SP's Land Forces - Issue 06 - 2014<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
On January 2, 2014, a team of SP’s Land Forces comprising Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, and Editor Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd) interviewed the Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC who candidly spoke about the achievements and modernisation of the Indian Army
Indian Army celebrat ed its 67th Army Day on January 15, 2015. General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff reviewed the Parade at Army Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment and awarded fourteen Sena Medals (including four posthumously) for individual acts of Gallantry...
Transparency , efficiency and acountability are the stated touchstones for defence procurement under India’s new Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
The final shape and professional restructuring of the Indian Army was carried out prior to World War I under General Kitchener, the Commander-in-Chief in India from 1902.
Our political leadership under the UPA Government had been totally neglectful and inept in its approach to modernisation of the army in the past 10 years, a period which has been described as the worst since independence.
India’s firepower capabilities need to be enhanced by an order of magnitude, especially in terms of PGMs.
The nexus between the Pakistan Army, jihadists and hardline nationalists shall continue to drive Pakistan’s domestic and foreign policy agenda
Following a fresh request for information in July last year, the MoD has cleared the Indian Army's proposal to tender for 814 truck-mounted self-propelled 155mm gun systems at a cost of approximately Rs. 15,000 crore.
With a modest $42 million in exports in 2013-14, Bharat Electronics Ltd is anticipating big export orders on account of offsets arising from forthcoming defence contracts with foreign OEMs.
India's only manufacturer of missiles, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, has scouted two new locations to set up new units with upgraded infrastructure in preparation for new contracts – these include prospective manufacture of the Indo-Israeli LRSAM & MRSAM, a likely SRSAM and the VSHORADS system currently...
With its defence business severely affected by the 'extraordinary' situation surrounding the Tatra Trucks controversy, BEML has launched a vigorous effort to breathe life into it.
The Indian Army has declared interest in undertaking a comprehensive upgrade of its BMP-2/2K that effects mobility, fire power and survivability upgrade. The upgrades are to be incorporated in both the existing fleet of BMPs and the ones which are likely to be produced in future.