SP's Land Forces - Issue 05 - 2014

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    SOUTH EAST ASIA
    Modernisation of Indonesian Defence Forces
    By Brigadier Vinod Anand (Retd)

    Military modernisation occurs in geo-strategic, political and economic contexts and is driven not only by technological factors and indigenous defence industry’s capabilities but also by a social and cultural context

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    NEIGHBOURHOOD
    India and China – Future Trajectory
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    As long as China does not indulge in more incursions especially with signing of the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement, ample scope exists for the bilateral relationship to be taken to new heights concurrent to peaceful resolution of the border...

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    FOREIGN RELATIONS
    Prime Minister Modi in the United Nations
    By General V.P. Malik (Retd)

    It is not easy to knit together India’s cultural heritage, domestic and regional challenges with those of the globe in a 32-minute address to nearly 200 heads of nations...

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    BORDER SECURITY
    Border & Perimeter Security
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    During his address at the Combined Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi on October 17, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stated: “Beyond the immediate...

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    FOREIGN RELATIONS
    Prime Minister Modi in USA
    By General V.P. Malik (Retd)

    Never before have there been such media hype, and millions’ expectations and hopes, when an Indian Prime Minister has visited the United States.

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    NEIGHBOURHOOD
    The Indo-Pakistan Ceasefire Scenario
    By General V.P. Malik (Retd)

    India would have to remain alert on the border/LoC without closing its window(s) for purposeful negotiations or allowing the dilution of its revised policy.

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    TECHNOLOGY
    Night into Day with Night Vision Devices
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Instant situational awareness of the area of operations is a do or die necessity for a soldier

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    MODERNISATION
    Prime Minister keen on developing 'Digital Armed Force'
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Combined Commanders’ Conference 2014 in the Defence Ministry War Room on October 17...

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    International Seminar by SP's and FICCI on 'Digitisation of Battlefield', October 27, 2014, New Delhi

    Extending Network Centricity To The Last Mile In The Tactical Battle Area

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    India to sign $525 million deal for Israeli SPIKE System

    Ending a procurement effort that has meandered for years, India will shortly sign a $525 million deal with Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to procure 8,300 SPIKE MR missiles and over 300 launchers.

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    NAL mini UAVs demonstrated to CRPF & NSG

    The CRPF and National Security Guard have expressed interest in NAL's SlyBird and Pushpak micro air vehicles for over-the-hill surveillance and intelligence gathering. Starting November 2013, Bangalore-based NAL has conducted flight demonstrations in simulated operational settings in Manesar...

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    Nirbhay success catches world attention

    The remarkable success of the Nirbhay long range ground-launched cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Friday has been watched keenly around the world, but especially in the region. The largely indigenous missile, sporting a fully Indian inertial navigation system (INS) based guidance system...

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    New Indo-US Defence Trade Task Force Soon

    On the back of Prime Minister Modi's visit to the United States where a joint decision was taken renew for ten more years the 2005 Framework for the U.S.-India Defence Relationship...

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    Breakthrough in indigenous E/O sensor tech

    A heartening new indigenous development could take care of India's over-dependence on foreign suppliers for critical electro-optical sensors for surface payloads. The DRDO's Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE) in Dehradun has developed a SEOS...

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    Indian Army orders 118 Arjun Mk.II tanks

    An air of cautious relief will pervade the Combat Vehicles R&D Establishment (CVRDE), the DRDO's tank development laboratory on Chennai's outskirts. The Indian Army has been cleared to place an order for 118 Arjun Mk.II main battle tanks.

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    DRDO's new target: No missile imports from 2022

    The success of the Nirbhay has instilled fresh confidence in the DRDO to set an ambitious new target. DRDO chief, and therefore the country's seniormost missile scientist, Dr Avinash Chander said on Saturday at the IIT Bhubaneshwar where he was chief guest for a convocation ceremony...

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    India identifying requirement for small arms fire detection system

    The last 18 months along the Line of Control and specifically the last few weeks on the International Border has forced the Army and BSF to begin an exercise to construct a requirement for small arms fire detection systems for forward posts...

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    40 Arjun Catapult systems for Indian Army

    Starved of artillery for nearly three decades, the Indian Army's howitzer jinx is all set for an irony that no foreign vendor may have anticipated — the first artillery pieces to enter service after decades of drought, are to be Indian designed and Indian built.