SP's Land Forces - Issue 6 - 2018<< Previous Issue
Interaction of Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Land Forces with the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat
American Sig Sauer rifle and UAE’s Caracal carbine to kick off long-delayed small arms modernisation
Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa (then a Lieutenant General) taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on January 15, 1949.
“I am a Warrior, defending my Nation is my Dharma. I will train my mind, body and spirit to fight. Excel in all devices and weapons of war – present and future.
The Doctrine mentions deployment and application of Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs), which is also planned in the restructuring of the Army.
It implies that the manufacture of the guns will start around 2033. Notionally if 1000 guns are required and rate of production is 24 guns/year then the last gun will be manufactured after about 42 years.
Exercise Hand-in-Hand is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy and interaction between armies of India and China.
Italian Beretta Lapua Magnum and American Barrett M95 guns to replace the ageing Soviet-origin Dragonov rifles
The United States and allied military forces will upgrade their missile defence capabilities under a $1.8 billion contract for production and delivery of Lockheed Martin Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) and PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptors.
Soon after flying at 6 kms altitude recently, the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) project of HAL gathered momentum as the third prototype (PT3) made its maiden flight on December 14, 2018.
Agni V, a long-range surface-to-surface Nuclear Capable Ballistic missile, was successfully launched from a canister on a road mobile launcher at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha recently.
Lt General S.K. Sharma assumed the appointment of Chief of Staff, Northern Command at Udhampur on December 31, 2018.
Army Day is celebrated every year on January 15 because on this day Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa (then a Lt General) took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.