SP's Land Forces - Issue 4 - 2019

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    A Message from Director General Artillery & Colonel Commandant Regiment of Artillery

    I congratulate you on your efforts in providing quality information on Armed Forces.

    Your publications have been a valuable source of information on Armed Forces and help bridge the gap between the stakeholders and concerned organisations.

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    LEAD STORY
    Modernisation of Artillery: Bigger Bang for the Buck
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    ‘Future battlefield will be characterised by short and intense engagements requiring integrated and coordinated employment of all fire power resources including precision and high lethality weapon systems in a hybrid warfare environment.’

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    ARTILLERY
    Artillery Ammunition and Missiles: Destruction Power of Artillery
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    During 1850, solid shot, which was spherical in shape, and black powder were standard ammunition for guns. Howitzers fired hollow powder-filled shells which were ignited by wooden fuses filled with slow-burning powder.

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    ARTILLERY
    Indian Artillery Celebrates 192nd Gunners Day
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Artillery is presently engaged in modernising in terms of equipment and support systems under ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Modi Government

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    INDIGENISATION
    Strategic Partnership for ‘Make in India’
    By Jayant Patil

    In order to achieve the goal of self-reliance through ‘Make in India’, it is necessary to invest in long term indigenous capabilities through special partnership model

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    INTERNAL SECURITY
    Equipment for Law Enforcement for Minimum Invasive Violence
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Modern day law enforcement personnel have to operate in a more transparent society with increasingly complex laws of the land which include human rights where they are subject to greater accountability

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    NIGHT VISION
    Defeat the Night with Image Intensifiers
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Sensor fusion combines image intensifier and thermal imaging technologies into one device.

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Russian Civil Arms: Perfect Choice for India

    During the Army 2019 International Forum held near Moscow, the national weapons trade mediator Rosoboronexport announced a number of contracts with the international customers for the small arms supply of military and civil application.

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    SHOW REPORT / DSEI 2019
    20 Years of DSEI: Latest Land Warfare Developments
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Out of six zones that make up the DSEI event, the Land Zone stood out with a vast array of innovative industrial advancements throughout the event

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    India to hold first tri-service exercise with US

    India and the US continue to scale up their military cooperation, with their first-ever bilateral tri-Service exercise slated to be held off Vizag and Kakinada on India’s Eastern seaboard in November.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    DRDO declares India self-reliant in anti-tank missiles

    India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) declared self-reliance in anti-tank guided missiles after successfully test-firing an indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) on September 11 at a test-firing range in Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.

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    Exercises in the US and Russia

    Yudh Abhyas 2019, a battalion level exercise between the Indian and US Armies, commenced at the Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, US on September 6.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    Indian Army to get Made in India armour-piercing tank ammunition

    India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on September 13 approved indigenous production of armour-piercing tank ammunition and automated mine-laying equipment while giving the go-ahead for military procurements worth 2,000 crore.

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    Appointments

    Lt General M.M. Naravane, Vice Chief of the Army Staff; Lt General R.P. Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command; Lt General Anil Chauhan, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command; Lt General A.S. Kle, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command

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    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    This issue coincides with the Gunner’s Day which is celebrated on September 28 every year. The origin of the raising day is traced back to formation of the 5 Mountain Bombay (now Mumbai) Battery on September 28, 1827.