SP's Land Forces - Issue 4 - 2020

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Issue Features

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    LEAD STORY
    Topekhana and Random Thoughts
    By General J.J. Singh (Retd)

    India is situated in a turbulent and unstable region with failing or unstable states, declining regional powers, and states that have facilitated nuclear proliferation.

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    NATIONAL SECURITY
    India’s China Policy - Statement of Defence Minister in Parliament
    By SP’s Correspondent

    “I rise today to brief the esteemed Members of this august House about the developments on the Borders of Ladakh over the past few months.

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    GUNNERS DAY
    Sarvatra Izat-o-Iqbal (Everywhere with Honour and Glory)
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Regiment of Artillery has won many awards since Independence which include seven Mahavir Chakras and 92 Vir Chakras, forty honour titles, amongst others, which speaks highly of their combat capability

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    MAKE IN INDIA
    Aatmanirbhar Reset 2.0
    By Lt General R.K. Jagga (Retd)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clarion call to use these trying times to become Aatmanirbhar (self-reliant). Defence Manufacturing in India has huge potential and can bring a transformative change, but is the industry ready to rise up to challenges.

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    ARTILLERY / OFB
    Artillery Capability of OFB
    By Gagan Chaturvedi

    No battle or war was fought by the armies of East India Company, the British Empire or independent India where the arms, ammunition and equipment supplied by the Ordnance Factories did not play a crucial role.

  • INDIA-CHINA STAND-OFF
    Fresh Chinese Moves in Ladakh
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The number of PLA battalions deployed in Ladakh has gone up from 35 in August to 50 in September. Tensions are high as opposing troops are eyeball to eyeball in certain locations and there have been incidents of shots being fired in the air.

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    APPOINTMENT
    Lt General A.S. Bhinder has taken over as Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (IS&T)

    Lt General A.S. Bhinder has taken over as Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (IS&T) from September 1, 2020.

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    APPOINTMENT
    C.S. Vishwakarma takes over charge of DGOF and Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board

    C. S. Vishwakarma has taken over charge as the Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) from September 1, 2020.

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

    Regiment of Artillery celebrated their 193rd ‘Gunners Day’ on September 28 thus it was appropriate to dedicate this issue of the magazine to the ‘Glory and Valour’ of Gunners.