SP's Land Forces - Issue 1 - 2016

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    MODERNISATION
    Indian Army's Modernisation Woes
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    The army’s ‘critical shortages’ and obsolescence of its current equipment include 155mm howitzers, light utility helicopters, attack helicopters, air defence assets, various categories of ammunition, anti-tank and AD missile systems...

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    EXCLUSIVE

    MAKE IN INDIA
    Ministry of Commerce 'Facilitator' of 'Make in India' Initiatives

    The Narendra Modi-led Government is going aggressive on several initiatives and top of them all is the ‘Make in India’ plan.

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    AIR DEFENCE
    Army Air Defence – An Update
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    The security environment in India’s neighbourhood is always on a dangerous threshold thus it is essential to continuously modernise AAD weaponry and manpower

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    BUDGET
    Defence Budget 2016-17 and the Status of Indian Army
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    The defence budget allocation for the year 2015-16 was Rs. 2,46,727 crore where as the allocation for the year 2016-17 is Rs. 2,58,589.3 crore an increase of less than 5 per cent over the budget estimate figures of the previous year.

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    ARTILLERY
    Modernisation of Artillery
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    As part of its Artillery Modernisation Plan, the Indian Army is looking at inducting several types of howitzers through in-house manufacture by DRDO/Ordnance Factory Board, inter-governmental pacts and global tenders.

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    MILITARY COOPERATION
    Indo-Israeli Land Defence Cooperation
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Praising Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Israel’s Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that Israel wants to take advantage of it and added that the NDA Government has brought a new vigour to bilateral defence ties

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Tor- 2 System in Modular Design: Meeting Customers' Request

    The idea to develop a short-range surface-to-air missile system (SRSAMS) with its combat and technical facilities made in modular design arose during negotiations and presentations...

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    HELICOPTERS
    Helicopters: Expanding Capabilities and Emerging Missions
    By Lt General B.S. Pawar (Retd)

    Military aviation today is looking at the next-generation of military helicopters and the strategy to modernise vertical-lift capability in the long term, with improved avionics, electronics, range, speed, propulsion, survivability...

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    OEM/IAI
    IAI Will Present a Wide Range of Strategic Systems at Defexpo India 2016

    IAI marks 25 years of solid partnership with India’s defense forces and industry

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Pantsir-S1 Modular Design Air-Defence Missile-Gun System Adapted for Various Combat Employment

    The analysis of the latest local conflicts shows that high-precision air assault weapons along with unmanned aerial vehicles are of primary importance...

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Combat Module for Armored Vehicles Upgrade

    The light-weight category combat vehicles are able to determine the combat potential of a country’s Armed Forces due to their application versatility.

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    EXERCISE
    Exercise FORCE 18

    Exercise FORCE 18, largest ‘Multinational Field Training Exercise (FTX),’ was conducted by the Indian Army from March 2-8, 2016, at Pune.