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Table of Contents : Issue 2 - 2015
LEAD STORY

Small Islands – Strategically Important

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka was to deepen India’s focus on the IOR
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Minister of State, Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh's Statement

Government is committed to ‘Make in India’, but for critical projects and immediate requirements, we will import. Government needs to sense the strategic requirements and is very clear that ‘Make in India’ is a long-term initiative.
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SOUTH ASIA

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
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INTEGRATED DEFENCE

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
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TECHNOLOGY

Trijicon TA31 RMR

One of the most trusted and dependable battle hardened optics
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LAND OPERATIONS

Employment of Tanks in Indirect Firing Role

In indirect fire weapons, the gunners do not see the target and use an artificial aiming reference to engage and carry out corrections
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DEFENCE BUDGET

Analysis of Defence Budget 2015-16 - Army Focus

The latest defence allocation comes in the wake of the Modi Government’s all-out push for the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the ‘heart’ of which, as noted by the Prime Minister...
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MARKETING FEATURE

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...
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MILITARY HISTORY

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.
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RELIEF OPERATIONS

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.
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SP’S EXCLUSIVE

HAL Powers On LUH Ahead Of First Flight

HAL is powering on with the LUH ahead of a potential first flight in July or August this year.
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Indian and US Army conduct joint IED clearing drills

Indian and US Army soldiers showcased their engineer operations and systems skills to each other recently at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, U.S.A. During the visit the Indian Army officials discussed...
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New Indigenous Optical Target Locater Unveiled

The DRDO’s Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC) has unveiled an indigenous Optical Target Locater (OTL), a laser-based portable surveillance device, for detection of passive or active optical threats.
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MBDA pitches co-development of Fifth-gen ATGM

European missile firm MBDA has pitched the Missile Moyenne Portée (Medium Range Missile) fifth generation anti-tank missile system for co-development and co-production in India.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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