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SP's Land Forces - Issue 4 - 2022

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Issue Features

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    Indian Artillery Modernisation
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Regiment of Artillery is presently engaged in modernising in terms of equipment and support systems under the ‘Make in India’ initiative

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    Trends in Artillery Weapons
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Militaries around the world are constantly seeking extension of range of weapons, volume and accuracy of fire

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    Israeli Defence Minister’s Visit to India
    By Ranjit Kumar

    As both nations marked 30 years of excellent ties, visit of the Israeli Defence Minister gave an opportunity to review the full range of India-Israel relations and reiterate their commitment to expanding cooperation for the security & prosperity of both nations

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    Indo-Israel Defence Cooperation
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    There is a broad consensus between both the countries on further strengthening the bilateral strategic relations and have adopted a ‘vision statement’ which will pave the way for defence cooperation in the future.

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    PP-15 Disengagement is No Loss to China
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Chinese side has pulled back northeast of PP-17A while the Indian troops have pulled back to PP-17. In between is the no-patrol zone which means that India troops can no more patrol up to PP-15.

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    What Type of Light Tank Does India Need?
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    There is no denying the need of Light Tank but is there prudence in going for a 25 tonne with similar firepower as T-90 and capable of floatation? It would compromise on protection and other basic fighting features, no matter how much you may load it with Artificial Intelligence (AI), surveillance drones and/or loitering munition.

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    Self-sufficiency is a Strategic Imperative for India Now: COAS
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Pande visited Ammo India 2022 for a special session

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    Army Chief Visits Nepal
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    General Manoj Pande’s visit to Nepal was largely ceremonial though it did provide an opportunity to review bilateral defence relations and explore new avenues of cooperation

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    Army Chief Visits Dimapur

    General Manoj Pande visited HQ 3 Corps at Rangapahar Military Station, Dimapur on August 19, 2022. During the visit, he was accompanied by Lt General R.P. Kalita, GOC-in–C Eastern Command.

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    Quick Reaction SAM System Successfully Tested

    DRDO and Indian Army have successfully completed six flight-tests of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from Integrated Test Range.

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    DRDO Test Fires Indigenously Developed Laser-Guided ATGMs

    Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank Arjun by DRDO and Indian Army with support of Armoured Corps Centre & School on August 4, 2022.

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    Indo–US Special Forces Exercise

    The 13th Edition of the annual India - USA Joint Special Forces Exercise VAJRA PRAHAR 2022 culminated at Bakloh (HP) on August 28, 2022.

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    Vietnam–India Bilateral Exercise

    Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise VINBAX 2022 concluded at Chandimandir with an impressive display of Multi Agency HADR demonstration.

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    New Chief of DRDO Distinguished scientist Dr Samir V. Kamat, Director General Naval Systems & Materials (NS & M) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO.
    New Commandant of Army AD College Lt General U.V. Talur took over as Commandant of Army Air Defence College, Gopalpur on August 1, 2022.

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    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    Regiment of Artillery celebrate their 195th ‘Gunners Day’ on September 28 and thus the 2 lead articles in this issue by Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd) are dedicated to the vital role played by this arm in the battlefield.