SP's Land Forces - Issue 5 - 2020<< Previous Issue
The geopolitics of South Asia and expansionist neighbours necessitates India to maintain a large standing army with primarily a ground holding role.
Indian history of warfare is heavily dominated by the infantry. History abounds with exemplary bravery of Infantry men. Infantry units have won 61 Victoria Cross, 808 Military Cross and 54 Battle Honours preindependence.
The various infantry regiments are rooted in an identity based on ethnicity and geographical grouping together of soldiers from similar backgrounds and who speak the same or similar language or dialects.
Not many would be aware of the risks and tribulations, the soldiers face in difficult areas of Ladakh including in the Siachen Glacier area and the Saltoro range aside from the biting cold and inhospitable terrain.
Dillon Aero’s M134D is the only fully tested, qualified, and combat-proven 7.62mm Gatling Gun system available in the market today. Supplied to U.S. Special Operations Forces from 1989 onwards, the M134D is designed, produced, and supported by an ISO 90001:2008 certified company.
On January 26, 2020, The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane stated that Army is making efforts to push it’s 10 year-old plan to acquire 2,600 future infantry combat vehicles (FICV) for the Indian Army at a cost of around Rs. 60,000 crore by 2026-27.
The FICV were earlier planned to be inducted into the Army in year 2025 but looking at the current state of affairs, induction may be prolonged easily by few more years.
In modern battlefields, spotting the enemy in time and acting on realtime information has become a critical capability. The precise location of the enemy in modern combat is not always known...
The strategic prudence lies in exploiting country’s own bandwidth to equip our armed forces with indigenous light tank which will transmit a far stronger message of indigenously equipped self-reliant nation
To encourage more participation of Indian industry, including Start-ups and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Defence Research & Development (R&D) for achieving ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh...
The indigenously developed Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) was successfully test fired on October 1, 2020 defeating a target located at longer range. The test was conducted from MBT Arjun at Ahmednagar.
Ministry of Defence, India appointed V.L. Kantha Rao, a 1992 batch IAS officer of MP cadre, as the next Director General (Acquisition) in the defence ministry...
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also named Rao’s successor in the Department of Defence Production. Sanjay Jaju...
Indian Army just celebrated the Infantry Day on October 27. This was the day in 1947, soon after independence, when troops of Indian Infantry landed in Srinagar to defend India from the invading tribals who were supported by the Pakistan Army.