SP's Land Forces - Issue 01 - 2014

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    INTERVIEW
    'The profession of arms is a 'calling', rather than being just a job'

    Lt General Nitin Kohli, Signal Officer-in-Chief and Colonel Commandant, Indian Army, in an interview with SP’s Land Forces, gave out details of the role played by the Corps of Signals in the areas of low-intensity conflict and counter-insurgency operation.

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    ARTILLERY
    Modernisation and Acquisition Plans
    By Lt General (Retd) V.K. Kapoor

    We need speedy induction of 155mm/52-calibre howitzers to replace the present equipment.

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    MODERNISATION
    India's Infantry Modernisation
    By Lt General (Retd) V.K. Kapoor

    The lack of progress in acquiring even the weaponry, which is the easiest and most fundamental, is depressive to say the least because it directly and most adversely affects the soldiers fighting ability in the field.

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    ARMY AIR DEFENCE
    Decades of Obsolescence
    By Lt General (Retd) Naresh Chand

    Majority of AAD weapon systems are of erstwhile Soviet origin with an average vintage of 30 years.

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    TECHNOLOGY
    Night Vision Technologies
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    Night vision devices (NVDs) comprise an image intensifier tube, a protective housing and a mounting system.

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    SPECIAL FORCES
    Consolidating & Equipping the Special Forces
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    In modern Special Forces like the USSF, any induction of new weaponry or equipment into the US Army first goes through the USSF, which also has research and development capabilities...

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    INTERVIEW
    'India is at the core of MBDA's current and future business strategy'
    By R. Chandrakanth

    An interview with SP’s Land Forces, Loïc Piedevache, MBDA Country Head India

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    MODERNISATION
    Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    The requirement of MRAPs in India will remain in the foreseeable future. The need is not only to refine our concepts and measures of area dominance...

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    BORDER MANAGEMENT
    Managing the Land Borders
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    Digital imaging technology, miniaturised computers and numerous other technological advances over the past decade have contributed to rapid advances in aerial surveillance hardware such as micro aerial vehicles (MAVs)...

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    UNMANNED
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Army
    By Lt General (Retd) Naresh Chand

    A global race to develop UAVs is on and as per one estimate, global spending on UAVs is likely to be more than $94 billion by 2021.

  • NETWORK-CENTRIC
    Keys to Success: Net-centricity, Command, Control, Synergised Operations
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    There is not only the need to undertake periodic holistic reviews but more importantly technologies available globally must be optimised ensuring required security to enhance our C4I2SR capabilities.

  • PROFILE
    Saab's Giraffe AMB Radar Systems

    Internal disturbance has claimed more lives of India’s security personnel than the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the country.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Tata motors to unveil 'WhAP' at Defexpo 2014

    Tata Motors will be unveiling a brand new specialty vehicle, the Wheeled Armoured Platform (WhAP) at Defexpo 2014 next month. The vehicle platform, developed jointly with the DRDO's Vehicle Research...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    DRDO may unveil 130mm Arjun Catapult at Defexpo 2014

    After successfully demonstrating the first prototype of the Arjun Catapuly system to the Indian Army during automotive and firing trials in 2012, the DRDO is now all set to unveil the system for the first time at Defexpo 2014.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Saab to field biggest team yet at Defexpo 2014

    Swedish firm Saab, fresh after the delight of winning a major fighter competition in Brazil, will be fielding its largest yet team and display this year at Defexpo 2014.