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  1. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Presidential standards to 5 Army T-90 regiments

    New Delhi, Oct 1 (PTI) Five T-90 armoured regiments of the Indian Army will receive the Presidential Standards, a rare honour, on October 19.

    President Pratibha Patil will present the Colours, a first for armoured regiments, at a parade to be held in Babina in Uttar Pradesh near Jhansi, an Army press release said here this evening.

    The five armoured regiment's of 'White Tiger' Armoured Division are 83, 12, 13, 15 and 19 Armoured Regiments.

    Army Chief General V K Singh would be present on the occasion with the Southern Army Commander in tow.

    Later in the day, the T-90 Division would take out a mounted parade for the President to review.

    "This will be a historical occasion as it will be the first time that five armoured regiments of an Armoured Division are presented the Colours together.

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    M113 Armored Personnel Carrier APC

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    ^^*facepalm* This is Indian Land force's thread.
     
  4. CONNAN

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    DSM Dyneema Selected as VIP Speaker at Armored Vehicles India Conference

    20:55 GMT, November 17, 2010 URMOND, NL | DSM Dyneema has been selected as a VIP Speaker at the upcoming Armored Vehicles India Conference which takes place in New Delhi from November 22nd to 24th 2010.

    Organized by Defence IQ, the event will involve a range of key note speakers and is expected to draw a high number of Indian military decision makers together with senior delegates from industry suppliers and end users.

    Central to this year’s conference will be India’s new Defence Procurement Procedure and its ambitious plans to build and acquire more than 2,000 Future Infantry Combat Vehicles. These developments are set to open up expanded opportunities for industry suppliers focused around maintenance, upgrading and procurement of armored vehicles.

    During the conference over 15 key note presentations will be given by senior military speakers from over seven different countries. On November 23rd, Josse Kunst, Vice President Life Protection Asia, DSM Dyneema will deliver a presentation illustrating how Dyneema ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers are contributing to better protection at reduced weight in armored vehicles in a range of applications with defence forces across the world. The presentation will outline the different grades of Dyneema available, their cost-effectiveness over the vehicle’s life cycle and why they are suited to key programs such as the Future Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICV), referencing other Indian successes such as OFB’s mine protected vehicle.

    In addition to speaking at the Armored Vehicles India conference, DSM Dyneema is also an official co-sponsor of the event.
     
  5. CONNAN

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    Defence down, Indian forces short of 15,000 officers

    A leadership crisis looms over India's defence forces. The army, navy and the air force face are short of over 15,000 officers, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. "In the army, there is a shortage of 12,510 officers. The navy is short of 1,747 officers and the IAF (Indian Air Force) is short of
    1,016 officers of its sanctioned strength," said Defence Minister A K Antony in a written reply.

    The authorised strength of officers in the army was 47,864 officers, in the navy 9,719 while the IAF has a sanctioned strength of 12,211 officers.

    Tough selection standards, difficult service conditions and people's belief that working for the armed forces is dangerous are some of the reasons for the shortfall, said Antony.

    He said a number of steps have been taken to do away with the shortage and attract a large number of youth to join the armed forces.

    Defence down, Indian forces short of 15,000 officers - Hindustan Times
     
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    Indian Army formulates requirements for FMBT

    NEW DELHI (PTI): The government Monday said the Army has formulated its requirements for a Future Main Battle Tank, which is likely to be developed by the year 2020.

    "Preliminary Staff Qualitative Requirement of Future Main Battle Tank has been formulated by the Army...It is likely to be developed by the year 2020," Defence Minister A K Antony told Lok Sabha in reply to a written query.

    For its future warfare requirements, the Army wants its futuristic tank to be lighter and more capable than that of the present ones in its inventory such as the T-90, Arjun and the T-72 tanks, he said.

    The Indian Army has over 3,000 tanks in its fleet, which includes a majority of Russian-origin T-72 and T-55, which are likely to be replaced in the near future.

    Indian Army formulates requirements for FMBT - Brahmand.com
     
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    Army's northern command gets new chief


    Jammu, Jan 1 (IANS) Lt Gen K.T Parnaik Saturday took over as General Officer Commanding-in-chief of the Indian Army's key northern command which guards the frontiers with Pakistan, Pakistan-administered Kashmir and China and is also engaged in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

    He succeeds Lt. Gen. B.S. Jaswal who retired Friday.


    Bringing with him a wealth of experience in both command and staff appointments and known for his expertise in counter-insurgency and high altitude warfare, Parnaik takes over the command at a time of tense relations between the army and the state government over the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.


    While the Omar Abdullah government favours the repeal of the special powers, which grant legal immunity to soldiers in this militancy-battered state, the army is opposed to the withdrawal.


    Army's northern command gets new chief
     
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    Using army against Maoists not desirable: Army chief

    NEW DELHI: Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh has said it "was not desirable" to use the armed forces in anti-Maoist operations as the Left-wing rebellion is being viewed "as a law and order and socio-economic problem".

    "We have held this as a belief, which even the Defence Minister (A.K. Antony) gave out, that the Left-wing extremism or the Maoist problem is more of a law and order and socio-economic problem to be handled by the local police forces and the central police forces. Army's moving into this was not desirable," Singh told All India Radio in an interview with senior journalist Kalyani Shankar.

    Gen. Singh said the army was providing assistance in training the police forces, the central police forces and the paramilitary forces.

    He said the army has offered names of people who can be advisors with the various states and guide them on how things can be done.

    "Retired officers basically and as I look at it, I think the whole situation can be tackled by these forces very well. However, in the long term, if something happens and if the government wants the army, well, we will accordingly gear ourselves for that particular task," he said.

    Using army against Maoists not desirable: Army chief - The Economic Times
     
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    BSF shoots intruder trying to enter India
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    Jammu, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian border guards Friday morning shot dead a suspected intruder trying to sneak into Indian territory from across the international border in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir even as Pakistani forces also opened fire, defence sources said.

    Border Security Force (BSF) troopers noticed suspicious movement in Pargwal sector along the international border, 40 km northwest of Jammu, at 4.15 a.m. On being challenged, the intruders fired at the BSF personnel manning the Rapura post in the area, the sources said.

    Pakistani Rangers manning the border on the other side also opened fire, which was apparently to provide cover fire to the intruders, the sources said, adding that the BSF retaliated.

    The exchange of fire lasted for about half-an-hour. One intruder was killed, the source said.

    The BSF is conducting searches in the area.

    BSF shoots intruder trying to enter India
     
  10. CONNAN

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    Tank Ex to be an Indian T-72 upgrade option
     
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    India is on course to revamp it's military machine in next few years to compete with China and keep Pakistan in dust.

    India is on course to revamp it's military machine in next few years to compete with China and keep Pakistan in dust. India is spending about 2.5 percent of it's GDP on defense, which is a huge amount compared to the other South Asian states. India's defence budget for the year 2010-11 was $32 billion and the defence budget for 2011-12 is roughly around $37 billion. This shows India's ambitious designs to be the super power of the 21st century in the region and beyond.

    India will spend around a whopping $120 billion in the next five years to revamp it's military. India has floated a global tender to add almost 126 fighter jets which reports now indicate that the numbers will increase to 196 fighter jets. This is the first time in the history of India that it has concluded a contract of this magnitude. Moreover, India will spend approximately $48 billion till 2017 on purchases of combat fighter jets, helicopters, transport and trainer aircraft. The Indian navy may also buy fighter jets and helicopters worth $7.5 billion till 2022. So it could be analysed that the next decade would seemingly bring revolutionary change in the Indian military.

    For many defence companies in Europe, India has already become their second-biggest market after the U.S. Europe's BAE Systems Plc has already won $803 million contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. for 57 Hawk jet trainers. Such collaboration would significantly improve the technological base of the Indian defence industry. India is also modernizing it's fleet of transport and attack helicopters. The Indian Air Force recently announced that it would acquire more than 230 choppers in the near future. Lockheed is also in talks with the Indian government to sell it's Sniper advanced targeting pods for fixed-wing aircraft. All these contracts involve transfer of technology to India. Such developments will give a major boost to India's already robust defence industry.

    The Indian military is also in negotiations with the U.S company to supply Hellfire Romeo missile and Longbow radar as part of a bid by Boeing to sell 22 Apache AH-64 helicopters to India. Lockheed is already implementing an order for supplying six Super Hercules planes in a deal worth about $1 billion. The company sealed the order in February 2008. The first plane was delivered to the Indian Air Force late last year and was inducted into the Indian Air Force on Feb. 7, 2011. The remaining planes will also be inducted in the IAF in the coming years. India is also heavily investing and heading towards the induction of the Ballistic Missile Defence Systems. Such highly advance systems would make Pakistani nukes of no use and of no threat. The Indian government is also in dialogue with Lockheed Martin Corp, for the sale of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile systems.

    The Indian Navy will add a few Scorpene submarines with the help of France's state-owned DCNS for an estimated total cost of $4.6 billion. These subs can stay sunken for about a week, making difficult for enemy radars to track and giving more room to the Indian navy in the Indian Ocean. India has also placed orders for aircraft carriers and will soon become a blue water navy with atleast 3 operational aircraft carrier battle groups. India has also purchased eight maritime-reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft from Boeing Co. for $2.1 billion in 2009, and the Indian government recently approved an order for another four. Such inductions would upgrade India's prying capabilities. It would also give the Indian navy strategic outreach in the Indian Ocean. In order to add more teeth to it's amphibious warfare capabilities, the Indian Navy is planning to induct four Landing Platform Docks to join the fleet alongside INS Jalashwa. These ships will be of 200 meters long and will be able to transport Main Battle tanks, heavy trucks, Armoured Personnel Vehicles and other heavy machinery. It would also be able to carry out operations of heavy-lift helicopters of the Navy. The four LPD's will also have a point missile defence system and a close-in weapon system to protect itself from enemy firing and aircraft.

    The Indian Army is making strides towards modernisation and is fast introducing high-tech and all-terrain infantrymen, including the Futuristic Infantry Solider as a System (F-INSAS). These soldiers will have the capability to fight in network centric warfare and electronic warfare environment. The Indian Army has recently floated a global tender for acquiring an integrated computer and communications system for its infantry men. The systems included mini-computers or laptops along with GPS and radio systems, which will be part of the F-INSAS programme. The entire process is likely to cost more than $3 billion. The F-INSAS programme was first announced in 2007. The first phase of acquiring and training infantrymen is likely to be over by the end of 2011. These futuristic soldiers will have a more lethal but lighter rifle, lighter but stronger bullet proof jacket and lighter boots, besides ultra modern gadgets to increase his efficiency in the modern warfare. Latest technologies like GPS, radio systems and computers in the form of mini-laptops, helmet-mounted pads or wristbands will enable soldiers to exchange important information with the chain of command under all conditions. The main idea of the F-INSAS programme is to augment the soldier's lethality, survival capacity and mobility.

    The Indian Army has also inducted it's first indigenously designed and developed Nishant unmanned aerial vehicles. The 15-foot-long Nishant has a wingspan of nearly 22 feet and a ceiling of around 11,800 feet. Maximum speed is around 115 mph and turnaround launches can be done within 20 minutes. Niashant is also joined with Lakshya, which has a range of 370 miles, a flight ceiling of 29,504 feet and a maximum speed of about 600 mph. such UAV's would enhance Indian army's surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, making things worse for Pakistan military. The Indian Army has recently issued a global tender for procurement of 400 towed artillery howitzers. It was recently revealed that trials on various kinds of guns would take place this summer, leading to their induction by end of 2012. India is already in an advanced stage of negotiations with the US for procuring over 145 ultra-light howitzers for their deployment in mountainous regions. Such induction is to deter Kargil type situation in future and also to meet any threat from China. In addition to that Lockheed Martin is also in talks with the Indian government to sell the Javelin shoulder fire missile system to the Indian Army. The potential contract for supplying 8,000 missiles and 300 command launchers could be valued at more than $1 billion.

    India has also acquired an Israeli RISAT-2 satellite that has day and night viewing capability. This satellite will keep a 24/7 watch over Pakistan even when the landmass is covered by a thick cloud cover. This capability puts the satellite in the class of what are often called spy satellites. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been developing it's very own Radar Sat at the cost of almost 400 million Indian rupees, that would be operational in few years and it would give India a technological edge in space.

