SP's Land Forces - Issue 4 - 2022<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
The Regiment of Artillery is presently engaged in modernising in terms of equipment and support systems under the ‘Make in India’ initiative
Militaries around the world are constantly seeking extension of range of weapons, volume and accuracy of fire
As both nations marked 30 years of excellent ties, visit of the Israeli Defence Minister gave an opportunity to review the full range of India-Israel relations and reiterate their commitment to expanding cooperation for the security & prosperity of both nations
There is a broad consensus between both the countries on further strengthening the bilateral strategic relations and have adopted a ‘vision statement’ which will pave the way for defence cooperation in the future.
Chinese side has pulled back northeast of PP-17A while the Indian troops have pulled back to PP-17. In between is the no-patrol zone which means that India troops can no more patrol up to PP-15.
There is no denying the need of Light Tank but is there prudence in going for a 25 tonne with similar firepower as T-90 and capable of floatation? It would compromise on protection and other basic fighting features, no matter how much you may load it with Artificial Intelligence (AI), surveillance drones and/or loitering munition.
Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Pande visited Ammo India 2022 for a special session
General Manoj Pande’s visit to Nepal was largely ceremonial though it did provide an opportunity to review bilateral defence relations and explore new avenues of cooperation
General Manoj Pande visited HQ 3 Corps at Rangapahar Military Station, Dimapur on August 19, 2022. During the visit, he was accompanied by Lt General R.P. Kalita, GOC-in–C Eastern Command.
DRDO and Indian Army have successfully completed six flight-tests of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from Integrated Test Range.
Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank Arjun by DRDO and Indian Army with support of Armoured Corps Centre & School on August 4, 2022.
The 13th Edition of the annual India - USA Joint Special Forces Exercise VAJRA PRAHAR 2022 culminated at Bakloh (HP) on August 28, 2022.
Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise VINBAX 2022 concluded at Chandimandir with an impressive display of Multi Agency HADR demonstration.
New Chief of DRDO Distinguished scientist Dr Samir V. Kamat, Director General Naval Systems & Materials (NS & M) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO.
New Commandant of Army AD College Lt General U.V. Talur took over as Commandant of Army Air Defence College, Gopalpur on August 1, 2022.
Regiment of Artillery celebrate their 195th ‘Gunners Day’ on September 28 and thus the 2 lead articles in this issue by Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd) are dedicated to the vital role played by this arm in the battlefield.