SP's Land Forces - Issue 4 - 2016

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    COVER STORY
    Kargil War and the Current State of Modernisation
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    What made the conflict unforgettable and distinctive was the sheer guts and bravery shown by our young officers and soldiers in assaulting dominating heights occupied by the Pakistani troops in high altitude terrain where a normal person struggles to breathe the rarified atmosphere with low oxygen content at heights of around 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) above sea level

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    FOREIGN RELATIONS
    Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement — An Overall Assessment
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    It has been specially drafted and designed for India due to the apprehensions expressed by the Indian Government

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    UNMANNED
    Portable Attack Drones or Loitering Munitions
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    Thousands of so-called loitering munitions have already been fielded in Afghanistan. This realm of activity is no longer dominated by the US.

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    AIR DEFENCE
    Sustaining Vintage Weapon Systems
    By Lt General V.K. Saxena (Retd)

    The compulsion of sustaining vintage weapon inventory is not only typical in our context but so is the case of most countries around the world that have been carrying on with their vintage inventory

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    INTERNAL SECURITY
    Terrorism in India – The Current Scene
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    India has unfortunately become the sponge that protects us all. India’s very proximity to Pakistan, which has developed into the epicenter of global terrorism during the last 30 years...

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    REPORT
    Chief of the Army Staff Inaugurates the Army Design Bureau
    By Rohit Goel

    General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), along with Lt General M.M.S. Rai, Vice Chief of Army Staff, and Lt General Subrata Saha, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S), formally announced the establishment of the Army Design Bureau during an Army Seminar on Make Projects organised in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on August 31, 2016.

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    EXERCISE
    Exercise Maitree 2016: Joint Indo-Thailand Military Exercise

    The Indo-Thailand Military Exercise Maitree, which commenced on July 15, 2016, under the aegis of the Royal Thailand Army concluded on July 29, 2016, at Krabi, Thailand.