SP's Land Forces - Issue 04 - 2014

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    LEAD STORY
    Pakistani Army Operations in North Waziristan
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    North Waziristan (NW) is inhabited by a very large number of terror groups of all hues and colours.

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    SOUTH ASIA
    Limiting a Subcontinental Nuclear War
    By Ali Ahmed

    India’s conventional advantage stands faced with a stalemate brought about by introduction of Hatf IX or Nasr (missile) by Pakistan.

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    SOUTH ASIA
    Getting Familiar

    The Embassy of China at New Delhi recently organised a visit of an Indian media delegation to China for interactions at Beijing with the 4th Army Aviation Regiment...

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    TECHNOLOGY
    Almost Invincible Israel’s Air Defence
    By R. Chandrakanth

    Iron Dome is the only dual mission counter rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) and Very Short Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) system

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    OPERATIONS
    Airborne Operations
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Para Training School (PTS), run by the Indian Air Force at Agra, conducts the parachuting and combat military free-fall training of the Army, the President’s Body Guards, cadets...

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    MODERNISATION
    Global Air Defence Scenario
    By R. Chandrakanth

    India’s air defence network has two principal components—the ‘Air Defence Ground Environment System’ (ADGES) and the ‘Base Air Defence Zones’ (BADZ)

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    MIDDLE EAST
    Recent Developments in Iraq
    By Ranjit Gupta

    The ISIS has captured large quantities of sophisticated weaponry from the Iraqi Army and security forces which had fled abandoning their weapons in the face of the ISIS onslaught...

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    FOCUS / INDIA
    Raising FDI in Defence - Not lucrative by itself
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation had identified some 15 critical technologies that it seeks to import through offsets, such technologies would require special approvals by the foreign vendor’s government

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    FOCUS / INDIA
    Lessons from Kargil War
    By General V.P. Malik (Retd)

    Operation Vijay was a blend of determined political, military and diplomatic actions, which enabled us to transform an adverse situation into an emphatic military and diplomatic victory

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    FOCUS / INDIA
    Article 370 and its Relevance Today
    By General V.P. Malik (Retd)

    Elections time in a democracy are sensitive. Controversial issues get raised, and challenged.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Indian Army scouts 'Smart' artillery shells

    The Indian Army is looking to procure 155mm Trajectory Correctable Munitions (Course Correctable Fuze) for its 155mm artillery guns, and to include 39/45/52 calibre equipment.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    New ammunition for MBT Arjun tested

    Trials of new 120mm penetration-cum-blast ordnance for the Arjun main battle tank have been successfully conducted at the DRDO's Proof and Experimental Establishment in Odisha.

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    DRDO's new embankment blasting device successfully tested

    The DRDO has conducted user-assisted technical trials of the Bund Blasting Device Mk.II, the new improved version of the indigenous man-portable embankment blasting device, designed and developed by the Terminal...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    Nirbhay cruise missile test before Diwali

    In service and well-respected as a successful and potent indigenous weapon, the new and improved Pinaka Mk.II rocket, developed by the DRDO's Armament Research and Development Establishment...

  • SP'S EXCLUSIVES
    New defensive aids for MBT Arjun proven in trials

    An advanced laser warning countermeasure system and a mobile camouflage system have recently been tested and proven on the Arjun MBT Mk.II in the Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan.