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Table of Contents : June-July 2012
COVER STORY

Preparing and Equipping for War

The Indian Army’s current challenge is to find the appropriate balance between the old methods of conducting war and the new ways. There is no option but to restructure our organisations, our force levels, introduce new technologies and doctrines, and more importantly change our mindset in order to address the changing nature of threats and challenges which confront India in the future.
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Exercise Shoorveer

The Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) have completed one of their most complex integrated theatre battle concept exercises in the deserts of Rajasthan, Exercise Shoorveer.
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C4I2SR

Build Capacity, Strengthen Interoperability

While the Indian Army is continuously working on bettering its C4I2SR capabilities, there is need for more focus and acceleration of capacity building in this context.
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INTERVIEW

‘We are establishing a robust & secure info-structure’

Lt General S.P. Kochhar, Signal Officer-in-Chief, in an interview with SP’s Land Forces, said that his emphasis would be on harnessing the power of wireless technologies in provisioning of mobile communications in the tactical battle area
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TECHNOLOGY

India to get 145 M777 Ultra Light Howitzers from BAE

The Ministry of Defence on May 11, 2012, cleared the Rs. 3,000-crore deal to buy 145 M777 ultra light howitzers from the US defence manufacturer, BAE Systems.
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MILITARY STRATEGY

Demilitarising Siachen?

Will demilitarisation of Siachen increase the chances/avenues of conflict between China-Pakistan and India? An arbitrary political decision to demilitarise Siachen will be suicidal.
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MISSILES

India’s Strategic Deterrence Reaches New Heights

Indian authorities believe that the solid-fuelled Agni-V is more than adequate to meet current threat perceptions and security concerns as it will bring the whole of Asia, including the northernmost parts of China, a large part of Europe and other regions...
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CONFERENCE REPORT

Streamline DPP

A day-long conference on the Defence Procurement Procedure organised by SP Guide Publications in collaboration with ORF in New Delhi on May 2 emphasised on the need to streamline our defence procurement system to get the best equipment for our soldiers and reap maximum benefit in the future
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SHOW REPORT

Indigenisation, the Mantra at Defexpo 2012

That India will continue to be one of the biggest defence markets for some time to come is obvious to the world. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) heading to India in droves is a natural corollary and Defexpo 2012 made an emphatic statement to that effect.
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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

C4ISR Systems

Athena is a network-centric, multi-domain command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for high performance situation awareness, fusion, and analysis and knowledge management.
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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Saab’s solutions for Indian armed forces

In an interaction during Defexpo 2012, Inderjit Sial, Managing Director, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd, stated that with Saab’s exports rising steadily, the company was exploring options worldwide.
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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

RBS 70 NG of Saab

The all-new RBS 70 next generation (NG) very short-range air defence (VHSORAD) system which featured at Defexpo is a versatile air defence system on offer to the Indian Army.
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ATK Defense

In an interaction with AT K Defense, it transpired that they are an industry leader in small calibre ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors across air-, sea-, and land-based systems.
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INTERVIEW

‘Indian market has huge potential and will be one of the most important growth markets in the world’

Norbert Ducrot, Senior Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, Eurocopter, said that the company is ready to extend its industrial relationship with local partners.
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INTERVIEW

‘We seek to be a long-standing, trusted partner to India’

In an interaction with SP’s Land Forces, Frederick M. Strader, President and CEO, Textron Systems, laid out the company’s India plans
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INTERVIEW

‘India will be near the top of the world’s strongest economies in 10 to 20 years’

Mike Alvis, Vice President of International Business Development, ITT Exelis, said that export controls by the US Government are expected to ease in the next five to ten years, making more high-tech goods exportable.
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FIRST

Integrated onto a Single Chip

DARPA begins efforts to bridge compound semiconductor and silicon integrated circuit communities
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TECKNOW

Small but Powerful

Northrop Grumman marks 20 years of miniaturised microwave power module production with its 2,000th delivery
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