SP's Land Forces - April-May 2013

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    MOUNTAIN STRIKE CORPS
    Raising New Formations
    By Lt General (Retd) V.K. Kapoor

    The proposal of a new corps, including two independent infantry and two armoured brigades, would together cost around Rs. 81,000 crore, spread primarily over the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) period, with some spill over into the Thirteenth Plan

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    NCW
    Indian Army's Alignment for Net-centric Combat
    By Lt General (Retd) Gautam Banerji

    Net-centricity calls for sweeping revisions in the manner of engaging in warfare.

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    UNION BUDGET
    Defence Spending: Army, Navy & Air Force
    By Lt General (Retd) V.K. Kapoor

    The defence budget of Rs. 2,03,672 crore ($37 billion) for 2013-14 is a hike of 5.3 per cent from last year’s budget estimate of Rs. 1,93,407.29 crore ($35.8 billion).

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    TECHNOLOGY
    Optimising Technology for Border Security
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    As the asymmetric war is likely to heighten with the implosions within Pakistan and fallout of post-2014 withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan on the region...

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    NEIGHBOURHOOD
    Anatomy of China's DBO Intrusion
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    The government should seriously review the external intelligence mechanism and make the Indian Army responsible for complete land borders.

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    SEMINAR REPORT
    Emerging Concepts in Air and Missile Defence
    By Rohit K. Goel

    The Second International Seminar on Army Air Defence organised by the Corps of Army Air Defence in conjunction with the CII aimed at synergising and stimulating air defence criticalities.

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    JOINT EXCERCISE
    Exercise Ajeya Warrior
    By Lt General (Retd) V.K. Kapoor

    The Indian Army has sizeable experience in fighting insurgencies since independence. In fact from the 1950s onwards there has been no respite in this regard in the Northeast.