India's Future development in Army Regiments.
- Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System (F-INSAS) is the Indian Army's latest program of modernization, which will be regulated from 2012 to 2020. In the very first phase of the program infantry soldiers will be equipped with modular weapon system that can handle multiple functions at a time. The Indian Army intends to modernize all of its 465 infantry and paramilitary battalions by 2020 with this program.
- Indian Army is under going the re-organising its mechanised forces which will achieve strategic mobility and high-volume firepower for rapid thrusts into enemy territory. India proposes to progressively induct as many as 248 Arjun MBT and develop and induct the Arjun MKII variant, 1,657 Russian-origin T-90S main-battle tanks (MBTs), apart from the ongoing upgrade of its T-72 fleet. The Army recently placed an order for 4,100 French-origin Milan-2T anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs). Defence ministry sources said the Rs 592-crore (approximately US$120 million) order was cleared after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with the government finally fast-tracking several military procurement plans.
- The Army gained the Cabinet Committee on Security's approval to raise two new infantry mountain divisions (with around 15,000 combat soldiers each), and an artillery brigade in 2008. These divisions were likely to be armed with ultralight howitzers. In July 2009, it was reported that the Army was advocating a new artillery division, said defence ministry sources. The proposed artillery division, under the Kolkata-based Eastern Command, was to have three brigades—two of 155mm howitzers and one of the Russian "Smerch" and indigenous "Pinaka" multiple-launch rocket systems.
- The Indian Army plans to develop and induct a 155mm indigenous artillery gun within the next three and a half years.