SP's Land Forces - Issue 6 - 2021

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Issue Features

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    General M.M. Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff

    I am pleased to learn that SP Guide Publications is releasing a Special Issue of SP’s Land Forces on the occasion of Army Day 2022.

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    “We are Resolved to Show ‘Zero Tolerance’ to Terror”
    By Neetu Dhulia

    India will “come out victorious” in case of war with China, war stays only as an “instrument of last resort”, General M.M. Naravane said during a press conference, ahead of Army Day celebrations on January 15, 2022

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    Making Indian Army Future Ready
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    21st century battlefields require the Indian Army to have both intra-Service and inter-Services networking. These needs should be supported by acquiring NCW capabilities at the earliest and the required information systems put in place.

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    Look Beyond Traditional Contact Warfare
    By Lt General Abhay Krishna (Retd)

    Are we prepared today to foil a cyber-attack on our Railway Network, Banking System or Power Grid? The nature of cyber-attacks is such that it is almost always difficult to pinpoint the source of the attack, giving perpetrating nation-states plausible deniability.

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    LAWS Drones & Future of Warfare
    By Major General Atanu K. Pattanaik (Retd)

    The convergence of AI, drones and robotics leading to the fielding of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) raise serious questions about the nature of future warfare and the larger question of utility of standing armies

  • Appointments

    Eastern Army Commander Lt General Manoj Pande has taken over as the Vice Chief of Army Staff from Lt General C.P. Mohanty who superannuated on January 31, 2022.
    Lt General Upendra Dwivedi took over as GOC-in-C Northern Command from Lt General Y.K. Joshi who superannuated on January 31, 2022.

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    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    This issue of SP’s Land Forces coincides with the Army Day which falls on January 15 and is celebrated as on this day Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa (then a Lt General) took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General F.R. Bucher on January 15, 1949.