the Indian nuclear deterrent force to targets around the world. India currently is limited by the range of the Agni-3 missile.
The Surya-1 will have an expected range of 6000 – 10,000 km. It reportedly has a length of 40 m and a launch weight of 80,000 kg (some reports indicate as much as 275,000 kg. As the missile has yet to be developed, the payload and warhead are as yet unknown. It is believed to be a three-stage design, with the first two stages using solid propellants and the third-stage using liquid. The first test flight is expected in 2009, but there may be delays. The Surya- is a longer-ranged variant of the Surya-1. It has a reported range of over 20,000 km.
f.The Shaurya missile is a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile developed by DRDO of India for use by the Indian Army.It has a range of 600 km and is capable of carrying a payload of one-tonne conventional or nuclear warhead.The Shaurya missile provides India with a significant second strike capability.
g.Sagarika is a nuclear capable submarine-launched ballistic missile with a range of 750 km. This missile has a length of 8.5 meters, weighs seven tonnes and can carry a pay load of up to 500 kg
a.Nirbhay is a long range, subsonic cruise missile being developed in India. The missile will have a range of 1000 km and will arm three services, the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.
b.India has acquired around 200 3M-54 Klub for arming Talwar class frigate, Shivalik class frigate, Kolkata class destroyer and Sindhughosh class submarine The Russian 3M-54 Klub is a multi-role missile system developed by the Novator Design Bureau(OKB-8) with a range of 250Km-300Km and a average speed of .8 Mach with a maximum of 2.9 Mach
c.Popeye II, an air launched cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads with a range of 80 Km can be launched from planes was given to India along with missile defence radars in a deal.
The exact number transferred to India is unknown, but possibly 20 missile to perhaps 50 missiles could have been given with possibly more being built in India.
d.India has Soviet P-70 Ametist submarine-launched cruise missiles.
The missiles can carry nuclear warheads and have a range of 50-65Km.
e.The P-270 Moskit is a Russian supersonic ramjet powered cruise missile capable of being launched from land and ships. India has most probably bought both land and ship variants which have a range of 120km.
f.Akash is India’s medium range surface-to-air missile defense system The missile can target aircraft up to 30 km away, at altitudes up to 18,000 m.Akash is said to be capable of both conventional and nuclear warheads, with a reported payload of 60kg. Akash can be fired from both tracked and wheeled platforms.

Nuclear Submarines

According to some accounts India plans to have as many as 20 nuclear submarines capable of carrying missiles with nuclear warheads.
The Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) is a Nuclear Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine being constructed for the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam, India The ATV is an SSBN and will be armed with the ballistic missiles. Once it is completed, it can be equipped with 6-8 nuclear capable Dhanush,Sagarika or Agni SLBM ballistic missiles and upto 12 BrahMos cruise missiles. It is also to be fitted with an advanced sonar system. The second and third submarines of the class may incorporate the Nirbhayas well. As of July 2007, the Sagarika missile as well as Dhanush had undergone three successful tests each. The ATV is to be unveiled on January 26, 2009 but trials will start later that year while induction is planned for 2010.
The INS Sindhuraj, INS Sindhuvir, INS Sindhuratna, INS Sindhushastra, INS Sindhukesari and INS Sindhuvijay are capable of launching 3M-54 Klub and BrahMos nuclear-capable cruise missiles. India bought 10 Kilo class (in India known as Sindhughosh Class) submarine of which 6 have been refitted by the Russian Navy so that the they can launch cruise missiles such as nuclear capable BrahMos and 3M-54 Klub’s 3M-14E variant. The Submarine version of the BrahMos has been tested from static, underwater test stands in Russia and from the INS Sindhuvijay. As the Sinduvijay is similar to the other refitted submarines the test is considered a success.
  • Hatf-I/IA/IB BRBM
  • Abdali-I SRBM
  • Ghaznavi-I SRBM
  • Shaheen-I MRBM
  • Ghauri-I MRBM
  • Ghauri-II IRBM
  • Shaheen-II IRBM
  • Babur Cruise Missile
  • Ra’ad Cruise Missile
  • Ghauri-III IRBM
  • Shaheen-III IRBM
  • Tippu missile ICBM
  • K-8 Karakorum
  • JF-17 Thunder
  • Shahbaz
  • MFI-395 Super Mushaq
  • MFI-17 Mushaq
  • Agosta 90B class submarine
  • Cosmos class MG110 Mini-Sub
* 4 RAPID (Reorganised Army Plains Infantry Divisions)
* 18 Infantry Divisions
* 10 Mountain Divisions
* 3 Armoured Divisions
* 2 Artillery Divisions
* 6 Air Defence Brigades + 2 Surface-to-Air Missile Groups
* 5 Independent Armoured Brigades
* 15 Independent Artillery Brigades
* 7 Independent Infantry Brigades
* 1 Parachute Brigade
* 4 Engineer Brigades
* 14 Army Aviation Helicopter Units
* 63 Tank Regiments
* 7 Airborne Battalions
* 200 Artillery Regiments
* 360 Infantry Battalions + 5 Para (SF) Battalions
* 40 Mechanised Infantry Battalions
* 20 Combat Helicopter Units
* 35+ Air Defence Regiments
Till now india and pakistan have fought four main wars and India Has defeated pakistan EveryTime.

