SP's Land Forces - Issue 4 - 2017

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    LEAD STORY
    Guns and Glory - A Saga of Dedication and Valour
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Over a period of time Regiment of Artillery has become a highly effective fighting machine which delivers fire power wherever and whenever required and assists in shaping the battlefield

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    EXCLUSIVE

    INTERVIEW
    'Successful shaping of battlefield facilitates channelising of the enemy to conform to own strategy and will'

    Lt General P.K. Srivastava, Director General of Artillery, in an exclusive interview with SP’s Land Forces, on the occasion of the Gunners Day on September 28, 2017

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    MODERNISATION
    Modernisation of Artillery in the Indian Army
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    Attempts are now being made to resurrect and fulfil its long-postponed 1999 Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan (FARP), under which the army aims to import...

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    ADVERTORIAL
    Ordnance Factory Board Fourth Pillar of India's Defence

    Ordnance Factory Board [OFB], comprising of 41 units engaged in the manufacturing of diverse products, is the oldest and largest defence production organization in India. It is a forerunner of ‘Make in India’ initiative by the government in defence manufacturing.

  • SMALL ARMS
    Infantry Deprived of Basic Weaponry
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    Infantry is indeed the most vital combat arm of Indian army whose roles range from countering terrorism and insurgencies in peace and in war, conducting defensive and offensive operations in the mountains, plains, and deserts and when required be an important part of an out of area contingency force

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    NEW LEADERSHIP
    Dynamic Approach of the New Defence Minister
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    The Ministry of Defence is a mammoth ministry with a very large number of defence public sector industrial units whose efficiency and output is by and large unsatisfactory

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    SHOW REPORT / DSEI 2017
    The World's Largest Arms Fair
    By R. Chandrakanth

    The host country, Britain is all set to expand its export footprint and this was outlined by the Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon who suggested that Britain would look...

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    JOINT EXCERCISE
    Indo-US Joint Exercise Yudh Abhyas-2017

    Exercise Yudh Abhyas - 2017, a joint military exercise between Indian and US armies commenced on September 14, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, USA with a brief and impressive opening ceremony.

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    JOINT EXCERCISE
    India-Nepal Joint Exercise Surya Kiran-XII

    The aim of this exercise was to conduct battalion level joint training between Indian and Nepalese Army with emphasis on Counter Terrorism in mountainous terrain by facilitating interoperability