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‘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.’
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.
The Artillery is presently engaged in modernising in terms of equipment and support systems under ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Modi Government
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
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
Sensor fusion combines image intensifier and thermal imaging technologies into one device.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.