Af-Pak Beyond 2014
An important element in the future of Afghanistan is the capacity of the Afghan National Army (ANA) or rather the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) to defend the country after the departure of NATO and US forces
Nation Needs a Chief of Defence Staff
Recently the Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, said that there was an urgent need to appoint a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a proposal that has been hanging fire since 2001
More Power for India
Military-technical cooperation betwen Russia and India dates back to the 1960s. Since then, as a result of mutually beneficial partnerships, the Indian Army has been more than 70 percent equipped...
Indian Army's Contribution in World War I
In August 1914, soon after the outbreak of war when the British Expeditionary Force had been almost wiped out, Britain called on the Indian Army to fill the vital gap left in its defences.
A Friend Indeed
The Indian Military is an institution that responds fast and spontaneously and does not wait to receive any formal orders and instructions to a developing situation.
Army VSHORADS contest nears end
With systems trials of sighting systems and sensors for the VSHORADS programme complete recently in Bengaluru and Dehradun, the path is presumably clear for the commercial phase of the massive acquisition programme.
Indian Army looking for Ultra-Light Recovery Vehicles
The Indian Army is planning to procure Ultra Light Recovery Vehicles (Short chassis) recovery vehicles to provide repair and recovery cover in mountains to all wheeled vehicles up to a gross vehicle weight of 6 tons. The Army has stipulated it requires vehicles with a minimum range of 700 km on road and 500 km in mountains with top speed of at least 80 km and 30 km respectively.
Army For New Low Level Radars
The Army is scouting an unspecified number of new Low Level Light Weight Radars Mark-ll for deployment in non-mountainous sectors like desert and plains. The radar needs to be easily transportable and capable of detecting even small, low-RCS entities like UAVs.