A Look at Indian Army's Main Battle Tanks


New Delhi: A battle tank is a tank that fills the heavy direct fire role of many modern armies. They were originally conceived to replace the light, medium, heavy and super-heavy tanks.
Development was spurred onwards in the Cold War with the development of lightweight composite armor. Indian Army comprises of some of the best battle tanks, lets know bit about them.

Here is the list:

1. Arjun MBT Mk-1


The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), for the Indian Army.

The Arjun features a 120 mm main rifled gun with indigenously developed APFSDS ammunition, one 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, and a 12.7 mm machine gun.

It is powered by a single MTU multi-fuel diesel engine rated at 1,400 hp, and can achieve a maximum speed of 70 km/h (43 mph) and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h (25 mph).

It has a four-man crew: commander, gunner, loader and driver. Automatic fire detection and suppression, and NBC protection systems are included.

All-round anti-tank warhead protection by the newly developed Kanchan armour is claimed to be much higher than available in comparable third generation tanks.

With a total of 248 to be built by Heavy Vehicles Factory. This to be followed by the Arjun MK-II and the FMBT.

2. T-90S “Bhishma”


The T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is a modernisation of the T-72 (it was originally to be called the T-72BU, later renamed to T-90).

It is currently the most modern tank in service with the Russian Ground Forces and Naval Infantry. T-90 uses a 125mm 2A46 smoothbore tank gun, 1G46 gunner sights, a new engine, and thermal sights.

Standard protective measures include a blend of steel, composite armour, and Kontakt-5 explosive-reactive armor, laser warning receivers, Nakidka camouflage and the Shtora infrared ATGM jamming system.

The EMT-7 electromagnetic pulse (EMP) creator is used in testing but not fitted to T-90s in active service. It is designed and built by Uralvagonzavod, in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

A contract, worth $800 million, was signed on October 26, 2006, for another 330 T-90M MBTs that were to be built with locally-sourced raw materials.

A third contract, worth $1.23 billion, was signed in December 2007 for 347 upgraded T-90Ms, the bulk of which will be licence-assembled built by Heavy Vehicles Factory.

The Indian Army would begin receiving its first T-90M main battle tank (MBT) in completely knocked-down condition from Russia’s Nizhny Tagil-based Uralvagonzavod JSC by the end of 2009.

In all, India plans to have 310 T-90S and 1,330 T-90M tanks in service by 2020 (total of 1,657 tanks by 2020).

Manufactured locally in India. Rs 10,000-crore purchase of 354 new T-90MS tanks for six tank regiments for the China border has been approved. This takes total no. of T-90 tanks to 2011.

3. T-72 Ajeya


The T-72 is a Soviet-designed main battle tank that entered production in 1971. It replaced the T-54/55 series as the workhorse of Soviet tank forces (while the T-64 and T-80 served as the Soviet high-technology tanks).

In front-line Russian service T-72 are being replaced by T-90, a modernized version of the T-72. While in the Ukraine T-72s are being replaced by the T-80 and T-84 MBTs. It has been exported and produced in many countries.

4. T-55


The T-54 and T-55 tanks were a series of main battle tanks designed in the Soviet Union. The first T-54 prototype appeared in March 1945, just as the Second World War ended.

The T-54/55 series eventually became the most-produced tank in history. Estimated production numbers for the series range from 86,000 to 100,000.

They were replaced by the T-62, T-64, T-72, T-80, and T-90 in the Soviet and Russian Armies, but remain in use by up to 50 other armies worldwide, some having received sophisticated retrofitting.

Up to 200 additional T-55s are kept in storage. T-55s were to be phased out in favour of T-90.Some T-55s may be converted into Tarmour AFV by Heavy Vehicles Factory’s.
The T-55 has been out of frontline service for many years now, some remain in use with the Indian Army Engineer corps though- for mine clearance purposes: 


These won't actually be used as offensive weapons in war, they are well past their prime.


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