SP's Land Forces - Issue 1 - 2018

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    LEAD STORY
    Defence Budget: Assured Allocations to Achieve the Goals
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd) and Rohit Srivastava

    Delays in replacing the legacy weapons system with the more modern systems have hampered the operational readiness of armed forces.

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    INFANTRY WEAPONS
    Assault Weapons and Assault Rifles
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    Assault weapons are guns/fire arms that fire one round each time the trigger is pulled. They are not assault rifles or machine guns.

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    MODERNISATION
    Infantry Modernisation Neglected
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    The modernisation of infantry has lagged behind due to complete neglect and apathy on part of military, bureaucratic and political leadership to speed up the process of modernisation of the Indian Army

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    TECHNOLOGY
    Trijicon — Pioneer in Aiming Solutions
    By Rohit Srivastava

    Personal weapons of the soldiers must have the latest technologies inbuilt for counter terrorist and counter insurgency missions including day/night vision solutions

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    SPECIAL FORCES
    Special Forces – More Focus Required
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Special Forces are being used strategically world over to further national interests of their countries. Their employment is actually an extension of their foreign policy.

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    NON-PROLIFERATION
    India Enters Wassenaar Arrangement
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Membership to the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group would give India a chance for a closer interaction with member states and also hold up its credentials, despite not being a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty