SP's Land Forces - Aero India 2021 Special

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    LEAD STORY
    Future Army and Evolving Warfare
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Will human intelligence and creativity win the next war or the leader in AI will rule the world? Technological innovations in the future would surely change the nature of warfare.

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    TECHNOLOGY
    Swarm Drones - New Frontier of Warfare
    By Lt General Dushyant Singh (Retd)

    A new way altogether of releasing force on the enemy, Swarm Drones will play a dominant role in the conflicts of the future, with more and more states and non-state actors using this technology

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    ARMY AVIATION
    Army Aviation - Present Status and Modernisation
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    With the motto Suveg and Sudridh (Swift and Sure), the youngest corps of the Indian Army is growing in tactical importance, in the battlefield, as a force multiplier

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    UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
    Army’s Eye in the Sky
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Systems Pilotless Aircraft or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), better known as Drones are rapidly growing in popularity in various military operations due to their high convenience in reducing losses and enabling the execution of high profile and time-sensitive missions

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    UNMANNED COMBAT SYSTEMS
    The Looming Drone Threat
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Drones provide an opportunity to getting close to the target and bring an “unmanned” weapons platform from which force can be launched via remote control.

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    ARMOURED
    Death Knell of Tanks: Fact or Fiction
    By Lt General R.K. Jagga (Retd)

    With attention shifting to cutting-edge technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous drones, the logic behind maintaining large, legacy platforms has been brought into question

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    TECHNOLOGY / MUNITIONS
    Loitering Munitions - Meeting the Challenge of Time-Sensitive Targets

    On modern battlefields, it is critical to quickly spot the enemy and act on real-time information. The precise location of the enemy in modern combat is not always known, even if the general area of their activities can be determined.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    Meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali

    The Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on January 16.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    India’s first indigenously 9mm Machine Pistol

    India’s first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been jointly developed by DRDO and Indian Army. Infantry School, Mhow and DRDO’s Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune have designed and developed...

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    13th India-Vietnam Defence Security Dialogue

    Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, cochaired the 13th India-Vietnam Defence Security Dialogue along with his Vietnamese co-chair Sr Lt General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Defence Minister, Socialist Republic of Vietnam on January 12, 2021.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    5th India-Singapore Defence Ministers dialogue

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh co-chaired the 5th India-Singapore Defence Ministers Dialogue along with Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence, Republic of Singapore on January 20, 2021.

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    NEWS IN BRIEF
    Indian Army signs MoU with SIDM on indigenisation and innovation partnership

    An MoU between the Indian Army and Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) was signed on January 21, 2021 to provide further impetus to indigenisation under the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

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    ‘Tri-service Exercise Kavach and AMPHEX-21 in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal

    The above exercise was conducted under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) involving assets of Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard and involved participation and deployment of all forces of ANC, elements of Amphibious Brigade of Army’s Southern Command...

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    Russia’s Anti-UAV System “Rat”

    Ruselectronics’ multifunctional mobile system to combat UAVs called “Rat”, was demonstrated at the Russia’s Army-2020 forum.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    New Ammunition for Russian Tornado-S Multiple Rocket Launcher

    The Tornado-S multiple launch rocket system is the successor to the Smerch MLRS with improved tactical and technical characteristics.

  • NEWS IN BRIEF
    Rheinmetall modernising armoured recovery vehicles for the Dutch Army

    The Royal Netherlands Armed Forces have awarded Rheinmetall an order for the second phase of the modernisation of their fleet of Bergepanzer 3-B├╝ffel/Buffalo armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs).

  • Appointments

    Lt General Chandi Prasad Mohanty took over as the 42nd Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) and will take over on February 1, 2021.
    Lt General Shantanu Dayal took over as the first full Deputy Chief Capability Development and Sustenance (CD&S) at Army Headquarters...

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

    While the world is cancelling a host of leading shows, India has gone ahead with unmatched conviction and is organising Aero India 2021 with not even a fraction of change or an effect out of COVID-19