SP's Land Forces - Issue 4 - 2020<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
India is situated in a turbulent and unstable region with failing or unstable states, declining regional powers, and states that have facilitated nuclear proliferation.
“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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lt General A.S. Bhinder has taken over as Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (IS&T) from September 1, 2020.
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.
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.