SP's Land Forces - Issue 03 - 2014

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Issue Features

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    SOUTH EAST ASIA
    The Philippine Army – Developing a Modernisation Strategy

    The Philippine Army has a proud history. However, it is now entering one of the most important periods of its history as it seeks to modernise to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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    OPERATIONS
    Urban Warfare

    At tactical levels urban combat in Indian Army is referred to as Built Up Area (BUA) operations, i.e. fighting in towns and cities.

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    INTERVIEW
    'In the current threat scenario and also in the futuristic scenario, the AD guns will remain very much relevant'

    Lt General V.K. Saxena, Director General of Army Air Defence, Indian Army

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    SOUTH ASIA
    Powering India-China Relations

    Post the Indian elections in India, Wei Wei, Chinese Ambassador at New Delhi, wrote an Op-ed in the Economic Times titled ‘India’s Economic Takeoff’...

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    In the Spotlight: Destined to Win

    Russia will undoubtedly strengthen its positions in the artillery sector of the world arms market by starting promoting its new 155-mm 2S19M1-155 Msta-S self-propelled howitzer.

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    SOUTH ASIA
    Indian Prime Minister's Splendid Initiative – Rejuvenating SAARC

    Prime Minister Na rendra Modi deserves all the praise for inviting heads of governments/head of states of all the seven countries that form part of SAARC...

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    FOCUS / INDIA
    New Leadership

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has come to form the government on a development plank has begun in right earnest. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading from the front in providing a stable, strong and sustainable government, having initiated measures to give the economy a much-needed vibrancy. Here are some of the key-players...

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    FOCUS / INDIA
    Defence Challenges Facing India

    The Service Headquarters function as attached offices to the Ministry of Defence, working under archaic and outmoded rules of business

  • FOCUS / INDIA
    A Relook at the Chief of Defence Staff/Permanent Chairman COSC

    The Naresh Chandra task force on national security set up by the UPA Government in June 2012, in its report recommended a permanent Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee to exercise “administrative control” over the nuclear arsenal...

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    SHOW PREVIEW
    Technologies to the Fore

    Defence exhibitions across the world attract considerable attention, but one which is a must attend is Eurosatory held biennially in Paris.

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Unrivalled BMPT-72 Fire Support Vehicle

    JSC Rosoboronexport is offering its foreign partners a new product – the BMPT fire support vehicle, which is unique in performance and combat capabilities.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Indian Army for new 9mm pistols

    The Army's Infantry Directorate has announced interest in acquiring an unspecified number of 9mm pistols for regular troops. The proposed weapon is to be used as a secondary weapon both during conventional and sub conventional operations.