SP's Land Forces - Issue 1 - 2018

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    LEAD STORY
    Defence Budget: Assured Allocations to Achieve the Goals
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd) and Rohit Srivastava

    Delays in replacing the legacy weapons system with the more modern systems have hampered the operational readiness of armed forces.

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    INFANTRY WEAPONS
    Assault Weapons and Assault Rifles
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    Assault weapons are guns/fire arms that fire one round each time the trigger is pulled. They are not assault rifles or machine guns.

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    MODERNISATION
    Infantry Modernisation Neglected
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    The modernisation of infantry has lagged behind due to complete neglect and apathy on part of military, bureaucratic and political leadership to speed up the process of modernisation of the Indian Army

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    TECHNOLOGY
    Trijicon — Pioneer in Aiming Solutions
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Personal weapons of the soldiers must have the latest technologies inbuilt for counter terrorist and counter insurgency missions including day/night vision solutions

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    SPECIAL FORCES
    Special Forces – More Focus Required
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Special Forces are being used strategically world over to further national interests of their countries. Their employment is actually an extension of their foreign policy.

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    NON-PROLIFERATION
    India Enters Wassenaar Arrangement
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Membership to the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group would give India a chance for a closer interaction with member states and also hold up its credentials, despite not being a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    RM appoints panel to accelerate defence capital acquisition

    To expedite the capital acquisition for Indian armed forces, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 7, constituted a 13-member advisory body to undertake independent review and status check of critical projects.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    Modi invites Israeli investment in defence sector

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on January 15, made a call to the Israeli defence firms to get into partnership with Indian firms to make defence product here.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    India test fires nuclear capable ICBM Agni-5

    India on January 18 successfully tested its nuclear capable Intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-5 from a canister on a road mobile launcher. This is the fifth consecutive successful test of the missile and third from a canister.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    BEL showcases capabilities at Defence Industry Development Meet

    Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) displayed its solidarity with the Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and intent to partner with the private industry...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    Australia approves $1.06bn battlefield command system project

    The Government of Australia has approved a A$1.4bn ($1.06bn) project to procure a new battlefield command system for the nation’s army.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    Remotely driven vehicles: The human in the loop

    While the technology behind fully autonomous vehicles capable of advanced decision-making in genuinely uncontrolled, real-world environments remains in its early days...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    Russian Army To Conduct Trials of Future Soldier Uniform

    The Russian Army announced its intention to start trials of a future, high-tech soldier system in April 2013. The military equipment sets, dubbed Ratnik, completed preliminary testing at the Alabino Shooting Range in Moscow...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    Russian MoD plans to procure mine clearance robots

    The Russian Ministry of Defence revealed plans to deploy robotic systems for munitions disposal and mine clearance operations in the battlefield, taking soldiers away from dangerous situations.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    UN Peace Keeping Training to Myanmar Armed Forces by Indian Army

    A four member Indian Army Delegation arrived at Naypitaw in Myanmar to imparting training on UN Peacekeeping Operations to Myanmar Army. The training will be conducted over two weeks from 05-16 Feb 2018.

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    Editorial
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    During the UPA regime (UPA I and II) the situation with regards to modernisation and replacement of old equipment had deteriorated considerably and it was widely acclaimed that the new Narendra Modi Government which took over the reins of the country in May 2014 would rectify the situation.