SP's Land Forces - Issue 3 - 2019

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Issue Features

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    Letter from the Prime Minister of India

    SP Guide Publications is privileged to share this communication received from Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a response to our Chairman & Managing Director’s congratulatory message to him.

    We at SP’s, do look forward to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s every key step towards making a better and happier tomorrow for our country!

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    LEAD STORY
    Defence Industrial Base and Corporate Professional Responsibility
    By Lt General Anil Kapoor, DGIS

    Global competitiveness for any nation has always been a challenge. Speaking of defence technologies and equipment, the competition gets tremendously accentuated due to the common competing space between developed and developing countries.

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    PRECISION TARGETING
    Target Precision Solutions
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    There has been an endless quest for first shot kill accuracy by the defence forces for small arms, tanks, artillery, air defence artillery, air force and the navy.

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    EXCLUSIVE

    INTERVIEW
    L&T - Leading Indigenous Defence Manufacturing Through Significant Investments In R&D

    Jayant Patil, Whole-Time Director (Defence, L&T-NxT) & Member of the Board, L&T talks to SP’s Land Forces about their commitment to defence manufacturing in India.

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    TECHNOLOGY
    Image Intensifiers — The Key to Night Vision
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Image intensification is the basis of night vision, and devices for increasing visibility in the dark are the key to night fighting capability

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    ARTILLERY
    MLRS for Army and Indigenous Capability
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Modern MLR Systems can deliver concentrated firepower from different locations on to a single target by using navigation aids like GPS

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    OPTICS
    Night Vision and Weapon Sight Programmes – Quest for Smart Devices
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    One of the biggest improvements in weapon sight technology is the dramatic increase in the target spotting range.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    Rajnath Singh visits troops at Siachen

    Rajnath Singh hit the ground running as India’s new Defence Minister, visiting the world’s highest battlefield at Siachen within 48 hours of taking charge.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    DRDO successfully test fires AKASH - MK -1S

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired AKASH-MK-1S missile from ITR, Chandipur, Odhisa on May 25 and 27, 2019.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    DRDO successfully conducts flight test of ABHYAS

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    India gifts 2 Mi-24V helicopter to Afghanistan to fight terrorism

    India handed over two Mi-24V attack helicopters to Afghanistan to bolster its capability to fight terrorism and insurgency.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    India is on the cusp of developing its defence industrial base thus the lead article on the subject focuses on building of the Defence Industrial Base and how the corporate sector can assist in it.