SP's Land Forces - Issue 5 - 2019

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Issue Features

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    EXCLUSIVE

    INTERVIEW
    “Army Aviation is an important and vital component of all arms combat force”

    Interaction of Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Land Forces with Lieutenant General Kanwal Kumar, Director General and Colonel Commandant of Army Aviation

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    MECHANISED INFANTRY
    Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) Needs a De Novo Look
    By Lt General A.B. Shivane (Retd)

    FICV, a key spearhead of the restructured Integrated Battle Groups, cannot be put in a limbo and such a critical capability programme must be classified as project of ‘National Strategic Security Importance”, for its national security sensitivity...

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    URBAN WARFARE
    Equipment and Weapons for Urban Warfare
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Combat in urban areas can be the most destructive due to densely populated terrain, military weapons not suitable for urban warfare, close quarter battle (CQB), hand to hand combat and ruthless behaviour of nonstate forces who do not believe in rules of engagement

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    SPECIAL FORCES
    Special Forces—Challenges and Solutions
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Majority of the Special Forces have to operate by stealth, in small groups and in enemy territory, involving covert operations

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    INTERNAL SECURITY
    Counter-Terrorism
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in their first ever open acknowledgement in 2011 in US Court, said that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) sponsors terrorism in Kashmir and it oversees terrorist separatist groups in Kashmir

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    Rosoboronexport Extends Sales Spectrum

    This year Mikhail Kalashnikov’s centennial will be widely celebrated on November, 10th. The great small arms designer worked for the Russia’s sole state-owned arms trade company Rosoboronexport for many years as chief adviser to the Director General on small arms and personally brought the company hundreds of contracts with foreign customers for the supply of weapons of his own design.

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

    Recently, the President’s Colours were awarded to Army Aviation Corps in recognition of their contribution. Our lead story in this issue is an interview with DG, Army Aviation Lt. General Kanwal Kumar on this achievement as well as the role and future of the Corps.