SP's Land Forces - Issue 6 - 2019<< Previous Issue
In an exclusive interview to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Land Forces, the newly-appointed Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane stresses that India has enough military options against Pakistan and its proxies without breaching the nuclear threshold
Biggest reform in higher defence management rolled out with mandate to restructure military commands, bring about jointness among Armed Forces within three years
During a review meeting for the upcoming exhibition, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched DefExpo 2020 app that holds remarkable features to ‘inform, engage and feedback’
If India looks to retain strategic autonomy without binding alliance then India has no option but to become a regional dominant power. Current push of the Government towards indigenous defence production is a welcome step towards self-sustainable technological advancements and economic growth and it needs to be taken forward.
Night vision devices would be more effective if the image intensifier and the TI is combined to bring out the best design features of both.
SP’s Land Forces profiles the Indian Army’s pursuit of disruptive capability through home grown innovation in new projects launched with Industry in 2019
The Indian Army split the F-INSAS programme in favour of two separate projects; one arming the modern infantry soldier with the best available assault rifle, carbine and LMG, and personal equipment; and the second component is the Battlefield Management Systems (BMS) which included the computer and communications.
General Manoj Mukund Naravane on December 31 took over from General Bipin Rawat as the 28th Chief of the Army Staff.
Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar was commissioned into the Indian Navy on January 1, 1983 and specialised as a Gunnery Officer in 1989. He has commanded Coast Guard Ship, Missile Boat, Corvette, Destroyer and Aircraft Carrier.
Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Air Force (IAF) and BrahMos jointly successfully conducted two BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles tests today, one each from land and air platforms.
Rajnath Singh jointly inaugurated the ‘India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference’ with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov in Moscow.
Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said on November 20, 2019 that 21 defence offset contracts with cumulative value of $5.67 billion approximately have been signed by Ministry of Defence (MoD) in last three years.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh, met today and accorded approval for Capital Procurement for the Services amounting to over Rs. 22,800 crore (about $3.2 billion).
Pakistan has successfully conducted training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-1 on November 18, 2019.
Halcon, a unit of the UAE’s new defence giant EDGE, has signed a $1 billion contract to deliver its Desert Sting-16 range of precision guided weapons to the UAE Armed Forces.