SP's Land Forces - Issue 5 - 2021<< Previous Issue
Infantry the world over has kept pace with the evolution of warfare. However, the Indian Army is lagging behind in its efforts to keep the Infantry comparable to the best in the world as far as its weapon and equipment profile is concerned. The Infantry of the Indian Army is in dire need of all round improvement especially in the areas of survivability, lethality and mobility.
The Indian Army is eager to get 1,750 FICV, for which RFI was issued for the third time on June 24, 2021. The proposed combat vehicle could be manufactured in India under the Strategic Partnership initiative.
Digitisation permits the war fighter to communicate vital battlefield information instantly. The aim is to create a common operational picture (COP) of the battlefield at each level, from soldier to commander, which is based on common data collected through a network of sensors, battle management systems and weapon platforms.
At the culmination of any war or conflict, occupation of territory, tactically or as part of conquest, requires infantry to actually get in there. Ultimately it is boots on ground of the infantryman that will signal victory.
In an interaction with SP’s Land Forces, HENSOLDT looks back at the successful launch of its Xpeller business globally and its plans for India market
Lt General Nav K. Khanduri has assumed command as GOC-in-C of the Western Command on November 1, 2021. He is the first officer from the Army Air Defence to be elevated to the rank of Army Commander.
The 75th Infantry Day to commemorate the contributions of Infantry, the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army was celebrated on October 27, 2021. To mark the occasion, the focus of this issue is on the Indian Infantry.