SP's Land Forces - Issue 2/3 - 2020<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
The original State of J&K which acceded to India in October 1947 comprised 2,22,236 sq km. But today India is in physical occupation of only 1,06,566 sq km of the original state of J&K. Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) is 72,935 sq km less 5,180 sq km of Shaksgam Valley leased to China in 1963.
We keep repeating the mistakes. The Chinese PLA incursion in Ladakh, across the LAC, is once again a collective intelligence failure for India. There is much to be learned for India from the current scenario.
China is a master of spinning deceit and covert action exploiting strategy and statecraft as means of “Combative coexistence” with opponents.
The threat of the virus is all-pervasive and to ensure Force Protection, an essential towards operational readiness, the Armed Forces have issued exhaustive instructions/guidelines
Prime Minister’s personal appearance on the frontline has unequivocally reinforced that entire of Ladakh is Indian Territory and any intrusion and aggression will be met with full might and resolve of the nation.
HENSOLDT group core competence has been to recognise a wide range of threats and to provide practical and optimal solutions to improve the safety and operational effectiveness of military platforms.
It was a challenge to develop the gun from voluminous blue prints and documents running over 12,000 pages but OFB took the challenge head on by developing a gun which was about 20-25 per cent better than the original gun in parameters like range, accuracy, consistency, low and high angle of fire and shoot-and-scoot ability.
Electronic Warfare (EW) represents the ability to use the electromagnetic spectrum to sense, protect, and communicate.
WLR is employed to locate the hostile artillery guns, mortars and rockets so that rapid counter bombardment can be resorted to in order to neutralise them
Lack of progress on AK-203 JV forces case for importing 72,000 additional Sig Sauer rifles under fast track process
Lieutenant General Raj Shukla, YSM, SM is the GOC-in-C Army Training Command who assumed office on May 1, 2020.
The Indian Army’s plans to counter minefields restricting its tank movement in enemy territory received a shot in the arm with the signing of a Make in India contract on July 20 for 1,512 mine ploughs for its frontline T-90 tank fleet.
A special meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on July 15, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, delegated powers for making urgent capital acquisitions up to Rs 300 crore ($40 million) to the armed forces.
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in its meeting held on July 2, 2020 held under the chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh accorded approval for capital acquisition of various platforms and equipment worth about Rs 38,900 crore (about $5.2 billion).
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh started his trip by visiting Ladakh on July 17. He arrived early morning at Leh airport accompanied by the CDS General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General M.M. Naravane.
Covid was overshadowed by China’s surprise action on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) thus the lead article by Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd) gives a very comprehensive background on how Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (LOC) and China Occupied Kashmir (LAC) was created.