Bharat Forge Shifts Focus to Artillery Exports Amidst Indian Army Procurement Delays

Bharat Forge Shifts Focus to Artillery Exports Amidst Indian Army Procurement Delays


Bharat Forge, a prominent Indian defense manufacturer, is intensifying its efforts to secure artillery export orders as delays in procurement by the Indian Army pose challenges to its domestic business.

The company, known for its diverse defense portfolio, is strategically pivoting towards the international market to sustain its growth trajectory.

Indian Army Procurement Delays Create Opportunities Abroad​

While Bharat Forge remains committed to serving the Indian Armed Forces, recent delays in procurement decisions have prompted the company to explore alternative avenues for growth.

The global demand for artillery systems, driven by escalating geopolitical tensions and modernization initiatives, presents a lucrative opportunity for Bharat Forge to leverage its manufacturing capabilities and technological expertise.

Export-Oriented Strategy Takes Center Stage​

With a comprehensive range of artillery platforms, including towed guns, mounted guns, and ultra-light howitzers, Bharat Forge is well-positioned to cater to the diverse needs of international customers. The company's emphasis on quality, innovation, and adherence to international standards further strengthens its appeal in the global market.

Recent developments, such as the $155.5 million export order for 155mm artillery guns secured by its subsidiary, Kalyani Strategic Systems Limited, underscore Bharat Forge's growing prominence in the global defense landscape. This landmark deal, the largest for an Indian artillery manufacturer, has not only boosted India's defense export figures but also validated Bharat Forge's capabilities in meeting international demands.

Challenges and Opportunities Ahead​

While the export market offers immense potential, Bharat Forge faces stiff competition from established global players. However, the company's competitive pricing, coupled with its commitment to customer satisfaction and timely delivery, are expected to give it a significant edge.

Moreover, the Indian government's focus on promoting defense exports through initiatives like the "Make in India" campaign provides a conducive environment for companies like Bharat Forge to expand their global footprint.

A Strategic Shift for Sustained Growth​

As the Indian Army reevaluates its procurement strategies, Bharat Forge's proactive approach in exploring export markets demonstrates its adaptability and resilience. By diversifying its customer base and reducing its reliance on domestic orders, the company is charting a course for sustained growth and long-term success.

In conclusion, Bharat Forge's intensified focus on artillery exports represents a strategic shift in response to the evolving dynamics of the Indian defense landscape. By capitalizing on global opportunities and leveraging its strengths, the company is poised to solidify its position as a key player in the international defense market.
 
Indian army wants product produced in heven or by lord indra they will not trust local productions
 
Indian army wants product produced in heven or by lord indra they will not trust local productions
Total cukoos... even the almighty will concede defeat in understanding their logic, mindset and vision..
 
But if Bharat Forge can make MArG-ER 155mmx52cal gun weighing only 6.8MT, why it can not reduce 3MT from ATAGs weight of 18MT to qualify for IA's limit of 15MT? Also, why our army is not considering MArG-ER mounted on AL's Stallion trucks (weight 7.2MT) for their MGS requirement?
 
But if Bharat Forge can make MArG-ER 155mmx52cal gun weighing only 6.8MT, why it can not reduce 3MT from ATAGs weight of 18MT to qualify for IA's limit of 15MT? Also, why our army is not considering MArG-ER mounted on AL's Stallion trucks (weight 7.2MT) for their MGS requirement?
The 6.8 MT gun is the ULH version, 39 caliber. The Marg er is its 52 cal version, and weighs more. But still well under 18 ton. This is because the gun was not touched by DRDO. Whatever DRDO touches will always be ruined.
 
Total cukoos... even the almighty will concede defeat in understanding their logic, mindset and vision..
First almighty will ask for DRdO’s logic in making this gun
 
This is what happens when you let DRDO touch a product. They will make whatever they wish to make as they know MoD will force our military to buy whatever cr@p they make even if they have to pay 10 times the price.
 
Lies. Our patriotic army will purchase it at three times the cost from DRDO:
Patriotic!!!

Hahaha.
Chandigarh lobby generals are ex-armymen from Azerbaizan Army?

While I do not question commitment of most army-officers. They are the ones whose life is always at line. But generalising all of the Army with a blanket certificate of patriotism is like burying head in sand.

There are enough spoilt elements in the army, who will sell their souls to the highest bidder.

Contantly pressing the government to question and interospect is the only way we will be able to keep the traitor elements and their influence out of the barracks.
 
The 6.8 MT gun is the ULH version, 39 caliber. The Marg er is its 52 cal version, and weighs more. But still well under 18 ton. This is because the gun was not touched by DRDO. Whatever DRDO touches will always be ruined.
What is IA's reasoning behind the 15 tonnes threshold?
 
Its failure of Indian government to reform Indian army procurement processes , among all the three forces ,Indian army is most pathetic in procurement process. I think government needs to do something radical to tune Indian army and weed out people who are delaying the procurement processes.
 
Here few people interlinked with bubu families think drdo is creating bottleneck and is the main hurdle to overcome to get more cuts and to them MOD is steadfast against that mindset.
 
Patriotic!!!

Hahaha.
Chandigarh lobby generals are ex-armymen from Azerbaizan Army?

While I do not question commitment of most army-officers. They are the ones whose life is always at line. But generalising all of the Army with a blanket certificate of patriotism is like burying head in sand.

There are enough spoilt elements in the army, who will sell their souls to the highest bidder.

Contantly pressing the government to question and interospect is the only way we will be able to keep the traitor elements and their influence out of the barracks.
Govt. Should stop this emergency procurement funda. If u don't have the vision, planning & execution efficiency, buying handful of weapons in a non-transparent process as "emergency" will not serve national security in long term..
 
Indian army wants product produced in heven or by lord indra they will not trust local productions
Naaaa. They will ditch Lord Indra's lightening bolt as that is Indian. They will surely go for the bolt of Zeus cause that will be foreign 😅😅
 
What is IA's reasoning behind the 15 tonnes threshold?
Another example of falling for rumors.

There is no 15 ton limit. Read the details of the tender. The tender says that the gun should be operable with existing GTVs. And I would say that’s as reasonable and valid a rationale as possible.

Now, the current GTVs of Indian Army has a limit of 16 tons. Buying anything above that limit means new GTVs. That costs money and will increase the cost of the overall system. In fact, the cost increase is so massive that army had to reduce the number of howitzers from 400+ to about 300. And then people will say why not order in bulk.

In fact, some people I talked to believe that this condition is actually army’s way of ensuring that they get the funds for new GTVs. This is because the existing GTVs can also tow 18 tons or even more. But that is under exceptional scenario and can’t be done regularly. So the army put this condition so that DRDO/MoD don’t ask the army to buy ATAGS and operate them with older trucks.

That’s why ATAGS is a classic example of the sort of f*ck ups DRDO does. What was the reason for not sticking to the weight limit? Any rational person explanation?
 
Patriotic!!!

Hahaha.
Chandigarh lobby generals are ex-armymen from Azerbaizan Army?

While I do not question commitment of most army-officers. They are the ones whose life is always at line. But generalising all of the Army with a blanket certificate of patriotism is like burying head in sand.

There are enough spoilt elements in the army, who will sell their souls to the highest bidder.

Contantly pressing the government to question and interospect is the only way we will be able to keep the traitor elements and their influence out of the barracks.
There is always a rotten apple in the garden. But that doesn’t mean questioning the whole army. If there is a case with proof, sure, doubt them and punish them even. But the benefit of doubt must always go to the soldiers. Unless and until proven otherwise, I will always give my vote of confidence to a soldier.
 
To deflect increasing pressure with respect to atmanirbhar, IA took the easy way out by announcing full local production of ammunition but thier gravy train of imports for weapon platforms shall not be affected. That is IA procurement for whatever it is worth it.
 

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