    The level of funds India allocated for the revitalization of military capabilities reveals that Indian Military is on route to achieve complete status quo in South Asia. Induction of latest aircrafts and Air borne early warning systems will enhance India's air mobility, fire power, reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities. Such a capability is essential for quick and swift operations. India has also brought change in it's military's night time operation capabilities. Such a shift would shore up Indian Military's capacity to carry out day and night operations without any time impediment.

    It is too late for Pakistan to monitor India's Military's modernisation and come up with an adequate response. Pakistan is a failed state with an incapable military force. After the induction of nuclear weapons, wars have become limited, lethal and destructive. In such warfare, it is necessary to have hi-tech, swift and quick reaction weapons and strategies. Therefore, keeping in mind the changing strategic environment and India's technological advancement, India is en-route to developing and equipping it's military with the latest weapons and equipment.

    Defence News - India's Massive Military Mordenisation
     
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    Army Chief discusses op, training issues

    Chandigarh, Apr 5 (PTI) Army Chief General V K Singh today discussed operational and training issues with Lt Gen S R Ghosh, GOC-in-C of the Command. A defence release said Gen Singh also met participants of a two-day Tri Service Seminar on the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) conducted by the Western Command. He complimented the participants for their dedication and commitment to make the ECHS a success towards providing medical care to those in far flung areas. The release said that General Singh also inaugurated the Basantar Sainik Aramgrah in Sector 2 Panchkula. Gen Singh dedicated the 56-room complex to the heroes of the Indian Army who had devoted their lives to the service of the nation, it said. The complex will provide much-needed transit facilities to both outstations veterans and serving soldiers coming here for medical treatment or for various other requirements. Earlier, Gen Singh visited the Western Command headquarters at Chandimandir near here.

    Army Chief discusses op, training issues, IBN Live News
     
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    Arunachal home minister urge youths to join Army

    Itanagar, Apr 08 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh Home minister Tako Dabi has urged the youths of the state to join Army as it has been on a modernisation mode."I wish to see many of our youths as part of the Indian Army," he said while visiting the recently established Army Brigade Headquarters at Rayang in East Siang district yesterday.The minister went to review the security arrangements and progress on infrastructure for the defence forces.Dabi urged for conducting physical trainings for local youths from time to time to make them eligible for Army recruitment rallies, sources said.

    Arunachal home minister urge youths to join Army, IBN Live News
     
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    The Tank Ex is the latest Indian prototype main battle tank. It is also known as the Karna. This MBT uses chassis of the T-72M1 (Ajeya) and turret and weapon system of the Arjun. It was developed in 2002 as a private venture. It was intended to provide a solution for upgrading the Indian Army's ageing T-72M1 fleet. The Tank Ex successfully undergone six months of trials, however it was rejected by the Indian Army. At least two prototypes have been built.

    This main battle tank uses Kanchan heavy composite armor. It is broadly similar to the British Chobham. Explosive reactive armor blocks can be added for improved protection. Vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.

    The Tank Ex MBT is armed with a 120-mm rifled gun. This gun is loaded manually. This gun is capable of launching Israeli LAHAT anti-tank guided missiles in the same manner as ordinary projectiles. Ammunition is stored in the turret bustle, separated from the crew. Turret bustle is fitted with blow off panels. It is a significant protective feature over the T-72 design with it's carousel-type autoloader. The Tank Ex is fitted with upgraded Arjuns fire control system.

    Secondary armament consists of coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun, and 12.7-mm roof-mounted machine gun.

    Vehicle is powered by a diesel engine, developing 1 000 hp. The same engine is used on improved Ajeya MBTs. It is worth mentioning that the Tank Ex is significantly lighter than the Arjun. it also has a lower silhouette. This tank is fitted with auxiliary power unit, which powers main systems, when the engine is turned off.
     
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    Wreckage Of Army Dhruv Found, Four Dead


    Tragic news. The Army Aviation Corps HAL Dhruv helicopter which went missing yesterday, had crashed. The wreckage was found this morning. All four personnel on board lost their lives. My deepest condolences to their families and the Army. R.I.P.

    Livefist: Wreckage Of Army Dhruv Found, Four Dead
     

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