SP's Land Forces - Issue 06 - 2014

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    FACE-TO-FACE
    'My vision is to ensure capability enhancement and operational effectiveness of the Army'

    On January 2, 2014, a team of SP’s Land Forces comprising Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, and Editor Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd) interviewed the Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC who candidly spoke about the achievements and modernisation of the Indian Army

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    ARMY DAY CELEBRATIONS
    Army Day Parade – 2015

    Indian Army celebrat ed its 67th Army Day on January 15, 2015. General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff reviewed the Parade at Army Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment and awarded fourteen Sena Medals (including four posthumously) for individual acts of Gallantry...

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    Defence Minister Parrikar 'Deals' a New Mantra
    By SP’s Special Correspondent

    Transparency , efficiency and acountability are the stated touchstones for defence procurement under India’s new Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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    MILITARY HISTORY
    Historical Highlights of the Indian Army
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    The final shape and professional restructuring of the Indian Army was carried out prior to World War I under General Kitchener, the Commander-in-Chief in India from 1902.

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    MODERNISATION
    Sluggishness in Army's Modernisation Efforts
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    Our political leadership under the UPA Government had been totally neglectful and inept in its approach to modernisation of the army in the past 10 years, a period which has been described as the worst since independence.

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    MODERNISATION
    Artillery Modernisation: End of Stagnation
    By Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd)

    India’s firepower capabilities need to be enhanced by an order of magnitude, especially in terms of PGMs.

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    NEIGHBOURHOOD
    Real Challenges Facing Pakistan
    By Dr Monika Chansoria

    The nexus between the Pakistan Army, jihadists and hardline nationalists shall continue to drive Pakistan’s domestic and foreign policy agenda

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    MoD Clears Proposal For 814 Mounted 155mm Guns

    Following a fresh request for information in July last year, the MoD has cleared the Indian Army's proposal to tender for 814 truck-mounted self-propelled 155mm gun systems at a cost of approximately Rs. 15,000 crore.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    BEL Awaits Offsets Windfall

    With a modest $42 million in exports in 2013-14, Bharat Electronics Ltd is anticipating big export orders on account of offsets arising from forthcoming defence contracts with foreign OEMs.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Bharat Dynamics Prepares For Big Leap

    India's only manufacturer of missiles, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, has scouted two new locations to set up new units with upgraded infrastructure in preparation for new contracts – these include prospective manufacture of the Indo-Israeli LRSAM & MRSAM, a likely SRSAM and the VSHORADS system currently...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    BEML Launches All-Out Effort To Turn Tide In Defence Biz

    With its defence business severely affected by the 'extraordinary' situation surrounding the Tatra Trucks controversy, BEML has launched a vigorous effort to breathe life into it.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Indian Army for upgrade of 2,600 BMPs

    The Indian Army has declared interest in undertaking a comprehensive upgrade of its BMP-2/2K that effects mobility, fire power and survivability upgrade. The upgrades are to be incorporated in both the existing fleet of BMPs and the ones which are likely to be produced in future.