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SP's Land Forces - Issue 2 - 2024

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Issue Features

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    LEAD STORY
    Indigenous Ammunition Production
    By Major General Atanu K. Pattanaik (Retd)

    Meeting the critical need for ammunition by the Armed Forces requires rapid ramping up of indigenous production

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    TECHNOLOGY / MUNITIONS
    Future of Battlefield Lethality
    By Rohit Goel

    A look at the latest trends reshaping Land Warfare Munitions

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    EXERCISES / BHARAT SHAKTI 2024
    Indigenous Might on Display
    By Manish Kumar Jha

    Fortifying India’s Military Might with Cutting-Edge Technology

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    MODERNISATION / MAKE IN INDIA
    Army Establishes STEAG
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Signals Technology Evaluation and Adaptation Group (STEAG) is mandated to nurture technologies spanning the complete spectrum of wired and wireless systems

  • NEWS
    Army Commanders’ Conference Concludes

    The Army Commanders’ Conference concluded in New Delhi on April 2, 2024. The biannual event, held in a hybrid format, commenced with a virtual session chaired by General Manoj Pande, Chief of Army Staff (COAS)...

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    DRDO Conducts Mission Divyastra

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted first successful flight test of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with Multiple Independently Targetable Re-Entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology.

  • NEWS
    Defence Exports Touch Record ₹21,083 Crore in FY 2023-24

    Defence exports have touched a record ₹21,083 crore (approximately $2.63 billion) in the Financial Year (FY) 2023-24, a growth of 32.5 per cent over the last fiscal when the figure was ₹15,920 crore.

  • NEWS
    Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket

    DRDO’s Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur has successfully developed the lightest Bullet Proof Jacket in the country for protection against 7.62 x 54 R API (Level 6 of BIS 17051)...

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    Over ₹200 Crore Deal for Indigenous Anti-Drone Technology

    Big Bang Boom Solutions Pvt Ltd (BBBS), a defence sector startup, has secured a significant order worth more than ₹200 crores from the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army, for its cutting-edge anti-drone technology.

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    Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile Successfully Flight-Tested

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flighttest of Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur on April 18, 2024.

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    Successful Trials of Indigenous MPATGM Weapon System

    Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Weapon System, indigenously designed and developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), has been field evaluated in different flight configurations...

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    New Generation Ballistic Missile Agni-Prime Flight-Tested

    Strategic Forces Command, along with Defence Research and Development Organisation, conducted the successful flight-test of New Generation Ballistic Missile Agni-Prime from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island on April 3, 2024.

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    DRDO Carries Out Successful Flight Trials of Heat

    Four flight trials of High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) - ABHYAS were successfully carried out by DRDO from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha during January 30 to February 2, 2024.

  • NEWS
    Maiden Test-Firing of India’s First Indigenously-Made MBT Engine

    Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane presided over the maiden test-firing of India’s first indigenously-made 1500 Horsepower (HP) engine for Main Battle Tanks at BEML’s Engine division in Mysuru complex on March 20, 2024.

  • NEWS
    JD Taurus Begins State-of-the-Art Firearms Manufacturing

    In a bid to make India atmanirbhar in the critical areas of defence and security, Jindal Defence Systems Private Limited (JDSPL) have begun production in its state-of-the-art firearms manufacturing plant in Hisar...

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    Appointments

    Lt General Upendra Dwivedi, assumed the appointment of the Vice Chief of the Army Staff on February 19, 2024.
    Lt General J.S. Sidana, took over as the 33rd Director General of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (DGEME) and Senior Colonel Commandant of the Corps of EME on April 1, 2024.

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    Editorial
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    One of the biggest lessons coming out of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war is that no army can fight without adequate weapons and ammunition. And if you are relying on other countries to support you with these, you are inherently at a distinct disadvantage.